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Old 02-26-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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Beach front RV parks in Florida or Gulf Shores

Does anyone have some ideas what Campsites with hookups are available ON THE GULF water in Gulf Shores or Panhandle of Florida? My wife loves the beach but does not want to take the MH if we cannot park on the gulf side of the beach. She likes to hear the waves etc at night. I know of one place but you need to make reservations dang near a year in advance. If anyone knows of a place that a person could make reservations a few months ahead and be able to park on or very near the beach I would appreciate any advise. By very near I mean walk out the MH and get to the beach just like the Condos. Otherwise I have to ditch the MH and get a Condo again..
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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That is difficult these days. RV parking withing sight of the gulf has been shoved aside by developers. RV park owners cannot charge the required fees to stay in business when a developer can buy them out for more than 10 years profits + land costs and still make hundreds of millions on the deal.
Some years ago there was a beachfront mobile home/RV park on the Atlantic side that a developer offered the owners $1 million for each lot.
I know of a few beachfront RV parks on the Gulf, and they are over $2,300 a month. I suspect they will be overtaken by condo developers in the near future. I've tried to stay at Red Coconut RV park at FT. Myers Beach once but I don't like being sandwiched all winter on a 25' wide site.
I suspect a condo is your best bet this winter, if you can locate a vacancy now. If you can wait until after April though virtually all snowbirds are gone and vacancies are easy to find.
Best of luck!
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Camp gulf in Destin, Fl. There are sites available right on the beach. I think there's a park in Mexico beach, Port St Joe, St George island near Apalachicola. There's a couple near Carrabelle, fl too. All should work. Coastline rv resort is nice, but probably won't have the wave action you want. Enjoy your trip!
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SteveB2, Camp Gulf does have beach-front sites. they are W/E only, and NO PETS! I suspect camto5 wants a FHU site from the language used. Campers Inn at Panama City is close to the beach only 300 yards away across the highway; not close enough to hear the waves unless dead still all around.
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There is a RV park in Navarre I think the name is Santa Rosa Sound.
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SteveB2, Camp Gulf does have beach-front sites. they are W/E only, and NO PETS! I suspect camto5 wants a FHU site from the language used. Campers Inn at Panama City is close to the beach only 300 yards away across the highway; not close enough to hear the waves unless dead still all around.
They do offer a hunney wagon service, which could work depending on his rig. He might like the 2nd row or the raised 3rd row which are FHU.

Ho hum rv park might be a good choice too.

I would avoid campers inn right now. Its across the street from one of the biggest spring break clubs. Panama city rv resort might be a good option.
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SteveB2, Camp Gulf does have beach-front sites. they are W/E only, and NO PETS! I suspect camto5 wants a FHU site from the language used. Campers Inn at Panama City is close to the beach only 300 yards away across the highway; not close enough to hear the waves unless dead still all around.
Ive heard of the one in Navarre beach and will check it out. Don't really need FHU. W/E will be fine, even just electric. Guess I need to get off my fat xxxxx and start calling.
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Ho Hum RV Park, Carrabelle Florida (Panhandle) Home Page The website states "A NO CHILDREN RV PARK CATERING TO ADULTS AND SENIORS" We happened upon this place several years ago while traveling through, and liked it so much we stayed for a second night. we parked almost right at the high tide mark.

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Does anyone have some ideas what Campsites with hookups are available ON THE GULF water in Gulf Shores or Panhandle of Florida? My wife loves the beach but does not want to take the MH if we cannot park on the gulf side of the beach. She likes to hear the waves etc at night. I know of one place but you need to make reservations dang near a year in advance. If anyone knows of a place that a person could make reservations a few months ahead and be able to park on or very near the beach I would appreciate any advise. By very near I mean walk out the MH and get to the beach just like the Condos. Otherwise I have to ditch the MH and get a Condo again..
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As mentioned above, we recently saw several campgrounds east of Panama City on Hwy 89. They were around Mexico Beach and Port St. Jo. This would be out of the mix for the spring break action also. We checked out Camp Gulf in Destin and I suspect they are full now. Good luck.
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As mentioned above, we recently saw several campgrounds east of Panama City on Hwy 89. They were around Mexico Beach and Port St. Jo. This would be out of the mix for the spring break action also. We checked out Camp Gulf in Destin and I suspect they are full now. Good luck.
When we drove back home from Key West we went through the Mexico Beach area. We both thought it would be great to find a RV park here somewhere, but we did not. What campgrounds was you referring to?
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We recently stayed at Santa Rosa Sound in Navarre. Small park. Clean. Not really a "beach", but no worries about sand problems. More for the view. Not within walking distance of restaurants, but close to everything else. I enjoyed it.
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