We stayed at this campground for a long weekend and I must say that it is as advertised. The only negative thing about this park would be that you'd better like your neighbors. The sites are very close together. We had a Beach site which was great. There is an area on the backside of your rig that you can set up the chairs and overlook the bay. There is also a beach area to enjoy. Bathrooms, restrooms, pool, park store and the grounds are all clean and well maintained. We will be back to this park soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great campground. We had a great time. The restroom and shower facilities were one of the cleanest we've used. This review tool does not show bay front but this campground is not on the ocean but on the bay. The beach and pier area was great. The pool looked nice. We didn't use the pool. We like staying in this area. The campground is close to all the activities. Just go across the bridge and you are at the ocean and public beaches. Our campsite had, sewer, water, cable, picnic table. We plan to return to this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an excellent campground, well run and maintained. The office staff are superb. The Wi-Fi was upgraded recently and works very well. With concrete pads and paved roads, this is one of the finest campgrounds anywhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained park on the beach. We camped on the beach access site, but had to back in, which blocked the view. Clean, dog friendly park. Access going east can be tricky. Cable reception was spotty at times. Overall, a good experience. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with paved roads and sites with concrete pads and gravel parking pads. Each site also has a small concrete patio c/w picnic table. They provide a separate water source for RV washing at selected sites which is very unusual. They also have a nice private beach. The only down items are the slow Tengo Wi-Fi and the cable is really only beneficial to long term guests. I would have expected highspeed Wi-Fi and better cable for the price. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Loved this park. Very clean, staff extremely friendly. Used this an a overnight and was so impressed we tried to add a few more nights, but park was booked. A lot of snowbirds with activities scheduled every day. Would definitely stay here again, but will make reservations for a few days ahead of time! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park, complete from friendly helpful staff, good Wi-Fi & cable, paved sites and a beach on the sound. We're here for two weeks, so rate reflects that price, including a discount they are offering. Residents are also very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the month of January. Best park in the area (several new ones have opened). Level, good cable and Wi-Fi. Excellent hosts, they really go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Lots of activities at the park. One of the cleanest parks we have stayed at. Located on the sound with a new dock built, beautiful sunsets. Just a short drive across the bridge to have access to the ocean. Favorite restaurant close, Cactus Flower, delicious food, reasonable priced. The park is really convenient if you want to visit Pennsacola or Destin. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely park right off Hwy 98. The turn in is difficult heading west as you must cross over two east bound lanes. Be careful! Very friendly staff with extremely well maintained sites. The sites are good level concrete pads with large grassy areas for toad parking. Very nice pool, not heated, terrific fishing pier with sandy beach on Santa Rosa Sound. Pull thru sites as well as back in. Big rig friendly as well as pet friendly. Note dogs are not allowed on the small sound side beach. The only reason for the 8 is the pool is not heated. BTW, grocery stores within in two blocks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This year we've been to about 50 parks, and this park is definitely in the top 3. The management team and staff are the best we have met, they give this beautiful park a very welcoming and comfortable feeling. All areas are very well maintained and spotless. After Labor Day it is so quiet and peaceful. We come here every year and will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only reason I give this park a 9 instead of a 10 is because their Internet is just about nonexistent.. This is the 2nd time we have stayed here and it really is nice. We come to this area often since our son lives here but I think next time we will stay at the elsewhere, only because of the Internet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is with Good Sam discount. Very nice park manager. Sites are close together, but not painful. CATV has very good reception with bunches of channels. Small beach area on bay. Concrete pads with picnic tables. Overall a good park. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground! We knew that it was located on the sound, so was not disappointed about not being on the beach. However, the quiet waters of the sound allowed us to enjoy our kayaks that we brought with us. The grounds and facilities were very well kept. We were in site 13 which was a bit more expensive since you could see water from the site. Even though the sites were close together, they seemed roomy and somewhat private. The beach was small but never seemed crowded. I didn't like that you have to sign a pet waiver if bringing a pet with you. There are a lot of rules...one being that you will not leave your pet unsupervised in your camper, which is hard to do if you want to "eat out" at a restaurant one night. The staff was very friendly and welcomed us upon our arrival, and the pool was nice even though it was small. Emerald Park was a great place to visit, but will probably not return since we have found other campgrounds in the area with a bit more "atmosphere". We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean sites, restrooms, showers, and pool. Staff is friendly and helpful. Close to Navarre beach, Pensacola beach, restaurants and shopping. Not much beach area at the campground but it is clean. Second stay and will stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
The sites were level and the campground was very clean. Sites were very close together, but not too crowded. We were extremely disappointed in the beach area. The website is misleading. The park is not on the gulf, so the water was dark and murky. It was more like a pond than the ocean. The beach area itself was VERY small and rocky and did not allow much room for the kids to play safely. They have created a separate raised sand platform for beach chairs and sunning, but even that only allows space for 4-5 families at a time. Although the staff was pleasant, a previous post mentioned the mowing right next to the campers. This did happen, and we were a bit shocked at the carelessness. We were outside grilling and actually had to move out of the way as the mower zipped in between the camp sites. I know that the grounds have to be kept, but I would think the best time to accomplish this would be between checkout-checkin when spots are vacant. Overall, this is not a campground that is worth the trip for us to visit again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The internet is very misleading! The beach they advertise is a glorified SAND BOX made with cross ties. Dog walks are very small and are full of sand spurs , one is actually a retention pond .Pool is very small. Management very rude and not professional. While staying at this RESORT the maintenance "crew" mowed grass right up to the RV slinging grass etc. Not very professional done! or safe. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We liked this park. Easy to find from the highway. Very close to restaurants, grocery, etc. We went to the beach at the park one day (on the bay) and drove to the public beach 2 miles away (on the gulf). Clean, level, paved pull-through spots. Shower house was clean and modern. We would stay here again. Pool was small, but clean and looked new. The pool was not very crowded. Did not use the Wi-Fi or cable TV. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The camp ground would not let us stay because we have a semi tractor condo sleeper. Because we drove a truck we could nor stay even though our truck is equipped with shower, toilet, hot water, stove, refer, plug into 50 amp, etc. It is a small RV. We were not welcome, because it is a truck. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are extremely close to each other. Not much privacy. Don't recommend #71 spot (highest spot) if you want any privacy. Beach entrance, bath entrance, and pavilion for rest of park that doesn't have beachfront spot. If you have dogs that like to alert you of someone close then stay at front of park next to road and take short walk. They are anal about dogs not stopping at any others spot so it's hard to walk your dog anywhere but the dog area. You have to consider we are from Texas where the campgrounds are spread out and you have more privacy and our first ever outing was at The Vinyards at Grapevine so everything else is pale in comparison. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the nicest all around parks that we have stayed at. We spent three weeks here and enjoyed every minute even though the weather did not always cooperate. The staff is outstanding and the folks we met were, as well. Many activities to take part in - from hula lessons to coffee & donuts. The concrete sites are well maintained and roomy. This is definitely on our list for a return visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent campground with a beautiful view. The staff were very helpful and friendly. There's lots to see and do in the area. It is kept clean and in good repair. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for a week. I give the staff an A+. Very helpful and friendly. Very clean and well maintained. The view they talk about is a view of the sound (waterway). The gulf beaches are only a couple minutes drive from the park. Hwy 98 is right here. Not noisy at night. If you plan on going anywhere, I suggest you take a car or rent one. Like I said, the Hwy is right here. And during the day, the traffic is not very pedestrian friendly. I would definitely come back. Very beautiful!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week and it is an exceptional clean and perfect campground. Right on the beach. Staff are excellent. Washrooms and showers are big and clean and real nice - showers are great. Very easy in and out for 40' + 16' trailer without having to unhook. Grocery within walking distance. Hwy 98 is busy but very quiet at night we never heard any traffic. We camped here to ride our motorcycle on the Gulf Seashore roads, great location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here a week and absolutely loved our time in this park. I found it to be clean and well organized. The staff is very friendly and professional, one gentleman even moved my car trailer to a storage lot from my site and stored it free. The views of the bay are beautiful. Already scheduled our return trip, will stay longer next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nightly rate based on month stay. A really nice Park. We've stayed here 4 times previously. Sites aren't the largest, but each site is paved (and level), concrete patio, table, and marked w/lighted globe. Very friendly and accommodating people make this one of our favorite parks. Has it's own beach on the inland waterway, and is only a few minutes to the Gulf beaches. Near shopping and restaurants. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First of all this RV Park has a very good website site. However it is a little misleading. This park is located on the sound and it leads you to believe it is on the gulf. The RV sites are very close to each other, so if you want privacy, this is not the place to be. We had a pop up tent next to us and we could hear everything. Many sites had music blaring late into the evening. After one night, I wanted to leave and find a place more quiet and a place with sites not so close to each other. However, the receptionist would not give me my three nights of money back. I lost $149 dollars on this place and will not recommend it to anyone. If you reserve a site at Emerald Coast, do it one night at a time. There are much better sites around the area. I would like my $149 dollars back that I lost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the first time in two years that I have run into a park that charges for internet access. They say that they have internet access. They don't bother to tell you until you get there that they charge $3.00 per day extra for internet access when in this day and time most places offer it for free. It would be nice if they would move into the 21st century and offer it for free as their ads lead you to think. We camped here in a Motorhome.
