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Old 03-06-2016, 07:38 PM   #1
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Hi Guys was wondering if anyone has actually stayed at a RV park in Destin Fl called Camp Gulf? Looking to spend the 1st week in August there and looking for all suggestions! Shows you setup and camp right on the beach. Thanks as always. Jim
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Never stayed there, but have been by it within the last 3 or 4 weeks. It looked clean and tidy, but it also looked like the sites were awfully close together. Couldn't see through the park, so I can't tell you if it was right on the beach or not.

If you can get a reservation, you might want to take a look at Henderson Beach State Park, also right in Destin. We stayed there a year ago. It is on the beach...wooden boardwalks cross the sand dunes (you can't walk on the dunes) directly from the campground to the beach. Only downside we found in camping there is that, like many state parks, it has beautiful sites with electric and water, but no sewer service. Dump station is convenient, though. Might have to hook up and go dump once during the week, or use a blue tote.

Topsail, a little east of Destin, has full hook-ups and access to the beach...maybe 1/2 mile, but they run a shuttle from the campground to the beach all day. We stayed at Topsail this winter and loved the campground.
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If you want to see if that park is right on the beach, locate it on Google earth. You should be able to tell from that view.
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We love that park. You can set up right on the sand, basically. No pets are allowed in those spots though. All of the spots seemed nice it's just a matter of what you are needing. Bathrooms were very nice.
We are planning on going back this summer.
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Hey jyr: Have never stayed there but have driven through it to check it out. Was NOT impressed. It was crowded..noisy...and the sites on the beach are VERY close together. The day we went through it, most of the RV's on the beach either couldn't open awnings because of space constraints, or if they were open, were practically touching the rv next door. Not my idea of enjoyable camping. Although, it must not bother everyone as this campground, in season, is always full. It's all in what you're comfortable and happy with and willing to put up with. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:25 PM   #6
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I live just across the bay from Destin and have stayed in both Topsail Hill and Henderson Park. I haven't stayed in Camp Gulf although I've spent some time there. My brother/sister in law used to park there every summer on their visit to us. Part of it is right on the beach but even the part that isn't is only a 5 minute walk. Topsail and Henderson are not right on the beach but Topsail has a tram that takes you to the beach. Takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Henderson is a walk over a walk bridge. Again about 15 minute walk. Henderson and Topsail are hard to get into this time of year if you don't already have reservations. Both are superb parks. Henderson does not have full hookup. They have a dump station. Makes staying longer than 3 days a carefully managed project for black and gray water tanks. Both parks have excellent bath houses and restrooms. Hope this helps. If I can be of any further help just pm me.
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Hi Guys was wondering if anyone has actually stayed at a RV park in Destin Fl called Camp Gulf? Looking to spend the 1st week in August there and looking for all suggestions! Shows you setup and camp right on the beach. Thanks as always. Jim
We stayed at Camping on the Gulf a few years ago. Our only minor complaint was that WiFi coverage at the time wasn't very good; I usually had to go to their internet room in one of the camp buildings. Another camper who had past experience there recommended for longer stays, getting a spot in the section that is a little bit back from the beach itself (which was where we were). Two reasons for that--one was the corrosion on the camping rig due to the salt, which is worse when you're closer to the water. The other is that the spots a little bit back were less expensive; and it's still a pretty easy stroll to the beach. Density may have been a little higher than some parks, but that's fairly normal for a place like this in a prime location. Where we were parked, the truck HAD to be immediately unhitched from our 33' travel trailer, because the spot wasn't long enough for truck and trailer in line. Would we go back? Yes.
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:31 PM   #8
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We have stayed at Camp Gulf for the past several years. We like it so well that we make reservations for the next year before we leave the park. Wonderful place for families with children.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:30 PM   #9
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My wife and I have been going to Destin for the last four years. The RV park you are going to we have visited and weren't impressed. If you like being directly on the Gulf then you might like this place. We have stayed three years at Destin RV Resort. The streets are cobble stoned, each camp site is individually landscaped, you're only a block away from the Gulf, and it is a gated community. This last year we stayed at Geronimo. This is a more wide open RV campground but very quite. It is located about three block from the Gulf. It is also located in Miramar Beach. The beaches here are as beautiful as any in the world. Have fun and happy RVing.
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Some restaurant there also has a bakery BEST DONUTS EVER ‼️ sorry don't remember the name
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