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Mexico Beach, Florida

Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground

Mexico Beach, Florida


800 15th St
Mexico Beach, Florida 32456
Phone: (850) 648-5229

Sites: 112
Recent Rate: $26 4/2017

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Latitude: 29.942235865862
Longitude: -85.394389629364
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

71 Reviews

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older campground and could use a little more care. However, the sites were level and fairly clean. The sites are quite close. there was entertainment one evening we were there which was fun. There is no cable (as advertised) and the wifi is so/so depending on the time of day. The owners are on site. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for most of the month of February, in part due to the location, in part due to the spaciousness of the sites and partially due to the price being right. We have enjoyed our time here. But it's obvious that the CG is up for sale and the maintenance isn't being kept up. There were plenty of complaints about two things; the laundry service being poor and the WiFi being poor. Hopefully someone will come in and manage it better. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There isn't a lot to do in the area, but we enjoyed going to various other beaches in the area and some local restaurants, but if you need anything major you have to drive to Panama City

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Office hours are only 9-3. We arrived around 5 to find the pool closed, cable TV out, and no WiFi. We were going to stay the weekend but the park wasn't what we were hoping to find. We had no tow vehicle with us and parking at the beach was almost nonexistent for something as big as a motor home. The park is more than a mile from the beach and not an easy walk. I know the managers were frustrated when we left early but the advertised amenities were out of order or closed. Just a little more rustic than we had hoped for. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
114
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice RV park. Pool was great. The staff is amazing and super friendly!! Sites are very specious and great for big rigs!! Facilities are a bit run down, they need to grade the roads, but we would stay here again!!! We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Crazy Beach Pizza was good, but don't order the wings. Staff was very nice and take out was SUPER FAST!!

Gulf Foods, Grocery Store... Clean and well stocked, a bit pricey...WHEN YOU CAN FIND THE PRICE. I kept having to go to the counter and ask the price!!

BEACH WAS OF COURSE GORGEOUS!! And super happy they had PARKING NEAT ACCESSES!!

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Review Count: 439
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 42

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our 5th stay here and Mexico Beach remains one of our favorite places to stop in FL. The town still gets a solid 1o, but Rustic Sands is a bit off rating wise. The cable was off, we did get CBS and NBC plus a couple of PBS style stations OTA. The electric and sewer connections were upgraded a few years back, water and wifi were both good. But things are getting dated here and in dire need of upgrades and cleaning. The laundry room looks like it had not been cleaned for months. So we did not use them. But the place still is the better option in town. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Both the Shipwreck and the Lookout Lounge have very good daily happy hours from 4 - 6 Eastern Time (Mexico Beach is CT). The seafood at the Shipwreck was excellent and they have daily specials. The day use area on Tyndall AFB still remains a great beach with no coastal development along the beach.

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This was the 4th or 5th time we have stayed. It is one of our favorite places to camp in Florida. Yep, lots of "issues" to consider that could cause you to move on: small number of showers, some needing fixed (most folks have facilities on board), sand/grass areas (you're "camping" in a "rustic" area), no cable (but reasonable over the air reception), crowded (hmm, that may be a problem.) In the years we have been coming, we have seen more sites developed, more folks coming, and more amenities provided (Tiki bar, heated pool, good laundry) and have enjoyed the folks we met. Seems their busy season has increased from mostly summer shoulder folks (Spring/Fall) to almost all year long. Only complaint this time was we asked for two sites (friends along for first time in van camper) and when we got there, those sites were taken and we were separated. We enjoy the ambiance and will be back. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

SO many good places to eat!! Go into Port St. Joe and visit No Name Cafe and book store. Great coffee and snacks and reasonable collection of books and tourist trinkets. We try to visit each time we are there. If you want to fix your own fish while camping, go to the Shell Shack in Mexico Beach for scallops or fish. Really tasty.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Really like the woodsy look and our site had plenty of room. Quiet with no road noise. Have a little restaurant open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The pizza is good. Friendly managers and easily accessible. We will be back.

