East Jetty Beach is located at the base of the east jetty in the Destin pass before you enter the gulf. East Jetty Beach is your go-to destination for snorkeling and fishing.
At the end of the jetties (on the harbor side) is an area perfect for snorkeling and seeing fish of all kinds as fish are attracted to the rocks and the algae and nutrients that grow on them! Several larger tour boats take their passengers here to snorkel, so experience the freedom of renting your own double-decker boat and do it yourself!
High tide is the best time to snorkel as the water will be most clear. In addition to snorkeling, East Jetty Beach is also a prime spot to fish. It gets pretty shallow close to shore, so you can walk or swim in with a pole and fish off the jetties themselves.
Lots of fish school through the Destin Pass with the tide changes including Spanish mackerel, bluefish, redfish, pompano, ladyfish, whiting, and more. Types of fish and success will depend on the time of year and time of day, however you’ll almost always see people fishing off the jetties.
All in all, whether you’re looking to go snorkel, fish, or just hang out in a different location, East Jetty Beach is great for adventure of all kinds.