Price reflects GS discount. We will never stay here again! You are paying for beach access which is across the street & behind a huge nightclub. So you walk across a huge asphalt parking lot, around the side and then onto the beach. Sites are small & cramped with nothing but asphalt, sand & burrs everywhere. No where to walk the dog where his feet weren't burning from concrete or hot sand; then had to pick burrs off of him once back inside. I will say that the staff was very friendly & the pool was big, nice & clean. Nightclub across the street flashes it's sign all night & lots of noise. Next time we will opt for one of the other campgrounds off the main drag & drive to the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here for nearly 3 months January-March 2014. The park is a little old and the roads are beat up but the people are fantastic. This is the perfect location for beach access and being close to everything. I had a great stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I put $85 a night but I am not sure what the cost per night is since we decided to stay longer! This is a wonderful place to be. The campground is nice and the Staff are AMAZING! They are always helpful and will bend over backwards to make sure you are happy at your campsite. There is free WiFi and it is just a short walk across the road to the beach. It's actually within walking distance of everything! I've made this our new Beach getaway place. The price is great, the location is great, and the people are amazing! So happy we found this little paradise away from home. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This could be a nice park if they ever decide who they want to cater to. There were a lot of old run down units in the park that had been there awhile, some of which didn't look as if they were being used. Along the back side were mobile homes that had aged as well. Park roads and pads need some work. The Staff was friendly and great. Large neon signs across the road flashed all night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not really terrible, but this place is so loaded with sand spurs it is their Wi-Fi password. Our dogs would not walk off the patio because of the sand spurs. I am still digging them out of my carpet. The laundry was really nice, the staff seemed pretty friendly, and they have a pretty well stocked store. Beach access is fine. But we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
300 yards across Thomas Dr to the beach. Near enough to everything to be convenient, and a nice facility with a great camp/grocery/beach/RV supplies store. $330/week. The Wi-Fi is not usable. The sandspurs are horrible in the campground. They find their way in no matter how careful you are. PCB is a party town, the nights are loud anywhere on the strip, especially holidays. That said, this campground may not be where you want to stay with children. Beach access across the street, is next to LaVela Adult Club. The sign was blindingly bright (even through camper windows at night), with questionable messaging (children should not ask what means). The patrons spill out onto the beach in the evening, all night and were asleep on the beach in the morning. The sheer volume of trash on the beach, and washing into the ocean was sad. We heard on the news that LaVela bought more property across the street, which will expand the place next door too. Inside the gated park: the mobile home behind us was loud w/ domestic violence/ profanity issues. To our back was a long term camper with nightly loud drinking with visible bottles. Children rode bicycles unsupervised through campsites knocking over lights. We spend very little time at the camper. We drove east to beach access 16, where there is some parking, and west to Laguna beach, which we love. If you drive down 30A towards Destin be sure to eat at "Local Catch." Its a gem of a find! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is an absolute dump, never again! Our neighbor is a full timer and their patio area looks like Sanford & Son. After walking our dog we found that most of the sites are the same way. I wouldn't dare even try to go into the rest rooms or swim in the pool. This trip was coordinated with good friends from Tennessee staying in a condo less than a mile down the road or we would have moved to another campground. I wouldn't stay here again if it was free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Showers were terrible near the pool. No lock on door and no label Men or Women. Only knew when there were urinals in one. 2 toilets in women were in open - no stalls. Anyone can walk in on you in shower since they were not labelled - it may be a man or a woman. Not safe and looks like they haven't updated in 10 years. Tiles falling off and just dirty. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the one of the most expensive parks we have stayed in. It is a very old park, there is no grass, only grass burrs. The pool is nice and restrooms are old but clean. It is about 300 yards across the street to the beach, which we did not find inviting. There is also a 6000 person capacity night club across the street that you can hear all night. Would not return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for the month of February. There are two restrooms, the ones reviewed below and another one. We used the second ones and they were remodeling them while we were there and they were fine. I assume they will do the other building next. It is right across the street from the Gulf beaches and it was wonderful to walk in the evening around sun set. Down side is its next to a pretty busy street and there is some traffic noise with diesel buses, motorcycles, and if you enjoy quiet you want to get out before March. The month of March is spring break and it get a little crazy in Panama City Beach. Overall we enjoyed our stay and will return next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This review is for the benefit of pop up campers. Self Contained units would probably review this site differently. Most of my opinion/rating is centered around the bath/shower facility. Pros: Very friendly staff and great rate given the location right across the street from the most beautiful beaches in the world. Site was easy to get into. I could have backed in but was able to use another site and do a pull through. Cable TV line up very good included Golf Channel. Lots of activity for the folks who stay long term. Some kind of activity every night. Would stay there again. Double sink vanity, paper towels very clean. Multiple showers (2) and commodes. I will stay here again with big hopes for the showers. Cons: Restroom facilities in dire need of remodel. The staff did keep the restrooms clean however in the shower the walls have rotted out, tile has fell off the wall. Commode stall doors are very old and need replacement. Staff did all they could with what they had to keep it clean. With a bathroom/shower overhaul this place would be an 8 or 9. The sites are sand (you are at the beach) so be sure you have a good broom/vacuum. I had to go to Wal Mart and buy a door mat. Lots of sand in the camper when I left. On the day I checked out, I requested an extension to my checkout time. The staff was too busy to ever address this issue. I requested an answer 3 times over a 3 hour period and never got an answer. The people were very busy getting ready for Spring Break. They were apologetic and offered to allow me to park the camper in the parking lot for a few hours. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park would have been okay for a short visit. We decided not to stay as it turned out to be a bit disappointing. The beach access is through the parking lot of a HUGE nightclub across the street so there was broken glass and litter everywhere including in the sand on the beach. The noise and lights from the area nightclubs prevented us from enjoying quiet evenings and restful sleeps. The traffic in the area is very busy as well contributing to the noise. The bathrooms are in serious need of attention; holes in walls, peeling wallpaper/paint, broken doors/locks, etc. The laundry room was clean. The store was well stocked. Fast free wifi connection at site. The sites themselves were just okay. No privacy and terrible sand spurs everywhere. Also the hookups are on the wrong side at EVERY site so we had to run power and water lines under our trailer. Very strange. The pool was not heated and inexplicably closed at one point - no sign, no explanation. If you want a quiet getaway this is probably not the place for you. If you're planning a short stay and don't intend to spend a lot of time at the campground it would be okay. This was a lesson in "you get what you pay for". We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped here for two days to visit the beach. There was no oil on the beach. We were on the way home after a 3 week trip. The staff was extremely pleasant and friendly. The store is very well stocked and has a large selection of RV supplies, accessories and parts. While the site was very narrow it was easy to set up our 40' motorhome with 4 slides. A little cramped but okay for a short stay. My patio awning was only a couple of feet from the RV next to me. The pad was asphalt and level however everything else is pretty much sand, including the tent camping area across the street from our site. Not much grass anywhere in the park, however a lot of trees and plenty of shade. Very convenient to the beach, only a short walk across the street and you are there. Good cable TV channel selection and the strongest, fastest WiFi I have encountered in my travels. Very clean and maintained park, but the overall appearance is a disheveled look because of the faded asphalt and lack of grass. A lot of sand between sites. Good destination park for a family vacation or a short stop to enjoy the beach. While the park is pet friendly there is no walking area for your dogs. They tell you to just walk the dog and make sure you pick up after. I was a little uncomfortable with this. It was hard to find a place for the dog that was not right next to somebody's patio. They also ask you not to walk them in the permanent sites area of the park. There appears to be more permanent sites than temporary sites. Overall we had a very nice stay and would come back here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground personnel bent over backwards to accommodate every wish. Store has a complete RV Parts room and RV Service Personnel was available by a private contractor. Beach was beautiful and the water was wonderful. NO OIL !!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a layover in Florida during a cross-country trip and chose this park. An older park, it was convenient with paved interior roads and paved sites with grass ("Florida grass", but green) areas between. The park has a mix of RV spaces and mobile homes. We visited in the "off season" so didn't have any of the noise issues others have noted from the nightclub across the street. Our first assigned site had no water, but we were easily moved to another. We visited during a cold snap, and staff was scrambling to keep pipes from freezing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been staying here the past 20 years, with our children and now our grandchildren. Many improvements over the past 4 years. Very clean sites, friendly and helpful employees. Easy access to the gulf and beach. Close to restaurants and many activities for families. We will be returning for many years to come. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this campground many times back when it was a KOA, we decided to give them a try again on a recent trip after some 17+ year hiatus. The park really hasn't changed much in that time - that's not really a good thing. The sites are paved and level. The hookups are easy enough to get to. Everything is just really adequate as far as the campground goes. It is located across a pretty busy road from the beach, once across the road you have to walk through a very large and dirty parking lot of a night club. Not a fun walk, nor is it kid friendly. Very colorful language can be heard coming from the club's wet t-shirt contests even during the early afternoon throughout the campground. At night the volume goes up. All in all, the campground is OK but the road noise and considerable noise from the clubs combined with the price (extra for cable, extra for kids, extra for...) really make this rank low in my opinion. Definitely not the worst place, but not somewhere I'll go back to when there are other choices in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everything is so clean. The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful. The pool is crystal clear. 300 yards from the Gulf of Mexico. Pet and kid friendly. What I like the most is that is gated. They try to keep people out that do not belong. I felt safe here. We will definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is part of an older mobile home park. It does not sit on the ocean as stated. You cross a very busy road and walk a narrow path approximately 2 blocks long before a visual of the beach. The price is too much for the amenities. We will not be back. If it wasn't so expensive, it would be OK for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location and great Florida State Park. We stayed for four days in February, and had a big site that backed right onto the water with a view directly east to the pass. Fantastic sunrises and moonrises without even leaving the trailer! Others have described all the amenities, so I won't go over them again, but they are first rate. As mentioned, dogs are not permitted on the Gulf beaches, but there is a county dog beach a few miles west by the fishing pier. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed a week at 270.00. The charge is 15.00 a week for cable TV. It is across the street from Gulf beach. Parking is rather tight especially in the back. Paved roads are in fair condition. There are concrete pads and patios on some sites. We would come back but ask to look at all available sites (not on a map) but take a tour of park first. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was nice and clean. The owners are constantly upgrading the park and are constantly checking with the guests to receive feedback and suggestions. The staff is wonderful and truly interested in making sure your stay is enjoyable. There are activities during the week with both home cooked food, excellent BBQ'd food, and live entertainment provided by both the guests and management. The park is nicely located across the street from the most beautiful beach in the state. Although Wal-Mart, restaurants, and dance clubs are within walking distance, you really need not leave the resort as there is a store on property. The store stocks almost everything a camper would need from staple foods, snacks, hand dipped ice cream, RV supplies, repair parts and propane. The sites are level with concrete patios and cable TV. The one thing that you find also is that the sites are spacious (not packed together like many resorts near the beach). Trash is picked up numerous times a day at your site. The staff goes the extra mile to make sure you have a safe and happy stay here. From the time you arrive, they will offer an escort to your site, offer to help place you rig on site, and if needed because of physical challenges, offer to assist in setting your rig up. The attention you receive is many times followed up by the owner speaking one on one to each guest to make sure everything is right. Going the extra mile is definitely a characteristic of this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very clean and the office/registration personnel are very polite and knowledgeable. The sites are very spacious for Florida beach campgrounds. The park offered pot lucks and other activities during the previous winter stay. The park is located across the street from the beach. The management will go the extra mile to even take its customers to the beach via their golf cart. The park is in the middle of all the activities that Panama City Beach has to offer. The bathrooms are maintained numerous time a day and night as well as the garbage. As with any rv resort located in a resort area, there will be some noise, but nothing to be surprised about as you must drive past all the entertainment establishments to arrive at the park. I have been rv'ing for over 48 years, have been all over the USA and I would recommend this to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In all fairness, this is a nice campground. The staff, store, check-in process were great. The street noise was almost unbearable, Club La Vella across the street thumped all night, and the grounds really needed sprucing up. Beware the sand spurs that stick those not wearing any footwear! Like many other campgrounds in highly populated areas, this one could improve by building sound barrier walls along the street sides. They also have the potential to become even better by upgrading their landscaping and basic amenities. We would not stay again, but in fairness it still is a nice place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Right now this park is an island of serenity. The electrical connections are good;the water pressure is good; the TV is extra but good; there is easy in and out (no pull thrus); the people are very nice; the store is good; security is good. What else can you ask of a park? We camped here in a Motorhome.
