We stayed at Henderson Beach State Park May 1-3. This was our third visit to this wonderful campground. The extremely large and private campsites and the beautiful beach make Henderson State Park really very special. Our campsite was a giant pull-thru which offered nearly complete privacy.
I wish that we could have stayed here longer, but we were on our way home, so I only booked us for two nights. The weather wasn't all that great - a bit cool and cloudy, so even though the water looked inviting, it was really too cold to swim.
Henderson Beach has paved paths leading to a boardwalk that goes down to the beach.
It's a pretty walk down to the beach. The magnolias were out, and brightened things up a bit.
Bob and I actually prefer Henderson Beach State Park to some of the other parks on the Florida Panhandle. Even though you don't have sewer hookups as you do at Topsail Beach, the park offers much larger and nicer campsites. We'd love to return and spend a couple of weeks here if we get the chance. It would be especially nice to stay here in the summer and get to swim in that beautiful emerald water.