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Henderson Beach State Park, Miramar Beach

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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. Add Henderson Beach State Park and other attractions to your Miramar Beach trip itinerary using our Miramar Beach online trip maker.
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Henderson Beach State Park reviews

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  • Gorgeous beach! We went there on a very cloudy day and it was still beautiful. We will be going back next time we’re in Destin. 
    Gorgeous beach! We went there on a very cloudy day and it was still beautiful. We will be going back next time we’re in Destin.  more »
  • Beautiful weather, clean beach, and lots of seashells. We had a wonderful time enjoying the sunsets on the beach and the weather couldn't have been better. 
    Beautiful weather, clean beach, and lots of seashells. We had a wonderful time enjoying the sunsets on the beach and the weather couldn't have been better.  more »
  • Beautiful beach with clear water & soft white sand! Unfortunately we visited in the winter and it was a little too chilly to be in the water other than our feet. 
    Beautiful beach with clear water & soft white sand! Unfortunately we visited in the winter and it was a little too chilly to be in the water other than our feet.  more »
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  • I live across the street from Henderson Park and as such I go there just about every morning and walk the beach I get Early Access so I get to see the Moon Over the beach and I get to see some really great sun rises and some sunsets. This is a wonderfully managed State Park I particularly like Alex who always has a smile on his face. If you can get an RV campsite here you will not be disappointed. However, the campground beach access boardwalk will be closed for repairs from September 2021 through March 2022. Still, it's spectacular and the next state park that you'd should try if you like being on the beach would be Topsail which is about 12 miles down the road but Henderson is easier and a much better day use Park. Topsail which is further down you have to take a tram to get to the beach and I prefer being able to park and walk right over at Henderson
  • We couldn’t believe we’ve just driven past this beautiful place dozens of times. We got there before 11am on a Saturday and it was very quiet. The beach was beautiful and we felt like we had it to ourselves for a while. The restroom and picnic facilities were very well kept. Definitely worth the six dollars for parking. We will be back.
  • Such a beautiful beach! It’s very clean and the water is BREATH TAKING. So blue and clear. It was our first time in Florida and I had looked up this beach. A must when you’re in the Destin area. You will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back on our future trips to Florida.
  • Beach is clean and it was pretty peaceful. We walked the nature trail in the dunes. Didn't get to get in the water because of a lot of rip tides going on, it had pretty much been raining the whole weekend but we caught a pretty nice Sunday afternoon when it cleared up. Pavillions are there, looks like decent size for a get together right on the beach. Restrooms are decent, I'm just glad there were some close.
  • It is so cheap to get in and the beach is amazing. The water is super clean and clear. We stopped at a different beach up the way and the water was full of algae. Not here. Just beautiful. They have outdoor shower to rinse off, and they have ice by the front office in case you forgot to bring your own, which is great. Absolutely worth it!!

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