Florida Beach Camping

Florida Beach Camping; an unforgettable experience and something you’ll want to do again and again. Normal “camping” will never be the same once you’ve experienced beach camping in Florida!



So, why camp on Florida's fabulous beaches?

  • Soft sugary sand
  • Sparkling blue water
  • Balmy breezes
  • Sunrises – when the sun seems to rise up out of the ocean
  • Sunsets – watching as the sun quickly falls into the abyss of the ocean
  • Sleep peacefully under thousands of twinkling stars.
  • Drift off to sleep to the gentle music of waves sloshing up on the shore
  • Dream about the treasures, shells and gems the waves are bringing in from the bottom of the ocean
  • Wake up with a quick dip in warm ocean water
  • Take leisurely walks on the beach anytime
  • Best of all: you don’t have to get up and go to the beach; you are already there!

A lot of beaches and Florida State Parks with beaches provide camping amenities, many of them right alongside their beautiful beaches. There is a great variety from well-equipped cabins to as primitive as bring your own sleeping bag or tent.

A few suggestions?

For a stay right on the beach in the incredible Florida Keys, check out John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, a full facility camping site.

At Fort Clinch State Park on Amelia Island you can stay in a campground that overlooks the peaceful beach below or in a hardwood hammock near the Amelia River.

A fun addition to your camping experience is a horse back ride on Amelia Island State Park.

Cayo Costa State Park in Boca Grande offers a secluded escape with privacy (nude or topless sunning?) with a beach for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing within walking distance of your campsite.

Don’t miss Shady Pines campground in (T.H. Stone Memorial) St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in Port St. Joe in the fabulous Florida panhandle.

Renown as a fabulous camping area with lots of camping room, check out Caledesi Island-State Park.

Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde offers lots of nature and water activities with its winding nature trails, fishing piers and even a canoe trail. This is a great beach to camp at for families because there are things to do for people with all types of interests.

Visit the “Treasure Coast” at Melbourne Beach’s Sebastian Inlet State Park to look for remnants from a Spanish shipwreck or kayak through Indian River Lagoon, and then enjoy a short nature walk to your campsite.

Other great parks with camping include Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine, Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, and Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach.

There are many more beaches that allow camping and have special campsites set up on or near the beach. No matter where in Florida you are, you’re sure to find some great beach camping nearby.

Check out our Florida State Parks for information on 50 state parks on coastal Florida.

Florida's official site has information on interior parks as well as coastal ones: www.visitflorida.com for more information. Join the throngs of happy Florida Beach Campers.


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