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Old 04-18-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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Florida Panhandle beach trip

We're looking to take a trip in May across the FL panhandle from Pensacola to Apalaciacola or maybe a little farther. Anyone have any recommendations for good A/S friendly campgrounds? I'd like to stay on the beach or as close to the beach as possible. Are there any good state parks in that area?

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Old 04-18-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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Alabama beaches not good enough for you?

Click here for a report on campground along the gulf all the way to St.george Island.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...era-37772.html
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:39 AM   #3
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We love the Alabama beaches!

We usually go 2-3 times a year, but we visited a few less touristy beaches a couple of years ago when my wife had some continuing ed. down at Sandestin and really loved them. Grayton Beach was our favorite. We were looking to do a little more eastward exploring for off-the-beaten-path gems like that one. I love the beach, but I would rather be able to turn around and not see skyscraper condos everywhere you look.
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Alabama beaches not good enough for you?

Click here for a report on campground along the gulf all the way to St.george Island.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...era-37772.html
For some reason, I can't seem to get that to open.
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For some reason, I can't seem to get that to open.
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Click here for a report on campground along the gulf all the way to St.george Island.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...era-37772.html
Are those places marked with an "s" places you stayed?
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Try Topsail Beach Resort - on of our favorite campgrounds and the location of the CanOpener Rally each year.
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We're looking to take a trip in May across the FL panhandle from Pensacola to Apalaciacola or maybe a little farther. Anyone have any recommendations for good A/S friendly campgrounds? I'd like to stay on the beach or as close to the beach as possible. Are there any good state parks in that area?

Thanks to all!
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There are sooo many campgrounds along the pan handle. SOme of the nicest are the State ones. Most have some sort of hookups Water and electric some have full hookups.
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We like Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, FL. St. Andrews SP in Panama City Beach is also a favorite. Check the State Park website to make sure sites are available.
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Henderson Beach is more natural with an "in the dunes" appearance, with camping on the sand surrounded by dune vegetation offering privacy and interest to each site. We prefer this kind of camping experience. However, the pampered side of us also loved Topsail Hill Preserve, with full services, next beach to the east (I believe) where sites are paved, swept, surrounded by lush vegetation which is groomed, absolutely gorgeous "resort" ambiance to the place. Spacious sites and wide roadways encourage bike riding and walking. Henderson is right on the beach; Topsail requires a healthy walk or bike ride to the beach. Both are terrific, just different in their ways. ~G
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When you get the Apalaciacola make your reservations for St.George State Park. 8 miles of state beach on the gulf, eagles on the nest, super quiet, beautiful bay, all facilities new after the storm.

I do 2 weeks there each year after The Can Opener.
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If your tring to make it all the way to Apalaciacola...
Don't even stop at St.Andrews.
You will end up staying too long, and have to cut you trip short.

I see what you mean about the link...just sits there sometimes.
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Grayton Beach state Park has private, wooded sites with water and electric. The park is on the Gulf and Western Lake. Western Lake is great for Kayaking. The beach is nicer than Henderson with beautiful natural dunes. Grayton is locted on Highway 30-A. just east of County Road 283 in Walton County.
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Mystic Springs

Not sure if you know or this is a repeat, but here goes:

About 20 miles north of Pensacola is an Airstream Only park. It is called Mystic Springs and is in McDavid, Florida. ph number is 850-256-3280. Park is on Hwy 29. Hope this helps!
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