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Escape to the Beach this Winter!
Without a doubt, wintertime brings plenty of fun activities to enjoy, like skiing, snowboarding, sledding and taking walks to enjoy the beauty of a recent snowfall. But sometimes, it’s also nice to enjoy a change of pace like when you can ditch the snow boots and feel the sand between your toes! Here are some areas of the country where you can escape to the beach this winter to enjoy some warm weather camping:
Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach offers oceanfront camping that’s both big rig and tent friendly along with a long list of activities and amenities. The park also offers special events like the upcoming Beach N’ Boogie event on President’s Day weekend on February 17 and 18 that will feature concerts and shag dancing lessons and contests.
It’s hardly surprising that Florida offers great opportunities for beachfront camping. In the north, Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort is an RV park located on beautiful St. Augustine Beach. It offers 20 oceanfront back-in sites along with many pull-through sites, most featuring an elevated gazebo. But, of course, the biggest attraction is the beach, which is easily accessible via four boardwalks that cross the sand dunes. In northwest Florida, Camp Gulf offers a choice of beachfront and shaded RV sites, and the park just added a new super water slide to its South Pool. All the way to the south, Geiger Key Marina & RV Campground in Key West bills itself as “an old Florida fish camp . . . the way the keys used to be” and offers waterfront hook-ups, boat slips and direct access to the Florida Keys’ famous fishing reef.
South Texas is home to two popular beach destinations – South Padre Island and Galveston Island. South Padre Island KOA is surrounded by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay, and is big rig-friendly (offering pull-throughs up to 98 feet long). The park also offers fully-furnished deluxe cabins and condos. Galveston Island RV Resort is a beachfront campground located on the island’s scenic West End, away from the crowds but offering easy access to the area’s beaches and many attractions.
The Golden State makes it to the top of the list of beach destinations for many people, and California offers some great picks for camping. Campland on the Bay is located on the shores of San Diego’s Mission Bay, so it also offers easy access to major attractions like Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. Beach activities include volleyball, bonfires, swimming, picnicking, sandcastle building contests, and, of course, sunbathing. Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. This beautifully landscaped oceanfront park offers 400 full hookup sites on 26 acres and is conveniently located within walking distance to shopping and restaurants in downtown Pismo Beach and the city’s 1,370-foot wooden pier. Located about three hours north of San Francisco, Caspar Beach RV Park is a pet-friendly campground that offers beach access, and the charming village of Mendocino is just a few miles away. The campground is set in a canyon surrounded by state park lands, and faces a protected cove surrounded by beautiful cliffs.
So wherever you decide to hit the beach this winter, you’ll be able to find a great campgroundwhere you can enjoy plenty of fun in the sun!