Henderson Beach State Park

Voted #6 Best U.S. Beach by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award in 2023

Welcome to Henderson Beach State Park, nestled on Florida’s breathtaking Emerald Coast. This natural paradise offers a stunning blend of pristine white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and lush coastal dunes, making it the perfect destination for nature lovers and beach enthusiasts alike.

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At Henderson Beach State Park, you can explore over 6,000 feet of secluded shoreline and immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you prefer sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the gentle waves, or embarking on a scenic hike through the park’s nature trails, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Henderson Beach State Park is ADA. Accessible amenities include beach wheelchairs, picnic pavilions, grills, and campsites.

Once inside the park, visitors will find well-maintained trails and signage that guide them to the various attractions and amenities. The park is open year-round, allowing visitors to enjoy its natural beauty in any season. Whether you’re a local resident or a tourist visiting Florida, Henderson Beach State Park is a hidden gem that should not be missed.

Come see why Henderson Beach State Park received #6 Best Beach by TripAdvisors Travelers’ Choice Award.

Admission Fees

$6 per vehicle. Max. 8 people per vehicle. $4 Single Occupant Vehicle. $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.


Sixty campsites are available with water and electric hookups and access to air conditioned and heated bathhouse facilities. A separate beach access boardwalk is provided and is A.D.A accessible.


Enjoy a .75-mile nature trail that winds around the beautiful sand dunes of the park. Expect to see several native trees and a variety of birds such as towhees, mockingbirds, snowy plovers, piping plovers and least terns.


Dogs are allowed in the park, in the campground and on the nature trail. However, they must be kept on a leash and they are not allowed on the beach or the playground. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the beach.