Stretching from Florida to the Yucatan peninsulas, the Gulf of Mexico, also known as the Gulf Coast is home to some of the most beautiful expanses of coastline in the world. Powder-soft sands, warm waters that teem with marine life, and home to a diverse ecosystem, the Gulf Coast is an idyllic place to escape the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and spend a few days camping.
We hit the road and made a list of the best campgrounds on the Gulf Coast from Alabama to Texas and the best things to see and do during your stay.
The Gulf Coast is home to some of the world’s most spectacular beaches.
Boasting rugged mountains, densely forested valleys, tranquil lakes, and rocky shorelines, the vast and beautiful landscapes of Texas are home to over 70 national and state parks that offer a variety of outdoor and recreational pursuits.
Many of the parks have campgrounds and campsites with excellent amenities and facilities, ranging from rustic log cabins and beautiful beachfront campsites to family-friendly retreats and primitive tent camping nestled in the trees. Here are some of Lone Star State’s best spots for camping.
Malaquite Campground, Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island National Seashore is a national park on an uninhabited barrier island that separates the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre. Stretching over 70 miles along the coast, the park features a variety of landscapes from rolling dunes and vast prairies to windswept tidal flats, and is one of only six hypersaline lagoons in the world.
Malaquite Campground has paved sites in the dunes with a dump station and potable water station, restrooms, and cold-water showers, however, there are no hook-ups. The sites are dune- or sea-facing and are only a short walk to the shore.
The national park is home to a variety of marine and terrestrial fauna and flora, including the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. It is also home to over 380 bird species and more than 77% of North America’s wintering population of redhead ducks.
Address: 20420 Park Rd 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418, United States, Phone: +1 361-949-8068
Dellanera RV Park
Dellanera RV Park is a premier beachfront camping site in Galveston featuring 1,000 feet of white sandy beach, 65 full RV hook-ups with water, sewer, and electrical services, picnic tables, and barbeque pits.
The beautiful beach at Dellanera has a range of amenities for campers, including a pavilion with showers, laundry facilities, a children’s playground, plenty of picnic sites for both overnight and day-use visitors, and a recreation room. The park is close to the Galveston Island State Park, which protects over 2,000 acres of beaches, dunes, estuaries, and wetlands that are home to a wide variety of fauna and flora.
Set on the shores of the Gulf Coast of Texas, the coastal resort and barrier island city of Galveston is renowned for its 32-mile stretch of beautiful beaches, which caters to all crowds from families to fun-seekers. It is also home to several vibrant historic districts with over 400 beautifully preserved Victorian Age homes and attractions like the Elissa, a landmark tall ship, and the Moody Gardens, where giant glass pyramids house a variety of animals and sharks.
10901 Termini-San Luis Pass Rd, Galveston, TX 77554, United States, Phone: +1 409-797-5102
Dellanera RV Park by Galveston.com / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Galveston Island State Park
Located on the western Galveston Island on the west side of the Gulf Coast of Texas, Galveston Island State Park is a Texas state park that was established to protect 2,013.1-acres of beaches, dunes, estuaries, and wetlands that are home to a wide variety of fauna and flora.
Constructed in 1975 and located next to the city of Galveston in Galveston County, the park is home to a wealth of habitats, ranging from beaches, dunes, and coastal prairie to wetlands, bayous, freshwater ponds, and bay shorelines, and offers excellent scenery and wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and camping.
The campground has beautiful bayfront and beachside sites for RVs a stone’s throw away from the shore in the dunes and the beachside sites also have picnic tables and patios.
14901 Farm to Market 3005, Galveston, TX 77554, USA, Phone: +1 409-737-1222
On the Beach RV Park
Nestled on the shores of the Gulf Coast, the Beach RV Park has been serving the Texas Coastal Bend since 1974 and is a popular spot for people wanting to see and explore Mustang Island. Boasting beautiful views over the beach and the ocean, the seaside park features level pull-through sites with picnic tables, full water, sewer, and 30/50-amp electrical hookups, cable television, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet.
The park also has comfort stations with flushing toilets, hot showers and drinking water, laundry services, a fish-cleaning house, and activities in the area include fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, beachcombing, picnicking and sunbathing.
