Destin Area Saltwater Boat Ramps
Includes Okaloosa & Walton County
Fishing Destin Guide©

Boat Ramps on the Choctawhatchee Bay,
East of the mid-bay Bridge

A local's guide to fishing around Destin and the Florida Panhandle    

Destin Boat Ramps -  East of the mid-bay bridge on the Choctawhatchee Bay

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Secondary boat ramps  - East of the Mid-Bay Bridge
These ramps have restrictions that may make them unsuitable for some boats.

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Alaqua South Boat Ramp

(Portland Park)
3609 State Highway 20 West
Portland, FL

GPS: N 30 30.768  W 086 11.582

Fee: None

Completely renovated in 2010, this is an
excellent single lane, concrete ramp with
boarding docks on both side of the ramp.
Located on Alaqua Creek south of the Hwy 20
bridge, provides access to Alaqua bayou. Has
a dock, covered pavilion with grills, picnic
tables. Parking for around 20 vehicles.

Last updated: 2017
Alaqua Park (North) Boat Ramp

(north of the Hwy20/Alaqua Creek bridge)
16 John Sims Lane (3266 hwy 20 W)
Freeport, FL  

N 30 30.768    W 086 11.182

Fee: None

Excellent concrete ramp located just north of
the Hwy 20 Bridge over Alaqua Creek. Picnic
area, Porta Potti, and covered pavilion. with
paved parking for about 10-15
vehicles/trailers. Has wooden dock along
Alaqua Creek.

Parking for 15+ vehicles

Last updated: 2017
Basin Bayou Boat Ramp

(Nick's Seafood Boat Ramp)
7585 West Hwy 20
Freeport, FL  32439

N  30 29.205  W 086 15.046

Fee: None

Privately owned, single paved ramp at Nick's
Seafood next to the Hwy 20/Basin Bayou
bridge.  You must go under the Hwy 20 bridge
to get to Basin Bayou, vertical clearance varies
from 3 to 6'. Use of ramp is normally free of
charge, check at Nick's Seafood Restaurant.
(Nick's Seafood Restaurant)  Call (850)
835-2222 for information and hours of
Parking for 15+ vehicles
Last updated: 2017
Choctaw Beach Boat Ramp

12481 State Highway 20 West
Choctaw Beach, FL

GPS: N 30 28.623 W 086 19.875

Fee: None

Single lane concrete boat ramp on the
northern side of Choctawhatchee Bay.
Unimproved parking area in park for about
20-25 vehicles. Park is operated by Walton
County and has a bathroom and picnic area.

Last updated: 2017
Cessna Landing Boat Ramp

N CR 393
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459
GPS: N 30 23.922 W 86 13.730
Fee: None
An excellent single, 2 lane concrete boat ramp
renovated in May 2011. Both sides of ramp
have L shaped loading docks, as well as a
sandy beach area to land your boat on.  This
new ramp is angled to give more room to
maneuver your boat once launched. . This
Walton County park has bathrooms, a
playground, basketball court, a picnic area
with covered tables, grills,and a fishing
arking for about 15 vehicles with
trailers, additional parking for single
Last updated: 2017
Fisherman's Cove Marina Boat Ramp

655 Marina Village Blvd
Freeport, FL 32439
(850) 835-2035

GPS : N 30 28.372 W 86 8.385

Fee: None, open to public

New boat ramp on the west side of Alaqua
Bayou just southwest of Freeport.
Non-ethanol fuel.36 boat slips for lease with
water & power. Marina store,restaurant, diesel
fuel coming soon. Hours:
Friday thru Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm,
Tuesday thru Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Last updated: 2011
Thomas Pilcher Park (Hwy 331
Bridge) Boat Ramps

Hwy 331
Freeport, FL 32439

GPS : N 30  W 86

Fee: None, open to public
Opened in 2017, has 4 concrete boat ramps
with loading docks. Real nice park, amenities
include a 380' fishing pier under the Hwy 331
bridge, public bathrooms, electric outlets,
picnic pavilions, fresh water wash down,
fishing platform on the west side of Hwy 331.

