As Floridians, we are lucky to have beautiful beaches within a short drive. We are also very fortunate to have plenty of beachfront state parks for camping trips. Even if you don’t have an RV, there is no excuse to explore Florida. If you do decide to rent an camper, we recommend planning a trip to at least one of the four best beachfront state parks for camping.
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Whether you love to surf or simply want to watch from the shore, you can park your campervan at one of 52 campsites in Sebastian Inlet State Park and take a short walk to the beach. This area consistently boasts some of the best waves in Florida, so it is fun for everyone to watch professional surfers shred.
After you’ve had enough of the beach, you can return to your campsite to relax, or you can take on more adventure. There are several places to put your kayak or canoe in the water, or you can take your fishing gear out and take advantage of this premier saltwater fishing location.
Source: Visit Indian River County
Fort De Soto Park
If you’re looking for family-friendly camping adventures in the St. Petersburg area, then we recommend that you check out Fort De Soto. Unlike the other options on our list, this is technically a county park, but it is still worth mentioning because it is made up of five keys and over 1,100 acres.
Within the park, you’ll find nearly 240 campsites. The campgrounds come with several amenities, including electric, restrooms, and picnic tables. Most notably, you’ll enjoy the seven miles of waterfront recreation space if your family loves to hike, bike, or canoe.
Source: Florida Beach Insider
Little Talbot Island State Park
For over five miles of pristine beaches, drive your camper van to Little Talbot Island. It is one of just a few undeveloped barrier islands in the northeastern part of Florida. The campgrounds themselves are situated a short half-mile walk from the beaches, but it’s well worth it to see all of the undisturbed nature.
When you’re ready to get back to civilization, you’ll be happy to know that the 32-site campground is well-equipped with all the necessary modern comforts, including electric, shower houses, grills, and volleyball.
Grayton Beach State Park
To round off our list of favorites, we have Grayton Beach. Travelers can find this park in the Florida Panhandle between Destin and Panama City Beach on one of the state’s most scenic beaches. Trust me—you won’t want to miss their famous sunsets!
Another feature that makes this a must-see destination is Western Lake. This landmark is a rare coastal dune lake, completely encompassed by the state park. The lake is great for freshwater and saltwater fishing, as well as paddle boarding and kayaking.
Whether you want to visit one of all of the best beachfront state parks in Florida, there’s no better way to do it when you get a chance!