907 Access Rd 1-A, Port Aransas, TX 78373, United States, Phone: +1 361-749-4909
Gulf Waters RV Resort
Based on Mustang Island in Port Aransas, Gulf Waters RV Resort boasts a beautiful and tranquil setting with palm trees, palapas, pergolas, a pond, and a boardwalk that leads out to the beach.
The campground offers over 150 big-rig-friendly sites with concrete pads and parking for towed vehicles, and each site is equipped with 30/50-amp power, water and sewerage hookups, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. Facilities include a large, heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and on-site laundry.
Mustang Island State Park is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Based along the Gulf of Mexico’s coast, the 3,954-acre park has a five-mile beachfront and offers a wealth of outdoor recreation and activities from surfing, swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing to camping, hiking, wildlife watching, and birding.
Address: 5601 State Highway 361, Port Aransas, TX 78373, Phone: (361) 749-4978
Mustang Island Beach by email@example.com / CC BY 3.0
Quintana Beach County Park
Located on the Upper Texas Coast, south of Galveston, Quintana Beach County Park is a 52-acre beachfront park with day-use amenities and overnight facilities. The campground has paved roads with pull-through and back-in RV sites with full hook-ups and is a short walk from the restrooms and showers, grills, picnic tables, and a playground.
The park also features self-contained cabins, and a Discovery Event Center that hosts functions for up to 80 people. Activities in the area include hiking, volleyball, beachcombing, fishing, bird watching, nature viewing, swimming, surfing, and shelling.
Address: 330 5th St, Quintana, TX 77541, United States, Phone: +1 979-233-1461
Black-necked Stilt of Quintana, Texas by Dan Pancamo / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0.
Boasting a rich history and deep-rooted heritage along with a melting pot of French, African, American, and French-Canadian cultures that is reflected in its Creole and Cajun societies, Louisiana is colorful, dynamic, energetic, and full of life.
New Orleans is the largest city and is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, world-renowned jazz music, raucous Mardi Gras festival, and exquisite Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral. Other famous attractions include the vast National WWII Museum with its moving wartime exhibits, and the beautiful Garden District lined with grand colonial estates.
Holly Beach, Louisiana by jc.winkler / Flickr / CC BY 2.0.
Grand Isle State Park
Resting at the eastern tip of Grand Isle, a barrier island in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Grand Isle State Park is the only inhabited barrier island in the state. While the park often sustains damage from hurricanes, it is home to a variety of fauna and flora and offers some of the best deep-sea salt-water fishing adventures in the state.
The warm Gulf waters are ideal for swimming year-round, as well as surfing, sea kayaking, bird watching, crabbing, and beach combing.
Address: 108 Admiral Craik Dr, Grand Isle, LA 70358, United States, Phone: +1 985-787-2559
Grand Isle State Park by Rebecca Milby / WikiCommons / CC BY 2.0.
Alabama has a rich and storied history when it comes to Civil Rights and you’ll find plenty of excellent monuments, museums, and historic sites honoring Civil Rights, including the Civil Rights Institute and Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and Montgomery’s Civil Rights Monument.
You can admire the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright at the Rosenbaum House Museum, see the birthplace of musician W.C. Handy, and wander around the impressive art collections of several major art galleries.
Alabama also has some beautiful natural attractions that offer a wealth of outdoor fun from the sandy shores and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Mobile Bay to plenty of parks and reserves with a diverse array of fauna and flora.
Gulf Shores, Alabama by DiscoverWithDima / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 4.0.
Gulf State Park Campground
The area of Gulf Shores on Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a great place to visit to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities close to the sea. Gulf State Park has more than two miles of white, sandy beaches, 25 miles of paved walking and biking trails, and a championship golf course.
Gulf State Park has a massive campground with just under 500 full hook-up sites and 11 modern bathhouses. Paved padded sites are located about a mile and a half from the white sandy shores and amenities include laundry facilities.
A Nature Center in the park offers guided nature walks, educational programs led by naturalists, fishing lessons, animal encounters, and more. There are also a wealth of recreational facilities including tennis courts, a swimming pool, volleyball, and horseshoes.