These are the positives: A very nice park with paved roads, concrete pads, and patios, plus grass. The staff is very nice and helpful. Most of the previous comments we agree with. However, there are negatives to be considered: The beach is approximately 50 yards wide and 20 yards from the back to waters edge. Pretty dinky considering the amount of people and "stuff" they drag along. Since the beach is on Santa Rosa Sound, the water lacks the beautiful clear green color for which this area is known. The swimming pool is small for the number of people using it. More like a big hot tub containing lots of kids. Need I mention the "P" word? Heavy traffic flying by on Route 98 is an issue. Because the highway is divided, only right turns can be made. Making a "U" turn in a motor home pulling a toad is a little tough so it's better to go east a little ways to the Wal-Mart fot turnaround, and maybe fuel, if you're going west. Considering the lack of a good beach and price, we would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is just across the Santa Rosa sound from beautiful Navarre Beach. We stayed here before the hurricane of 2005 and were so happy that the Navarre Beach Park has reopened to the public so we could come back. The campground is well run, friendly, and very clean. Although the campsites are compact, we did not feel cramped and the concrete pads are a nice plus to keep our motor home less sandy. Our little granddaughter enjoyed the clean pool and the beach at the campground. It was a quick drive over the bridge to the park for the beach time and to enjoy the bike trail toward Pensacola. Wal-Mart just a skip away and fine seafood at Pensacola Beach or Ft. Walton an easy drive. We especially enjoyed the seafood at Flounders at Pensacola Beach and the scenic drive by the National Seashore. We definitely would stay here again. We were in site 5 on the outside of the circle and the only thing we would do differently is plan ahead and get a prime site on the sound or on the other side of the park where we would have afternoon shade. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice concrete pull-throughs available. You are reasonably close to your neighbor. I very much liked the campsite's own 'mini beach' on the Santa Rosa Sound. The early April weather was perfect. Good restaurants are handy just across the causeway. The staff was very friendly and offered any help needed. WiFi was $3 per day and I couldn't get it to stay constantly connected. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground! We were ocean front for two nights and it is delightful. Very clean, very well maintained park with a lot of activities for guests. Has treats every day for your pet. Has good hook ups, WiFi is an additional charge, cable TV connection was good, and there's good spacing between sites. There are many return guests who come every year. The staff and guests are friendly. Beautiful beach to relax on. We have already made reservations to return next month. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground with a private beach. All sites are with concrete pads and patios. We were on site 36 which is the only site that does not have on site parking for a towed car. However there was a reserved parking spot for our site a short distance away. Restrooms and showers were very clean. Showers were large. There was a separate area to walk dogs. Next time we use the campground we will try and get one of the beach sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent 2 nights (28th/29th) here in a 5th wheel toy hauler. Very helpful and friendly staff. The Park was very well maintained and groomed with easy access to level concrete pads. The wireless was Tengo internet with a very good signal. The park was full of long-term RVers (2-6 months) waiting out the winter. Everyone was busy with park organized events and expressed their satisfaction with this park. Most of the campers we visited with make this site an annual event. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate shown Good Sam discount. Site was a pull through, concrete with grass on perimeter. Narrow between sites, but still room for toad or tow truck and landscaping helps with privacy. Beach view sites are back-in and an extra $10. Good cable TV. WiFi access is an option. Did not use it, so not able to evaluate. Access to RV park from the east is via a u-turn into the west bound lanes of US 98. When leaving park for the west, another u-turn is required after travelling east bound for a few hundred feet. Be careful as there is a lot of traffic on that highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park offered a great "snowbird" escape. The price was more than fair and it is a clean and conveniently located place for us to have spent the winter. The RVers who spend the winter tend to be very friendly and neighborly as do the hosts. The small, private beach is a tremendous bonus. If you have a military ID you're in luck as there are a number of bases near by that offer convenient shopping. If we go back to Northern Florida Emerald Beach will be our home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on one month and does not include the very high electric bill due to the cold weather during December. Park is clean and has a nice, though small, beach on Santa Rosa Sound. Gulf beach is a short drive over the causeway. Sites are somewhat tight. Road noise was excessive for our taste and the almost nightly "bombing" practice by the nearby Air Force Base can be unnerving. Not much to do in the area. The cold weather diminished our enjoyment and there isn't much to do in the vicinity. We had originally reserved through January but had to leave at the end of December. We greatly appreciated that fact that half our deposit for January was refunded. Doubt we would stay here again. One time in this area was enough for us and we don't tend to return to places as there are so many other places to see and experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I liked a lot of things about this park, it is small (71 sites), it has a nice beach on the sound, the roads and sites are paved. The things I didn't like were sites that have garbage from the previous tenants, chairs on the beach, the pavilion and the Tiki bar that are dirty; sand on the small beach icky with previous guests garbage; garbage cans in public areas are full and smell. It appeared that "maintenance" did not include inspecting sites as they were vacated, daily inspection of public areas, or cleaning of the pavilion deck, kitchen, floors or bathrooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent campground and the folks who run it are wonderful. They even brought me a super long hose to wash my truck and trailer with. The only thing I can be critical of is they make you pay for Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park staff friendly and helpful. They have a small, but beautiful white sand beach and a Tiki deck that is a wonderful gathering area. The sites are generous. We would stay here again. You have to pay for the Internet at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very well maintained. Very clean. Level concrete pads, with parking space on side of pads for one vehicle. The bathrooms were a little outdated, but fairly clean. We stayed here for one week, and will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great beach RV Park. 4th time we've stayed at this park. Very friendly and accommodating management and staff. Well maintained, lighted, and safe park. Each site is concrete and has it's own lighted globe and picnic table. Sites are not huge, but large enough for the largest of rigs. Would recommend park for extended stays. One of our favorite parks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Super clean, safe park right on the ocean. Nice concrete sites with a little grass at each campsite. It's a ways to drive to get to anything else but if you just want to sit in your trailer or walk down to their little piece of beach, it's wonderful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park on Santa Rosa sound, across from Navarre Beach. People are very nice and helpful. Lots of good information in the office. Central location for seeing the western panhandle of Florida. Don't miss the Naval Air Museum at Pensacola, Home of the Blue Angels. Really nice museum, and it is free. There is a Wal-Mart about 2 miles away and a grocery store within a mile. All sites are paved, have full hook ups and a nice little picnic table. Can swim in the pool or sound. Fishing at the beach. They even have beach chairs and a shade hut on the beach for free. Offer weekly rates and monthly rates. Nice place; would go back We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground, allows rig washing on site. Beach on Santa Rosa sound very nice. Just across bridge from Gulf. So far no oil or tar balls. Close to Wal-Mart and other necessities. Highly recommend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I opted for a premium beachfront site for $65/night after Good Sam discount. One of the nicest RV parks I have stayed at. Super clean restrooms and showers (air conditioned). Great front office staff. Charge for internet, had an excellent connection. Also had a good cable TV connection. OK to wash your RV on site. It's pet friendly with good walk areas on both ends of property. I will definitely come back here in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite parks. Have been here a number of times. Spent a month during the winter, and another 2 weeks during spring break. As snowbirds, we saw many happy families with their kids during spring vacation. The park is very well kept and friendly. They have a nice small beach on the sound, and just a few miles away is the Gulf with white sand beaches, part of the National Seashore. We will be back soon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice clean park. The sites are a bit narrow. It is a close walk to the beach, and there are 2 small dog runs. Wi-Fi is available at $3 a day. There is a small pool, free 50amp, and cable TV. Rig wash hookups are also available at most sites (free), and they will even lend you a hose. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very attractive park with level, concrete sites. The staff was very helpful. It's nice to find a park with a positive policy on washing rigs and vehicles. All sites are close to Gulf and a private beach, although windy when the breeze is coming in off the water. Once a month, either the Air Force or Navy (couldn't determine) does some nighttime bombing practice in the area. Sounded like thunder with clear skies. However, it did not last long. We spent two nights and would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is very nice and well-kept. The sites are concrete and very level. Staff was very friendly. Bathhouses were exceptionally clean. We had site 60 and were a very short walk to a nice beach area. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's hard to find any major faults on this campground: we didn't find any. Furthermore we were lucky and got a place with a view over the Gulf which obviously added to our overall impression. Probably the cleanest, best bathrooms that we have ever come across. Private white sandy beach. Roomy sites with 50 amp and a table/bench. Level concrete pads. Pool was unfortunately not heated. Old deaf couple next door played loud Austria Beer Fest music on their outdoor stereo all day, but don't worry: they will be gone by the time you get here. Expensive park but worth the money. We would stay here again and recommend the park to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A wonderful park! Beautiful setting on the water, clean, spacious. easy to park, great concrete sites, really level. It appears to be mostly long-time seasonal residents but people were very friendly to us during our 5-day stay; the seasonal sites were very neat & well-kept. The highway is extremely busy but most sites are well away from it & we thought it was very quiet. We hope to stay there again on our way north. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our 3rd visit to the park. One of our favorite RV parks. Very helpful and great staff. Well kept park but gets a little crowded on holiday weekends. Would highly recommend this park. We stayed two months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. We will camp here again. The staff members are very friendly and always busy doing something. Great campsites with concrete pad and patio. The beach area is not on the Gulf but it is very nice. It is a short ride over the bridge to the gulf. Overall a great place to stay. It is just hot in June and July bring alot of sun screen. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a really nice park, with a friendly staff. Our spot was a back in, but backed in right up to the beach. Not much shade, but concrete pads. The pull through spaces were aligned so as to have a difficult time getting shade from your rig. But other than that, it was great. Stayed 7 days and do intend to go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an extremely clean and well maintained park. It is definitely the nicest in the area. The paved sites are long but not very wide. It is right on the water, and less windy than on the ocean. The beach is small, but clean and sandy. Being able to wash vehicles and rigs were a real plus. It is close to several restaurants, groceries, and a large laundry mat. Pensacola is an easy drive. We did not rate it higher because there is no shade, and their policies are different than on their website. They state they will not guarantee a specific site, but we know a couple that had to move during their stay because someone requested their site. There were several empty sites at the time. Also if you pay for a long term and have to leave early, there are no refunds, even if you are 24 hours into a several week stay! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects standard site and AAA discount. The people who run the facility are nice and they were helpful. The park is clean and easy to navigate. It is right on the water and the beach, although small, is very nice. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was very clean, and very friendly. The beach was wonderful with plenty of chairs, very clean. We enjoyed our three day stay very much. No playground or much else to do for children other than the beach. There isn't a store or shopping area closer than 1/2 mile. We would visit there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our rate reflects the premium site rate, less Good Sam Discount. The park was nice enough, although stating it was on the beach is questionable. Yes, it is on a beach, but it is not on the gulf, it is on the bay side and the beach was very small. The sites are close together in the standard parking lot format. The Navarre area lacked any good places to go, and to truly walk on the beach you had to drive by car over the bridge to the gulf beach. I will admit we were terribly spoiled after staying at Henderson Beach State Park, and the only reason we picked this park was their advertisement of being on the beach. All in all, the staff was friendly and provided a nice lasagna dinner for Valentine's Day while there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved the park and everything about it except the Love Bugs! The restrooms, showers, streets, grass, concrete pads, stairs to the beach, the sand, everything, was kept clean and neat. We had access to great places from Mobile to Destin, and had a ball! We had been there about 5 days, when the LoveBugs attacked our (White) Motorhome, and made our site miserable from then on during the day. Otherwise, this is a great CG, with a friendly staff and other campers. Highly recommended! We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you're in the Panhandle area, this is a great park for Destin or Pensecola. Nice paved sites with patios and towed parking spot; friendly staff; they even allow vehicle washing at your site if you are so inclined - and they'll supply a long hose if you need it! Just a short drive over the bridge to the National Seashore. We'll be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall this is a really great campground. They do charge for Wi-Fi (paid for 1 day and connection was super fast, unlike free Wi-Fi at other parks) and kids, which just tends to be a pet peeve of mine and why I didn't give them a 10. Everyone is really friendly and helpful. Back-in sites were not as tight as pull-throughs. Although the beach is small, there's plenty of room where you're not too close to others. The location is great and centrally located. We were there for Thanksgiving which was awesome! We celebrated with a great view. We would definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was dissappointing. It was $40 after Good Sam discount. Rules stated electric heating was not allowed, all heating to be done using propane as electricity is expensive (so are their fees) WiFi connection costs a further $3 for 24 hours connection. The very small private beach is more like the edge of a tidal estuary, tha main beach being reached across a nearby road bridge which acts as the foreground to any photographs taken of the sun setting behind it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall a very nice campground. The sites are a bit tight and it's rather pricey. The folks that work there are very nice and helpful. The sites are well landscaped and if you want to spend $10 a night more, you can get one of the bay front sites. Pool was small but clean. We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice older park, The sites are a bit short and narrow for today's rigs with slideouts. Sites are level and the hookups are in the right area. The landscaping is quite well done and shopping and such is very close by. Staff is friendly and very helpful. The park beach on Santa Rosa Sound is great for kids and the Gulf is less than 2 miles away with lots of free parking. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is very clean, most of the sites are very level. They are concrete with a gravel area to the side for your toad or TV. We had a back in site on the side, and these are a little close. The interior roads are asphalt. Staff was very nice. The pool was unheated but we braved it anyway. The private beach (300') is great for younger kids as it is on the Santa Rosa Sound and not the Gulf. As mentioned before, you can walk several hundred feet out and still be at waist level. Our kids had a great time digging in the sand, looking in the water for fish, hermit crabs, shells, etc. They have covered lounge chairs on the sand and on the deck. Another plus was that they allowed washing of vehicles and rigs here. Not many campgrounds we've found, allow this. They even have two large hose reels you can borrow if you're not parked right on one of the many well water spigots. I didn't agree with the extra $4 charge per person over 2 for each day. I don't understand their reasoning, except that they are a nice campground and much cheaper than the private parks in Destin so they can get away with it. If you pay for 6 nights, you get the 7th free. I would recommend an end site ($5 more) or the beach front sites, IF you have rear windows and/or like to sit outside. Otherwise the beach sites are very close together. Site 65 is the best in the park but it gets reserved up to a year+ in advance. Next time, we'd definitely try to state at Henderson State Park or TopSail in Destin. We've been told by many that they are very nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a great time at this park. Very clean and very neat. I would encourage you to spend the extra $10 for the ocean view--it's a beautiful place to sit and look over the ocean. Plus that makes it feel like you have more room because you can sit behind your camper/RV on the grass. If you chose not to have waterfront, then it's $45 a night. There are concrete patios and picnic tables. The pool was clean as well. The only reason I rated this an 8 was because we were charged $4 per kid per day. We weren't even there 48 hours, yet had to pay $16. A little pricey when you spend your whole time on the beach. Wal-Mart is 1.3 miles away. Staff was friendly, beach was clean. They have tiki umbrellas and lounge chairs for relaxing on on the beach. The water never gets above waist level for quite a ways out. Really a nice place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground; clean and well kept. Top notch staff. Great location on the beach with excellent restaurants and shopping within a short drive. Great bathrooms, showers, laundry rooms, etc. Friendly campers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Don't waste you time. Very cramped sites. Very over priced. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very noisy, quiet hour from 10 - 8 but people were up and making a lot of noise at 6 am. Will not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great little campground. If you like slightly cooler Winter weather than found in Southern Florida, then this is a great destination park. The tengoInternet wifi is fair and will cost extra: $3/day, $15/week, $30/month. Cable TV has been great. If you stay and pay by the month, electricity is extra at $.09/kilowatt. There is a swimming pool, but I have never seen anyone use it in the month we have been here. A Wal-Mart Supercenter is 2 miles away. The closest Mall is located 12 miles away in Mary Esther. The staff are very friendly and have free donuts and coffee every Wed in the Winter. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a lovely, well-maintained park with a nice little beach. Owners are friendly and helpful: even the campers here seemed extra-nice! The only drawback, occurring a few days each month, is listening to Air Force weapons being tested at Eglin Air Force Base across the street! For those like me who are light sleepers: this is a little alarming in the middle of the night. LOL!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice place along Santa Rosa Sound, and a short drive to the Gulf at Navarre Beach. Quieter and cheaper waterfront park than Destin, but still expensive and busy in the prime seasons. Very nice hosts, super clean bathrooms barely used, cold but pretty little swimming pool, and a small private beach with sunset views. Not much grass to walk a dog, and sites are somewhat close but at least they are concrete pads with tables. Wifi is extra thru Tengo; cable tv is good. Bonus:you can wash your rig here with well water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites were a little close, but still had plenty of room for 5th wheel and truck, even enough to put our awning out. Staff very nice and helpful. We rode through two other area parks, this was by far the nicest. We were in site 50, it had a great view of the gulf! We will be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campers beware, deposit required is $140.00 on reservation. Electric deposit is $75.00. If you leave without giving a 30 notice you loose your deposit. Management very unfriendly, park is over grown with grass and sites are small with no room for vehicles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at Navarre Beach campground in the past and wanted to give these folks a try. The staff at both campgrounds need training in how to treat customers. This campground seemed not as cramped as Navarre and a bit cleaner. Next year may find a better spot / campground along the Emerald Coast of Florida. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here in a 40' 5th wheel. We had to park the truck so close to the side of the camper that we couldn't even use the rear door. We had to squeeze the truck in. Note that some sites have you park your truck right next to your camper under where the awning would be. We were in a pull-through that was nice and long. There is a nice grassy area on both sides of the sites and the grass is kept up very well. We also had two dogs with us and their paws were always clean after a walk:) No sand around the sites. The campground is only about a mile from the bridge to the Navarre beaches. We just parked at the public parking area there and the water and sand were gorgeous. There is also a lifeguard at that part of the beach. This was our first time in this campground and would camp here again. It was very clean, roads are paved, our site was level, they have special water spigots for you to wash your rig, pool was nice, beach on the Sound in the back of the campground was nice -- had picnic tables and tiki umbrellas. We did have to pay an extra $5 for each child -- we have two young children. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I will echo what everyone else has posted. It is a very nice campground but the spaces ARE close together. If you want to go be sure to get reservations because they were full all the nights that we were there. The beach is great and the amenities are nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful park. But advertises sites water views. This is true unless your neighbor choses to park their 3rd vehicle in front of their camper. We complained to manager, but nothing was done. Also asked to stay one hour longer than check-out time, and were very rudely told no way. Friends camped next to us, told us the sight was empty all day and night. Would not stay there again because of management. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent RV park, right on the water. Our only reason for a 9 and not a 10 is that the sites are close together. But, other than that, this is a great place. All sites are paved, everything is clean, and the staff is great. As this is written we are staying in site 71, probably the best one in the place. We will definitely be back when we are in this part of the country. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful campground right on the Gulf of Mexico. Easy ingress and egress, and all the amenities. Only two things keep this park from getting a 10 ranking. (1) The speed bumps at the entrance should have names like "Mount Navarre" or "Mount Florida" because they are ridiculously high,and (2) the Tengo pay wireless internet is slower than molasses on a winter day. Otherwise, it is a first class park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this park. The Cleanest we have ever been to. Concrete sites, no sand or dirt to have to keep up with. Nice private beach area. Very Friendly staff. Site was very easy to back into and had plenty of room, even though the sites were somewhat close together. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground backs up to the sound and has a small beach attached. Nice. All the sites have paved parking and a gravel spot to park your toad. This campground is well worth the price, very neat and clean and quiet. Staff was helpful with directions and suggestions about eating places. There were some long term campers, but all were neat and were no problem. The ocean beach areas across the sound are still recovering from a storm in 2004, but restaurants were open and beach was open. This is a nice vacation spot to spend several days. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean site, easy access and one of the few sites with waterfront camping in the area, I arrived 30 mins before the office opened and set up, and was charged for the previous day because they said there was no proof of my arrival time. Moral: arrive when they are open. To quote Arnold 'I'll be back' but when you are open! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here one night. Park was very clean and neat. Kids loved the beach access to the bay. The globe lights at night really made for relaxing evening walks. Very little shade just like any gulf RV resort. I would like to see the staff add a trash pickup service. The walk to the dumpster was a little far from the water front spots. And if you were lucky, the dumpster lid would be open, if not get ready to get your hands in the action. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice park. Staff was friendly. Nothing glamourous, but very clean and well kept. Small but nice pool, the laundry room was clean and well kept. No sand around sites, all grass, rock and cement. Kind of a long drive, 30 minutes, to Destin/Ft. Walton area. That is probably the only bad thing. Sits on the bay, private cozy beach area. The bay is wonderful for the kids, easy for parents to keep eye on. Its not the pretty blue water of Destin, but still, very nice. Going back next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent campground. Very clean, large concrete pad pull-through sites. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. The only problem was limited beachfront due to hurricane damage. Camped here in May 2006 in a motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground located on a Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. There are
waterfront sites and the views of the water are very pleasant. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's very neat and clean with paved interior roads. Sites and picnic tables are on concrete and have an adjacent parking space of gravel. Each site has it's own little street lamp with a small round globe that shows the site number. There are small trees, but very little shade. There are several water hook-ups throughout the park where you can connect to wash your RV/car/truck/etc. We stayed here for a week and, although it was pretty full, it was quiet and we had a very pleasant time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We stayed 5 nights. It is very nice and clean, also very well maintained. It is not on
the Gulf ocean, but is on the sound with a very nice sandy beach. Very family oriented. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This was our first camping experience on the Gulf Side of Florida. The campground was
very neat and clean. Our only complaint (and that of many others) was the fact that we had to move. We made our reservation for 7 nights (stay 6 get one night free) and they told us on the phone we couldn't stay in the same site the whole time. We would have to move. We had to move one site over. The people in front of us had to move to our old site. We saw probably 6 different people moving while we were there. It was almost comical. The general consensus was that the people in the office didn't really know what they were doing when it came to scheduling. We heard from someone while we were there that the owners had recently acquired this campground from a relative and were still in the process of figuring it out. But all that moving around wasn't real encouraging to some people to come back.
