Henderson Beach State Park

Destin, Florida



17000 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, Florida 32541
Phone: (850) 837-7550

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $30 2/2016

Latitude: 30.386603098
Longitude: -86.4475313694

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

107 Reviews

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

What a nice state park and campground. Our only regret was having just 4 nights booked. We would stay again or live here if we could. Sites are great with plenty of room and a private feeling. We found the walk to the beach to be enjoyable and an opportunity to enjoy nature.

The bath and showers were very clean. There are laundry facilities which are convenient. The only quibble is the lack of wifi, however the Verizon signal was very good. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Tons of things to do in Destin or you can just kick back and relax at the park.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful long, pull through site, although a little un-level. We had a mess up with Reserve America (our mistake--always check your reservation dates carefully--we didn't), so only able to stay one night. Rangers were very helpful giving a list of all other nearby parks with telephone numbers and called another state park for us. Hey, its February, everything is booked. Very private, large site with patio area with trees and bushes between the next site. Paved walkway right to the beautiful, white sand beach. Utilities worked fine, although no sewer at site, handy dump station on the way out. We would stay again. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Our favorite campground in the Fl Panhandle. Sites are large and well landscaped. Very private. When in this SP you feel very secluded yet you're right in the middle of everything Destin has. Lots of room to walk the dogs, private beach on the Gulf. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice FL state park. The sites are large and very private. The roads are wide making it easy to back in which is important to us as we have a 42 ft 5th wheel. The beach is across a board walk and very clean and well kept. Will come here again! We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There is a new Walmart across the 98 from the park. Recommend the Sexton Fish House had excellent selection of fresh fish.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Easily one of the best state parks, in any state, we have ever camped in, and I find it hard to believe anyone would have something negative to say; it rained most of our stay here for Christmas but that did not stop the park, campground and restrooms from looking immaculate at "all" times, or the staff from being super friendly and attentive to all guests' needs and questions. The physical layout of Henderson Beach is a model of its kind - truly, there is not one bad site in the campground and privacy is insured as each site is surrounded by foliage. A neighbor is not really visible at all from another site. It's a little sad to see the overly developed areas of Destin taking over the dunes, but this park is an oasis of beauty amid the touristy aspects of the town. Fabulous boardwalk from campground to beach. By far, this campground was the highlight of our stay in Destin. Would give more than 10 stars if possible. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Harbor Docks is a good tip for seafood.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very beautiful campgrounds with a short walk to the Destin beaches. Clean, well maintained sites. All sites are gravel and very level. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained. Washers and dryers are available at the bathroom facilities. Sites are very private and include picnic tables and fire rings. If you would prefer to drive to the beach, they have pavilions in the park that are right on the beach with grills for large groups as well as bathroom facilities. Highly recommend this park. Hard to get reservations here. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

It's Destin Florida. So much to do I can't list them all.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here 3 nights, based largely on the reviews. We were disappointed that the campsites were such a very long walk to the beach, making it an "event" to get there with all our gear, thus the lower rating. The sites themselves were fabulous, however. Very private, quite spacious, super clean. We noticed the camp hosts raking gravel as soon as someone pulled out from the site. Fire rings were cleaned out, litter picked up. We did have a little highway noise, but not enough to complain about. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We really loved Destin, and went to the waterfront every day. While we were there, the annual fishing tournament was going on, and we had a lot of fun watching the boats come in with their catches. Restaurants and bars were all lively.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park, awesome beach. Bathrooms and showers pristine and even smelled clean. Areas in between sites were so heavily covered with native undergrowth that we couldn't see our neighbors, even though they were no farther away than typical. Very private. Flat and clean. Pad was pea gravel. Main drawbacks related to the busy time of year we were there, i.e. overflowing dumpster one day and long line at times to enter park. Frustrating that it was not unusual to have to wait in with a line of 10-20 cars that were using the public beach section and not be able to go right in once registered. Problem could be easily solved by adding a bypass lane for campers like at other parks. Beach is wonderful. The beach for the sixty camping sites is separate from the public beach. Most days, even in the height of tourist season, there were no more than a handful of groups spread out on about a quarter mile of beach. Beach was generally clean and well-tended. Playground substandard. Mutt mitt stations abounded but didn't find one that was stocked. Bring a wagon or some way to get your stuff to the beach--it's about a quarter mile from the campground down a boardwalk. Would stay here again. Booked a year in advance. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D60
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed July 4. First time here. Probably my last time here.