The ONLY thing that I can think of nice about this place, is that you can walk to the beach. A beautiful white sand beach that gets destroyed nightly by Spring Break activities. It is basically a rundown mobile home park with an area in the middle for RVs. The bathrooms were filthy and rundown. The hookups were ancient, I felt fortunate when the loose electric panel did not shock me. And don't be surprised to find sewer access on the drivers side and electric, water, and cable on the passenger sides ... bring long cables, hoses, cords, if you are feeling adventurous and decide to stay here. Our site was paved and relatively level. The store is adequately stocked. It is probably the most overpriced place we have ever stayed. And that includes some beautiful parks on the water in California. They even charged $3 for cable TV. And the NOISE was crazy. From about 2000 to 0300 the street was crowded with cars and screaming kids blowing their horns. Not the parks fault, but not my idea of where I want to spend time either. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located across the street from a very loud bar. The base from that bar thumps until 2:00 in the morning. We paid for five days and wanted to leave in two because of the noise. We were told by the clerk that it is even louder on the weekends but they did not give refunds for any reason. This was the worst park we ever stayed in without the noise, add the noise and it is absolutely miserable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed during the very busy summer season and were pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the bathrooms. This campground is only 300 yards off the Gulf of Mexico and they have their own beach access! The staff was very friendly and the owners came by personally and thanked us for our visit. Both of our children had a wonderful time and we plan on making this a yearly tradition. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground, but it is expensive. Cable and WiFi are additional charges to their base rate. We stayed in the new class A section on the small lake. Sites there were wide and level and base was pavers. A table and chairs with umbrella is provided at each site in this section along with a gas grill. The main entry road is narrow (only one rig at a time). Security was good with a 'clicker' required for access after the office closed, and the camp host was located just inside the gate. Overall a very nice resort, but somewhat overpriced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over Memorial Weekend. The site was nice, but pricey. Our premium pull-in site was cement brick pavers, as well as the road in front. Each site had a metal table with umbrella and 4 metal chairs. It also came with a propane bar-b-que which I did use one night. The lake in the center was nice, but the fountains in the center were turned off way too early, like 6 PM. They did advertise a exercise room, which we used one morning. However the AC was never turned on and it was 85 degrees and humid at 8 AM. The AC was never turned on all weekend. An advertised amenity is not an amenity if you can't use it. I might stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice resort with some nice pools. Laundry room was expensive, but the washer/dryers are wonderful and clean. I didn't use their facilities, but I'm sure they were clean as well. They even have a dog friendly bath tub and hair dryer! I'm not sure I liked the idea of kids on bikes without parental supervision since I watched a small boy (about 5 or 6) on an electric toy jeep driving constantly around and around the circle roads then almost get run over because he cut off a driver trying to back up his 5th wheel into the lot. He was lucky the driver saw him in time and the little boy pass by. The dog park was really nice too with tunnels and balls all fenced in. The lake was nice, but man made. The beach and shopping outlets are fairly close by too. I'd stay there again even though there aren't many trees and you don't get a lot of room for each site. People mention about the zoo noise, but it's pretty cool to listen to and really you don't hear it all that much. No biggie. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is exceptional, clean, wide roads, 2 pools and lots of things to do. Short walk to hwy 98 where there are lots of attractions, restaurants. Short drive to the beach. A true luxury resort, backs ins and pull thrus, with special section just for large Motor Coaches. Cable is an extra 2.50/day. Although we found the price high it was in line with amenities in the area. We would definitely recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was the second time we have been to this RV resort. We love it there. It is right beside the Zoo so you do hear some of the animals during the day. The sites are a good size all paved. WiFi is available for $20 a month (Free in the clubhouse). WiFi was very good. Heated pool was great. There are 2 pools, but the one in the "old" section seems to be the most popular. The whole resort is beautiful and very well maintained. There is vegetation between the sites which gives an illusion of privacy. Everyone is very friendly. Lots of activities as well. There is some traffic noise if you are close to the front of the resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Emerald Coast has everything an RVer needs. Water pressure and quality was good. Electrical connection worked well and the cable TV connection was top notch. WiFi, an extra charge, was spotty. We used a Verizon MiFi if we really needed to connect. Sewer hook-ups were challenging as the connection was surround by concrete and depressed several inches which prevented us from using a screw-on connection. Therefore, we had to use a donut to connect. The pads were level and and plenty large enough for sitting outside in the sun without being on grass or dirt. Some trees for shade but not too many trees that might drop stuff on the RV. Laundry facility was good but expensive. The camp staff could not have been more helpful. Just give them a call and they're right there. Often however, they are around and can be flagged down for help. There are two swimming pools and a spa. Because of the cold weather this winter, one pool was closed but the one near the club house was well heated and working fine. The heated spa was a nice touch on cool days. The only real downside was many of the businesses in the Panama City Beach (PCB) area were closed from early January to mid-February. However, there is great sightseeing west PCB near Rosemary Beach and Seaside. One suggestion we'd make: resort management should put together an information packet of the PCB area. A map and a list of shopping and attractions in the area. It took us several days to figure things out and we would have liked to have spent our time exploring and shopping rather then trying to get an idea of where everything was, and how the roads are laid out. We would return now that we have an idea of where things are. Rates reflect a monthly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice and clean park. All sites are paved and level. Campground help is outstanding! They will even pick up your portable propane tank at your site and bring it back to you filled. My only complaint is that it isn't on the ocean water but it is within an easy drive to the beaches. We would definitely stay here again. We were there for almost three weeks. They have a military and veterans discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really couldn't find a thing wrong with this park. Pools, facilities, up-keep was exceptional. Lots of in park things to do and close to everything else. Could have stayed longer and we will be back. One of the better fitness facilities I've seen in an RV park, overlooks one of the pools. Attention to detail in this park is nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV resort is one of the best we've ever been to. It was CLEAN and very well kept. The grounds were immaculate and there were beautiful palms and various flowering plants. The landscaping was just amazing. We had a pull-thru cement site with ample room for both of our slides and our truck. The swimming pool area was beautiful and it appeared that all were having a good time. The site is very close to the beach and all that Panama City has to offer. We would come back again and stay a full week. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The restrooms were so clean and perfect. They even have a "doggy" bath that was so clean. We don't have dogs, but were impressed with it anyway. If you are deciding which RV resort to stay in around Panama City, you will not go wrong with this one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This beautiful well designed park is truly a resort with all the amenities you could ask for or need. It would have deserved a ten if it didn't charge extra for cable and Wi-Fi, and if all the sites were as spacious as the high end sites. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent location to tour the area. We enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Emerald Coast exceeded our expectations! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Work campers always seem to be around to assist and answer questions. The sites are well landscaped and located so they do not intrude on your neighbor. The bath and shower buildings are modern and spotless. Beautiful clean pools with great atmosphere. The maintenance is impressive. Hookups are tidy and easy. Trash service picks up several times a day right at your site. The weekend breakfast is excellent and an inexpensive $7. Free coffee is available every morning. There is not a bad site in the whole place. Do it! You will be glad you did. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My wife and I arrived at the resort late on Saturday due to a tire issue. The staff called us to check that we were still coming. We told the of the problem and were told no problem, they would leave a welcome packet a the front gate and we could check in the next morning. When we arrived the friendly staff assisted us in parking our RV. Our total week couldn't have been better. The entire resort is just beautiful, well maintained, very clean and the staff very friendly and helpful in every way. There was never a question that went unanswered. all the advice and recommendations we received were very helpful and directly to the point. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and are definitely looking forward to our next visit. We both highly recommend this resort to anyone that wants the very best RVing experience whether for a day or a month. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at this resort four times in the past. Each time we have added a few more days to our stay. The staff here is just great! Everyone seems to be very dedicated to their particular job. All you have to do is ask any one of them for help and they'll do what ever they can to assist you. The weekend buffet type breakfast at the clubhouse is well worth the $7.00. Facilities are above average with constant cleaning and maintenance. We travel 1500 miles to be here every year and I couldn't think of a better place to stay. Very pet friendly atmosphere is a plus! Our two dogs feel right at "home" here and I think they look forward to coming back each year almost as much as we do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We got site 38 right by a dirt road and a lot of satellites,boards,brick and trash right beside us. There were 5th wheelers to the front and another side that looked like homesteaders. On top of that there were tractors with fork lift working on the side where all the trash was, so there was no way you could sleep and enjoy your vacation. They were going in and out of the dirt road, which made it very dusty. They did have other sites so why put our beautiful Phaeton in this spot? We will NOT be back here. This park was over price for what we got. Be sure to look at the site before you pay as they do not refund anything. We will find somewhere else to stay next time we visit Panama City, FL. We did not enjoy our stay here at all, after 3 days we just left. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. The Class A spots are really nice with good space. The back-in sites are good but could have more space and privacy. The place is crawling with camping workers and they keep the place up very nicely. The two pools are great and the workout room is top notch. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the month of February and thoroughly enjoyed this park. The work campers are outstanding and really make this park shine. It is exceptionally landscaped and maintained. Despite its name, the park is actually located about 2 miles from the beach. This was not a problem because it was easy to get to everything Panama City Beach has to offer. The pools are heated and well maintained. The hot tub was great. The $6 Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts sponsored by the Work Campers were outstanding. Cable TV service was very good except for the lowest channels which were affected by static. Wi-Fi was $20 for the month but very good. The access roads are paved with decent width making back-in easy. The site pads are sufficient in length and width although we required adjustment to side level the RV. The only negative we encountered was site drainage after it rained. Granted the area experienced over 12"+ over a weeks time, but 4" of standing water on our pad for several hours each on three occasions was a bit frustrating and is the only reason for not giving the park a 10. Aside from that, we would definitely come back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for the entire month of January and half of February. This is the nicest park we've ever stayed in! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The park and all facilities are as clean as a whistle and the landscaping is beautiful and is constantly being tended to. We found nothing that needed improvement at this park, and hope to return again in the future. Highly recommend! We camped here in a Motorhome.