They wouldn't let us use our Good Sam discount in conjunction with the "free night" deal. The website pictures to me seemed a bit deceiving. The pool is very tiny. There is no beach to speak of. More like a lake beach. But it isn't directly on the gulf, it is on the sound. Still a nice view. Very nice level sites, and clean. We would probably go back in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We stayed here in 2004. Yes we will stay here again. The park is very clean and orderly. Close to lots of Supermarkets, banks etc., and not too far from Fort Pickens for fishing, about 20 miles. But there are a few discrepancies here. The owners have Wi-Fi that we used on a monthly rate, worked about half the time and worst of all they removed the dial up access at the office. While we were here we heard lots of complaints of units being jerked around from site to site for no good reason, luckily we were not one of them. The park is small and you get to know everyone. The working camper couple are super people originally from Missouri. Don't want to appear as a complainer but the pool is not heated or is there a hot tub. Talked to Management about this but their reaction was: "That's adds costs and we want to be competitive!" Poor answer as I would think that they should spend the money and if need be charge more. Having said all that this spot is way ahead of the Navarre Beach RV Resort down the road which is more $ and disorganized. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is one of the cleanest, friendliest campgrounds I have ever stayed in. Everything was
clean: pool, bathhouses, laundry. Prices vary depending on which site you are in. All sites are paved and have picnic tables. If there were anything negative to say about this place, the sites a little close together and shade is very limited. Private beach on the inner coastal and the Gulf beach is less than 5 minutes away. This park was rated number 2 to Ft Wilderness, by Good Sam's Best-of-the-Best, but think it should have been #1. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
An excellent park for an overnight or longer term stay but they have changed a couple of
things since we were here a year ago that makes it less desirable. They are (a) They have done away with the free modem connection and substituted a pay-for-use wi-fi system only. This is Tengonet and it does not work very well. They should have left the modem plug for people who choose not to use the wi-fi, and (b) they have installed very annoying and rough speed bumps at the entrance. Nobody speeds here so it is a waste of effort. But, overall, a nice park that I would recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This park is outstanding. Paved streets and wide, easily ingressed and egressed paved
sites. Wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Delightful hosts who are justifiably proud of their park. A must stay for anyone who wants quality. Very good
nearby restaurants and other attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice campground. About 6 sites on the beach (intercoastal waterway). Nice beach. Friendly hosts. Lots of newly planted trees but not much shade yet. All sites are paved and level. Very safe park. Lots of good restaurants close by. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Nice park, right on the beach fairly close to Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach. Expanding number of sites when we were there ( January 2001 ) so fairly busy and noisy, but nice location. We camped here in a camper.
Twas our maiden voyage with our RV. Magnolia is a mature park, recently under new management (wonderful folks). Management went out of the way to assist, yet gave us plenty of privacy. The new managers are making many positive park changes. The park is wonderfully shaded with lots of oak and magnolia trees. Lots of permanent residents, but water view sites are available to rent (great) and beneath the canopy of shade trees. Full hookups, however Wi-Fi is weak. Magnolia has it's own beach on the Sound, and Navarre Beach is only 3 miles away. We escaped the crowds of Destin,etc and enjoyed the solitude of Magnolia. Big box stores not far away (Walmart, Best Buy, Lowes, etc). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The new managers were very friendly and helpful. This was the only RV facility that would accept our semi tractor condo sleeper. They welcomed us with open arms. The park is very quite, clean, and pretty. We had a wonderful spot with full hookup right by the beach. The bath house was clean, and the laundry facilities were fine. Our two day stay was very peaceful and relaxing. We walked out on the pier, enjoyed the water and watched the fish jump. This is a pet friendly facility and they were very kind to us truck drivers. The price was very reasonable. We most certainly will stay here again when in this area. If you want peace and quite and a friendly welcome place to stay this is it. Thank you to the managers for your kindness and hospitality. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
If you are looking for a cramped, gated campground with a pool and lots of staff-run activities, this is not the campground for you. However; if you are looking for a campground with spacious shady sites, a white sand beach with clear, shallow water to swim in, and a pier to fish or boat from, this is a place to check out. The neighbors aren't "all up in your business" and are respectful of the time curfew. My husband and I spent two weeks here at the peak of winter and despite the minimal sunny weather, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Close to shopping, restaurants, and anything else we wanted to visit or do. Suggestions for improvement? Perhaps removing the beached pontoon boat? (Please read important additional note). One other note I feel the need to pass on: Get your refund before you leave the property, if one is coming to you. My husband and I had to leave after only two weeks due to a death in the family. We had paid for a month's stay. Here we are 5 weeks later, still waiting for our money back. I have called the park manager 3 times and asked that the owner call me personally on my last call. Sill waiting. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground was full of drunks. They come out of their motorhome early morning and drink all day. There are drunks on 4 wheelers, no safety rails on piers, parties til wee hours of the morning. The cops are out here all the time. It is not family oriented: fights, drinking, and no rules obeyed. DON'T COME HERE! The grounds are not kept. The electric boxes were held up with bungee straps. There are open wires. Nothing is maintained. This is a mess here: avoid. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful well kept campground. The staff is very accomodating and friendly. The clubhouse, pier and beach, while not on the gulf, are first class. The owners pride in this facility is obvious. Cable and WiFi are very good. They even allow washing you rig on your site. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have actually stayed at Navarre several times before. Arrived at 5:30pm and it was dark and raining. Manager met me at our RV (a Class A, towing a car), gave me our checkin papers and said we were in #82. Wish she or someone had guided us in as we had a very hard time finding the space. FHU's but slow account hard rain. Packed sand pad pull through. TV had lots of channels but once again WiFi was almost non-existent. Sites are rather close together which made it harder to pull in when you are towing a vehicle. Exit was very slow because of very narrow roads and other campers parking their cars next to the road. We will stay again sometime as we like this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 5 mights here. The roads in the campground are paved and the sites gravel with a patio pad. Sites all seemed pretty level. This campground is on the Santa Rosa Sound and not the Gulf. We stayed 4th of July week and the place was full. The sites are quite tight. Your awning/patio is right next to your neighbor's sewer line. All the staff we met are quite friendly, helpful, live right on the campground, or stay seasonally in their rig right here. We would stay here again. Their 'beach' is a joke: so don't going expecting to be 'on the beach.' It seems it is well maintained and the employees take pride in their campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our second leg was great. What a pristine campground. The staff all were helpful and friendly.This area, beaches and seafood is Florida's best kept secret. This campground is ideally located for visits to beaches in either direction. I personally liked the the national seashore to the west but the beautiful waters to the east will open your eyes. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I loved this park. The campers and the people who work in the park were all very friendly. Everything is clean and very well maintained. It was so enjoyable to lounge around on my beach chair enjoying the sunshine. My husband likes a more private camping experience, and he did not like not having a fire ring, so he was not as big a fan as I was. The pool and hot tub were very nice. The only item I was not thrilled with was the rate being extremely high, so we will not be enjoying them again. If money is not an object though, this place is great! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park staff was friendly and the pool was pleasant. The trees really need to be groomed and the roads are very narrow. The location of the park was good as it only took about 10 minutes to the gulf beachs. Would not stay here again unless they trimmed the trees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are new to the RV world and this is our first trip. Everyone at this campground was super friendly and extremely helpful. They were absolutely great. The park was beautiful and very well kept. The beach was beautiful and we had a nice shaded site. We will definitely visit this campground as often as possible. We would not have wanted to start our RV adventure anywhere else & not sure anywhere else would have been as helpful. We made lifelong friends with the manager, Jinks and her team. We have been traveling for 3 weeks now and have stayed at several campgrounds from SC to AZ and Navarre Beach Campground is still the very best! We would highly recommend this campground to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great staff, great location, good campground. We stayed here through a holiday weekend. The campground was full! Sites have electric, water, sewer, cable, and Wi-Fi. The sites are very close together. Our site was barely long enough for our 28.5' trailer and with no parking on the side of the trailer. We had to park the truck perpendicular to the trailer on the narrow road. So, at night the road became a narrow path lined on both sides by trucks. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. This campground is close to shopping, restaurants and beaches. Yes there is a small beach. It is on inter-coastal waterway. We will visit this campground again: probably not on a holiday weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is relatively old but everything works well. There are a lot of snowbirds and everyone is friendly. My complaint is that the site assigned to me had a big hump in the concrete runner. Since I was in a 40 MH, I had no flexibilty in where to park (the site was barely long enough for me to fit) and my jacks fell right on the hump. The site next to me sat empty the time I was here but I was not allowed to move. I was offered other sites at a higher price but I could not move one site over. TACKY TACKY. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground, the staff is well trained, it has a pool and a small beach on inter coastal waterway. Had a whole pig roast, the food was great and had lots left over. Has a large fire ring to sit at night and look at stars, and a large pier to fish in the inter coastal waterway. There are lots of cabins, the ones I peeked into, looked nice. If you have a problem, one lady here will take care of you. Park has nice bath houses and I always had hot water. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is a very well kept camp ground. We were fooled a bit thinking there was a beach on site, but there is only a sandy area up on a bulk head. The water down below is very shallow and there are stairs down. Since you are in sound the water is rather calm and great for letting the kids swim. After looking at the other options in the 20 mile radius it was the best value for us. I would not pay extra for a waterfront sites, because it is really not worth it since you don't have a beach. But keep in mind that is a quite a walk from the street side of the park to the water, so judge accordingly when making reservations. My kids really enjoyed the playground and the pool. The park was super clean and the hosts were very pleasant. The spaces are tight, but you have to expect that in a resort area. The state parks have more private campsites, but they are much further from the water, so you most likely will drive to the beach anyway. It is pet friendly and really family oriented. We will definitely go back. It was just a short drive over the bridge the the Navarre Beach, it is just gorgeous. