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Topsail Hill Beach State Preserve

Make your next escape to a Topsail Beach rental and enjoy year-round sun and warmth with a visit to Florida. Many visitors plan plenty of beach time, hiking, biking, and other time in the sun. Slow down and spend some time getting to know the outdoor environment of Southwest Florida with a visit to Topsail Beach State Preserve. The 3.2-mile beach, named for its ship’s topsail-shaped dunes, features white sand, and dunes rising 25 feet. The preserve is located at 7525 West County Highway 30A, one mile off U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. The beach is open 8 a.m. – sundown, 365 days a year. The contact phone number is 850-267-8330. Entry is $6/vehicle of 2-8 people, with an additional $2/person for any additional passengers; $4/single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle with one or more riders; $2/pedestrians, bicyclists, and passengers in Annual Individual Entrance Pass vehicles. 

Coastal Dune Lakes at the Topsail Beach State Preserve

Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total places around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. Dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due a mix of both salt and freshwater sources that feed it. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.

See Wildlife With the Family

There are several species of wildlife that call the preserve and its lands home. An array of birds, like red-shouldered hawks, ospreys, and others can be found as well as various reptiles and mammals.


If you didn’t come completely prepared, there are vacation rentals in 30A available for your ultimate Topsail experience. Stand up paddleboards, double-kayaks, and canoes can be rented for a tranquil day on the water. Bikes for children and adults, as well as beach and fishing carts provide a little exercise on your beach day, and lounging equipment like beach umbrellas, chairs, and food service setups make for an unforgettable day!

Land Activities

Go hiking on over 15 miles of marked trails or take part in a geocaching adventure. Bike, walk, or run for some fast-paced exercise. The preserve is a great place for wildlife viewing and birding, and picnicking after a day of activity. The ranger station offers a myriad of programs, events, and tours as well.

Water Activities

Go for a swim, cast a line, or go paddling on a kayak or canoe. Personal flotation devices are included in the cost of rentals.

Enjoy Nature Along 30A

You came to Historic 30A along Florida’s Emerald Coast to experience a new place on a fun, relaxing getaway with loved ones. While you’re planning everything to make your vacation the best it can be, make sure you book a stay in a vacation rental provided by 30A Beach Girls. We have units as small as one bedroom all the way up to eight bedrooms for a large group reunion at the beach! Enjoy private outdoor spaces like a pool, balcony, deck, or other outdoor space, as well as any neighborhood amenities. Relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Units have fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and in-unit laundry. For a luxury stay, choose a premium unit for upgrades like wood floors, flat screen TVs, an elevator and more to make your stay one you’ll never forget.

Contact us today to start planning a fun-filled visit to Route 30A and the Emerald Coast!