Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to many of questions we get asked about Camping On The Gulf and the Destin Area. 

  • Q
    How do I make a reservation?
    A

    Click on the Reservations link. Then fill in your information to continue your reservation.

    The map is interactive. You can click on a site and see its attributes (size, hookups, restrictions, amount of sun/shade, etc.). You can even add sites to your preference list.

    When you've made all your selections, you will then use your credit card to put a deposit on each reservation. Every successful reservation results in a Webpage confirmation message with a thank you from us, details about your reservations, and a list of the RV Park rules. This same information will be simultaneously sent to your email address.

    If you are trying to book a beach front site-they are not reservable online. Give us a call at 833 786 2267 or 850 502 5282 and we will be happy to help!

  • Q
    Why do I have to have an account?
    A

    In order to reserve sites in your name, and charge your credit card for the deposit, we have to know who you are. We keep all your information confidential and do not share anything with third parties.

  • Q
    What is the cancellation policy?
    A

    There is a non-refundable reservation fee of two nights' rent per week of stay for every reservation. (For example: two nights' rent fee for stays 1-7 days, 4 nights' rent fee for 8-14 nights, etc). This reservation fee is applied no matter when you cancel. Upon arrival this reservation fee will be applied to your stay.  You can change your dates without penalty if you call prior to 7 days before your arrival date. Date changes are subject to availabilty and rate changes. For other reservation and park policy questions please see our Park Policies and Rules.

     

  • Q
    Are you pet friendly?
    A

    We love our dogs here! The majority of our camp sites are pet friendly.  You are not allowed to have pets on the beach front.  You must attend to your pet at all times. Pets must be picked up after and kept on a leash. We do have a limited number pet friendly cabins(see our description of our cabins). Our glamping tents are pet friendly but your pet cannot be left unattended-they must be crated if you are not with them. Aggressive pets are not allowed. 

  • Q
    What time is check-in and check-out?
    A

    RV sites- Check-in is 12:00 Noon CST. Check-out is 11:00 AM CST.

    Cabins and Tents-Check -in is 4:00 PM CST. Check-out is 11:00 AM CST. 

    Due to the large number of arrivals and departures each day we can not allow early check-ins or late departures. We appreciate your adherence to this. 

     

  • Q
    Do you rent golf carts?
    A

    We no longer rent golf carts through Camping On the Gulf. We do have a vendor on site La Dolce Vita (LDV): LDV Golf Carts Phone Number (866) 651 1869 or (850) 650-0289. You may also bring your own golf cart (electric only) for $5 per day. 

    Reminder: You are not allowed to leave your golf cart at the beach access. You may do a drop off with a golf cart at the beach access and then return your golf cart to your site.  Golf carts are not allowed on Hwy 98 ( the highway we are located on).

     

     

  • Q
    Do you offer any discounts?
    A

    We do offer military and Good Sam discounts. Please let us know at time of reservation that you are eligible for these discounts. You will need to give us your current Good Sam number. Active military id's will need to be provided at check-in.  Discounts can not be applied after reservation is paid in full -so please let us know at  time of reservation. 

     

  • Q
    Do you have fire pits or can I bring my own fire pit? What about fires on the beach?
    A

    We do not provide fire pits at the sites.  You may bring your own fire pit. It must be an above ground fire pit. You can not have a fire on the beach. If you are on a beach front site you must keep your fire pit within your camp site area. During certain times of the year Camping On The Gulf will host a beach bon fire. Watch the event calendar for upcoming dates. 

     

  • Q
    Do you have Cable TV?
    A

    We no longer have Cable TV.  We have wifi for your streaming apps! So if you have a Smart TV you are good to go, if not bring your Roku, Fire Stream, etc to that you can watch your favorite apps!

  • Q
    What if I arrive after your office closes?
    A

    We have a Late Arrival Box at the back door of the front office. It will have a map, temporary gate code and keys (if you are renting a cabin), so that you can go  to your site for the night and then come into the office to check in the next morning. 

     

  • Q
    What do we do in inclement weather?
    A

    As campers you should always stay weather aware. If you need additional shelter during a weather event our bath houses are open 24 hours a day. 

  • Q
    What do the surf flag colors mean?
    A

    Click on the following link to see what the surf conditions are today and see what each of the surf flag colors mean. South Walton Fire Department Surf Flags.

  • Q
    Where is the nearest hospital?
    A

    Nearest hospital is Ascenion Sacred Heart Emerald Coast-7800 US 98, Miramar Beach, Fl 32550.  Phone number (850) 278-3000.  Ascenion Sacred Heart Emerald Coast