|Photos courtesy Henderson Beach|
State Park website.
If you are checking out Destin vacation rentals you may want to consider looking for accommodation close to Henderson Beach State Park. Considered to be one of the most unspoiled beaches along the Gulf Coast, Henderson has 6,000 feet of breathtaking shoreline. You can also find Destin condos overlooking the park’s many natural features, including beautiful white sugar sand beaches, dune rosemary and sand pines. A walk along the park’s nature trail will allow you a glimpse of the coastal dune ecosystem where the abundant wildlife will thrill any nature lover. If you have pets, don't worry -- Henderson Beach State Park is pet friendly.
October is a great time to visit the park when it hosts the MattieKelly Festival of Art. At this time of year more than 100 artists from throughout the United States gather to compete for $9,000 in cash awards. Visitors to the festival can enjoy a diverse range of art including paintings, photography, pottery, textiles, sculpture, glass and jewelry. Children will love Kids ArtStop where they can participate in chalk art, hat design and pottery.
The park provides 60 campsites throughout the secondary dune system. Each site has electricity hookups and running water as well as access to bathhouses with heating and air conditioning. There is also a playground for the kids.
Make your Destin vacation truly memorable with a trip to Henderson State Park where you can enjoy the warm, crystal-clear water of the Gulf of Mexico while taking in the spectacular scenery that the area has to offer.