Subi & The 5

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

We departed Rocky Bayou State Park and headed south over the Mid Bay Bridge to Destin and then east to Santa Rosa Beach using our SunPass to cross the bridge. With the RV and the tow car it was $12. It was a clear sunny day with beautiful views of the Choctawatchee Bay.

The drive to Topsail was along Highway 98 and the entrance to the park is just east of Sandestin. It is a lovely, quiet, peaceful area which was a welcome change from the hubbub of the Fort Walton Beach area.

Topsail Hill has over 3 miles of white sandy beaches, dunes over 25 feet tall, 3 freshwater lakes, various hiking and paved biking trails, a campground store, pool, shuffleboard, rental bungalows, and the lovely treed Gregory Moore RV resort.

Campground:  Topsail Hill Preserve State Park – Gregory E. Moore RV Resort
Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Site: 127 (Loop 103) – back-in
Cost: $50.39
Services: FHU (50AMP)
Comments: A beautiful RV park with lovely treed sites and easy access to the trails.

The treed sites give a feel of privacy and nice shade in the summer heat.

There is a small campground store with various products for sale, rentals (bikes, canoes/kayaks, beach umbrellas, firewood, ice, etc.), and a small cozy cafe with tables inside and outside.

The campground has an outdoor swimming pool and a shuffleboard court.

There area various ponds in the campground offering some sites water views, a lovely gazebo on the water, some fountains, and a few Selfie stations.

The park offers tram service from the entrance to the beach with a stop along the way. While we were there the tram was operating every hour.

The park has fabulous paved biking/hiking trails and sand trails both of which lead to the beach or inland to the freshwater lakes.

We saw deer along the trails every time we biked or hiked. We even saw a few Great Blue Herons around the campground along the ponds.

A beautiful state park with great campsites and lots of terrific hiking trails and easy access to an uncrowded white sandy beach. We didn’t stay long enough!


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