Resort Amenities

Few other resorts can compare with the diversity and selection found at The Resorts of Pelican Beach. Exercise and fitness centers are located in each building which makes it convenient to maintain your exercise program while enjoying paradise! In season, enjoy a snack at the poolside deli and provisions shop, or cool off with a frosty beverage at the beachfront bar. Tennis courts, a video game room and two spas are guaranteed to keep every member of the family entertained.

Pelican Beach Cafè 

You're on vacation. First requirement: convenient and easy, please. The last thing you want - or need - is to get in your car to find your first cup of coffee, a cooked-to-order breakfast or hearty lunch. The newly-opened Pelican Beach Café is the perfect choice to indulge your vacation attitude.

Located on the ground level on the Pelican Beach Resort, this elegant yet unpretentious eatery can’t be beat. The motif of the Pelican Beach Café reflects the relaxed vibe and ambiance of our beachside resort. Uncluttered, fresh and unhurried.

You'll quickly find "your favorite spot" to relax and begin your day … just the way you want. "Dine-in" and enjoy the views across our tropical pool deck and gardens while relaxing in our cool retreat. Better yet, enjoy your culinary treats at a gulf front table and soak in the amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Our ideas about dining are similar to your ideals for a vacation. What you want, your way. In the Pelican Beach Café, there is so much to choose from and you’ll never be stuck for choices.

Ease into your morning with freshly-baked muffins, pastries, cinnamon rolls and hot cup of freshly brewed Community Coffee®. Our signature Hattie's Hot Breakfast features made-to-order omelets, flaky biscuit sandwiches, pancakes hot off the grill, and much more.

When it's time to turn the corner towards lunch and the afternoon, the Pelican Beach Café offers savory salads, juicy burgers, Nathan’s Famous® hot dogs, freshly baked pizza, seafood specialties including grilled shrimp, salmon, and crab cakes. Kid’s choices such as grilled cheese and PB&J’s are always available, and save room for dessert. Dippin Dots® Ice Cream, Florida key-lime pie, brownies, and cookies are all available for the sweet tooth!

You'll always find a welcoming smile and relaxing attitude at the Pelican Beach Café!

Seasonal Hours

March through October
Monday through Sunday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

November through January 3

January 11 through February 28
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4:00pm to 7:00pm


See our Events & Current Menus

The Tiki Bar

Don't forget to stop by Pelican Beach’s newly remodeled tiki bar! Located directly off the beach, you can easily walk up to this easy going spot to grab a snack and your beverage of choice!

Pelican Beach’s tiki bar is a full cocktail bar offering wine, beer, spirits, frozen drinks, and virgin daiquiris for the kids. Sip a Piña Colada on the beach as you perfect your tan or hang out on the deck and enjoy live music and a Margarita.

If you need a quick snack, the tiki bar offers Nathan’s Famous® hot dogs, chips, and Dippin Dots® Ice Cream. Forgot your sunscreen? No problem! The tiki bar also offers a selection of Tommy Bahama beach retail items and sun-lotions.

The tiki bar is open every day from 12 noon until 7 p.m., so make sure to drop by for a cool beverage, tasty snack, and all around good vibes!

Seasonal Hours

Spring Break through October
Monday through Sunday: 10:00am to ? (will remain open as business and weather allows)

November through Early March

Seasonal food and beverage service is available on the beach!


Beachside Food & Beverage Menu

Fitness Center

Fitness centers are located in the Pelican Beach Resort building and The Terrace building. Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, daily. Stationary bicycles, step machines, treadmills and various other exercise equipment.

Beach Service

Beach Services at the Resorts of Pelican Beach is provided by La Dolce Vita, (866) 651-1869. Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from March 1 through October 31.

If you love the idea of having someone else put out a beach chair and umbrella for you, you’re at the right place! You can rent them at any time during your stay from the friendly beach service attendant. For added value be sure to check out some of the great money saving weekly packages offered by La Dolce Vita.

Watch the world go as you sip a cocktail on the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Looking for a little more excitement? Pick out a paddleboard or kayak and check the vantage on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico! No matter what your idea of a dream vacation, the Resorts of Pelican Beach delivers.

On this special stretch of beach in Destin, guests and owners can now enjoy top-quality beach set-ups including umbrella & chair rentals, kayak rentals, and paddleboards.


The Pelican Beach Cafè offers their full lunch menu for take-out or delivery by beach-side server deliver it directly to your beach chair. Please look for our servers to place your order!


The Pelican Beach Tiki Bar will even mix up an exotic tropical beverage which you can order and have a beach-side server deliver it directly to your beach chair. Paradise truly has spectacular service!

Beach Policies

All beach services are managed by La Dolce Vita under agreement with the Pelican Beach Resort Owners' Association. Policies are applicable to all guests and owners of the resort. Beach set-ups may be rented directly on the beach the day of, based on availability. To reserve a beach setup in advance or for more information, please call (866) 651-1869 or reserve online.

• Due to changing tides and weather conditions, beach setup placement may vary without notice.

The use of personal beach equipment (including chairs, umbrellas, etc.) is allowed, but they cannot be placed in front of beach service setups. Personal beach equipment may be placed in back of setups and may not be left overnight.

Professional beach services is provided by La Dolce Vita

The beach service attendants are always working to ensure that our spectacular powder white beach remains safe and clean. The hospitable and attentive La Dolce Vita beach service attendants are happy to assist guests with rentals of beach-side lounge chairs and umbrellas. To rent any of the items listed below, see the beach attendant at the end of the main boardwalk. Please settle any charges with the beach attendant before you check out. Sales tax not included.

Please call (866) 651-1869 or reserve online to pre-order you set-ups or with any questions or concerns during your stay.


Beach rental rates are seasonal and subject to change without notice. Tax not included in the above prices. No weather-related refunds. Charis are set up rain or shine. All water sport rentals include U.S.C.G. approved lifejackets, and necessary gear, this includes the safety checks and land lesson.

Video Game Room

Located on the ground floor of the Pelican Beach Resort building. Hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The Video Game Room is ready to challenge your skill!

Swimming Pools, Kiddie Pools, & Hot Tub Spas

Pelican Beach Resort building and The Terrace building. Go for a swim in one of the three adult pools (gulf front, lakefront, or indoor/outdoor) and let your tots play safely in the shallow kiddie pool. An adult must accompany children under the age of 14 while in the pool area. Infants must have rubber pants, please! Hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Please note, the Pelican Beach Resort swimming pools availability and hours may be affected by the Property Improvement Project underway. Please see our Current Amenities Update for the latest information.

Tennis Courts

Two courts are locataed on upper level of parking garage of Pelican Beach Resort. Equipment not provided. Hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


Pelican Beach Resort building and The Terrace building.

Washers and Dryers

In the Pelican Beach Resort building, all two bedroom units have washer & dryers. Coin operated laundry facilities are located on each floor near center stairwell. In The Terrace building, all units have washer & dryers. Coin operated facilities are located on the first floor near lobby.

Outdoor Grills

Gas grills are provided near the pool area at Pelican Beach Resort and The Terrace at Pelican Beach. Please contact front desk for use of operation. Gas grills await your menu!