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Topsail Beach State Preserve

Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches, State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Camping/rv, Hiking
Description: With three miles of beach, this state beach appeals to nature lovers.
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Wise, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This state park has miles of pristine beach on the gulf coast with emerald green waters. The campground is shaded and beautiful sites . The bathroom are well kept and cleaned only once daily. There is 0.7 mile hike to the beach but there is a tram or better yet bring your bicycles.There are wonderful hiking trails and good fishing.... More

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Decided on a last minute trip so checked for camping . Great place for families or couples. Great RV sites as well as cabins . A lot of activities. Beautiful place, we will return

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Highland Village, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Summer vacation trip with two grandkids, beach, pool, laundry, and activities makes for a terrific experience! The campsites are close, but not too close to lose all privacy, and well shaded by tall pines. The pads are concrete and fairly level, the patio has a grill and picnic table for more outdoor time. We set up camp across from the... More

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have camped in many state parks all over the country over the past 30 years. and when i ask the wife where to vacation in october the answer is always topsail .beautyful park ,clean , private beach ,campsites are full hookup with water, electric ,sewer and cable. sites are level and concrete making setup a breeze. of all the... More

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Lithia, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I never give 5 stars. This Fl St campground is the best campground at which we've stayed. Beautiful sites, clean, attractive pool area, ac in bathhouses, and a great paved bike/walking trail to a gorgeous beach. A courtesy tram can take you there too. This is Ft wilderness only much,much,better. At $47 / nite it's a steal! No wonder they... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great private beach. Loved the natural setting. Saw deer grazing on the dunes! Loved that the beach was only accessible by tram, bike or walking. Had a nice family atmosphere. Staff was VERY nice. Only negative was the bungalow. When we arrived the bungalow we rented had mold from ceiling to floor in the bathroom. Pretty shocking. We were able... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We rented a cabin and stayed 4 nights. The cabins were comfortable and clean. Plenty of room with two bathrooms. Sleeps 6 comfortably. The area was beautiful. The beach was amazing. A small drive from restaurants but walmart was just down the road and we cooked alot of our meals at the cabin. The only thing i would have different... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just another Florida State Park. We visit the park system every year. Florida has done a fabulous job of preserving Mother Nature and keeping Big Business at bay. The "Real Florida" is much more than a slogan, it's a promise. One that is well kept. The park is clean with plenty of natural beauty.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is the most beautiful beach! The sand dunes are like hills and the view from the boardwalk to the ocean was stunning. The water was so clear that we were able to see a large turtle and dolphins swimming under the water. We also saw the many jelly fish that hung around our first day here. They were more... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our third time here over the course of 3 years.... we just rented cabin 1025 for a week......lovely place to stay for our family of 4. we have also rented cabin 1078 before. both are very affordable and cozy. we enjoyed sipping coffee and eating dinner out on the screened in HUGE porch. *beaches clean and beautiful Only recommendation is... More

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