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Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Mon Jun 06 2016   Later Dates


One of Florida's greatest natural assets is its sugar-white sand beaches. Henderson Beach State Park features more than 6000 feet of scenic shoreline bordering the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Named for its previous owners, the park was purchased in 1983 from the Henderson family estate for 13.1 million dollars. The first acquisition under the Save Our Coast program, Henderson Beach State Park was opened to the public on March 29, 1991.

The Henderson family wanted the land preserved to protect the unique natural features of the area, and to provide the public with an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings. Today, the 208-acre park is a habitat for sand pines, scrub oaks, southern magnolias, dune rosemary, and a variety of wildflowers. Boardwalks are provided.

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Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Ramps
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Ada Accessible Restroom
  • Bank Fishing
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Bbq Grill
  • Beach
  • Beach Shower House
  • Beach-Combing
  • Benches
  • Bike Riding
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Boat Trailer Park Lot
  • Body Surfing
  • Campground Host
  • Clothes Line Post
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Dumpstation
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Gatehouse
  • Group Grill
  • Group Shelter
  • Guided Interpretive Hikes
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Information Station
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Laundry
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Viewing Area
  • Park Attendant
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Pavilion
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Pressurized Water
  • Programs
  • Propane And Cooking Stoves
  • Propane Lights
  • Recycling Center
  • Restroom
  • Safety Program
  • Sandy Beach
  • Scenery
  • Security Lights
  • Sheltered Dining Area
  • Showers
  • Site Pads
  • Small Store
  • Snorkeling
  • Soaking And Wading
  • Special Event Area
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swings
  • Table
  • Trailer Parking
  • Trails
  • Vending Machine
  • Water Faucets
  • Water Fountains
Within 10 Miles
  • 9 Hole Golf Course
  • Accessible Boarding Dock
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Hiking Trails
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • Backpack Overnight Trails
  • Bait
  • Ball Courts
  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball
  • Bike Trail
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Slip Rentals
  • Boating
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Cabin Rental
  • Camper Storage
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campground Store
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Church Services
  • Climbing
  • Cold Springs
  • Concerts
  • Convenience Store
  • Dishes And Tableware
  • Dock
  • Equestrian Area
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing Boardwalk
  • Fishing Catwalk
  • Fishing Guide
  • Fishing Pier
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf
  • Golf Course
  • Grills
  • Grocery
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Historic Sites
  • Hitch Racks
  • Hitching Rails
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horse Trail
  • Horseback Rides
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Ice Machine
  • Interpretive Sites
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lodge
  • Medical Facility
  • Miniature Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Multi Lane Boat Ramp
  • Museum
  • Overlook
  • Post Office
  • Pots And Pans
  • Primitive Camping
  • Public Marina
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • River Access
  • River Trips
  • Rv Park
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Store
  • Sightseeing
  • Star Gazing
  • Visitors Center
  • Volleyball
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sport Theme Park
  • Waterslide
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Alerts and Important Information
The park gates close at sunset. If you plan to arrive late please contact the park prior to 5 PM Central Standard Time on the day of your arrival.

Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight.

Pets are not allowed in buildings or on the beach.
All pets must be restrained at all times. Max. 6 feet leash.

No collecting of firewood. Firewood is for sale at the entry station.
Posts for clotheslines are provided. Laundry facilities are provided.

Reservations are accepted up to 11 months in advance.

Pets are welcome overnight in all the camping parks. Pet rules apply. Domestic breeds of dogs, except guide or signal dogs or animals trained to assist individuals with a disability, cats, fur-bearing animals, birds and reptiles are not allowed in food-service areas, cabins or cabin areas, primitive campgrounds, beaches where bathing and swimming are permitted, either land and water portions, park buildings, playgrounds, and areas designated by park management. Captive wild species, whether native or non- native, and barnyard animals, except horses, are not allowed.
Pets must be well behaved at all times and confined in the owner's camping unit during quiet hours. Unconfined pets may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes and must be on a leash no more than 6 feet long. Please do not tie pets to park vegetation, natural or manmade structures or facilities. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all droppings in trash receptacles. Pets are required to be vaccinated. Horse owners and users will be asked to show their certificate of a current negative Coggins Test for all horses entering the park.
A pet that is noisy, disturbing, intimidating or dangerous to other people or pets, or which damages park resources, will not be allowed to remain in the park.

No one younger than 18 may camp overnight unless accompanied by a responsible adult, who will remain onsite for the period rented. Sites 2, 4, 15 and 45 are ADA accessible sites with concrete drives and coverings. They are suitable for wheeled camping rigs but are not suitable for tent use

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
30.38528, -86.44667
30°23'7"N, 86°26'48"W

Located 1.25 miles west of SR 293 (Mid-Bay Bridge) on US 98 across from the Super Wal-Mart shopping center in Destin.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DESTIN  FL  32541

Phone Number:

Information:  (850)837-7550