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Henderson Beach State Park

17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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What a beautiful, clean, well kept beach area. The lifeguards are friendly and helpful...Great times

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Karyn K
via mobile
Beautiful place no crowds

Beautiful place no crowds, wardens at the shack were super nice and friendly Didn't get to stay... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Spring, Texas
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“beautiful beach” (191 reviews)
“nature trail” (42 reviews)
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
+1 850-837-7550
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful, clean, well kept beach area. The lifeguards are friendly and helpful...Great times

Thank Karyn K
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Beautiful place no crowds, wardens at the shack were super nice and friendly Didn't get to stay long cuz of the storm moving in

Thank loudness9
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived early around 0830 to take pictures and it was absolutely beautiful. The beach was so clean and the water was crystal clear. They do a great job of keeping the park nice and clean. Definitely my favorite beach I can't wait to go...More

Thank Alma D
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Love this beach!!! It's clean, quiet and not crowded (at least when we were there). We stayed at the Emerald Grande Resort and had access to their supposedly private beach. After spending two days taking their ferry to the not-so private beach we quickly tired...More

Thank Tq1008
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This was the first time we went to Henderson Beach State Park while in Destin, but it won't be our last. We had just spent the day at the beach the day before down past the Whale's Tail restaurant. So crowded on that Friday. Since...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 13 August 2016

There is an entry fee for this beach, but it is less crowded than other public beaches. The water is clear to some extent. enjoyed the evening. only down side is showers didnt worked well.

Thank bhanu p
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Stayed in the campground for a week in Early August.Top notch in every way. Great facilities available, showers were clean enough to do surgery in. 10 minute walk to the beach and it is just for the campground. At most only saw a few families...More

1  Thank jeepnwithdog
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I would go here any day... wonderful beach. Come early, it gets crowded. But so worth it in the end.

Thank Mason S
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Granddaughter stumbled upon her first geocache and loved it! Ranger gave us interesting info. Loved explaining to Gkids that this is what the beach looked like before humanity changed it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I've visited this beach on a few different occasions and each time, it has been pleasant and enjoyable. Easy to get in and out and a clean beach to visit with family and friends.

Thank MikenHouston713
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Donna W
Can you reserve a pavilion for a private party?
20 June 2017|
Response from StarlightWitch | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can reserve them. The number to call is 850-269-1062 This information is found on Henderson Beach State Park website!
Chantay P
are dogs allowed?
27 May 2017|
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Response from Yogi A | Reviewed this property |
If it's a service dog then yes. A pet? They won't have it
Is there a place where we can rent bikes and ride around in the park?
12 April 2017|
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Response from storms01 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing anything like that where we were.