If it were not for the misrepresentation on their web site, I would have given them a 10. The say they have Wi-Fi (hint-"free in the club house") and cable TV (no hint of an extra charge). They do have these but they don't tell you that they charge extra for each. The web site lets you think they are include. This is not good. Other wise, this is an excellent park. For a park to get a 10-10-10, their amenities should include free WI-FI and free cable TV. It looks like Trailer Life missed this. For the price you pay, they should include both free. I love the new salt water pool and the fenced dog run. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First time staying here and enjoy it greatly. Two pools which my wife and daughter love. The staff was helpful and nice. They were willing to bend over backward in making our stay en joyful. We were in the back section. I believe next time we will be a spot up front. We stay a week and love it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a great surprise! We have always stayed in the "high end" RV resorts and have been unable to locate one in Panama City until now. The park is still under renovation but is beautiful! We stayed in their Class A only section on the lake and it provided large paver pads with Weber grills, very nice outside furniture with large palm trees. The park easily accommodates large rigs and has a large variety of different types of sites at different prices to meet your needs. Only downside is that it is about a mile from the beach which takes you about ten minutes. The park has a large number of facilities to meet everyone's desires. We have never found a park which offers more for its guests. Great management that can't do enough to accommodate their guests. High prices but you get what you pay for!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park on our way back from spending a week at Disney World's Fort Wilderness campground and was pleasantly surprised at how immaculate this campground and facilities was. Disney was very nice, but this campground is just as nice. The landscaping around the park was beautiful. The park is located next to Zooworld which is a small zoo but has is a nice place to take the kids. The staff at this park was extremely helpful and nice. This campground offers a buffet breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings for $6 per person and it was well worth the price. Wi-Fi and cable are offered for a small fee. Garbage is picked up 3 times a day by some of the work campers that live on site. The park is expertly maintained by a great staff. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is divided into 2 areas. The newest part is a lovely class A resort. Staff is friendly and helpful, sites are large and entire campground is immaculate. About a 5-10 minute drive to the beach. We stayed here for a week. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very well maintained, landscaped, and designed park. Sites are large with a buffer between sites. Two pools - one salt water in excellent condition. Park staff is the best we have ever dealt with. In 7 years on the road this park is only the second one to score a "10". Only drawback, if any, is the extra $2.50 for the cable TV. Wi-Fi was excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park! We stayed in the new section on the lake, but the older section is very nice too. I know it's a little expensive, but we think it's worth the money. The sites in the new section have full size propane grills at every site and they pick your garbage up 3 times per day. Everything is extremely clean and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The park is very convenient to shopping, the beach and restaurants. We will definitely return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects a 3 month stay rate. This is an amazing campground. Their construction is all complete. Washrooms are squeaky clean. Management is super. Other reviews complain about the price but in my books it's worth it. This park is really, really dog friendly. This is our second year here and we will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff very friendly, very clean well organized park. Appreciated the dog wash. Paid the $ 2.50 a day extra for cable TV but it did not work so I got a refund. But this park is a bit over priced, thus the lower rating. I would have rated this park a 9 and stayed longer had the price been $10 less. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would rate this park as a 10 if the Wi-fi was more reliable. The staff is very friendly. The resort is clean, beautiful, and well maintained. The spa really hits the spot after a long day of driving. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park, albeit pricey. Extra fees for incidentals. Conveniently located to all Panama City Beach amenities. Enjoyed some shade on the pullthru site. Noisy construction and maintenance. Blend of extended and short term stays. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were very impressed with this park. The grounds were immaculate and everything was very clean. They even have a dog wash station. They were doing some construction but it didn't bother us. There is a zoo behind the park that has a lion you can hear especially in the morning. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate includes $7 in taxes. Very expensive for what is here. Construction of new section means lots of noise starting at 7:45am. We wanted to see this park, but will not come back. If you want to be in town (but not near the beach), its fine. Very well kept with nice landscaping. One of the most expensive places we have ever stayed, but far from the best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ascetically this is one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed at over our years of camping. Had we visited the campground in the prime of summer many of our issues could have been over looked. Being here for a month in colder weather the activities offered by the campground are of higher importance. Unfortunately has almost no activities, no exercise room etc. Primary activity is weekend breakfast $$. Internet is spotty at best. Had to find a sweat spot in the trailer in order to connect up. During the week electric reads 115 volts AC. On weekends, when park if full, it drops down to 111 volts AC. If passing through the area I would consider staying here. Would have to read reviews after the park expansion is complete to see if electrical and internet issues improved. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great cozy park, good amenities. Has beautiful landscaping, and is a close drive to the beach and restaurants. Pull-through sites had plenty of room, landscaping helped with separation. Watch out for daily sprinklers! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Yes this RV resort is an immaculate and a top rated park, but we really don't understand why it is this expensive. They do not give any membership discounts PLUS you have to pay a nightly $2.50 for cable TV. We have stayed at several top rated RV resorts and this is the most expensive place ever. We won't go back only because of the cost. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Couldn't find a thing wrong with this campground. We stayed here for 2 months, and in that time not one complaint. It is kept sparkling clean. Garbage pickup is at your site, all day long til 3 PM. The first site we had was extremely shaded and we wanted some sun. They did everything they could to accommodate us and got us a sunnier site. Close to stores, shopping, and restaurants. There is a small zoo directly behind the park, but we didn't find that a problem. A couple of the sites on the other side, when the wind blew, you could get a zoo smell, but it wasn't bad. Level, concrete sites, lots of room between, lots of trees and bushes. Would stay here again, no problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It could use a second pool and hot tub and another comfort station in the back of the park, but otherwise a VERY nice park. Close to lots of activities for kids as well as grown ups. Would recommend to friends and family. We camped here in a Motorhome.
SUPER clean, gorgeous paved sites and they seemed so private due to the landscaping between the sites. Great photo-ops around our campsite. We enjoyed walking and riding bikes at night because of the lit-up trees, etc. Pool gets a little crowded, it would be nice if they would add another one toward the back or another area of the property. It really gets over crowded with kids. Friendly, helpful staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Tight check-in area. Unhook extra vehicles you are towing, before going to your site. Only one check in space to pull into, others will be out on a very busy road. Nice sites, but a little over crowded with palms, if you have slides. Over all, a nice park, staff friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park in late 08 and we liked it, however, the prices to stay now are way over the top. It's a nice park but not at that price. The area dictates how much you pay, but still that is a little pricey. They clean their restrooms at 7-8 in the morning, right when everyone needs a shower and other facilities. We thought that was inconvenient. The people are real nice and everything is kept clean. We did not like the fact that staff would drive their golf carts, and trucks through the empty site next to us, very annoying. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here a week and it is the nicest campground we have stay in. Extremely well kept, friendly staff, great weekend breakfast buffet. Heated pool and hot tub very clean and maintained. I would highly recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very active, long-term and seasonal RV resort that caters to the needs and satisfaction of the vacationer visiting the Gulf Coast. Despite the "Beach" in the name, the resort is about a mile and a half from the beach, and just off US-98, just to the west of Panama City proper. Good quiet location, however because it's just a stone's throw from Zoo World you get to hear the lions roar in the evening. That's a little disconcerting at first but a little humorous later on. All of the facilities are very clean and tidy, and there's plenty of very nice landscaping all around. Besides a nice, heated pool, there are plenty of scheduled activities and events to please the residents. We liked the resort so much, we decided to spend a month here next year to get away from the winter weather up north. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent Campground. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very clean, quiet and beautiful. This is our forth trip to Emerald Coas RV Beach Resort, and it is always great. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The stay here was fantastic from start to finish. The staff was very friendly and even addressed us by first name upon check-in. The sites were beautifully landscaped and shaded. The pool was gorgeous and very clean. The overall park was spotlessly clean. There was even a breakfast buffet on Saturday and Sunday morning that was well worth the $5.00 per person. Cannot say enough good things about this park. We will return when in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was the nicest campground! The staff was excellent from the time we pulled in until the time we left. The park is the cleanest and most well-maintained of any park that we have seen. The landscaping is exquisite, the pool is great and the sites are concreted and level. A staff member can always be found cleaning the restrooms and the clubhouse. Trash is picked up three times daily from the curb in front of your camper. I can't say enough about this park! Thanks to all of the office staff who were so helpful and thanks to Mr. Ron for helping us find that off the beaten path beach where we collected beautiful shells! We camped in a fifth wheel and will always choose this park when we go to the beach! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is probably the best park we have stayed in. The sites are level concrete, great electric amperage and water pressure. Cable is $2.50 per day which I felt should be included in the price. Wifi is $4 per day and was even faster than our service at home. The pool and spa area are clean and the temperatures were wonderful. You could not have asked for a better area to walk dogs and they even have a large fenced dog run. The staff was very friendly and professional. The beach is very close as well as Walmart and Publix. We will definitely return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First the positives: This park is beautifully landscaped and meticulously kept. The staff are very friendly, and all the services worked as expected (actually I have come to expect WiFi not to work... but it worked flawlessly here). The heated pool was a big plus since were visiting in February. Now the negatives: The park is a mile from the beach, and it's not an easy mile to walk or ride bikes. If you want to go to the beach, you will need to drive there. For this reason (and the fact that we were there off-season), I felt that the $60/night fee was a bit steep (plus WiFi must be purchased separately). Campers with children should know that this RV Park attracts more of an older crowd. Mainly empty-nesters and not very many children (not any while we were there). The other campers were extremely nice, and we were never made uncomfortable because we brought kids however. I would probably stay here again. We'll be coming back to Panama City in a couple of months, and we've already decided to stay at St. Andrews Park which is right on the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice Park that is kept very clean. They deserve their high ratings. Restrooms are immaculate. Staff were very helpful and professional. They "aim to please"! They have "to-die-for" weekend breakfasts. It is about a mile from the beaches. If we return to the area, we would probably try to find a similar Park further west - toward Destin & Pensacola. Panama City Beach definitely leans toward "the younger crowd". We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very expensive with overly dense vegetation so that site with RV on it has limited usability. Staff is very Palm Beachy uppity. They nickle and dime you extras for everything. They give demerits. I think I left that with my sorority. They fine you for errors. It is not close to anything. There are nicer areas to spend that much for an RV site and drive to what you want. You have to here anyway. I will be looking elsewhere for my money. Economic times will give them their due. