Henderson Beach State Park is located in beautiful Destin, Florida and has some of the most white sandy beaches in the state. The facilities are spotless and the grounds well maintained and this beach is definitely worth a visit. Since it is a state park, there is a $6 fee (cash only) to enter.
Not crowded, Henderson Beach in Destin, Florida is perfect for a family get-a-way. There’s a nice playground area and some very well maintained nature trails. And you have the BEACH!! Full facilities here including showers, restrooms and eating areas. The park does close soon after sundown.
Spend hours here to collect shells or simply relaxing on the beach listening to the surf. Peaceful and detoxing.
My tip here is to come early and enjoy the beach or walk the trails, then leave for a nice lunch in Destin and save your state park receipt so you can re-enter and watch the sunset here. It’s totally worth it. Beautiful!
There are some picturesque dunes that line the beach area here at Henderson Beach State Park, and they are protected, so you can’t climb on them. But they do make a perfect backdrop for your relaxing day at the beach here. There are several covered areas (6 pavilions) if it rains or the sun is a tad too hot, where you can sit and eat or relax. This park is totally ADA compliant if you are disabled.
The water here can get very clear and some say it reminds them of the Caribbean. In fact, the sand here has been known to squeak when you walk on it – crunch, crunch, crunch.
Tourist season here in Destin is May through September and this means that there are more people along the highways nearby. Henderson Beach sits right across Highway 98 from a Super Wal-Mart, meaning you can buy just about anything you can imagine to spend your day at this beach.
Camping is allowed at this beach although you may have to go on a waiting list. See the State Park Site for more information.
Henderson Beach State Park – Beach Index:
- White sand, squeaky!
- $6 cash entry
- Across from a Super Wal-Mart
- Full facilities