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Camping in Henderson Beach State Park




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With 60 campsites all a short walk from the beach, camping in Henderson Beach State Park gives you 24/7 access to adventure.

All 60 campsites have water, electricity, a ground grill and a picnic table. And, unlike many state parks, pets are welcome at campsites and along the nature trail. Your whole family will love biking, hiking and exploring the 6,000 feet of open shoreline!

Looking to reel in even more fun? Henderson Beach State Park’s quiet beaches are the perfect place for first-time surf fisherman. You can rent rods and reels and purchase bait at Half Hitch Tackle or Bass Pro Shop in Destin Commons.

You can make reservations up to 11 months in advance and spaces do fill up! By the way­, you don’t need to be camping in Henderson Beach State Park to enjoy it–the park is open to the public all year from 8am to sundown! (Admission is $6 per car.)

Local Scout Tip

The hiking trail in Henderson Beach State Park is .75 miles long, made of soft sand and hosts unique wildlife native to dune habitats. Make sure to ask about their guided hiking tour.

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Where to Go

Henderson Beach State Park

This park offers camping, surf fishing and snorkeling. Enjoy the park's 6,000 feet of open shoreline and be sure to ask about their hiking tour!

Henderson Beach Resort

Destin’s only luxury resort, choose from five food and beverage options. Be sure to catch the sunset over Henderson Beach State Park at the Rooftop Bar.

Food + Drink

Camille’s at Crystal Beach

Camille's Beachside Cafe is open for breakfast and small bites (great smoothies) or head upstairs after 5pm to the restaurant for sushi and fresh-caught meals.

Local Market

Local Market is a local favorite with delicious breakfast and lunch items. Grab food to-go to enjoy at the beach or even on your pontoon.

Harry T’s

Located at HarborWalk Village and open 7 days a week, Harry T's serves up fresh seafood with a great view of Destin Harbor.

Where to Stay

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

The park is open 8 a.m. to sundown, 365 days a year and is one of the best spots for paddleboarding, fishing, hiking, biking and canoeing.

Destin West RV Resort

Destin West RV Resort is located directly on the Bay and right across the street from the sugar-white sands and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Grater RV Hideaway Cove

Located in Mary Esther, Grater RV Hideaway Cove is family owned and operated and offers a lot of space for guests with a private campground and 9 sites.
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