We don’t care who you are, or what you’re into, cruising down to the Sunshine State for a holiday is always a good decision. There are many reasons why Florida is visited by millions of Americans each year, but the biggest one is the weather.
Known for its sunny days, laid-back lifestyle, pristine beaches, and warm, crystal clear waters, it’s obvious why, when we think of Florida, we feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
One of the best ways to experience Florida is to be staying right down at the beachfront in an RV park or campground.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on an oceanside hotel in Florida, the state is filled with amazing beachfront RV parks and campgrounds, and we’re going to showcase the best of them.
Boasting campground community spirit, supreme locations, great rates, and modern amenities, you will be pleased with any one of these parks and campgrounds.
Give in to your temptations and let the sounds of the sea lull you to sleep in warm and sunny Florida, and you will be thanking your lucky stars that you did.
Located just outside of Palm Coast, Beverly Beach Camptown is a stunning place that feels a lot more cut-off than it actually is. The park features 1,500 linear feet of oceanfront, which, if booked early enough, you could secure an uninterrupted view of.
The nation’s oldest city of St. Augustine is just 32 miles to the north, and the famed Daytona Beach is roughly 30 miles south.
The park is catered to fit many happy campers, with four beach walkways, two laundry facilities, and three full-service bathhouses. There’s also an on-site store that is well-stocked for food and camping supplies.
Pet-friendly and open year-round with over 150 full hook-up RV sites, Beverly Beach Camptown is one of the premier RV parks along Florida’s Atlantic Ocean coast.
Whether you’re looking to book your next summer holiday or a sneaky winter escape, this impressive park and its exciting surroundings will keep the family happy and entertained.
If you’ve seen the Grayton Beach name before, it’s not surprising, as Grayton often ranks among the best beaches of America.
Known for its sugar-white sands and warm Gulf sea-breezes, this seductive stretch of beach is somewhere that every American should experience, at least once in their life. The park features 63 sites with water and electricity hoop-ups for each.
Whether you’re looking to camp or kick it in your RV, these sites are designed to suit either. A slight hitch is that the sites only cater for RVs under 40 feet, so best to be mindful of that if you have a particularly long haulage.
In terms of things to do, the park features a well-maintained 4.5-mile hiking/ biking trail through the forest. Outside of the park, you can link up to the Walton County paved trail that links the idyllic seaside towns of the South Walton area.
This stretch of the Gulf coast is great for both fishing and birding, as well as offering plenty of watersport opportunities too. Whether you’re looking to do a spot of canoeing or paddleboarding, the crystal clear waters off Grayton Beach are often calm and, therefore, inviting for families.
The park also has a varied selection of 30 cabins to choose from that are nestled into the pine woods section of the site. All in all, this park is supremely located to offer campers a beachfront holiday that they won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
Turtle Beach is a government-run campground that’s maintained and run by Sarasota County’s parks service. It is an intimate campground with just 39 RV and tent sites to its name, which means it’s one of those campgrounds that you have to be very organized or very lucky to book.
If you do happen to find an opening, Turtle Beach and its palm-tree-lined beachfront certainly won’t disappoint. It is one of the very few campgrounds in Florida that has direct beach access, which gives the impression that the beach is there for just your and your fellow camper’s enjoyment.
However, this invite sadly doesn’t extend to your pets, as Turtle Beach is a pet-free campground (except for service animals of course). Each site is equipped with electric, water, and sewage hook-ups, with free camp-wide Wi-Fi included in the pitch price too.
There’s also a free trolley service to Siesta Beach which is a gorgeous beach that was once rated the number 1 beach in America on Tripadvisor.
Turtle Beach campground is the premier beachfront site of Siesta Key, we just hope you manage to find an opening to come here because it sure is worth it.
Just outside Jacksonville in the northern stretch of the Sunshine State lies a lovely little oceanfront park. Little Talbot Island is one of the last remaining undeveloped barrier islands of Northeast Florida, which makes it hot property where camping is concerned.
