Henderson Beach East And West, And Henderson Beach State Park
Years ago highway 98 ran straight as an arrow from Destin to panama City, right along the beach. Somebody figured out that if they just moved highway 98 that would open up a lot of beachfront property, which was at that time on the north side of highway 98. So highway 98 was moved north. The old highway 98 remained, and portions of it are now Scenic Gulf Drive. Henderson Beach park was created, cutting old highway 98 into three parts. So there is actually a Henderson Beach West, Henderson State Park, and Henderson Beach East.