Henderson Beach State Park
Destin's best kept secret

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. 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. 

Henderson Beach Details

Daily admission to this State Park is $6.00 for a carload.  It rarely seems overly crowded, probably due to the entrance fee.  I gladly pay the fee every time because this is least commercialized beach "with amenities" around .  It is easy to get here too because it has it's own stop light off Hwy 98 and is located across from a Walmart Supercenter.

You can camp here in either tents or RV's in one of the 60 campsites available.  Some of the RV spaces are the pull-through type to accommodate larger vehicles. The bath houses are air conditioned and heated and are clean and well maintained.  This gives many families a lower cost option to stay and visit the Destin area.  

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.

You can picnic almost anywhere too.  There are six spacious pavilions with grills, picnic tables, restrooms and vending machines.  

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

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