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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Best beach in Destin

We're locals and this is always our go-to beach in Destin. There really aren't many local beaches... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brandon S
Destin, Florida
Great beach if you have a Oversized vehicle

We love this beach because it provides parking for our large pickup & 20 Ft trailer. It’s worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Springfield, Ohio
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  • Average3%
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“beautiful beach” (220 reviews)
“nature trail” (50 reviews)
“clean restrooms” (52 reviews)
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Reviewed yesterday

We're locals and this is always our go-to beach in Destin. There really aren't many local beaches left in the area so this is one of your only choices. Henderson Beach is a state park so you have to pay to enter but it's worth...More

Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love this beach because it provides parking for our large pickup & 20 Ft trailer. It’s worth the $6 admission fee to have parking for our oversized vehicle. I would recommend it if you are looking for a beach with parking for big oversized...More

Thank JubileeJerry
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a recommendation to visit this park and went on a cool, blustery day. Not your traditional beach/sunbathing day. It was desolate -- not 3 cars in the entire place. We walked the beach, we walked the nature trail. It was nice to be...More

Thank davem810
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This state park was directly across the street from my hotel. For a solo traveler it was 4.00 entry fee which I gladly payed because there were very few people. The front desk clerk told me that it is early in the season so that’s...More

Thank sisgldnhr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Henderson state park in not big, but is sure is beautiful! The park is small, about 1/2 mile wide and a mile long. The park is surrounded by high rise condos and souvenir shops, but when you are at Henderson, you are in a oasis...More

1  Thank Shambeau
Reviewed 6 days ago

Exceptional camping spots with the sound of the surf, unfortunately also the highway. However, the campground is laid out so most spots are very private and landscaped. You are not looking at someone's side or sewer line. The beaches are beautiful. Destin has plenty to...More

Thank lawmer
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here for a run and really enjoyed it. I ran the roads out to the beach and then from one end of the beach within the park and then out to the other end and back. There is a short trail in the sand...More

Thank Checkmate75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby surprised me with a romantic dinner here, and wow what a night. Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. I can not wait to come again.

Thank Jacqulyne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended to watch the release of rescued sea turtles. This was a popular event attended by a couple of hundred people. The staff were ready and prepared to handle the sudden influx of people all arriving for announced time. For a small fee per...More

Thank Badforever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well organized, clean spot for your RV stop over. Roomy camp spots, showers and WI FI available. Not a large area, best to book ahead if possible, at this time of the year there were quite a few spots available.

Thank Ray T
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Response from Billy H | Reviewed this property |
The website will be your best resource. Sorry! Can’t help! Merry Christmas!
5 December 2017|
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Response from MKTBE | Reviewed this property |
We visited about a week ago - Absolutely pristine and beautiful. Perfect for a winter holiday!
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Response from JimmyD51961 | Reviewed this property |
Clear when we were there