You can't get any closer than this! Camping On The Gulf is located between Pensacola and Panama City on the sandy shores of Miramar Beach in Destin, FL. Pull right up on the white-sand beaches and peer out into the dazzling Emerald Coast and a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.No sunrise or sunset is ever the same! They are are breathtaking! Whether you are here during the peak season with your family and enjoying all the treasures that The Gulf has to offer such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, dolphin tours....you name it...... or you are here to rest and relax on the beach while reading a book or watching the dolphins during our warmer winters-Camping On The Gulf has a spot for you!
Many people ask about why the sand is so white and the water so clear: "Consisting of small quartz particles, this sand came from a process involving the Appalachian Mountains and the Apalachicola River 20,000 years ago. At the end of the last Ice Age when the world temperatures began warming and the ice caps began melting, large volumes of water were carried by the rivers to the world’s oceans. The Apalachicola River, rising in the Appalachians, carried water to the Gulf of Mexico and continues today.
This water carried the quartz particles from the rock that forms the Appalachian Mountains and deposited them in the Gulf of Mexico, just 125 miles to the east of what is now Destin. As the sea level began to rise, these quartz sands eventually formed a new shoreline. The sands today continually replenish and reach as far west as the Pensacola Pass, their final destination.
The combination of the sparkling white sand and sun the water takes on a beautiful clear emerald hue. Therefore, making Miramar Beach one of the most beautiful around!