11 Beach Camping Destinations

Beach camping is a unique way to experience the beauty and tranquility of our waterways.


Spans 40 miles along the beautiful Atlantic coastline. If you’re driving in from Boston or Providence, it is a two-hour drive to the seashore.

Cape Cod National Seashore (Massachusetts)


This is a barrier island on the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia, known for its wild ponies.

Assateague Island National Seashore (Maryland)


This is a protected area along the southern coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. This 56-mile stretch of land is an excellent place for outdoor recreation.

Cape Lookout National Seashore (North Carolina)


A gorgeous east coast destination that offers a variety of recreational activities and tons of natural beauty.

Hunting Island State Park  (South Carolina)


Stretching from Cat Island, Mississippi, to Florida’s panhandle, is known for its: – Beaches – Emerald waters – Marine life

Gulf Islands National Seashore  (Mississippi/Florida)


Located on the northern coast of Wisconsin on Lake Superior, consists of 21 islands and over 12 miles of beach on the mainland.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin)


In the Florida Keys, covers over 500 acres, including three separate beaches.

Bahia Honda State Park  (Florida)


A 965-acre nature reserve on Florida’s Long Key island. The park’s unique ecosystem of mangrove forests and wetlands is home to: – Various fish – Crabs – Bottlenose dolphins – Sea turtles

Long Key State Park (Florida)


A barrier island off the South Texas coast stretching 70 miles. It is the largest undeveloped barrier island in the world.

Padre Island National Seashore  (Texas)


A popular tourist spot located approximately 22 miles off the coast of Southern California.

Catalina Island (California)


An hour’s drive from San Francisco, covers around 70,000 acres. The park is known for its rugged coastline, beautiful beaches, and wildlife.

Point Reyes National Seashore (California)

Click below

For more information & things to do at each beach,

for More articles like

Swipe up

12 Budget-friendly Hawaii Resorts for Your Vacation

Ocean Kayaking Adventures: A Guide for Beginners