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Beautiful Campground and Beach

We did not camp here, but have yearly pass to FL state parks. This is by far the most beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pensacola, Florida

This place is worth entrance fee. The beach was beautiful and it was not crowded at all. Highly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kristen B
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541-3343
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Reviewed yesterday

We did not camp here, but have yearly pass to FL state parks. This is by far the most beautiful beach, clean bathrooms and picnic area, and is away from the more crowded beaches in Destin.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is worth entrance fee. The beach was beautiful and it was not crowded at all. Highly recommend over the other public beach access.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there are condos on both sides of the park, you can still find a spot that is less touristy. On Sunday there is even a beach service. I don't know if that is every Sunday. The Destin Methodist church does them .If interested you...More

1  Thank Phyllis W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to pay to park. The beach was very clean and not too crowded. Clean bathrooms and showers. They also have a large covered picnic area....Hope to come back one day!!

Thank Deana79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 10 nights in the campground which was clean and quiet. Jo Jo and Charlie the camp hosts were top notch, friendly, efficient, and helpful. The restrooms were spotless. We appreciated the ability to do our laundry. The only downfall is the lack of...More

Thank DogsR4us
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our day at this beach. Not very many people, which was very nice! It was $6 to enjoy this lovely spot and you could come and go all day. Very nice shelters and restrooms.

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of my favorite beaches...not as crowded as some of the others..clean water, nice bath houses and lots of parking...would love to camp there someday

Thank melaniepowell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to take the family and enjoy the beach. Amenities include, Boardwalk, handicap wheelchair and of course restrooms. There's also a place to rinse off your feet when you come back. The Emerald Coast is one of a kind you should come

Thank rick i
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there everyday of our trip, it was in an excellent location and not crowded at all!! Beach was also very clean.

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited later in the afternoo n when it was quiet. The entry fee was about $6 for the three of us in the car. We saw blue button jellyfish and would return.

Thank Natalie N
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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.