Looking for a good beach that allows campers

Discussion in 'Campground / Trip Planning & Suggestions ?' started by Sdickson501, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Sdickson501

    Sdickson501 New Member

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    Preferably on the gulf coast. Im talking camping without hookups right out on the sand. Ive been looking on Google but all im able to find is "beach campgrounds" ranging from 5-20 min from the beaches nothing right out on the sand. A actual campgrounds right on edge of sand with open ocean view would be fine too.

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    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    Look for areas with "National Seashore" designations. Then contact the managing agency to see if "dispersed camping" is allowed. There may some similar state-operated areas too.
     
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    Thanks :)

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    There are several in Florida. Especially in the Keys.
     
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    www.campgulf.com

    We rode through this campground when in Panama City last summer. It is nice and will be crowded during summer months. :)
     
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    Cape Lookout National Seashore/Portsmouth Island Morehead City NC
     
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    They allow beach camping at Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) and at Mustang Island State Park. Both of these are near Corpus Christi, TX.

    PINS does have a 'campground', but it is more like a parking lot. However, you can see the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

    Mustang Island has a campground also, but you cannot see the beach (there are sand dunes between the campground and the beach).
     
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    Ditto on Camp Gulf - we went this past fall. There is also a state park in Destin (can't think of the name) that is on the beach side of the highway - I do to think the sites are directly on the beach, but they are very close.
     
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    While not directly on the beach, these might be some options. I have never personally been to any of these locations, but they have been mentioned on another
    camping website that I frequent. We'll be doing the beach vacation in 2015 and will be looking heavily at these.

    Ft Pickens, FL
    St Andrews, FL
    Grayton, FL
    TopSail, FL
    Henderson State Park, FL
    Gulf Shores, AL
     

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