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Location
Henderson Beach State Park is located in Florida
Latitude
30.385 N
Longitude
-86.447 W
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5 Reviews of Henderson Beach State Park
Beautiful SP

Love Love Love Henderson Beach SP! so much beauty here with the beach! Campsites are nice and private!

Beautiful state park

This is one of our favorite places. The sites are huge and shaded. The campgrounds are clean. You can walk to one of the best beaches in the United States.

Ranger Review: TredAgain Wilshire Shoe at Henderson Beach State Park, Florida

Campground Review:

Overall, this campground ranks as another great Florida state park campground. Sites at Henderson Beach State Park are large with plenty of space between them and vegetation to provide privacy. Within a five-minute walk from our site (#44) we were on the white sandy beach gazing at the amazing emerald green water. And while you feel a bit isolated among the dunes and coastal scrub habitats, the park is located in the heart of Destin so there is shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and anything else you want within a two-minute drive. Walmart is literally right across the street. There is a peaceful quiet feeling when you are in the park but there is a bit of chaos outside the gate because Destin is a popular beach destination (and especially crazy during spring break). We camped here in early January when the crowds were minimal.

Campsites cost $30/night (unless you are a Florida senior resident in which case you get a 50% discount). The park has 60 sites that can accommodate RV’s up to 60’. There are 20 very long pull-thru sites but most of those sites are back-in. Pads and patios are packed gravel and offer 30 or 50 amp electricity and water but no sewer. There is free wifi and it worked pretty well at our site. There are four campground loops with bathroom/shower buildings and laundry facilities being located conveniently between loops. The bathrooms were clean but chilly (even though they claim to be heated). There is no sewer at any sites but two dump stations are conveniently located in the park and easy to access. Roads are paved and wide enough for even large RVs to easily maneuver. Sites are level. Patios are an extension of the gravel pad and come with a picnic table, fire pit, and clothes line. The patios are quite large and we enjoyed the privacy of our site immensely. Our Verizon 4G phone and hotspot worked great and we had a clear view to the sky for our satellite television. Our television antenna picked up a few channels but only one major channel (CBS).

What we really liked about this campground was the proximity to the beautiful beach yet with all of the amenities Destin and the surrounding area have to offer. We took advantage of shopping, restaurants and movie theaters that were all within just a few miles. But the best thing about this park was the privacy that our site offered. We backed up to a wooded area and felt isolated from the view of others.

The not so good things about this park were the lack of sewer and the road noise. The park sits right off HWY 98 which makes for convenient access but some sites closer to the road may be bothered by the noise from this busy road. Since we were here in the winter and experiencing record low temperatures, we kept all of the windows closed and did not sit outside much so the road noise was not an issue. I also imagine the beach at this park could be very crowded at times since there is plenty of access for the public. This campground is definitely geared towards RVs but you certainly could pitch a tent on any of the sites.

Tips: If you have a dog, there is a public dog park about 1 ½ miles away. The campground is large enough to get a good dog walk in and there is a ¾ mile trail they are allowed on. But, dogs are not permitted on the beach.

Product Review:

As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I get to test outdoor gear and on this trip to Henderson Beach State Park, I tried out a pair of TredAgain Wilshire Shoes. The name TredAgain comes from the fact that the soles of the shoes are from recycled tires.

I love the look of these shoes which look great with a pair of jeans. They have a casual look and are nice quality shoes with rugged rubber soles combined with premium suede uppers. Inside the shoe is the insole that TredAgain describes as a “removable anatomical footbed.” The insole doesn’t have the arch I prefer for my high arches but you can remove it and put in orthotic inserts. I was skeptical that recycled tires would be soft and flexible but they were and between the insole and the rubber soles the shoes are very cushiony. The tread is fine for walking around town and on easy trails but I would not recommend them on difficult trails or rugged terrain.

I ordered my normal size and found that they fit fine in the length and width. The color I chose was beige and I really like the way they look with the darker brown piping and lighter shade of laces that are an attractive contrast to the uppers. TredAgain offers ten styles for women and seven for men with all the shoes having the recycled tire treads. The lowest priced shoes are sandals at $45 and increase to over $100 for some of their boots and they offer free shipping on all orders.

TredAgain is an Austin-based company that takes pride in the fact that old tires are now being converted to a necessity like shoes and not just thrown into a landfill. As an environmentally conscious person, I do appreciate and try to support companies that are conservation-driven.

My only complaints are that I would like more arch support and the shoelaces kept coming untied. Overall, the fit is really good, I like the look of the shoe, and they have a great conservation philosophy.

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Expensive for Tent Camping

This campground definitely has a prime location and is made up of two separate areas, one that is day use and one that is for overnight camping. It is designed to be mostly for RV use but you could still set up a tent on the large sites. The major downside is the cost coming in at $30 a night which isn’t terrible for RV sites but is pretty steep for tent camping. Each site has a large area to park and pull an RV in then there are gravel areas where you can set up a tent or use as your cooking area. Each site is nice and secluded with a good amount of greenery making them feel private. The facilities also have very nice bathrooms with laundry facilities as well. There are trails that take you directly from the campground to the beach without ever having to go through the nearby neighborhoods. This is about as close to the beach you will get without staying at a hotel and the beaches here are really nice as well. 

If you just want to use the facilities for the day there is a day use area that is separate from the camping and we even saw someone having a wedding there. The day use area has large pavilions with separate bathrooms and is free to use for people staying at the campground.

Overall, I would say pay attention to the time of year and the weather cause it can be hot here in the summer but if you are RV camping and looking for a really nice spot on the beach this is a great option.

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Great for RVs but Expensive

This campground definitely has a prime location and is made up of two separate areas, one that is day use and one that is for overnight camping. It is designed to be mostly for RV use but you could still set up a tent on the large sites. The major downside is the cost coming in at $30 a night which isn’t terrible for RV sites but is pretty steep for tent camping. Each site has a large area to park and pull an RV in then there are gravel areas where you can set up a tent or use as your cooking area. Each site is nice and secluded with a good amount of greenery making them feel private. The facilities also have very nice bathrooms with laundry facilities as well. There are trails that take you directly from the campground to the beach without ever having to go through the nearby neighborhoods. This is about as close to the beach you will get without staying at a hotel and the beaches here are really nice as well. 

If you just want to use the facilities for the day there is a day use area that is separate from the camping and we even saw someone having a wedding there. The day use area has large pavilions with separate bathrooms and is free to use for people staying at the campground.

Overall, I would say pay attention to the time of year and the weather cause it can be hot here in the summer but if you are RV camping and looking for a really nice spot on the beach this is a great option.