Originally Posted by jbroedlow
To those who've been to both, which do you prefer, Grayton or Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in same area and why?
We are at Topsail now! Love it for it's tall pine trees and well landscaped sites. Well maintained, level concrete pads and no sand! I prefer to visit the beach not be parked in sand. To each his own! Topsail has a private beach accesable from the park by tram, hourly, or walk a mile. The shower houses are nice and the sites are best in loop 103. We also love to visit public beaches at will. Everything is so close but the traffic east of Destin is much less. It is Spring Break so it is wall to wall! You can see all the sites on their site so you know what you are getting! Also, check daily for openings. People cancel all the time! Also, watch the YouTube videos for Topsail!
Grayton is built in sandunes. Most sites are in sand. A few are concrete and few have full hookups. Grayton is not far if you want to go there for the day. They charge $5 to drive thru. We saw 3 Airstreams there yesterday!!!