Address: 20115 Alabama 135, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Phone: +1 251-948-7275
Gulf State Park, Alabama by Heather Cowper / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0.
Buena Vista Coastal RV Resort
Buena Vista Coastal RV Resort in Orange Beach is a high-end campground with full hook-up sites and top-class facilities. Backed by Gulf State Park and set across the road from the beach, this luxurious campground has beautiful landscaping, coach houses, and a 6,000square-foot clubhouse for visitors with an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and fitness room.
There is also an outdoor pool with a slide and a lazy river and a private lake fully stocked with bass and bream are on-site for anglers. A fenced dog park is available for pet owners.
Address: 23601 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561, United States, Phone: +1 251-980-1855
Dauphin Island Campground
Nestled on Dauphin Island, the only barrier island on the Gulf Coast owned by Alabama, Dauphin Island Campground is a large, spacious campground with 151 sites (99 with full hook-ups), paved roads, a dump station, a renovated bathhouse, and laundry facilities.
Facilities also include an off-leash dog park and boat launch, and a secluded beach is ideal for relaxing. Activities include swimming, fishing, sea kayaking, beachcombing, and crabbing.
Address: 109 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, United States, Phone: +1 251-861-2742
Dauphin Island, Alabama by Jeffrey Reed / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 3.0.
Boasting year-round temperate climes, beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and a myriad of fauna and flora, Florida is the perfect place to spend the weekend camping, hiking, biking, and soaking up the state’s natural scenery without leaving a footprint.
Home to more than 900 campgrounds and over 100,000 campsites, Florida offers an array of campgrounds and sites for every taste from gorgeous beachfront campsites and hotel-quality cabins to primitive tent camping amongst ancient dunes and family-friendly forested spots. Here are some of Sunshine State’s most popular campgrounds and recreation areas for the whole family to enjoy.
Clearwater Beach, Florida by RoyaltyFreeStuff / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 4.0.
Bahia Honda State Park
Set on the island of Bahia Honda in the lower Florida Keys, Bahia Honda State Park is one of Florida’s southernmost state parks and is renowned for its beautiful beaches, excellent snorkeling, and magnificent sunsets.
Camping is available at the park at two campsites, namely Buttonwood and Bayside. Buttonwood offers a variety of sites for camping rigs from large RVs to small tents with gravel sites, electricity, water, picnic tables, and grills. The campsite has a bathhouse with restrooms and hot showers, as well as a dump station, and some sites have spectacular ocean views.
Bayside is much smaller with just eight campsites, all of which are non-electric but have picnic tables, grills, and water. There is a small restroom nearby, and campers can use the bathhouse at Buttonwood for hot showers.
Monroe County, Florida, United States
Bahia Honda State Park by KimonBerlin / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 2.0.
Caladesi Island State Park
Set on one of the Gulf Coast’s few completely natural islands along, Caladesi Island State Park offers a spectacular spot for camping, with a variety of activities to enjoy such as swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing along the white sandy beaches.
The park also provides excellent fishing, wonderful hiking trails, fantastic bird- and wildlife-watching opportunities, and canoeing and kayaking adventures. The park is home to a marina and offers boat camping, with electric and water hookups, a snack bar, and a gift shop, and there are picnic tables, shelters, and picnic pavilions near the beach.
The Caladesi Island State Park is only accessible by boat or ferry, which departs from Honeymoon Island State Park.
Offshore Island, Dunedin, FL 34698, Phone: (727) 469-5918
Caladesi Island State Park by jcsullivan24 / Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0.
Located in the town of Destin in Florida’s beautiful panhandle, Camp Gulf offers a variety of vacation rentals from camping and RV sites to cabins and beach houses. RV sites are available right on the beach or in the Upper Park and North Upper park sections, all of which have unbeatable views of the Gulf.
Premier campsites are 20 feet wide and suitable for all-size rigs and have electricity and water hook-ups, as well as direct access to the beach. Beach cabins are also available to rent and feature fully equipped kitchens, living areas, and sleeping lofts, outdoor decks or concrete areas with picnic tables and barbecue grills, and modern amenities such as television and complimentary wireless Internet.
