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Best Beach in Destin

Henderson Beach State Park is gem located in the heart of Destin. With over a mile of unspoiled... read more

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Destin, Florida
Very clean & beautiful

Very friendly staff willing to help you w/ whatever you need in the park. I had never been there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank chesterk2016
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Passenger18572192719
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ks2cs2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank skysunshine06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank 579scott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank william c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not camp here, but have yearly pass to FL state parks. This is by far the most beautiful beach, clean bathrooms and picnic area, and is away from the more crowded beaches in Destin.

Thank tbyrd2018
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This place is worth entrance fee. The beach was beautiful and it was not crowded at all. Highly recommend over the other public beach access.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Although there are condos on both sides of the park, you can still find a spot that is less touristy. On Sunday there is even a beach service. I don't know if that is every Sunday. The Destin Methodist church does them .If interested you...More

1  Thank Phyllis W
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

You have to pay to park. The beach was very clean and not too crowded. Clean bathrooms and showers. They also have a large covered picnic area....Hope to come back one day!!

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Karen E
17 September 2018|
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.
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).
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.