Very clean campground in the heart of Destin. Short walk to the beach. Friendly staff at the front gate. Long line to get in, but didn't wait long. They kept the traffic moving. Nice concrete trails through some dense undergrowth. Was extremely hot at campsites because there are very few trees for shade. Wouldn't recommend tent campers for the hot months of the summer. There are several trees that are dead at campsites. These need to be taken care of. Not a very kid friendly place to stay. Nothing to do besides go to the beach. Campground Host between loop A & B was walking around at bath house drunk, carrying a beer in his hand. He was yelling at kids for parking their bikes at the bath house and showing them a sign that he told them said 'no bicycles allowed'. It actually said 'closed for cleaning'. Not only was he drunk, but apparently he was too drunk to read. I thought that this was an alcohol free campground. (At least the Campground Host should refrain from drinking while representing the State of Florida.

Good points: very clean and neat campground in a good location.

Bad points: little to no shade, dead trees that could cause big problems, no lighting at campsites, VERY dark at night. Rude and drunk Campground Host. Poor use of space. There is enough space at this campground for at least twice as many campsites which would equal more money for Florida State Parks. The underbrush is so thick that you can't see the campsite next to you. Good if you like EXTREME privacy. Dryers at laundry area at loop A & B do not dry clothes; don't waste your time or money. We did three cycles and the clothes were still wet.

If you are looking for an excellent campground that's only a few dollars more to stay at, go about 10 minutes down Hwy 98 to Topsail Hill Wildlife Preserve State Park. It's kid friendly and adult friendly. Maybe Topsail has us spoiled :-) We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop B
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicest campgrounds in Florida. Close to the beach. Not many people around in December. Sites are private and easy to get into. Wide paved roads. Close to shopping etc. Fairly quiet if near to beach vs busy highway. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of restaurants and nice beach to walk.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second visit to this park during the last three years. One of the best features of this park is its consistency. The park was excellent during our last visit and nothing has changed. Excellent location, beautiful white sand beaches, nicely separated sites, and the cleanest bathrooms. The hosts always rake the pea gravel on your site before you arrive and ensure it is clean. Reservations are needed but if you need a one night stay call since we notice sites are available even when the campground full site is posted. One of our favorite state campgrounds in the South! We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Large private sites. Good drainage after rain. Wide paved roads with many pull thru sites and very easy back in sites. Beautiful beach and paved nature trails. Gave it a 9 due to no sewer hook ups. One of Florida's best State Parks. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 8 nights here recently. The CG is nice with paved roads and sites with pea gravel. The sites are large but most offer very little shade. The electric was good and water pressure was fine. However, as far as most FLA state parks this one is lacking. It is very small and the CG is not close to the beach. Beach is good and kept clean. The men's bath house in C/D loop didn't have A/C the entire time we were there. All other bathhouses have A/C. Destin is bit disappointing with heavy traffic and very few options. Been there; done that and won't be going back. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very beautiful state park. Campground was clean and neat. All the sites were roomy and the roads easily accommodated my truck and 30' trailer. Bathrooms were exceptionally clean. The stroll to the beach is a bit long, but it is well maintained and well worth the effort. The beach was not crowded compared to those closer to town with all the hotels, etc. We had about 50 yards or more of beach to ourselves. We stayed here on our way from Texas to the Keys and tried to book a few nights for our return trip but it was full for the dates that I needed. Will definitely return though. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Another successful trip to a great campground. As usual the facilities were clean and everything worked. The location is central to everything Destin has to offer but we find ourselves at the beach all day. Site #53 was a little off level but nothing major. Love the privacy of the campsites. I'm giving this a 10 because if you know going in that you will not have sewer, cable or wifi then this park meets or exceeds all other expectations. We'll be back soon. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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