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, but a little more on the rustic side. Has shade trees, which may block satellite reception, but does have cable TV hook up. RV pads are two strips, not a full poured pad. Nice pool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in this campground before, so this was a repeat trip. It is centrally located to all the things that we wanted to do, and just down the street from a Wal-Mart with a gas station. The park is a typical Florida RV park with lots of sand and shells at the RV site. Although the little beach is man made and small, it is white sand with deck chairs and cabanas. The beach is located on the sound, not the ocean and you will have to go down a ladder to swim. There is a really nice pier to fish from or go for a moonlight walk with your best friend. We splurged and took one of the “A” sites close to the beach. It was a little tight for a 30 foot fifth wheel, but acceptable. The staff guided us in to the site and helped us park the rig. Staff was very courteous and helpful. They have a rather strange "Policy" you must sign when registering, that is paramount to a legal agreement. A new pier is under construction at Navarre Beach (about a mile away) that will be great when finished. It will be comparable in size to the large pier at Pensacola Beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this campground for 2 weeks and loved the park, but did not like their "Policies". We spent 6 days in an Executive site, then moved to a site across from the pool which was nicer than the executive site. We had friends that were going to stay here also, but couldn't get in so they parked down the road about 2 miles. They wanted to come in and eat dinner and visit with us at night, but the park said only if they pay $5 per person. This was not per vehicle but per person. They said it's due to vehicle congestion, but we were very unhappy with this policy. Not letting friends in without paying was bad, but what if that had been family coming in to see us. Will not stay here again due to this crazy policy. Also felt the rates were too high for what you had. Beach sites were not available, but even if they were it was too expensive for what they offered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Navarre Beach Campground was very nice and relaxing. When we couldn't get into Destin, this was the next best campground on the beach. Navarre is about 30 miles from Destin and it's not really on the Gulf of Mexico beach, it's actually on the Santa Rosa Sound, which is like a large intercoastal. The campground has a private man-made beach, that was very nicely kept and also a nice pier for fishing. We caught a few a dozen pin fish, a catfish and we even caught a stingray on accident. The best fishing was early in the morning and late in the afternoon. We were at Navarre for 5 days. We didn't have a towed car, but we got a chance to ride around in our bikes. There was a Wal-Mart about 1/2 mile from the campground and a great little crab shack across the street, that was excellent. The people in the park were very nice and helpful. We made lots of friends with other local campers. We will keep the Navarre Beach Campground on our list. We will also make sure to have a car next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times over last 4 years. First time for 1 week. Next time for a month. After that we've stayed for the winter. It's a great park. Staff and neighbors are very friendly and easy to get to know. Park is really well maintained and they plan lots of fun activities. Their pig roast is a real highlight of the winter. Manager and staff are super! (Rate reflects monthly divided by 30 days. Paid electric separately.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay at this campground very much. The staff was attentive and friendly and the grounds were immaculate. There is really only one waterfront site and it overlooks a bay not the ocean. The internet connection was extremely slow. They have a welcome get together once a week but although the "six mothers and regulars" were friendly they congregate together and there is very little interaction outside of their own group. This was also the opinion of several other people staying there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clicky,clicky,clicky, trees and dirt is what I saw. We were not happy campers. The staff is too pushy trying to get you to go to activities, which aren't the best in the world. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing and the office staff are not allowed to make any decisions. The water front sites leave alot to be desired as they only let short timers stay on those, no monthly renters. There are no fish biting, but they will tell you differently. The website says electricity is included with with your site, but when you get here you have to pay for it along with everything else. Pool table 75 cents, pancake breakfast $3.00, bingo was boring. Everything has a dollar sign attached. To me, this was a waste of money, all of the folks in the click get the best sites. We won't ever go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very friendly park located on the inter-coastal waterway. A short ride to the bridge that takes you to the beaches. The park is clean and in a great area for restaurants. The workers are attentive to cleanliness and keep the park looking great even during a busy holiday week. I will stop here again on my way to South Florida. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had to have an executive spot due to our length. These spots are more expensive, but are in the front of the park near Hwy 98. Its quite a hike to the "beach" area and sound. We were disappointed that our executive spot was right next to the garbage dump. The beach area has nice white sand but the water is down a set of stairs. There is an approx an 8 foot sea wall there. The water is the sound and has quite a bit of debris. It is not ideal for swimming. The pool was nice. There is nice playground equipment but it sandwiched right on side of the main road and in the full sun. The equipment is that heavy duty plastic but it was too hot to get on throughout most of the day. We had a pull through spot however the exit was too narrow for us to actually use and it was a sand road. There was one area that we would have to had squeezed our coach through a tree and some big bushes. We opted instead to just back up to get out. We would probably try another campground in the area next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has about twice as many sites and cabins as it should for the amount of property it sits on. It is by far the tightest camp ground we have ever been to. Don't bother taking your golf cart because they won't let you ride in it and believe me, they watch you. I do understand why they made a "no golf cart" rule though; the way they've packed in the cabins and sites there are so many vehicles and people everywhere you are lucky to "walk" down the road never mind, ride your golf cart. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground, located on the bay side and close to the actual beach on the ocean. I would rate it a 6.7 or so but I don't think it was good enough to round up so 6.0 it is. The campground is clean and for the most part well kept. I think it is a stretch to say it is big rig friendly but it is accessible. When we went the trees on the exit side needed a good trim and we had to have 3 people move their vehicles on the way out because we simply couldn't fit between them and the bushes / trees on our exit. They also need to better mark where to turn and where to go on exit as its very nice to have signs when you leave your site but after that all you see is one "DO NOT EXIT THIS WAY" sign and the rest is up to you which can lead to frustration moving around the pretty tight areas. No lie its pretty tight, especially as you move closer towards the water. The beach was pretty nice if a bit small. Much better options on ocean side so I'd recommend going there for the beach / swimming but it's nice for what it is. The sites are a mix of very spacious with patios to tight with trees and brush. Lots of seasonal units. Personally I find the ocean sites a rip off but to each his own. There are only around 3 or 4 of them so if you aren't on the water directly expect people to fill in the sites ahead of you. We stayed in the executive area which were nice pull throughs near the road side of the park. If you don't like occasional noise this area might not be for you as the air force base does run maneuvers nightly and daily. This didn't bother us one bit but it could annoy others. Things usually stop around 11pm CST. Not a big deal for us but should be mentioned. There are some really nice beaches near the campground. Lots of space to spread out there and it is very easy to find a quiet spot for yourself. The surrounding area does have some shopping and eateries and you are 20 minutes from Pensacola should that area be of interest to you. Overall a good campground with friendly staff. It's just tight; many of the sites are fair and they really need to keep the brush trimmed on the exit. We would stay again but would make sure we got one of the better sites. There are better options but overall still a nice place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is immaculate. I did not give it a 10 since the sites are so very close together. All sites are level (concrete pads) and easy to back into. We had an oceanfront site. It was beautiful. The only downside I can give it is that it feels a little sterile since there are very little trees. However, I would gladly come back here again in an instant. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Thought this to be a really nice park and looked forward to staying here for several weeks. Reserved in advance. Roads in the park are very narrow, cars and trucks parked at sites were partially blocking roads. Very very pricey. Paid $57 for a site 4 spaces from the waterfront, only to have 3 other MH's (which paid $65 and up) move in between us and the water. Blocked the entire view. The view was great when I had one. The white sandy man made beach was little but adequate. Heard noises each night (we stayed for two nights) sounded like someone trying to get into our basement compartments. Each time I went out there was no one there. Very annoying and aggravating as this kept going on for several hours. Finally decided to sit outside until I could figure out what it was. Did I mention the three airbases in the vicinity? War games, night maneuvers , etc etc. It seems as if jet fighters from one or maybe all of the airbases were in full combat mode. Canon fire and bombs were plentiful and noisy! No one mentioned this disturbance in their reviews. I asked the park staff about the night noises and they said it happens quite often. Because of the narrow roads, night noises and high prices I could only manage a 6 for this park. We might consider staying here again, maybe! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park for monthly's. The staff is great, the park is very clean and the campers are friendly. My only gripe is the wireless internet service. It's "broken" at least once a week or so and unless you're near the office, the signal is very weak when it is working. At $30 per month it's not worth it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Lucked out on this one. Great park. Will always stay here when in area. Restrooms, pool all above expectations. We happened to get a spot with no reservations and a free seafood was going on. Another bit of luck. The beach, pier and sunset was perfect. Nice swings by the beach. We were in the front part of the park which we liked as I am sure it was quieter and less children than up by the beach, but even with that the park was not that noisy. Nice cabins for renters. The people working there were above average and seemed to have a real desire to have the place look great. You can tell people enjoyed being there. A must when we are in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground, wonderful people, everything was clean and neat. The cabins are adorable and we would love to stay in one sometime, although this time we were in a camper. We were right next to the beach. The wireless internet signal was not great but we were able to use the guest computer and were happy campers! We loved our stay here and hope to return many times. