Looking for the best beach camping in Florida?
Florida is a highly sought after vacation spot due to their beautiful views of the ocean, numerous events they host each year, and all the outdoor activities you can do in a state where it’s endless summer. These 15 beach campsites around Florida will surely leave you relaxed and refreshed.
One important thing to keep in mind with camping in Florida is that May 1st – October 31st is turtle nesting season. No lights are allowed on beaches to help the turtles find their way home to the ocean.
Florida also asks that visitors respect rules like keeping all objects off the beach after nightfall, picking up any trash, not using fireworks on the beach, and do not approach any turtles you may see. Due to this, many campsites can only offer oceanfront views instead of sites directly on the beach. But hey, waking up to the view of the ocean doesn’t sound that bad!
15 Best Places for Beach Camping in Florida
Coral Sands Inn RV Resort
If you’re looking for a vacation spot in Florida near Daytona Beach, check out Coral Sands Inn & RV Resort in Ormond Beach. Not only do they have RV camping, but they also have a hotel and cabins for those family members that are not about the camping lifestyle. Are you bringing your furry friend along, too? No problem! Coral Sands is pet-friendly, but does have some breed restrictions.
There’s a long list of amenities Coral Sands provides, including a heated oceanfront pool, laundry facilities, free wifi (even in your RV), 24/7 staff availability, beautiful gazebos overlooking the ocean, and a handicap comfort station. If you fall in love while staying here, they even offer special wedding packages!
Coral Sands hosts 33 sites, with 8 of them oceanfront and all of them with water and sewage hookups. The other 25 are just a quick walk to the beach. Expect to pay anywhere from $130-$190 a night depending on how close you want to camp to the ocean. Contact Coral Sands Inn by phone (800) 441-1831 to reserve your spot today!
Coral Sands Inn, 1009 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32176.
Tomoka State Park
Are you looking for a campsite with a little fewer people and a lot more nature? Only a 30-minute drive from Daytona, Tomoka State Park offers multiple things to do and different styles of camping.
Though you will not be able to camp directly on the beach, you will be nestled into a private site surrounded by greenery. During the day, make sure to check out the biking and hiking trails, fishing spots, and wildlife, or rent a kayak. At night, grill some fresh-caught fish and enjoy the quiet around your firepit. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop and visit the giant statue of Indian Chief Tomokie!
A family-friendly campsite includes all the necessities like water, a dump station, electricity, a grill, and a picnic table. You can either pop up a tent or park your RV in these sites.
If you’re trying to rough it out like you’re on an episode of Naked and Afraid, Tomoka also offers primitive sites that have no amenities. Expect to pay around $24 for the traditional site, and only $5 for a primitive site. They do charge $6.70 for a reservation fee and a $7/day utility charge if applicable. Pets are welcomed!
Reserve a spot at Tomoka State Park by phone (800) 326-3521 or online using their new and improved system. https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/Web/
Tomoka State Park, 2099 N Beach St., Ormond Beach FL 32174
Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort
Wake up to the salty smell of the ocean right at your front door at Beverly Beach Camptown. This RV Resort is about a 35 minute drive to Daytona and a 45 minute drive to St. Augustine.
They have 150 different campsites to choose from, all within walking distance to their own private beach. Each site is full hookup so no need to worry about not having water or sewage problems. The best part about this campground is that pets are welcomed- even on the beach!
The amenities Beverly Beach has include free wifi, laundry facilities, bath houses, a gift shop, boat storage, and a convenience store for any forgotten items. They also offer Good Sam, military, and first responders discounts. Plus, any kids under the age of 13 are able to camp for free.
Before you go and book a spot, make sure there’s not a big event happening in Daytona. During times like Biketoberfest and Christmas break, their rates go up significantly. During the rest of the year expect to pay anywhere from $160-$206 for beach front and $95-$140 for oceanview spots. You can book your next vacation by calling (386)439-3111.
Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort, 2815 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Treasure by the Sea
Is Beverly Beach all booked up? Don’t worry, Treasure by the Sea has room. Located less than half a mile away from Beverly Beach, this campground also offers a beach camping experience.
Don’t worry, your pet can still come along. Just be sure to check their breed restrictions. Some of the amenities they have include free wifi, free showers, laundry facilities, picnic tables, and campfire rings. They provide full hookup or pull-through sites.
Treasure by the Sea is a little cheaper, but you still get the same great location. Beach front sites are $99 a night and oceanview sites are $79. They also offer a military discount. Book your stay by calling (386) 439-2124 or emailing email@example.com.
Treasure by the Sea, 2981 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Turtle Beach Campground
Looking to spend some time on the Gulf of Mexico? Turtle Beach Campground is an affordable beach camping experience. The sites are small and it’s a wait to get in, but it’s worth it to see the beautiful sunsets on the Gulf.
Turtle Beach provides a variety of amenities, including crushed shell padded sites, laundry facilities, bathhouses, kayak launch, free wifi, and a campsite host for any questions. Best of all, Turtle Beach offers free trolley services so you can check out Siesta Beach and shop at Siesta Key Village. Only downside to this little paradise is that there are no pets or campfires allowed.
Turtle Beach hosts 39 full hookup sites and allows tent camping. Please be aware that the sites are a tight fit for RVs. Unfortunately, none of the sites have an oceanview, but the beach is only a short walk away! Expect to pay around $60 a night, one of the more affordable campgrounds.
They book up fast, so if this seems like the vacation spot for you, call them today for rates and a reservation (941) 861-2267.
Turtle Beach Campground, 8862 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota, FL 34242
Cayo Costa State Park
This campground provides a vacation away from the typical crowds you find on Florida’s beaches. Don’t pack up your RV for this trip, Cayo Costa only offers tent camping or cabin rentals. One thing that makes this campground stand out is that it’s only accessible by ferry or boat. They’re not kidding when they say it’s nine miles of untouched beaches.
They have the typical amenities including bathhouses, campfire circles, picnic tables, and handicap accessibility. Anticipate a more rustic getaway with no electricity or water hookups. What Cayo Costa lacks in amenities, they make up for in activities.
They have kayak rentals at the gift shop, numerous hiking and biking trails, a beautiful beach to relax on, and show interpretive programs at their amphitheater. You can even take a walk through the exhibits near the ranger station. When you get tired from all the activities, go ahead and take a nap in a hammock- hammock camping is allowed!
Cayo Costa is the ideal rustic beach camping experience. It’s like taking a vacation in a tropical paradise. They are pet-friendly and have cabin rentals. Expect to pay only $22 a night. Book your spot online at https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/Web/ or call (800) 326-3521.
Cayo Costa State Park, (26.685789, -82.245381) Cayo Costa, FL 33922 (4 Nautical miles west of Pine Island)
Grayton Beach State Park Campground
Another highly recommended beach campground that’s also a state park is Grayton Beach. It’s known as a “Nature Wonderland” and has a long list of outdoor activities on the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure to stop and view the Coastal Dune Lakes while you’re camping here.
They offer a variety of family-friendly events, so check out their schedule online to plan your vacation accordingly. Some of the amenities they provide include nature trails, picnic pavilions, an interpretive exhibit, boat launches, and cabin rentals.
They also have handicap-accessible amenities so everyone in the family can enjoy a nature break. Located near Santa Rosa Beach, there’s plenty of things to do from restaurants, shopping, and a unique artist colony.
Both RVs and tents are welcome here, along with your pets. Spots cost only $30 a night, but they book up fast so be sure to reserve yours soon. You can make a reservation by calling (850) 267-8300 or by going online. https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/Web/
Grayton Beach State Park Campgrou, 357 Main Park Rd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Navarre Beach Camping Resort
If rustic beach camping is not your thing, check out Navarre Beach Camping Resort. They have their own private beach you can easily access from anywhere in the camp and have plenty of amenities to make you as comfortable as possible on your vacation.
Some things you can expect from Navarre Beach Resort include bath houses, a gift shop and convenience store, laundry facilities, free wifi, and a patio. Don’t forget the pool and hot tub located in the middle of the campground! Navarre is also a gated community, so you can feel safe and sound if you have little ones camping with you.
If you stay here, you’ll be close to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, and multiple museums to explore during the day. Their website is a one-stop shop for all local activities in the area.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to pop up a tent here as it’s RV’s only. They have limited waterfront sites, but the rest of the sites are a quick walk to the beach and they’re all full hookup. They are pet friendly and also have cabin rentals on site. To discuss rates and make a reservation on the beach, call (850) 462-3852 or go online. https://navbeach.com/
Navarre Beach Camping Resort, 9201 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL 32566
Fort Pickens Campground
Do you want to camp on an island, but don’t want to pay the high price of staying at the Keys? Fort Pickens is located on Santa Rosa Island and has 137 RV campsites and 40 tent sites that are a quick walk to the beach. They also host a group campsite if you’re bringing all your friends and family.
You can choose if you want to camp in a tent or glamp in an RV, because they also have electric hookups at their sites. If you want to spend a night out on the town, be sure to check out all that Pensacola has to offer. From beautiful beaches to multiple historic sights, you won’t worry about being bored on this vacation.
Reservations can be made 6 months in advance and Fort Pickens is one of the cheaper camping options at only $26 per tent site and $40 per RV site, plus an entrance fee. Be aware that you are only allowed to spend two weeks at a time in a spot, no matter how much you fall in love with it there.
They are pet-friendly, but pets are not allowed in buildings or on the beach. If you’re ready to set up camp, reserve your spot by calling (850) 934-2622 or going online. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234704?tab=info
Fort Pickens Campground, 1400 Fort Pickens Rd., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Pensacola Beach RV Resort
Maybe you want to stay in Pensacola, but want a little more amenities than Fort Pickens supplies. Check out Pensacola Beach RV Resort and book your reservation today- they do fill up fast. That’s no surprise due to how close the sites are to the beach.
Plus, they provide so many amenities, including a club house, a private dock, a pool, upscale bath houses, free beach furniture you can use, and playgrounds for the kids. Make sure to pack up some dog toys, they’re pet-friendly, too. The Sneaky Tiki bar is within walking distance on the beach for anyone looking for some social time.
