When it comes to relaxing outdoor activities, a poll would likely have “camping” and “the beach” at the top of the majority of the lists. When you combine the two you get “beach camping,” and it might just be the greatest outdoor activity on the face of the Earth. However, there are a lot of beaches around the United States, so how do you know which ones are the best for camping. As usual, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best beach camping spots in America.
Bahia Honda State Park
It really doesn’t matter why you’re going to Key West, there are few places in the world that are more relaxing and enjoyable for lovers of the outdoors. However, if you’re looking to specifically do some epic beach camping, look no further than Bahia Honda State Park. It’s the southernmost state park in the continental United States. It’s also one of the best destinations for boaters, fisherman, and beach lovers. The park has around 80 campsites to choose from, as well as tons of amenities like canoe and snorkeling equipment rentals.
Grand Isle State Park
Drive a couple hours south of New Orleans and you’ll find Grand Else. It’s a perfect spot for beach camping, especially if you’re a wildlife enthusiast. The Gulf shore and lagoons attract all sorts of animal species. The state park has 49 different RV spots and 14 beach-specific spots that are only available for tent campers. There’s also a 400-foot long fishing pier and plenty of spots to set up on shore for some surf fishing.
Hammocks Beach State Park
Hammocks Beach State Park is located on Bear Island in North Carolina. Bear Island is a barrier island, so the only way to access the campsite is by taking a ferry out to the island, so you should plan to pack light. You can also paddle out to the island on your own in a canoe or kayak. There are water and restroom facilities available, but that’s only in the summer months. Camp during the winter and you’ll need to pack in all the provisions you’ll need!