(Lot spacing was spacious with some shade. Site surface was gravel/dirt and featured a picnic table.) We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2nd circle
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We had reservations to stay for two nights. We were assigned a sight based on the size of our RV - 39 feet. The site, #58 was the only one they had that would fit our rig. On arriving at the site we noticed the neighboring site had their Direct TV dish sitting slightly inside the area of our site.

We backed in and got all set up. Unfortunately we had to block their dish from it's reception. They asked us to move (about 3 hours after we got all set up) but we could not due to a tree and tree stump that was about 2 feet from our other side.

We decided to leave after one night.

The park has mostly (95%) long term tenants this time of the year. There were only 2 sites available. Some long terms need to clean up their sites - lots of stuff sitting around.

For the price with our Passport America it was an OK place. Not something I would want to stay in for more than a couple of nights though. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

First camping space assigned was too small. Supposed to be a pull-through. Couldn't open awning or slides without hitting other campers. Next day they move me to a back-in space which was fine. Good cable at the second site. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is very "Rustic". We are in a MH so we really don't use the Restrooms or the showers. We had a pull thru site, level and hooks where handy. Owners seemed very nice and let us use there own washer and dry while they did some work on the other machines. We stayed 3 nights and will stay again. Rate is PPA rate. (They make a good pizza.) We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

I amon the fence on thiss one. The campground was okay but looking old. There currently is no cable tv. They say it is being fixed but has been down for weeks. There was a non-working shower and they were in no rush to repair it. One full-timer in a park model was cussing at the football game on tv and it could be heard in the whole park. Another park model owner kids were contantly letting their dog escape and chasing it thru the park. Good location and no road noise. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Go to the Tiki Bar behind the office on Tuesday and Saturday for haappy hour and the mudic. Randy and Art are very good. Art kills it on the sax.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, large site, but it rained and then it was as if we were parked in the center of a lake. This place floods fast and the water recedes slowly. Staff is very friendly. They seem to have a lot of extended stays at this campground/trailer park. No discount was offered because it was their 'season'. Because of that, we felt the price was too high. Park is a little run down and doesn't appear very clean. Office smells like cigarettes. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

God bless the person who disconnected our power! We are grateful!

As for the park it needs some maintenance. They are working on it, but seems to be a little too late. Our site was supposed to be a deluxe pull thru. Could not open awning all the way. Dead tree about six feet from our front door. Lots of permanent residents and snowbirds. If you like the beach and your only option is to camp this is probably the best place near Mexico Beach. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Short walk to beach. Fish House at 30th street great food.

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Review Count: 439
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 42

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Daily rate is $27 after taxes with Passport America. Full hookups with a good cable lineup and wi-fi that was mostly good, it did get slow at times. Mexico Beach remains one of our favorite stopping spots along the panhandle. We had a nice wide back in site in the second loop coming in. Very hard to get through on the phone, we left a message and ended up just coming in. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

For a great beach experience, head west just out of town to Crooked Island Rd on the left. It is just past mm 140 appx. a half mile after the speed limit goes up to 60 mph. It is a day use area on Tyndall AFB that is open to the public.

Best bet for a cold one is the Lookout Lounge, happy hour M - F, 5 - 7 ET (4 - 6 CT where Rustic Sands is). Nice sunsets can be seen from the deck.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Well first off, be careful coming into the park, its on a slope, so if you are a big rig, it tends to twist your RV a bit, the main road is banked the opposite from the park entrance. The park itself is quite clean , a bit rough about the edges but they seem to be trying to clean it up a bit. They have a Tiki bar on Tues and Sat nights with entertainment, which was nice. The pool was heated, but a bit on the small size. The beach is less than a mile from the park. Some of the sites are on the narrow side, just enough for a picnic bench ,some are wider, site #35 was a pull through but narrow. Internet was OK, cable has limited channels. We stayed here twice in April because of the close proximity to the beach. We will stay here again. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Beach is 1 Km from the park, quite a few places to eat, the pier at the beach is nice for fishing. Port St Joe is 10 miles away, has a nice shopping area there.

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