I asked for a specific site using the Big Rig Best Bet suggestion, thinking that I would be facing the ocean. I called for directions asking if there was a quicker route and the lady on the phone didn't know and didn't ask anyone else in the office. We arrived very late and found our site on our own. However, after awhile a man in a golf cart did come to ask if needed assistance. In the morning, we headed out to the beach to walk our two dogs. Not one sign was posted saying "No Dogs Allowed". A customer staying directly on the beach waved us down showing us tire tracks in the sand indicating it was the sheriff and we would be given a $500. fine. He also informed us, no dogs are allowed on the sites directly facing the gulf. The women in the office never notified us of either situation. I would NOT recommend staying at this campground ever. It is way over priced and the employees are very close to being rude to customers. It was not worth the price paid. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pricey, but we wanted an ocean view and that is exactly what we got. We parked directly on the beach with water and electric only. For $10.75 the park will come and empty your tanks. The campground is big with lots of amenities. Great place to take the children. Lots off the beach are less expensive but all have beach access. Traffic is an issue if you want to leave the park. The staff was outstanding for such a busy place. We had a great time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park in beautiful Destin, FL (Miramar Beach). Long and narrow. Upper park is traditional with trees. Lower park is sand and one of the prettiest beaches I have seen. Facilities are top notch. Be ready for a lot of sand if you stay in the lower park. You are quite literally on the beach. Will stay here again. Tons of shopping and restaurants nearby. Nice friendly staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very expensive. The only sites that were worth the nightly expense were the ones actually on the beach. All others, the price asked is too much. The sites are also very close to each other. The outside staff that helps you park were extremely helpful and friendly. The staff that checks you in are rude, not courteous, and not knowledgeable about the operations of the park. They have four radar detectors that monitor your speed. They were out of date and out of calibration. I was walking at 5 mph with a dog. This park has all the amenities, but definitely overpriced. There are many stores and restaurants nearby, as well as a short drive to a military base. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent a week here, on a beach site; albeit expensive, it was nice. However, we only recommend this place if you are planning on staying on or near the beach. The Camp is somewhat rundown and needs attention. The main pool area, way up be the State Route, was nice with a nice hot tub... the pool in the middle of the Camp is just a small pool and seems arranged for Children. The bathrooms were clean and private, which was nice. The Office staff were stiff and curt, but the Guys who drove throughout the Camp were great and very helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 10 days. Every time it rains you are faced with a flood and road in the park turns into a lake several feet deep. In fact most of the park close to the beach side turns into a mud pit. We had issues with the power, the breaker was bad. It took them almost a day to get it fixed. Luckily the site next to us was empty and we had an extension cord. The beach is not as it appears in their video. There are signs on each side of the beach property line stating that it is private beach and you cannot trespass. Hence the beach area is very congested. We will not be returning to this RV park. They need to fix all the standing water after a rainfall that stays for days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camping on the Gulf is one of the best campgrounds that we have ever stayed at; however, a bit pricey for such small sites. We would have loved to have stayed on the beach, but we take our Chihuahua with us and no pets are allowed to stay on the first two rows towards the beach. We stayed in site 712 which was perfect since it was an end site and sometimes had a view of the beach when beach sites were empty. This site is also elevated which helps with your views as well. The grounds were beautiful and very well kept. Lots of activities if you stay during a weekend, but no activities occur during the week. Both pools were excellent with huge umbrellas to cover lots of guests. The staff was very nice, and escorted campers to their sites upon arrival. However, I think the 4.5 mph speed limit with flashing signs all around the campground was a bit obnoxious. No major complaints, and we will definitely return! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall a pretty nice site. Most staff were exceptional; for leading us in and assisting us to park (very few pull-throughs available) and giving us lifts on golf carts if they saw us walking. There are extra activities for kids like a hippo slide and ice-cream socials but at a price. Beach is very nice and pools were small, but deep. Plaground is okay. Lots of trees in upper camp and get more sparse as you get nearer to beach. The sites are smaller too. One downside to this campsite are the bathrooms. Disgusting. Three bathhouses with six showers each is simply overused at this high-capacity location. We have used them both late night and early morning but never got it in a "just cleaned" state. This location is very close to lots of amenities and shopping-outlet stores are right across the street. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would give this RV park a 10 for its location on the beach, and 9 for its kids activities and proximity to shops, restaurants etc. It is showing its age, and although the shower rooms are cleaned a few times each day, they are old and could use updating. The speed limit is 4 1/2 miles per hour which is a very good thing because of all the young kids around. However, this does not seem to apply to golf carts, bikes, scooters and young people in cars. Be very careful if you are walking on the road or down the hill to the lower level, that you do not get hit by a bike or golf cart. The upper park has lots of shade trees, and seems quieter. The lower park closest to the beach is dusty and when it rains, muddy. They have been spending money on concrete pads for more of the beach sites, but the interior road and the area between sites in that area is a mess. We love this park, but are conflicted about staying here again. There is another park nearby which is not on the beach, costs less, but is much nicer in everything else and the beach is only a short walk. We probably will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay here, and if you like the beach, it is a good park. We stayed on the off side of the front row, and because there were many open sites on beach front, we had a beautiful unobstructed view of the Gulf. The park itself has many amenities and their staff is most helpful and friendly. There are some negatives, however. The closer you get to the beach, the smaller the sites. It was a real challenge to back in my 5th wheel, even with a spotter. Also, the pricing is very high even in off season. Wi-Fi was spotty at best. All that said, location is ideal and we will most likely go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It’s all about location. There are very few campgrounds where you can park right on the beach, and this is one of them. As a result, it can charge premium rates (we paid $81 a night in the off-season). But you have to be prepared to put up with some challenges. The free Wi-Fi does not reach the last three rows along the beach, and the row along the beach does not have dumps, and they won’t allow anyone with a pet. When it comes to rules and regulations, this campground has them all beat. Their 51-page promotional/welcome brochure has no fewer than 6 pages of rules and regulations. Unfortunately, the brochure doesn’t help you find the place. There is no map, no directions and no co-ordinates . The only address is not recognized by Streets and Trips, Garmin, or TomTom. The speed limit in the park is 4.5 miles and hour and they have a speed camera that takes a picture of your car if you go any faster. We had reserved our beach site for a week, but they didn’t process it properly and after two days we were told we would either have to move or leave. And, if we decided to move, we would lose the weekly discount. The clerk blamed us for the error because we didn’t double check to make sure the reservation had been entered properly. I thought maybe the clerk would call the manager to try to resolve the conflict, but it was easier for her to blame us and bid us farewell. Both our neighbors told us that there has been a recent change in management, and they are hearing a lot of complaints. We left and will never return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is on the ocean, but many updates should be done for this price. The park desperately needs paved inroads. We were lucky to stay on one of the cemented pull-through sites, but many sites are very close together with no cement. This park may have the monopoly on oceanfront, but they should really do upkeep and clean their beach daily. Some water activities would be nice as well, i.e. rentals for kayaks, hobie cats,etc. Staff was very friendly and cabins are beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We absolutely love this park! We chose to stay about half way back in the park and off the beach. Our space is directly across from a great pool (1 of 2), very level and very spacious. Nice cement pads with a great patio area. The beach is absolutely pristine! The staff is very friendly and everything has been perfect here. We will definitely be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location Location!!! The cg is located in the Miramar San Destin area and sits on a great beach. The staff is numerous and very helpful, friendly and courteous. New improved larger sites are being built this year. For those who are not actually "on" the beach, it is a very short walk. There are two beautiful pools and lots for the children to do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not in Destin. This park is a con. We were lured here with the promise of ocean front sites and wanted to leave as soon as we arrived (we opted for "near ocean front" at Good Sam's rate of $125/night as ocean front was an unbelievable $180/night). Unfortunately, park has "no cancellation" policy" (2 weeks notice required) and we didn't want to throw away $250 (for 2 nights). The park is in Miramar Beach -- 10 miles from many of Destin's attractions -- and offers very cramped sites. Dirty bathrooms and showers. Tents are allowed in the "upper" section of the park but not near the beach, where we were located. Our neighbors flaunted the rules, putting an RV and tent on their site and partially on ours. They also partied (loudly) until midnight. At $125/night we expected something beautiful. Park feels like being in a cramped city center. There are 10 or so beach-front sites but these are very small and given placement of water/electric you have to back in (so no view when in your camper). The beach is beautiful but a much better option would be the State Park in Gulf Shores, AL (highest rate is $37/night and it's gorgeous). Another irritation was the internet -- we were not given a log-on password and when we called to get one it still didn't work. Finally got it working but only one user allowed at a time. Had to call again so my husband could also have access. If you pause for a couple of minutes the service logs you off. Very frustrating. Pluses: nice beach, good for kids, ample facilities (though not maintained well and bathrooms are dirty), and is near huge outlet mall. Negatives: Exorbitant prices, crowded, not in Destin, bad internet, not worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Destin is my favorite place in the US. This campground is very convenient to all of Destin's charm. Many fabulous restaurants and shopping just a bike ride away. Friendly and helpful CG staff. Fairly level sites. Best beaches EVER! Not extremely large sites, but plenty big. We have visited here several times and WE WILL BE BACK! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As most of the reviews have stated, this is a great campground. Our site was on "the hill" above the beach. The site was great with lots of room between the other sites. The site was just slightly not level, but one board fixed that. The folks that operate this CG were friendly and always seemed to be working on "fix its" all around the park. Many of the sites between the "hill" and beach were showing some age. The beach sites were a bit close, but the folks staying there didn't seem to mind. Very Dog friendly and there were MANY dogs, including ours. We will be staying here again this winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We actually were looking for a place around the corner but pulled in here by mistake. One look at the TV monitor of the ocean front plus the super friendly staff made my decision. Since we had a cat, county law will not allow a pet in a rig on the beach. We were parked on the side about two rows back and could see the beach from our location. The people were great and the beach was spotless. Sites and services were great. We stayed an extra night and will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loves this place! Our only complaint this year was for some reason they have changed the rules and we aren't allowed to drive our golf cart after dark. I remember this being one of the best parts of the evenings in 2006. After dinner, we would load up in the cart and drive around the park. We always obeyed the 4 1/2 mph speed limit and it was fun to see the other sites with lights and decorations. This year we were disappointed that we couldn't do that. We will return again, soon we hope! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Where else can you sit under your awning and be able to see the ocean. Super nice staff, great accommodations. I have seen people complain about the speed limit, but those are just people looking to complain. Just slow down and enjoy. Crafts for kids everyday. Bathrooms were spotless. Pool areas very nice. The price is high, but I would not hesitate to pay it again for a stay there, if the beach is indeed what you came for. Highly recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our 2nd stay having been here 5 years ago. We stayed a week. This park is a great location with a wonderful beach. The lots are good size, paved and level. We found the maintenance of the park lacking. The laundry was dirty. The dumpster by the laundry was overflowing the whole week. You could smell it a block away. The trash cans by the beach always seemed to be overflowing. I did write the park about our concerns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground, I think that the non-beach sites were even nicer on the top of the hill. Bring a bike if you want to tool around the nice bike path. On the minus side, the shower (which was very nice) had no hot water. Overall we had a great time. We had 2 toddlers with us. We would camp here again. We rode our bikes through a campground down the street which was super nice but not on the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here at this park 2 times now. Great park. Beautiful beaches. Friendly and helpful staff. I like that the staff escorts and assist you in the parking of your RV on your lot. Some of the lots are a very tight squeeze though. The 1st summer we stayed we were packed in, the people's awning beside us was almost touching our slide, only inches separated. The 2nd summer we stayed on the opposite side (in the 600's) and had a much nicer lot and was just as close to the beach as the previous year. This really truly is a great park. No other problems. Pet friendly. Kid friendly. Would recommend staying here. We will return here for all of our beach trips to Destin. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed on the Ocean front sites. They are a bit tight. The sites away from the beach are wider and gives you more room for your slide out. The overall condition of the park was awesome. Staff were always friendly and willing to help.The family bathroom were always clean and in great condition. I recommend this RV park, where else can you enjoy the beach so close and enjoy time with your family. I love this place and this is my third year coming back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 days. It was a really nice park. The lower park by the ocean has smaller pads, and the upper park has larger pads, both looked great! The only issue we had was that the water in the shower was cold, but we would stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location right on the beach which deserves a 10 for location alone. Most of the sites are concrete pads, but there are some dirt/gravel. When we made our reservation by phone, they were very helpful and told us the best site available for the price range. When we arrived, the people in the office were very helpful, and we were guided to our site and given expert advice on how to back in and position the coach. Toilets and showers are small self contained rooms with deadbolt lock on the door. They are also in an air conditioned building and are clean. Some parts of the park are showing their age, but maintenance and cleanliness are very good. Pools were spotless and conveniently located at top and bottom of park. It is a bit expensive, but when compared to what you would pay for a condo or hotel room on the beach, it is a bargain. We shall definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just spent three pleasant days at Camping on the Gulf. Rate of $107.00 was expensive but compared to ocean front hotels and condos, it was still a bargain. The park is almost like two parks. Sites neared US 98 are shaded with grass and paved pads. As you go toward the Gulf the scenery inproves but the sites don't. Ocean front sites are fully exposed to sun, salt and wind. Facilities are very nice and staff was excellent. