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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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Outstanding campground in a lovely state park

We had an absolutely lovely overnight stay at the campground in this park. Sites are fantastic, nicely spaced, plenty of privacy, fire rings, picnic tables, lines to hang out wet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Pacific Northwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had an absolutely lovely overnight stay at the campground in this park. Sites are fantastic, nicely spaced, plenty of privacy, fire rings, picnic tables, lines to hang out wet things, just perfect. We honestly can't imagine a better campground than this one. It's obvious why the place is booked up months in advance. We got very lucky, grabbing a... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is part of Gulf National Seashore Park. A paradise for bird wtchers. Beaches are magnificent, pristine snow-white, miles to walk along.

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surfinginflorida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Most people avoid Henderson because there is an entry fee. This makes it a great place to go. We’ve never had a problem parking, the restrooms/showers are clean and they have grills and pavilions. The same beautiful beach without the crowds, without the private property signs and without the trash! Bring your drinks, sunscreen and dinner – you will want... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great State Park - Excellent Beach and a Very Nice Campground. Located in the heart of Destin, close to Restaurants and lots of fun tings to do, and Wal-Mart is across the street - within waking distance.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We checked out the park online before hand and planned to drive to the park due to the high recommendations from visitors. We ended up staying a hotel within walking distance so we decided to check out the beach at the park anyway and we were very pleased. I can't commend on the services but for the beach it's great,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a great time attending church there on the beach. You could really see how great an powerful HE is.

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Moody
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The state park beaches were very beautiful, if cold. We were visiting in February and it was our understanding that even in February all of the camp sites were booked up at the state park. Nice pavilions and changing areas, clean beaches, lovely views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's worth the park fees! Way better than most beach access areas. Even when it's busy there is room for all :) They do a great job keeping everything clean as well (which isn't always the case in state parks).

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Worth a visit, nice boardwalk made with recycled products, some of the vegetation was stunning. Nice sand dunes , the camping area looked great, however, probably no gulf view. Great to see nature and no high rises close to the beach, could be stunning during turtle laying time around july/ august .

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McDonough, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We walked thru this park during spring break. The park has great and access to the beach and plenty of parking. The bathrooms are clean and well stocked. You have plenty of covered pavilion and can cookout. And it wasn't crowded on a saturday.The only downside to our experience was that the coke machines were turned off and there was... More 

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Dan L, Manager at Henderson Beach State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Henderson Beach State Park. The park is beautiful at this time of year. It is a great place to visit on foot but there is a fee required for the use of all state parks. This fee can be paid at the Ranger Station. I do recommend being prepared by bringing along with you... More 

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