Today is December 1st. For most people that means settling in for the long winter but for many RVers, it’s the time of the year they head to a sunny paradise. Snowbirds, those who migrate south for the winter to soak up warmer days, have really figured it out. While there are tons of incredible beach towns with epic campgrounds scattered along the southern United States, we wanted our best beach town RV parks list to highlight not just the delicious locations in the south, but spots you may not have thought of throughout the U.S.
Beach vacations and road trips have long topped the lists for getaways, and more Americans than ever are combining both. If you want to spend some time close to the water’s edge in your cozy RV, you are probably looking for the perfect RV parks on the beach, where you can park, camp, enjoy tons of water-related activities, and soak it all up. Check out our list of top beach campgrounds for your winter destination!
EXPLORE 10 OF THE BEST BEACH TOWN RV PARKS ACROSS THE USA
Whether you can only choose one beach camping destination, or you’re touring several in your RV, we want to give you plenty of options, from the USA’s lakes and rivers to the oceans and gulfs. Here are the best beach town RV parks that we believe you’ll love so much you’ll have a tough time waiting to load and fuel up to hit the road.
Henderson Sate Park in Destin, Florida
Featuring a family-friendly atmosphere and plenty of facilities and hookups for your convenience, Henderson State Park offers you beautiful, close-up views of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy the Emerald Coast of Florida and its white, sandy beaches, ready for beach volleyball, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and so much more. Top amenities include private boardwalk to the beach and shaded grassy camping sites with plenty of hookups and nearby public facilities.
Lake Hemet in Riverside County, California
Lake Hemet awaits you, your family. Tuck your RV away in the San Jacinto Mountains and close to the quaint town of Idyllwild, it’s tough to beat the glorious scenery all around you, featuring giant oaks, tall pines, and sage. We bet you’ll never want to leave. Add to the beauty, water activities abound. You can enjoy lake swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing before heading off to one of the water parks in the area. Choose the RV camping experience that suits you best:
- RV dry with no hookups
- RV partial with water and sewer
- RV full standard with water, sewer, and 30amp
- RV full premium with water, sewer, and 50amp
Polson Motorcoach Resort in Polson, Montana
Montana might not instantly spring to mind when it comes to beach town RV vacations, but Polson Motorcoach Resort is likely to shift your perspective completely. Designed for Class A RV motorhomes, this luxury beach resort is worth the suspension of disbelief. Once you arrive, you will feel delighted to see the beautiful Flathead Lake Region and Mission Mountains framing the view in the distance. Enjoy year-round fishing, swimming, boating, and everything you might expect from a luxury resort focused on Class A RVs.
Grayton State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Frequently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S., Grayton State Park is a not-to-miss beach destination. The park sits on the scenic Western Lake, where you can get a closer look at the salt marsh ecosystem during a kayaking and paddleboarding session (which is pretty much year round, thanks to the stunning climate). You can also take a short trip to the Gulf of Mexico for snorkeling and a day at the beach. Grayton is ideal for camping and welcomes RV owners, offering water, electric, restrooms, and showers.
South Beach Campground in the Kalaloch Area of Washington State
If you want a raw, down-to-earth beachside camping experience, South Beach Campground is where you’ll find it. The amenities are meager, but the relatively minimal experience—your comfy RV aside—is well worth it. Set in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula area, you will look out over the Pacific Ocean and enjoy easy access to the beach and the raw beauty all around. While you’re there, be sure to check out our road trip guide to Olympic National Park by clicking here.
Island Beach State Park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, Island Beach is a preserved barrier island, hosting an all-but-lost ecosystem along the east coast. You and your family can pull into your campsite and enjoy nearly 10 miles of sandy beaches for walks together, seeing osprey, fox, and plenty of other wildlife along the way. You can also surf fish, swim, bicycle ride, surf, enjoy a picnic, kayak, bird watch, or bring your horse for a ride on the beach.
Choose from one of many nearby RV campsites where you can pull in, hook up, and enjoy all this beach area has to offer. One top RV campground is six miles from the beach area, but it’s well worth a drive or bicycle ride. Cedar Creek Campground in Bayville, New Jersey, features a store, café, and recreation hall, for starters. Located amid gorgeous woodlands, creeks, and streams, you’ll love all the activities you can do before you go to the ocean, including kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and playing court sports.
Galveston Island State Park in Galveston, Texas
If you want to check out the Gulf of Mexico from the eastern shores of Texas, you have plenty of choices, but Galveston Island is a gem. You’ll find RV campsites facing the bay or the beach. While the beach sites are closer to the water, naturally, the bayside campsites put you closer to the bathrooms and trails. These sites have 50/30amp hookups and are for RVs and campers. On the beachside, you’ll have easy access to picnic tables and patios. Activities abound here, so you can hike, kayak, visit museums, or even drive over to Houston to explore the NASA Johnson Space Center.
Camp Hatteras RV Resort in North Carolina’s Outer Banks
To finish up our list, we feel Camp Hatteras and North Carolina’s Outer Banks is the best choice. Here, you can choose between a surf or sound campsite. Camp Hatteras RV Resort features 200 concrete pads with full hookups, so you’ll have everything you need. The amenities are plentiful and border on luxurious, including pools, a jacuzzi, WaveRunner rentals, a mini-golf course, and a clear walkway to the beach. Visit the store to buy special treats for your pets, and give kids a special, resort-style RV experience here.
Do you feel inspired to pack up your RV to head out to one of these RV parks on the beach? If you need more ideas, check out our article on the Least Visited National Parks or contact our team to learn more about the best RV-friendly spots around the country.