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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 #13 of 131 Activities in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

No crowd, beautiful views and walks, stay late and you might even see a wedding like we did. Picnic and clean bathrooms are available

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Byron, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the Destin area, and Henderson State Park was on our "to visit" list. The attendant at the entrance was very helpful, and she gave us pamphlets that were very informative. We followed her advice, and we went to the entrance of the Nature Trail for a hike. With the aid of the pamphlet and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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51 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Henderson is a nice quite area close to the beach walk with shops and food. So many great views and places to take scenic pictures. Great at sundown and they sometimes have fireworks close.

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Valparaiso, Fl
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great park, where if you care to walk a bit even in the heat of summer can provide a fairly unencumbered space on the sand, in this sadly largely "privatized" beach expanse of hours.

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Horse Branch
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very nice beach. It was clean and not busy when we went there in April. Had picnic areas and showers to clean up after a day on the beach. Park seemed to be very well maintained. Definitely will return on our next trip!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went camping to Henderson. Stayed 5 days January 11-16, 2015. I have never been to a State Park that is more clean, impressive, immaculate. Our site was raked, yes raked by the Park's volunteer. The bathrooms were glistening. And the privacy between the sites was much appreciated. Road our bikes every day to the boardwalk and walked the beach. I... More 

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Robstown, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very clean. Nice boardwalk to beach. Close to everything. Like the concrete walkways between rv sites.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have camped in a few of the Florida state parks. They are usually well managed and appealing. This was was built for large RV's. Very developed facility with level, gravel base sites. All sites have water and electricity. The public showers and baths were immaculate. There aren't any camp sites on the beach - that's a short walk away... More 

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Miramichi, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had seen and bypassed this gem for several years until about one week ago. We were delayed in traffic on I98 and drove in here just out of curiosity. It was near sunset and when we arrived at the beach Oh. WOW what a scene. There were few people and of course I had left the camera back at... More 

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Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This state park has only 60 camping sites but each are physically separated by trees, bushes, etc. so you can barely see any neighbors on either side of you. All of the roadways in and around the park are paved although the standard camp sites are pea-sized gravel, with the exception of handicap accessible sites, which are paved. All sites... More 

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