The island boasts 5 miles of stunning beaches to explore and get away from it all. If biking and hiking is your thing, there are also 3 miles of trails on the island that are super easy for the whole family to traverse.
Because of its geography, Little Talbot is home to a diverse array of ecosystems that have been left to prosper in their unspoiled natural habitats.
This is another campground that’s on the smaller side, having only 36 sites to its name. Each site is hooked up to electricity, water, and includes a picnic table and fire pit. There’s also a laundry facility on-site, and two bathhouses that include the all-important hot showers.
The lack of sites is what makes Little Talbot so special as you really feel detached from the world and at one with nature here.
The campground is nestled within the ancient dunes of the island and is surrounded by live oaks, American holly, and Southern Magnolias.
So, even if you don’t fancy venturing too far from camp, this one-of-a-kind campground is a real treat that allows you to kick back and relax in nature, your way, the stress-free way.
Grassy Key is a state-of-the-art RV park that caters specifically to RVs, tent sites there are not. Make no mistake, this place ain’t cheap, but when you see the quality of its amenities, at least you know that the owners are funneling the park fees back into the upkeep of the park.
The private park pool is surrounded by palm trees, cabana-style huts, and deck chairs, to give it a tropical feel. A place where make-your-own Pina Coladas aren’t just recommended, they’re encouraged.
The site is front and center to the Gulf of Mexico and features private boat dockage, as well as kayak and paddleboard launch stations.
Unlike a few of the campgrounds we’ve already featured, Grassy Key is built to handle the biggest RVs of America, so that everyone has a chance to experience this beachfront paradise.
Other notable features include a white sandy beach that’s designed with lounging in mind. There’s also a spacious park clubhouse where guests are invited to attend games nights and other special events.
There’s even one envious site situated at the furthest end of the park that rests on its own mini-peninsula. This special site enjoys uninterrupted sunset views and two perfectly positioned palm trees to boot.
Site rates start at $69, and go as high as $198 per night in the peak season, which isn’t cheap by any camper’s standards, but, boy oh boy, are those exclusive views worth it!
Bahia Honda Key is a small island that’s part of the famed Florida Keys. If you’ve always wanted to live that sweet tropical island life right here in America, then staying on Bahia Honda is your chance to do it.
Buttonwood is the main campground on the island, and it features 48 various sites that cater to tents and large RVs. Each gravel site has electricity and water hook-ups, in addition to a picnic table and grill.
There’s also a more primitive campground called Bayside that has just eight non-powered sites. Luckily, they are still connected to water, and each includes a picnic table and grill too.
The only issue with these sites is if you want a hot shower you’ll have to travel a half-mile to the Buttonwood ground, as Bayside only has a small restroom. Boat slops are also available to rent for campers, costing $2 per foot, with a $30 minimum.
Bahia Honda and the Keys are known for their warm weather, fishing, water sports, and, surrounded by the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, will feel like nowhere else you’ve ever camped, we can assure you of that.
Boasting over 200 sites, Camp Gulf is one of the largest beachfront RV parks in all of Florida. It is located on the Gulf coast, with its closest town of Dentin a good place to head if in need of supplies.
However, the campground itself is very well stocked amenities-wise, with heated pools, spa, laundry facilities, bathhouses, Wi-Fi hotspots, as well as a huge rentable beach house, and a few luxury cabins too.
The beachfront sites obviously have the best views, but, because of their location, they aren’t as well-equipped as the non-beachfront sites in the park. Where the beachfront sites only have electric-water hookups, the other sites feature full hookups, picnic tables, and even a patio each.
As you would expect, the white-sand beach and crystal clear waters straight in front of Camp Gulf are nothing short of enchanting. Even if you don’t leave the campground for your entire holiday, you will be happy, and you will be content at Camp Gulf.
Taking a trip back to the Keys, Long Key is a historic site that used to be a popular destination with high-flyers, celebrities, and even presidents in its early 20th-century heyday.
The world’s rich and famous would flock in from all over to stay on Long Key which was known for its prized angling. These days, it’s a much lower-key Key, with tranquil natural spaces that make it a hotspot for kayaking, hiking, birding, snorkeling, and even just an idyllic picnic.