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Attractive small park: beautifully landscaped. Limited space for big rigs. Pull in area to register can accommodate only one big rig towing a vehicle and there is not designated area to unhook tow vehicle. Pleasant office staff suggested we pull through the gate and stop further down the road to unhook. This we did, leaving our tow vehicle at the side of the narrow roadway. We proceeded to the assigned site with our rig to find it was occupied so backed into the site beside the one we were assigned and called the office. We had been given the wrong site number and were advised to proceed to the correct site. Prior to doing this we moved our tow vehicle into a vacant site so we would not continue to obstruct the narrow roadway in the event another camper was trying to navigate. With some difficulty we did manage to get our 42' rig turned around so we could back into the correct site. We then walked back to move our tow vehicle only to be approached by one of the "Managers" who (in the best words I can use to describe) told us in a very snotty tone that we could not park our vehicle in the spot we were in. We explained that we had been given a wrong site number and had only placed the vehicle in the spot temporarily out of consideration of other campers who might be arriving. The manager continued to tell us we couldn't park there and we couldn't leave the vehicle at the side of the road either. Don't know what we were supposed to do with the tow vehicle while we backed our rig into the site! This was definitely unnecessary stress in addition to the site fiasco. The other manager later came to our coach and further belabored the mix up until we showed him the map we were given with the incorrect site number circled. He also asked to see the vaccination records for our dogs as he commented that a couple of residents had already been bitten by "Canadian" dogs! We were definitely getting the message that Canadians were not welcome here. Following these events we observed the people in the park and really have to say they did not seem to be very happy or friendly. This seemed to be a strange observation as our 5 months in Florida campgrounds: Naples and Fort St. Lucie, have been wonderful experiences. Absolutely great, friendly people whether campers, campground managers or staff. I do hope Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort is the only blemish on our trip. We definitely will not come back and will definitely pass the word to all we meet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park! No, there is no planned activities for the children, but there is a lot of kids. They all seem to be very well behaved and having a good time regardless. Beautiful landscaping, cable and Wi-Fi work great, the people are extremely friendly, and the bathrooms were excellent. The only cons were that the camp store could be better stocked and the concrete pads for the patio could be a bit bigger. We would definitely come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very pretty RV resort with lush landscaping, heated pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, horseshoes and multiple dog walks with doggie bags and garbage cans. They pick up your trash 3 times a day. There is a shady deck with tables and chairs near the pool which was a nice place to have your lunch. Close to the beaches and local activities. The kids enjoyed all the sounds of the animals from the zoo next door. There were a few cons. The pool was far too warm. 85-87 degrees the whole week we were here. The turtle pond with paddle boats is in an unattractive part of the park in the middle of their RV storage area. We had to pay an extra $3.50 per child, per night which we felt was excessive. There are no kids planned actives and the park is not geared towards kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for two weeks in March of 2007 and had such a nice time we went back for two weeks this year. The park is beautiful and well maintained. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. They were having problems with their Internet connection while we were there and are in the process of making changes to improve service. There is an extra charge for WiFi and cable TV. The place is very pet friendly. The pool and hot tub were very nice. Zoo World is next door so don't be surprised to wake up in the morning to the sound of a lion roaring. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is the same beautiful facility that it always has been. However, the friendliness that used to be an important part of this campground has disappeared. There is a new manager, and, while he is doing many things that need to be done (such as installing new washers and dryers) the relationship with the staff and work campers has totally changed. We were there the last part of February, 2008 and the tension throughout the park could be cut with a knife and was very unpleasant. Although, we have stayed there several times before, we are questioning whether we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this resort January 15 - February 15, 2008. It was a wonderful experience. The whole facility is squeaky clean. They have plenty of activities. They are very pet friendly. The place is awesome. We will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground is very clean with excellent security. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and there were a lot of activities available. This is a pretty pricey place for an overnight stay but they have a lot of specials for extended stays that are reasonable. The only downside is that the sites are narrow and fairly close together. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is fantastic. It is very clean and well laid out. The folks are very friendly and helpful. We extended our stay by one week. I definitely intend on coming back for a longer period of time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV Park is absolutely immaculate and extremely well maintained. My only complaint, and again, I only could find one complaint, is that the sites are simply too tight with not as much privacy between the sites as I'd like. I came here instead of TopSail in Destin and though I enjoyed myself, I will not return because of what I feel is the lack of privacy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one week. We found the place absolutely lovely in every way and could not suggest a way to make it cleaner or better managed. We found the staff very cordial and they do a wonderful job from everything we saw. This is obviously a meticulously cared for park. If you need space/entertainment for children or pets, the lovely nearby St. Andrew State Park is a great location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were eager to stay at this triple 10 (Trailer Life rating) park to see how it compared to other parks we've visited. It is beautiful, immaculately groomed and situated right next to a zoo. What a unique experience to see Reilly the giraffe's head pop up over the fence or to hear the lions roar at feeding time (around 4:30 pm). However, one night of the three that we stayed here, the big cats got into a fight and their growling and hissing kept us awake most of the night. I recommend being parked away from the lions! The entrance to the RV park was off of a residential side street, difficult to find after dark, so pay attention for the small sign announcing where to turn. This park is not close to the beach, so if you're looking for a beach vacation, don't stay here; it's in the city. We're bike riders and this wasn't a good locale to ride from. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Immaculate. Obviously, the owners take great pride in the facility. Had zero issues with the management, unlike some of the people who gave this park a bad review. They were very friendly and went out of their way to help. Not much in the way of a camp store, but there are two RV stores and a Wal-Mart within a mile. Smallish sites which is why I gave it a nine. Will stay there again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is great resort in a great location. The resort is located next to a zoo which provided us lots of entertainment as we could hear the different animals throughout the day. The park is located just over a mile from the beach – these are beautiful beaches in this area. The park is clean and well kept with palm trees and shrubs between sites so you don’t have to look at your neighbors dump equipment. The only downside we saw was the sites were very narrow and close together. They have tons of activities. We were there over Thanksgiving and they really put on a great meal for the guest. There was so much wonderful food. Overall, a very good park but it is a little expensive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a complete disappointment for a campground rated so high by Woodall's. The sites were complete concrete with little to no shade. There were almost no children around and not really much for kids to do. The "lake" we saw did not look well cared for. Most sites seemed to be taken by full-timers and we (in our 30's) were by far the youngest people there (that we saw). The bathrooms had a horrible odor. Because there was no shade the heat was oppressive. Needless to say, we won't be back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We had a great experience here, and I believe that most of the bad reviews that I have read were from those who are not pleased with anything. We found the rules very easy to comply with, most were common sense. I will recommend to all my camping friends to stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
The campground facilities were very nice. The pool and play area were clean and nice. I would like to say I did not find the staff to be very accommodating or friendly, especially with younger children. I was disappointed in the distance to the beach and the zoo next door did get stinky. I would look for another campground next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the best run facility we have stayed at. Exceptionally clean and very inexpensive. Good food and great fun. Had a little problem trying to book online - our confirmation never reached us - however, the staff took care of the issue of double booking us immediately. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely landscaped between concrete(pads/streets). This place touts itself as in the top 6 in USA, but we have stayed in more than that we rated 9 or 10. This place is well located, and their attitudes are getting better, although there are still a lot of rules, they now have a "dog walk" next to one of the ponds...our dog loved swimming there. Folks in the office were friendly and helpful. I found the clients to be many locals, though not permanent (Alabama, etc.). The sites are closer together than I like, narrower than I like, otherwise a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is well landscaped and kept neat and clean. It seem to be secure with an entrance gate that they loan you an opener for. We were warned to make sure we returned it or we would be charged $25. Sites are very narrow if you have 4 slides can't walk around the coach easily. Unable to put out our awning because of the trees. The rate is quite high and then everything is extra. If you want WiFi it is $2 per day. If you want cable TV it is also extra. If you want to use your washer/dryer in the coach it is also extra. I think for $59.95 plus tax per night all of this should be included. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
I read all the reviews and still booked my trip here. We were very happy with this campground. We met lots of friendly people and a lot of full timers that had been here for years. We met one man that had been workkamping here for six years that was extremely happy with his stay. There was a lot for the kids to do. The pool and hot tub were very clean. They had a breakfast buffet on the weekends, and ice cream social on Sundays, and a cookout or BBQ every other Saturday. Everyone here was so nice, we didn't want to come home. They had a laundry that was very clean too. It's only a block away from Front Beach Rd, and very close to all shops and restaurants. We have stayed a lot of places , but from now on I'll only stay here , and I'm putting my home up for sale to come here to workkamp as soon as possible. We met the manager, and he was very nice, and the ladies in the front office we met were extremely nice. We feel like all the people we met and became friends with are a new extended family. We will definitely be back soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is an excellent RV Park! It's a pity that so much review space has been usurped by one or more very unhappy work campers. They need their own forum. We loved the place. The pool was great. The breakfasts were excellent, and it appeared that the owners or managers were going out of their way to make us and our mid-price motorhome comfortable. The grounds are extremely well-kept, and if there was a complaint, it was that the noise of machines cutting and trimming the park were disturbing. None of the help seemed to be resentful or display bad attitudes, so our stay wasn't marred by resentful workers. If there were more rules than usual, I didn't notice. If they were enforcing them, that's great for a change. I can't imagine anyone not liking this place. Didn't care much for the town, but would stay here again anyway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park several times and our experience each time has been excellent. We have found the park to be consistent with the excellent trailer life rating which it has received. The staff have been very helpful and professional. I have noticed some negative reports on this park and suspect it is a "get even" situation. I don't find their rules unreasonable for an upscale resort. Perhaps those that like to set their own rules would be happier in a less restrictive resort. Personally I don't like to arrive at my reserved site only to find someone else with a vehicle parked there. Also even though we have two dogs of our own, I like their pet policy. There is nothing more disgusting than your grandchildren trying to play on your site only to find it covered in brown spots from some careless campers' dog. Also we camped here with two teenage boys who had a great time. The staff even transported them back and forth to the beach - free of charge. If you are a discriminating camper who abides by the rules you will find this a superior experience and the staff very helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I will admit that I am new to this site, but when I read the reviews for this CG I actually went back to see if I was looking at the correct site. We stayed there for a few days and when we arrived late one night we were met by the security guard and told him we did not have reservations but were tired (it was about 10:30). This fine gentleman led us to our site which was a pull thru (he said he put us there because it was late and it would be easier for us), held a flashlight while I hooked up utilities then said just keep the toad behind the RV on the pad. A lot of people said that some get treated different because of the motorhome they drive and in some cases I agree. We have a 1995 Allegro Bay and the security guard had a really nice diesel pusher. We were treated very well and went to a movie there in the clubhouse and had free popcorn and sodas. At one point while my wife and I were shopping, my college football fight song went off and the man next to us pushed his remote to deactivate mine but instead his started as well. This must have been really annoying and he ended up unhooking mine. I said all this to say no one ever complained, not management or anyone else. In fact, the management laughed. My only complaint was they did not have a t-shirt in my size. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had an excellent experience at this resort. The staff was very helpful , attentive to our needs. The resort was clean , well landscaped.The sites were concrete , level and spacious. We stopped at Emerald Coast RV Resort on our return home from Fort Wilderness. We were not towing a car as our original plans were to camp at only at FW and we did not need one. When we explained our need to rent a vehicle for a couple of days , the staff was very helpful in providing all the information needed for us to obtain a rental car. With the info provided we were able to have a car delivered in less than an hour ! On a Sunday no less. Upon arrival we were provided with an info packet , including Resort rules , ect. Yes, this resort did have a few more rules than others we have stayed at and a few we we didn't understand the need for , but rules are rules and it is their resort . As long as the rules are enforced equally to all,and I did not see or experience anything to the contrary. The only exception to the friendly staff was the night security . We asked where to dispose of trash after hours , he apppeared annoyed and did not want to be bothered with such a trival concern. Overall I would consider this an "upscale resort". Meaning if you would not be comfortable at a 4/5 star hotel , you may not be comfortable at Emerald Coast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Himmler. I do not know which of these Nazis I am. I must be one of them because I have work-camped here for the past 2 years. Sept. 2002 to May 2003 and Sept. 2003 until now. We plan to be here through May 2004. I make it a point to be exceptionally nice to ALL our guests, even the one's that are extremely hard to please. It is true that we do not allow people to leave their pet's waste on our campground. We have 3 large dog walk areas, pet waste bags provided, with a bucket to place the waste in. Plus we have 12 acres where there are no RV's where guests may walk their pets. I work part-time security and I have not had any problems. Most people do not read the rules sheet they sign when they check in. Really restrictive rules, don't speed (we have people walking their pets, people just walking and kids playing). Pick up after your pet (our guests do not like to step in it). Please be quiet after 10 PM. Do not trash your site. Don't put trash out after 3 PM. We have some wild house cats that roam the park at night and they love to tear up the trash bags. Then the work-campers must pick it up the next day. Once these rules (and the reason for them) are explained to our guests, they are more than willing to comply. As for parking on unoccupied sites; we have late arrivals that may be assigned that site. If someone is parked there, we must find the owner and have them remove the vehicle. Meanwhile a camper rig is blocking the street. We have plenty of parking for your extra vehicles. You may have to walk 200 yards to the parking area but that should not offend anyone. I truly regret that some campers had a bad experience in this resort. I wish you would give this RV resort another chance. We have a great group of people. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Nice campground but very, very pet unfriendly. Would not recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 2 / 10 ]
There are two first class, upscale RV parks in Panama City Beach. One is this one and one
is Panama City Beach Resort on the beachside. Both have nice amenities, both have paved parking spots, paved roads, and all the stuff a first class park should have. The difference is that this one has a bunch of stupid rules while the Panama City Beach Resort does not. Whatever you do, stay at the Panama City Beach Resort and not this one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 2 / 10 ]
Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Himmler DID NOT flee to Argentina after the war. They are
alive and well and are running this RV park in Florida. I have NEVER, NEVER seen such a place. The rules are draconian (dogs may not pee on the grass-, where else are they going to pee?) nor have I seen so many do not do this or do not do that signs. (For instance, when you are walking your dog, you must carry a VISIBLE plastic bag for picking up droppings.) They specify what you can put outside your units, they provide you with a $25 fine for certain transgressions, and so on and so forth. Make no mistake. This park is beautiful and the Nazis keep it that way. But the price you have to pay in personal freedom and comfort is not worth it. These
people are way off the mark. Nobody minds a few good rules for the benefit of the park, but the two small-type pages of rules and laws you must sign when you check in here are ridiculous. And they advertise that there are telephone hookups at each site, but you can't get one unless you are a long-termer! In short, if this place is Utopia, then I had rather stay somewhere else and enjoy myself and, also, the previous postings are true: They treat their workers like concentration camp inmates. STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
We were work campers here from Oct. 2003 through Dec. 2003. This is a beautiful park for a guest but don't even think of working here. The owner, is a micromanaging, penny pinching nut job. The $100.00 deposit is held as a ransom to make sure you arrive. He has to hire twice as many workers as he actually needs because half of them leave within a week or two. Too many rules for people and pets and the extra charges - cable, over 2 people etc. really drive up the cost per night. But the biggest problem by far, is the OWNER!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 1 / 10 ]
I don't know where to begin. I had never stayed at Emerald Coast before but had heard it was very nice. And it is one of the most beautiful campgrounds I have ever camped in. Our group had five sites in a row for three nights but one of the sites was only reserved for the last two nights so it was unoccupied the first night. I towed my golf cart along as well as my son driving his truck. I asked if the cart trailer could be parked behind my 22" motorhome on the site and was told yes. As we were unloading everything my son parked his truck in an empty slot across the drive. Some friends and their children arrived to see us and check out the park for future camping and parked in the slot which we had rented for the last two nights. We were still unloading, keep in mind. Security promptly arrived and advised us to remove the trailer from the site, move the truck, and placed a notice on our friend's truck for improper parking and to remove the golf cart from the grass. None of this was a problem but we explained that we were just unloading and had not had time to arrange our vehicles. That night we cooked out and sat out under the awnings and "camped out". I will readily admit we got too loud and violated quiet time. The next day security again arrived and warned us of being too loud and squealing our tires in the campground. We admitted to count one but none of our vehicles moved that night. We are grown adults here and all have respectable jobs. We agreed to hold down the noise. We literally whispered the next two nights. One of the camper's son left his flip flops in the grass on his own campsite which were picked up by the staff and carted off to the work shed. We had to go hunt them up. The friends that were camping the last two days had to cancel and called to notify the campground. They cancelled the second night but charged them for the first night which was already paid as a deposit on MY credit card. That night I parked MY golf cart on the extra site. The following morning my son went to the bath house and upon returning parked on the vacant slot. Security immediately arrived and told him to remove the cart which he did. I then returned the cart to the site until prior to eleven which is check out time and then moved it back to my own site. That afternoon we were greeted with a letter threatening to have us evicted from the campground by the sheriff no matter what hour if we continue to park our cart on an unauthorized site. We then went to the owner and explained that I had the site rented for the one night. I also told him about the other nitpicking complaints. He agreed that it appeared his staff was excessive selective in their enforcement and he would talk to them. Problem solved? OH NO. Later that afternoon, after the conference, one of our campers placed a garbage bag at the road. By the way, this is obviously a major violation because trash cannot be put out after three. The camper stated he understood and collected the bag. The security man then drove right past two other campsites with the same type bags out and did not stop. And right across from us there was a large SUV parked in an adjoining unoccupied slot behind his coach. These sites were obviously occupied by much nicer motorhomes and campers than my 2001 22' Minnie. Did he stop and talk to them about that? Of course not. And we had not said a word about it until the trash incident because we could care less. Did I mention that right across from us alone there were eight or nine empty sites. I wonder why? The security officer was approached about his selective enforcement on the parking and the trash and we assume he followed up. We really did not care. Thank goodness we were checking out the next morning. I checked "no" to Family Type Campground because I really believe children are not welcome. No one sat out at night, or cooked out, or walked, or visited or played. You know that fun camping kind of stuff. I have been in morgues that were
noisier at night than this campground. Well Mr. Owner, your message was well received. We will not be back and I am sure that suits you just as well as it does us. We had also heard other campers talking about the strict and selective enforcement of the rules so it was not just us. The owner told us during the meeting that he did not want us to feel uncomfortable and did not want us to get the impression we were not welcome. Maybe when I retire and my kids are grown and my wife and I buy a million dollar motor coach I will come back. Just kidding, I'd rather go visit the morgue. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We have stayed here for several years. The location is great to close to everything. The park is layed out well with nice concrete sites. But the problem is with the owners and staff. They are not willing to work with you on your stay. The prices are high and the owner thinks he should charge more and have less people in the park. If a person wants to stay long they won't work with you to stay all though. They are no where near full. I think personality goes a long way when you work with the public. We will not go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
My wife and I work-camped here from Sept. 11, 2002 until now (Feb. 23, 2003). We intend to stay until May 2003. This RV park is very nice! We have had no problem with the permanent staff or the owners. The only problems I have seen is with the residents who refuse to obey the rules! Really restrictive rules like: 5 MPH in the park, pick up your pet droppings, no loud music after 10 PM, excessive equipment on your site, no parking on the grass (sprinkler head damage), no pets tied up outside unless you are there with them. Some residents do not like rules of any kind. We have really enjoyed our time here. We would return in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This campground is not camper friendly. The owners are wealthy and rude and the help (with acouple of exceptions) is rude and uncaring. We stayed there from July 2002 until January 2003 and we were constantly bombarded with rules this and rules that. And when we would go talk to them about it they would say there is no problem. This leaves us with the impression they harass everyone. As we talked to folks we found this was true. The Workcampers there were treated horribly. I dont know how some have stood it. Many left and others are leaving within the week because of their treatment. This is a beautiful park but the owners and some staff make it ugly with no personality. Cold, stark and as for the folks who talked about the activities and all the facilities, you can have all of the facilities in the world and the park still not be a good place. And as for activities there were none except for a cookout and ice cream social every other weekend. All in all a big thumbs down. Try another park and you will be much better off. These folks don't care and are neither honest or trustworthy. They lost their Good Sam membership if that tells you anything! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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I am glad to see that some workkampers are trying to "stick up" for this campground.
