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What a wonderful surprise!

While staying at The Henderson Beach Hotel, we enjoyed walking the beach at this lovely park. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Beautiful beach

Loved the approach to the beach and the sugar white sands. Not too crowded and the water was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evelyn F
Charlotte, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While staying at The Henderson Beach Hotel, we enjoyed walking the beach at this lovely park. We also had the pleasure of seeing a bobcat who was obviously a full time resident. What a terrific experience! We loved the history of the park as well....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chefnickbell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the approach to the beach and the sugar white sands. Not too crowded and the water was heavenly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Evelyn F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well cared for beach park. Small fee for entry (military rate available). Small gift shop/visitor center. Plenty of parking on paved lot. Nicely cared for picnicing areas, decent bathrooms (sorry cant remember if there were showers available). Wheel chair access to beach. Sand is white...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AtPlayOutHere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite beach in the area so far. Sand is so soft and white, I love playing in it myself lol. I’ve seen jellyfish and sting ray here as well as fish. It has a bathroom and outside showers to clean off, huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trulytree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not normally a huge beach person but the beach just looked so inviting. Having facilities (bathroom, outdoor rinse shower) there made it so much better. I didn't have to drive back with sand stuck to me or have to leave the beach in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful unspoiled beach with bath houses. There is a charge unless you go to church service on Sundays. The times now are 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during standard time. They could change.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Flyer265285
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Henderson Beach State Park is gem located in the heart of Destin. With over a mile of unspoiled beach and lots of facilities it is the perfect venue for beach goers and campers. The park is meticulously maintained and offers many beachfront picnic areas with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chesterk2016
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Very friendly staff willing to help you w/ whatever you need in the park. I had never been there. We rode our bikes to the park to explore. I look forward to visiting this park again very soon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Passenger18572192719
Reviewed November 4, 2018

After looking at many beach venues, Henderson Beach was by far the prettiest and least crowded place to have a beach wedding. Anne Marie, the event coordinator was also very helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ks2cs2
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

If you have young kids or older family members this park has really nice picnic area and bathrooms. The value of just $5/6 bucks not to stress when my little one does the pee pee dance is worth it for me.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Karen E
September 16, 2018|
Response from EJLTBL | Reviewed this property |
You can go to “myfwc” which is Florida wildlife conservation. It had an area with red tide map. Just click on it & it will show you what you want to know. Also you can call the state park.
Luther B
August 6, 2018|
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Response from Sandra M | Reviewed this property |
While we were on the beach we did see several surf fishers (standing waist deep).
Jennifer S
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Malinda W | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any kayaks at Henderson Beach.