Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Named No. 9 on the Top Ten USA Beaches list, this popular beach park is located on a 199-acre barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico and features more than a mile of unspoiled beach. Enjoy fishing, sunbathing, shelling, birding, picnicking, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving on the natural hard-bottom reef just offshore.
Resident eagles, ospreys, owls and other woodland species make room every fall for the migratory shore birds along the beach and in the natural hammock at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Watch for dolphins in the Gulf near the beach and in Wiggins Pass. Bring your binoculars and cameras; there will be plenty of opportunities to use both.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass Amenities
Amenities include grills, picnic areas, drinking fountains, bicycle racks, restrooms with wheelchair access and outdoor showers. Beach wheelchairs are also available for reservation by the park. A concessions stand in parking lot No. 4 offers food, drinks and ice cream for purchase, as well as paddleboard, kayak, canoe, umbrella and beach chair rentals.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass Parking
There is access to the beach from six parking lots via a system of connecting trails and boardwalks. Admission is $4 per vehicle carrying one passenger, $6 per vehicle carrying 2-8 passengers, or $2 per pedestrian, bicyclist or extra passenger. Boat ramp fee is $5 plus tax in addition to the admission fee.
Near Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort – 1.5 miles
Inn at Pelican Bay – 3.2 miles
Paragon Pavilion movie theater – 3.2 miles
Mercato – 3.7 miles
Whole Foods Market – 3.7 miles