Top 10 Florida RV Parks and Campgrounds [on and Near The Beach]

While many people associate a Florida vacation with Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and space travel, the Sunshine State is really a diverse state that offers everything from some of the most unique wildlife environments on the planet, some of the most fascinating historical sites in the country, unique island environments, exciting nightlife and much more, including some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll ever see.

For RV enthusiasts, Florida is a must-visit vacation spot! And if you want to set up camp close to one of those beautiful beaches we mentioned, the good news is that there are some great RV parks and campgrounds located across the state that will allow you to do that. 

Many of the best are located in state parks, offering very affordable camping, while others are private parks that offer additional amenities that you will usually only find in such places. Some campgrounds in Florida also offer extended stays if you want more than just a short visit!

In fact, there are so many great Florida RV parks near the beach to choose from, it can be hard to know where to head first. Here, to help you make that decision, we are going to take a closer look at the top 10 Florida RV parks and campgrounds that are on – or near – the beach.

RV Camping on the Beach in Florida
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RV Parks and Campgrounds On & Near the Beach in Florida

Here’s a list of the very best information on dynamic RV camping sites in Florida (either on the beach or very near it) to help you in your travel plans.

Each RV park or campground site listing will detail location, season, maximum RV length allowed, facilities and fee per night including a short description of each campground addressing key questions.

The price codes or fees per night are as follows:

  • $        =  Less than $10
  • $$     =  $10 to $19
  • $$$   =  $20 or more.

Little Talbot State Park

  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Season: Year Round
  • Maximum RV Length: 30 Feet
  • Facilities: Each campsite boasts 20 and 30 amp electric hookups, fresh water faucets, a fire pit and a picnic table. The park also offers communal bathhouses with hot showers, a laundry facility and a dump station.
  • Fee per night: $ Varies according to residency and season. Current rates can be found on the official website.
  • Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/little-talbot-island-state-park

About the RV Park: Little Talbot State Park is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Myrtle Creek, and it offers some of the best natural beach areas in Northern Florida for you to explore. These beaches are teeming with Florida native wildlife, and offer both easy and difficult hiking trails to explore, as well as some great diving and fishing opportunities.

The campsites themselves are shaded – a big plus in the hot Florida summers -, and the amenities are well maintained. Although the campsite looks and feels wild, you will really be just a short drive down the A1A from Jacksonville, the largest city in Florida, giving you easy access to all the perks of ‘civilization’ you might want after a stay at such a wild – but stunning – campsite.

Bahia Honda State Park

  • Location: KeyWest/Key Largo
  • Season: Year Round (You can reserve in advance.)
  • Maximum RV Length: 71
  • Hookup Sites: 56
  • Facilities: There are several campsite options available to RV campers within the park, ranging from full service sites with water and electric hookups and access to public showers and restrooms to ‘off the grid’ graveled sites that are great for boondockers who want to get very close to nature.
  • Fee Per Night: $$$ Varies according to camper residency and season. Current rates can be found on the official website.
  • Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/BahiaHonda

About the RV Park: The Florida Keys are one of the world’s most famous resort destinations, and Bahia Honda State Park campground makes their history, beauty and wildlife available to RVers and campers at a very reasonable price. It offers access to swimming, fishing, boating (boat launch), scuba and in-line skating.

The park is home to hundreds of species of Florida native mammals, birds and plants, and the beaches located throughout the park are wild and for the most part unspoiled. In addition to an excellent wild hiking trail, Bahia Honda offers some of the best nearshore snorkeling in the Florida Keys and everything offered to tourists in Key Largo and Key West are just short drives away. 

