Destin Packing List for your Vacation

Located in Northwest Florida and surrounded by the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, lies a tropical paradise called Destin. Destin is world famous for its fishing fleet, watersports, scuba diving, sightseeing, boating and a beach that is beautiful and distinctive to our area. The sand on the beach is extremely fine, soft and remarkably cool on the feet. If you’re looking for a tropical get-away right here in the United States, Sandpiper Cove in Destin is the vacation destination for you. You obviously want to bring the essentials like a bathing suit and sandals, but there are other items you may consider adding to the list.


It’s frustrating to forget clothes at home. Destin is warm most of the year, but we have cool evenings in the winter.

  • Bathing suits- It couldn’t hurt to bring more than one bathing suit, especially for back-to-back trips to the beach. A few bathing suits, a second for back-to-back beach trips.
  • Tank tops, shorts, capris – you’ll want to bring at least a few pairs during the summer.
  • Bring semi-formal wear if you’re planning a nice dinner by the water or an evening show.
  • Sandal or flip-flops.
  • Sundresses
  • Hiking or running shoes for trails.
  • Sun hat or visor
  • Sunglasses are a must.
  • Light jacket or coat for chilly evenings or wintertime.
  • Beach & Watersports Items
  • Beach towels or blankets.
  • Beach bag or cart
  • Cooler
  • Water bottles
  • Snorkeling gear, goggles and fins if you’re into snorkeling
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Camera or GoPro
  • An appropriate SPF sunscreen


  • ID/passport
  • Cash/Credit & Debit cards
  • Books/Magazines/eReader
  • Supplies for baby
  • Travel documents
  • Maps/Travel guides

Your Destin vacation would not be complete without a stay at the Sandpiper Cove. Our beautiful vacation rentals are just unique as the Destin area and will make your next getaway your most memorable one yet. With a great central location in the heart of Destin and steps from the beach, you’ll be able to explore all of the area’s most sought-after attractions.