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camping on the Gulf RV park is a very nice beach RV resort. We were leaving Navarre Beach and decided to cruise down 98 and called Camping on the Gulf at the last minute, and they had a 1 nighter available. That was normally very odd during the Spring Break season. We called a few months earlier and couldn't get it. We were able to get a great spot right in front of the beach. The beach front spots do not allow dogs, nor do they have sewage; so we were directly across from the beach. Checking in was pretty quick, but the staff seemed a little overwhelmed with the number of people checking in and piling in the entrance. The staff guided us to our spot. Everything was very nice for our 1 day trip. We went back to the office to check out availability for another time during the summer, but they had very limited space for the summer. We were told you have to reserve at least a year in advanced. As we went back to our RV to start packing up, apparently a nearby RVer was switching spots to our spot and verified we were leaving and started moving his stuff over. Check out is 11AM CST. Check in for new comers was advertised for noon. We were minutes from leaving, but at 10:50 we got a knock on our door, telling us we had 5 minutes to leave, as another RVer was waiting to move in. We weren't that happy that we were rushed, but we left on time. This is a nice campground; very kid, pet & family-friendly, but getting in & out needs to be planned well in advanced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. It was the first campground we stayed at that had beach access. It's pet friendly, kid friendly and the staff was great. In the winter months they convert their pool into an indoor facility. The park had a great location, and was very quiet. This is a great place to camp in the spring. The site fees are high, but, we will return in the near future. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Location is great: right on the beach. Sites are crammed together even in the winter months. We've stayed during the summer too, and it was more crowded. No park scenery, only RVs everywhere. If you don't park in a site near the beach, you have a walk through the campground before you get to the beach. Very well patrolled by the employees. Workers were quite helpful and nice. It's just so crowded and tight. If you flip your hamburger on your grill, you better catch it or it'll land on your neighbor's plate! Location of park is close to everything. Wonderful beach/city. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you like ocean front then this is the place. It is expensive, but you can not beat the view anywhere I have seen. I have been here twice and both times ocean front so that is what I'm rating. Beaches are some of the top anywhere. Great outlet shopping within minutes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground! We'll definitely go again even with the high $87 plus tax rate. Rates to increase by 10% for next year! Note: if you bring your own golf cart, they charge an additional $5 a day. We were in the upper park and could see the ocean from our site. Some of the staff were friendly and some just doing a job. Only surprise is they do not have a shallow kiddie pool for young children. Still loved it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park if you like the ocean. Some sites actually sit on the beach but ours was toward the front and had nice shade. Park was very clean and well maintained. Nice store and activities center. Workers were great and would give rides to the beach on their golf carts. The only negative would be they are a little "rules" happy. The pool didn't open until 9 AM and closed at 9 PM which upset my 4 year old. Also, you had to be 16 years or older to get into hot tub. I had never heard of this one. Overall, really good park and we would come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I can't believe this place is not the #1 campground in the United States. This is the nicest, the most unique, the most fantastic park in North America that I have found, and I know that opinion is shared by many. If you are looking for a campground that is right on the beach- not across the street, not a mile away, but right on the water- this is it. If you don't like sand, you might reconsider. If you want a shaded, well landscaped site, this is not the place for you. But, if you want the beach, there are NONE better. I've been camping here for almost 20 years, and this is, by far, my favorite campground. Maybe my favorite place! Far enough out of Destin to avoid all the crowds- it just doesn't get any better. It's not cheap in the summer, that is for sure. But, there is a reason why people are willing to shell out $165 a night for a CAMPSITE!! Not all are that expensive,but if you want to be the closest to the beach during the peak, summer weeks, that's what you'll have to pay. Not a week, but a night. And, there's no sewer- you'll have to pay $10 every time you want your tank pumped out. The fact that you have to reserve a spot about 1 year in advance to get the pleasure to spend $165 a night for a tight campsite should tell you something. Well worth it. Lifetime memories. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the only park on the ocean in Destin. That is the only reason to pay the $100+ per night. Try to get a spot closest to the beach along the sides. The spots near the highway weren't as nice. The spots are very close with no landscaping in between for privacy. Pools were very clean, nice, with perfect temp. Bathrooms were very clean with nice hot showers. We were steps from the beach, which was a plus. The breeze from the ocean helped keep the 'no-see-ums' away. Staff was nice, 1/2 mile from outlets, big campground. I would have rather stayed at Topsail in a site in the 100's -very nice sites but not on the ocean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would have given a 10 rating except for a few things. WiFi was very weak. Had to cross my fingers every time I would try to log on. Also, the water pressure was extremely poor. The pool was closed the whole time and that is one thing I wanted. You don't necessarily want to be on the beach for the whole week you are there. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We stayed in the upper park area. It was well worth the price. Very shady and comfortable spot. We have a 40 foot rig so our steps came out onto the grassy area instead of the pad which seems to be made more for a fifth wheel. But it was OK with a little rug. Would definitely stay here again. The beach was just picturesque. Beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was three stalls from Highway 98 and very noisy. The site was small. We were in a 38 foot Class A and were still sticking out into the road a bit. However, the site was level and was a concrete pad. Security at our site was minimal due to our proximity to the exit. The only thing between us and the highway was the automatic gate bar. You could easily walk into the park without anyone knowing. Unfortunately, when we checked in, we were not given the access code for the Wifi, so were unable to use that as the office was closed. We found the staff on the whole to be coldly professional. We felt the weekly rate was reasonable, but we consider the nightly charge to be a rip-off. We were located one quarter mile from the beach. However, the beach was spectacular. We would not recommend staying in the area of the park closest to the highway. The middle level was priced at $112.00 per night and the sites on the beach were $146.00. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We absolutely loved this park right on the beach. We paid a premium price to park on the beach, but for a short stay, it was worth it. The park was full of snowbirds who had been there several months. This would be a place we would like to stay longer but in one of the cheaper spaces. The park is secure, nicely landscaped, has lots of activities, and is very pretty. The sites on the beach are close together but you don't notice because everyone is so friendly and the view is spectacular. We would definitely come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a month at this campground January/February. We would not stay here again. We paid for a Ocean site but could not see the ocean for all the big rigs right on the beach and we paid a premium price. Sites were so close you could not open your awning if you wanted to. We did not find the people at this rv park friendly, to the contrary they were snobbish. And the weather definitely not warm in Destin at all. We will stay further south next year We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big beautiful park! We woke up every morning looking straight out into the Gulf of Mexico. Concrete sites, clean, greatly landscaped, super nice employees, well stocked store, etc. I could go on. We were escorted to our site and the park is secured with a pass-code entry gate. You are close to shopping malls, outlet malls, specialty shops and LOTS of restaurants. This is a "must stay" at park. We will return this coming winter! We camped here in a Motorhome.
It has good proximity to the water and clean bathrooms. Otherwise, it's a sandy parking lot. Office staff and management were pleasant and professional. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the blue-shirted jerks riding around in the golf carts. They told the campers next to us that we complained about their little dog barking at 1:30 in the afternoon. Understandably, the neighbors were furious. If the staff has a problem, they should handle it honestly instead of involving other patrons. We won't be back. Henderson or Topsail from now on! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like others have said, great location; great beach, some spots tighter than others, but manageable; dog owners appeared to control their animals--some needed reminders about the rules of animals on the beach-- overall a great stay. One thing to keep in mind--I had our forwarding service send a Priority Mail package to me and the USPS was unable to deliver the same and "a notice was left." Al tho I checked at the CG office daily, I was told: "No mail for you!" We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
You don't get closer to the water than this if you take a waterfront site. The beach sites don't have sewer but they pump you out for $10. It is pricey but we had a lovely stay and will hopefully come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We visited this park while in the area. The sites near the highway are VERY short and close together. Parking would take some doing. Those on the beach look like a chaotic parking lot. I guarantee your slides and awning will touch your neighbors. The chaos comes from where to park your tow vehicle or toad. The rates were $79-$132 per night! The thought of all that sand and salt water getting into and on my rig doesn't make me warm and fuzzy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great location directly on the gulf. The staff is very helpful, the campground clean, and close to many conveniences. The sites are tight which made pulling in/out a little tricky but staff helped direct us. This campground was well maintained, had 2 pools, and a small store. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great place: has something and is a place of enjoyment, for everyone! It's very clean and well kept. Was nice to have a choice between two pools and/or the beautiful, white sand beach. The sites are snug but I have seen much worse. We had two different sites at the front of the campground, and found them to be fine for roominess. Some of the workers could use a more pleasant attitude when dealing with people, or find something else to do! But we didn't cowtail to any grumps! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I am a firm believer in giving good reviews when they are deserved and not just bad ones when they are also deserved. First let me say, I stayed at Navarre Beach Campground last year over the Memorial Day holiday and without hesitation left them a negative. Thus, I will never go back. You can read my review of them if you want but, just a quick overview they were extremely misleading on things in the park that would cost you extra money. Examples being an ice cream social, pancake breakfast, etc. By looking at there site one would think that was just a free bonus for campers. When you got here and were checked in is when you learned otherwise. Anyway, Camping on the Gulf was up front with everything. They say on their website that ice cream is extra and aren't shady about trying to make another dollar or 2 with anything. The bathrooms were top notch, you basically have your own shower, sink, and toilet. Nice shaded lots (upper park) and easy access to the beach. That being the real beach and not some "Sound" that the other place is located at. We have already made reservations again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It has to get a 10 because of the location. If you get a good site close to the front, you are literally right on the beach. If this is what you want this park is a ten. Nice pools and staff. If you had a bad site I can see where you rating would be low, but we were on the second row with nice view. Lots of sand in the coach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed staying here since it is so close to the beach. The bathrooms were clean, and there were not alot of campers at our time of stay. We paid for a beach spot, but our next stay will get the upper park lot. I would suggest this if you would like to save money because it really isn't that much more of a walk to the beach. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our site was spacious, but we could see others were smaller. Our site was one of the 500s. I would definitely suggest this park to others, but it is pricey. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is all about the beach. The sites are small, as are all beach RV Parks. The upper park sites are larger, which is what we had for our $65 rate. That is the winter rate, which is the lowest of the year. The beach here is one of the most beautiful in Florida. It's prettier than Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Naples, or Fort Myers Beach. Now, I'm talking about the sand and the ocean, not the cities. Destin has all you would need, with rampant development along the main road. It's not south Florida, so it isn't quite warm enough in the winter, hence the lower rate. But it is more tolerable in summer than the heat of south Florida, hence the higher rates in summer. Staff is friendly and 4.5 mph speed limit is ridiculous. I drove 10 mph and was not ticketed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful, private bathrooms. Friendly staff. However, we paid for two nights. Had to leave for a family emergency after staying one night. Even though we left at 9:00am, they would not refund for the second night so, be aware. As long as you understand you are paying for the location (which is awesome) and not amenities, you will not be disappointed. Would have rated it higher if it were a better value and we had been refunded for the night we had to leave (two spots you know were filled that night)! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very busy and crowded park with very narrow sites. It has two pools, one with a water slide. It also has easy access to the ocean. It has sites literally 200 yards from the ocean with electrical and water only in the beach sites and is sand and dirt without shade, concrete, or amenities. Golf cart rentals are available. They didn't have that many though. Also gates at the front. If you choose to stay here in a big rig, the upper park is much nicer, cheaper and has a few large pull thru sites. The bathrooms and showers are very nice with locking doors on every unit. Overall I would not return to this park and would look for other parks on my next trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second visit. Gulf access is good. Sites are so close together that my awning and slide were only inches away. You've never camped closer to anyone anywhere than here, I can guarantee that. The electricity was flaky. The entire row kept tripping the main breaker. Management was working to have it repaired. It was very difficult (in fact dangerous) to get out of the campground onto the highway. The speed limit in the campground is 4.1/2 MPH for safety. The problem with 4.1/2 MPH is that all the bicycles and scooters travel faster than that, so the bicycles are passing up the cars and RVs making the situation actually more dangerous! