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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Williamsburg, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Beach was very clean, so was the bathrooms...small fee to get in but well worth it..came here twice on our trip and we will come back as soon as possible..don't miss this beach, it's a gem..

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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Nice paved path to the ocean! Sand is like sugar, ocean like bath water, camp ground private and secluded. Highly recommended to all campers. 2 days was not enough

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Fayetteville, AR
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

More quiet and away from large condos and resorts over running destin. There is a fee but minimal . They also had clean restrooms available

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Was very clean and great amenities like showers, restrooms, and nice walk ways. Kids loved it very much.

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cameron, louisiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This beach is perfect for someone looking to avoid crowds. Very peaceful. The sand is powdery, white and very clean. The water goes from clear to emerald green to blue. We paid a very small parking fee. Bring sunscreen because you will want to stay all day. Clean bathrooms and showers in the pavilions nearby.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Nice big unspoiled beach with all the amenities, but there is a small admission charge & I found several great spots, some quite private, along both sides of Okaloosa Island, between Destin & Fort Walton bridges. There is still some old school Florida left if you look in the right places!!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were staying at a condo that gave us beach access a few miles west of Henderson Beach State Park. That beach was covered in beach chairs and umbrellas to rent, which was kind of annoying but fine. Henderson was totally free of those and that was appreciated. It was very clean and nice, but since we had free beach... More

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Joinville, SC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Sugar white sand, crystal clear water. A quiet beach with no hussle, easy to park for a six dollars a day

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Helena
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have visited the Ft Walton / Destin area for nearly 25 years and now take my kids every year. This is the cleanest beach with the clearest water I have EVER seen. I will be back here from now on. The entrance fee if $5 was well worth it! Very clean facilities as well

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful white sand, showers,clean rest rooms and you can set up umbrella and take your drink cooler and chairs and enjoy the whole day. Sure you have to pay 6.00 for your car but the beauty and clean clear emerald water is well worth it. No wonder celebraties are moving here. A must see and stay!

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