Sands RV Resort
800 North 15th St, Mexico Beach FL,
($24.53/Night Passport America)
Mexico Beach is located in
Panhandle of Florida, on
the Gulf - between Panama City and Port St. Joe. This part is known
as the "Forgotten Coast".
GPS lady, “Thomasina”, ran us through Panama City to get here, much
to Niki's dismay. Niki does not like us to pull the trailer through
cities and other high traffic areas when it can be avoided. There
has been a history of dissent between Niki and Thomasina from the
get-go. Our GPS lady is forever interrupting Niki when she is trying
to say something. Thomasina may end up in the Gulf before this trip
Great amenities at Rustic Sands
including Pull-thrus, FHU, a Tiki Bar, and a swimming pool. The sites are sandy,
fairly level, and are located among the palm and magnolia trees.
It's quiet, shady, and only a short distance from the beach and
Rustic Sands RV Resort in Mexico Beach, Florida
We went to dinner the
first evening at a restaurant recommended to us by our campground
hosts. "Killer Seafood" was far from the best we have ever had.
(Perhaps it was named "Killer" for another reason?) We both chose
the crab-cake basket which came with slaw and FF or hush puppies.
Everything was heavy with grease and caused a lot of heartburn
throughout the night for Niki.
in Mexico Beach, Florida
After dinner we
stopped to take some pictures of the sunset on the Gulf. There is
free access to the beaches along much of the Panhandle in between
the condos, hotels and other high rises. I talked with a lady who
ventures down about every evening to see the sunset. She said the
days having a few clouds make the sunset really spectacular.
Gulf Coast Sunset in Mexico City, Florida
We were both pretty tired and turned in early. This morning we
heard that we had "missed all of the excitement"! It seems a black
bear had taken its time ambling through the campground. Probably
just Yogi looking for what the pic-a-nickers were having. No trouble
- he/she took its time and left after having a look around.
Today we took a
trip over to Port St Joe for a better coastal restaurant (or so the
reviews had claimed) and this time we did agree! We enjoyed a visit
to a small restaurant named Provisions. We thoroughly enjoyed
Chicken Piccata and Betty Spaghetti. (How come no one has ever told
me about Betty Spaghetti before?)
Restaurant in Port St Joe, Florida
Rustic Sands Campground Information:
97 RV sites, all
with full hookups including free Cable and Wi-Fi. Accommodate RV's
up to 45', air conditioned bath house and recreation hall, WiFi,
shuffleboard, tiki hut & snack bar, horseshoes, basketball, heated
swimming pool, kids fishing pond, playground, campstore. LP gas
available, planned activities, game room. Only 1/2 mile to beautiful
white beaches. Located 22 miles from Panama City and 10 miles from
Port St Joe.