Camp Gulf also offers a fully-equipped beach house called the Sand Castle Beach House, which boasts 1,200 square feet of space with antique oak Amish furniture, and spectacular views.
10005 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32550, USA, Phone: +1 850-837-6334
East Pass Bridge, Destin, Florida by David Kosmos Smith / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Cayo Costa State Park
Set on the Cayo Costa, just north of North Captiva Island and west of Cape Coral, the Cayo Costa State Park is a Florida State Park on a barrier island that boasts miles of beautiful beaches, acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks, and dense mangrove swamps.
Accessible only by boat, ferry, or helicopter, the 2,426-acre park has several nature trails for hiking and mountain biking, bird- and wildlife watching, and has excellent fishing opportunities. The park has several camping options with 30 primitive campsites with picnic tables, barbecue grills, potable water, and modern restrooms with cold showers and flush toilets.
There are also rental cabins on the island, boat camping facilities, bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards for hire.
Captiva, FL 33924, USA, Phone: +1 941-964-0375
Cayo Costa State Park by Andrea Pauline / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 2.0.
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park is located 68 miles west of Key West and protects seven Dry Tortuga Islands, the most isolated of the Florida Keys, and Fort Jefferson.
Set in the Gulf of Mexico, the Tortugas National Park has pristine coral reefs, beautiful white sandy beaches, an abundance of sea life, large breeding grounds for tropical birds, and legends of shipwrecks and sunken treasures.
The park offers a variety of activities, including camping, picnicking, snorkeling and scuba diving, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and birdwatching. The Dry Tortugas National Park is only accessible by boat or seaplane and is part of the Everglades & Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve.
Florida, USA, Phone: +1 305-242-7700
Fort Jefferson is a huge fort on the Garden Key of the Florida Keys in the Dry Tortugas National Park by Jack Cui / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 4.0.
Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina
The Florida Keys at Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina is a spacious 28-acre resort on an exclusive island surrounded by incredible Gulf of Mexico ocean views that features an on-site marina, an on-site restaurant, a beach bar, a luxury spa, and a swimming pool.
The resort offers a variety of sites for camping rigs from large RVs to small tents with grassy sites, electricity, water, picnic tables, and grills. The campsite has modern restrooms and hot showers, as well as a dump station, and some sites have spectacular ocean views.
Deluxe amenities include commercial laundry facilities, washers and dryers, a swimming pool, a recreation hall and outdoor pavilion, a games room, a dump station, and a camp store selling essentials. Popular nearby attractions include the Dolphin Research Center, Long Key State Park, and Bud ‘N’ Mary’s world-famous fishing marina.
70001 Overseas Hwy, Layton, FL 33001, United States, Phone: +1 305-249-1035
Henderson Beach State Park
Located near Destin, in northwestern Florida, Henderson Beach State Park is a state park on Emerald Coast Parkway with more than a mile of scenic shoreline, emerald green waters, and white sandy beaches.
Camping at Henderson Beach State Park offers 60 campsites surrounded by the park’s secondary dune system, which include water and electric hookups, and a central dump station. Air-conditioned and heated bathhouses with coin-operated laundry machines can be found in each camping loop, along with outdoor showers for rinsing off the sand, and access to the beach via boardwalks.
Six pavilions around the park are available for picnicking and grilling, and there is a children’s playground, a nature trail for hiking and mountain biking, and an abundance of shifting dunes, diverse ecosystems, and fauna and flora to see.
17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541, USA, Phone: +1 850-837-7550
Henderson Beach State Park by Ebyabe / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 3.0
St George Island State Park
Located on the east end of St. George Island, St. George Island State Park is a state park in northwestern Florida that is accessed by a four-mile-long bridge off US 98. Also known as the Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, the park has a campground with 60 campsites with electricity and water hookups, a central dump station, and two bath houses with hot showers, toilets, and washing facilities.
