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Old 02-23-2015, 05:59 PM   #1
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Best Beaches to camp at/near?

Was looking at this list of Trip Advisors best beaches to visit: Best Beaches in the United States - Travelers' Choice Awards - TripAdvisor

I've been camping at Hunting Island and we enjoyed it. (Though I'd camp closer to the beach next time to avoid the skeeters.) Wondered about what people thought were the best beaches to camp at/near? Any of these places make the top of your list?

(if I could find a way to take my camper to Hawaii...)
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:11 PM   #2
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Good question I'd like to know as well. we're going to "camping on the Gulf" in Destin this spring. I've heard its great! Beach front sites.
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Hi Sean---We have camped at/near St. Augustine in Florida, the beaches of St. Pete's, Clearwater and Pensacola all in Florida. We like them all. Friends have a park model near Siesta Key but they cannot get near to it on weekends, as the traffic is horrendous.
We haven't found a beach in Florida that wasn't great. Also, we've spent time at Hunting Island and Folly beaches in South Carolina as well as at Myrtle Beach.
All that said, our personal favourite for actual camping nearby is Myrtle Beach. I am not talking about the actual beach here....but camping. We have enjoyed 5 trips of between 1-2 weeks at this state park and it's proximity to the beach and fishing pier can't be beat. Everyone has their own pros/cons for their favourite spots and this is one of ours. YMMV

But I personally don't think you can go wrong with ANY beach in Florida. Just my opinion.
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Every year we spend a few days at Huntington Beach State Park and Hunting Island State Park, both in SC. This is on our way to and from Jekyll Island GA where we spend the winter. Jekyll has about 7 miles of beach. Small packed in tight campground, but the island is unique. We liked Henderson Beach in the Florida panhandle, Fort Clinch on the east coast. Sebastian Inlet FL is OK and lots of beach near Fort DeSoto but had to drive a few miles out of the campground for the beach.
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Having practically grown up in MB, I'm quite familiar with the area and love it. The area is very dear to my heart and I have a ton of family around there. I tend to lean towards Huntington Beach on the south end since it's quieter than the north end. Not that MB SP is bad. I spent my fair share of time cruising the Boulevard in my teens. I'm just allergic to crowds and traffic now (part of growing up in Atlanta too).

We have yet to camp in FL. I'll have to remedy that.
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I don't know how good the beach is at Galveston TX, but one camp there as much as desired for a $10 annual permit. Well, a cheap beach is a good beach, right?
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I vote for any of the Oregon coast State Parks. Oregon beaches have incredible public access and there are any number of beautiful campgrounds that take full advantage of that fact. I really like Beverly Beach SP and Harris Beach SP. It was interesting to me, in looking at the TripAdvisor list, that almost all of the beaches are sunny tropical ones with mostly flat sandy shorelines. I prefer wilder, more rugged shorelines with lots of big rocks and tide-pools to explore.
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So many beaches... In Destin we like Henderson Beach State Park, unbelievable sand. Along the west coast of Florida, Fort Desoto County Park is unique with a whole island.

In Oregon we like Cape Blanco state park near Port Orford, amazing cliffs with miles of deserted sand beaches.

There are so many beaches... SC, NC and FL are just loaded with them. Personally I like the more deserted beaches.
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Henderson Beach State Park: Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight. BUT: Pets are not allowed on the beach. This is the reason we don't camp on the Gulf. For pet owners this is a huge buzz kill. I can understand cleaning up after your pet; as we always do but not to allow them on the beaches period. I just don't agree with that.
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We live at the beach in NH and during pets are not allowed on the beach during the daytime hours during the summer months, laws often ignored at least at our end of the beach.
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Henderson Beach State Park: Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight. BUT: Pets are not allowed on the beach. This is the reason we don't camp on the Gulf. For pet owners this is a huge buzz kill. I can understand cleaning up after your pet; as we always do but not to allow them on the beaches period. I just don't agree with that.

I have a pet pass so I take my dog to the beach in Walton county, Destin. Although I usually avoid taking him when it's crowded. Usually late in the afternoon for a round of frisbee!


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One of the main reasons we started full timing was so that I could be near my beloved beaches. In our 4 months traveling we have been to some great spots, many mentioned in the posts above. I still have not been able to find the "perfect" beach side site, but have loved the many places we've stayed. The "no dogs on beach" rules in Florida are problematic for us, but there are several websites that can help travelers find dog-friendly beaches and restaurants.
Life's a beach!
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South Parde Is. Tx. You can dry camp on the beach. A KOA and another RV Park there also. KOA is very proud of their prices, you could rent a condo for less. Agreat place to be for winter. Lots of good food, fresh fish and fruits. Will try to go back next winter. note this is a spring break area starting in mid march........
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Dog Accepting Beaches

If you're looking for beach but not warm water, there are a number of beaches in Newfoundland where you won't find another soul for your entire walk.

We have stayed at the Lion's Club Oceanside RV Park in Port au Choix on the west coast where you park nose to the ocean on a quiet deserted beach with serviced sites. There are large beach boulders dotted with fossils there. A very interesting spot not too far from a Co-op grocery and a very good seafood restaurant. Unless you have a wet suit you won't be swimming.

http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-...-Port_au_Choix

I read a bunch of the reviews in the link above and am ready to head back to NL.

There are three Provincial Parks with Ocean beaches, the best is probably Sands Provincial Park near Burgeo, a little out of the way, one on the coast of Labrador and one right after you get off the ferry from Nova Scotia.

We visit typically in May and June meaning many of the places have few campers. The reality is you can stop along the coast all over the place and walk on a beach or beach side path with your dog.

I watched a TED video (Ideas Worth Spreading) on introverts, I am one. Newfoundland is ideal for the quiet soul in me.

For those of you not familiar with TED. They have videos on all kinds of interesting topics. I had a TED app on my phone. While 'waiting' I would pick one and spend 15 minutes listening to the thoughts of another usually in topics that never crossed my mind. Really TED is another form of traveling. You can download the app or go to one of these sites and get a taste. Definitely no one will be interested in all the talks.

https://www.ted.com/talks

https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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