Oceanfront Campgrounds to Stay at This Summer

Hit the beach with an RV trip to any one of these coastal campgrounds and make a splash on warm-weather fun and adventure.

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For a good lot of us in life, we’ll never own a slice of oceanfront property. But when you own an RV, you can get a little slice of beach living any time you want (campground reservations permitting, of course). Now that summer is officially here, there’s no better place to both unwind and have a ton of fun every day than a beach.

You can enjoy a little salt breeze at a lot of different places all around the United States. So, no matter where you call home base, there’s an option for you. Here are just eight oceanfront campgrounds where you can stay in your RV this summer.

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA Holiday, Maine

Oceanfront Campgrounds - Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine (Image Getty)

Max Length: 70 feet
Electrical: 20/30/50 amp

The beaches in Maine may look a little different than those in, say, Florida, but that doesn’t make an oceanfront site any less appealing. The Kampgrounds of America campground outside Bar Harbor is a cozy spot along the water, with several prized oceanfront sites that tend to book pretty quickly. Maine is a perfect spot to visit in the summer, with temps remaining comfortable and the ocean breeze even offering a slight chill sometimes. This is also the perfect spot to visit Acadia National Park, so when you consider everything available, how could you not camp here?

Myrtle Beach State Park, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach State Park, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach State Park, South Carolina (image Getty)

Max Length: 40 feet
Electrical: 20/30/50 amp

While there aren’t technically spots overlooking the ocean, you’re within walking distance at the campground in Myrtle Beach State Park. In fact, on quiet nights, you’ll no doubt hear the waves crashing on the beach. The boardwalk makes it easy to stroll out to the water, where you can spend all day and most of the evening if you want, before heading back to your campground. Myrtle Beach is obviously a well-known vacation spot and for good reason, so if you need time away from the water, you won’t be short of anything fun to do.

Jekyll Island Campground, Georgia

Jekyll Island Oceanfront Campground

Jekyll Island Campground, Georgia (image Getty)

Max Length: 70 feet
Electrical: 30/50 amp

Jekyll Island is a barrier island off the coast of Georgia. What makes it so appealing is its unique ecosystem. The campground sits among old oaks that are draped in Spanish moss, giving it a very old-world southern feel. While there aren’t waterfront spots, it’s a scant half-mile to two different beaches, letting you take your pick and mix it up during your vacation.

Red Coconut Beach RV Resort, Florida

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach, Florida (image Getty) 

Max Length: 70 feet
Electrical: 20/30/50

In Fort Myers Beach, Red Coconut Beach RV Resort is a vintage campsite with seriously prime real estate. With several spots right on the water, as well as several more within throwing distance, it’s a beautiful place to post up and enjoy the slower lifestyle of yesteryear. Around since the 1930s, this area has long drawn travelers from all over, and for good reason. Make sure to enjoy the sunsets on the water, too, because they’re spectacular.

South Padre Island KOA, Texas

South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island, Texas (image Getty)

Max Length: 98 Feet
Electrical: 20/30/50 amp

The South Padre Island KOA sits on a very long—you guessed it—barrier island off the gulf coast of Texas. It’s a popular spot for vacationing, fishing excursions, and watching for sea turtles. Or, of course, you can spend a day on the gorgeous beach soaking up the sun and saltwater. The waves are calm, and the sun is warm, and there are even large dunes that are great for exploring.

Campland on the Bay, California

San Diego Oceanfront Campgrounds

San Diego, California (image Getty)

Max Length: 45 feet
Electrical: 20/30/50 amp

When it comes to oceanfront campgrounds, it doesn’t get better than California, specifically Southern California. SoCal has plenty to offer vacationers, including miles and miles of sunny beaches. And, at Campland on the Bay, you can stay on one in your RV. They’ve been inviting campers to stay on the water for more than 50 years, and the variety of things to do at the campground alone makes it worth the vacation. When you factor in all of San Diego’s attractions — not to mention waking up on the waterfront every morning — southern California may just be your spot.

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground, California

Camping in California on the Beach

Half Moon Bay, California (image Getty)

Max Length: 27 feet
Electrical: No

In the heart of Redwood country, you’ll find Gold Bluffs Beach campground. While there aren’t any spots available for RVs right on the beach, these sites are a stone’s throw away in a dense forest. Let’s be clear: this isn’t beach vacation camping. This is camping out in the woods. You’re in the heart of nature, with trees, ferns, and a cool, sandy beach nearby. There are bears, and you’re responsible for keeping your food tucked away. If you’re into nature, this is your spot. And even if you’re not into nature, it’s a beautiful place to visit.

Beachfront RV Park, Oregon

Oregon Coast

Brookings, Oregon (image Getty)

Max Length: 87 feet
Electrical: 30/50 amp

With front-row ocean-view spots, Beachfront RV Park isn’t lying. In fact, this park in Oregon is ready to show you just what Oregon’s coast has to offer you. This beach offers a blend of both worlds: both the sandy beaches full of revelers and surfers, as well as the rocky, craggy outcroppings of beaches you often see on the northern coasts. With incredible views and easy beach access, southern Oregon is calling you for a nice, easy-going, laid-back time.

Cy Wood
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