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Well cared for beach park. Small fee for entry (military rate available). Small gift shop/visitor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AtPlayOutHere
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite beach

This is my favorite beach in the area so far. Sand is so soft and white, I love playing in it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trulytree
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Niceville, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well cared for beach park. Small fee for entry (military rate available). Small gift shop/visitor center. Plenty of parking on paved lot. Nicely cared for picnicing areas, decent bathrooms (sorry cant remember if there were showers available). Wheel chair access to beach. Sand is white...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AtPlayOutHere
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite beach in the area so far. Sand is so soft and white, I love playing in it myself lol. I’ve seen jellyfish and sting ray here as well as fish. It has a bathroom and outside showers to clean off, huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trulytree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not normally a huge beach person but the beach just looked so inviting. Having facilities (bathroom, outdoor rinse shower) there made it so much better. I didn't have to drive back with sand stuck to me or have to leave the beach in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful unspoiled beach with bath houses. There is a charge unless you go to church service on Sundays. The times now are 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during standard time. They could change.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Flyer265285
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Henderson Beach State Park is gem located in the heart of Destin. With over a mile of unspoiled beach and lots of facilities it is the perfect venue for beach goers and campers. The park is meticulously maintained and offers many beachfront picnic areas with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chesterk2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff willing to help you w/ whatever you need in the park. I had never been there. We rode our bikes to the park to explore. I look forward to visiting this park again very soon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Passenger18572192719
Reviewed 5 November 2018

After looking at many beach venues, Henderson Beach was by far the prettiest and least crowded place to have a beach wedding. Anne Marie, the event coordinator was also very helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ks2cs2
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

If you have young kids or older family members this park has really nice picnic area and bathrooms. The value of just $5/6 bucks not to stress when my little one does the pee pee dance is worth it for me.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skysunshine06
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Beautiful beach on sunrise morning. Nice place to spend relaxing day. Restrooms close by and picnic tables to eat lunch or snack.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 579scott
Reviewed 22 October 2018

You will not find a nicer state park in Florida. Clean restrooms, sites are large and separated....but..... this is also the noisiest state park. Six lane highway, sirens which are normal, helicopter landing pad nearby, but if you stay in loop d be prepared for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Karen E
17 September 2018|
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Response from EJLTBL | Reviewed this property |
You can go to “myfwc” which is Florida wildlife conservation. It had an area with red tide map. Just click on it & it will show you what you want to know. Also you can call the state park.
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Luther B
7 August 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
4 August 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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