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10 Great Oceanfront Campgrounds on the East Coast

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If you are looking to plan a great RV camping road trip, look no further than these 10 great oceanfront campgrounds on the East Coast.

There is so much to see on an East Coast road trip – Stunning beaches, National parks, theme parks, beautiful campgrounds, thriving nightlife, lush forests, and rugged coastlines.

oceanfront campgrounds on the east coast

Rock climbers will love the rugged Coastline of Maine and beach lovers will enjoy walking on soft, sandy beaches scattered across the coast.

1. Fort De Soto County Park, Florida

This is also a family-friendly campground that contains 238 campsites.

It is a great location for families on a kayaking expedition.

The campground is situated close to the beach.

You can choose to paddle to the beach or take a short walk from the campground.

There are amenities on-site, including both electric and water hookups.

Other amenities include laundry facilities, picnic tables, toilets, pit rings, bathrooms with shower, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

You can also bring your pet with you as long as you comply with the rules and regulations about camping with pets.

Activities here include kayaking, canoeing, boating, swimming, cycling, and hiking.

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2. Jekyll Island Campground, Georgia

Jekyll Island Campground, Georgia is a one of a kind campground.

You will be surrounded by restaurants, bars, and other recreational centers.

There are 145 hook-up sites but they fill up fast so book early. 

There are many miles of sandy beach to walk on and well-paved driveways to enjoy cycling.

This island was once a popular camping destination for rich people in the state.

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Today, the State has renovated the island to accommodate people from all walks of life for a thrilling camping experience.

Other activities you can engage in here include swimming, hiking, and water sports.

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3. Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, SC

Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC is a huge oceanfront campground is the largest oceanfront campground on the east coast with over 800 campsites.

The campground fronts over a mile of direct beachfront access.

Each large site is pull through with full hook-ups. The roads are paved and the campsites are mostly concrete.

Oceanfront sites start at $102/night during the peak summer months and drop to as low as $40 during off-peak season.

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4. Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina

This is a quiet, peaceful camping destination.

Many campers who visit this location love the tranquility and calm that thrives here.

The sandy beach is clean and beautiful.

If you are a bird watcher enthusiast, you will enjoy watching the numerous bird species that live in this park.

The campground is only one and a half hours away from Charleston.

Hikers will enjoy exploring thousands of hiking trails on the 2,500 acres of property.

There are 107 campsites here, with just the basic amenities to make you enjoy nature without camping primitively.

To learn more about the history of the local community, visit the Atalaya Castle inside the park.

Edisto Beach State Park, South Carolina

The inland waters of Edisto State Park make this location a great destination for fishing enthusiasts. There is a lot of history here.

When you get the time, explore Charleston, one of the oldest cities in the region to learn more about the Civil war and the slave trade. If you are still curious, Fort Sumter awaits.

It is believed that this is the location where the Civil war started.

Because of this historic significance, the location contains numerous monuments and exhibits from this era.

Other activities include swimming, surfing, hiking, and boating.

Camp Hatteras, North Carolina

Camp Hatteras is a great oceanfront campground in the Outer Banks. It is billed as the only oceanfront to sound front campground in North Carolina.

You will get access to full hookups on this RV Resort and Campground.

The campground fronts the Atlantic ocean.

The beach has soft sands that disappear between your toes as you walk barefoot.

All campsites come with a picnic table and a pit station.

There are 400 campsites in total in this location.

Biking, lounging on the beach, boating, surfing, swimming, and hiking are popular activities here.

The campground also allows you to camp with your pet, as long as you observe the set rules and regulations.

The Resort on the beach offers luxurious amenities which include swimming pools, clubhouses, miniature golf, bars, and a spa center.

First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, VA

There is a lot to do at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach.

This large oceanfront campground (Which accommodates almost 200 campsites) is the most popular camping destination fronting the Chesapeake Bay.

There are numerous hiking trails here.

Those who love adventure can enjoy hiking inside the maritime forest in the vast park.

Activities on Chesapeake bay include swimming, boating, hiking, biking, and other water sports.

You can rent a campsite here at any time of the year.

Assateague National Seashore- Virginia & Maryland

When you think of Assateague State Park and Assateague Island National Seashore, think of wild horses, sandy beaches, and great hiking trails.

This is one of the most family-friendly oceanfront campgrounds and is very popular in the summer.

The wild horses roam around the campsite casually but you should be cautious when approaching them.

There are no hookups on this campground, so be prepared for that.

There are fire pits, barbeque stations, and picnic tables to enjoy a nice meal with your family.

The sandy beach of the Atlantic Ocean is just a few meters from your campsite.

There are numerous hiking trails to explore here as well.


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Hampton Beach State Park, New Hampshire

Hampton Beach State Park is a 50 acre State park located on the coast of New Hampshire.

It is a popular RV location when you are visiting NP.

The rigs park close to the Hampton River, offering great views of the river and an indulgence in water sports not found in other areas.

There are 28 sites here with basic amenities.

The best time to visit would be between May and October.

These campgrounds are in high demand during this period, so book in advance.

The main activities here include swimming, boating, fishing, and other water sports.

Rhode Island State Parks

Fisherman’s State Park in RI consists of two truly oceanfront campgrounds with three other campgroundareas located near the best beaches of Rhode Island.

  • Charlestown Breachway– Camping along the breachway offers spectacular ocean views as well as some of Rhode Island’s best saltwater fishing. The campground is walking distance from lifeguarded beach. Campground accommodates 75 self-contained RVs. There is a boat launch with limited parking.
  • East Beach Campground– East Beach offers up to three miles of prime beach shoreline, but is one of the least developed of the RI state beaches. Campsites can only be accessed by 4-wheel drive vehicles.

There are three other campgrounds in the RI state park system that offer camping very near the RI beaches: Burlingame, Fishermen’s Memorial, and George Washington.

How To Rent an RV Camper For Your Oceanfront Campground Vacation

Want to go camping at one of these great oceanfront campgrounds, but don’t own a camper? No problem. Read How To Rent A Camper and check out the selection of campers we have listed in this article or use our custom RV camper search located below.

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