Two primitive campsites for tent camping can be accessed by a short hike or kayak trip, and a primitive group camping area is also available for scouts. St. George Island State Park has six large picnic shelters equipped with picnic tables and grills and offers a variety of activities such as swimming, shelling, beachcombing, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, and hiking. Apalachicola Bay has two natural boat ramps for launching craft.
1900 E Gulf Beach Drive, St George Island, FL 32328, USA, Phone: +1 850-927-2111
Beach at St. George Island State Park by Ebyabe / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 3.0.
Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge (BPKFL)
Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge (BPKFL) is set on ten acres of beautiful landscapes with breath-taking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean and offers a variety of accommodations from guest lodges and motel rooms to rustic campsites.
The campsite features spacious private sites for tents, RVs, and trailers with full water and electrical hook-ups, cable television, picnic tables, and fire pits. Waterfront sites offer an ideal spot for boat owners to launch boats next to their sites, and a 2,000-square-foot camp store is fully stocked with camping essentials. A large rooftop swimming pool is available for guests to use.
33000 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, United States, Phone: +1 305-872-2351
Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge @ Big Pine key by bebatut / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is a spectacular national park that is home to shoreline mangrove forests and uninhabited islands, beautiful coral reefs teeming with marine life, lush sea-grass beds, and aquamarine waters, and several shipwrecks.
Accessible only by boat, the pristine reefs in the park offer some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world, including the underwater Maritime Heritage Trail, which has six shipwrecks. The park has two campgrounds on islands within the park, namely Elliott Key and Boca Chita Key and they can only be accessed by boat.
Boca Chita Key offers a grassy camping area with picnic tables and grills, and vault toilets and Elliott Key offers several sites with access to restrooms with cold showers, drinking water, picnic tables, and grills.
Bluewater Key® RV Resort
Bluewater Key® RV Resort is a luxury RV resort in the beautiful Florida Keys and is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful beaches and wilderness of the southernmost point in the United States.
The park offers comfortable waterfront sites surrounded by tropical plants, shrubbery, and trees, full hook-ups with electricity, water, and sewerage, and amenities such as complimentary cable television and wireless Internet, a laundry room, and modern restrooms with hot showers.
Some sites have private docks, and direct access to the beach, and guest facilities and activities include golf, fishing, visiting the Shipwreck Museum, or heading to Hemingway’s House or the famous Duval Street for a fun night out. Don’t miss the famous Sunset Celebrations that happen every evening.
2950 Overseas Hwy, Key West, FL 33040, United States, Phone: +1 305-745-2494
Hemingway House Key West, Florida United States by Michelle Maria / WikiCommons / CC BY 3.0.
Boca Chita Key Campground
Boca Chita Key Campground is a family-friendly campground based on Boca Chita Island in the Biscayne National Park. Recognizable by its iconic and historic lighthouse that was built by Mark Honeywell in the 1930s to guide boats to the beauty and wonders of the park, Boca Chita is the most popular island in the park.
Accessible only by boat, the island offers primitive camping with rustic sites for tents and vault toilets, however, there are no restrooms, drinking water, or electricity. All trash needs to be taken off the island, and no animals are allowed on the island. Activities on the island include hiking, fishing, and sunbathing.
9700 SW 328th Street, Sir Lancelot Jones Way, Homestead, FL 33033, Phone: (305) 230-1144
Beautiful Boca Chita Key by Florida Fish and Wildlife / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Boyd’s Key West Campground
Established over 50 years ago, Boyd’s Key West Campground is a family-owned and operated campground offering spaces for RVs, campers, and big rigs with concrete driveways and pads, 30/50-amp electricity hook-ups, water and sewerage, modern restrooms with hot showers and flushing toilets, and covered picnic areas with barbecue grills.
Deluxe amenities include commercial laundry facilities, washers and dryers, a swimming pool, a recreation hall and outdoor pavilion, a games room, a dump station, and a camp store selling essentials.
6401 Maloney Ave, Key West, FL 33040, United States, Phone: +1 305-294-1465
Curry Hammock State Park
Curry Hammock State Park is situated along both sides of US 1 on Crawl Key in the Florida Keys and protects large areas of mangrove swamp, seagrass beds, and rock land hammocks.
