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Topsail Beach State Preserve

Santa Rosa Beach, FL
877-BEA-CHRV
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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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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I live in the area and ride through the park whenever I get a chance. The beach is relatively secluded from all the nearby development and the dunes are untouched. The workers in the park are friendly and I prefer to go there than a beach only blocks from my house.

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New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We just spent a week in a cabin at Topsail Hill State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. This is a premier campsite for campers, RVers, and cabins are also available. The cabins provide sheets and towels, but take you own bath soap. Kitchen had the basics and there was an outdoor grill. A tram takes you to the beach,... More

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Lenoir City, Tennessee, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You will experience the best of both worlds at Topsail. Shaded campsites with FULL hookups ! Cable and sewer, very rare at state parks. Very well groomed and clean bath houses. Miles of trails to explore on foot or bike. The store has bike rentals. There is an hourly shuttle that will take you down the 7/10th of a mile... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

By chance, we came across this state park in our search for paddle board rentals while we were in the Panhandle. The park was maybe 30 minutes away from where we were staying in Water Sound. The equipment is rented through the Camp Office which was staffed by two very kind people (maybe a couple?). They were patient while we... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

This is probably the prettiest and best maintained state park in the state of Florida. It is a true family park. Of course the beaches are beautiful. Huge Sand dunes. And the surrounding area is beautiful. Lots of great places to eat nearby and everyone needs to tour 30 a along the water of the panhandle. It is an annual... More

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Russellville, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even though we just stayed one night, we will be back. Very nice Campsites, well decorated and clean. All of the amenities available really got our attention. Programs for our grand kids, shuttle to the beach, very bike friendly, swimming pool and fresh water lakes for fishing. They also rented SUP's and Kayaks.

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Richmond va
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We camped here for two nights. Probably the nicest tent camping I have seen. But the best part about this park is the beach. I would compare it to the Caribbean. Beautiful turquoise clear water, snorkeling, dolphins, just amazing. The sand dunes on the beach are something to be seen too. Much prettier than the beaches a few miles down... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was the first time visiting this park and what a beautiful park it is. The full service hookups is a great feature. From what I could see most of the sites are well shaded. We stayed in lot 53. Directly across from us was the laundry facility that has 8 washers and dryers. $1.50 to wash and the same... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time here, but it will not be our last. The campsites are mostly shaded with plenty of space! Our site even had a street light. There are numerous bike trails and bike rentals are available. It is a short bike or walk to a gorgeous, private beach. The water was turquoise blue. There is also a... More

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Rowlett, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed here one night before heading to Panama City. We camped in a tent and loved the state park here. It was beautiful! We walked from our site to the beach and it had breathtaking views. We also took the time to head back down to the beach after dark and looked for crabs. My boys loved the entire... More

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