This dog-friendly beach features six pavilions for picnicking and grilling, as well as outdoor showers, a playground, and a beautiful nature trail that kids and adults alike will love. The nature trail is known for the abundance of wildlife and interesting dune ecosystem, one of the most unique in the area.
The beach is ideal for those looking to take a dip in the ocean, as it doesn't get much better than the warm, crystal-clear water of the Gulf. Visitors can spend an afternoon at the beach, or stay overnight at one of the park's 60 campsites, located in the secondary dune system. The beach is wheelchair accessible and hosts several annual events, including Coastal Cleanups, Fishing Clinics, and Star Gazing.
Perhaps the truest representation of Emerald Coast scenery, Henderson Beach State Park attracts millions of annual visitors - human and four-legged alike - each year. The warm, turquoise waters are ideal for swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, or simply dipping your toes in! With water temperatures staying in the 80s through October, it's no wonder why people flock to Henderson Beach State Park year-round. So grab Fido, pack a lunch, and make your way to Destin, Florida for some fun in the sun!