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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Day at the beach!!!

The beach is very clean , beautiful white sand and the water is so gorgeous. We had such a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stevenallen K
Farmington, United States

This was a great stop on our beach vacation. Be aware that you do have to pay to enter, however... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cookeville, Tennessee
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“beautiful beach” (183 reviews)
“nature trail” (41 reviews)
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach is very clean , beautiful white sand and the water is so gorgeous. We had such a wonderful time , just relaxing and listening to the water and birds sing.

Thank Stevenallen K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great stop on our beach vacation. Be aware that you do have to pay to enter, however there are no spring breakers or college kids partying here.

Thank Jenniferleigh95
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beach is clean and not very crowded. Right next to the Surf Bar that has drinks and lite fare. Nice. Bathrooms were clean and accessible. Parking is ample. Several large pavilions.

1  Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love all the beaches in Destin. Henderson has easy access and tons of parking which is not the case for many of the beaches. Pristine clear water and sugar white sand!!!! What more could you ask for?

Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice park staff, campgrounds beautifully maintained ... looks just like the online photos. Unfortunately the site is located between condos, a major, very busy highway and a military air base with flights all day long into the night. We had to sleep with earplugs and...More

Thank Ted A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, preserved, quiet beach. This state park sits right on the beach. It offers restroom facilities and picnic areas. Plenty of room to walk, play, and swim. There is a daily parking fee of $6, free to go in and out throughout the day though...More

Thank Megan F
Reviewed 4 days ago

when the season gets busy the Park usually still has plenty of parking and the facilities are great if you go for the day. Can be really busy on holidays so go early!

Thank leedfl2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Somehow, condo HOAs have managed to convince their State to make enjoying the Public beaches a form of trespassing. If you can get TO the beach, you will find the masses huddled on a spit about 50 feet wide BETWEEN the hallowed condo grounds. By...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The emerald coast is one unlike any other. At the sun's peak the water shimmers and the sand loves your feet.

Thank Yogi A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This state park is well run, staffed, and maintained. Great camp sites with clean bathrooms. Nice trails and boardwalks to beach. Nice pavilions to grill out or have a family gathering. The Beach is amazing with stunning waters.

Thank avidtrvlrUsa
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a place where we can rent bikes and ride around in the park?
12 April 2017|
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Response from storms01 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing anything like that where we were.
William L
Are you allowed to surf fish?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Outlaw2016 | Reviewed this property |
believe so.
Is there parking at the state park?
17 January 2017|
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Response from tauntetootie | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking