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What to Know About RV Camping on the Beach

Beach camping can be amazing, especially for nature lovers. Many beach state parks offer RV sites with electric and water. While tent camping can be done on the beach, it’s definitely more enjoyable for most people when they have a camper. If you’re planning a camping trip on the beach, It’s necessary to be fully prepared.

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How Can You Prepare for a Beach Camping Trip?

Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up to the natural beauty of sunny beach skies is almost ethereal. However, camping on the beach can go very wrong if you aren’t ready for the unexpected. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Plan Accordingly
  2. Arrive Early
  3. Sand & Sun

1) Plan Accordingly

Whether you’re staying at an island state park or at a beach campground on the Gulf of Mexico, you need to book your reservations far enough in advance. If you don’t mind sharing your campground with other people, then booking a summer trip will suffice- but if you want privacy and better rates, try to book your trip in the off-season.

2) Arrive Early

Even if the campground offers the best views, arriving late could make you have a less than ideal camping spot. If you want beach front views and easy access to the ocean, then you have to arrive early. This will ensure that you get a prime spot and have plenty of time to get your camp set up.

3) Sand & Sun

Be ready for the elements! The sun rays are intense at the beach. You want to bring more than enough sunscreen. Apply, apply, apply! The last thing you want is a painful sunburn when you’re spending a few days at the beach. Everyone should also have comfortable hats and glasses to protect their faces from the rays. You can even bring umbrellas or a pop-up shade room when the sun gets too intense. Another thing to remember is that the sand will be everywhere. A good way to keep sand out of your camper is to have separate towels for showers and the beach. Be sure to hang beach towels outside to dry.

Pro Tip: If you’re taking your RV to the beach for an oceanfront get-away but don’t want sand all over the RV, be sure to have floor mats and wet hand towels by the entrance so that people can wipe the sand off their feet and leave their shoes outside of the camper.

A Successful Beach Trip

Beach camping is an ideal way to unwind from the stressors of life. Unfortunately, if you aren’t prepared for the natural elements, your beach trip could prove to cause more stress. If you follow these recommendations, you should have an enjoyable, relaxing beach vacation.

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