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campsite was a little cramped. The campers next to us parked in our yard and left us no where to park the jeep. Beach was great. Did not use the pools but they looked nice. Staff was very helpful. Traffic getting into and out of the park was scary. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great paved roads and sites. Very organized and friendly staff. Multiple pools and obviously the beach is great. Pizza Delivery across the street. Centrally located. Be sure to check out their Soft Serve Ice Cream machine in the recreation hall!! My kids loved it at $1.00 a cone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As I write this (03/07), we are staying in a cabin. Pros: The cabin is clean and well stocked. The indoor pool is very nice as is the activity center and the laundry facilities. Beach access is very nice. For the most part the staff has been friendly. Cons: We had friends visit us. As they had a dog and as dogs are not permitted in or outside of the cabins they parked their pickup (with a bed camper) off of Camping on the Gulf property but close to the cabin. Being close to the cabin it was convenient to check on the dog periodically. Even though they were off Camping on the Gulf property next to a vacant lot we were told they had to move their vehicle by camp personnel. I then suggested they park in my parking spot next to our cabin, leaving the dog in the camper. I would park at the entrance to the park. I was told dogs are not even permitted close to the cabin. As I write this review several park tenants have walked past the cabins with their dogs! It appears there is selective enforcement of the rules. This area is very congested. Entering the highway outside of the RV park is very difficult. I call it the Kamikaze run. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We stayed for 1 week because they could not accommodate us any longer without having to move every weekend. The sites are staked on top of each other. Also the speed limit is a joke, you have to ride your brakes(4.5miles/hour) and they have signs to let you know you are over, even while walking. They are not accurate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As seems typical for a private campground we felt like the website probably overplayed the amenities. The pools were small and the game room areas were deserted. The playground equipment was rather old as well. However, this is a great campground if you're interested in being right on the Gulf. You just can't beat the location and many sites have Gulf views. The staff was extremely friendly and there were many children around. We'll be back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We go here every year for Easter and we LOVE it! It is literally a park on the ocean. The water is beautiful and every part of the park is spotless! My kids (I have 4) love it and they sell ice cream cones for $1 in the office. We never want to leave and will continue to go for many years. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have been to perhaps 20 other RV parks, this one is rated top notch! We (mother, father, my daughter and myself) wanted something close to the beach that is family friendly and we found it. From our campsite we can see the ocean, are across from the playground, and perhaps a 1 minute walk from the showerhouse. The showerhouse is unbelievable, there are individual rooms which include showers, a toilet, a sink, a chair and electrical outlets. Additionally, I went in there two times yesterday, both times there were people from the campground cleaning. Speed limit is 4. 5 mph, however is good because there are many small children. Staff is friendly and helpful, campers are among the most friendly I've seen. Beaches are not overly crowded as in other places, campground had activities most days we were there. We are somewhat picky in regards to campgrounds, the first day we were all in agreement that this is where we are coming next year and are making reservations. Rules are there for a reason, as the mother to a child I can appreciate them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We enjoyed our stay here and are surprised at earlier negative comments re staff. Every single staff member we encountered was fantastic. We were near the beach (could not stay beach front because we have dogs). Yes, the sites are close. Yes, the sites are sandy (as one usually finds on the beach). Utilities were great. There were a number of kids and they seemed to be having great fun. The only negative we had was that the free wifi was acting up (they know this and may change providers). We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped beach front over New Years. Wife loved it since she can sit and stare at the beach for hours and is perfectly happy. Our beach front site had only electric and water, no cable or sewer. Site was only 20 ft wide so we were very snuggly with neighbors. Upper end of park is much better looking than the lower or beach front sites which need work. We had no shade, no grass, and would step over a 5 ft retaining wall if not careful. Staff was friendly and helpful, park was clean. As I said, wife loved it, I would prefer less sand, more trees, more space. Big excitement was a sink hole that appeared after a heavy rain. Everyone gathered around to advise repair crew, take pictures and be entertained. Sort of pitiful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you want a family place to camp this IS NOT the place to be. Too many rules, people drive around in golf carts looking for violators. Speed limit is 4 1/2 miles per hour with flashing lights if you violate. Staff is rude and will yell at you if you or your kids are violating rules. Kids must have helmets to ride bikes, kids cant play on pool table (unless you are STANDING right over them at ALL times)kids can't use exercise equipment. Really the only pluses are the restrooms and showers and the view of the beach. Do your research before hand to ensure your family will have an enjoyable trip. Never coming back to this place! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice campground. We stayed in a beach site. I wish now that we had gotten an upper park site. They are alot nicer with shade and a big concrete patio. Also the price is cheaper and the walk to the beach is not that much farther. But we did enjoy oursleves. This place is right on the water. Showers were great with motel style bathrooms. We live in Virgina so it was a long drive for us but worth it. We hated to leave. We will return in a couple of years though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you like the beach as we do, this place is perfect. We get a site on the beach but it is high ($100+). The park is very crowded and the sites are small. The sites on the beach are gravel but should be paved. Overall this is a good park but way too crowded. I would gladly pay more, because of the location, if they would remove some of the sites so each site would have more room. Topsail State Park is much nicer and cleaner but does not have good access to the beach. Staff is helpfull. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Decent campground, it is the only campground in the area with easy beach access. You can stay right on the ocean if you want. I wouldn't though, because the sites are small and if it storms you will get sand everywhere. Prefer upper park (short walk to ocean) because of concret pads, grass, trees, and sites are larger. Campground is expensive (beachfront sites are over $100 in the summer, upper park is $57 in the summer) by any standards! But if you want to be close to the Ocean this is the place. Have also camped at Topsail Hill, nicest campground in the world just too inconvenient to the ocean for me. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been there twice and it was outstanding. With respect to the review that
mentioned too many employees driving golf carts, we would also point out that they were constantly offering transportation to elderly, to people with small children, and to any one else if you looked tired. We won't hesitate to return and we don't usually recommend things, but the place is literally on the gulf, its clean, and the people are decent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great park on the gulf coast in Destin. You can camp with your windshield looking at the white sands and gulf coast. Waterfront sites don't have sewer, but there are full hookups nearby as well. We stay here everytime we visit Destin. Also close to factory outlet mall. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice Park ,staff very helpful. No problems checking in or with our reservations. We stayed
here 9/04 between Francis and Ivan. Facilities very clean and in good repair.Love the family style baths. I do wish the pool was open late at night . It closes at dusk, but you can take a late night walk on the beach , so not a bad trade off!! Looking forward to reurning in '05. Hope Ivan was kind. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We have stayed here twice and love the entire campground. The first time we were at site
#717 where we could see the ocean over the campers in the two rows ahead of us. The last time we were there, 8/13/04, we were on the beach. They have removed three sites on the beach to give everyone more room and we had no problem getting our slide and awning out. Where else can you step out of a camper and walk directly on the beach? True, there is not much shade on the lower sites, but the upper sites have plenty of shade if this is what you need. To us, we want the beach and are willing to overlook the shade. Everything was very clean and the hosts were the best, both trips. We were there in a 30' Fifth Wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 2 / 10 ]
We camped here once, that was enough. We had a small campsite near the middle of the campground. Our campsite was so small that one end of our pop-up almost touched the brick wall dividing the campground from the resort next door. The other end of our camper was just a few feet from the road going through the campground. We had requested a campsite right across from the restroom. However, the restroom was frequently dirty with stopped-up toilets. We often had to walk down to the restroom closer to the beach. But frequently those toilets were stopped up, too. We were not impressed with this place at all, and we will not go back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
First of all, this park has too many people working here riding around in golf carts. Usually when a place has a terrible website and they have something great like the beach going for them, it tells you something. They feel like they do not have to market themselves and that is the same attitude you will find here. The take it or leave it attitude. This park has one big thing, they are right on the beach and they let you know it by having that imprinted on everything. "You can't get any closer than this!" Rules, rules and more rules: I was asked to have a headlight and rear blinking light on mine and my wife's bike or I should not ride it in the park. I suppose the reflectors that will do for riding on any city street, were not good enough for the night staff on golf carts that mentioned it to us. I also did not like their policy of a minumum of something like $40 before they let you use a credit card, which if someone reported that to Mastercard or Visa is probably a violation of their merchant agreement to stop people from using their card for any dollar amount. I made several purchases in the store and had to scramble to find cash each time since I try to put everything on a credit card when on a weeklong vacation. One of the main things I also did not like, was having my door knocked on by a worker telling me it was almost checkout time. I read the rules and yes I know that I have to be out by a certain time but I have never encountered this at a campground. I asked at the store on the way out, and they said there was not someone waiting on the site so it further infuriated me about having my door knocked on. If the guy had been friendly and joked around about it it would have been fine but he was not. Just overzealous workcampers that think they own the place. The sunsets were beautiful and the park was full of some nice people from all over, but I like to go to a place and be fully left alone by the staff, not see them in golf carts every second, looking for something to pick about. I will visit this park again because I do not want to label it just because of the transient staff. Surely the ones I am talking about will have moved to another park. The main reason for the 2 rating, is my door being knocked on about checkout and the bike light issue. Although for this price, I would have expected to see concrete pads on every site. I am glad though, that this park has not given in to condo developers and has remained a campground. Sadly it is the only beachfront campground on the Gulf that I have been able to find. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We camped directly on the beach for one month in November 2003, and would do so again but for a shorter time. The beach is beautiful -- white sand and emerald green/blue water. But sites were only 16' wide -- we could not put out our awning. The plan for 2004 is to widen the beachfront sites to 20', still tight but better. Sites back from the beach are significantly wider. The campground is in the process of putting cement pads on all sites except beachfront; this should be completed for the 2004 summer season. Beautiful new bath houses were built in 2002-2003 which feature individual motel style bathrooms. We've never seen better in a campground, and they are cleaner than most motels. The beach half of the campground has no shade, which would be a problem in hot weather. The "upper park" away from the beach has trees and grass, and some trees are large enough to provide shade. We found the staff and fellow campers to be very friendly. The staff, most of whom are workcampers, make a real effort. The town of Destin, and 6 lane highway 98 that runs by the campground, is very busy. In summer we imagine the area to be close to gridlock, but in November it was just busy. There are many good restaurants in the Destin area, including some right on the waterfront. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Great for family vacation, you have the gulf, pool, activity center, paved roads & it's
close to everything. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
My family drives there every year for a two week stay. Perfect for people who love the ocean and a great beach. Not the place for people who don't want to be around kids. After all, where else can you hear the sounds of the ocean waves and be inside your
camper?! We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Avoid the beach camping area unless you enjoy the sardine experience. Our site was about 50 yards from the beach, which is where I would recommend. Close enough to the beach for easy walking and the sites are much bigger. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again. We camped here in a camper.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Nice campground on the beach. Would avoid the beachfront sites unless you absolutely have to have that view of the Gulf. They are very close together. The sites not on the front row have much more room. Campground is well maintained and the staff are friendly enough. Very good outlet mall shopping about a half mile from the campground. We camped here in a camper.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Overpriced but right on the sunny (?) sandy beach. Minimal sites for 40' 5th. Narrow sites for triple slide. Park starting to look its age. We drove through Emerald Coast RV Park and will probably stay there next time through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This campground is right on the beach. I am writting this review because as everyone knows ,everyone has their own opinion and I respectivly disagree with some points of the other review on this campground. There are some shaded sites on the upper end of the campground. The restrooms are very clean and they are cleaned several times a day. There is ample room for the awning to be pulled out as well as a slide. There is also ample room for a grill for a cookout. We have been camping there for 4 years and would not camp anywhere else in the panhandle area of Florida. The campsite prices are a bit high but as I said, you are right on the beach. The only reason I did not give it a 10 is that nothing is perfect. We camped here in a camper.
[ 5 / 10 ]
No shade at all! Very small sites and very close together. On the beachfront sites, you can't open your awning and large slide-outs present a problem. Very little room for tow vehicle. The campground staff was very friendly and very helpful. If your desire is to stay on the beach then this is a good campground for you. But if you enjoy sitting outside, grilling, etc. then be aware that the sites are too small to do this. We camped here in a camper.
