On this week’s episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are talking about Beach Camping. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Some people are thinking about trying it out. We will discuss all the pros and cons of beach camping along with our tips for making it an enjoyable RV experience.
Plus, we will share our favorite places to beach camp up and down the East Coast along with some listener recommendations. Who is ready for sun, sand and relaxation? We certainly are, and you might find yourself booking that beach camping getaway by the end of this episode.
Tips for Beach Camping Zen
Beach camping can be tough. Many times the campsites are exposed and offer very little shade. The sand and wind drives some campers crazy. What is the secret to having a great time in spite of being a bit more exposed to the elements?
Embrace the RV. One thing we do is get up and enjoy the beach early, take a siesta in the AC during the midday heat, then go back to the beach again in the late afternoon.
Bring along extra swim suits, towels, and clothes. There will be many outfit changes during the day so you should be prepared!
Call the campground to see if there are sites with shade. Avoid booking online to make sure you get the best campsite for your family.
Bring lots of beach toys and equipment. We spend a lot more time at the campground when we are beach camping and it is important for us to have sand toys, paddle ball, wiffle ball, body boards, and bikes.
Always keep a tub of water by the RV. Make sure those lively little campers know how to rinse their feet before going into the camper to avoid tracking in sand!
Embrace the relaxation. When we are beach camping, we embrace the long days of swimming, playing, and bike riding. This is a chance to truly unwind and let the outside world fade away.
Our Favorite Beach Camping Locations
Here is a list of the campgrounds we mention and recommend in this episode:
Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach State Carolina, South Carolina
Camp Hatteras, North Carolina
Cape Hatteras KOA, North Carolina
Ocean Waves Campground, North Carolina
Assateague Island State Park, Maryland
Seashore Campsites, Cape May, New Jersey
Holly Shores, Cape May, New Jersey
Atlantic Oaks, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort, MidCoast Maine
Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA, Maine
Erica from Florida recommends Grayton Beach State Park in Grayton Beach, Florida AND the Burley Travoy Urban Bike Trailer that helps them carry all their gear down to the beach!
Beth recommends Long Key State Park in the Florida Keys.
And Misty recommends Fort Pickens Campground in Florida.
Thanks to all of our listeners who wrote in about their favorite beach camping locations. Keep the recommendations coming…you can post your favorite beach camping photos to our Facebook page and we will share them on our page!
Enjoy Episode #35 of RV Family Travel Atlas: Beach Camping! And see you at the campground!
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