I had heard good things about this beach and it lived up to its promise: water almost as clear as Destin and sands almost as white, but without a hotel or house in sight. There is a campground which is not visible from the beach and cabins on the bay side but neither intrude on what is a pristine beach. The dunes are intact, a rare thing these days, and they are visually stunning. The sheer size of the park allows for its visitor impact to be minimized and it's easy to find a place on the beach to call your own, if that's what you want. It is remote, a long drive from anywhere, which is one reason it remains unspoiled. We got a "backcountry" pass at the ranger station at no cost which allowed us to drive to a parking area further up the beach--but from there, it's a long walk through the soft sand to the beach, especially if it's really hot or you area carrying a lot. North of the main parking area, there are no facilities, so bring what you need, especially water. Summer storms can pop up unexpectedly also. We only stayed on the beach, but I would like to go back and explore the bay side another time.
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