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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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This is the place to be

Not crowded. White sands. Crystal waters. We loved this beach and went out in the morning, went... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christopher M
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Dallas, Texas
Absolutely beautiful!!

Henderson Beach is absolutely wonderful! You do have to pay to get to the beaches, but it’s worth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Coty W
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
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“beautiful beach” (233 reviews)
“nature trail” (58 reviews)
“entry fee” (44 reviews)
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17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
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+1 850-837-7550
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Reviewed yesterday

Not crowded. White sands. Crystal waters. We loved this beach and went out in the morning, went and had lunch, then back on the beach. Nice hotels nearby but not crowded like some other parts of Destin. Very clean beach.

Thank Christopher M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Henderson Beach is absolutely wonderful! You do have to pay to get to the beaches, but it’s worth paying for because the beaches are nicer and they have a play area for the kids as well as a walking trail.

Thank Coty W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were married on this beach!!! So beautiful!!!! 6.00 to get in - picnic tables to eat! very clean - bathrooms very clean!!!

Thank Jen G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter and I spent the day here. You have to pay for parking. But its worth it. Nice clean beach and bathrooms and you can sit anywhere on the beach.

Thank whiteariane7
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not nearly as crowded as the Destin beach and well worth the six dollars. If you visit the area, please consider making this beach a must!

Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Henderson Beach State Park is absolutely beautiful. Clear water and sea life that you can literally touch. It’s like free snorkeling for the day! Being goggles or snorkel gear with you! Helicopters and fighter jets fly overhead all day long.

Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sand and Ocean is absolutely beautiful! Very clean. Definitely worth the six dollars to get in. You can come and go in and out all day with your parking pass. Close to restaurants if you need to go or you can cook out or just...More

Thank cbs974
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This State Park is BEAUTIFUL. We stayed at a hotel less than 1/2 mile away, but due to the Private Beach Ropes the Public Access was a Nightmare close to our Hotel. So we hopped in the Car and Drove to Henderson Beach State Park....More

Thank luvmiami
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much of the beach in Destin is now roped off by the hotels and condos that if you get a spot its usually pretty crowded.The beach at Henderson is nice and wide with plenty of room for all your stuff. There is plenty of...More

Thank MARK H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach and less crowded than the ones further down. They do charge for parking as its a state park.

Thank lunaachic
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Luther B
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Sandra M | Reviewed this property |
While we were on the beach we did see several surf fishers (standing waist deep).
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Jennifer S
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Malinda W | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any kayaks at Henderson Beach.
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Sunshineonme2013
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Sandra M | Reviewed this property |
Did not see many seashells on the beach but if there first Florida beach trip they will love it!
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