Tents or "canopies" with four legs are no longer permitted on our private beach. Motorcycles, RVS, trailers and buses are restricted on property. At this time complimentary upgrades are not available. Guests must be 25 or older to check in. We highly recommend booking your transportation needs in advance due to limited availability. Learn more here.


Never Miss a Game: Football Season at Hilton Sandestin Beach

When planning a fall beach vacation, travelers have certain priorities that remain top of mind. Their destination of choice must have lovely views, comfortable rooms, delicious food…and a place to watch football!

At Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, we offer all that and more. Our hotel near Destin, Florida is home to some of the best beach views on the Gulf of Mexico, and we have a variety of dining outlets and resort amenities any traveler is sure to enjoy.

And speaking of football, we’ve got all the bells and whistles to help you keep up with your favorite teams while on your fall beach vacation.

Where to Watch

Venture outside your room and check out our big screen TVs at Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill on gameday. Barefoot’s is located on our pool deck and it’s the perfect place to enjoy sun, sand and some football all at once. Sandcastles Lounge is another great place to watch a big game. Located just inside the pool deck, Sandcastles Lounge has a large, wall-to-wall TV screen and comfortable chairs and couches where you can sit back, relax (depending on the score!), and enjoy a game.

What to Eat

What’s a football game without some snacks? Sandcastles Lounge offers a variety of food and beverages for you to enjoy during the game. Try the chicken wings or a burger, and wash it down with a craft beer flight full of our favorite local brews. Barefoot’s Beachside Bar & Grill even offers a special game day menu with comfort food and college team-themed cocktails like the Fighting Tiger, Gator Chomp and more. These specialty cocktails provide the perfect opportunity for you to parade around your team’s colors in a cup! The special menu is rolled out over Labor Day weekend to coincide with the kickoff of college football season, and it runs until the season comes to an end.

Don’t Forget Your Gear!

Forgot to bring your lucky team t-shirt? Don’t worry! Our hotel in Destin, Florida is conveniently close to a variety of shopping outlets and grocery stores where you can stock up on apparel. Head to Publix at Grand Boulevard — they often have shirts, shorts, and koozies with your team’s logo!

Join us this fall for a beach vacation, and take advantage of all the amenities we provide to help you keep up with your favorite college football teams. Are you ready for some football?


Destin Voted “Best Beach” by the readers of USA Today!

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award (2021)

Traveler Review Award (2021)

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Traveler Review Award (2021)

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