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Old 04-21-2009, 04:48 PM   #21
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theres a great place in nor cal called gold bluffs campground near orick ca. its flat out the coolest beach camp Ive ever been too. it has FLUSH toilets and solar showers. theres only 27 sites. on the web sites it says no trailers but Ive seen pop ups and small trailers there. its down an awesome 5 mi dirt road and there is this place called fern canyon near it that is unbelievably cool. if your ever in nor cal check it out!
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:46 PM   #22
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theres a great place in nor cal called gold bluffs campground near orick ca. its flat out the coolest beach camp Ive ever been too. it has FLUSH toilets and solar showers. theres only 27 sites. [b]on the web sites it says no trailers but Ive seen pop ups and small trailers there. its down an awesome 5 mi dirt road and there is this place called fern canyon near it that is unbelievably cool. if your ever in nor cal check it out!
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50 miles north of Eureka and 25 miles south of Crescent City on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway off of Highway 101. Latitude/Longitude: 41.4072 / -124.0192

The visitor center & Elk Prairie Campground are located at the southern end of the Parkway.

Gold Bluffs Beach Campground and Fern Canyon are accessed by Davison Road, which is, located 3 miles north of Orick off of Highway 101. 50 miles from Eureka and Crescent City.

Davison Road, the access road to Fern Canyon and Gold Bluffs Beach, has vehicle limitations 8' wide and 24' long. No trailers are allowed.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:29 AM   #23
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I would say the number one rule to remember if going beach camping (especally if you pull & park in the sand) ONE: WASH & RENSE EVERY THING, TOW & TRAILER OFF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER LEAVING. The sand, the water & the air are full of salt, it needs to be removed post haste. It is fun to be on the sand and near the water, but the salt can really start a rust problem.

Growing up in South Texas, near South Padre, I remember they used to have car washes located just before getting off the island. Not sure today.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:26 AM   #24
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There is still a campground on Ft Myers Beach, FL called The Red Coconut. Beachside and more sites across Estero Blvd. Of course it is very popular and beachside sites are hard to get but if you camp across the road it is just a few feet to walk to the sandy beach. We live in the area so we camped there "off" season with no problem. Have fun. georgia g
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:10 AM   #25
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I can say in TX there are 4 places that I know where you can beach camp.
High Island ( near houston ) , Right before the toll bridge leaving galveston,
Matagorda ( first 3 miles is ok, next 17 mostly deep 4X4 sand )
Port Aransas to PINS south of corpus.. PINS, first 5 is ok then its deep deep sand.
PINS padre island national seashore.. bring out what you take in..
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:25 PM   #26
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There are lots of nice places to stay along the gulf here in the Florida panhandle, many of them state parks. Locally, our favorite is Big Lagoon State Park. It's not right on the Gulf, but on the bay side. We've also visited St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, it's a little further away, but very nice, and right on the Gulf. Also the Fort Pickens campground at the Gulf Islands National Seashore is open again after the devastation created by hurricane Ivan in 2004. I understand it's not back all the way, but being worked on.
You don't camp right on the beach at the parks, but usually within easy walking distance. We've also taken a boat to a local, isolated island and spent the night camping right on the beach, it was fun, but at this stage in our lives we prefer to stay where we have electricity, water, and a nice soft bed.

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Old 07-24-2010, 05:57 AM   #28
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Thanks for the explanation and, even more thanks for the great link!
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:57 PM   #29
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Beach campin' would be "THE BOMB" I hope to get the chance someday. I have been to Port A in Texas for a day, It was awesome. We seen a few tents and some vans.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:00 PM   #30
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I hate to give away a local secret but Indian Pass Campground is a very nice place to spend some beach time. Indian Pass Campground - Indian Pass, FL - World Class Fishing, Campgrounds & Cabins
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:43 PM   #31
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I've only actually camped "on" the beach with a tent, but in the last month I've camped at state parks that were "next to" the beach. St George Island in FL, Goose island state park in TX, and Galveston Island state park in TX.
Goose Island we actually had the water right out the back window of our Scamp, but there's a seawall there so it's not really "beach". We liked Goose Island. Galveston Island state park had some sites destroyed by hurricane Ike, so the closest sites are just behind the sand dunes, and have electric and water, plus a shelter with table. Another nice campground.
As we departed Galveston and went through the Bolivar peninsula in TX, it appears that there are several areas that you can just pull onto the sand and camp, so you might check into that.
We would have spent a night or two on Padre Island National seashore, they have sites on the beach there and also at Mustang Island state park, but thunderstorm predictions hastened our side trip to San Antonio instead.
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Nothing I would like better than to camp on a beach
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:21 AM   #33
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It's not really camping but we use our trailer as an extra bedroom when extra family comes to the cottage on a Lake Erie beach. Last summer the wind came up during the night and burried the wheels in a foot of sand. We had to winch and drag it out of a huge drift to get it back to the driveway.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:59 AM   #34
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James, that looks pretty good for beach front camping! You would have a constant 'campground full' sign out if you let people camp on your lake lot!
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:52 PM   #35
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We found some beautiful, varied, lake beach campgrounds in Ontario. Lake Superior was amazing, watching the full moon drop blood red into the lake water, and everyone around us joined us in applause. Tiny Rossport, by Rainbow Falls, offered a rock and sand shore vista to overwhelm anyone. Sturgeon Bay, Pancake Bay, Sleeping Giant and Neys offered up different, still awe-inspiring views. All so memorable.
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Edit to add: Thanks to our wonderful neighbors to the north! We can't wait for another opportunity to explore more of the Canadian parks.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:40 AM   #36
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There is Dune Camping on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.. Not right on the Beach, but walking distance, & you can see the ocean from alot of the sites.. There are private & Federal campgrounds along the Islands.. There are free dump site here also.. The sand is soft here & it takes 4 wheel drive to go on the beach, so I don't think you would want to try to drag a camper out there, you can however drive on our beaches to fish & enjoy the day...
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