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Parks and nature in Destin

Top parks

Beach
“Established to preserve Destin's last genuine stretch of coastal dune scrub, Henderson Beach is a gem. One of the Panhandle's greatest natural assets is its sugar-white sand beaches. Henderson Beach State Park features more than 6000 feet of scenic shoreline.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food. Live alligators. Family entertainment. Fun decor. Interesting adult beverages. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“The most interesting beach in the area with a dune and great views of the Destin harbor. Walk to the jetties while you're there.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“This park is located across from the bay. There are picnic tables and a short nature walk area, where you can learn about and observe some native species. There is a shallow water fishing pier across from the park, where you can fish (with your license) or watch the locals fish with cast nets. And the sunrise and sunset is pretty fabulous from this spot too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“A short walk to Taylor park and you could enjoy many recreational activities. This park has many amenities including a water front gazebo, pier, pavilion, small beach swim area, playground for the kids and is the perfect location to have a BBQ picnic with the family. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Beach
“Established to preserve Destin's last genuine stretch of coastal dune scrub, Henderson Beach is a gem. One of the Panhandle's greatest natural assets is its sugar-white sand beaches. Henderson Beach State Park features more than 6000 feet of scenic shoreline.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Dive Spot
“While enjoying your stay in Destin and on the Emerald Coast, join Destin Snorkel in one of our many tours: Two Stop Snorkeling, SNUBA®, Shelling/Dolphin, Dolphin/Sunset and Fireworks tours. No other company gives you the variety of tour choices and snorkeling flexibility than Destin Snorkel.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
  • 1 local recommends
Resort
“Beautiful family friendly resort, amazing lagoon pool, free shuttle to shopping, beaches and points of interest. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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