Destin was a sleepy fishing village with amazing beaches and very little development. The beach area has filled in significantly with beautiful homes, good restaurants and so-so shopping over the last 30 years with a single major roadway, US HWY 98, to get everyone, everywhere. In the summer Destin gets crowded. On the roads, on the beach, in restaurants, everywhere … almost. Normally Tom and I don’t go to Destin during this time of the year, but we often have family that visits during the summer months so we bite the bullet and try to enjoy a vacation in Destin with them. There are secrets to the area that make these crowded conditions much better.
There’s a better way to enjoy the Destin beach. There’s Henderson Beach State Park. This little jewel of a park is on an absolutely primo stretch of beach and an easy drive from anywhere in Destin. A miracle, especially during a Destin summer.
Henderson has very nice, clean bathroom facilities and covered pavilion areas that are a short walk from the beach. Parking is plentiful and also very close to the beach.
More coming soon about Destin’s Henderson Beach State Park…