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Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground

Mexico Beach, Florida


800 15th St
Mexico Beach, Florida 32456
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 112
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 29.94224
Longitude: -85.39439

Elevation: 15' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup ?
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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75 Reviews

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $59.00
Overall Rating:

We had been staying in Panama City Beach for a while and decided to head down to Mexico Beach, as we were told how beautiful it is. My brother-in-law chose Rustic Sands because it was a Passport America park and the initial advertising was for $26.00 a night. We didn't read the fine print as that price was a winter rate. The price ended being $53.00 a night and $3 for each additional person. There were four of us, so it cost us $59.00. There aren't a lot of places to choose from in Mexico Beach, which is probably why then can get away with charging so much. We parked on dirt/grass, no patio, the showers were small and awful and there was only one dressing area that the two showers shared. WiFi was awful, and the cable was out at our site. The pool was in pretty good shape and there was a bar, beer and wine only, with music at night. We were going to stay for four nights and left after one and went back to Panama City Beach. We won't be staying there again. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Rustic Sands provided the best value for the money of any site we have ever visited. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Everything on our full service site worked perfectly. The site was easy to access and very scenic. The highlight, however, was the Tiki Bar with incredibly talented live entertainment. The singer took requests for 3 hrs, never playing the same song twice and channeling the likes of every country singer I've ever heard of in addition to Dylan, The Beatles and even The Bee Gees! Beer was $2.00 a bottle and we got a medium pizza for $6.00. This place is definitely on our "Return To" list. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walk along the beach near the Welcome Center. You can walk for miles along this mostly empty, scenic stretch.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived late but management left a note with our site clearly marked. Sites are crowded and not screened by vegetation at all. The camper next to us was 7 feet away. No problems with utilities and WiFi signal was adequate for low quality video clips. No picnic table or firepit at our site but some had those. Tiki bar part of the campground with pizza and outdoor live music 100 feet from our site but they shut down at 9:45 and were not uncomfortably loud. Site very level and easy to access. Roads were fine. 1/2 mile from beach. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Beach in this area is beautiful and easily accessed by car with plenty parking on the road.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This was my first attempt at camping in a non-state park. Availability was open with very short notice. Pictures on the website are very outdated. Pics were taken when things were new, but everything on the playground was a tetanus causing nightmare. Equipment was rusted out. Not a lot to do - not a family type of location. We didn't feel unsafe by any means, but it's more of the nomadic type of camper, not a retirement type of camper. If you need something quick, just to put your head down while traveling through, it's adequate. But that's all I can say about this place.... adequate at best. We camped at Rustic Sands RV Resort Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 199
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 22

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: 471
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 60

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: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

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: 130
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 19

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: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

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: 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: 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: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 26

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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