Last updated: Jan 5, 2018
Alaqua Drive Launch

South End, Alaqua Drive
Freeport, FL  32439

N 30 29.280 W 086 29.448

Fee: None

Launch area for kayaks, canoes, etc. No
Ramp. Parking for 2-3 vehicles
Bay Circle Drive Boat Ramp

Bay Circle Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

N 30 23.900   W 086 16.992

Fee: None

Single lane boat ramp located at the end of
Bay Circle Drive. In rough shape. Limited
parking for 1- 2 vehicles on side of road.
Don Bishop Road Boat Ramp

1410 Don Bishop Road (North end Don
Bishop Rd)
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

GPS: N 30 23.900  W 086 16.748

Fee: None

Single lane unimproved boat ramp located at
the end of Don Bishop Road on the south
side of ramp, better ones close by. No
designated parking area, private property on
either side of ramp.
No turnaround area, you must back up several
hundred feet.
Hwy 393 Boat Ramp

3198 N CR 393 (North end Hwy 393)
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

GPS: N 30 25.158  W 086 13.672

Fee: None

Single lane, newly constructed concrete boat
ramp designated parking, small pad on west
side of road for backing into and turning
around. Private property on either side of ramp.
Four Mile Creek Boat Ramp

CR 83 (E Bay Loop Rd)/Four Mile Creek Bridge
Freeport, FL

GPS : N 30 29.506 W 86 8.402

Fee: None

Renovated in 2010, ramp is an excellent wide
single lane concrete ramp. Paved parking for
9 vehicles with trailers, boarding docks, and
lights. The ramp ends at the end of the docks,
so be aware of that. Operated by the City of
Legion Park Boat Ramp

119 Crest Drive
Destin, FL  32550

GPS: N 30 23.13.22  W 086 21.527

Fee: None

Single lane concrete ramp that ends just after
entering the water. Located on the south side
of Choctawhatchee Bay, water is very shallow
here. Probably only good for launching
shallow draft boats. Parking for about 10-15
vehicles with trailers. Walton County operated
park that has picnic tables, bathrooms,
playground, basketball court, shuffleboard
Point Washington Boat Ramp

492 N Eden Park Drive (North end of CR 395
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

GPS: N 30 23.701  W 086 11.721

Fee: None

Single lane, concrete/packed sand boat ramp.
Renovated in 2011. A loading dock was built
on the east side of the ramp and another nice
dock on the west side.  The road/approaches
has been newly paved with marked parking
area for about 5-8 vehicles with trailers on the
east side of CR 395. No bathroom or other
facilities. Walton County operated ramp.
Shipyard Road Boat Ramp

South end, Shipyard Road
Freeport , FL

GPS: N 30 29.180  W 086 08.198

Fee: None

Excellent paved single lane ramp located
intersection of Four Mile & Lafayette Creek at
the north end of LaGrange Bayou. The boat
ramp is actually on Lafayette Creek. Paved
parking for 8 vehicles with trailers. Bathrooms,
trash receptacles available. A seawall runs
along the length of Lafayette Creek. One
covered picnic area. Operated by the City of
Pitts Bayshore Drive Boat Ramp

Freeport, FL  32439

GPS: N 30 25.787  W 86 07.238

Fee: None

Unimproved landing on the southern end of
Black Creek. No designated boat ramp but
looks like small boats could be launched
there from the shore.
East Hewett Road Boat Ramp

North end of East Hewett Road
Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

GPS: N 30 23.900 W 086 16.748

No Fee

Packed gravel single lane ramp with shallow
water around it. Not for big boats, shallow
draft only. Located on the north end of  E
Hewett Rd, on the south side of
Choctawhatchee Bay.  No designated parking
area, could get 1 -2 vehicles on the side of the
ramp/road. Land to the east belongs to
Walton County.
Live Oak Landing Boat Ramp

229 Pitts Ave
Freeport, FL 32439
(877) 436-5063

GPS: N 30 36.383  W 86 01.412

Fee: None, registered campers only, NOT
open to the public

Located near the mouth of Black Creek near
Rushing Cutoff, nice concrete boat ramp
located within the Live Oak Landing RV park.
Parking for about 6-8 vehicles with trailers at
the ramp.
Ft Rucker Rec Area Boat Ramp
(Eglin AFB property)
West Hwy 20
Choctaw Beach

GPS: N  30 28.546  W 086 18.779

A 37-acre recreation site that dates back to the
early 1940s. Wiped out by Hurricane Opal in
1995 I believe and has not been reopened.