However, instead, the owners should be reading these reviews and realize they need to take a course in hospitality. We workkamped there in 7/02. I never posted a review on this site, however, now that I see so many people have had the same treatment from the owners, I wish I had. Maybe I could have prevented someone from staying there. The biggest problem is the rules, which are many, are enforced, but not on everyone. Example, no parking on an unoccupied site. Makes sense. Well there was a Prevost that parked his toad on an unoccupied site for days and manangement never gave this person a "ticket." Yes, you get tickets at this place! Yet, someone did this for approximately 15 minutes and got blasted by management. No parking on the grass.You'll get a ticket if you do. Makes sense. Yet I watched the owner park her car on the grass for an entire day. They have concrete pads but the only thing that is allowed on them is chairs. Management is so afraid that the concrete is going to get messed up, they watch everything you place on it. Well, if it is going to be that big of a deal, then tear the concrete out and put something in it's place. Most of us are "rule abiding" people. But there are rules and then there are rules. All of us understand rules must be in place for the safety of other campers and for the betterment of the resort. But this place comes up with new rules everyday. I have never met two campground owners that were as ill suited for managing a campground as these two are. I was in the hospitality business for almost 30 years so my standards are high, but I wouldn't hire these two for an entry level position. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
My husband and I are snowbirds and spend the winter months at various Florida Campgrounds, each year hoping to find a good one that we enjoy. Last year we discovered Panama City Beach and this resort. We could not believe how beautiful and clean this well-maintained resort was. They had activities, a Super Wal-Mart 1 mile away and they had wonderful walking and biking trails throughout the resort as well as heated pool,
putting green, shuffleboard. And the private air conditioned/heated restroom were spotless. I enjoyed this and will return again. We camped here in a camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
I see other RV people were not happy here. I can only write up what happened to me. Our treatment was like we were gold. We have a high dollar motorhome and that may change things in some way. We like the park a lot. We had lunch out by the pool one day, very nice. I asked other people in park, do you like this place, all said yes! The park is Woodall 5/5 and TL 10/10*/10. That is the best rating you can get. The park is clean, new, nice to look at, no road noise, nice pool, and etc. We plan to return again in future. We camped here in a camper.
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We made a reservation in July to stay in this campground for the week of November 18th of 2001. Cancelled the reservation 6 days later and was charged a $10 cancellation fee without ever being told. They took my credit card number to hold my reservation, charged one night on the card, and then when we cancelled (before we even got our confirmation slips in the mail) we were told we would only get $21.95 credited back to our card. When we talked to the owner regarding the situation (Lyle Shartk) he hung up on me! They don't care about their customers and there are other campgrounds in the PCB area that don't charge any fees if you cancel 6 days later! They have been nothing but rude to us!! I give them a definite thumbs down!!!! We camped here in a camper.
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My wife and I work camped in this park for 4 months , before we were driven out by the owners. Lyle and Lizzy Hartka. THIS IS NOT A WORK CAMPER FRIENDLY PLACE. 6 other workcampers had also started jobs there and left in the 4 months we were there. The owners manage the park, are rich, and do not care about anyone who does not meet their stuck up standards, unless they are rich, then they will bend all the rules for them. This is not a place to work, check the workamper news, see how often they advertise for help, must be some reason??? Now they require the workcampers to give them a $100.00 deposit, this money is held to guarrantee that you arrive when THEY tell you to, and leave when the time you committed to is done. They talk down to the help, never care about you or any problems that you have and are CHEAP. If you need to fix anything, be ready to use your own tools, they have next to nothing to work with. Some of the workcampers could not even get the same days off together. Please do youself a favor and avoid this place. We camped here in a camper.
Pulled in a week before Thanksgiving with no reservation and got a site right on the water
for 2 weeks. A great little park, but it won't be her for long -- we were told it's been sold, and will be closing in 2005. Sites are relatively close together, but there's plenty of room for slides and awnings. Since it's on the beach (St. Andrews Bay off the Gulf of Mexico), it's mostly sand, but with some large shade trees, and each site has a concrete pad for the picnic table. Beautiful views of the bay and the dolphins playing out there. Has its own pier which you can fish from or tie up your own boat. All the people here have been wonderful, very helpful and informative. There are some long-term residents here, but no place that looks like "trailer trash." All nicely maintained and clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 nights. It is a very nice park. It is very clean and nicely landscaped. The roads are beautifully paved with brick pavers. The pull through sites are level cement pads with plenty of room for long motor homes and tow vehicle. The back in sites are also level cement pads.There are no picnic tables but there is a cement area to set up chairs and tables that you bring along. The pool is very nice and the beach is a short walk away. Cable TV was good as was the WiFi. A previous reviewer stated that the restrooms were closed at night. We did not find that but there is a code required to unlock the door. The price is a little high but it is in a resort area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park and very convenient to everything PCB has to offer. I would have given it a 10 except the roads are not wide enough to manuever into the sites without dropping off into the grass. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Close to street but it dead ends in the state park so not too much traffic. I agree with the previous posts but want to emphasize that the site entrances and exits need to be widened to keep from dropping off when entering or exiting. We would probably stay there again in spite of the price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is two blocks from the beach. All concrete sites with paver stone interior roads. Sites are very level without any adjustments to your rig. Hookups in good spot in site and worked properly. Camp host very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Restaurants and beach store shopping within walking distance. Having said this, two points should be noted: interior roads a tad narrow but camp host will assist with parking, and young office help not adequately trained about the resort area or rules. Probably won't come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. Staff was friendly with all information. Walking distance to beach. Within a mile to groceries but no restaurants close by. The pool is noted as heated but was not. Water was too cold to swim in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for one week at this park. It is in a great location near the beach, clean restrooms, large level concrete pads, a decent pool, impressive paver driveways, but... there are no picnic tables, staff was pretty curt, and would you believe the following rule: "Restroom and shower facilities are closed between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM, Monday - Saturday and 10:00 PM until 11:00 AM on Sunday. Please plan accordingly." Thankfully they didn't seem to enforce the rule, but why in the world would they even state it? I wouldn't stay here again even if the rate was half of the $74 they charge! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Way overpriced! We needed a one night stay before our next camp at a state park. The PCB RV Resort, as it is called, is not a resort; we paid $64, including taxes, for the one night. There was pounding music coming from two sides of the place, no garbage pick up, ants all over the pad, the Wi-Fi was snail slow, and the list of rules was certainly longer than their amenities. Choose another place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here three nights while visiting family. Park is beautifully landscaped and very clean. Sites are concrete with landscaped areas between them. The beach is within easy walking distance, about two blocks away. We were near the center of the park and the WiFi was very spotty and kept dropping out. We ended up having to use our Verizon 3G service to access the Internet, which worked well there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here two nights and enjoyed this small RV park. The grounds are neat and clean and well maintained. The beach is a short walk away as is the state park. I found everything as advertised and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, well-laid out, convenient and nicely landscaped. And just a block to the beautiful beach. Decorative brick roadways with level cement pads. Wi-Fi was very good. Good dog walking areas along the adjacent road. Price reflects weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park in the off season. Across the street from beaches. Very clean facilities and grounds. Only complaint was the weekly landscapers who arrive early and leave late and make noise and blow dust and dirt for the ENTIRE DAY. No way to relax unless you leave the park. The guy even saw me on a cell phone outside my Motorhome and I waved him off because of the leaf blower noise, he saw me and still came right up to my RV! The funny thing is that the grass doesn't grow and you can tell they are just screwing around and trying to look busy. I own extensively landscaped property and have used professional lawn maintenance crews for a long time. I would have fired these guys long ago. Small patches of grass and they use a riding mower?? Really? We camped here in a Motorhome.
In the past, we have always stayed at the State Park, but being in a big rig always made that a challenge. The nice things about this park were that it is closer to the ocean, the large sites, concrete pads, sewer and Wi-Fi. The bad things were the loud Karaoke till 2am at Newbys, the sand spurs, and little things like $3 for a bag of ice, the washer and dryers were really expensive, never any newspapers in the machine outside of the office and having to walk to the dumpster on the far end of the park. Why not have a big ice machine and for $90+ a night, free laundry, free papers, a grassy area to walk the dogs. It's the little things that I remember most. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent the winter here and loved every minute of it. The park itself is beautifully kept with lovely landscaping everywhere. We used the showers often and always found them to be spotless. The pool area and laundry facilities were always neat and tidy. It was a bonus also to have a fitness room with cardio equipment and weights. The staff made us feel welcome and were always very friendly and helpful. The location couln't be better... steps to the beach, great neighborhood for walking and running and the entrance to the most beautiful state park is right down the road. We even saw deer from the park wander through the resort several times! We will return to this resort for sure and hope our family and friends will as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What makes this park an RV Resort? Does it have anything like other resorts have: for instance dancing, planned activities and the like? NO. Then, do they have more than just a pool and a small exercise room? No. Sounds to me like a normal campground. So what makes this a Resort? I know, their prices. $78 for a night, no discount for Good Sam (only get a discount if you stay a week or more !!!) That must be the must Resort-type discount. Also, the washrooms are locked at night, as is the exercise room and the showers. Why: because the pool is shut down, and the washrooms, the showers, the exercise room and the common sitting area or coffee room are all accessed from the pool area. A solution to this comes to mind. Give the pool a different access area! But that may be what makes this a resort and not just an ordinary campground where you can get to a washroom anytime. Oh well, live and learn. This place is NOT a Resort by any stretch of the imagination, except theirs, perhaps. So much for returning here. This place is sure pretty though, what with bricked roads and all the palm trees. Is that what makes this a Resort? Or, is that just where some of the high priced campground fees go to? A gentleman who works here did offer to help me to hook up when we were leaving. Oh, now I get it: if they fail all of the other Resort tests, then resort to being nice! That he was: thank you. So there you are: a non resort Resort, in my opinion. Glitz and high prices do not a Resort, make! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
When we arrived it looked like a real nice park. It's layer out nice. Lots of room for big rigs. Very clean. I asked for Good Sam discount, but was told couldn't get it because I was staying a week. Price is for 1 weeks stay.I only gave 7 because, no hot tub, no garbage service, no picnic tables, and the sand spurs are horrible. After hook up I pulled 87 off my shoes. TV and Wi-Fi worked well. You can walk to the beach, but all the rest is a car ride away. To much for what you get. Will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nightly rate a tad high, but you get what you pay for. Which is a super clean, high class park. Paved brick road and paved sites. Walk to beach is easy and the beach is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Only drawback we found was burrs in the grassy areas where our dog had to go. We will definitely return here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The overall appearance of the park was very good. The sites were clean and level and long enough to pull through without unhooking. We were very pleased except for two minor problems. The park full of sand spurs. Each time we took our dog out, we had to pull sand spurs out of her paws. Another RVer finally told us to walk the dog in the pine needles or outside of the park. The other minor problem was noise. It was cool so we attempted to sleep with the windows open. The music from the club/bar across the street made it impossible. We finally closed the windows and turned the A/C on. The park, with it's location and noise, is not worth the $64 rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All inclusive! Great price! Just a short walk to the beach! One price includes your lot, power, sewer, water, cable and Wi-Fi (which works great). It is a beautiful gated park with a nice pool that is heated in the winter. Climate controlled restrooms/showers; laundry room and family room which are all open 24 hrs. Office closes at 5pm but there is a phone number posted to contact the manager at all times. Any assistance you may need is just a phone call away. The RV Park is right before you go into St. Andrews State Park which has nature trails for walking and biking, a fishing pier and boat ramp or you can catch a shuttle over to shell island. Approximately 200 yards from the RV Park is the beautiful sugar-white sandy beach and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico that Panama City Beach is known for where you can enjoy breath-taking sunsets. There are several restaurants and shops nearby. It is just 5 to 6 miles to Wal-mart and approximately 10 miles to Pier Park; an awesome outside shopping mall which includes entertainment and restaurants and some attractions as well. It is only 4 miles to a golf course. The summer rate is $64 for a back in site and the winter rate is $54. You can get 10 percent off if you are a Good Sam member. They also have monthly rates. I have stayed in many parks throughout the United States and this is by far my favorite park I have ever stayed in. