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Beachfront RV Camping in Florida

As the weather cools and the winter season starts to set in, people often find themselves wishing for warmer weather. Even for those who enjoy the snow and the cold, it can be nice to step away mid-season and enjoy a break and a bit of sunshine. If this is something you’d like to experience this winter, then consider planning a visit to the sunshine state. All over Florida, there are hundreds of sunny beaches and beautiful places to visit to relax, swim, shop, dine, and more. Those with an RV can enjoy luxurious beachfront camping in beautiful resorts all over the state, all from the comfort of their own vacation home on wheels. And while wintertime beachfront camping in Florida may cost more per night than your average RV park, it still beats the price of beachfront hotels, while simultaneously offering the comfort of your own private respite to retreat to at the end of each day. Continue on for a full list of some of the best beach RV resorts that sunny Florida has to offer.

1. Pensacola Beach RV Resort

Pensacola has long been renowned as a stunning favorite, located westernmost along the Florida Panhandle. With sandy, white beaches, aqua-colored waters, and consistent sunshine, what’s not to love about this beautiful area? The city of Pensacola itself is known for its vibrant downtown, diverse art galleries, variety of restaurants, and more. 

When visiting, Pensacola Beach RV Resort is an excellent option. This resort functions as its own vacation site, with deluxe amenities not typically found in RV campgrounds, such as a dock, a clubhouse, a tiki bar, a tiki shop, playgrounds, murals, and more. The on-site pool has excellent, all-day hours, and the resort offers two clear pathways within walking distance to the beach, as well as complimentary chairs and umbrellas for resort guests. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, as this place tends to be popular in the winter months.

2. Carrabelle Beach RV Resort

About three hours east of Pensacola, the town of Carrabelle also sits on the Florida Panhandle. This laid-back, coastal community is a beautiful vacation destination in an area that tends to be quieter and less crowded in the winter months. Carrabelle itself is rich with culture, history, museum choices, restaurant offerings, and more. The stunning beaches offer plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing, boating, swimming, and relaxation. 

Those planning to stay for a short term or long term visit should consider Carrabelle Beach RV Resort. This beautiful campground is reasonably priced, offering incredible amenities and several tiers of sites, all just steps from Carrabelle Beach. Amenities include a dog run, a playground, a clubhouse, games, WiFi, laundry, and more. Seasonal sites fill up quickly, so be sure to make your plans well in advance.

3. Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort

Approximately four hours across the state, RVers should also consider a visit to Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort. This area offers the experience of a small beach town, with convenient access to the nearby cities of St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. The small population area offers a few amenities, such as a convenience store and camping supply store, with many more options within quick driving distance. The beachfront RV resort is affordably-priced and offers miles of beach camping access and sites with stunning views. You can expect to find standard RV park amenities here, but there is certainly nothing standard about true beachfront camping.

4. Palm Beach RV Park

About three hours south of Beverly Beach, Palm Beach RV Park is another great Florida vacation option. West Palm Beach tends to be a livelier option, with plentiful bars, clubs, shops, and restaurants to choose from. This vibrant area features two main entertainment districts, with many more downtown and uptown places to enjoy. 

Palm Beach RV Park offers RVers an excellent place to enjoy the nearby surroundings. This lovely residence features 24/7 on-site management, laundry services, and picnic areas, all just steps from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Please keep in mind that this location does monthly stays only.

5. Sugar Sand Beach RV Resort

Continuing another three hours back across Central Florida, our next stop is in the town of Matlacha, nearby Fort Myers, Florida. Because of its historical significance, Fort Myers is a popular tourist destination, with many historic sites to visit, as well as nearby shopping and dining. 

Thirty minutes west of Fort Myers, RV owners can camp at the lovely Sugar Sand Beach RV Resort. This small campground has just ten sites, with many deluxe amenities included in the monthly stay. These include WiFi, kayak use, a dock, laundry facilities, hammocks, and movie screens. The surrounding village of Matlacha is an artistic fishing commune, and it includes opportunities for fine dining, kayaking, boating, and more. If you are looking for a quaint community with plenty to see and do nearby, then this is the place for you.

6. Buttonwood Inlet RV Resort

About two hours north of the Fort Myers area, we reach the Tampa, Florida, area. Considered a toned-down sister city to Miami, Tampa has many of the same nightlife offerings, while housing less people and an overall older crowd. The city itself is a major business center, yet there is so much to do here. The historic Ybor City has much in the way of nightclubs and dining, while Busch Gardens and the nearby beaches offer excellent ways to spend your daytime hours.

About thirty minutes south of Tampa, RV owners can consider a stay in the gorgeous Buttonwood Inlet RV Resort. Within driving distance, residents can also visit the cities of Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Orlando. Resort guests can enjoy a pool, a clubhouse, games, social activities, and a dock, with even more opportunities for recreation, dining, and attractions within a short walking or biking distance. Be sure to book your reservations well in advance, as this resort is fairly popular.

Florida is one of the best and sunniest places to visit in the winter season. This winter, consider avoiding the cold and dreariness of the season and spending some time at one of these beautiful beachfront RV resorts. You’ll be so glad you did!

Have you ever spent the winter in Florida? Where did you stay? Have you ever camped on the beach? How was it? Feel free to share your experiences in the comments below!

 

Sam Leash

Sam is a seasoned traveler and RVer of 4+ years. She loves adventures of all kinds and spends as much time on the road as she can. When not exploring in her RV or writing about her travels, you can find her reading a good book, cooking a delicious meal, caring for her plants, or hiking with her dogs.

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  • Yes there are many great camping sites in Florida. I am a Florida native and it is nearly impossible to get camping sites in the winter. Snowbirds take them all and reserve a year in advance for there inexpensive retreat. The state parks should somehow give Floridians a priority.

  • Red Coconut RV Park...directly In the sand. Front the beautiful Beach. Super super cool 😎. Located in Fort Myers Beach. 👌

  • What is the name & location of the last picture posted with all of the RV’s? The article was about the Best RV Parks on the beachfront in Florida.
    Thanks

  • You need to reserve a year ahead at most in Florida! As soon as the snowbirds come .. you can't touch an rv resort here! We have a 2002 holiday rambler in great condition! A few places will take pics to show what they look like,however some of the newer TV parks refuse to accept photos ! Kind of disheartening when you live here and can't camp at lots of places! Favorite go to's aren't always on the beach but close by! Check out Strawberry Fields for Rvers in Chiefland,Florida 30 miles from.beautiful Cedar Key!!

  • We stayed at knights key RV park which was affordable now a big resort took over the property there getting to be fewer RVparks in the keys and geting to expensive to even go there! Its just for the rich now

  • Is it difficult to get a camp site by the water? Are these sites first come first serve or do they allow reservations. We always spend a week on St. George Island to be on the water but now have a travel trailer and want to spend more time on the Beach ⛱

    • Hey Shari! I believe all of the resorts and campgrounds listed here recommend reservations, as they can be quite popular and busy. Hope you get to spend lots of time on the beach this year!

  • My wife and l are now retired and are living in Florida. We love it here.....
    We have recently purchased an RV...and looking forward to visiting all over FLORIDA....

    I worked for THE McCORMICK SPICE COMPANY for many years and was also known as THE SPICE MAN! 🇺🇸🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

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