We just spent the last few weeks at the Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. Located in the panhandle of Florida, it’s an easy destination to reach with lots of rv parks around. What we did not realize however is when we made the booking for our stay that this time of year (early March) is Spring Break season.
Not only is it Spring Break season but Panama City Beach, FL is the NUMBER 1 Spring Break destination in the country! And that tops Cancun, Mexico, Miami and Daytona. So…needless to say, we were not expecting that. And by that I mean all the traffic and people and parties at nighttime that yes, you can hear from miles away. Neither David nor I have actually been to a Spring Break event, so now, I guess, we can officially say we have been there, done that and don’t have to do it again. And if you really want to start feeling old, just walk around the beach during Spring Break. I dare you!
The Entrance To Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort
This did not however deter us from having a nice time. The noise level really was not that bad. Not enough to make our stay a bad one. We were lucky enough to find such a great park. Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort is located just one mile from the beach and with them renting bicycles it’s easy to make it to the beach and back. There are also lots of restaurants and activities in the area to keep you as busy as you’d like.
If you don’t want to go out, the resort has many things to keep you busy. They have a basketball court, beach volleyball court, a large dog run, paddle boats for one of their two lakes and 2 pools, one salt and the other chlorine to just name a few.
They have a few different lots that you can rent out. The area that we were in was the premium lake side. They really did these sites right. With a Class A coach you just pull in facing the lake. Love that! You have a large, brick paver pad and patio. But they did not stop there with the pavers, they did the entire street in this section with them! Very, very nice. At the site they also include a gas grill and a round table with umbrella and chairs for your enjoyment.
The other part of the resort is still very much big rig friendly. Most sites would still hold us being 45 feet long. They even have some pull throughs that can accommodate 100 feet! So those of you with large trailers with all your toys (you know who you are), could easily stay here.
There are lots more trees but they are tall enough not to be an issue. Even with the trees, most sites you would still be able to get satellite. If you couldn’t get satellite, they do offer premium cable with every site, included.
As with a lot of Florida RV resorts, Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort is no exception in that they have a section of park models that have been sold for the snow birds that are no longer traveling as much. They also have a few that can be rented. So if you want to visit the area, not stay in a hotel and don’t have an RV, this would be a great option for you as well.
A few sites down from us there were other quadcopter and model airplane enthusiasts. So of course, David could not resist getting the quadcopter out and showing it off. He also made a video of this great resort. We love it when we come across such a nice place with nice people.
We had a great time here and we would definitely come back to this resort. That is, when it’s not prime Spring Break time.
Here is David’s video of the resort which, as you know, gives you a better over view of the resort.