Costs per night varies with amount of time you stay. Wi-Fi was great. Looks like they're adding to the Wi-Fi which will make it even better. Nice heated pool, kiddie wet pad, patio by shore. If you want there are rooms and cabins with kitchens available. Military only but if you're active or retired, you can't go wrong stay here. Staff is wonderful taking care of us and the campground, too. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for a week in July. Beautiful park with lots of amenities and friendly staff. Restrooms were very clean and although some sites are a bit tight we had no problem with our site. Overall it was a great place to stay. Excellent cable service also. Only 2 issues kept me from rating this a 10. 1. WiFi should be free - almost all commercial campgrounds offer this service at no cost now and as a military benefit I think this is ridiculous to still charge patrons for internet. 2. There should be an ice machine in the RV area. If not a free one like the motel/duplex area has, then one of those vending type ones at least. Campers need ice, and it would have been a better use of funds than the colored lights that were installed to make the pool area look so pretty at night. Just my opinion. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the best kept secrets in the military campground system. Great staff: friendly and accommodating. Concrete hardstands and full hookups. Wonderful sunsets every evening right on the bay. Near good shopping and a couple of miles to the white sand beaches. Wonderful place! We stayed here 10 days and will do it again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK folks, this is a great park. First it has been here a long time, but the staff have up graded and keep the grounds and bathrooms spotless. We stayed here 10 days with a 34ft rig and toad and had no problems parking. The roads are narrow, but if you can handle your rig, it is not a problem. And when you do pull in other campers are more than happy to help. I had my awnings out and so did my neighbor and we had plenty of room. Also when we were there two coaches over 40ft pulled in and parked with no problem. The sunset views are out of this world over the bay. They have jet ski and boat rental. You are in the heart of Destin but would not know it. It is very quiet and the staff is great. This is a military campground which is nice because it gives you a chance to say thank you to the people who have served. We will be back and hope to stay longer. Great park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't know what the previous campers were looking for, but this is a very nice military campground. The staff were friendly and helpful, camp and showers were clean and well kept. We would not hesitate to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can't believe the previous write-ups. The RV Parking is no more than a parking lot resembling a RV park. Sites were so small that accommodating a 40ft 5th wheel AND a one ton truck was nearly impossible. Had we stayed we would have been right on top of our neighbors with no room for an awning. Entry into park was very tight and narrow as were the roads inside the park. All concrete and asphalt does not make for great living. We had a month booked here and ended up going elsewhere for the extra room. Had I been in a motorhome with a small toad and not staying very long I would have stayed, but not for an extended time. Attendant at the desk was not very friendly, A smile goes a long way when greeting people for the first time, maybe he didn't know how to smile. We would not come here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Open to military or DOD only. Sites are a little close together, but are angled and easy to back into regardless of RV size. Sites are all level concrete slabs. You are not located right on the water but it is a very very short walk away. Lots of sitting area right on the water. There are two children's playgrounds. They have a couple of treadmills in the rec center. There is a boathouse with rental boats and jet skis available. Great kayaking area. Pool is seasonal. It is an excellent place to stay with family. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful place to stay for military. We loved it. The sites were all paved and very roomy. Each site had it's own picnic table on the pavement. There were several playgrounds around the area and just about 30 feet away is the Gulf of Mexico. There are stairs that lead right down to it. The bathrooms were very clean and very well maintained. We would definitely go back to this. If you are military or retired military, this is a great place to visit. Not far from Destin activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park seems to have lost its edge: trash and butts about, a couple of older junkie RVs. There seems to be more commercial types than vacationers. Loose dogs and cats. Landscaping is really nice. The area is very nice, as is the beach access near the park. Might return but will check out other parks in the area first. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely nice park. Exquisitely landscaped and maintained. The main complaint we have is that the sites are very compressed. There is barely room for a RV and a tow vehicle or dinghy. The staff is very cordial and helpful. The place is relatively expensive but better than hotel options. We have stayed here before and would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the most upscale RV park in the Destin area. The landscaping is lush and the sites are concrete and nice. It appears that security is THE top priority here given the coded gate entrance and a plethora of cameras watching your every move. The pool wasn't clean the whole week we were here, it had a ton of debris in it. The patio around the pool was disgustingly dirty, it looked like it had been weeks since it was cleaned. The pool and patio area was just plain NASTY. The walkway going to the pool from the campground was narrow and uneven. The hose area where you spray off after coming from the beach was standing in dirty water. The Wi-Fi connection was HORRIBLE. I expected much more for the price we paid. This park seems to be neglected, no maintenance employee or employees on site taking care of the grounds, restrooms or pool area during the day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground for access to the beach, with a private entrance and parking off site from the campground. Sites are only about 50 feet long and require parking the toad sideways in front with a 40' motorhome. Office staff was excellent and well informed on the area. Pool is rather small for a resort of this level. Some sites are difficult to get in and out of because of vehicles parked in or very close to the road. Trees and shrubs between sites for some privacy. WI-FI and cable TV worked well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice owner resort,brick streets,large paved sites. Easy in-out, very clean in every way,beautiful landscaping. Super manager and sales staff very informative/helpful. Pool is heated,bath areas are very nice/clean. Easy access to the beach with private entrance. Park has no permanent residents and no old junkie equipment. Our rate is based on monthly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a first class park with beautiful sites and great landscaping. It is a fairly small park but the location is great and easy to get to Destin for shopping and eating etc. The staff was friendly as were the others we met while here. The sites are fairly close but well protected by shrubs on some sites. This is a really nice place that left me wishing it had a workout room of some type. I booked my return trip here already. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Right on the ocean. You can get a site facing the ocean, but we opted for a back in site midway. Beautiful park, new concrete pads, big rec room. Staff very friendly, even moved another RV so we could have the site. Being on the ocean was a big plus for us and grand-kids. We all had a ball. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was July 4th week, so was very expensive and crowded. But this is a well maintained and beautiful park, a short walk to the beach. We have stayed before, the sites are well landscaped and feel private, although they are small. All back ins: a 40-footer with one small car, just fits in the space. There is very limited additional parking. Laundry, clean but small with only 2 washers and 2 dryers. Pool area and bathrooms are clean and well maintained. All utilities work well. A 10 when not full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very small park but very nice and close to the beach. I thought the park was priced well but didn't like the reservation fee. The campground was very clean and the staff was exceptional. It was gated and felt very safe. I would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been visiting this park for the last eight years and have never been disappointed. They retain their high standards and the park continues to upgrade their sites and facilities. This year, despite the lack of reservations, the staff went out of their way to accommodate us for a week. Their professionalism and courtesy was refreshing. The park is in immaculate condition and we plan to return as soon as possible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very upscale park with paved pads, patios and a cement table and benches. The landscaping is very nice. It has a heated pool. However it is a one-way street so we had to go out of the park, through the Post Office Parking Lot and then back in to the park to get to our site. All sites are back in. Most of the sites are privately owned and then rented out. It is a short walk to the beach which is nice. Has a good pool and lounges. I rated this as an 8 because the price is very high. There are special charges of $12 which drives the cost up. Because of the cost we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is actually in Miramar Beach which makes it easier to find on your GPS. Beautifully landscaped sites with level concrete pads and patio's. Short walk to miles of white sand beach. Sites fine for 40ft'er with 4 slides, but turns would be difficult for larger coach. All back-in sites and fairly close together. Good Wi-Fi, cable TV and very friendly staff. Only drawback is small laundry: only 2 washers and 2 dryers in very tight space. Can't imagine this in high season when everyone will want to wash beach towels in addition to regular laundry. Daily rates high, but monthly rate quite reasonable w/electric included. We stayed a month. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Office gentleman was friendly and professional. Sites are very upscale with paver pads and nice concrete tables and benches. Park is gated. Wi-Fi worked well, though it logged you out too easily. We had to trim palm leaves which were scratching the coach. Otherwise this is a near-perfect setup. There is a beautiful beach with private access. Stunning really. We hope to return for two weeks or a month. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with great landscaping, however if you are coming for the beach you need to understand the distance to the beach. It is 2-3 blocks. It's a small, intimate park. Another nice option in Destin, adds to the many different kinds of above average parks in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just to note that again we had an outstanding visit at this park. Staff and guests were friendly and the sites were well maintained. Beautiful park located near the beach and restaurants. We will be coming back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is nice and clean with every amenity, but it is has a very narrow cobblestone road. We have a very large truck and a 36 foot fifth wheel which made it almost impossible to back into the site. Everything else was very nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been enjoying this park for the last six years and plan to return. Although small, the landscaping and overall appearance of the park is outstanding. During our last visit, we were also impressed with the managements cooperation and flexiablility. I must admit, the cost is getting out of control. With the basic high price, the registration fee, water fee, and the need to purchase "travel insurance" to recoup anything in case of a cancelation the park may be pricing itself out of bussiness. The "no refunds" policy needs a relook! Anyway, I hope they can get there prices back in line so we can continue to enjoy the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very clean park but tiny sites. They are very narrow with very small patio. I barely have room for my hammock and almost no room for my toad, as I am on a curve and afraid my toad will get hit by a big rig trying to make the corner. As said before, the park is no5 in Destin, but east at Miramar Beach and is a 5 minute walk to the beach. It is not in sight from the campground. It seems to be very payment orientated. No refunds within a month of arrival and very pricey to boot! We are here only because of short notice of a wedding we needed to attend. There are quite a few open sites and it's spring break. Maybe too costly? We won't be back. It's just not worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in this park for 7 days. It is not in Destin nor is it on the beach. The park is across the road on Miramar Beach which is about 6 miles from Destin. It is a small park with concrete pads and patio. It is very clean and located close to lots of services. It is expensive and they charge $12 for a reservation and a $2 water surcharge. One week in February was $342.17 which included taxes, rent, reservation fee, and water surcharge. The beach across the road has a private access and is spectacular. This park is expensive but I think it is worth the money. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground but very tight. I noticed that they are now charging some extra fees like water & reservation fees, which I feel is another way to get extra money. We stayed in site # 13 which is owned by the guy that owns sites 12 & 13 and camped next to us. That was a nightmare. The owner was a complete nut. He woke us up at all hours of the night for stupid questions and later left out in the wee-hours of the night, extremely noisy. He continuously monitored our every move. If we go back, we will not stay in # 12 or 13. I feel that the campground is very over priced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice albeit expensive campground. They will try to sell you a campsite. I don't know the whole deal, we did not listen to the pitch. You will have problems if you have more than your RV and one vehicle, not much parking. They did ask the year of our rig so there may be restrictions on the age of the rig. We were in site 9 and could not get satellite reception, too many buildings. They do offer access to the beach, it is a short walk. Nice pool but not heated. Well landscaped. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spaces are very tight, landscaping moving toward dead in many areas and these spaces were not built for today's bigger rigs with slides. The park name is also quite deceptive as this park is in Mirimar Beach, which is miles south of Destin. It is a hike to the beach access. This park is not worth the price and we were charged a $9.21 reservation charge and have not ever experienced this in a private park. They also charged us a $2.00 water surcharge. Both these fees were never explained to us and everything was fully charged to our credit card prior to our arrival. I think the owners know that once people arrive they would not want to stay at these or any price if they had a modern rig. Anyone would want their money back and stay elsewhere for a fraction of the price.Only plus was proximity to beach. We would never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with an amazingly indifferent staff. They seemed more interested in whether or not our rig was "new enough" than anything else. We apparently passed their test - so they "let" us stay. Nada to do at the campground execept a very small pool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was very clean. We found the staff to be very friendly. Our only complaint is that we were told we could get internet at the each campsite but was never able to get it. My husband was told they were working on it but the whole week we were there could not use it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
While planning a final summer trip with my 4 yr old son, I made the request for a reservation and gave the type of RV to them and they responded right away and were very snooty. 1st they told me I had some sort of half baked conversion and that they would not allow that. Then they told me it was to old. Then they wanted pictures for a further review. So here is my take. If they are trying to keep the riff raff out, define the riff raff. They do not seem family oriented. Since there are a couple of other family oriented parks at Destin, I think I will go with one of those. I have a very cool older rig that my son loves and I would not put him in anything unless I deem it is safe and 100 percent. I would not recommend going to this spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was private & nice. The beach was a few blocks away - we were under the impression that it was closer. The sites are small, but functional. Not a real friendly staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is picture perfect. The road is made of designer bricks, the sites are perfectly landscaped with tropical plants and the pool is sparling clear. It is lovely. It also has its own private beach access that you can go to across the street. This is a really nice place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I guess I expected more for the price. It is not on the beach by any means. The WiFi was very high and not part of our nightly rate. Many parks we have been to for a lot better price included WiFi free. The spaces were VERY small and tight. For the money they charge and the name of the park, we expected some beach - not so. It is a good little walk away. It is gated and secure but the views include office areas and tall office type buildings - not beaches. The landscaping was nice, the people were nice, it was clean and the pool was nice. Our slideout hit the bushes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 5 nights and it was an enjoyable stay. The sites are small and with slide outs, it was a tight squeeze. The lack of Wi-Fi, needs to be corrected and we were told it would be done next year. Easy access to the beach. All in all, one of the nicer parks that we have stayed at and we would definitely stay here again. If you have a big rig, you might have problems getting into your site. The staff was great! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground. Very clean and well kept. Phone service was not mentioned at check-in. The beach is across the street but is an easy walk. You are issued one beach gate key with a $5 deposit. The deposit is refunded if returned during business hours, if not a stamped self-addressed envelope is required or deposit is forfeited. The design of the sites cause them to be short unless trailer is setup as far back as possible which will cause the patio area to be less useable. You do have to pay in full prior to arriving and it is not refundable, you will get credit for a future stay. With a little more hospitality, things such as trash pickup, dressing area in the baths, this would be a 10 resort. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a small but beautiful resort with lush landscaping. It looks pretty at night with all the accent lighting. The grounds are immaculate and the place is well run. The pool temperature is kept at 85 year round. The beach was a bit of a walk but worth it; it's easily the nicest we've seen in our travels. There is a very large outlet mall 1/2 mile away. The RV sites are not huge, but private and sufficient for 40' motorhomes and tow car. The spot beside us was occupied by a 38' fifth wheel and very large pickup truck, and it had no problem fitting into the site. We were told the management had to cut back some of the lavish landscaping so as not to interfere with the slide-outs. We stayed a month and were sorry when it was time to leave. There only negative issue was that the full accomodation had to be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival, and there were no refunds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice campground, but felt it was not what it could be. The pads were not thought out very well. We could not use our awning over our patio area because we could not position our Fifth wheel in the proper place. This was due to the fact that the spots were not long enough to position the RV in the proper place and still have enough room to park a tow vehicle. I noticed that we were not the only ones with this problem. The park owners apparently spent a lot of money on landscaping but are not spending any money to keep it up properly. We had as many weeds as other desirable plants in our beds. The campground has a private beach access but is not as close as it appears on their map. It is about a 300 yard walk to get to the beach access. Not too very far unless you have 3 children under 4 years of age, as we did. I was also not offered a free round of golf or a deep sea fishing trip, as a previous camper had stated in their review. I might be being a little bit pickey. The overall campground was very nice, I just expected first rate everything for over $70 a night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Nicest place I've ever seen, much less stayed at. Its small and extremely clean. Beach is across the street they have private access. The landscaping is unbelievable and they even give you free golf rounds and free deep sea fishing trips. My family really enjoyed our vacation, everything was very convenient and the park is well worth the price. We camped here in a camper.
