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5 RV Beach Camping Destinations: Fall Out of Your RV Onto the Sand

Beach vacations are on the top of many people’s list when it comes time to get away. RV owners don’t find it as easy as those that stay in hotels when searching for a temporary beachfront piece of real estate. Luckily, there are a some areas of the US where you can still park your RV right next to the water and stay a while. Lets explore some of the locations to find RV beach camping at its finest.

RV Beach Camping in Ventura, California
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Ventura is a popular place for RV beach camping. It is spacious and allows for privacy, but it is also close to a highly urban area if you want a little diversity in your adventures. You can try boogie boarding, or kayak to the Channel Islands and enjoy marine life including dolphins, whales, and sea lions.

You will also find the Adobe Trail which passes through the downtown area, Mission San Buenaventura, Albinger Archaeological Museum, and on to the harbor area.

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There are RV and tent campgrounds all around for a nightly rate of $25 without hookups. The majority of sites do not provide amenities, however Faria Beach Park provides showers and full hookups including cable TV.


RV Beach Camping in Indiana Dunes, Indiana
West Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by Jeff Manuszak.
West Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by Jeff Manuszak.

Usually landlocked states don’t have the greatest beaches, but Lake Michigan offers an exception to a few of the northern states. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshores is a great summer stop when you’ve had enough of the rolling plains and agricultural lands of Indiana.

There is a variety of camping available– some nestled behind cornfields, some lining the 15 miles of the coast of Lake Michigan. There are beach activities and hiking trails as well as historical centers and museums. You will also see a huge diversity of birds because it is along the migration trail of many different species.

Indiana State Parks offers RV camp sites with electrical hookups. Though they arent right on the beach, you can easily walk there taking in the serene outdoor landscape that the state park has to offer.

RV Beach Camping in Cape San Blas, Florida


If you’re looking for a remote location, Cape San Blas is one of the lesser-developed areas in Florida for RV beach camping. Commercial campgrounds provide WIFI and cable TV, or you can choose to remain more disconnected. It rarely drops below 60 degrees here so it is a great destination year-round.

This is the perfect place to enjoy the sights of four historic lighthouses, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Visitors also enjoy golfing, fishing, and shuffleboard.

Pet owners will want to be careful, though, as dogs must remain on leashes. That is not to say that it is not pet-friendly– in fact there is even a pet store, dog groomers, and pet sitting services available.

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