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Old 02-15-2017, 10:16 PM   #1
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Gulf Beachfront Campgrounds???

Looking for a beach front campgrounds either in Mississippi, Alabama or the Florida panhandle area. I like the price of national forest service campgrounds but not sure if there is anything local state or federal ran like that on or near the beach. We would prefer at least water and electric or full hookups but would consider no hookups/boondocking. Privately owned campgrounds would be considered also. Any pictures of your stay and rates would be great. Thanks for your help.
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Ft Pickens on Pensacola Beach is very nice, though you have to cross a road and some dunes to get to the beach. That's OK with me because the campground has shade. It's part of Gulf Islands Nat'l Seashore. Beautiful white sand beach.
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Because something wonderful is always happening in Bay St Louis my would be Buccaneer state park in Waveland/Bay St Louis MS.
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Ft. Desoto in St. Petersburg is very nice. Fronts both Gulf (with a beautiful beach) and the Bay with boat dockage.
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https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Henderson-Beach

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Stayed at both Ft. Pickens and Buccaneer. Nice campgrounds with good facilities. I seem to recall in both cases the beach was a short walk away. Early fall. No reservations, but only for a night. We always bring our dog. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at Fort Pickens. They said it was state law.
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Gulf Campgrounds

Destin, but unsure of the name. 17 dollars a day and a pass to the beach, about 3 years ago.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:40 AM   #8
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one of my favourites is in Texas on south padre island right on the beach, it may be too far for you?
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St. Andrews State Park in Panama City. Just there last week. Beautiful State Park.
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T.H. Stone State Park

T. H. Stone State Park in St. Joseph, FL is lovely. The Gulf Breeze campground is just across a small sand dune from the Gulf. Dogs are not allowed on the beaches in the park, but they are allowed on beaches just down the road in Cape San Blas.
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Reserved a spot at Top Sail State Park near Santa Rosa Beach, FL. We were able to make the reservation five weeks in advance, the reason being we had a small camper and could fit on the 20' sites that no one else could. We arrive there in one week so cannot speak to the park, costs were around $42/night.
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:08 PM   #12
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We decided to give Ft. Pickens Campground a try and they had an open weekend in April and only $26 a night for water and electric so that's perfect for our budget...hard to beat a 3 night stay within walking distance to the beach for under $80 bucks!

We plan on taking a few long weekends in the gulf area....thought about trying around Aligator Point area.

How much is St. Andrews in PC?
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If you get a rainy day or too much sunburn, check out the Museum of Naval Aviation on NAS, Pensacola. Many more great planes than you can absorb in one visit, up close and personal. Really a first rate facility, Google it.
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Indian Pass Campground is an old Florida tourist camp. If you have a canoe, it's a short paddle to St Vincent island. It's an awesome step back in time.
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St George Island State Park was wonderful. Nine miles of beautiful beaches. Water and electric. Not right on the beach but close. Owls were roosting in a tree above my campsite. Had a great time.
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Indian Pass Campground is an old Florida tourist camp. If you have a canoe, it's a short paddle to St Vincent island. It's an awesome step back in time.

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If you get a rainy day or too much sunburn, check out the Museum of Naval Aviation on NAS, Pensacola. Many more great planes than you can absorb in one visit, up close and personal. Really a first rate facility, Google it.
Our son loves air planes since the Disney movie Plane & Planes Fire Rescue came out. May have to check it out. We've been to the one in Warner Robins GA and it was pretty neat.

Is there anything to do in the area for kids 4-5 like amusement parks say withing an hours drive?
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:04 AM   #18
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We loved Ft. Pickens!

Decided to post back tonight about our Ft. Pickens trip in late April...

The campground was great for the price and being across from the beach. The Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds were flying in preparation for an air show on Tues so we got to see them practicing several times. The fort was neat to see but a little disappointing as I expected more after seeing forts in Savannah and St. Augustine but the view there was spectacular. The beach was awesome...sugar white sand and aqua blue-green water that you could see to the sandy bottom...the campground store was closed as the company running it lost the contract for not keeping up to their end of the contract from what we were told so we had to go into Pensacola Beach for ice, food, etc. Campground layout was nice, sites are a little close together but their is plenty of green space in between the rows for kids to play but they need to add a playground. For the price you can't beat it to spend a few days at the beach or just relaxing in the campground, very clean facilities, friendly staff, will definitely be returning here.
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I know this is a bit late, but I'll add it for future reference and for others considering camping in the same area. We've been to most of the campgrounds mentioned so far, but our favorite is St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, in the Florida Panhandle. Like St. George Island State Park it's a bit out of the way, but well worth seeking it out. The others mentioned are pretty much all nice too, no losers among them but, in our opinion, St. Joseph edges them out. Big Lagoon SP is also nice, but it's on the bay and you would have a short ride to get to the Gulf. One that many people seem to like is Gulf State Park in Alabama, but I think it's about the least desirable of the lot - too many, packed together, campsites with precious little shade and a long walk, across a busy highway, to get to the beach.
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We are planning on going to Alligator Point/Panacea FL area this coming weekend, was wondering if there are any National Park Service, COE or USFS camping areas or campgrounds close by?
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