Beach Walk Cafe



Located in Destin, Florida at the Henderson Park Inn, on a stretch of private beach connecting Henderson State Park, Beach Walk Café restaurant is known for their outstanding cuisine, personalized service, and unparalleled views. Henderson Beach State Park in Destin offers a mile of unspoiled shoreline to roam, and Beach Walk Café boasts one of the most breathtaking and romantic settings on the Gulf Coast. The Henderson Park Inn, taking the #1 spot in The Southern Living Readers Choice Awards for “Best Beach Destination”, is a nostalgic reflection of Southern charm for adults only, while Beach Walk Café is open to the public nightly.

Dining inside or outside on the Gulf front patio at Beach Walk Café is available, along with a “Toes In The Sand” dinner service. The Beach Walk Café in Destin is impressive, and the restaurant was recently inducted into Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award Hall of Fame. Executive Chef Joe Marlow is at the helm of the award winning fine dining restaurant, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients and highlighting grass fed steaks and local Gulf Seafood. Marlow says, “I love having the freedom to create what I want to in the kitchen! I want each guest to have a dining experience as memorable as our view.” Customers are raving about the jumbo lump crab cakes topped with arugula, and served with two corn and scallion pancakes, and the unique venison that is pan seared before being roasted in the oven and served with a sweet potato gratin.

There are specials each evening at Beach Walk Café in Destin, one designed around the fresh catch of the day and the other around a protein such as venison, pork or beef. Make sure to leave room for one of the many decadent desserts offered too, and when your meal is complete, you will know that you made the right decision on where to dine, or if lucky enough, where to stay for the weekend!

Chef Bio - Beach Walk Café

Chef Daniel Peters- Beach Walk Café at Henderson Park Inn

The Henderson Park Inn’s signature restaurant, Beach WalkCafé, announced in August 2019 the appointment of Destin-native Daniel Peters as its new executive chef.“Chef Daniel brings a fresh perspective and palette to Beach Walk on top of his understandingof the local ingredients and flavors customers love and want to see on the menu,” said BeachWalk’s food and beverage manager, Michael Mcintosh. “We’re thrilled to have a chef of his caliber and experience leading our kitchen.”

Peters’ journey in the kitchen began initially with Chan’s Wine World at its original Destin location, honing his skills and appreciation for fine foods and wines. In 2011, Peters moved to Napa County, California, to expand his knowledge of the implementation of the sumptuous harmony of fresh seafood and locally-sourced ingredients. 

“My time in Napa totally changed the way I look at food,” said Peters. “I learned so much there, and I’m excited to bring that influence into the Beach Walk Café kitchen.” Peters was most recently privileged to mentor under the guidance of James-Beard-Award- Winning and Michelin-Star Chef Douglas Keane and globally-renowned Top-Chef-contestant, Sang Yoon.

Peters said he comes to Beach Walk Café with a zealous curiosity to work with a “gulf-to-table” concept, focusing on fine dining and fine wines extending beyond the nestled comfort of Napa Valley.

“I’m honored to be here. Beach Walk’s staff has become a family to me,” said Peters. “And I’m excited to work together with them to cook for the community that raised me.” For more information about Peters and Beach Walk Café, visit, and to make a reservation to try what Chef Peters is cooking up, call 850-650-7100.