Rates vary depending on how close you want to be to the beach. Expect to pay anywhere from $70-$100 per day for sites furthest from the ocean and $100-$130 for camping directly on the beach. If they are all booked, they do have another northern location, but you won’t be beachfront. So be sure to get your spot on the beach by calling (850) 932-4670 or going online. https://pensacolarvresorts.com/home/pensacola-beach-rv-resort/
Pensacola Beach RV Resort, 17 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola, FL 32561
Fort De Soto Campground
If you want to be close to Tampa Bay, but want a little more privacy, Tierra Verde Florida offers a beach camp perfect for that. Fort De Soto Campground is located on an island to help you get away from the hustle and bustle of Tampa. All types of campers are welcome, from RVs to tents.
They have a few more amenities than other park campgrounds including a campground store, a dump station, water and electric hookups, bath houses, grills with picnic tables, plenty of fishing spots, hiking trails, a boat launch, and even ferry rides depending on the season. They are pet-friendly and even have a dog park for your furry friend to run free. On top of all this, their beautiful beach attracts dozens of different birds to watch and shells to collect.
If you are bringing your pet, be aware that only sites 86-164 allow them. Similar to Fort Pickens, you are only able to stay two weeks at a time. Beach campsites cost around $50 per day and non-water front sites are around $40. Reserve your spot today by calling (727) 582-2100 or going online. https://secure.rec1.com/FL/pinellas-county-fl/catalog
Fort De Soto Campground, 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Key Largo Kampground
Are you tired of being on the mainland? Take a camping trip down in the Florida Keys at Key Largo Kampground. Staying here is like being transported to another world. You’ll never be bored with all there is to do in the Keys.
Take a dip in the ocean, go scuba diving or skydiving, enjoy a day on a sailboat, and end with a dinner at one of the many restaurants. Plus, multiple grocery stores are only one block away!
Key Largo has many things to do with playgrounds, a marina, a clubhouse and lounge, pools, volleyball courts, shuffleboard courts, and a variety of other activities all located on their property. They also have access to two beaches with most spots only a quick walk away.
Key Largo allows both tent and RV camping and even has electric hookups for the tents. The RV lots have full hookups. Pets are allowed only in the RV sites. Tents with a water view are $90 and RVs are $100 a day. Reserve your camp by calling (305) 451-1431 or online. https://www.campspot.com/book/keylargokampground
Key Largo Kampground, 101551 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037
Leo’s Campground and RV Park
The most famous of the Keys is Key West. There’s plenty to do and when you’re ready to tuck in for the night, Leo’s Campground is the place to go. You will be only a few steps away from the water, no matter where you are in this camp.
Leo’s does not provide a bathhouse, so no tent camping allowed and your RV must have a bathroom in order to stay here. Luckily, all sites are full hookup and they do have laundry facilities and free wifi. If you don’t want to leave the camp for the day, there’s plenty to do onsite such as hanging out in a tiki hut, playing with your pup at the dog park, laying out in the sun in their tanning section, competing in a match of chess, or playing a round of pool. They also have easy water access sites for paddleboards and kayaks.
Leo’s is pet-friendly and provides spacious long-term or short-term sites. For short-term vacations, a site will cost around $110 a night. They only host 47 spots, so be sure to book yours ASAP by calling (305) 296-5260 or reserve online. https://www.leoscampground.com/
Leo’s Campground and RV Park, 5236 Suncrest Rd., Key West FL 33040
Boyd’s Key West RV and Campground
If you plan on camping in a tent, check out Boyd’s Campground that has both tent and RV camping with easy access to all Key West has to offer. If neither of those sound appealing, they do have tiny homes for rent, too. Depending on the time of year, Boyd’s will host a variety of events like golfing, crafting, movie nights, and workout classes. All RV spots are back-in only, but the staff that works there is the best of the best and has been known to help direct you into your spot.
RV sites are full hookup and tent sites are either primitive or have water and electric hookups. Expect to pay between $150-$190 a night at a waterfront RV site, or $75 for a tent site. You can also camp inland to save some money. Either way, the ocean is only a few steps away! Boyd’s does not have an online reservation system, but you can call (305) 294-1465 to book your vacation and get more details on their rates. https://www.boydscampground.com/default.html
One of the best places to camp in the Keys.
Boyd’s Key West RV and Campground, 6401 Maloney Ave., Key West, FL 33040
Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina
The last one on this list is difficult to get a spot, but for a good reason. Once here, many people extend their vacation because of how great this resort is. Located in the lower Florida Keys, Sunshine Key Resort offers a pet-friendly beach camp with an extensive list of activities to keep you occupied.
They have a pool and playground, volleyball and tennis courts, and boat docks to launch your rented kayak. They also lead family-friendly activities and outdoor movie nights. Be sure to check out their calendar to see what events they have coming up!
They provide RV spots that are full hookup, or you can rent one of their tiny homes. Only a few spots are waterfront, so be sure to book those soon. They have almost 400 spots available, so call (305) 872-2217 or go online to compare the rates.
Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina, 38801 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key, FL 33043