Top 5 Things to Do at the Henderson Beach State Park

Henderson Beach State Park entranceThe Henderson Park Inn takes its name from its proximity to the beautiful Henderson Beach State Park. Located right next door to our hotel in Destin FL, this popular destination features over 6,000 feet of breathtaking shoreline. Here are the top 5 things to do at the Henderson Beach State Park:

1. Relax on the Beach.

The state park has one of the most scenic beaches in Florida. With pristine white sand and emerald green water, the state park’s shoreline looks just like a post card. There is nothing more relaxing than laying out in the sun and listening to the waves crash against the shore. Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will be able to enjoy their own private section of this picturesque beach on our resort property.

2. Take a Scenic Bike Ride.

When you visit the park, you will find a mile long paved road for cyclists. Need a bike? The Henderson Park Inn provides its guests with free bicycle rentals! You will enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico as you ride through the state park.

3. Have a Picnic.

The Henderson Beach State Park features six different picnic pavilions (three of which are adjacent to restrooms). These picnic areas are the perfect place to bring your complimentary boxed lunch. You can enjoy a mouthwatering sandwich or salad from the HoneyBaked Ham Company while surrounded by the park’s natural beauty.Henderson Beach State Park

4. Go Fishing.

Are you a master angler? Fishing aficionados will have the chance to reel in red fish, flounder, catfish, pompano, whiting and cobia. You will be able to purchase bait and tackle at a convenient shop just outside of the park.

5. See Wildlife.

The state park is home to a variety of beautiful and exotic species. Dolphins, sea turtles, and butterflies are frequently spotted in the area.  If you are a bird watcher, be sure to bring your binoculars so you can get an upclose view of the wading birds, shoreline birds and migratory birds who visit the park.

After spending the day at the Henderson Beach State Park, you will be ready to retire to your room at the Henderson Park Inn. Our hotel in Destin FL features a complimentary breakfast, wine and grapes upon arrival, and balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. With a fantastic location and so many amazing amenities, it is easy to see why the Henderson Park Inn was voted the most romantic hotel in North America. Visit our Contact  page to get in touch with us, or give our vacation specialists a call at 1-866-398-4432.

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns. To read his latest vacation tips, click the Google+ follow button below!