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Henderson Beach State Park
Destin's best kept secret

Henderson Beach - a beautiful State Park

Natural beauty of a peaceful park just waiting for you!

Henderson Beach provides unspoiled beauty that puts it near the top of the list of my favorite Destin Beaches.

I have seen a lot of the natural beauty of this area slowly disappear as development continues its unrelenting expansion.

Beach sign at Henderson Beach State Park
Fortunately for you and me, the State of Florida has preserved more than a mile of coastline of soft snow-white sand bordering the most beautiful emerald green water. Great care has been exercised in providing pavilions, restrooms, nature trails and 60 campsites so that it does not overly intrude on this scenic masterpiece. 1 Mile of open beach at Henderson Beach State Park
Daily admission to this State Park for a carload of folks is a mere $4. It never seems to be overly crowded, which maybe the entrance fee deters somewhat. But I gladly pay the entrance fee every time. Getting there is pretty easy, the entrance is off of Highway 98 (Emerald Coast Parkway) across the street from a large shopping center that has a Super Walmart.Wheelchair ramps at Henderson Beach State Park
You can camp here in either tents or RVs. Some of the RV spaces are the pull-through type to accommodate the larger vehicles. The bathhouses are clean and well maintained. This gives many families a lower-cost option to stay and visit the Destin area. This park is pretty near the heart of Destin, so every amenity is close at hand.Pavilions at Henderson Beach State Park
Since this park is located on the Gulf of Mexico, you can swim in some of the most beautiful waters anywhere. Hard to believe that there is more than a mile of unspoiled coastline at this park!Henderson Beach State Park
You can picnic almost anywhere. There are two spacious pavilions with grills, picnic tables, restrooms and vending machines.

Pick up your camera and take a stroll on the nature trail. It will take you on a short journey in and around the area. If you are patient, you will be rewarded with beautiful views that you can turn into your own private postcards.

Sunset at Henderson Beach State Park


To learn more about one of my favorite spots, you can visit the Henderson Beach State Park Website

You can also return from Henderson Beach to Destin Beaches

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Thinking of Going to the Beach?

Check out our Beach Tips to enjoy your time at our beaches!


Beach Flag Warning System

Use your head whenever you go swimimng in the gulf. We use a flag system to indicate the various safety conditions of the water.



RipCurrent Warning Sign


Please remember to swim parallel to the beach if you get caught in a rip current!

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Destin Fishing



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