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Topsail Beach State Preserve

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Address: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Phone Number: 877-BEA-CHRV
Activities: Birdwatching, Camping/rv, Hiking
Description: With three miles of beach, this state beach appeals to nature lovers.

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Tent, Cabin, or Cottage -- all good at Topsail Beach State Preserve

This is our third visit to Topsail Beach State Preserve within the past three years, and (perhaps obviously) we greatly enjoy being here. The staff are friendly and the beach is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Kennesaw
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Kennesaw
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is our third visit to Topsail Beach State Preserve within the past three years, and (perhaps obviously) we greatly enjoy being here. The staff are friendly and the beach is great (though we are not fans of having to take the tram to the beach... definitely recommend bikes). We have stayed in a camping (tent) site (wonderful), a cottage,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed here for two nights with a few other families, each of us in RVs. The campground is very well-kept with nice, clean facilities and courteous staff. The pool is a bit small (a relic of the former private resort, I imagine) but let's face it, you're not here for the pool. :-) The beach is gorgeous and relatively... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stopped by to visit my parents who were camping at Topsail. I was very impressed. The entire park was quite clean. There's a small general store that you can pick up things you may have forgot, as well as rent some beach equipment. Speaking of beach, there is a trolley that runs every 30 minutes that takes campers and guests... More 

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Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My Family stayed here for the first time and enjoyed it. The beach is wonderful and not crowded at all. The campground is nice and clean but the could use some up keep. Some of the concrete pads are completely broken up and not level from tree roots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed staying in the cabins. The park overall was top notch from the Rangers to the volunteers that run the store. We enjoyed and outdoor concert one night and a movie under the stars the next. The beach area was pristine! Our favorite part of the entire experience was riding our bikes at night. Bonus:... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My two spots were not blown off and the grass was very high. Both bathhouses were clean but no soap to wash your hands after going to the bathroom. Overall, I feel this campground has gone down over the years!

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Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We just returned from a week at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. All I can say is that this was truly an awesome experience for my family and I. We went out on a limb and tent camped. While it was hot during the day, the nights were just fine, thanks to a small AC unit. The park was clean... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Beautiful, clean beach with good facilities. Not crowded, so good parking availability. Entrance fees were waived on our visit, trolley to beach was awesome. Sweetest couple driving the trolley, very friendly. Water was clearer than any other beach we visited while in the Destin area.

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Lake City, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I read in a travel book that this park is one of two locations in the world with coastal dune lakes. The other being in South Africa. Well we had to check it out! You cannot drive to the beach here. You must take the tram, walk (not recommended), or bike. We took the team which runs every half hour.... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Only stayed here one night and one day and it was a very well kept campground with a nice beach, and plenty of activities for the kids. We will be back!

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Address: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Phone Number: 877-BEA-CHRV
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach

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