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was really nice. But since the park is on the bay, the beach had tons of sea weed and the water was not very clear. Beach was very small. No breeze being on the bay side, very hot and the mosquitoes were bad. We drove over to the Navarre beach and that beach was awesome. Water was crystal clear and the sand was actually soft. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm here now in a class B motorhome. A nice breeze is in fact coming in off the water. The campground is very pleasant, my site 162 has a good shade tree but most don't. Nice flowering shrubs and a shaded dog walk. Small man-made beach on the sound is perfectly acceptable, beach chairs and a pier are there. Everything very clean, friendly, heated pool and hot tub, also cute cabins. Right on the highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have mixed feelings on this place, it was very cramped but, was also a fairly pretty place. Would I stay here again? Well, maybe if there was nothing else available. My big issue seemed to be that it was really about making their money and that was about it. When I originally booked this, I was told that all I had to do was put down 1 nights deposit. When it was about a month or so before we checked in, I got several phone calls from the campground saying since it was a holiday weekend, that I had to go ahead and pay up front!! Now someone please tell me why I wasn't told this earlier?? I have never seen any other campground anywhere try and pull this, had something come up, I would have been out over 200 bucks for nothing. The place is definitely a business and doesn't have that homely feel to it. I had never really paid attention to some of these review's but, I got to agree with some of them about how this place conduct's itself. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first time to stay at a campground at Navarre, having visited about 6 yrs ago and used condos. We were very pleased with the campground and will return again. We were on site A5 which was 5 sites back from the sound. We have a very large shade tree that covered a good portion of the site and as a result did not extend the awning. Some sites have concrete runner to back onto and others are just sand, crushed shells etc. Site was relatively level with minimal amount of leveling with boards required. Kids loved the waterfront area, swimming and looking for hermit crabs etc. Lots of folks were fishing late in the evening but I did not see anyone catch a fish. Bathhouse, pool house and laundry were all very clean and fresh smelling. Pool was larger than other campground pools I have visited. Only 4 ft deep at the deepest point so it was great for my little kids. Teenagers would have like it more if had been deeper but they did not complain. Teenagers and adults enjoyed the hottub as well. Staff was very nice, always speaking and constantly on the move as they escort incoming visitors to their sites. Registration was fast and easy with cheerful person handling the details. Only negative I have is having to pay for extra for more than two people especially since the campground was more expensive than what I am accustom to paying. I did fill one propane tank there and cost appeared to be reasonable. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice campground but a little overpriced for the area. It is not ocean front but bay front which does not allow the wind from the ocean to blow through. Although this is beyond the control of anyone in the campground, it does make for a very hot vacation in July. However, the staff is friendly and very accommodating and provides activities for the kids and adults. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Poor voltage! We stayed here around a holiday, but not on a holiday. The whole time we were there, the voltage fluctuated around 110V. At one point, my site got down to 104V. I had to put the fridge and water heater on gas and only run the A/C and 12V convertor to get the voltage up to 106V! That is still pretty low. I checked with nearby RVs and their voltage was the same. The park was only 70% full. Amenities are nice, but having good electricity is too important, particularly when paying so much for a site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My Husband and I will not be going back to this campground, we found it to be way to overcrowded, it could take anywhere to 5 to 10 minutes to enter or leave our site depending how good the other driver's were at parking there campers or leaving there sites with there campers, the sites were to close together, the roads were always crowed as most of the facilities, set out for the kids, play park etc were far to close to the main road you entered on, we found it to be a nice pool area but really small for the number of campers that were there , we found that there was no entertainment other than an ice cream sundae thing going on we stayed there 8 days and that was it , staff were just going on doing there jobs but didn’t come across as being very friendly , we will not be going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great spot on the gulf of Mexico. We were here for four days in spot EX-4, nice but remote. We moved down to a site on the beach and it was a completey different experience. It's a lot of money ($72.00) per day but highly recommended. You get a private deck and easy access to the beach. I found this park to be as nice as Topsail down the road. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First off, let me say that the campground itself was a super nice place and we had a great time. My problem was with how the owners/workers ran their business. We stayed in lot B59 which is right on one of their little turn arounds which you can see on their site map. It clearly shows it as a turn around road only and nothing more. On our second day here, they blocked off this area and stuck a travel trailer almost directly in front of us, in the middle of this road and even closer to the gentleman that was in C59 (this trailer was basically in his back door). If you look at the site map, it says absolutely nothing about being able to do this, nothing whatsoever. I booked this site because I didn't want people right up on us. Well that went over really well. My next issue, I kept bragging to my parents before we got here, that they had free pancakes one morning and sausage biscuits another day and also an ice cream social one night. The way they advertised it on their calendar showed like it was included free for being a camper here. It showed no money involved whatsoever.(You can still see it on the calendar, unless they changed it now.) Well, as soon as we checked in, they basically gave us the same calendar, but this time it showed money amounts out beside each of these breakfasts or socials. So why do they not show money on their website but, then do after the fact when you are already checked in? The word deception comes to mind to get your attention when you are booking the place. One of the workers sent a female manager over to my camper and we discussed the parking issue, she was telling me that they reserve the right to use that road as an over flow area during holidays. I told her that's fine but, at least be professional about it and show it on the site map. (I took pictures of the trailer parked in front of us, in case anyone questioned me on here.) Its funny my father and I played in a golf tournament in Shalimar and got several free lunches to an Italian eatery right down the street from the campground. We didn't get to use them and my dad said we should give them away to some of the workers. He laughed out loud and said on second thought, maybe we shouldn't because they would just raffle them off!! Another thing the manager kind of bugged me with was it seemed that she kept trying to give me a guilt trip that I should feel lucky that I even was able to get lot B59. She said they don't guarantee you will get any site even if you request it. Funny they don't guarantee them but, as soon as I asked for that site over the phone, it was given to me: strange huh? Well again, let me say this campground was really pretty and the nights were great sitting outside. Its just obvious the owners care a lot more about getting their money from you and not a whole lot about ethics. I am going to give the other park a shot next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this place. Cute tiki huts on the beach. Pier for fishing. The pool was nice and they were draining it to paint it the day we left. Cute little playground in the shade. Roads were paved for riding bikes. Walmart is across the street if you need anything. This place is located on the Santa Rosa Sound. I did not have to worry about the large waves of the gulf. It was shallow water with cute little hermit crabs. Had a blast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, very impressed, will definitely stay here again. Short drive to ocean (Navarre Beach) only complaints are water tasted bad, and no drinks allowed at pool. price we paid was for primo beach front spot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First time at this park and second time to visit this side of Florida. We traveled with 2 toddlers so we were interested in easy access to all the facilities and cleanliness. The beach was within an easy walk, not large but filled the bill. This park is located on the Sound so don't expect Emerald colored waters or you will be disappointed. The playground did need to be updated but everything else was good. We never used the pool, but it seemed to draw a lot of people. We chose a concrete pad for our site and it had a very nice patio with it. The sites close to the beach had less shade than those at the half way point and seemed a little noisier. That may be fine for some but we were glad our site had some shade and less noise, mainly due to the little guys. The staff was very visible in the park and more than willing to answer questions or offer help. Shopping was less than a two mile drive and the internet access was great. We liked the park and would revisit, it is very family friendly and well staffed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The park only has about six waterfront sites. The section by the Gulf of Mexico is newly remodeled. The park is very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this park. We stayed here April 2006. It is on the beach (bay) with its own pier, sand beach, and a swing. The pool and hot tub were wonderful. The only thing I wish they would change is the playground equipment. It is really outdated. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is very nice, but a little expensive in my opinion. WiFi not included in price and also a little pricey, but they had email service computers in the Recreation area. They have very nice managers and campground workers and a clean campground. We stayed a couple of extra days and met nice people there. They also had a nice dog walk area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were afraid the park would be too small, but our 43 ft Travel Supreme fit readily onto the beach front site without unhooking the toad. We found the camp clean, friendly, and really beautiful particularly on the two waterfront sites. There is a nice long dock and a small but clean beach. Even in a tropical storm Navarre Beach is worth a second trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice area. The park was well kept and clean. It is a tight fit for some rigs. Beach area is man made but nice. They have a nice fishing pier. The Staff did not make notation of my Good Sam discount, and in the excitment of arriving I forgot to show my card. I went to the office the next day and was given the discount in merchandise. Not the same but it was nice to get some discount. The staff was not all that knowlegable of the tourist attractions. Such as renting boats, waverunners etc. I would give a higher rating if the all the sites were cement. Ours was rock. We were bothered 2 times the day we were to leave by the staff. They wanted to make sure we knew we had to be out by noon. I really thought that was rude. We had not gone over the check out time and were approached twice about checking out! Even with the staff bothering us on our last day there I would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was wonderful. We stayed for 14 nights over spring break 2005. It was close to everything. We visited the Naval Avaiation Museum in Pensacola. Most of all we just relaxed and enjoyed the great planned activities that the campground had to offer. They had everything from an Easter party for the kids to pancake breakfast, to cards, trips to a local pizza place etc. We can't wait to go back next year. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Stayed at this campground numerous times as we have family who live in Ft. Walton Beach.
