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Camp Gulf

10005 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32550
Camp Gulf
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a reservation by phone, we were traveling from Biloxi. From talking to customer service we thought "a beach site"would be the perfect place for us. Customer service told me it was very nice. We arrived and it wasn't what we expected. Tiny spot with weeds as tall as my four year old. After a night we moved to... More 

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Winston, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did my research, even used satellite photography. I was still skeptical. I've been recently burned in the Keys. This just became my favorite FL campground. Beachfront has no sewer hookup, but everywhere else has multiple sewer hookups per site. You can find tree cover, clear sky, pull-thrus, back ins, even pull ins. Few, if any, extended stay sites. Tiered structure... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a great stay this year January and February 2015 weather was only factor pretty cold some days but a beautiful park . we found the staff to be exceptional so friendly and helpful the bathrooms and showers very clean since we moved to Homosassa we know that's not always the case.

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

So glad to hear! Thanks for the kind words. And the bathrooms will be even better next year for you as they are undergoing renovations (tiled showers with glass doors, new mirrors, new lights and fixtures). Some are completed and all will be done by summer. See you next time. Happy Camping! More 

Bali
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a great stay in Destin at Camp Gulf. Our kids had a cabin (some issues with not enough hot water but otherwise good). We stayed on the beach front site where there was no sewer. As expensive as it was (off season) they charged for the honey wagon, but it was necessary in our small RV. This during the... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Love to hear about a great stay! Cabins are 'on-demand' hot water so it can take a minute to get to you in the shower, but it's endless. Yes, we charge for the 'honey-wagon' removing the sewer thru gravity flow is expensive because it also take so much sand with it. In fact we are doing the pipe cleaning maintenance... More 

Talladega, AL
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Love Camp Gulf. Have been camping there since early 90s when it was The Holiday. One of a few places where you can still camp gulf beach front ( not bay). No sewer hooks on beach, which is understandable. You pay $10 per pump out. Two pools; one is shallow with an inflatable jungle gym in the center and the... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to hear how much you love CAMP GULF! Thanks for the informative comment. Sorry we could not get your 'five'. It is for the safety of families (esp kids) that we do not do night cruising after it gets dark. It is dark here and we are adding many colorful accent lights all over the park without... More 

Burlison, Tennessee
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have stayed at Camp Gulf before, so we knew which camp site we wanted. When we arrived we were greeted by a very nice man on golf cart and we followed him to the office. Once we had our toad unhooked he guided us into our spot. Hooking up at Camp Gulf is so easy. the sites are level... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

So great to have you back again and see that we are meeting your expectations! Call or stop any staff at anytime to have sand spurs removed immediately. Yes, Jordano's Pizza is amazing. We look forward to seeing you again! Happy Camping! More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Everything was exactly as described but this is really weird. No dogs on the beach but over the year, thousands and thousands of vehicles dripping oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze,brake fluid, differential fluid as well as throwing asbestos from the brake pads. Kind of an upper middle class hillbilly heaven.

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

I am not sure this is a valid remark. Dog waste transmits disease and vehicles do not drive on the beach. We are concerned about the environment as a stewardship. your remarks about guests being poor and stupid are very offensive. Maybe it is OK in Switzerland but it is rude here. We hope you had a safe trip home... More 

OKLAHOMA CITY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I would give this place excellent but the spots are so tight I could almost touch my neighbor. With that said the view makes up for it and the staff was very helpful. We will stay here again for sure. We traveled in a 42 class a motor home. Take a broom to get the sand out

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

We say, "You can't get any closer than this". Yes, the view is unmatched. the front row does have narrower sites (we did remove several when slidesouts came along). We recommend a small shallow pale big enough for your feet with some water in it to minimize the sand coming in your door. Glad you found us and we look... More 

Atlanta
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed here for the 1st time the week of Sept 15 2014 and this was a very pleasant experience. The biggest draw is the proximity of the beach. We stayed in the upper park sites and the walk to the beach is about 5 min. The park is narrow and very long, we were only 12 sites from the... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

So great to have a new loyal customer! Grass was a little tall, we plant winter rye then wait until it comes up to mow so it does not blow seed around. It is an overlap with summer grass still growing fast and rye not up yet. (wish the rye would germinate faster!) The wifi is a challenge in peak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place met all of our needs and we loved the fact that the campground is on the beach. We stayed in a non beach site but it was only a short walk until our feet hit the sand. People were friendly, especially the ladies at the check in place at the store in the middle of the campground. Pool... More 

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PatrickONeill, Manager at Camp Gulf, responded to this review

Awesome! Exactly what we desire to do! Thank you so much for the comment and we look forward to your return. Happy Camping! More 

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