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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Amazing beach but no soul

This is really difficult...it is up there with the most beautiful beaches I have ever been on (and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kelowna, Canada

It is close to the highway so there was highway noise on the nature walk but it was still very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average3%
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“beautiful beach” (218 reviews)
“nature trail” (50 reviews)
“clean restrooms” (51 reviews)
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is really difficult...it is up there with the most beautiful beaches I have ever been on (and I’ve been on a lot between Asia, Australia, North and South America and Europe!) but it’s just sad that the Florida State Park regulations pretty much suck...More

Thank ZephyrFox
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is close to the highway so there was highway noise on the nature walk but it was still very lovely. It is a loop trail about 1 mile long. The beach was lovely as was walking on the squeaky sand. Very nice.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is worth the price to enter. Nature trail and info; beaches that are a less crowded than the public access beaches. Nice pavilions and parking. Thanks for preserving a small slice of the natural Florida panhandle

Thank ChefJekyll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here. Pretty typical of a state run beach. The beach was a little out of sorts but I think that may have been from some recent storms.

Thank Billy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is clean, and offers walking, restrooms, and camping. it is clean and well taken care of.

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the secluded feel of the beach. Nice facilities, lots of photo shoots and a couple of weddings were going on during our visit. Seems to be the perfect place👍

1  Thank Christy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This state park is beautiful. There is a nature trail that winds through the dunes and vegetation. There are beautiful views of the water and pavilions for picnicing. There is an admission fee of $6 but it is well worth it.

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go here a lot and whether its slow or busy time of year it always take a long time to get in the park. There is no urgency whatsoever by staff to get people in. Even when they have 2 lanes open they seem...More

1  Thank derekhamilton2001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doing a tour of Florida to find the nicest beach with clear water. Destin wins. After checking several areas on the east and west coasts and finding murky brown water and in some cases beaches covered in seaweed we were so happy to finally find...More

Thank LAS10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is so pretty! The water is crystal clear, the sand soft, and the facilities are clean and well-mainlined!

Thank Susan P
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8 August 2017|
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Response from JimmyD51961 | Reviewed this property |
Clear when we were there
26 July 2017|
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Response from Martha W | Reviewed this property |
If you walk in the main entrance where vehicles enter and pay, it seems possible that you may be asked to pay. If you enter elsewhere - like from the beach, no pay. It is beautiful. And no one appeared to be collecting on... More
20 July 2017|
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Response from jerry h | Reviewed this property |
theres showers outside to wash the salt water off

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