Discussion in 'Camping Community Board' started by JeremyC, Dec 6, 2018.
We’re wanting to plan a week at the beach next summer, where’s everyone favorite resort?
We have enjoyed going to Tall Pines Harbor in Temperenceville Va. 2 or 3 times each season for last few years. Close to home for us and well themed weekends make it a good weekend destination for us
Tell us the general region you live in, Jeremy, or where you might consider vacationing.
Atlantic or Gulf coast?
Do want beach front camping (see the water from your site) or a beach section which might have a campground further inland but within biking or walking distance?
Or does location not matter and you'll basically go anywhere.
We're from Indiana so anywhere from NC to Pensacola.
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Drive south until you hit Gulf Shores Alabama State park.
We love Pensacola and plan on camping there on our way home from Disney this next time. I have not camped yet so I can't say how much I would love it just yet
We are still getting the sand out of our car from our last non-camping trip so I can't imagine keeping sand out of the camper- I may regret camping there haha.
I've camped (RV'd) at a number of places "on the beach". I clarify because there are a lot of places (mostly state parks) along the pan handle that have beach front access, but the actual camping sites are back and do not have any actual ocean view.
True "beach" camping that I have done:
Myrtle Beach (Pirateland/Lakewood/Ocean Lakes)- VERY large campgrounds. I've stayed at all 3. (They are next to each other south of MB) You can get pretty close to the beach, but they have a berm that blocks some of the view. Personally, too big and crowded for my liking.
St. Augustine, Fl (Beverly Beach)- Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort- Smaller campground wedged between A1A and the ocean. Only 2 rows of sites. One backs up to a sea wall with a drop to the beach, but the views are really nice.
Destin- Camping on the Gulf- This was my first actual camping ON the beach. I've camped here 4 different times. Smaller campground, but INCREDIBLY tight sites (especially the beach and beach front sites). It is also VERY expensive. If the price of a Fort Premium site at Christmas scares you, don't look at this place. If I wanted true beach front camping though, I'd consider staying here again.
In case you're interested in how close you can get there.
There are places in the Keys that are waterfront I have drove past, but I haven't stayed at them.
As others mentioned, Gulf State Park is nice, but the camping sites are not right at the beach. The park does have over 2 miles of beach front though. Very nice.
Topsail and Henderson SPs are in the Destin area, but neither have actual beach front sites. They are also hard to get reservations.
Thanks Teamubr we made reservations for Beverly Beach for next June.
I think you will like it. It isn't far from Ste. Augustine and Kennedy.
The sites are completely perpendicular to the road. Not angled like many. This makes getting a longer rig into lace if there are people on either side and across the road, but I don't remember it being to bad. I had my old 5er (30 ft long) though. It might be a little more challenge with the new one (42 ft)
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