Friendly staff. Clean grounds/bathhouses. Sites a little too close and can be quite crowded in summer & holidays. Very nice little beach area with chairs and a fishing pier. Wooded trails to walk dogs. Have upgraded the club house to include exercise equipment & one bathhouse now has ac/heat. They have plans to remodel the other one. We plan to go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
It was the first time pulling our new TT and we were very nervous. We came from Wisconsin and were dead tired after our trip. The staff was pleasant and EXTREMELY helpful. They went so far as to offer to park our TT if we didn't feel
comfortable maneauvering it into the space. The restroom/showers/pool and everything else for that matter was spotless. For as many people they had moving in and out, someone was always there to help. If you had any "simple" questions there were so many people that come back every year, they always were there to help. I would go back again and again. I cannot find as nice a campground on the internet as this one on the Emerald Coast. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This park is by far the best for a location between Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach. The campground has many pine, oak and palm trees. Fishing is allowed from the long pier which juts into the sound. Nice beach area. Across the sound is Navarre Beach, an island or the Gulf Shore National Sea Shore. Shopping in the area includes Santa Rosa Mall in Fort Walton, or Wallmart to the west. Pensacola is nearby. A great Park! We camped here in a camper.
Entrance to the resort is tricky from both directions. Users of this website have been forewarned of difficulty coming from the west. Coming from the east requires a left turn across 2 lanes of (posted) 45mph traffic; doable, with caution, even if a rig is in the check-in area so long as they are pulled forward and to their side. Our premium back-in water front site was awesome. Road noise from 98 is what you would expect given the park's convenient location to it. A restaurant just down the road advertises live music weekends. It was slightly audible only Friday night, but that might been the big community celebration on the other side of the sound. No issues with WiFi, great cable, no obstructions for satellite in our area. Might be in the sites close to the office where there are big, beautiful trees. Hook-ups are usually at the back of the site, which is not ideal for motor homes. Overall, a great facility in a great location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean RV park. Almost 1 year old. Grounds were clean, cement pads and a paved circular road. Comfortable room between sites. WI-FI was a little iffy at times. Cable connection had a lot of HD stations. Workamper staff and manager in the office were all friendly. Easy to find our spot but they did send someone out to make sure and help us if we needed it. The problem with the sign out front is that because of local ordinances; they had to place it parallel to the road so yes you cannot see it coming from the west. They tried some flags, etc. to draw attention to the entrance, but local officials made them take them down. Rate reflects 10% Good Sam discount. We would return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Since this is a new park, it is very clean and level. The staff was friendly & helpful. The 1st draw back is the entrance. Coming from the West, it is impossible to see. Realty office on the side obscures entrance view until you have already passed it. 2nd is Wi-Fi service is practically non-existent, 3rd is it is right on heavily traveled hi-way and noise is constant, and 4th the doggie area is nothing but a scrap of ground left after construction of the park. Full of sandy weedy stickers. Small stickers hurting dogs paws, etc. We have stayed at other parks in the area, and based on price and all of the above, we will not be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rates are very high. Advertised at $45-95 per day. Location is excellent. The entrance sign is very difficult to see when approaching from the west. There is a realty office that blocks the view of the sign until you are all ready on it. It is a new park so everything is very clean. There are only a couple of sites that have trees, but they are not trimmed properly: particularly site 81. The sites are level, everything in the park is level. Nice pool with a great view of the sound. All waterfront lots except one are back-in. They will accommodate a 45'er with tow. I had to park across my drive because the trees were not trimmed and I could not back all the way into the site. Cable TV and Wi-Fi (almost as fast as I have at home which is on cable) are good. The excercise room has three machines that overlook the pool. Excellent, new equipment. No resistance training machines. Laundry next to the work-out room. Three washers and three dryers with space plumbed for three more of each. Clean bathrooms with one shower on the other side of the building. Access from the park or pool. Rec room under construction. I did not get the site promised when I made reservations. There was no escort, as advertised, to the site. The camp workers were friendly, but not particularly outgoing or helpful. I'll probably go back after I've made my next fortune. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived in early April and stayed until early June. This is a beautiful resort! The roads inside the park are all paved. No sand to get carried in on my doges feet. The have wonderful landscaping with brick pavers, sidewalks, uplit palm trees at night, etc. There are great views of the Santa Rosa Sound from every site in the park. They are still finishing park amenities so the WIFI isn't done, the gate is not in place yet, and dog walk area are not finished yet, etc., but my dogs can pee just fine without a sign telling them where to do it, and I carry my own WIFI systems with me anyway so those issues are really not issues to me. If the beach looks half as good when it's done as the rest of the park does now, it will be beautiful. And as far as the road noise the other reviewer complained about, if I was outside I could probably hear a semi go by, but I heard them from the other parks here in Navarre too because Hwy 98 is a "Scenic Highway" and if you have any thing between the highway and the water, it can't be more than a couple hundred feet from the highway. Besides, I sleep inside and heard no road noise from inside my coach. Rate reflects monthly off-season rate and electric is not included at that price. Even with the things that are not finished yet (only open about 60 days now) it is still the nicest park in Navarre area by a very long ways and I'm coming back here for the winter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They should have waited to open until they were finished. Their web site listed 1. Private gated resort. Did not have. 2.On site laundry. Room was there but no washers or dryers. 3. Fishing pier. Did not have. 4. WI-FI. Did not have. 5. Fitness room. Had one exercise bike and was locked. Not finished inside. 6. Private white sand beach. This consisted of a strip of usable sand about 3-6 foot wide from water to seawall. There was not enough room to put out chairs unless you put them in the water. 7. Pet friendly environment. They did now have a finished area to walk dogs in, only an area they were going to make into a pet area. The highway went right beside the park and the noise from the trucks kept you awake all night long. They need thick scrubs or a noise barrier wall between the 4 lane highway and the park to cut out the noise. The park was nice but lacked a lot in being finished and was not worth the price. Water front lots were $85, center row was and next to the road were $55-65 per night. I would not stay here again unless they finished the park and dropped their prices and then I would stay as far as possible from the highway due to the noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.