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Henderson Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

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Play on sand dunes over 30 feet tall at this state park located near Destin, Florida. Then, wade into the warm Gulf of Mexico water. You can also go fishing in the Gulf or have a quiet picnic while enjoying views of the water. Work off your meal with a bike ride through the available trails. This park is located about 3.4 miles east of Destin, 6.3 miles west of Miramar Beach and about 156 miles west of Tallahassee.

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Weather
Spring 61-76 F
Summer 77-89 F
Fall 69-84 F
Winter 54-70 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Henderson Beach State Park

With so many things to do at this state park and in the Destin area, you likely will not want to spend your time driving. You can solve that issue by bringing your RV or renting one on RVshare.com.

Henderson Beach State Park Campground

A boardwalk separates you from the sugary, white beach when you camp at Henderson Beach State Park. Enjoy listening to the Gulf's gentle waves as you fall asleep at this campground where rates start at about $30 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fishing, biking, hiking 

Bayview RV Campground

You won't want to miss the stunning views at Bayview RV Campground. Rates start at about $50 per night at this campground located within easy walking distance of many attractions. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes, with $5 fee 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Beachfront views, easily accessible attractions 

Camp Gulf

Swim in either the two solar-heated pools or the Gulf at Camp Gulf where you can also practice fishing in the casting lake. Your children will love playing on the playground at this campground, and rates begin at about $75 per night. Camp Gulf also often hosts special events at the recreation complex. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Beachfront camping, playground, recreation complex 

Geronimo RV Park

Parking on the concrete pads is easy at Geronimo RV Park where you have about a two-block walk to the beach. Laundry and restrooms with showers are available all the time at this campground. Rates start at about $82 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Cable TV 

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What to Do at
Henderson Beach State Park

Inside Henderson Beach State Park

You can pursue many different activities at Henderson Beach State Park. The park is recognized as one of the stops on the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail because of the fantastic paddling conditions found just offshore. It's also recognized as part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail thanks to its location along the Atlantic Flyway. Explore the dunes and the scrub habitat by hiking along this park’s many trails. Then, cool off by playing on its sandy beach and swimming in the Gulf.

Outside Henderson Beach State Park

Destin is a fantastic region to explore and find many things to do. There are wonderful eateries to try and unique stores to shop in the area. You may also want to visit some of the nearby attractions.

Restaurants

Crackings

Start the day with breakfast or brunch at this restaurant, where they serve eggs in many unique ways. You can also opt for their sweet-cream pancakes.

Type: American

Location: 979 Highway 98 E, Suite 4, Destin, FL 32541

Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

Head to this rustic fish house for steamed and boiled shellfish platters like snow crab, lobsters, and mussels.

Type: Fish

Location: 210D Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Mama Clemenza's European Breakfast

Order your favorite European breakfast creations, such as chicken and waffles with a giant cinnamon roll, at this restaurant.

Type: European

Location: 12271 U.S. Highway 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32541

Louisiana Lagniappe

For more than 30 years, diners have been heading to this location for fresh seafood with a Cajun twist, and you should follow their lead.

Type: Cajun

Location: 775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi

Get your favorite sushi and seafood dishes prepared with locally caught fish at this restaurant.

Type: Vietnamese

Location: 36120 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

Shopping

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Destin

Find over 85 hand-mixed seasoning blends at this store, along with spices, loose-leaf teas, salts, sugars, gifts, and more.

Location: 4317 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Wild Flier

Select the components to build your skateboard at this store, take yoga classes and get festival clothing.

Location: 127 Harbor Blvd, Ste. 3B, Destin, FL 32541

Kitty Hawk Kites of Destin

If you're looking to buy a single-string kite or kites designed for kitesurfing, you can find the perfect option at this store, along with clothing and accessories to help you stay comfortable while outside.

Location: 34 Harbor Blvd, Ste. 118, Destin, FL 32541

Beef Jerky Experience Destin

Time on the trail and playing in the water may make you hungry, so stock up on jerky at this store. Options include alligator jerky and "Slap Ya Mama" crawfish boil-flavored beef jerky, and you can also pick up candy and other trail tidbits.

Location: 4311 Legendary Dr, Ste. D-133, Destin, FL 32541

Banana Bart’s

One-of-a-kind vacation trinkets and souvenirs can be found at this store that opened in 1985 as a kitchen gadget shop.

Location: 620 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Sightseeing

Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park

Ride on over 40 water attractions, challenge your friends to a miniature golf game or scream on the thrill rides at this attraction that opened in 1986.

Location: 1007 U.S. 98, Destin, FL 32541

Destin History and Fishing Museum

See over 80 species of fish caught in the Destin, Florida, area. You can even check out old rods and reels, including one owned by Ernest Hemingway.

Location: 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL 32541

Heritage Park and Cultural Center

See how early settlers lived in the area by viewing the 1912 Camp Walton School and the 1918 Garnier Post Office. View over 1,400 Native American artifacts at this museum.

Location: 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Air Force Armament Museum

Learn about 29 historic aircraft that have served worldwide at this museum located on the Eglin Air Force Base.

Location: 100 Museum Dr, Eglin AFB, FL 32542

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Get up close to many types of marine animals, including harbor seals, stingrays, and dolphins, at the aquarium that frequently puts on animal shows.

Location: 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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How to Get to
Henderson Beach State Park

It's easy to get to Henderson Beach State Park from Destin. Start by getting on U.S. 98 East, and then turn right on Henderson Beach Road. The park will be on your left just after the road turns left.

Entering Henderson Beach State Park

The park is open for day use from 8:00 a.m. to sundown.

Henderson Beach State Park Per vehicle up to eight people : $6.0

Henderson Beach State Park Per vehicle for one person : $4.0

Henderson Beach State Park Per person : $2.0

Bicyclists, pedestrians

The white sandy beaches of Henderson Beach State Park are a terrific place to build sandcastles, work on your tan, or go fishing. If you have visited this state park, then showcase your experience on your social media feed. Be sure to tag RVshare in your posts. You can also send your stories and photos to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions About Henderson Beach State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Henderson Beach State Park?

Spring is the best time to visit Henderson Beach State Park. You can enjoy all aspects of the park without the crowds and intense heat of summer or the chill of winter.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Henderson Beach State Park and what is the cost?

Yes, visitors must make a reservation for a camping spot and pay a small non-refundable reservation fee. Camping spots cost around $30 a night at Henderson Beach State Park.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Henderson Beach State Park?

Sea turtles, dolphins, and many fish species can be seen from the beach at Henderson Beach State Park. During spring and fall, you will find many different species of migratory birds.

Is Henderson Beach State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Thanks to a boardwalk and ample parking, Henderson Beach State Park is easy for visitors of all abilities to access. The park has several free beach wheelchairs with oversized wheels for maneuvering through sand.

What is the climate of Henderson Beach State Park?

Henderson Beach State Park boasts mild-to-hot temperatures year-round, with April and May averaging 70 to 80 degrees. Winters are much cooler, with high temperatures in the mid-60s.