Florida Campgrounds at the Beach

Florida Campgrounds at the Beach
With two coasts and more than 1,200 miles of beaches, Florida beaches can satisfy many tastes. Whether you are looking for a secluded, quiet beach or wishing to join the crowds in Miami Beach, the Sunshine State has something for you. Those seeking an outdoor adventure on the beach should check out camping in one of Florida's beachfront state parks. Occupying more than 720,000 acres and 100 miles of beaches, Florida state parks allow you to combine hiking and biking with fishing, boating and other water sports in a memorable camping vacation.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Offering 10 miles of white sugar sand, St. Joseph Peninsula Park is home to top-rated beaches in the U.S. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking, fishing, bicycling, snorkeling, swimming, birding and kayaking in the park. The park has two camping areas, with 119 tent and RV campsites. Campgrounds amenities include water and electricity hookups, restrooms, showers and a boat ramp.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
8899 Cape San Blas Road
Port St Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1327
floridastateparks.org/STJOSEPH/default.cfm

Cayo Costa State Park

Featuring nine miles of beaches, more than 2,400 acres of pine forests, mangrove swamps and oak-palm hammocks, Cayo Costa State Park is on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico and is only accessible by a passenger ferry or private boat. Swimming, snorkeling, surfing, birding, hiking, biking, fishing and boating are examples of outdoor activities the park visitors enjoy. The park has one-room camping cabins, picnic pavilion, restrooms and showers.

Cayo Costa State Park
992 Belcher Road
Boca Grande, FL 33921
(941) 964-0375
floridastateparks.org/cayocosta

Curry Hammock State Park

Located on the ocean side of Little Crawl Key in Florida's Middle Keys, Curry Hammock State Park offers its visitors mangrove swamps, seagrass beds, thatch palms and wetlands. Wildlife viewing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, biking and hiking are examples of outdoor recreation activities available at the park. Curry Hammock has 28 tent and RV camping sites that are equipped with water and electric hookups. Campground facilities include picnic tables, restrooms, showers and a dump station.

Curry Hammock State Park
US 1, Mile Marker 56.2
Little Crawl Key Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 289-2690
floridastateparks.org/curryhammock/default.cfm

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Article Written By Candi Lemon

Candi Lemon has a passion for reading and writing. She combines her love for traveling, food and the outdoors in her personal blog and for Demand Studios. Her articles appear on eHow and Trails. Lemon holds a Bachelor of Science in medical technology from the University of Michigan.

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