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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Beautiful sunset

This is a family friendly beach. If you're looking to just relax for the day, this is it. You pay... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ruth V
Redlands, California
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Nature at best

Gorgeous natural area. No buildings in the area. Beaches are quiet and pristine. No crowds. Bring... read more

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“nature trail” (42 reviews)
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a family friendly beach. If you're looking to just relax for the day, this is it. You pay $6.00 to get in and you can enjoy the beach all day. Beautiful sunset. There's a shaded picnic area too.

Thank Ruth V
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous natural area. No buildings in the area. Beaches are quiet and pristine. No crowds. Bring your own beach gear and something to carry it beachside because it is a long walk to get there from public access areas.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

Done the 3/4 mile Trail there,really nice ,seen lots of birds,very peaceful, also walked the Beach,not very many people there in the morning.

Thank Marion G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved seeing the dunes! One of the best beaches we have visited! Clean facilities to clean the sand off!! Didn't visit the campground but from what we seen, it's very well kept.

Thank Brandi B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just spent a week a Henderson Beach State Park! This is our second time camping here! Very nice secluded campsites. Approx $30 per night. Power and water hookups. No sewer but nice bath houses. Campers have a private beach that is not crowded like...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While spending a week in Destin with some family I took the day and spent it at Henderson Beach State Park. It was so peaceful and relaxing. There were children running around playing, couples walking along the edge of the water talking and people out...More

Thank Angelina V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love Henderson Beach. This is to me the prettiest part of the Emeral Coast. It is still natural unlike the Vegas Strip of Destin. The

Thank Viki S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this park! There is a small fee to enter ($6) per vehicle. It was soooo beautiful!! It was one of our favorite places to go. There are public restrooms which is awesome! Definitely would go back!

Thank AngelMc1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful white sand beach. Walking distance from Home Suites where we stayed. While walking Sunday evening we came across a church service with live music and great crew from a local Methodist church. They provided chairs. Really enjoyed getting to stop for the service.

1  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We normally go to a beach in Walton county but with just a few hours left we decided to take a look at Henderson. It's as nice as any other beach we have been to, but with a lot more parking So if you are...More

Thank Schwenn
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Donna W
Can you reserve a pavilion for a private party?
20 June 2017|
Response from StarlightWitch | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can reserve them. The number to call is 850-269-1062 This information is found on Henderson Beach State Park website!
Chantay P
are dogs allowed?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Yogi A | Reviewed this property |
If it's a service dog then yes. A pet? They won't have it
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.