8 Florida Beach Camping Spots
Grayton Beach State Park
Santa Rosa 1 of 9
Florida beach camping is divine, so try not to gasp when you see the beaches at this state park. They've been ranked some of the most beautiful in the country. With a boat launch available, leave the white sand behind, and enjoy incredible views from the water. Back on shore, catch a glimpse of the golden sunset while trekking through the coastal forest, or take your bike to the pine flatwoods where you can traverse 4 miles of trails.
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
Port St. Joe 2 of 9
With the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph's Bay on either side, you'll enjoy miles of gorgeous white sand, and some of the largest dunes in the nation. When you're done on the beach, take a rejuvenating walk along the two main nature trails. If you want something more strenuous, you'll need a permit to enter the 1,900-acre wilderness preserve.
Bahia Honda State Park
Big Pine Key 3 of 9
If you want to explore the ocean in all its glory, this is the campground for you. One of the most popular activities here is snorkeling; rent the gear and take a quick boat ride to the reef where you can dive in and swim along the ocean floor. Or, bring your own vessel and take off from the campground boat launch.
St. George Island State Park
St. George Island 4 of 9
Explore a variety of flora and fauna at this oceanfront campground. From sand dunes to sand coves, salt marshes and oak forests, Florida beach camping doesn't get much more diverse than this. In the summer you might be able to experience sea turtles nesting on the beach. If not, you're sure to enjoy long days on the beach and fire orange sunsets, anyway.
Fort Pickens Campground
Gulf Breeze 5 of 9
With deep historical routes and clear blue waters, this island camping adventure is one you don't want to miss. Trails through the sand dunes provide a unique hiking experience and the original Fort Pickens is just a short 1-mile trek away.
St. Augustine Beach KOA
St. Augustine 6 of 9
Enjoy historical Florida beach camping at this KOA. Start by visiting the Fountain of Youth, where Ponce de Leon landed in 1513. From there, head straight over to the Lighthouse Museum to see a variety of artifacts from the Gilded Age, such as art, costumes and furnishings. All the while, you'll enjoy breathtaking ocean views that only the Florida coast can offer.
Madeira Beach KOA
St. Petersburg 7 of 9
You don't even have to leave the campground to find something to do here. Onsite activities like shuffleboard, bocce, mini golf and volleyball are just seconds from your campsite. If you want to explore, rent a canoe to paddle through the Long Bayou waterway, where you can see a variety of wildlife including dolphins and herons. Other active attractions include running and biking trails. This is what Florida beach camping is all about.
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City 8 of 9
Pack your bike, hitch your boat, and grab bird-watching binoculars. With so much do, you'll be moving from one adventure to the next. When you're done playing in the water and identifying birds, sit back and enjoy the scenery on the Shell Island Boat tour.