Geronimo RV Resort is a great, clean, friendly campground. There is no pool, but it's only a five-minute walk to the beautiful Destin Beach. We stayed 7 nights, at the Passport America rate. Saved us $135 off the week. Not all campgrounds accept Passport America during Jan., Feb., and Mar. But Geronimo does. The Office Manager was great to work with, highly efficient, and great on the phone. It is a very pet-friendly campground with access to a very large lot next door at the church. The laundry was spotless, efficient, and less expensive than some other campgrounds. Would definitely camp here again and highly recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We paid 5 nights at Passport America rate of $27 and 2 nights at $54. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It's an easy 5 minute walk to the beach and about a mile from any store you may need, including an outlet mall. I would have rated this higher except for a couple things. It was clearly stated that dog were not allowed in the office, yet when I arrived to check in, the girl in the office had her dog with her. Hearing comments from a camper, it was clear this was the norm. Since I'm allergic to dogs, that was strike one. Strike 2 was the fact that the shower head in the non-handicapped ladies shower needs to be replaced because only half of it worked. There was only one toilet stall in the men's room. There are energy saving 15 minute timers in the rest rooms, but I don't think they are accurate. I think there should be some sort of night light in the rest room because I didn't feel safe walking into a dark room even though the switch was right inside the door. That being said, I would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Totally agree with previous reviewer. Very nice place! Plus, the cable and secured Wi-Fi, which works very well, are included in daily rate. Only would add that because it's small, better make reservations ASAP, especially because it's a Passport America park (with a further discount for cash payment). Found the people camped here as well as the staff very helpful and friendly as soon as I arrived. Hope to come back again in future and stay longer! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great little park. Only 29 spots but all have flat concrete pads with solid grass in between. Sites are well spaced so you don't feel cramped at all. The park is off the main drag a couple of blocks which makes it very quiet and peaceful. Showers and restrooms were spotless. Laundry had 4 washers and dryers and was very clean. Staff was very friendly and owner checked out the site and assisted in backing us in. Water, electric, and cable hookups very handy in a lighted pedestal right adjacent to the pad. Park was close by many restaurants, grocery stores (Publix, Walmart), very large Premium outlet mall, and several great golf courses. Passport America rate accepted throughout the year where most parks in the area will not accept the PA rate January-March. Definitely would stay here again and would recommend to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is really a hidden gem in Destin Florida. The park is off the main highway and doesn't have ocean views but it the cleanest, and most friendly park we have stayed at. We arrived in the dark and were greeted by staff who knew we were coming, did our paper work quickly and then guided us into our site with the aid of a flashlight. Don't get much better service than that. The park is relatively small but is kept immaculately. The laundry is spotless and has an exchange book section. It is a very short walk to beach, and who doesn't need a bit of exercise when traveling? Thank you again, you were the best host we have had. We will be back and will definitely recommend your gem in Destin to fellow travelers! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We liked this park. We used the Passport America for 50% off the rate. Close to the beach and many places to eat. Good free internet. The manager is super nice, we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a tough campground to rate because it will be very appealing to some and not so much to others. For us, just looking for a nice place to park our rig close to the beach, it was a very good experience. There are only 29 sites, all with concrete pads and deep enough for a big rig and vehicle. There is ample parking for extra vehicles close by as well. The grounds are very well kept, with thick grass between each site. In addition, there is a huge field where dogs can be walked and are allowed to run off leash (if no other dogs or people are present). The beach is a short walk (8 minutes from our door to the public access). Overall, we found this place to be well kept and the manager is very involved with keeping it so. The only (minor) complaints we had were that there was no picnic table at the sites and the Wi-Fi was very weak and slow. If you are looking for a great location to park your rig (at half the price of other Destin campgrounds) while you enjoy the beaches and sights of Destin, I would highly recommend Geronimo. If you are looking for a campground with a view, a pool, and activities for your kids, you will need to look elsewhere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we arrived at this park it was after posted office hours, but the manager was still on site, in the office, and was very helpful on check-in. He showed us to our pull-through site (which was one of only a few). He made sure we had everything we needed and ensured us we could call anytime if we needed anything else. The location was pet friendly and the restrooms clean. Taking the Mid Bay Bridge was an expensive mistake as they charge $3 for the first two axles and $3 for each additional. Yes, our TOAD cost us an extra $6 to cross the bridge. We could have saved a few bucks by disconnecting it and driving it separate, but who wants to go through all that? We left the location after one night as our business was across the bay and we did not want to pay the tolls every time we crossed the toll bridge. The location was fine and only two blocks from a really beautiful beach. We might stay at the location again when driving across the toll bridge is not necessary. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Somewhat short on shade trees but both the park and facilities were exceptionally clean and well kept. Gentleman at front desk is an excellent host and one of the friendliest people I've met. An ordained minister like me, we visited like old friends for over an hour. Anytime we visit area, this will be our place to stop. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here to attend a beach wedding in Destin. The park was very clean and neat. Only a block from the beach. Trees are planted at each site but are quite small at this time. The drives are not paved but the rig parking is with a nice concrete patio next to your rig. No matter as the park was quiet and easy to get in and out of. We would do it again if we return to the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a short distance from the beach. The owner and manager went out of the way to be helpful. They do not have picnic tables but the manager gave us his personal folding table to use since we have a motorcycle tent trailer and do not carry our own table. Bathrooms and showers are spotless and the park is in nearly new condition. The trees are young and are about 10 feet high so it will be some time before they provide shade. We enjoyed the cleanliness, hospitality and the overall location of the campground that we extended our stay. Would highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park has a great atmosphere. There is no pool but we like it that way because it means less kids. The guy that runs the park is VERY attentive to the grounds and restrooms, they are very clean. The park road isn't paved but the sites are concrete. They could use some lush plants between the sites but other than that we love it! The Wi-Fi is good here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed three days. Level concrete pads and patios situated closely to adjacent sites. It is a small park and is relatively new with well manicured areas. The large field adjacent to site is great for dogs. The laundry room is small but it is clean and the machines are new. All in all a good alternative to high priced campgrounds in the area. We would stay here again. Access to Destin and the beach is good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not on the beach but only a short walk and conveniently located to outlet mall. Clean and new. Concrete pads. Very helpful owner/manager when backing in. Great PA rate off season, terrific value! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good check in experience. Provides a discount for previous military service. Small park (29) sites, all back-in. Good utilities and cable. Did not use the Wi-Fi. About 3 blocks to beach. Somewhat difficult to find but overall a quality park adequate space between sites. Concrete pads make leveling a non-issue. Open sites, trees are small. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice, clean, little park, and the owner was friendly and professional. The park is convenient to many of the area's activities and beaches. It had a great area for us to walk our dogs. The park had a lot of rules which would have been nice if they were enforced. We had late night NASCAR parties going on with TV and loud voices on one side. The radio was not shut off for the three days we were there. On the other side, we had a mother who couldn't keep up with her two little girls so she yelled and screamed every time she wanted them. And talk about a barking dogs - my gosh. The park was full. Had we been able to relocate to a site on the other side of the park or if the owner had enforced his noise rules, we would have been able to give this park a 9 or 10. The dumpster was only big enough for a park half this size. Not sure the stay was worth $62 a night, but it was the only park we could get reservations at due to the 4th of July activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 nights. It is not in Destin but rather South Walton. It is about a 10 min. walk to the beach. You can drive to the beach but parking is limited. The sites are all cement pads so no trouble leveling the coach. No pool but who wants the pool when you can go to the beach. That is why we were there. We currently do not tow a car but we brought our bikes and there were lots of places to ride to. Several restaurants are within easy riding distance as is an outlet mall. They have very nice bike lanes on the roads. The restrooms and showers were the cleanest and best kept that I have ever seen. The sites are not shady but they will be one day. There are young oak trees at most of the sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nicely maintained. Owner was extremely sympathetic when I became ill and was hospitalized for two days extending our stay longer than we had planned. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is the perfect location for visiting and enjoying the beautiful Destin beaches, and is the best value for money. All sites are backin, however all the paved sites have hookups at the rear so there are no posts to interfere with slides or compartment doors. Restrooms/showers and laundry were very clean. While there are limited amenities, there is Cable TV. We stayed here for a month and truly enjoyed the park and the area. This park will be our choice whenever we are in Destin. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camp Club USA rate. This was a small, terrific RV park. It was very clean and very quiet. There were few amenities, but great access to the beach and the bike trails in the area. Good WiFi, extremely friendly. We stayed two nights and would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of our very favorite campgrounds. Management is very helpful and courteous. Great location and only a short walk to the beach and convenient to shopping. Easy in and out. Wide spaces. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Confirming what others have already stated. Just returned from 8 days camping. Would definitely use the facilities again. VERY clean property all the way. VERY quiet after dark. VERY convenient to beaches, shops, restaurants and malls. (Huge outlet mall 1 mile away.) Bicycle paths everywhere. Has an atypical resort host. Friendly, concerned and not in your space. I ran over the manicured grass backing my new 36 ft fifth wheel and he was right there and not upset. Try this park. You'll like it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We used Geronimo RV Resort as a destination campground. It is very clean and well maintained park. Sites are a concrete pad with concrete patio attached. My only complaint is that the sites lack a table on the patio. Although park is within 2 blocks from the Gulf, public access is a little further away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lowest priced RV park in the Destin area if you can't get into the State Parks. It's very, very clean and crisp with concrete pads. Has a small loop with all back in sites. Also has a very nice manager. You are a little out of walking distance to the beach, but it is very close. If you want to stay on the beach, stay at Camping on the Gulf. If you want more amenities and a nicer place, stay at the Destin Luxury RV Park which is a stone throws away. But for the city of Destin, this is good value and puts you in the middle of everything. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good campground for a night or two. No recreational facilities at all. Campground has only back-in sites. Area is quiet, not too far from beach and restaurants. W-Fi works good, CATV reception is good. Pricey for what you get. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a newer campground and is one of the the best I've ever stayed in. The place is immaculate with concrete pads for each site. The road currently is hard packed aggregate but the curbs have been poured so it looks like paved roads are planned for the near term. The bath/showers were spotless. The showers themselves are large 6 foot by 6 foot tiled rooms with ample hot water and lighting. The Wi-Fi was fast, never dropped out and I used it extensively. The grass was great, had no weeds and it was even edged where it met the concrete slab at the site. The owner/manager lives on site and was very nice and helpful with information on the area. We were provided with phone numbers for the office and his cell phone as well. Being new, the trees are still a little small but satellite reception is perfect. The only minor downside is the place is in a light industrial area with storage buildings and such but still within walking distance of the beach and eateries. Having said that, there is a very upscale RV park (where the residents own their own lots) in the next block over so the area is not really all that bad and it seemed to be quite safe. It was a little expensive at $47/night but then again, this is Destin, Florida and the rates are competitive. If in the area, I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects monthly stay. My wife and I are just ending a 4 month stay at this RV resort. As previous people have stated, the property is well maintained and the owner is very helpful. The property is near several churches, post office, fire and rescue departments, shopping, hospital, gas stations and restaurants, and of course the Gulf Coast. We had more rain then usual and some spots of the property had water but that subsided after a couple of days, plus the owner was out with submersible pumps keeping the property as dry as possible. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 8 nights, has everything you need - level site, concrete pad, big rig friendly, full hook-ups. This park does not have a pool, hot tub, club house, games. It is very well maintained and clean; the individual that runs the park is very friendly and helpful. Adjacent to the park is a church with a large grassy field. You are allowed to walk/run your dog out there which was a huge bonus for us. Only a short walk to the beautiful beach, very close by is a post office, banks, grocery stores, shopping, fuel. Very convenient location and for the price a very good park! We'd definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We're fulltimers, and this is our second time to stay here this year. Manager keeps the campground immaculate. Only 2 blocks from beach and outlet mall shopping. Concrete pads and patio. Would give it a ten if it had a pool. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great park for the price. Two blocks from the Gulf beaches. We would have given it a 10 if a pool was available, but with the beach so close it is not needed. Another park just down the road was $114. a night and the sites were much closer together and the walk to the beach was more than 2 blocks. This park is well designed with angled back-ins and the hook-ups are all in just the right place. The concrete pads are level and include a concrete patio. The owner is on site and very friendly & knowledgeable about the area. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Military Rate, Great people, owner was great and very helpful with info on the area since it was our first visit to the Destin area. Small park, but laid out was great and easy to find and get into. About two blocks to the beach, but was nice to get out of the way and away from the tourist crowd :). We will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff is great. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Have a big 62ft and he helped me back it in. Park is well maintained and clean. It is a little far from the beach. The concrete spots are pretty level and power is reliable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We full time and have a granddaughter in Destin. We never want to pay the high rates for on the beach parks so we were glad to find this park. It's a short walk to the beach and set back from all the traffic of the beach drive. Sites are large and easy to get into. Staff is great. The only drawback is finding the park. The town has not let them post signs on the road to the park so print the map from their web site and you will be fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just came back from this campground in Destin and we thought that it was very clean and quiet. Restrooms were immaculate. Children are allowed but there isn't much for them to do there in the resort itself (no playground or pool). The lovely beach 2 blocks away was beautiful. You access it through the public entrance on the right side of the Beach House Condominiums, it was very close . Liked that there was more space between the sites compared with Destin RV and Camping on the Gulf. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is 3/10 of a mile from the ocean off Alternate 98. Large cement pads and grassy area at each site. The rating was 9, instead of 10, only because there is no swimming pool or picnic tables. The rate is excellent for this area. We will definitely stay here again. We stayed in a motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of space for a 45' to stretch out. All facilities were newer. No views. No major noise issues. Close to everything. Owner is always there but does not invade your space. Very simple park and we would stay here again passing back and forth to and from Florida. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I work on the LPGA Golf Tour and , while on tour, I am in a different campground each week. This campground is without question one of the best that I have stayed in. Everything about it is clean , the grounds are well maintained , and there is plenty of room to manuver your rig while setting up. The owner , Tom , lives on site and is "hands on" In the past, before the park opened up, I stayed in different sites in Destin. I highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
