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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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Camping review- very nice except for road noise at night.

Great beach, very nice clean camping facilities. Sites are graveled and well kept. There is a fair amount of privacy at most of them, as they are wooded and don't feel right on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Raleigh NC USA
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Raleigh NC USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great beach, very nice clean camping facilities. Sites are graveled and well kept. There is a fair amount of privacy at most of them, as they are wooded and don't feel right on top of each other. Bath-houses were clean and stocked, etc. The only down side is hearing the traffic at night from the main road just inland. On... More 

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Destin, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

People local to the area around Henderson were previously allowed to receive free passes but now we have to pay which irritates me a little; however, I love the beach. There is hardly anyone there when I go which I love because I am not comfortable being around a bunch of people while wearing a bikini. Also there are no... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were here in February so it was too cold to be in the water but the beach was beautiful. It has the fine, white sand that Destin is famous for and was great for a walk. There were picnic pavilions and walking trails. There is a small fee but well worth it.

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Wynnehaven Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Henderson Beach in Destin, what can I say? It is a well maintained State Park. The beaches are kept clean. The restrooms are plentiful and the picnic area is apart from the actual water with a view. I am sure your family will enjoy a trip to Henderson.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful place to see wildlife--on a hot day it's a hot place to visit and very sandy also. Beware of the ants!

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Destin, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cozy dinning area with delectable food. It is a private atmosphere and you find your own private place of delight!

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Geneva, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Henderson State Park is just 4 miles east of Destin. The park is easy to access, has a very clean and long beach, facilities and shelter. It is great for children, beach strollers and fisherman.

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Destin, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place does not attract a huge crowd because there is a minimal charge for entrance/parking. If you want a relaxing day at the beach, this is the place.

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Ottawa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Is a campground as well as great beach. Boardwalk from beach to parking area. White sand dunes. Relaxing

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Fairhope, Alabama
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great location, beautiful beach, large gazebo with picnic type tables. Sunday mornings there is a sunrise church service-VERY NICE!

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