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Old 02-06-2009, 09:08 PM   #1
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Anyone ever camped on the beach with their egg? In particular near the Gulf of Mexico?
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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Many years back did some camping on the wonderful sands of Daytona Beach, FL - not allowed anymore though. I think you can still camp on the southern end of Galveston, TX, beach.

Tip: When camping on any beach plan on getting sand inside your trailer.

Suggestion: Park above the high tide line.

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Old 02-07-2009, 10:26 AM   #3
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I have not yet, but the Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi has a bit more than 60 miles of seashore that you can drive and camp on. I have seen several campers on it.

One thing that they seem to have in comon is that they place boards under the stabalizers.

Be prepared for the wind as well as the sand. Also, it always is cooler than you think at night.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:52 AM   #4
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I want to try it once, we don't have to many beaches in Wyoming , so I thought it would be fun. I didn't know what to expect.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:30 AM   #5
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There are a few state parks in Florida that you are on the beach, mostly in the keys, Curry Hammock SP and Bhai Honda are 2 favorites. There is a very small campground in Sarasota that has about 20 sites that is on Turtle Beach, getting into it could be a real problem, it stays full most of the time. St Pete Fl (Fort Desoto county park ) that all its outside sites are on the gulf water but not really beach.

randya, a few years ago an ebayer was taking buckets of sand from Siesta Key beach in Sarasota and bagging it up and selling it on ebay. Now if you could buy some of that you could have the first beach in Wyoming. Siesta Key is always in the top 5 beaches in the world. It has such fine sand that no matter how hot it gets you can walk on it without you feet getting real hot.
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randya, a few years ago an ebayer was taking buckets of sand from Siesta Key beach in Sarasota and bagging it up and selling it on ebay. Now if you could buy some of that you could have the first beach in Wyoming
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You could get an 'almost at the beach' feeling by camping at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. At least you could get sand in the egg.


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Old 02-07-2009, 05:24 PM   #8
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We camped in Dockweiler State Park in LA. You have to reserve a spot a few months in advance. We really enjoyed out three day stay there.
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:37 PM   #9
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We camped with some other Oliver owners at Ft. Desoto (near St. Petersburg, FL) last month, and I'd call it beach camping. We could see Egmont Key from our rear window, and had a nice little sand beach at the rear of our campsite. Lots of wading birds. Here's our campsite:

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PS The weather's a lot better this week... Looks like the "cold front" has moved out. Highs were in the 70's today again.
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On whatever beach you decide to camp, make sure you are above high tide.

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Old 02-09-2009, 05:50 PM   #11
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On whatever beach you decide to camp, make sure you are above high tide.

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dan--funny that you should mention the high tide line.....years ago, down in the keys, outside of key west, dennis and i were driving a volkswagon vanagon back then...and we couldn't get into the state park...all full. there were a number of campers out on some sand strip and according to them, it was free to camp there overnight...so we, along with about a dozen other campers, formed up into a semicircle and camped out. there were a couple of bonfires,...lots of camaraderie, it was a great evening!! but imagine our surprise, 2 green-as-grass kids from ontario, when the next morning, we awoke to find the water up halfway on our tires!!! hahahaha the others were in no better condition. thank goodness it didn't come into the camper van.....
a lesson learned....but still, one helluva good memory!!
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I haven't been here since I was in college and proceeded to get my Chevy Malibu stuck in the soft sand but, it's great, it's inexpensive, and you are on the Gulf: http://www.nps.gov/pais/planyourvisit/camping.htm

This is a great place to stay. It has full hookups, clean level concrete pads, and is right where the Colorado River meets the Gulf.
http://matagordabayrv.com/
You can see some of my photos from here on my travel blog: http://www.casitamcsita.blogspot.com/

Just avoid the beaches during Spring Break.
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Thank you Brian, great info. I would hate to show up during spring break! Yikes!
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:02 PM   #14
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Your travel blog is great, makes me want to hitch up and go!
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