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Old 12-27-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park -- Florida

Has anyone been there? It sounds like a beautiful place with great swimming.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:19 PM   #2
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I posted this a while back for another site:
Topsail and Grayton Beach State Parks - in Florida Panhandle - Fiberglass RV
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:12 AM   #3
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Any good snorkeling there? Dogs allowed?
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Any good snorkeling there? Dogs allowed?
It looks like pets are allowed, as long as you follow the typical rules which are explained here, in the link to the Florida State Park pet policy: Welcome to Florida State Parks

I'm not familiar with the snorkeling at Topsail, but it's probably typical for the NW Florida area, that is, a gradual sandy beach without much in the way of underwater features.
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Our favorite place to stay while on the beach in the Florida Panhandle is St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, described here: Welcome to Florida State Parks
It's quite a bit further off the interstate but gives a lot more feel for camping in the woods, instead of staying at a resort, like Topsail. If the full hook-ups, paved sites, pool, cable TV and well manicured lawns are your style, and you won't miss having a campfire in the woods, then Topsail is definitely the place to go. Another interesting place to camp is at Fort Pickens, which is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
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Thanks Ray. It looks like the place I've been searching for. Ocean, bay, snorkeling kayaking. Now I have to figure out when we can go.
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I believe Topsail is on Santa Rosa island where ft. Walton Beach, Destin are. Great place to camp. It can be cool during the winter months, 40s to high 50s at night, but high sixties or even 70s during the day. Quite a few Canadiens stay for the winter because of the large amount of beach front condos, restaurants etc. you will not be disappointed. You will also be only 4 1/2 hours from New Orleans. Also, Biloxi Ms. Is only 3 hours if casinos and beach entertainment is your gig.
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Thanks Steve and Julie. I think we would go during the warmer weather so that the water would be warm. I'm reading lots of good things about the gulf coast.
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When is the best time to go if you want it warm and good swimming weather?
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From what I can figure out, it would be starting in April through the summer, when it will be really hot. Correct me someone if I am wrong.
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