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My family and I really enjoyed staying here. The pool was very nice. The bathrooms were clean. The laundry room had four washers and dryers and it was never closed. The campground is right outside the entrace to St. Andrews which has an awesome kiddie swimming area at the jetties. Easy walk to the beach and well lit after dark. The price averaged what the other campground were priced, if you added all the conviences that this Resort included in their price (except cable TV and WiFi). We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I used to be a regular here, it was expensive, but the park was nice and the staff was friendly. We weren't able to come here for about a year, and I was down here on business. In one year they have gone up almost 50% on the price, and gone way down on customer service. Plus they have let the landscaping decline. Doesn't look like they have done anything since we were here last in 2008. I don't mind paying top dollar, if I am getting top dollar accommodations and service. My biggest complaint is the customer service. The person they have working there now is just rude and I agree with another reviewer that she must hate her job. The park used to be packed, now it is spring break and they are not even 50% filled. I am sure it is because of the lack of customer service. My office called change my schedule and I needed to leave early. Was told no refunds, can give you a rain check. I am sorry but that is now how you run a business. It wasn't like it was my choice to leave early. Now I will be stuck for a night. Hope they enjoy the money, because until they have a change of attitude or employees, I will not be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful brick paved road makes this park look totally top notch. We stayed in site 53, pretty close to the office. Our WiFi worked well. There is nothing to do at the park except for the pool. The bathrooms and laundry room close at 10PM, and there is no camp store of any kind. Spaces are fully concrete, with patio as well, but no tables. Judging by all the other campgrounds that we saw driving around, this is the one I will return to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location. Walk to beach, good restaurants, and shopping. We arrived after hours and were assisted by professional security staff. Nice pool. Sites were large enough for large motorhome, but be mindful of palm trees if you need room for slides. Pavers and concrete pads are a welcome amenity. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here three nights. Very nice place. Plenty of room to maneuver a big rig. Wi-Fi worked just fine for us. We had a pull-through with the afternoon sun on the street side, so lack of shade trees was not a problem. Staff business like, but friendly and helpful. We have stayed here before and will gladly do so again. Only major drawback is that it is a bit expensive. I suppose one pays a premium for location. Some excellent seafood restaurants nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Enjoyed our visit here. Convinient to restaurants. Beach an easy walk, about 5 min. Nice pool.Pavers on street. Concrete pad. People friendly. Only negative, not enough pool furniture. We will come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have to pay in advance and no refunds. Advertise wi-fi but only works in club house. The only power in the club house is at the kitchen counter. So, I pay top dollar in advance and have to stand in the kitchen to use my computer. Office is only open 9 to 5 and staff is of no help. Was told that the wi-fi in the campground had power problems last week and did not know when it would be fixed. We have stayed here for a few days in 2007, 2008 and 2009, but never again. This campground continues to go downhill in appearance and service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 2 / 10 ]
Had Reservations here for one night. However when Severe Weather warning posted for entire area, we decided not to attempt travel. Called ahead to cancel, Told, NO. No refunds. Said we could have a 2 year credit if we ever get back this way. Will just chalk this up as a lost cause. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Shortly after we arrived, power went out. Tried to call the office - no answer. Walked over to the office, it was closed and locked. Found out the park did not pay its electric bill. Camp host told us it did not look good for the power coming back on and that it would be a cold night. We left. Called a week later to get refund of our money, was told no - only a rain check. Who would want to go back there. They can't pay their bill and just leave so they don't have to answer questions. Office manager is the rudest person I have ever met in my 3 years of full-time rving. Will never go back there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice looking park – but very poorly run. They try to run it like a 9 to 5 business. Nothing is open until 9am – including bathrooms and showers, exercise room, pool, or laundry – and then is shut down at 5pm when the office person goes home. Guess when they go home, RVers are supposed to go into their RVs and not come out again until 9am. Office person has a personality like wet sand. It does not seem like she likes her job. We called a month in advance and made a reservation; even paid for it then. When we arrived, nothing was ready for us. We had to wait 15 minutes for her to get the paperwork ready; then had to wait another 30 minutes to go over and sign all the rules. By the time we got out of there, it was raining so hard, we had to wait to set up. Had we been in and out of the office in five minutes like most parks we would have been able to set up before the rain. Then, the rules are not correct. The rules state that the office and all the stuff (bathrooms, laundry, exercise room) opens at 8:30am. But, since no one gets there until 9am, they don’t open until then. Trailer park behind the RV park is very noisy. This is a poorly run place; they just want your money. Wife asked what did we pay for? We will never return here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a resort park that is only 1 block from the Gulf Beach. The concrete sites are large and level. It is the only park that I have been in that had 4 sheets of rules and other information that you had to sign when you checked in. While none of the rules had any impact on our stay, I found it unusual. Wifi worked very well even though we were the furthermost distance from the antenna. If I was staying longer in the area, I would probably look for a less expensive park but this was fun for a first time visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this park several times over the past few years. It was not until this last visit that we were disappointed to say the least. The office staff was rude and the site was in poor condition. Grass and landscaping was dead and sprinkler systems non-operational. Sandburrs have overtaken the grass areas to the extent that pets and children cannot walk anywhere except on the roads. It appeared that what was left of the lawns had not been mowed for months. I wrote a letter to the owner expressing our concen and never heard a word from him. I cannot recommed this park to anyone and hope that the new management will correct the situation soon. It is a shame since this was one of our favorate parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice/first class park. Everything in the park is nice and new and the grounds are VERY well kept. As mentioned earlier picnic tables would have been nice for eating outside on but that is about the only fault I could find. Beach access is right across the street and due to the location in regard to the rest of Panama City Beach traffic around the streets is very light. Internet access is free and usually worked very well. We used the Good Sams discount and stayed for 7 nights. I will be back for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was neat and clean. I was very surprised there were not picnic tables or tables with chairs on the site. We had to purchase a fold up table at the local Wal-Mart. The beach access is further than we expected. Andrews State Park was our favorite beach area. It is just down the road from the RV park. The staff was very friendly. I noticed people with rates of $59, which upset me as well (we received the incorrect receipt). Also, when new campers came in, they put them right next to current campers even when the rest of the park was empty. I would have appreciated more room. Overall, the RV park is very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at The Panama City Beach RV Resort in April of 2008, while on vacation. The campground was very neat and clean, as were the showers, restrooms and pool area. We were disappointed when we discovered that we had to walk two blocks to the beach. We were told when making reservations, that the beach was across the street from the campground. In actuality, it is a block up the street and a block down a narrow alley. The campground was highly overpriced, considering there is nothing to do there other than the pool. We were also annoyed that there was a walk-in only special for $59 per night. The sites are all set up for front living room campers. The concrete patio is located at the center of the site. Since our trailer has a rear living room and entrance, our door opened into the bushes. We wanted to pull the trailer up, but couldn't because we would have had to park on the grass, and that is forbidden along with multiple other things. The campground did not have picnic tables, something that we haven't experienced at any campground we've ever camped at. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice place. Extremely clean and manicured. Level, concrete sites with concrete patios. It is pricey though. The pool is heated in the Spring which is nice. They just got wireless internet and I had to keep logging back in to stay connected but the signal was pretty strong. It's a short walk to the beach from the park. Our only problem with the place was that they messed up our reservation. We requested a back-in space because it's cheaper. Their office hours are very inconvenient. We arrived at 5:30 pm and they close at 5:00. They put us in a pull-through site and since the office was closed we stayed in that site for the night and checked in the next morning which was Sunday. The office didn't open until noon. They made us move to another site even though there were only 3 other campers beside us in the whole park and it was their mistake. Also, they don't give refunds for any reason and to book a reservation you have to pay up front in full. That along with their high price was probably a big reason why all the other RV parks in PCB were pretty full except for them. Beautiful park but bad customer relations. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at Panama City Beach Resort for 2 months a year for the last 2 years. We think it is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at It is clean, quiet and within walking distance to the beach. In 2006 the staff were very nice people. 2007 was a different group and the only friendly person was their maintenance man. The front desk person was rude at times and not friendly at all. The only inconvenience I found was the laundry room is way to small and cramped and in 2007 they had removed the table where clothes could be folded. They were installing Wi-fi during the time we were there in 2007 and it had not been completed by the time we left. However, it will be a welcome addition. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is hard to give such a nice campground a less than nice rating. This campground is the first one I have ever visited that did not provide a picnic table - I suspect it is too upscale for that. The park is very neat and clean (groomed) and the rules border on going overboard. My biggest disappointments were the beach access and their no refund or camping credit policy for early departures. There policy means simply no refunds for any reason - end of subject. The park is nice but the beach and beach access lacks. For example, you walk out of this nice campground to go to the beach, turn left at the local Pub, walk down to the beach past a huge overflowing garbage dumpster, then onto a beach with trash and broken beer bottles on it. I know that the beach condition is not the campgrounds fault but it definitely effects the quality of your vacation. If you want a clean beach - go to Destin. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed in the park for several years and have really liked the park. Both my teenage girls like the pool and how close it is to the beach. I was disappointed that they charged an additional $5.00 per person per night over 2 adults this year. They did not do that in the past. It is pricy, but you get what you pay for with a clean well kept park. I would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Easy to get in and out of. The sights are large with pull-thrus and back-ins. No playground for the kids, but who needs a playground with a beach and pool. The only negative is the walk to the beach is a couple of blocks away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We decided for a last minute trip. We called on Thursday afternoon for the next night (Friday) through Sunday. They told us up front that they could accommodate us but we would have to move each night. We said fine. We stayed here once last year also. This is a great park, very clean. Our only interaction with staff was with a lady that was pleasant and honest. We will most certainly stay here again when our travels take us to the Panama City area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park we found to be close to the beach and a very well taken care of park, a little on the pricey side but worth the extra! Reserved again in April, when the palms grow a little more shade will be great. Alot of the parks are being replaced by condo's I hope this one survives! Camped here Fifth Wheel in 2005 We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park was built in 2002 and has brick paved road with a very pleasing pattern. The sites are all paved with a paved patio space. Sites are decent in size with about 20 feet from my awning to my neighbors unit. Landscaping is excellent with one drawback...No mature trees, hence no shade. There is some light coming from a local beachware shore for sites on that end of the park. The state park entrance is at the end of the street in front of the park and dead ends into th SP, therefore traffic is at a minimum. Walk to beach is pleasant, maybe 200 yards or so. The camp store has bread, ice cream and snacks but isn't open after 5pm nor before 9am. Staff was not very visible outside the office. Almost all maintenace is outsourced. However, it was simply the nicest CG we have stayed in. Yes, it cost more than the state park but I didn't worry about a gator or snake greeting me in the morning. The gate was broken so anyone could acces the park for a look. restrooms were immaculate until the last night when 3 teenage terrorists generally trashed the bath house. If this park were not 550 miles from me, I'd be there every weekend and several weeks per year. It's that mice. When the trees mature and there is some shade, it will be perfect. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This is a truly elegant resort in most respects. However, you should be warned about some of the current conditions. Also, notice that the fee has been raised drastically. Detracting from the fine facility is the on-street location, which tends to be very loud far into the night, including motorcycles that seem to be able to drive through the resort. Lights are intense throughout the night. Most annoying is the increasingly loose management which now seems to permit any number of campers in a site: we saw more than a dozen in one site. Although there is no entertainment aside from the pool, hordes of children bike through the resort with no apparent control or helmets. Vehicles are parked on the access road, sometimes creating a dangerous situation, since the beautifully landscaped sites are barely big enough to accommodate unit and tow. In short, the resort no longer is as restricted as it was intended to be. There is of course, no store worth mentioning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
By far, the best RV Park in Panama City Beach. Across the street from the Gulf of Mexico.
