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“Peaceful Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Henderson Beach State Park

Henderson Beach State Park
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
850-837-7550
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Destin
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Sandwich, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Peaceful beach setting! You pay $6 to enter the park for a day and can walk up and down the waters. Not many shells but we did find some crab remnants which made for free souvenirs! There was a small gift shop and the ranger was very helpful with telling us what a bone was from we found on the beach. I would love to come back with chairs and for an entire day!

Visited December 2014
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Greenville, North Carolina
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“Basically you are just paying to use the beach.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The beach here is beautiful, however that's about all there is to do at this so called state park. There is a short trail through the dunes as well but basically you are just paying to use the beach. There are tons of other beach accesses that are free to park.

Visited November 2014
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
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“Excellent State Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Peaceful, clean, beautiful setting! We live in the area and choose this beach to retreat to no matter what time of year!

Visited December 2014
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Montpelier, Vermont
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Topnotch State Park for RVs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was probably the best state park we have stayed at on the trip so far. Gorgeous, level sites, private, nice hookups, very, very clean bathrooms with fantastic big showers with strong shower head action. Beautiful walkways down to the beach which has the pure white sand famed for that area of the panhandle of Florida. Awesome sunsets. Nice staff. They really work at making this place special.

Visited November 2014
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Dania Beach, Florida
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“Beautiful Natural Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Loved the easy access, and the natural area. Beautiful dunes, powder white beach, lots of birds. Great place to spend a few hours walking and/or reading on the beach.

Visited November 2014
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