N30 22.721 W086 21.606 A very clean modern park. we were very impressed at how well maintained this resort was. The owner Tom was super! Goes out of his way to make sure you have everything you need. We have stayed at most of the RV parks in the area and this one by far is the best! there are concrete pads and hookup pedestals which is really nice. Showers and laundry rooms are modern and very clean. You can walk across the street to the beach one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. There are plenty of shopping outlets and malls in the area. The outlets are about 1 mile across the street. the malls are maybe 5 miles. There are plenty of places to eat. We will always stay at this park when we are in the area. I give this park a 10 plus. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I really cannot say anything that hasn't already been said here - but this park is WONDERFUL! Incredibly well maintained, wonderful staff and hosts, spotless bathrooms, nearly private sites due to the vegetation, and a beach that is one of the most beautiful I've seen. I have seen some comments here about the distance it is to walk to the beach, but for those that don't want to do that there is the option of driving 2 minutes to the public access section of the park and you're right at the beach. Perfect! We'll definitely stay again (and again). But book early - they tend to fill fast. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is a gem. We enjoyed camping here two years ago in May and are enjoying it even more in February. The main problem is that if you don’t have reservations you are not getting in. Others campers we have met on our trip tried to get in when we were here and they were turned away at the gate. The campground is in walking distance to the beach, which is beautiful, and near a Wal-Mart, restaurants and shopping. There are 60 secluded campsites with water, electricity, WiFi located in four loops. Bathhouses are clean and all have laundry facilities. The hosts work hard to keep everything clean and are very informative and willing to help with any problems. One can bike, hike on the beach or on the nature trail and nearby fishing is considered one of the best spots in the USA. It is one of the most expensive Florida State Parks but it is worth it. The day we were there the weather was great for biking, hiking and walking along the ocean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A wonderful state park to stay while visiting the area. Sites are large and because of how the sites are arranged give a great deal of privacy. Clean restrooms and showers. The staff was friendly and helpful. The registration office has binoculars for lending out at no cost. Cons are no sewage hookups, wi-fi or cable, but over all a nice place to stay. We will stay here whenever in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this campground! The closeness to the beach is fantastic and it is so well maintained by really friendly work campers. Our site was a little strangely angled so that our 40' rig fit so tightly that we could just only open the door. There was no room to open the door and go around it, but rather you had to get on into the site then open the door. The strange part, was that bubbled inside the site was enough room for 2 enormous tent families to live in addition to the fire ring & picnic table. There are no sewer hookup's but the dump station was very conveniently located and set up very easy to navigate. Terrific location to Destin area activities and directly across the street from a Walmart Super center. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This clean, neat, tiny park has had rave reviews on this website for a long time. It continues to impress us. Thousands of places in the world brag that their beach is #1. There is no #1 in world rankings for beaches but, in scoring, the beach at this park is a 10 out of 10. The sites are mostly quite large and private (some might say claustrophobic). A new Wi-Fi system is also wonderful. If you want TV, bring your satellite dish because there is no cable and no local TV. The area attracts lots of tourists so you can find here lots of shopping, restaurants, golf courses, fishing charters and boat rentals. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nights Stayed – 2 Park Overall – WOW!! What a nice RV Park. It was built in 1976 but looks brand new. I have never stayed in a better maintained park. All sites are gravel, level and secluded. There are no bad sites. RV -Type Used - 5th Wheel 28 Ft, one slide. My Site (47) – Large and very nice, completely secluded. What We Did – The beach is a 300 yard walk down a cement path through a palmetto forest. The beach has sugar white sand. Restroom –Very clean, hand soap and towels. Bath – Very clean Cell Service - Verizon worked, 3+ bars - 3G at lease Internet Access – The Park has Wi-Fi. It is free and reasonably fast. Satellite TV – Easy connection to DTV Basic Shopping – Across the street. Would I Return – Yes, GREAT BEACH PARK We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My wife said that this is the best campground that we have ever been to. Everything about this place is a 10 in our opinion. Sewer hookup would be nice but not necessary. The sites are very private and large. The park is very convenient to everything. We will be back, and when we retire we want to stay longer than 4 days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is well managed with excellent park hosts. The restroom and shower facilities are modern and kept very clean. Hosts rake the gravel sites and clean out the fire rings before your arrival. Sites are level gravel, well spaced with good privacy. The pull through sites in the middle of the loops are very large. Beach is easily accessible across a boardwalk and is beautiful. Park is well designed and is fully ADA accessible. They even have beach wheelchairs to use. Reservations are strongly recommended as it is a very popular park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow! This place is truly paradise. Convenient location, like being in the middle of nowhere yet you're in the middle of "everywhere." Clean campground, easy beach access (4 of them) and a super-friendly staff! No wonder it's so hard to get reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had been hearing about Henderson Beach State Park for a long time and were delighted to finally arrive. The sites were private, surrounded by scrub. There were plenty of sites for big rigs, as well as a few pull throughs. I just wish they would put in sewer! The site itself was level with gravel and well manicured. If there was a complaint it is that the actual beach is quite a walk from the campground across the dunes on a boardwalk. The beach itself is beautiful with white sand and turquoise blue water. The location in Destin is terrific: across from a Wal-Mart, near Publix, and many other activities like miniature golf and go carts in the area. We are already booked for next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved it here! You are just a short walk or bike ride from a beautiful white sand beach of The Gulf of Mexico. We ended up staying longer then we planned to go and swim in the The Gulf. It was absolutely beautiful. We are already trying to plan a return trip for next year. Very friendly staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is another of Florida's wonderful state parks. Good paved roads and the campsites are level gravel with plenty of privacy from your neighbors. Restaurants and shopping in the area. Sprint Hot Spot worked well, clear Satellite view. No sewer hook-up but, there is a good dump as you enter and leave the park. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, but the sides of the roads worked just fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just came back from the best campground ever. Huge private sites, clean wonderful bathroom (heating and A/C), very nice paved paths and bike paths, great access to the beach (although a 1/4 mi walk), great access to beach wheelchairs for our handicapped child. I can't say enough about this place. We saw snakes, rabbits, squirrels (don't feed them), lizards...Walmart is right across the street, Publix is about 1.5 mi away. Great shopping and outlets. Great 4G service on my phone. Will be back again next year for sure. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Excellent park but no sewer hook up so no 10. The bathrooms were always spotless. The showers are private with plenty of hot water. Paved walkway between camping areas provided a nice walk. Pets are not permitted on the beaches and this was a good place to walk them. Site was level and large with privacy between neighbors. Campground is in central Destin location and there is plenty of shopping in either direction. Not something of interest to me but others might enjoy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second trip to Henderson and we stayed for two weeks. As always this is a great campground. Sites are large and private and the two loops are small enough for all sites to be fairly close to a bathhouse. Brand new washers and dryers were installed the first day we were there and they worked very well. As usual the boardwalk to the beach and the beach area was wonderful! We noticed a little more highway noise this time but we were here two months later than last time and in time for spring break which does increase traffic considerably. Very handy to restaurants and shopping. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Private sites with level gravel. Campfire rings. Laundry Facilities. Close to lots of very nice shopping, restaurants and activities on the gulf coast of Florida. Why stay at a commercial park crammed in side by side when you can stay at a great state park and feel as if you are by your self in the Florida foliage? We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This was our second stay at Henderson. The park is very clean and neat with large, private, gravel sites and a fabulous sugar-sand beach a short walk from the campground. Nearby in Destin and Sandestin are fabulous golf courses at reasonable rates, loads of places to shop and excellent restaurants. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
So many superlatives have been used to describe this park, it's hard to find more, but this place is a gem. The sites are enormous and the beautiful foliage surrounding them provide almost total privacy. We've been in expensive resorts that don't come close to this. When you are in the park or on the beach you can almost forget that you are less than half a mile from US98. You get the best of both worlds. The peace of a wonderful state park and proximity to shopping, restaurants, etc. Of course, there is no cable TV or Wi-Fi and the trees may require some careful positioning to get satellite TV. There are laundry facilities! And the beach is beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If I could give this campground an 11. It would still not say how wonderful it is. The grounds were immaculate. The staff friendly and helpful. It was almost like a resort. The campsites are large and very private. You didn't hardly know you had neighbors. The beach walk was about 10 minutes down a paved trail thru naturally landscaped paths. There are lots of rabbits and squirrels. What is so good about this place is right in the middle of Destin convenient to everything and you don't feel like you are in the middle of a busy tourist city. Don't want to carry on too much: might make it harder to get in next year. I wish the beach was pet friendly, my little pup sure loves to play. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow! This is a great state park! The sites were level, clean, and very private. Each loop had dumpsters and doggie bags which was very convenient and helped keep the park clean. They clean the restrooms every morning from 9a-10a so they were always well taken care of. The beach is about a 1/4 mile walk but offers a wonderful path that is concrete with a boardwalk. The park is right in the middle of Destin so there is easy access to restaurants and shopping. We will definitely visit here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lovely park. Our second stay here, and we continue to love the large, private (nice vegetation screen) sites with easy boardwalk access to the sugar sand beach. Very well maintained park with mighty friendly rangers. This time, we did check out Grayton Beach SP and think we might try that park next time, but there's nothing wrong with scoring a site here. Easy provisioning nearby, but boy that nice beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has water, electricity, laundry, clothesline posts, showers, a nature trail, and a boardwalk to beach. It's close to Wal-Mart, restaurants and other shopping. Friendly and efficient checkin. Need reservations and it's hard to get in. They put "campground full" signs out, but many times they will let you camp if you are just passing through for one night. One can fish, bike ride, swim, surf at this park. The beach is beautiful and the sites are all good. Exceptional pull through sites. Most sites are very private because of the dense undergrowth. We met so many campers that rave about this campground since it has won awards for best in Florida and the nation. It lived up to our expectations and we will definitely return. Our hosts were very friendly and will to help if you needed it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the best State Park we have stayed at. Restrooms were spotless. Short walk to the beach. We were in site 47, close to the bathroom. Everything you need is close by. Movies, Wal-Mart, Publix and plenty of other shopping. It would be perfect if it had sewer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park. Very clean bathrooms/showers. Beaches not crowded all all. Sites seemed VERY private with thick trees between sites. Gravel raked between each camper. 1/4 mile paved nature trail to the beach, bikes ok on trail. Paved roads great for kids on bikes. Dog-friendly (not on beaches). Staff friendly and available. Very close to shopping but very little traffic noise, seemed remote and could hear the beach at night, not the traffic, despite location near town. Sand clean, water clear. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with all of the previous reviews - this is a gorgeous campground! The pull-through sites are long and spacious and everything is very well-maintained. The park employees are very helpful and friendly, and the park is located near everything in Destin. If you get a chance, go watch the sunset at AJ's on the water - beautiful! Sure would like to come back here when the weather is warmer! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have one more night here after a delightful two week stay. This is a gorgeous campground and is meticulously maintained. Our site, #13, is very private, and we can hear the surf from the gulf! Fantastic boardwalk to the beach which is one of the prettiest and cleanest I've enjoyed. The showers are excellent and very clean. There are two washers and dryers at the bathhouse which worked well. $1.50 to wash and $.50 to dry. The campground has a natural in the country feel but is very close to shopping and restaurants. We were given a "locals" discount card for several restaurants (We got it at "The Back Porch" restaurant) and have enjoyed seafood at several places while here. Just a few blocks from the campground is "Destin Commons", a huge outdoor mall with dozens of shops and free Wi-Fi! We have enjoyed many bicycle rides in this area -- there are marked bicycle paths everywhere. Can't say enough nice things about Henderson Beach! