Okaloosa Island, Destin & Walton County

This is a place for beach visitors to check beach conditions and post their personal observations of the latest beach conditions. When beach visitors post in the comments section below it improves the June Grass Report by vastly expanding the number of beaches that can be covered daily. Beach visitors who want to include pictures with their reports should email them to junegrasspics AT gmail DOT com, for posting on the main page. Please note that reports made on this page will not appear on the automated FB or Twitter feeds. You must subscribe to comments to get email updates from this page.

Beach report guidelines:

1.) Please include the following information: location, your estimation of the Grossness Index level, time of day, wind direction, tide, critters observed, water temp, weather, etc.

2.) The June Grass Report does NOT do predictions. However, you may politely ask our residents and long-term readers for updates or opinions.

3.) Please know the difference between seaweed and June Grass before posting an update. If you don’t know please email pics of the suspect marine flora to the address above. It would be helpful for us to have example pics of both seaweed and June Grass.

4.) Updates and comments are appreciated. Complaints are not. Keep it civil. I do this for free because I feel like it. I individually moderate ALL comments and I delete the rude/abusive ones. Also, I will not approve updates that are not for the locations listed in the title of this page because I am trying to make it easier for visitors to find information about specific beaches/locations. Please don’t post the same comment repeatedly: I will moderate it soon.

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  1. Okaloosa Island was very nice today. No june grass. Unless someone reports every morning, june grass report is kind of like traffic – unpredictable and can change at any time any place. I still have to go check for myself…

  2. Can anyone report the June Grass situation in Seagrove, Seaside or anywhere along 30A??
    Arriving tomorrow!

    • Clear water at Miramar Beach and Henderson Beach State Park 7/5/18. A little bit of June Grass at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island, about a 1-2.

  3. Clear water at okaloosa in front of the holiday in .

    • terri wohner

      My family is staying at destin West July 21 thru July 27. Would love to hear reports daily of June grass if possible! Thank you! Last year was really bad but we love
      the condo & all the pools & Boardwalk that is nearby so we come back regardless of water but still very interested to hear update! 😊

  4. Jack Jr Johnson

    Seagrove Beach is socked in. 5-7 on the index

    • Oh no. Staying in Seagrove 7/7-7/14. How long has it been like this? 5-7 index is not good news!:-/

  5. Anyone on oakaloosa island around the Nautilus? How’s the water looking? Thanks

  6. Water fairly clear. Just a few bits of grass in front of Emerald Isle Condos & Beach Access 5, FWB

  7. How is the June Grass factor near the Best Western Fort Walton Beach? And thank you for any updates.

  8. Last two days crystal clear in minimar beach. Big waves and undertow yesterday

    • Jamey Vibbert

      Thats great news! I will be rolling in next Friday, we have had so so years at Miramar but it seems that stretch of beach seems to escape alot of the grass, I’m hoping thats the case this year as well.

  9. Will be in Seagrove Beach 7/7 – 7/14. Hoping June
    Grass decides not to crash our vacation that week!

  10. Rachel Atkinson

    Does anyone know what the water is like close to Crystal Sands in Destin? Any June grass?

  11. We will be coming to Fort Walton July 14th. I am really hoping this clears up. Saw some pictures today on Instagram from a family member that’s down there this week and I’ve never seen it so bad. It’s even piling up on the beach! How long does this typically take to clear up?

    • Varies. It has definitely been that bad before

    • Was down there about 3-4 years ago on the 4th of July and it was so bad the water would not push it. I have also been down there (Okaloosa) and have grass when we got there and by the end of the week it be nice . Still my favorite place on the panhandle.

  12. Anybody have report on Okaloosa island beaches near the Holiday inn resort?

    • We just got home from that area yesterday. It was terrible. My husbands bathing suit pockets were filled with softball size globs within 5 minutes. It was so thick that there were dead fish all over the beach. Hopefully it will clear up soon.

  13. Is Ft. Walton Beach around the Marriott clear today?

  14. Will be in Destin on the 30th of June hope we don’t see this

  15. Ft Walton beach is a 7 of 10 today. its really starting to pile up on the beach where we are staying. Not enjoyable at all.

  16. Any reports for Walton County today?

  17. Jack Jr Johnson

    The Seagrove Beach skycam shows CLEAR and CALM. T-minus 19…..

  18. Santa Rosa Beach is nice today. Not much June Grass at all. I would rate it a 1 at the most. Water is much calmer than yesterday as well. Yellow flags flying. A Monday at the beach is better than any other Monday.

  19. Heading to Inlet Beach today. Any reports on the water?

  20. Jamey Vibbert

    Thank you so much for not only keeping this going but also for making changes and improvements. I’m a Miramar Beach guy myself, that is usually where we visit each year, I will be in town July 6th and will hopefully have clear water, I will post reports once I arrive.

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