Guide To The Best Waterfront RV Camping

There is no better way to spend a vacation than wake up and have your morning coffee with a beach view. Whether you’re looking to travel to the east coast, west coast, or the gulf coast, this guide has some of the best waterfront RV camping locations.

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Rhode Island

Charlestown, RI

Charlestown is a small coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you want to hang out at the beach or appreciate the ocean views, the city offers many shopping, local artist goods, and great seafood.  Located on the Breachway is a fantastic RV Campground that allows RVs to park right on the sandy beach. Charlestown Breachway Campground is an RV-only campground that offers prime beach camping in Charlestown, Rhode Island.

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach State Park

This town is a vacation resort on the ocean with a 60-mile string of beaches.  Myrtle Beach is full of beachfront resorts, a beachfront boardwalk, and one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels.

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This great campground is close to the beach and has tent camping and RV camping at the state park. Guests will also enjoy the proximity to the ranger station, laundry facilities, free wi-fi, full hookups.

Hunting Island State Park, SC

This unique 5,000-acre barrier island is secluded and has been classified as a state park since 1935.  Hunting Island State Park is South Carolina’s most popular state park and attracts more than one million visitors per year. It’s home to various land and marine wildlife, featuring five miles of beachfront, thousands of acres of marsh, and more.

Visitors wanting to camp in the State Park can take advantage of the RV campground with 100 campsites with full hookups, shower and bathroom facilities, beach walkways, and playgrounds.


St. Augustine, FL

This historic city is known for its cobblestone streets, beautiful weather, shops, and restaurants. St. Augustine is located on the coast and offers excellent ocean views. North Beach Camp Resort is a fantastic RV resort that features private RV sites close to the beach.  There’s also a restaurant on the property, making for a great all-around experience.

Fort Myers, FL

This barrier island is about 7 miles long and boasts fantastic white-sand beaches. There are world-class shopping and restaurants on Fort Myers Beach, so make sure to explore the island while you’re there.  If you’ve dreamed of a waterfront RV park, the Red Coconut RV Park may be the perfect location. 

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Key West, FL

Key West is an island city that is part of the Florida Keys group of islands. This island is most known for its coral reefs, diving, snorkeling, and beautiful beaches. I would also check out Boyd’s Key West Campground, where you will find a lot of waterfront tents and RV camping.

Two other excellent waterfront RV parks to mention:

Key Largo Kamground on Key Largo offers waterfront camping with a boat slip. There is also a beach and private dock on the grounds for guests to enjoy the ocean.

Long Key State Park was once a fancy getaway for wealthy Floridians but is now a peaceful retreat that is a state park.  Long Key State Park is a popular attraction for kayaking, hiking, birding, picnicking, and snorkeling. Due to damage from Hurricane Irma, the state park only offers hike-in tent camping but is rebuilding its famous waterfront RV park to its former glory.

Flagler Beach, FL

Flagler Beach is a beautiful beachside community between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine in Florida, with several state parks nearby.  If you choose to stay for a while, there are great campgrounds to pick from, including Beverly Beach Campton RV Resort, situated directly on a seawall. 

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Flagler by the Sea is another excellent choice, with RV sites steps away from the sandy beach.  This campground has full hookups, allows pets, and you can watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

Daytona Beach, FL

Home to the Daytona International Speedway, a fantastic beach boardwalk, and the famous Daytona Beach Bandshell, there is so much for guests to do here!  Coral Sands Inn is located on nearby Ormond Beach that offers 900ft of private beach and 33 RV full hook-up sites that you can park directly on the beach.

Fort Clinch State Park, FL

This exciting state park is the northernmost point of Amelia Island and includes the 19th-century Fort Clinch, made famous from the Civil War.  There is a lot of recreational activity, including picnicking, swimming, bicycling, and more.  You’ll also find military reenactments here, so check the local schedule.

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RV campers will be excited to find a waterfront RV park at the Atlantic Beach campground, which offers 21 RV and six tent-only sites. 


Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach is a coastal town in southern California known for its large marina, shopping facilities, and fun beaches.  It’s located off the Pacific Coast Highway and attracts surfers from all over.  While enjoying this unique town, stay in luxury at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina.  This waterfront RV park offers full hookups, reserved beach areas, hydrotherapy pools, marketplaces, and more. 

Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach is south of Los Angeles and is most known for its surf beaches, especially Huntington City Beach.  Don’t miss out on the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, where you can see protected wetlands and dunes. 

There’s even an area where you can camp that’s right on the sand for a front-row seat to the Pacific Ocean. You can check out the state park website for more information.

Morro Bay, CA

Morro Bay is most famous for its ancient volcanic mound on Morro Bay State Park.  If you love exploring the outdoors and spending time with wildlife, you’ll enjoy this quaint California town.  If you want to park your RV steps away from this pristine beach, Morro Dunes RV Park is excellent. It’s located just next to the sand and gives you full access to the beach at Morro Bay.

For other great RV waterfront campsites, visit Gulf Shores Camping.