Topsail Beach State Preserve, Santa Rosa Beach

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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is a 1,640-acre (6.6 km2) Florida State Park located in Santa Rosa Beach, ten miles (16 km) east of Destin, off U.S. 98, in northwestern Florida. The address is 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A.


The park has over three miles of white sand beaches, as well as sand dunes, lakes, unique plant and animal life, and wetlands. It is named for a sand dune which stands nearly 25 feet above sea level. Topsail Hill preserve is home to a variety of animal life, including the endangered Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse.


Topsail Hill Preserve is accessed off U.S.Hwy 98, via two main entrances. The western entrance is served by a gravel paved road and leads to the primary beach access. The eastern entrance is unpaved and generally only accessible by four wheel drive vehicles. This entrance path leads to the northern shore of Lake Campbell, one of the three dune lakes contained within the preserve.
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  • The bike trail is nice from Santa Rosa to topsail. It was relaxing and mostly flat. Good places to stop for ice cream or beer or just to relax. The park is a nice spot to relax before riding...  more »
  • This camping area never disappoints. Secluded,shaded nice sized sites. Beautiful beach that you can ride your bike to or ride the hourly tram.  more »
  • We rented a house nearby for a week and decided to check out the beach at Topsail. For a group of 6 the vehicle entry fee of $6 wasn't too bad plus it's good for the entire day so you can come and...  more »
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