Brand new. Reasonable rules and regulations and great management. Would highly recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
The very best RV park in Panama City. New. Spacious. Near the ocean, beautiful
landscaping, paved sites and patios, and plenty of room for big rigs. Would highly recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Outstanding. First class in every respect. No stupid rules like Emerald Coast RV Beach
Resort which is nearby. This is far superior to Emerald Coast in every respect and is right across from beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very new gated resort, short walk to beach. All paved sites and streets. Excellent pool. No clubhouse. Nearby shops, restaurants. Small resort and a bit crowded feeling. Expensive...especially with kids. But to be near the beach, it's unbeatable. No pop-ups. Would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are lots of long term sites that have belongings strewn about outside. We were going to stay a month but changed locations after 3 days. The spaces are a bit tight and quite close to each other. The staff was helpful and friendly. The location is ideal for proximity to beaches and restaurants. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
OK for an overnight stop. $65 full hookup. Shower/restroom requires a $5 key deposit, as best we could tell (guys had to shower at the pool & our utility shower so we could pull out on time) it was one at a time. Really short sites, big rigs would be hard pressed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is very, pretty and peaceful setting just on but set back from the highway. We're just passing through, but it appears it's a convenient location to beaches, shops, etc. The sites are really nice. well-manicured, slabs for picnic tables, flowers and grass at the site, level, etc. I wish we had time to enjoy the lovely pool and dog walk and more. My only negatives were the price and the bathrooms were in need to updating. I would come again in spite of that just because of the wonderful beauty and layout of the campground. The staff was most friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The good= clean, well kept up, quietly nestled back from a busy road, wonderful onsite managers, gravel roads and sites, picnic table and cement pad at each site, very pretty, 3 little lakes, tall pine trees, big, green, dog area in back, one mile from pristine sandy beaches with good access, The bad=very cramped pull through sites, needed two boards for level, swimming pool very small, not heated, located in a mesh tent, little direct sun, cable has limited channels, not high definition, internet very slow and unreliable, frequently could not even get it, only three washers and dyers in laundry, always busy, drove 3 miles to do laundry, further for propane, too many trees to get satellite. Would have given this park a higher score, but for the price, (we paid ($860 for one month) we felt the amenities were not up to par. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great, well taken care of, campground. We stayed here last February for a couple of days and were so impressed, we decided to stay two weeks this time. They do a great job keeping up with the ongoing maintenance for a park this size. It is located off HGWY 98, and is close, but not too close to PCB happenings. We got the $340.00 weekly rate (Peak Season) which we felt was reasonable considering the location. We definitely stay here again. If you think I errantly give good reviews, then check my other ones. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice clean park, close to everything and quiet at night even though it's off the main drag. The laundry room was clean, and all of the machines worked. The pool is caged so you don't have to worry about bugs when you use it, and the sites are shaded with lovely pine trees. We stayed here for 2 days and enjoyed our visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown is with a 7 day stay. This is a really nice park with shade trees and plenty of room to relax. The sites are big rig friendly, too. The 3 ponds are very peaceful with gazebos nearby to just sit and enjoy the day. The staff was very nice and helpful with getting us settled into our spot. We had to drive a short distance to the beach but it was worth it to have the peace and quiet at night. We'll definitely be coming back here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice park not too far from the beaches. It has a beautiful covered pool area. The laundry was very nice. I did not use the restrooms. There were several people fishing in the lakes. There were mostly snowbirds in the park, but it was very clean and sites well manicured. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We absolutely LOVE this campground. It is a hidden jewel in PC Beach. Even though there are some fancier RV parks and even some on the gulf, this place is just so nice and peaceful that we have camped here over 10 years except once when we came to PC Beach. I especially love the screened in pool. Keeps the bugs out. It's always so peaceful and everyone is so friendly and works hard to keep it clean. I love the lighted-dock at night over one of the 2 ponds. Oh and most sites have a screened-in picnic table. That's neat. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice well-kept campground. Secluded and quiet with plenty of tree coverage, but not too much. We came in after hours and the office had detailed instructions on choosing a site. They have a great system where they list each open site on a chalkboard as well as a sheet of paper with info and a map with each available site and you take the one you want, which means the next late check-in knows it is no longer available. It is only about 1/2 mile from the beach and all the action. The laundry room is clean and convenient and worked well $1.00 ea for wash / dry. The only weird thing was that they advertised $28.50/nite on the sheet and she rang up $32 on my credit card without a breakdown for taxes. I asked her about it and she said the difference was tax. No AAA discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some friends of ours were staying a week at this campground. They invited us to come down for a couple of days to camp with them. The staff put us next door to our friends, and we had a wonderful experience. The swimming pool was right behind us, and for that reason we did not have far to walk to it. We had a screened-in porch. The beach and many activities were just minutes away. We would stay there again if we were back in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is away from the bustle and honky tonks but convenient to the beach, shopping, St. Andrew's State Park and other services. The owners are friendly, courteous, and helpful. There is a nice screened-in pool. The bath houses and laundry are clean and neat. The Wi-Fi has worked well at all times. Some sites are narrow, but there are others that are more than adequate, including some along the ponds. The pine trees do drop some needles and cones, but the cement slab is easy to keep clean. We will go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I am getting very upset with parks advertising wi-fi and when you get settled in wi-fi is bad or won't work and the response is always the same it just started acting up just before you got here. This one of the major reasons I select a park and I wish more people would give this in ratings. Contact person was real friendly on survey of park before we checked in but when we returned new person was rude and and the list of don't were posted every where you looked. Next time I would not return to this park when there are more parks close by that have what they say and have rving atmosphere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites tight. Quite a few long term. No facilities at park as far as activities go. Nice pool but not heated. Gravel roads so dusty. We stayed here 2 days. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an older campground, but very will maintained. It has several lakes and we were right on the lake. Sties were a bit short, but OK for us. The ranger directed us backwards through a one way, and told us to back in as we had to pull in because the hookups were on the wrong side. No problem though. Picnic table at site. No room for our awning. Bathrooms were very clean. Many pine trees in the beautiful campground. Easy in and out to HWY 98. Close to city. Water pressure was good. 30 Amp hookups only. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park pool is not heated in the winter, the roads are gravel and have a lot of potholes. The sites are not level. There are too many pine trees which drip sap all the time, and shed the needles and cones, which makes a mess of the sites. The sites are too small to accommodate decent parking for your towed vehicle. The owners are not very friendly. I would not come back here ever. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 4 months in 2009. Numerous cats still running rampant. Roots sticking up in many sites, making them unusable. No visual improvements, broken sewer lines, trashy, and no monthly rates after March 2012. Would I stay here again? Not even for $20.00 We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is well located, right across the street from the beach. Our site was large, clean and well treed. The office staff was friendly and efficient. We had no trouble parking our 40' rig on our back in site and had lots of room around it. The Wi-Fi was great as was the cable TV. We didn't use any of the rec facilities, but they looked great. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed 4 nights with no issues. The campground's infrastructure is old and could use improvement but is not a must. Lots of shaded lots. Lots of sandy ground around the pads. No breakers on the 50 amp service at our site. Big dips and holes in the driveways. Short 5 minute walk to the beach. 5 minute drive to all the glitz. Front office eager to please. We used our own RV facilities so I couldn't say how the restrooms are. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very family friendly campground. We have been going there for over 20 years. The staff is a little unorganized and they need to update their system for reservations. They have two swimming pools (one heated and one not) that are well maintained. Some of the sites are hard to get in and out of due to trees but the trees make sure there is plenty of shade in the heat to the day. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place has 2 campgrounds - Pine and Lagoon. I stayed in Pine and the road around campground is narrow and some of sites are really tight and hard to back a 30' plus trailer into. Hope it doesn't rain. Had a thunderstorm the day I arrived and quite a few sites were flooded and stayed muddy for days. The Lagoon campground had some very nice large sites especially even numbers 18-36. Try and get those. Restrooms and showers were good and clean. Beach access was good. If you want to fish the jetty get ready for a hike. Definitely quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If it had sewer and a paved patio, I would have given it a "10". The location of the park and beauty of the site was perfect. Our site was on the waterway between the barrier island and the mainland. A beautiful view. The Panama City Beach, "America's Best Beach" on the gulf is close to the campground, within the same park, and isolated from the crowded high-rise motels on the beach to the north. The sites are tree-covered, level, hard-pack sand, and covered with pine needles. We stayed 4 nights and were able to manage our gray water to only have to dump when we left. Quiet. Family Friendly. Fire rings with hinged cooking grate. Adjacent to the town of Panama City Beach, with all the restaurants, shopping, and tourist things you could want. Access roads and site entry was adequate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Park Model community where every site is individually owned. There are very few RV sites mixed throughout the park. The grounds are very well maintained, the staff is friendly, and easy access to the pools and beach. No pets are allowed by renters, only owners. Also, the easiest way around the park is by golf cart, but again only owners. Despite leaving the family pet at home, we will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Visited this park in 40' motorhome. This park is advertised as "a recreational vehicle condominium resort". Actually it is an RV park that has become a park model park. Only a few, about ten, RV sites still exist and are rented. The park is gorgeous and very well maintained. The staff was friendly & helpful. Park has security patrols and a guard house at gate. The streets are narrow & I could not get my coach into most sites. Most sites would accommodate a coach up to about 32 feet. I got into a corner spot that had extra room to back in. Site was great with mature palm trees, concrete pad, picnic table and swing. Park has boat ramp, boat dock and storage area. Two swimming pools of which one is heated. The other pool overlooks the private beach which one also has access. People in park were very friendly. If this park was more RV oriented I would have rated it a 10. I will stay at park in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.