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Short one night stay. Not a lot to do in the park other than the beach which in January was not really an issue. We biked a little and wandered around. Park was clean, and the staff was very friendly. Plenty of restaurants nearby and WalMart across the street. Only negative was how close to Hwy 98 it is which made for significant traffic noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Maybe the best state park we have stayed in to date. Exceptionally clean facilities. Level sites. A short walk over the dunes to the gulf. Friendly staff as well. We'll stay here again and recommend it to everyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is hands down the best State Park that we have ever camped at. The park is well cared for, the camp sites are spacious, and the bath houses are outstanding. This is the only park that I have visited that I would rate the camping facilities as "10". The park is on the beach side of Highway 98 with a beautiful boardwalk across the sand dunes to the beach. Also, the beach is much less crowded that other area beaches. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped at Henderson Beach numerous times and have never been disappointed. The camp hosts do a great job of keeping everything clean. I'm so impressed with the bathroom/shower. Even if you don't need to use them just go inside and take a look. This is how all campgrounds should be maintained. The proximity to Destin means there are many shops and restaurants from which to choose. It would be a shame to come to Destin and not experience some local seafood. A short walk to the beach is a nice way to end the day and you'll find other campers there watching the sunset. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A quiet, beautiful, extremely well maintained and clean state park located in the middle of the Destin Highway 98 beach corridor. Close to everything, but very private. Great beach a 5 minute walk from the campsite. Good biking. Coastal scrub vegetation is actually very beautiful after you get accustomed to it. Friendly and helpful staff. At $30.00 per night its a great bargain. Will return whenever possible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Some of the largest sites we've seen. At other State Parks they would put two or three campers in the area that we had. Short walk to the beach, maybe 1/4 mile. Friendly staff. Only gave this a rating of 9 because of no sewer hookup. Almost made the mistake of staying at a private campground down the road, for more than twice the price. Am glad we stayed here: it's on our list to come back to. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful place. Very private sites and quiet. Just went to the beach and no mater what the Florida tourist ads say: there are tar balls the size of a quarter to 50 cent pieces right at the waters edge. BP has really made a mess of the place. Workers are out, but the bottom just off shore is covered with tar balls. We did not see any oil though, like at Biloxi, Miss. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay at the park in the last year and a half and it is just as beautiful as ever. The campground is still very clean and well maintained. Some of the sites now have concrete pads, which is an improvement over the gravel. With the digital TV, we received approximately 6-8 channels over the air. As of 5/17/10, there is NO OIL on the beach. The only things that keep this place from being a "10" are the lack of sewer hookups and the road noise from S.R. 98. Neither of these issues will keep us from returning. If you want to stay here, make your reservations early as the place books up far in advance. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of the best state parks in the Florida SP systems. Very clean and punctual in cleaning restrooms on a daily schedule: same time every day. Great pull through sites and 3 minutes to the most beautiful beaches in the country. Come here two weeks every April for last 4 years. Location is perfect. Staff is customer friendly and the volunteers are great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
WOW! This sums it up. A wonderful surprise discovery. Everything we wanted: privacy, biking, cleanliness, friendly hosts, great beach, and close to everything when you want to leave the park. We loved it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful campground snuggled next to the beach. Quite the bargain compared to other campgrounds near by. Large private sites, paved roads and gravel sites surrounded by lots of woods despite being in the middle of town. The bathrooms were very clean: makes you feel like you are in a hotel. A short walk on the boardwalk right to gorgeous beaches! Camp fires are allowed. We enjoyed our stay and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are $30 plus 11% taxes, we paid FL resident senior rate. Not much to add to prior reviews, bath houses very clean, washer/dryers available. We were allowed to drive in and check sites first as we wanted sun. We were here for the record cold. Batwing was OK and picked up about 10 stations, Verizon broadband was very good as well. Just west is the Twisted Palm, they have happy hour daily and good pizza and sandwiches. It is just after Joe's on the right before the first traffic light. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great state park campground. The staff was very helpful and friendly. There are two different groups of sites, 1 thru 30, and 31 thru 60. In the first group (1-30), there are plenty of pull throughs with lots of room. The sites are level and gravel although it looked like they were beginning to pour concrete pads, two were in progress. Sites are very secluded and you don't generally see your neighbors. The camp host cleans and rakes the gravel in each site after a person leaves. They also clean the fire pit after each visitor. Rest rooms and showers were very clean with locking doors on the showers. There is a 1/4 mile walk to the beach on an elevated walkway (no trudging through the sand) which is handicap accessible. I would have rated this park as a 10 except for the fact that you do hear quite a bit of road noise from Hwy 98 which is the main drag through Destin. We will definitely be staying here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This a clean, beautiful park with a wonderful beach. Don’t be fooled by the small number of sites. Tthe sites are huge and private. The park is located in fantastic area of Florida. Close to lots of options for shopping, golf and restaurants. Biking in the park is limited. There is a small nature trail. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of our favorites and we return often. Henderson never disappoints. We normally stay in one of the pull-thru sites with our 5th wheel but this time we took our popup and utilized one of the smaller back-in sites. Very private. Even though there were other campers in the campground it almost felt like we were alone. Dense ground growth and trees do a nice job of separating sites. The long boardwalk to the beach was used by many families with children offering a big smile and a welcome greeting as we passed. The bathrooms were spotless, as usual. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Excellent park. Would be a 10 if it had sewer hook ups; however, dump site is easy to reach. Great short walk to beach. Easy drive to shopping, Pensacola Naval Air Station and many other portions of Florida Panhandle. Large level sites with privacy screens, firepits, clothes lines and wonderful staff. We enjoyed the dunes and beach. Great for biking in the entire area. This is our second trip to the park and we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first time to stay at this Florida State Park and we had a blast! This park is always full in the summer and we decided to make a reservation at the last minute and lucked out with an awesome pull-through site (and the only site available!) Actually, there are no "bad" sites at this campground. The private beach access from the campground area to the ocean is a nice walk (6-7 minutes), on a raised wooden walkway. We felt safe in this campground and walked dogs and went to the bath house after dark. Because this campground is so close to the ocean there is no sewer hookups (which is understandable), however we still rate it as an overall 10. We highly recommend this State Park and will go again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great campground in the dead center of Destin. I would rate it a 10 but it doesn't have sewer or cable TV. Other than that, it is near perfect. The main problem is getting reservations: on 60 sites. Stayed before and will stay again. It's a real jewel! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would give this park a ten but: no sewer hook-ups and a little road noise since you are right off the inter coastal hwy. If you do have to dump your tanks during tour stay the park designed the dump station wide enough where most rigs can do a u-turn and drive back to your spot. Other than that the park was spotless, staff was extremely friendly, bath/shower house were clean and the beach was amazing with no crowds. My wife and I will definitely return. We were in spot 6 and were amazed at how much space there was between campsites. Also, you leave the park and you are right in the middle of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I cannot give it a 10 since it does not have sewer. But it is a very nice camp ground. The sites are wide and well spaced with nice new picnic tables and gravel surface. Easy to get level. The bath houses were spotless. It is about a 1/4 mile walk to the beach over a new boardwalk. the beach is wide and clean with white sand. the only negative is that there is some road noise. the park is located right off the main highway and there is shopping and a WalMart right at the entrance to the park. There is no cable or wifi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park at the end of April. It is a wonderful park. The location could not be better. You get the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere while in the campground, but just outside the park gate is all that Destin has to offer: great seafood, shopping, and entertainment. The sites have plenty of space, fire rings, and clothes lines. The staff cleans each site after a camper departs. They even rake the gravel and scoop out ash from the fire ring. The white sand beach was always uncrowded even though the weather was warm and sunny. The only thing to be aware of is that it is a long stroll down a boardwalk to get to the beach. The boardwalk and beach are ADA accessible, and the walk is really very nice and relaxing. Each morning flags are posted showing water conditions in the area. There are also fresh water spray off areas at the entrance/exit to the boardwalk leading to the beach. For pet lovers, like us, the park has dog clean up bags located around the campground loops and bathroom areas, so it makes it easy for pet parents to clean up after their furry children. Be aware, dogs are not allowed on the beach, and we were told that dog owners can get a hefty ticket if they ignore the no dogs on the beach rule. My family cannot wait to go back! Make sure you book early, the campground was full to capacity each night we were here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed on lot #2. Beautiful sites. 4/10 of mile to beautiful beach. Park right off of I98. Close to shopping, restaurants, and groceries. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I did not want to leave this park. It was absolutely stunning. The sites were huge, especially the pull thru sites, and very private. The gravel sites had a spacious pad area with a fire ring, table and clothes line. The boardwalk leading to the beach was well made and meandered thru the beach vegetation to a playground area equipped with a shower and benches to rinse the beach sand off, and a place to park your bicycles. From there the boardwalk continued over the dunes to the stunning beach beyond. The most amazing thing about the park is as you leave the park and head out to the highway, there is a Walmart and Home Depot right across the street. The campground is very convenient to shopping and many fine restaurants. I can't wait until next year so we can return. Be sure to make reservations if staying here, as the park was almost full every night we were there. Enjoy this park, it is beautiful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place! There are huge, private pull-through sites with laundry lines (for swimsuits and beach towels) and fire pit and picnic table. There is a lovely shower/restroom facility (skylights over the shower). They recycle plastic and glass and cans! (We are Californians and have visited 20 states this year, and find the lack of widespread recycling facilities appalling! Such an easy thing to do.) There were very friendly camp hosts and other guests. There is a great nature walk and beautiful beach. It is easy access to US Highway 98 and the Emerald Coast sites. There is a Super Wal-Mart across the street. Only drawback: Proximity to US Highway 98 = traffic noise and proximity to 3 air force bases = jet noise. But surprisingly, the noise didn't bother us, since the rest of the benefits were so good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I hate to tell everyone about this park, but I must share. There is a wonderful staff and hosts, and sites are private and larger. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the beach which is beautiful. It is located near all activities, Wal-mart, rental cars, restaurants etc. We will return for 2 weeks on next visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We haven't even left the campground yet and I'm thinking about when we can come back. The campsites are nicely spaced, with thick underbrush and scrub oak and pine trees seperating you from your neighbor. None of the vegetation offers much shade, so be sure to have an awning extended if you don't like sitting in the direct sunlight. The site itself is cleaned prior to your arrival by park staff; ours looked like we were the first ones to ever use it. The site surface is crushed stone and required very little levelling of the camper. The restrooms are cleaned daily and smell good. The loops are not very big (which gives it a private feel) and the roads are paved. There is a small gift shop at the gate where you can buy limited provisions. A Super Wal-Mart is directly accross the street with a Super Target about a mile down the road. The highway that the park is on, S.R. 98, is jam packed with restaurants and stores. This is definitely a tourist town. The best feature of this place is that you have access to a private beach. A path leads directly from the campground to the beach, and the beach is only available to people at the park. Consequently, it was never crowded. We rarely saw more than a dozen or so people. The sand is very soft and white, it reminds me of the beach in Cancun. The water is a beautiful, clear emerald color. Hats off to the park staff and the state of Florida for offering such a clean, gem of a park. Nice! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fantastic park - sites big and extreemly private - like having your own back yard. Washrooms were excellent, playground good and the beach was as clean and beautiful as would be expected. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park. Large, clean, private sites, clean well landscaped grounds, and gorgeous beaches. Reservations, for this time of year anyway, are a must. We booked 11 months in advance and had a limited choice. We have already booked for April 2009 and most of the sites were already booked. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It doesn’t get much better than this. This is a beautiful state park in a wooded area on the beach right in the middle of Destin. This area has some of the best beaches in the country: white sand and clear blue water. There is lush semi-tropical foliage around each site which separates each one very well. We had a pull through site on the outside of loop D which felt very private and secluded. The sites are gravel, level and well landscaped. They come with a fire ring, table and clothes line. The restrooms and showers are very nice and well kept. This is good since there is no full hook up available. We showered in the public facilities but had to manage our grey water. A portable wastewater tote would be in order for an extended stay. There is a dump station for use upon exiting the park. Road noise from US 98 is noticeable, as is noise from aircraft from the nearby air bases (“the sound of freedom”). Surprisingly few insects during our April stay. I highly recommend this park. Reserve early (like 11 months ahead of time when they become available) to get your spot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A extremely beautiful Florida state park located in Destin Florida. The large gravel sites are well maintained, shady, wooded and clean. This is a very nice, well maintained park with the added bonus of extensive shopping and dining just outside of the campground entrance. This has to be the cheapest way to stay while on vacation and enjoy Destin. Everything from deep sea fishing to para sailing is available. The beaches here are among the most beautiful in the world. From the campsites you can hike to the beach down a long wood plank walkway or drive to the campground parking lot and carry you chairs, umbrella and cooler down to the beach from the pavilion. Highly recommend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a hidden treasure everyone must find. Sites are semi-private with natural vegetation surrounding. It is just a short board walk to the beach. Shower house is clean with washer and dryer available. We can not wait to visit again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We came here right after St Andrews in Panama City. I was impress with both. The sites and beaches are a little bit better in Henderson, but it is closer to the main road and a little further from the beach. Sites are gravel and level. