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Henderson Beach State Park

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Address: 17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: 850-837-7550
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Emerald Coast Vacation

We enjoyed the nature hike and the covered picnic facilities would be a great place to have a family get together. Beautiful views and the sand dunes were incredible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Richmond, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the nature hike and the covered picnic facilities would be a great place to have a family get together. Beautiful views and the sand dunes were incredible.

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Destin, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Take a walk and enjoy the incredible beauty of this treasure right in the heart of Destin. Ample parking available. Bring your bikes as well!

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Destin, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wonder experience.. Excellent rooms and view. Service the best. Restaurant as good as gets. If you are visitor to the area stay here you will not regret your decision. I t can only get better when they build the new hotel.

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Republic, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It's been a year since we were here and this place never fails. It is beautiful and clean. One of the nest state parks ever. Only minutes away from anything you left at home but you feel so secluded.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very nice clean and quiet beach. The waves were a bit high when I was there but it was still beautiful! If you are looking for a nice public access beach in Destin check it out, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike at all. Plenty of parking, bathroom, picnic area with grill and outside shower/rinse after your swim. Very clean beach.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

very nice beach area with exceptionally clean restrooms but no shade if you plan on taking your pets. one walking trail they are allowed on with no shade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

One of the best places around. We got here early in the morning it was not crowded and sand was amazing. You can take a relaxing walk and watch Dolphins play in the Gulf.

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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you want to get some elbow room on the beach in Destin and get far from the madding crowd, find Henderson Beach. You will not be alone by any means, especially high season, but it will be a step down in beach intensity and also has great facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place is fantastic!!! Beaches are very clean, and not overcrowded. Great place to relax and play with the kids!!!

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