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Topsail Hill State Preserve - A Treasure Along the Emerald Coast

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Do you enjoy being within pristine undeveloped lands, viewing native species in their natural habitat and taking in spectacular coastal views? If you answered “yes,” we want to let you in on a local treasure—Topsail Hill State Preserve.  

In honor of Earth Day, we’re celebrating the area’s natural attractions. Topsail Hill is a beach-front state park that encompasses 1,600 acres! Celebrating 20 years since its founding in 1998, Topsail Hill features more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, five rare coastal dune lakes and 3.2 miles of beach. Three of the coastal dune lakes are accessible via hiking trails, including Campbell Lake and Morris Lake. Among the park’s many special features, Topsail Hill features the tallest dunes along the Gulf Coast. These dunes and natural lands are home to rare Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse. These cute little nocturnal creatures are vital to dunes and a healthy ecosystem. Look for their tracks while hiking the dune trails.  

The park also has an active geocache program in which families receive a list of coordinates and search for treasures hidden throughout the park. Park Hours are from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Park admission is $4/vehicle and includes complimentary tram service from the parking area to the beach. The tram runs every hour on the hour starting at 9 a.m. The park is located at 7525 W County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach. Visit the park website to learn more.  

Ready to book your next beach vacation and start exploring the coast? View our collection of premier Destin vacation rentals online, including rentals at Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort approximately 5 miles from the park.

Along Highway 30A, Sanctuary at Redfish in Blue Mountain Beach is 6 miles from the park, and Sounds of Summer beach house is only 1.8 miles from the park. Need help narrowing your search? Call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652. Always book direct with Newman-Dailey for our “best rate” guarantee.  

See you @ the beach!

Monday, April 23, 2018

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