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“Best beach”

Henderson Beach State Park
Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We love this park and beach! We visit Henderson every time we are in Destin. The beach is phenomenal and the $6 entry fee helps keep the immense crowds away. It’s our favorite!

Thank teacher0814
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"public beach"
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"sand dunes"
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"sugar white sand"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Nice beautiful family beach with flat ocean bed for long stretch , min waves, ideal for kids, kayak, surf board, sand castles, safe n clean beaches with toliets and ample car parking....beach next to parking... multiple beach acess spots available...worth paying 6$ entry fees

Thank Suman r
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We were driving to Orlando and stopped for a few hours. We had driven along the coast in Destin previously and loved the turquoise water, so we decided to try this park.

I have been to a lot of beaches, including one in the Philippines that consistently ranks among the top 10 in the world, but I have never seen a beach I liked more than this. The sand is very soft and white. The surf is various shades of green to turquoise to blue. There are dunes bordering the beach.

We were there the Monday after Easter, so spring break for many school districts, yet the beach did not feel crowded. There is more than enough parking right by the beach. Even though we were there mid-day the picnic areas were almost empty. The covered picnic areas are great, and raised just enough to see the water over the dunes. There are grills adjacent.

Everything was in good condition, including picnic areas walkways, and beach showers. We will definitely return for a much longer stay

Thank burghughes
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is the best beach I have ever been to in my life. It's clean and the view is beautiful. It was crowded but I found a great parking spot. Definitely a great place for families.

Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What’s not to love about soft white sands, crashing waves, the emerald and blue waters of the gulf! Such a lovely beach!

Thank Julie S
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