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Henderson Beach State Park
Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were driving to Orlando and stopped for a few hours. We had driven along the coast in Destin previously and loved the turquoise water, so we decided to try this park.

I have been to a lot of beaches, including one in the Philippines that consistently ranks among the top 10 in the world, but I have never seen a beach I liked more than this. The sand is very soft and white. The surf is various shades of green to turquoise to blue. There are dunes bordering the beach.

We were there the Monday after Easter, so spring break for many school districts, yet the beach did not feel crowded. There is more than enough parking right by the beach. Even though we were there mid-day the picnic areas were almost empty. The covered picnic areas are great, and raised just enough to see the water over the dunes. There are grills adjacent.

Everything was in good condition, including picnic areas walkways, and beach showers. We will definitely return for a much longer stay

Thank burghughes
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"nature trail"
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"entry fee"
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"clean restrooms"
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"public beach"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is the best beach I have ever been to in my life. It's clean and the view is beautiful. It was crowded but I found a great parking spot. Definitely a great place for families.

Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

What’s not to love about soft white sands, crashing waves, the emerald and blue waters of the gulf! Such a lovely beach!

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to Henderson State Park but it won't be our last, it was fabulous!!! The broom was clean & nicely planned. The site was large, level & the fine gravel was newly raked. A sidewalk from the broom lead to a boardwalk that lead to an awesome white sugar sand beach. The ocean was clear & turquoise in color. Beautiful. A short walk down the beach lead to the Back Porch restaurant. A nice hangout with tasty food. Yes, we will be back.

Thank Gerri P
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Wonderful beach park, not too crowded, white sand and not trashy. Loved it, will be back next year, looking so forward to possibly moving to the area

Thank Lisa K
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