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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 2013
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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Adamsville, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We went here because the reviews were great. My son had a blast building sand castles and finding things in the water. He is 3. It was $6 to get in the beach for the entire day. It was really worth the money to be away from the "riffraff". Very clean. Very quiet. If you are going there to look... More

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Ada, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stayed across the street at The Palms. Very close to Henderson. Clean facilities and a very nice beach! Worth the entry fee.

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Evans, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

we spent the afternoon with the children at that beach. As every beaches in Destin it was beautiful. It was almost as a private beach. Very quiet!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Costs $11 but quiet. Good restrooms, covered picnic pavilion. No lifeguards, but security person rides 3 wheeler up the beach often.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have done a huge amount of traveling around the US and Canada and this park has no equal. The staff and volunteers are polite, helpful and dedicated. The facilities are the cleanest we have experienced at any state or provincial park. Campsites are also clean, neat and well maintained. Emerald green is the description of the water that goes... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Really nice beach with bathroom facilities! The sand was awesome. very few people and crowds. Great views and easy access from the main hiway

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

There is nothing typical about Destin's beaches. They are beautiful and extrodinary. We are so lucky to have them. My husband and I like to visit all the different state parks. This is lovely, and if you don't have a way to the beach during your visit to Destin, then this is well worth the fee. Pack a nice lunch,... More

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Republic, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Our second time staying here (2 weeks this time) and we will schedule next years trip as soon as we can. Secluded camp sites, very clean sites and shower houses. Love the private beach most mornings you will see only a few people walking. Never wall to wall people like some of the resort beach areas.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Beautiful white sand beach, you do have to pay a small fee. There are grills and picnic tables and water to wash off before you head to the car.

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Destin, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The employees I encountered here are the following: entitled, power hungry, rejects. I got screamed at by some bull of a woman for jogging into this place without paying the requisite fee. Although technically that makes me a rule breaker, it was handled in a wholly inappropriate manner. Manners are still necessary; even in 2014.

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