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“Perfect beach vacation!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Henderson Beach State Park Campground

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17000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541   |  
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Ranked #1 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Destin
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“Perfect beach vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

It was everything I had hoped that it would be. The bathrooms were clean. The campsites felt private. Very close to the beach and with a 15 month old and a stroller the boardwalk to the beach was a lifesaver, as was the Walmart across the street.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

My husband and I along with our two children camped at Henderson Beach State Park for a week. We reserved a buddy site so we could neighbor with some friends that also went. It was fabulous! The park is clean, the volunteers are friendly and helpful! The bath houses were super clean and air conditioned!! We walked out of our tent, down the boardwalk and onto the beach!!! Best vacation ever!!!!

Stayed June 2009
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

We stayed in the campground for 2 nights. The site was so big we could have parked 2 RVs in it, plus a tent on the neat, clean, gravel pad. The vegetation between sites provides almost complete privacy. The restrooms were immaculate, and had laundry facilities as well. The walk down the boardwalk was a little long, and something with wheels to lug the chairs and umbrella to the beach would have been helpful, but not absolutely necessary. A small army of campground hosts keeps the place spotless - they were out constantly raking the gravel, cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping the walks, etc. The beach was stunning and very quiet. The sand was so soft - no rocks, shells, etc. All the sites have little clothes lines for your beach towels, which was very helpful. A wonderful place, would go back in an instant if we could arrange it again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

If you haven't been to Destin in a while and need a great vacation, try the area. We stayed at Henderson Beach State Park which was clean, quiet, and extremely close to shopping, food, and the beach. The beach is accessed by a wooden board walk that is fairly flat for strollers, etc. and only open to the park campers. The volunteers keep the bathhouse and general park areas very clean. The road is paved and flat inside the campground with marked bike area. This made it very easy to take dogs for walk and small kids to ride their bikes. The only downside to the whole area is some road noise that was easily "drowned" out by a fan at night. All sites are completely graveled, no cable, and mostly very sunny. There is high vegetation between the campsites, and sites are angled so that they are very easy to back your unit into. Looking forward to next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Henderson Beach State Park Campground in May of 2007. Overall it was a very good experience. The sites and bath houses are very well maintained. The beach is within walking distance from the campground and is beautiful. The hosts at the campground clean each site before it is occupied. The sites are pea gravel and the roads are paved, so there is not alot of dust and sand to get on your camper, car, etc.

It is a small park overall, with very little opportunities to observe wildlife. There are no lakes or inland water to observe birds which we missed from some of the other state parks we have stayed at.

The other "down side" is the close proximity to hwy. 98 which is a busy road. The traffic can be heard from all the campsites. Particularly in the early morning, around 6, when the traffic begins to pick up, it can wake you up if you have open windows. We camped in a popup. Also, the lights from the highway can shine on your campsite at night, depending on where your site is located.

But, all this said, we will probably return next year. We love to snorkel at the East Jetty and, of course, the crystal clear gulf waters can't be beat.

The folks who run the park do an outstanding job and the campground host are the best!

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Address: 17000 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
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Ranked #1 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Destin
Number of rooms: 60
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