Set on the most significant uninhabited parcel of land between Key Largo and Big Pine Key, Curry Hammock State Park features a 28-site campground along the oceanfront with beautiful Atlantic Ocean views and is open year-round.
The campsite has both tent and RV pitches with electricity and water connections, picnic tables, and charcoal grills, and a dump station is available nearby. The campground also has restrooms with composting toilets and solar-powered hot showers, and a gravel parking area for cars and RVs. Activities in the park include hiking and mountain biking on the 1.5-mile Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and powerboating.
56200 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050, USA, Phone: +1 305-289-2690
NARA & DVIDS Public Domain Archive / Public Domain.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Renowned for being the country’s first undersea park, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is located on Key Largo and spans over 70 nautical square miles of Atlantic Ocean waters which are home to a wide diversity of marine life.
The park features colorful coral reefs teeming with marine life that can be explored on glass-bottom boat tours, kayaks, and canoes or by snorkeling and scuba-diving. The park offers camping for RVs only with water, electricity, sewerage, cable television, and complimentary wireless Internet.
Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities in the park, including picnicking, hiking, swimming, and exploring the coral reefs by snorkeling or scuba-diving.
102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States
Coral reefs at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park just off of Key Largo, Florida by Todd Murray / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 3.0.
Key Largo Kampground & Marina
Key Largo Kampground & Marina is set on 40 acres of tropical landscapes in the heart of Key Largo that offers waterfront sites with beautiful ocean views, a full-service marina and boat launching facilities, a swimming pool, and direct access to white sandy beaches.
The campground and RV park offer a variety of full hook-up sites for camping rigs from large RVs to small tents with grassy sites, 30/50/20-amp electricity, water, cable television, sewerage, and picnic tables, and grills.
The campsite has modern restrooms with sinks, hot showers, flushing toilets, and washing areas, and camp facilities include dump stations, a camp store selling essentials, and a variety of activities ranging from bocce, and shuffleboard to horseshoes and volleyball.
101551 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States, Phone: +1 305-451-1431
Kings Kamp RV Park, Marina, Hotel Rooms
Kings Kamp RV Park is a family-friendly resort located a few hundred yards from the Cross Keys Waterway that connects Florida Bay to the John Pennekamp State Park. The campground has a beautiful waterfront location with beautiful views, access to the beach, a private marina, and protected docking facilities with immediate access to the ocean.
The resort offers a variety of full hook-up sites for camping rigs from large RVs to small tents with grassy sites, 30/50/20-amp electricity, water, cable television, complimentary wireless Internet sewerage, and picnic tables, and barbecue grills. A natural beach area is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, and paddling.
103620 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States, Phone: +1 305-451-0010
Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina
Located on the 75-acre island of Ohio Key in the Lower Florida Keys, the Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina is a unique resort with a private adjoining marina that offers an unforgettable camping experience.
The resort offers a variety of sites for camping rigs from large RVs to small tents with grassy sites, electricity, water, picnic tables, and grills. The campsite has modern restrooms and hot showers, as well as a dump station, and amenities include laundry facilities with washers and dryers, a swimming pool, a recreation hall and outdoor pavilion, a games room, and a camp store selling essentials.
Keys Boat Tours offers fishing charters and snorkeling tours, as well as rents out kayaks, stand-up paddle
38801 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043, United States, Phone: +1 305-872-2217
Ohio Key Any Day by Phil’s 1stPix / Flickr / CC BY 2.0.
T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
The T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park boasts miles of sandy beaches, incredible dune formations, dense forests, and a temperate year-round climate.
The 2,516-acre park is embraced by the waters of St. Joseph’s Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on two sides and has an isolated 1,750-acre Wilderness Preserve at the tip of the peninsula. The state park features full-service campsites with electricity, water, and sewerage hookups, and modern restrooms with hot showers, toilets, and washing facilities.
The park offers a variety of activities and outdoor recreation to enjoy from hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and canoeing to fishing, picnicking, beachcombing, and bird and wildlife watching.
8899 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA, Phone: +1 850-227-1327, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/St-Joseph
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park by Ebyabe / WikiCommons / CC BY-SA 3.0.