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Henderson Beach State Park

Address: 17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: 850-837-7550
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Sandwich, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Peaceful beach setting! You pay $6 to enter the park for a day and can walk up and down the waters. Not many shells but we did find some crab remnants which made for free souvenirs! There was a small gift shop and the ranger was very helpful with telling us what a bone was from we found on the... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The beach here is beautiful, however that's about all there is to do at this so called state park. There is a short trail through the dunes as well but basically you are just paying to use the beach. There are tons of other beach accesses that are free to park.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Peaceful, clean, beautiful setting! We live in the area and choose this beach to retreat to no matter what time of year!

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Montpelier, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was probably the best state park we have stayed at on the trip so far. Gorgeous, level sites, private, nice hookups, very, very clean bathrooms with fantastic big showers with strong shower head action. Beautiful walkways down to the beach which has the pure white sand famed for that area of the panhandle of Florida. Awesome sunsets. Nice staff.... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Loved the easy access, and the natural area. Beautiful dunes, powder white beach, lots of birds. Great place to spend a few hours walking and/or reading on the beach.

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Destin, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This state park is the nicest beach in the area. Quiet, pristine and absent and commercial vendors to mess up the beauty. Best family beach around!

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Destin, Fl
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wow, what a great park located within a destination town! Sugar white beach, a great state park all within upscale resturants and amusements. Perfect place to bring the family and enjoy the beach and fun things to do. Located within the luckiest fishing village in the world.

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Austin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We've traveled to state parks all over the country and this may be the best of all for beach activities. Clean, not too crowded, modern, close to everything, white beach and the bluest water anywhere. Going again soon.

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Reno, Nevada
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523 reviews 523 reviews
235 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Super clean beach with beautiful white sand. Very family friendly. I enjoyed running on the hard packing sand.

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Jacksonville
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129 reviews 129 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The sand squeaks under your feet - the water is so clear - just amazing - swimming is superb - excellent facilities!

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