Topsail is what I wish every campground was. It has plenty to do for the kids. Shuffleboard was very popular as was the pool. There's fishing and of course the beach. You can ride your bikes along the many roads or head down to the beach. The beach is gorgeous and reminiscent of old Florida. The staff is friendly and when we had a problem they fixed it immediately. Unlike a lot of beach parks this one is in a wooded area with pine trees all around. Restrooms were clean each time. We'll definitely be back again.
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.
Of course we had a wonderful stay. The only minor issues would be that it would be nice to have a counter service restaurant available and sites were close together. Other than that, pure Disney magic.
This was a complete disappointment for a campground rated so high by Woodall's. The sites were complete concrete with little to no shade. There were almost no children around and not really much for kids to do. The "lake" we saw did not look well cared for. Most sites seemed to be taken by full-timers and we (in our 30's) were by far the youngest people there (that we saw). The bathrooms had a horrible odor. Because there was no shade the heat was oppressive. Needless to say, we won't be back.