Hit the Beach, Then Fall Asleep at These Seaside Campgrounds

As you start thinking about your next summer getaway, are you torn between going camping and heading to the beach? Why not do both at one time? Here’s a list of seaside campgrounds for you to check out from coast to coast:


Red Coconut RV Park, Fort Myers Beach — How does 450 feet of pristine beachfront sound? That’s what you’ll find at this vintage-style park that offers 60 beachside RV sites. Additional RV sites and rental units are also available a short walk away. Just imagine the sunsets you’ll enjoy. www.redcoconut.com

Camp Gulf RV Park & Campground, Destin — Located just steps away from Destin’s famous sugary white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Camp Gulf offers a choice of RV sites and fully-equipped luxury cabins. Two solar-heated pools, a hot tub, slide, family-style bathhouses and an activity center round out the park’s amenities. www.campgulf.com

Destin West RV Resort, Destin — This family- and pet-friendly luxury RV resort is located right across the street from the Emerald Coast’s beaches. Guests also enjoy access to the amenities at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort, which include a Polynesian grotto pool with cascading waterfalls, a kids’ splash garden, restaurants and bars. www.destinwestrvresort.com

Destin RV Beach Resort, Destin — This exclusive RV resort is reserved for big rigs, travel trailers and Fifth wheels longer than 22 feet. Rentals are also available, and the resort offers gated access, security cameras, a heated pool and private beach access. www.destinrvresort.com


Ocean Waves Campground, Waves, N.C. — Located on Hatteras Island just 25 miles south of Nags Head, Ocean Waves offers tent sites near the beach as well as full hookups on concrete pads and amenities that include a pool, hot showers, picnic tables and a camp store. www.oceanwavescampground.com

Waters Edge RV Park, Newport, N.C. — Featuring its own pier overlooking Bogue Sound, this park is true to its name with a convenient location just minutes from the beach. It includes 72 full hookup sites, both shaded and sunny, and golf courses are located nearby. www.watersedge-rvpark.com

Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Tent campers and big rigs are welcome at this oceanfront campground that also offers more than 300 rental units. This family-friendly campground even includes a two-acre recreation complex that features a pool area with sun decks, a game center, miniature golf and a café. www.oceanlakes.com


Paradise by the Sea RV Resort, Oceanside — This RV resort is located north of San Diego and adjacent to Buccaneer Park and Beach. It offers 91 full hookup, concrete spaces with picnic tables as well as rentals of surfboards, boogie boards, bikes and more for taking advantage of all kinds of fun in the sun. www.paradisebythesearvresort.com

Sounds of the Sea RV Park, Trinidad — Set on a cliff top 300 feet above the Pacific, Sounds of the Sea offers 52 full RV hookup sites as well as tent sites and rental units. A pathway leads down to the beach, and there are lagoons, tide pools and redwood parks to explore nearby. www.soundsofthesea.us

Malibu Beach RV Park, Malibu — Each of the park’s 142 RV sites and 35 tent sites offer ocean or mountain views, and cottages are also available for rental. The park makes a great base for swimming, body surfing, beachcombing and fishing. www.maliburv.com

Mission Bay RV Resort, San Diego — Surrounded on three sides by San Diego’s Mission Bay, Mission Bay RV Resort is a gated RV park that offers spacious, paved RV sites and super sites. The park also has its own boat launch ramp, and jet skis are available for rent. www.missionbayrvresort.com

Campland on the Bay, San Diego — Located on the shores of Mission Bay and so close to SeaWorld that you can see the fireworks at night, this family-friendly RV park and campground is packed with activities and amenities such as swimming pools, hot tubs, a 124-slip marina, bicycle rentals and a game room. www.campland.com

These are just a few of the choices that are available to you for beachside camping. For even more, visit www.gocampingamerica.com and search the coastal area of your choice. Enjoy your beachcombing!