Topsail Beach State Preserve

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Topsail Beach State Preserve

Topsail Beach State Preserve
4.5
State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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With three miles of beach, this state beach appeals to nature lovers.
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BeaandRich
St. Petersburg, FL440 contributions
Perfect Day!
Jul 2021
We rented chairs and umbrellas for our entire party of ten and had a great day. A year ago we saw calm waters like glass, this year the water was more than fun with waves that allowed my grandchildren to ride the waves all the way to shore. The tram was a short distance from parking and a short stroll at the end over the board walk to a beautiful beach.
Written 24 July 2021
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Leroy C
6 contributions
GREAT BEACH for a family.
Jul 2021
GREAT place for a family. Not crowded and beach was beautiful. Easy to get to with all the stuff you take to the beach. Park your car, ride the tram, walk down the ramp and you are there! BAM!!
Written 10 July 2021
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blondie998
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania43 contributions
JUST Absolutely Beautiful!
Mar 2021
The preserve is beautiful! It's a mile walk to beach. There is a tram to the beach. The volunteers are great! Help you load, coolers, paddle boards, etc. Pack a lunch, no food vendors or drinks! Pay $6.00 entrance fee (they ask for the exactly six dollars) no change given back! There is also bathrooms at the parking lot and at the beach drop off! The driver of the tram stopped and showed us an owl nest with two chicks. Water is blue-green, crystal clear..JUST BEAUTIFUL!
Written 13 April 2021
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JBentraveler
Fort Walton Beach, FL598 contributions
Stop for coffee
Jan 2021 • Couples
Driving 30a we passed a cute coffee shop at the park. A quick walk into the park, there was seating, lakes and many travelers. Just watch for the gators!
Written 31 December 2020
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Wayne Centrone
Portland, OR547 contributions
Pristine Coastal Area
Dec 2020 • Solo
Pristine beaches. Well preserved coastal
Dunes. Miles of soft trails for running and hiking. Oh, and near perfect weather in late November. What’s not to love about the Topsail Preserve Nature Park?!

Having rented a house to quarantine in place with my mother - who lives not far from the area - I decided to venture out one day. Now, coming from the Pacific NW - I was very sensitive to protecting myself and others by wearing a mask and maintaining physical distancing.

This is, however, the panhandle of Florida and the attention to public health science seems to be forgotten. On a Monday afternoon in the height of a second wave of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on a run through the area, I was the only person with a mask . . . and I was running. The tram that connects the parking lot to the beach passed me with a full compliment of passengers - no one wearing a mask or physical distancing.

So I guess all of this is to say - Topsail is a beautiful beach park with a swath of pristinely preserved coastal nature - but perhaps wait until the case load decreases on the panhandle and/or we have better preventive options for protection (I.e. a vaccine) before venturing.
Written 1 December 2020
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BeachBatik
Durant, OK249 contributions
Excellent park
Sep 2020 • Family
We came on a chilly, windy day but still had fun. It was great for all of us. I had to use my wheelchair but it worked perfectly because the bike path is paved so I could actually “hike” with the family. The beach is awesome, of course. We didn’t stay here but saw lots of camp sites and restrooms seemed plentiful. I would definitely come back on a better weather day for more exploration.
Written 1 October 2020
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Todd C
Kansas City, MO25 contributions
Great Park! Great Scuba and Snorkling!
Jul 2020
A wonderful hidden gem in 30A! If you like parks and the beach, you will love Topsail. There is an underwater sculpture just off the beach!
Written 7 July 2020
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BeaandRich
St. Petersburg, FL440 contributions
Amazing Beach
Jun 2020
Wow! I love the beach and this one did not disappoint. A bonus is a pretty walk through the park to get to the beach, but it is a far walk if you are not into walking. I understand that they have a trolley, but due to COVID it is not running. The views were so very nice and they views were lovely.
Written 27 June 2020
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lisfae
Denver, CO63 contributions
Nice bike ride
Mar 2020 • Couples
The bike trail is nice from Santa Rosa to topsail. It was relaxing and mostly flat. Good places to stop for ice cream or beer or just to relax. The park is a nice spot to relax before riding back. Rent a bike or bring yours to do this
Written 5 March 2020
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DebW0413
Wilmington, OH211 contributions
Excellent place to stay with trams to beach
Oct 2019 • Family
This camping area never disappoints. Secluded,shaded nice sized sites. Beautiful beach that you can ride your bike to or ride the hourly tram.
Written 12 October 2019
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