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Topsail Beach State Preserve

Santa Rosa Beach, FL
877-BEA-CHRV
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The campground is beautiful and the beach is probably the best I've been to. The sand is white and soft and only the people from the campground are on the beach so it's very private. The staff were wonderful, getting wood for me after the store closed and were always friendly and helpful. The camp sites are fairly private and... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We have been coming here for years . It is a great park rather you are rv camping or renting their cottages . What they call one bedroom usually accommodate a family very easily . It is always fun to meet the people who come here . Great alternative for families instead of a condo . Plenty of bike and... More

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Atlanta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We camped here for 3 nights and absolutely loved it! Wonderfully landscaped tent camping area with plenty of shade and easy access to restroom facilities. Beach is only a 1/2 mile walk from the campground area; there's a tram but it's an easy walk and even easier with bikes, so be sure to bring those- rentals are available though. All... More

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madison, in
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our family of 7 camped here in our tent in February and loved it! Our campsite was next to the playground and showers. The beach was less than a mile down a beautiful walkway/road. There was a tram also available to take you to and from the campsite/beach. The dunes were amazing and the beach was pristine. Absolutely beautiful and... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

What a great find - the panhandle like it used to be, a long time ago. Yes you can wait on the shuttle, but if the weather cooperates - then take the 15 min walk to the shore. The trail is paved and wanders near the usual FL woodlands. Once there, you just might have the beach mostly to yourself.... More

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went hiking at Topsail after hearing about it from the cafe owner and chef at the Hibiscus Cafe in Grayton Beach. What a wonderful place--it is beautiful with its white sand beach, emerald water, and dunes. Campbell Lake, a fresh water lake behind the dunes is picturesque. It offers several paths and a paved bike path. There is a... More

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This park is beautiful and there is lots to explore. The sites are large enough and there is plenty to do on site without leaving. The only setback was that no dogs are allowed on the beach. They are allowed everywhere else. The staff were all very friendly. The beaches and water were just like the pictures. Awesome.

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Cottondale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The cabins are so nice to stay in, clean and they have so many things, cooking and eating things linens in bedrooms. A tram to take to the beach. It's great fun!

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Inverness, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed here over thanksgiving and so enjoyed it. Rode our bike to the beach which was gorgeous. Nice rv sites with full hookups. Easy ride down the bike trail to Stinkys Fish Camp. Overall fantastic place! Wish it was closer to home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

As others have said this is a great place to camp & beach, especially if you want a more private beach. We visited late December so it wasn't beach weather however we did make good use of the many well maintained hiking & biking trails. Canoe & kayak rentals are available too. The sites here are smaller than most but... More

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