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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Love this place!!

We have traveled to the beach three years in a two. Even right beige Memorial Day weekend, traffic... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
sunandsand82
,
Sulphur, Louisiana
via mobile
Clearest water in area

A few friends and I came to explore the state park while on vacation in Destin. We had been to the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Chelsey P
,
Wellston, Ohio
via mobile
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (229 reviews)
“nature trail” (54 reviews)
“entry fee” (41 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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"clean restrooms"
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We have traveled to the beach three years in a two. Even right beige Memorial Day weekend, traffic wasn't thick. Love this beach!! We have three kids (2, 8, and 11), and the showers are a huge bonus!! Worth $6.00 to get in!

2  Thank sunandsand82
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

A few friends and I came to explore the state park while on vacation in Destin. We had been to the beach at our condo on Okaloosa Island and to Crystal Beach and we were pleasantly surprised to find that this beach had the clearest...More

2  Thank Chelsey P
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This place is GREAT to have photos taken. We've had professional family photos taken here twice, and we also had my senior pictures taken here. The area isn't crowded, so you will not have to worry about bystanders in your photos. Needless to say, the...More

1  Thank Briana H
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We loved our day at this beach. Not overcrowded and family-friendly. Couldn't find bathrooms, maybe they were further down from where we parked, but otherwise perfect. $6/car with up to 8 occupants but well worth it.

Thank 154sherryb
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went to this park while waiting on our hotel room. The park and beach are both beautiful, but be prepared to pay $6.00 per car. Nice place for picnics or just a day at the beach

Thank TomKat1115
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

I would recommend going here to enjoy the beach of Destin. This spot isn't as crowded. It has restrooms;and showers to wash off before getting back in the vehicle.

1  Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The beach cost $6 to enter. There were restrooms and a covered area with picnic tables. Once you get past the dunes, it's just beach. No place to buy a drink or food or rent chairs.

Thank Amanda F
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The beach is very clean , beautiful white sand and the water is so gorgeous. We had such a wonderful time , just relaxing and listening to the water and birds sing.

Thank Stevenallen K
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This was a great stop on our beach vacation. Be aware that you do have to pay to enter, however there are no spring breakers or college kids partying here.

1  Thank Jenniferleigh95
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Beach is clean and not very crowded. Right next to the Surf Bar that has drinks and lite fare. Nice. Bathrooms were clean and accessible. Parking is ample. Several large pavilions.

1  Thank Dennis T
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myoung53
17 May 2018|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach. Here are the rules for the park: Dogs are allowed at Henderson Beach State Park Campground and trails for no additional fee, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when... More
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3travelbugs111
27 April 2018|
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Response from HeidiandCarl | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I can’t answer your questions. We were at a private beach in front of our condo and I didn’t see any pop up tents. I honestly think you could use them on a public beach just have to be behind the chairs/umbrellas... More
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7 March 2018|
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