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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 young children, Activities for older children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place! Our family visited the beginning of July and really enjoyed this beach! It was not only clean but not very crowded !! We will be back!

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There are no beach chair / umbrella concessions. Did not see a snack bar. No shower facilities. But the beach is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful beach Ive ever been to! Clean beach, no seaweed, crystal clear water, pretty shallow. I just loved it! And if you look further out into the water, you can see dolphins! Spectacular! Totally worth the $6 admission!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Love how it was NOT crowded at all. I would pay the minimum charge in a heart beat again. Two days straight no algae, see weed clear water took my goggles and was able to see small fishes and also find myself little sea shells for my niece!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic, not crowded beach. No restaurants or bars because it's a state park. Great for keeping it clean, not good when you want a cold beer. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Clean and nice. When we walked the west part of the beach (more commercial area where is lots of condo towers) there was a lot of algae on the sand and in the water, but in the park, none !!

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Shalimar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Clean, well maintained beach. The minimal charge keeps it from being terribly crowded, although summer weekends are crowded all along the Emerald Coast. No condo's, no hotels, no bars. Just beach. Ahhhhh......

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When you pay the $6 entry fee you get one thing you can't get elsewhere in Destin: relative peace and quiet. There's nothing special about the sand or water at Henderson, but it's totally worth it to come down and get away from the massive crowds further west along the beach. Word to the wise, get there early (i.e. no... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very scenic, clean beach. Plenty of people, but not over crowded. There was only one outdoor shower on the way out, so there was a line. We were staying in Fort Walton, and the drive back was horrible! What should have taken about 30 minutes, took 2 hours in heavy traffic.

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Breese, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great camping experience over the 4th of July week. Very clean, quiet, and camping area very private. Walking distance to wonderful beach without big crowds.

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