Destin to Host Full Moon Beach Stroll
Henderson Beach State Park¬†in Destin¬†is the place to be this Friday night, May 16.¬†
*Henderson Beach State Park in Destin is the place to be this Friday night, May 16, for a unique look at our area’s natural beauty.¬†The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will host a Full Moon Beach Stroll program.¬†Visitors will learn about fun and interesting moon facts and the effects of the moon on the tidal ecosystem. According to a department press release, “Once a month, as the full moon glows, it seems safe to venture out into the dark while the moon makes shadows.You can still smell the earth, feel the wind, hear the ocean and sense the wildlife.”
*Full Moon walks are held close to the official full moon. Moonrise is at 9:40 p.m.¬†on May 16. The stroll will leave from a beachside day use pavilion at 8:00 p.m. The stroll will cover approximately one mile in length.¬†
*Participants are advised to bring a red lens flashlight or headlamp only. ¬†Park rangers advise “our eyes will become accustomed to the dark and moonlight so lights will not be necessary.” ¬†It’s also recommended to dress for the weather since it is often cooler and windier near the beach.¬†
*Also, don‚Äôt forget your camera for photo opportunities. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. The park will close at sunset. All those attending the Full Moon Beach Stroll should arrive before the park closes at sunset, 7:33 p.m.¬†¬†
*Bonus – Park rangers say come early and enjoy some RC Cola and a Moonpie before the stroll.¬†
*The program is free and open to the public. Park entrance fees will apply which are $2 per¬†pedestrian¬†or $6 per vehicle. ¬†The event will be held weather¬†permitting, and right now, the forecast for Friday is looking fantastic!