Emerald Coast Filming Locations and Permitting

The Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast features an array of film locations to give your next production a true sense of place. From beaches to farms, military bases to performing arts centers, the Emerald Coast Film Commission can help you find the perfect spot for your next shoot. Plus, we’ll even help you navigate the permitting process, so there’s one less thing to worry about.

Destin is an excellent film location for luxury resorts and salty local bars. It’s also home to North America’s largest commercial fishing fleet. Each October, the town celebrates their oneness with the water with the Destin Fishing Rodeo, complete with weigh-ins and a festival. Golf courses and water sports provide ample opportunities for recreation shots.

Capture your audience with the downtown flavor in Fort Walton Beach. Lively breweries, ancient relics, and bayfront parks are sure to lend a sense of excitement and wonder to your production.

Okaloosa Island is another location that’s ideal for capturing recreation on film. Kite boarders fly above the waves, while anglers reel in big ones off the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier. Beachfront dining scenes and resorts with picturesque pools are perfect for lifestyle shoots.

While the Emerald Coast is known for the beach life, Okaloosa County is much more than that. Whether you’re filming a rural farm scene or an action-packed military base scene, like in “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon,” it’s the place to be.

The Emerald Coast Film Commission acts as your virtual scout, with comprehensive galleries of all the best film locations in the area. Browse media galleries, submit your request for film permits, and start planning your shoot on the Emerald Coast today.