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Henderson Beach State Park, Destin

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#1 of 32 in Nature in Florida Panhandle
State Park Beach
Powdery white sands and clear emerald-green waters make Henderson Beach State Park a secluded gem on the Gulf of Mexico. Swimming, sunbathing, and fishing are the most common activities, and 60 campsites provide safe environment for grilling and nature activities. You'll have access to outdoor showers, restrooms, electricity, and a shaded playground. Head to the hiking trail through the dunes to see more of the park and snap photos, or ask for a guided tour. To visit Henderson Beach State Park and other attractions in Destin, use our Destin trip itinerary planner.
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  • I had never been there before and this is where our photographer took us, it was secluded from the crowds and perfect! The dunes are beautiful! If your looking for the perfect place to take photos, th...  more »
  • good spot very clean with clean restrooms, very good family seating area , parking with a lot of space, family friendly,  more »
  • Great public access beach. Ample cleaning area with shower heads. Plenty of parking. Lots of families with kiddo's but not overwhelming. Very diverse crowd it was nice! All state parks have an entry f...  more »

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Where to stay in Destin

Most of Destin’s vacation accommodations are hotels, motels, and high-rise condominiums. For a luxury vacation stay, you can find a number of large houses located along the coast. Not only do these properties boast superb sea views, but many are within easy walking distance of the beach and some of the city’s best restaurants and bars. Pitch a tent at a local campsite to save a few dollars and take advantage of the Emerald Coast’s mild weather.
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