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9 Best Beachfront RV Parks on the Gulf Coast of Florida

If you want a nice beachfront RV park on the gulf coast, Florida has many to offer. While some people may think of Florida as the home of Disneyworld and alligators, it’s a large state with an impressive coastline and no shortage of beautiful beaches. So take a break from snowy mountains and enjoy some southern sights and hospitality. 

Florida Travel: Best Beaches (Gulf Coast) [4K]

About Beachfront RV Parks on the Gulf Coast 

Beach camping is a wonderfully breezy experience, with so many options for keeping everyone happy. You’ll often find a lake and some nature trails onsite, so you not only have surfing and snorkeling available, but canoeing, biking, and bird watching too.

Some remote campgrounds focus on a peaceful weekend in nature, while others lie right on the boardwalk full of entertainment and shows. Whatever you love, you’ll find the right place for you. 

White sandy beach in Gulf Coast of Florida. Lifeguard chair overlooking the beach.
Florida’s Gulf Coast is perfect for beach and nature lovers.

Where Can I Park an RV on Florida’s Gulf Coast? 

Each campground will specify whether or not it has RV parking and availability. Most campgrounds will have parking spots, internet, and picnic tables for each RV as well.

Most parking won’t sit right on the sand but will be close enough to still fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. 

10 Best Beachfront RV Parks on the Gulf Coast 

Florida’s beaches are famous for their white sand and crystal clear water with gorgeous horizons. Anyone interested in comparing beaches on different coastlines should check out these southern waters.

If you want a relaxing vacation with an ocean breeze, woodsy walking trails, and endless entertainment, check out these top 10 campgrounds: 

1. Camp Gulf 

Address: 10005 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

About: You can camp on the beach, by the pool, or under some palm trees at Camp Gulf campsite. It has water slides for pool lovers and parasailing or scuba diving for beachgoers. This site also provides bathhouses and shops so you can camp in comfort. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 10/10 

Camp Gulf Campground Tour in Miramar Beach, Florida (Destin)

2. Gamble Rogers State Park

Address: 3100 S Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach, FL 32136

About: This state park has access to both the Atlantic ocean and Halifax river. Named after Florida’s famous folk singer, this beachfront park is a great stop if you want various options. Along with visiting the gorgeous butterfly garden, you can also go canoeing, shelling, or birding. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 10/10 

Camping at Gamble Rogers State Park in FL

3. Long Key State Park

Address: 67400 Overseas Hwy, Layton, FL 33001

About: This historic camp boasts a guest list of past presidents and celebrities, all attracted by the stunning views. Guests can enjoy updated renovations as the park continues to restore sites damaged from hurricanes. Whether you want to camp for a while or just have an afternoon picnic, this park will not disappoint. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 8/10

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4. Grayton Beach State Park 

Address: 357 Main Park Rd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

About: This highly ranked beach is a local favorite. You’ll find fishing and hiking and a coastal forest full of magnolia trees. You have the option of utilizing your tent and gear on the campgrounds or taking it easy in one of the cabins. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 10/10

THIS FLORIDA CAMPGROUND HAS IT ALL | Grayton Beach State Park | Florida Beaches | 30A
RV parked in RV park next to flowers.
Florida’s Gulf Coast is the perfect white sand beach vacation spot for your family.

5. Red Coconut RV Park 

Address: 3001 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

About: Red Coconut calls itself a vintage park that has white sand beaches and plenty of RV camping spots. All campers have access to a clubhouse, as well as internet and laundry machines at this beachfront RV park on the Gulf Coast. This property also has rental homes available for those who want to take a break from their RV. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10

Red Coconut RV Park Video

6. Henderson Beach State Park 

Address: 17000 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

About: This stretch of emerald coastline has white sand dunes and a boardwalk. This popular wedding destination has fishing, hiking, and of course, campgrounds. Destin’s last remaining coastal scrub preserves nature through this beautiful park.  

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10

Henderson Beach State Park - Campground Drive Through

7. Bahia Honda State Park 

Address: 36850 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

About: Once a remote island, Bahia became accessible through the railroad to Key West over 100 years ago. Now, this tropical island provides an ideal vacation getaway with stargazing, kayaking, and birding. Explore the island through biking or walking trails, or explore the ocean through snorkeling or boat tours. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.2/10

Did You Know: Florida doesn’t just have stunning beaches, it also has amazing national parks. Read more to find out What Are the Best National Parks in Florida?

Bahia Honda State Park Campground Tour, Florida Keys 4K
Girl setting up tent on beach to beach camp.
Camping on the beach in the Florida Gulf is a unique and memorable experience

8. Boyd’s Key West Campground 

Address: 6401 Maloney Ave., Key West, FL 33040

About: Boyd Hamilton founded this family-friendly campground in the 60s which his children now run. This island south of Florida connects to the peninsula through the Key West highway and is surprisingly close to the Bahamas. Enjoy island life with water skiing, sport fishing, and live shows.  

Morton Road Trip Rating: 7.5/10

Boyd's Key West Campground

9. Pensacola Beach RV Park  

Address: 17 Via De Luna Drive Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 

7800 Pine Forest Rd. Pensacola FL 32526 

About: This beachfront RV park on the Gulf Coast has two locations: the beach and the north location. The smaller north park is still expanding but perfect for guests traveling to see the racing events at the Five Flags Speedway. The larger beach park has access to a pier and boardwalk full of shops and restaurants. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10

Pensacola Beach RV Resort - Pros and Cons

Bonus Gulf Coast Park

Gulf State Park, Alabama

Address: 20115 State Park Rd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542

About: While not located in Florida, this Gulf Coast park was just too good to pass up mentioning for you Gulf Coast lovers. Gulf State Park has a brand new lodge with various amenities, along with rooms for indoor campers. Everyone in the family can relax in comfort on their vacation. There’s plenty to keep everyone busy with biking trails, butterfly gardens, a lake, and a private beach.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10

Gulf State Park Campground Complete Drive Through With Site Numbers

Plan Your RV Trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast 

Whether you want to snowbird in warmer weather or are a fan of Florida beaches, the gulf coast has something for everyone. Staying at one of these beachfront RV parks on the Gulf Coast may prove the perfect Florida trip.

Vacationing in nature adds an extra level of relaxation, and when it also brings water activities, shops, and shows, you get the best of both worlds. Even if you just want to drive from the top of the state down to Key West, you couldn’t ask for a prettier drive. 

What Florida Gulf Coast RV park could you see yourself staying at? Drop a comment below!

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Monday 12th of June 2023

1) Flagler is on the Atlantic, not the Gulf. 2) Have you never heard of Ft Desoto Park in Pinellas County?