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Where should we base camp?

La Crosse, WI
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Where should we base camp?

We plan to explore from destin on to Apalachicola . wondering WHERE to stay to give us good position for driving along this part of coast...would like A TOWN with a beach to walk on, if possible. Don't need any shopping!

Thank you

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Apalachicola
Apalachicola
Florida Panhandle, FL
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1. Re: Where should we base camp?

That's a lot of area to cover and a long drive but the midway point is Panama City Beach. Mexico Beach just to the east of PCB is smaller but with the same water quality and sugar white sand.

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Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach
Florida Panhandle, FL
Mexico Beach
Mexico Beach
Florida Panhandle, FL
Door County
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2. Re: Where should we base camp?

Hi from Green Bay,

Making a trip to Apalachiacola soon and would like to know more about St George island versus Port St Joe beaches. Are any pet friendly - would be leashed of course - but just happy to walk with her or relax with a book with her by our side.

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Green Bay
Green Bay
Wisconsin
St. George Island
St. George Island
Florida Panhandle, FL
Port Saint Joe
Port Saint Joe
Florida Panhandle, FL
J M
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3. Re: Where should we base camp?

Cape San Blas and St George Island have the best beaches (these are closer to Apalachicola). We like SGI because you have to take 2 bridges every time you drive in to Apalachicola and the views are amazing. But St Joseph State Park is in Cape San Blas and their beaches are pristine. Indian Pass is also an option between Cape San Blas and Apalachicola. We stay on St George Island, go into Apalachicola every day for lunch, one day we spend on Cape San Blas at the State Park at the end of the road.

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Cape San Blas
Cape San Blas
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Port Saint Joe, FL
St. George Island
St. George Island
Florida Panhandle, FL
Apalachicola
Apalachicola
Florida Panhandle, FL
knoxville, tn
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4. Re: Where should we base camp?

We like staying on cape san blas and driving over to aplach for a evening or 2.

I like the remoteness feel of cape san blas. Don't try to tent camp in the summer, its not worth it, bugs, heat, rain etc... Camp in the fall or spring on CSB of SGI, in the State Parks and it will be beautiful. Make reservations, they tend to fill up fast. If like like a more rustic feel camping at indian pass campground is not bad at all!

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