Fort Clinch State Park

  • Location: Fernandina Beach FL
  • Season: Year Round
  • Maximum RV Length: 30 feet
  • Fee Per Night: $$ Varies according to camper residency and season. Current rates can be found on the official website.
  • Facilities: There are 2 RV campgrounds, one at either end of the park. The RV campsites at both offer 30 and 50 amp electric hookups, potable water, fire rings and picnic tables. There are several heated/air-conditioned bathing centers that offer hot showers and standard toilet facilities as well as several onsite laundromats. Well-behaved pets are welcome and there is a dumping station onsite.
  • Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

About The RV Park: At Fort Clinch State Park, history and nature coexist in perfect harmony. You can enjoy discovering the distinctive natural and historic features of this beautiful park, whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or a little of both.

The fort itself is largely intact, and offers a fascinating glimpse at life on the front lines of the Civil War in the American South via ranger guided tours. There are several hiking and biking trails and full access to several natural beach areas and coves, as well as both surf and freshwater fishing sites that are open to the public (with appropriate permitting.).

Manatee Springs State Park

  • Location: Chiefland, FL
  • Season: Year Round
  • Maximum RV Length: 30 feet
  • Fee Per Night: $$ Varies according to camper residency and season. Current rates can be found on the official website.
  • Facilities: Located in Northern Florida, the park offers 80 campsites in three loops, all of which offer electric and water hookups, and two offer sewer hookups as well. The third offers a public access dumping station. Each campsite features graveled areas and fire pits as well, and there are several laundry centers and bathroom facilities – with hot showers -available across the campsites.
  • Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/manatee-springs-state-park

About the RV Park: An 800-foot boardwalk runs through the center of the park, passing through tropical forests and offering a bird’s eye view of the Springs, which are some of the largest and oldest in Florida. The beaches are wind sand and duned, and small sandy coves can be discovered throughout the park.

There are hiking and biking trails, as well as excellent freshwater fishing opportunities and several small scenic vantage picnic areas to enjoy. You might, of course, also spot the manatees who call the park home!

Anastasia State Park

  • Location: St Augustine, FL
  • Season: Year Round
  • Maximum RV Length: 38 feet
  • Fee Per Night: $$ Varies according to camper residency and season. Current rates can be found on the official website.
  • Facilities: Each campsite offers electric and water hookups, access to one of several dump stations, a picnic table, an in ground grill and fire ring and access to hot showers in one of several bathhouses. You can also choose to rent one of their private picnic pavilions, which include a turtle watching station and private fishing dock.
  • Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia

About the RV Park: St Augustine claims to be the oldest established city in the US, but of course the beaches that this park is located near are far older. There are more than 1,600 acres of pristine sandy white beaches to explore, as well as hiking, biking and walking trails and lots of designated fishing spots. An Ancient Dunes Nature Trail will allow you to encounter more than 500 species of wildlife up close, and the charming city itself is just a few miles away.

Grayton Beach State Park

  • Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Season: Year Round (You can reserve in advance.)
  • Maximum RV Length: 40 feet
  • Hookup Sites: 52
  • Fee Per Night: $$$ Varies according to camper residency and season. Current rates can be found on the official website.
  • Facilities: There are a limited number of RV campsites, each offering electric and water hookups, and some boast sewer hook-ups as well. Each site features a picnic table, grill and fire ring.
  • Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/graytonbeach.

About the RV Park: Grayton Beach is considered one of the best, and most unspoiled, public beaches along Florida’s share of the Gulf of Mexico coast. Both surf and freshwater fishing is allowed with the proper permits, and there are a number of hiking and biking trails that run directly parallel with the beach. Equipped with a boat launch, you can also take in all the marvellous scenery by boat.

Grayton Beach State Park is also one of the locations which the Great Florida Birding Trail runs through, along which you might spot one of the more than 200 bird species who live there, including bald eagles and ospreys. There are also sea turtles to interact with and excellent shallow scuba opportunities.  

