RV camping on the beaches of Florida is an experience worthy of anyone’s bucket list. Thanks to its subtropical latitude, camping in Florida is convenient and comfortable for almost the entire year. With sunshine to spare, and hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches to explore, now is the time to plan a trip. Here are a few of the premier RV campsites on Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, but remember, there are many more:
Long Key State Park
The Florida Keys are a major attraction for those who want to go as far south as possible, while still being in the United States. The southernmost point of Key West is nearly within shouting distance of Cuba. Halfway between the mainland and Key West, though, lies Long Key. Unlike several of the other islands in the chain, Long Key is relatively undeveloped. Thanks to an offshore coral reef, the largest ocean swells are kept away from the calm, quiet waters of the beach.
Bahia Honda State Park
Farther down the Highway 1 in the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda State Park boasts some of the most amazing beaches in the entire chain of islands; perhaps even the entire state. Eighty campsites are available for both tents and RVs. White sand, crystal clear waters, and a stately grove of coconut palms make for a setting of tranquil perfection.
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Not only does Sebastian Inlet offer the most thrilling surfing in Florida, it’s a great place to do some beachside RV camping. Campers can enjoy fishing off the jetty, walking along the waterfront, watching the surfers grab the big waves, or just kicking back and enjoying the slower pace of things.
Red Coconut RV Resort
Fort Myers Beach is home to the Red Coconut RV Resort, with camping spots huddled nearly all the way up to the water. Many campers at Red Coconut are snowbirds and have created a sort of friendly RV town. The proximity to the beautiful and usually calm Gulf of Mexico is a major bonus here.
Fort De Soto County Park
The beaches at Fort De Soto County Park consistently rank among the safest and best beaches anywhere in America. RV campsites are located away from the beach, but the open Gulf of Mexico is only a short distance away. Campers can rent a kayak and paddle leisurely up and down the backwaters adjacent to the campsite.
St. George Island State Park
Nine miles of secluded, unspoiled white-sand beaches are a major draw to RV campers across the southeast. Located just outside Apalachicola, St. George Island State Park is a bit off the beaten path, which for some is a big point in its favor. Sixty campsites are available, and the fishing can’t be beat.