Henderson Beach State Park

Destin, Florida



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

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $27 1/2016

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

103 Reviews

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Joe and Giny

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

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $27.00
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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.

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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GLCDP

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

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $30.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

Harbor Docks is a good tip for seafood.

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MissMyGolden

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $30.00
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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.

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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Jennyf12345

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $33.00
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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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VintageCampering

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $36.00
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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.

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K Willie

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $33.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

Lots of restaurants and nice beach to walk.

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linnemj

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $34.00
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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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BostonLake

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

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
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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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bodyshop bob

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
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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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kgarrett9999

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $33.00
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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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bayou lsu camper

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $33.00
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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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Atnt Life Grand

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $23.00
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Friendly and helpful welcome staff. Because they were so booked, we changed our site once during our stay. Spacious and wooded sites offering privacy. Wonderful path leading down to a beautiful and uncrowded beach with soft white sand. Modern and clean shower room, bathroom and laundry. Don't buy firewood here, our wood was non-flammable. We would plan to return in the future. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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krb

Review Count: 83
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $33.00
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Beautiful state park in the heart of Destin. Campground is within walking distance of beach. Very large RV sites, some are pull-throughs. Sites are 50 amp and water, no sewer. Somewhat wooded so may not get satellite TV reception at all sites. Nice walking trails and boardwalk to beach. This park is the best maintained park we have ever been at. Everything is immaculate. Bathrooms were fantastic. Would have given this park a 10 if they had sewer and Wi-Fi. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Higgs

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $25.00
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We really like this camp ground. We've stayed here twice and spent about a week here each time and the next time we're in Florida we'll come back. The park is located right off the main highway in Destin (across from Walmart) but road noise is minimum, at night the sound of the ocean is louder than the traffic. There is a lot of military helicopters flying around but that doesn't bother us. Check in was quick and the office folks are very nice. Interior roads are wide and paved, sites are both pull through and back in and all of them are isolated from each other by space and landscaping. Our site was a long pull through but was curved enough that getting our 40 ft 5th wheel in and unhooked was a chore, next time I'll get a back in. The site was fairly level, voltage was good, water pressure good. Verizon signal was very strong, got about 10 TV channels over the air. Site had a picnic table and a close line kind of thing. The beach is about 2 or 3 minutes drive, white sand and blue water, beautiful! We'll be back! We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Doodah

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $30.00
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This is a very clean park, big sites; each site surrounded by heavy foliage, private. There is moderate noise from aircraft flying overhead; over the air TV reception very poor. When we registered we were given a password to access Wi-Fi, but were not able to connect and stay connected. We were parked across the street from the Wi-Fi tower and signal meter showed full strength, but we were unable to connect with either of our laptops. We spoke to the girl in the registration office to ask if perhaps they could check into it. We suggested they reboot the server to try to fix the problem but she didn't seem to understand what I was talking about. It's a gorgeous park. No one else camping in the park who we talked to was able to connect. It's pretty, but noisy due to air traffic from surrounding Navy and Air Force bases close by. We chose the park because my husband does consulting and we needed to be able to access email. We had to go to Barnes and Noble and Panera Bread in town to be able to. Ordinarily would not be a big deal if they had not told us they had wifi available when we called to ask. We would not stay here again. We camped at Henderson Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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