|Fishing Destin Guide©
Norreigo Point Construction
Known as the "luckiest fishing village", Destin is the home to some of the best saltwater fishing in the United States. The 100 Fathom (600' depth) Curve of the Gulf of
Mexico draws closerto Destin than any other spot in Florida. This, along with Destin's close proximity to the East Pass and the Gulf of Mexico, allows quick access
to the Gulf of Mexico's fishing bounty. The purpose of this site is to acquaint a new fisherman to the Destin area - our local facilities, fish, waters and fishing
methods. Tight lines and
Norreigo Point Construction:
If you have driven over the Destin bridge lately you have seen the
construction ongoing at the entrance to the Destin Harbor. Known as the
Norriego Point Restoration and Recreation project, this project is funded
from the Deepwater Horizon disaster funds with a price tag of
$10,228,130. The projecdt will pemanently stabilize the point and a public
park will be built.
The overall project includes three components:
beach and dune restoration, and
Stabilization began in October 2017 and is expected to be complete in the
spring of 2018. This includes re-establishing Norriego Point to its
post-Army Corps of Engineers dredging condition (1999), adding
approximately five acres of upland sand to the point by dredging the East
Pass Channel, armoring the point with sheet piling and large armor stone,
rehabilitating T-groins and existing embayments, and adding one
Beach and dune restoration is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.
Recreation improvements are to be completed in the spring of 2019.
Recreation improvements will include the addition of paved parking, public
restrooms, an ADA shelter, a boardwalk around the point with three dune
walkovers and a bird habitat.