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Old 06-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Camping on the Gulf, Destin

Just got back from a week at Camping on the Gulf in Destin, FL and can't wait to go again. Yes it's more expensive than some places, but we were literally 200' from the water. Didn't wear shoes all week; walked out of the trailer and onto the beach! Service was great, park was fully booked (and it's the "off season"), and everyone was friendly and well behaved. We were met at the gate and escorted to our site and got assistance backing in. If you like the beach this IS the place!
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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What was the name of the CG? I've thought about camping in that area.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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Check out Top Sail SP about -10 miles E in Santa Rosa on 30A. We enjoy taking our bikes and riding down to the secluded beach. Great and large sites in the 100 series sites.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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Just left there two weeks ago. I must concur, Destin is a great place to go Rv'ing if you love the water. It is totally beautiful. Want to go to the bahamas and see the grand water. Stop, go to destin. It is there.
Do not know where alphadog stayed, but suspect it may be Destin West RV resort. That is where we stayed. Besides a really nice Park, you also get to use all the amenities of the Ramada just across the street. 1 pool in the park, 5 across the street. We had a grand view of the bay and our own front lawn and garden from our Rv windows.
If you are wanting something a little cheaper but nice, try Henderson State Park. It too stays booked, so make reservations.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #5
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I have been wanting to go to Camping on the Gulf for years. One of these days I am going to get there. I want one of those ocean front sites... sit and watch the ocean. I am sure you have to come home and wash the salt off everything!
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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Yes, it's actually called "Camping on the Gulf" or "Camp Gulf." Top Sail is nice, we drove through while there to check it out. But there's something to be said for going all week barefoot; walk out of the trailer and onto the beach! Just take a good vacuum with you to get up all the sand you'll track inside...
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As much as I like a good campground $169 plus tax a night is mind blowing.
That is a daily price for summer?

I spend $323 for 2 weeks in Mexico's Rocky Point with a beach front space.
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Guess that's the difference in Florida and Mexico!
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Guess that's the difference in Florida and Mexico!

I have never heard any campground in the US charging $169 per day.
I can see it if it was at the end of the Keys in Flordia.
They only vharge $120 at the very tip of of the Flordia Keys beach front full hookup.
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LOL, not saying it's not pricy, just saying they are booked to capacity almost year round so somebody (me) is paying it and going back year after year. The condos in the area go for considerably more than that. I should clarify we did stay in one of the $120/night sites to get sewer, but the $169 sites were full; didn't see one stay empty a single night.

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