Gulf Coast…Goodbye Florida

We left the Atlantic Coast and drove to the Florida Panhandle. As we headed west the temperature dropped and the clouds moved in with intermittent rain. Our destination was Henderson Beach State Park . The park has a smallish campground and on previous attempts we failed to secure a site. The park is situated along the “Emerald Coast “ of the Gulf of Mexico in the town of Destin. We were happy to finally have the opportunity to check it out.

Site 41

The draw here is about 2 miles of unspoiled white sand beaches. The weather was iffy but we were ready to check out those crystal sands.

A boardwalk leads you over the sand dunes to the water.

Windy and cloudy skies made for some dramatic gulf views.


Fortunately the weather broke and the sun returned.

This is not a remote beach. On either side of the State beach are high rise resorts.

However, this didn’t prevent us from enjoying the beach and having some quiet moments.

This beach has very few shells but the rough seas did serve up some interesting sea life.

Sea Cucumbers
Damaged Starfish
And clear emerald water
The dune boardwalk as sunset approaches

All too soon we were packing up and getting ready to move to Biloxi for a quick visit with our Mississippi relatives. (Sorry -we had so much fun we forgot to take pictures.)

7 thoughts on “Gulf Coast…Goodbye Florida”

  1. My favorite is the gull with the beach and either early morning or late evening. Again, thank you for sharing your experiences.


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