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- 0 0Published on Jul 16, 2015
Northwest Florida is known for its miles of soft, sandy white beaches that line the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands of tourists flock to the numerous beaches each year to enjoy the warm sunshine and warm waters of the gulf. So it’s no wonder why many want to spend the night, underneath the stars, listening to the soothing sounds of the waves crashing against the shore. If you are one of those who enjoys being surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of the beach then beach camping is definitely for you. Here is a list of a few of the beaches in northwest Florida that you have to put on your travel destination this summer.
Big Lagoon State Park sits between the Gulf of Mexico and Perdido Key. Spanning over 655 acres of land, the state park boasts numerous white sandy beaches, shallow bays, nature trails for hiking, and even parts of woodlands for nature enthusiasts to enjoy. Visitors can go kayaking, hiking, fishing, and even crabbing in Big Lagoon. There are over 75 campsites available for RV and tent camping. Water and electric hookups are available for RV’s up to 40 feet.
St George Island State Park is another popular park for overnight camping. With over 9 miles of beaches for fishing, shelling, hiking, and boating, this park has roughly 60 campsites available with the majority only a half mile from the beach. The habitat on St George Island is part of preserved public lands and has many pine trees overhanging the campsites for shade and some protection from weather. Primitive and group camp areas are available, as well as RV and tent camping. The group camp areas have showers and restrooms with electric and water hookups for RV’s as well. The primitive campsites have no amenities and sit about 2.5 miles from the other campsites.
St Joseph Peninsula State Park is another pristine beach to see with a few more amenities than most campsites. Visitors to St Joseph love the secluded beaches and various activities available such as fishing, hiking, snorkeling, boating, and kayaking. The 119 campsites are located just a short walk to the beach. Cabins are also available for rent for those looking for a little more comfort. St Joseph is also home to loggerhead turtles. You may be lucky to see some during the season.
St Andrews State Park, located near Panama City Beach is a popular beach to visit in the area. With activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing, there is plenty to do. The park also offers Shell Island boat tours, popular in the Panama City area. St Andrews has 176 campsites available with hookups for RV’s, tent camping and even primitive camping.
Grayton Beach State Park is located between Panama City and Destin, FL on over 2,000 acres of beaches. Visitors love the privacy of camping here. They have campsites that overlook the lake, different size cabins, and full facility campgrounds. Swimming and surf fishing are among the top activities of Grayton Beach as well as canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking. The pristine beaches are known for their golden sunrises in the morning and silver lit moonlight dancing over the waters at night.
Campsites for all of these state park beaches can be reserved at www.reserveamerica.com and need to be booked well in advance. The summer and fall months are their busiest so book early!