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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
850-837-7550
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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Traveler Description: This is a beautiful state park. A small admission to get in but well worth it! The park and restrooms and beach are very clean! It is worth a stop if... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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St. Cloud, MN
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Love the fact that there's a Walmart literally across the street. We stopped there before heading in to get some subs so we could just have lunch on the beach. Beautiful water and beach area. Sure, we had a lot of algae/seaweed, but every other beach we had been to also had it, so it wasn't a big deal to... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After being in crowded beaches all the time, once we found Henderson Beach, we never visited another beach in the area. The fact that you pay 6.00 dollars per car, gives you a very quiet, clean, family friendly and well maintained beach. I really recommend this place if you want to avoid the crowds.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

i never thought that there's such an amazing white beach here in US. its comparable to the white beaches that ive been to southeast asia.. and good thing about it its not that busy and not pricey! its like powder or flour im not sure but i love the feeling that i can just walk on it without hurting my... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The beach area was very clean and the staff was super friendly and helpful. The water area is a little shallower than further down near the resorts so it would be great for families with smaller children.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a ton of people to watch this is not the place for you. This beach has a charge of $6 for parking but it is well worth. Not near the crowds that are adjacent to the park, great beach to bring the family and spread out. We went there several times during our stay and had... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Nice clean beach. Wish the beach had indoor showers. When you pay $6 to enter a beach, you expect more. The beach only has outdoor showers. Not a good place to get the sand out of your butt. LOL. Parking is plentiful.

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bourg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you have to leave your resort to go to the beach this is a one stop shop. Beautiful water, nice bath houses, plenty parking.

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Bloomington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We really love this state park, parking, shelter houses, bathrooms & showers. They also keep you informed of dangerous storms, marine life, and the green gooey algae that's comes up some days. It's a great place with or without kids & clean beaches as well. We always come back here every year.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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394 reviews 394 reviews
148 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Really nice white sand beach in destin. There is a $6 fee / car to enter the state park. The beach was not crowded At all and people are not on top of each other unlike some other crowded beaches. The bathrooms were very clean as well. There is ample parking. We got here around 930 before the am rush... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We come here every summer . Heaven on earth. Campsites are secluded and everything is pristine we are so spoiled by the beaches were never happy any where else.

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