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1. Assateague Island, Maryland
PONIES, CAMPING, AND BEACHES, oh my! This National Seashore is where you can find the most magnificent views of wild horses and beaches. There are various recreational activities to take part in such as: sightseeing cruises, kayak tours, fishing, hunting, and biking. This is considered one of the best beaches along the east coast. Lodging includes hotels, cottages, campgrounds, beach houses and bed & breakfasts. Enjoy the beach and wildlife that is protected for its innate scenery.
2. Wai’anapanapa State Park, Hawaii
A beach with BLACK SAND?! You bet! You can go camping on Maui’s volcanic-sand beach. The tide pools here also turn red a few times a year. This campground has some of the most unique sites in the world. The park also features lava tubes, blowholes, caves, and a stone arch. Wai’anapanapa has camping sites with scenic views and walking paths. Without a doubt, one of the most unique camping experiences you could have!
3. Bahia Honda State Park, Florida
One of Florida’s Southernmost state parks. If you’re looking for a camping experience with snorkeling and beautiful sunsets, this is the place to be. This tropical campground is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Picnics, beach swims, boat trips and beautiful beaches, what could be more relaxing than that? This island campground is a great place to vacation if you like warm weather and a white sand beach paradise.
4. Patrick’s Point, California
A perfect spot that lets you experience California’s most intricate scenery. This little park is only about 640 acres. The coolest thing about the campground is that it is on the coast of the Redwood. Hiking is the best here with amazing views of the Pacific ocean. Animals that are not usually seen can be spotted here as well! Some marine animals seen here include sea lions, seals, and migrating whales. The weather is a little colder here ranging from 45-65 °F in the summer. If you are looking to camp at this popular spot, make sure to get a reservation 7 months in advance because it fills up quickly!
5. Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina
From sea to mountains, this campground has it all! With 3,000 different campsites, you are sure to love this camping experience. This popular South Carolina beach attracts over 1 million visitors a year. The lighthouse is open to climb and is the only one available to climb in the state. The park is located near Beaufort, SC which has a cute little downtown area to walk around if you need a break from your camping adventure!
6. Scusset Beach State Reservation, Massachusetts
Looking for a camping spot near Cape Cod? Here is the destination for you! 1.5 miles of beaches and a great view of the Cape Canal to watch massive ships pass in and out. Not a tent camper, not a problem! This campground offers almost 100 R.V. sites and hook-ups. Massachusetts residents also get a discount on campsites! Scusset beach is kid friendly and has lifeguards on the beaches. Have a splendid time camping, fishing, hiking, and swimming at this New England beach campground!
7. Hammocks Beach State Park, North Carolina
Featuring one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic! Hammock’s unique campground can only be accessed by ferry or private boat. This secluded island and beach campground is a great get-away. It may not be the fit for everyone. However, if you love the beach, sun, sand, and camping, you will LOVE this place. You aren’t left out to dry on this island if you’re not a big outdoors person though! They have drinking water, concession stand, flush toilets, and indoor showers.
8.Bird Island Basin -Padre Island National Seashore, Texas
BEST flat-water windsurfing area in the U.S. Kayaking is another water activity people love to do here. It has pretty shallow waters which is perfect for kids. This quiet and peaceful place has a lot to offer. The beaches are clean with soft sand which makes it simply the most relaxing place to camp. Warm waters 9 months of the year is another great perk if you’re looking to camp during the colder months!
9. Islamorada, Florida Keys, Florida
The Florida Keys are home to some of the most amazing campsites! You can stay here in hotels, resorts, beach homes, and cottages. But it’s more fun to camp out, DUH!!! Islamorada provides an RV park and regular camping sites. The coolest things about the key’s campgrounds are the diving, snorkeling, and fishing charters!
10. Grand Isle State Park, Louisiana
A tranquil place to relax under the stars. This campground has a fishing pier and a crabbing pier. The boardwalk is a great attribute that allows campers to walk out and take in the breathtaking scenery. They offer 14 unimproved tent sites on the beach. These sites are perfect for getting the whole traditional beach camping experience!