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow- many thanks to the folks on this website who wrote us about this place. What a hidden gem on the Fla. coast. Spacious, private sites- many pull thrus- with gravel so you're not tracking in sand or mud. W & E, no sewer exc. dump station. Wonderful bathhouse. Bike riding, beautiful beach sunsets, peaceful area yet right in Destin. Only negatives are lack of good tv antenna reception and no sewer hookup. But you can't beat the price nor location. Probably need reservations on weekends or warm weather months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent park! The spots are spacious, level, very private, and perfectly groomed. This is the safest feeling and cleanest park I have ever seen. The only negative thing about the park is there are no sewer hookups at the sites, but the dumping station is very easy to get through and the showers/bathrooms are so clean we didn't mind using them instead of filling our tanks up. The beach is a long walk but a very scenic one. All the trails/walks are very level so bike riding is great. Even though the park was full we saw very few people-seemed to be mostly retirees in high end RVs. Most of the time we had most of the perfect beach to ourselves! The only problem we had was the black flies- while at the beach they would occasionally swarm us and the bite so bad we would have to leave. We were told they are a seasonal thing and are not a problem most of the time. We took two small children and they had an incredible time. Be sure to take your camera down to the day use area at sunset for some awesome pictures. We will return as soon as we can even though it is an 11 hour drive for us. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is absolutely one of the best RV campgrounds we've been to. The staff was top notch, the facilities were great, and the location was beautiful. A 7 minute walk gets you to the beach. With only 60 other sites for about 4,000 feet of the shoreline, it was never crowded. In fact the most umbrellas we counted at once was less than 20. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is an excellent state park in Florida. You will be about a 1/2 mile walk from the Destin beaches along a nature trail. the staff is very nice. The price is a bargain. I would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our favorite place to go! I hate to review it so honestly (that will make more folks want to go and make it harder for us to get a reservation)! It is truly a gem. Camp hosts are so friendly. Beach is gorgeous and lots of nice shopping nearby. We are sad to hear that the State of Florida considers this a "non-money maker" campground ( it costs the State to keep it going - I say, so what!). There is talk about cutting the budget for toilet paper and soap in the restrooms at State Parks! Even if the Florida Legislatures cut the budget, I'll be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great campground. Secluded camp sites, great boardwalk to the beach, beautiful beaches, clean bath houses and a Wal Mart right across the road. It doesn't get any better than this! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We live 55 miles from Henderson Beach and we love it there. The ride to Destin is scenic and the Gulf waters are beautiful. The campground is clean, with gravel sites. We did not have to do a thing to level our rig. We just pulled in and presto!! The roads around the park are all paved with a bike trail. We loved riding our bikes or trikes to the public access beach in the park. The boardwalk to the beach from the campground is a nice walk. We were there in August and it was very hot and the water had a little seaweed, but that happens on the Gulf at times. We played in the Gulf water until it got too hot and came back to a clean campground shower then took a nap. Then went to a local restaurant for a great dinner. It was a perfect day! We could only stay 2 nights, but we live close enough to return often. The lock on the gate is no longer a problem. They have a convenient touch keypad and an automatic gate. You don't even have to get out of your car. The traffic on busy Hwy. 98 was not a problem. Some of the sites that are close to the road might notice the traffic noise, but we didn't even hear it. It is always nice to have shopping and restaurants convenient, in case you need to go buy some more suntan lotion or a new bathing suit. The pull through sites are great. The privacy in each camp site is an added plus. The staff and the campground host were very friendly and helpful. You have to make a reservation. Many parks on the Gulf suffered from the last few hurricane seasons so Henderson Beach State Park is growing in popularity. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This was a great state park. We loved the bike path between the loops. The bathrooms were super clean and people were really friendly. We'll be back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Simply the best. No sewer hook ups or pool, but this place is a 10. The campground is very private (you would have a hard time believing you were within half a mile of Super WalMart). The sites are huge and you will only be able to see one or two other campers from your site. The beach access is private, for registered campers only the beach is huge (least crowded beach you will find) you could have literally 100 yards of private beach to yourself if you wanted. All roads are paved. The sites are all gravel with picnic tables and clothesline posts at each site. Park rangers are very helpful and their refund/early departure policy is easy to live with (leave early, get a full refund). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Henderson Beach SP is one of the nicest campgrounds we have camped at. The sites are very privet from your neighbors. The park has a feel of a neighborhood. I gave it a 10 but would have really liked a pool to use some. We will be back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This place is an absolute gem. Perfect blend of real camping--allowed to have clotheslines and fires, great separation between you and neighbors, definitely in the great outdoors. 1/4 mile walk to beach which is used primarily by campers. A bit disconcerting to see a ReMax realtor sign from the boardwalk! That's the thing about this place--you are directly across the street from a WalMart, less than 1/4 mile from extremely busy US 98, the main Destin strip. Although you hear a lot of road noise, you really can't see any commercial structures except the aforementioned ReMax building. There is new construction in the area, and I'm not sure this sense of rustic camping will last. They've done an excellent job of maximizing the small amount of land they actually have for the park. In fact, on the way to the beach, you can see the remnants of old hwy 98, which has been partially covered with sand. I liked the gravel pads, which allows you to keep things clean without feeling as suburban as paved spurs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the nicest park we have ever been to. We have stayed there 2 times a year for the last 3 years. The sites are large and very well kept. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms and showers are kept really clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stay here! This is one of the nicest parks we've been in and the only one I've ever ranked as a "10". Each site is isolated from the ones beside it, there's lots of trees and the park is clean and quiet. Make sure you make reservations, it's hard to get a site without them. The beach is close and there's miles of beach to walk on. The only drawback is that although pets are allowed in the park they're not allowed on the beach, but it's a small sacrafice for such a nice park. There's no sewer hookup at the sites but there is a double dump station easily available in the park. Television reception on the antenna was good and cell phone service was five bars. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 8 nights using 3 sites in January. As far as a campground I would rate it a 10+. As a campground/RV Park I give it a 9. In 26 years of camping, I think this park qualifies as the best campground we have been at and better than any RV Park we have ever used. It sure beats out the one RV resort we have used. Our 40 foot, back in site was actually 54 feet deep. Each site has a separate area for the fire ring and picnic table which is about 14x14 feet. Privacy is great. The vegetation is so dense you can not walk between any site and its neighbor. Roads are good asphalt and pads are level gravel which is raked after each camper moves out. I measured one pull through site which was just over 100 feet long. Use caution if reserving a site in the older A loop, as the sites are not as large. Also, the pads on the outside of the loops are curved. Those on the inside are straight, but the vegetation makes them very private. Many of the sites have picnic tables which cannot be seen from the road. Each site has a clothesline. The boardwalk to the beach has been redone and is back open as of 1/15/2006. The beach front area is huge. All sites appear to have 30 and 50 amp hookups plus two water faucets. There are at least 5 campground hosts, plus the park staff and the ranger. Tile restrooms are cleaned daily from 9-10 AM. Due to the amount of bleach they use, I recommend showers before 9 or late in the afternoon. For those who visit in the off season, The Crab Shack, east on old 98, has a winter special lunch and dinner menu with a large selection of meals from $6.99 to $9.99. They will hand you the full price menu, but each table should have one small copy of the winter special menu. Ask if you don't see it or call ahead to see what is considered the winter season. Possible negatives. There is no cable TV and almost nothing can be picked up with an antenna. There are no sewer connections. This may be a blessing as campers may not try to stay for months. No internet connections. The host said new phones with modem connections were installed at each bathhouse last year, but they have never worked. Several places nearby have free Wi-Fi. (Panera Bread east on hiway 98 and The Bad Ass Coffee Shop east on old hiway 98). They still haven't put a light near the gate so you can see the combination lock. Always carry a flashlight if you will be returning after the gate is locked, which can be as early as 5PM. I would also suggest that you try unlocking it during the day while the gate and the office is open, just to be sure you can figure out how it works. If you have a problem, the office staff can then show you how it works. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fantastic Florida State Park on the beach in Destin. Sites are tropically shaded and it's
a 5 minute walk down a boardwalk to the Gulf Of Mexico. Most sites are huge and VERY private. The only reason this doesn't get a 10 is there are no sewar
hookups at the site but the park has a 2 lane dump station. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We had a back-in site which was nice and wide and plenty deep for our 30 ft class A; fairly level gravel with plants and shrubbery giving a little break from your neighbors. Outdoor laundry near the bathhouse has two washers and two dryers. Some traffic noise from Hwy 98 but not too bad. Bathrooms very clean, warm and showers spacious. Park has an easy access double dump station set-up that you can enter either coming or going. Boardwalk closest to the campsites was closed for repair but access to the beach from the day use area was easy to get to. Great park, we really liked it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A super great campground in a natural rustic setting. Has a private boardwalk to the beach for the campers and a super nice day use area also within the park. You are just across the street from a Wal-mart and just about everything else you could want. The bath houses are spotless and cleaned every day. You don't have sewer or cable, but then again this is a more rustic campground. I plan on making regular visits here. Read the other reviews and you will see what I mean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the best maintained campground I'ved ever camped in. The sites are large, private, and beautiful! The sites are pea gravel and are raked before you arrive. They are surrounded by lush vegetation, as is the whole park. Bathhouses are modern, large, and very clean. There's no pool (which would be nice), but it is on the gulf. If this park had sewer and a pool, it would be a 10. Just outside the gate is every type of shopping you could desire, and some family entertainment. We went to Disneyworld's Fort Wilderness after leaving, and Henderson Beach is better maintained! We had a great experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An absolutely gorgeous state park. I agree with everything everyone's said, except the part about the gate -- the lady who checked us in was very explicit in her instructions on the gate, that it was not well lighted and to be sure to take a flashlight with you if you exit the park after dark. Perhaps other workers weren't as careful to notify campers of that inconvenience, but it was very clearly explained to us. (Funds to modernize and light the gate area had to be diverted to emergency repairs after one of the hurricanes.) All the workers were friendly, helpful and accommodating, with an overall attitude of making sure all guests had a great time and wanted to come back. We will definitely be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are gravel but very level. Workcampers rake the site when a rig leaves. The beach boardwalk is landscaped like a garden park. There is shopping and restaurants just outside the main entrance. This is definitely a great
campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
The sites are very spacious. Sites are shaded, and have undergrowth in between to give
each site privacy. Boardwalk to the beach. Site where we were was 60' in size. They had some sites even larger. I also like being able to choose your site from the internet. Everything was very clean, sites raked after you leave making it look as though there has not been anyone there before you. We camped there October 2004 in a 5th wheel and enjoyed every minute of it. There are 2 reasons I didn't give this campground a 10. One is because there is no sewer, however, there is a large dump station. The other because of the lock on the gate is very hard to open after dark. Needs to be modernized. But overall, campground is very enjoyable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
One of our favorite campgrounds! Love the "private" sites, which include picnic table, BBQ pit & poles for clothes line. Very clean bath houses, washer/dryer, playground (away from sites), and beach access to the most beautiful beaches in the world. Large enough to take your bike(s). Very friendly staff. Can reserve on-line and pick out the site you want on-line as well. The only reason I did not give it a 10 is because of the inconvenient combination lock at the front gate, which is very hard to see after dark. Don't mind being locked in but they need something more modern. Have camped here several times and would definitely go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Henderson Beach has become one of our favorites. Located in the tourist town of Destin,
Henderson Beach is close to excellent restaurants, shopping, and many activities. The sites are well-secluded and private. Most of the pull-through sites are huge. The back-in sites easily accommodate both slideouts and awnings. The park staff does an excellent job of cleaning and grooming each site. Every time we arrived our sites have been spotless. The gravel is raked so there is no indication that the site was used prior to your arrival. A nice, long boardwalk takes you to the beach. Park staff has always been friendly and helpful. After dark the front gate to the park is padlocked but each camper is given the combo and trusted to relock the gate after coming and going. The only reason I can't give this campground a perfect 10 is due to the lack of sewer hook-ups. However, a large, double dump station is provided. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
My wife and six children spent last two weeks in June camping here. The campsites are wonderful, with a little shade. There is underbrush to separate the campsites. Showers and bathrooms are very clean. The camp hosts are very nice. The boardwalk from the camping areas to the beach is a bit far, when carrying the items for the day. The day use part of the state park can be crowded on the weekends. Find something else to do. And having no sewer hook-ups at campsite was a draw back. Would not spend 2 weeks again, without a pool, but will stay a few nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Henderson Beach State Park is beautiful. The camp sites are very spacious with a lot of trees and underbrush between sites, very private. The bath house is spotless and the camp hosts and park Manager were very helpful and friendly. There is a boardwalk to the beach, which is beautiful, from the camp ground, but we found it more convenient to drive to the day beach within the park and access the beach when we were carrying chairs, umbrella, cooler, etc. Also very nice area to bike ride. Base price is $16, but they charge an extra $2 for dog, $2 tow vehicle and $3 for electric. But well worth it. Only reason the 9 rating is that there is no dump at camp site, but on premisies. For 2 people, it didn't cause any problems. We camped here in a Motorhome.