If you don’t have your own kayak, there’s the opportunity to rent one from the ranger’s station for the day, and we’d recommend that you do, as the wildlife to be found along the shoreline’s mangroves is truly something else.
As the Labour Day Hurricane of 1935 put an end to the rich and famous coming to Long Key, 2017’s Hurricane Irma brought extensive damage to the Long Key State Park.
The restorative effort has been extensive on the island, but best to check before arriving, as sections of the campground are still closed to the public, with the option to camp only available at present.
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Halifax River to the west, a stay at Gamble Rogers Memorial is all about digging the heels back down into nature.
Make some unforgettable memories to honor the late great Floridian folk singer Gamble Rogers in this stunning park that caters to the adventurists. Hiking, biking, fishing, birding, kayaking, surfing, whatever it is that you’re into, you can do at Gamble Rogers Memorial.
The campground is a super popular one, and with just 72 sites split between a beachfront, and a riverfront site, it’s best to book in quick, especially if you’re thinking of coming in the peak summer season.
Both campers and RVs share the same sites, and there are all the necessary hookups you would expect, on top of a fire ring and picnic table per site. Step back in time and give this historic site a try next time you’re booking a trip to Florida, it will be a certified home run with the whole family.
Carrabelle Beach RV Resort is a private park that’s nestled into Florida’s Forgotten Coast. This stretch of coast is tucked away enough that it pleasantly avoids the hoards of summer holidayers who flock to other more well-known parts of Florida.
The area is famous for its game fishing, for which you can organize a chartered fishing trip locally. Although the park isn’t technically “beachfront”, it is literally across the road from a quiet, and gorgeous, white sand beach, which classifies it as beachfront in our eyes.
Amenities-wise, Carrabelle has got it going on, with a heated swimming pool, fenced-in dog run, contemporary clubhouse, free park-wide Wi-Fi, fish-cleaning station, on-site convenience store, and natural landscaping that feels very lush.
There’s a large variety of accommodation types at Carrabelle too, with RV sites, an oceanview beach loft, resort cottages, cozy cabins, and large stilted bungalows.
Treat your family to a stay at Carrabelle and you will realize why this stretch of Florida is so adored by the people who know it.
Carrabelle is also the kind of place where, because of its secret charm, you tend to make good friends easily, and a lot of campers end up booking in with the same crew year after year, it’s just that kind of place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Florida Have Good Beach Camping?
Florida is one of the most popular destinations for beachfront camping in America, and once you experience it for yourself, it’s easy to see why.
Florida is home to over 900 campgrounds, and 100,000 sites, with a lot of them, tucked just behind its 8,400 miles of coastline. To say it has good beach camping, therefore, would be a gross understatement, it is the beach camping destination of America, period.
What Is Florida Is Famous For?
Florida is famous for a lot of things, but its beaches would have to take the cake. The variety of beaches in Florida is simply staggering, and, coupled with the state’s consistently warm weather, is why so many people from across America and around the world visit Florida each year.
Beaches aside, Florida is also famous for its nautical recreation, Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, and Miami, which, together, attract millions upon millions of visitors each year.
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Pulling up stumps for a stint on the beach in Florida is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. The Sunshine State is tailor-made for beachfront camping and boasts over 8,000 miles of coastline that makes it rather easy to stretch out and find a quiet slice of paradise.
From the Atlantic side to the Gulf, and the uniqueness of staying on the Keys, this state has something for everyone.
Whether you’re into fishing, water sports, wildlife spotting, or socializing, Florida has what you want, and it has it in spades. The RV parks and campgrounds that we’ve listed above are intentionally varied to show you just how versatile this state is in terms of beachfront living.
The other great thing about Florida is it’s not solely filled with exclusive campgrounds that cost an arm and a leg to stay in. The state parks are your best bet for finding a budget-friendly campground, and this list made sure to offer a snapshot of the state parks of Florida.
We hope you’re feeling inspired to make the trip down to Florida for your next camping trip so that you get to experience this iconic state that shines all year long.