Jetty Park Campground

  • Location: Port Canaveral
  • Season: Year Round, but may close for weather related maintenance
  • Maximum RV Length: 38 feet
  • Fee Per Night: $$$ Fees for a basic RV campsite start at $30 per night, rising to $140+ for luxury sites.Rates also vary according to season.
  • Facilities: Basic RV campsite spots offer water hookups only and a paved recreation area. Full hookup sites offer water and electricity and picnic tables. All campers have access to communal bathhouses and onsite shopping
  • Website: https://www.portcanaveral.com/jpc

About the RV Park: If you are looking for a camping experience that offers a chance to really get away from it all, this might be the perfect choice. The island is home to acres of natural beaches, more than a dozen hiking and wildlife trails, and views of the Gulf of Mexico and Panhandle sunsets that are hard to beat.

If you know when to look, you might also get to see pods of dolphins playing in the early morning or evening, and the beaches offer some of the best shelling and beachcombing opportunities in the state, as well as excellent birdwatching and sport fishing. Get busy hiking, swimming, fishing and boating since it features a boat launch as well.

Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park

  • Location: St. George Island FL
  • Season: Year Round (Reservations are allowed.)
  • Maximum RV Length: 40
  • Hookup Sites: 60
  • Fee Per Night: $$ Varies according to camper residency and season. Current rates can be found on the official website.
  • Facilities: All RV campsites offer electric and water hookups and a number have concrete pads and walkways. There are a number of communal bathhouses offering hot showers, several dump stations and an onsite laundry facility.
  • Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/dr-julian-g-bruce-st-george-island-state-park

About the RV Park: If you are looking for a camping experience that offers a chance to really get away from it all, this might be the perfect choice. The island is home to acres of natural beaches, more than a dozen hiking and wildlife trails, and views of the Gulf of Mexico and Panhandle sunsets that are hard to beat.

If you know when to look, you might also get to see pods of dolphins playing in the early morning or evening, and the beaches offer some of the best shelling and beachcombing opportunities in the state, as well as excellent birdwatching and sport fishing.

Pecan Park RV Resort

  • Location: Jacksonville, FL
  • Season: Year Round
  • Maximum RV Length: 40 feet
  • Fee Per Night: $$$ Rate starts at $40 per night for basic campsites, rising to $80+ for full hook up sites. Rates also vary according to season.
  • Facilities: Basic campsites offer shared electric and water hookups while ‘elite’ sites over private hookups, roomy concrete pads, easy backups and picnic tables.
  • Website: https://www.sunoutdoors.com/florida/pecan-park-rv-resort

About the RV Park: Located right in Jacksonville, on the Florida/Georgia border, this is a family friendly RV park that offers access to a number of onsite amenities including a swimming pool, a clubhouse, onsite café, laundry and store. The site also offers fast highway access to the city itself, and is just steps from the beach.

As is the case for many private RV parks, you should note that winter campsite rates will often be considerably higher than those offered in the summer, and you should keep this in mind as you plan your Florida RV camping trips.

Bluewater Key RV Park

  • Location: Key West, Florida
  • Maximum RV Length: 38 feet
  • Fee Per Night: $$$ Rental rates vary according to campsite type, season and type of rental. Fees begin at $50 per night and can rise to $200+. Some private rentals may also be available, offered by those who own lots in the park.
  • Facilities: Designed as a luxury RV park suitable for full time living, the park boasts lots of amenities, including swimming pools, restaurants, shops and luxury bathhouses. Amenities per campsite vary according to rental level.
  • Website: https://www.bluewaterkey.com/

About the RV Park: Key West is one of the toniest vacation spots in America, and this luxury RV park is designed to make the best of it easily accessible to RV camping enthusiasts. It offers quick access to Key West, multiple guided tours of the best known attractions, fishing boat rentals, pleasure boat rentals and more.

This is not an inexpensive option, and use of many of the amenities require the payment of additional fees. However, it is a great way to experience all that Key West has to offer while also enjoying the freedom of your RV versus the restrictions of a hotel.

Summing Up: Best Beachfront RV Parks in Florida

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