11 Best Beach Camping Sites In The United States

1. Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland

Beach camping here is a highlight, but visitors can also enjoy biking and walking paths around the island.  

2. Big Sur, California

With 90 miles of pristine coastline, visitors can enjoy various activities, from swimming, surfing, hiking, and fishing.  

3. Bahia Honda State Park, Florida

This state park in the Florida Keys offers everything from snorkeling to stargazing and beautiful white sand beaches.  

4. Olympic National Park, Washington

From its rugged coastline to snow-capped mountaintops, Olympic National Park boasts diverse landscapes to explore.  

5. Padre Island National Seashore, Texas

The Padre Island National Seashore offers nearly 70 miles of beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. 

6. Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia

The natural wonderland that is Cumberland Island National Seashore features beaches, dunes, marshes, and freshwater lakes. 

7. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

The park is celebrated for the dunes at the Dune Climb and beaches like Platte River Point.

8. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina

Pitch your tent among the dunes at this beautiful North Carolina beach camping site, surrounded by around 56 miles of unspoiled beaches. 

9. Spencer Beach Park, Hawaii

Camping permits are required, and amenities such as restrooms and showers are available. 

10. Pismo State Beach, California

North Beach, just off Highway 1 and behind some dunes near the beach, and Oceano Dunes, near Oceano Lagoon and a short distance from the shoreline. 

11. First Landing State Park, Virginia

In addition to cabins and yurts, there are plenty of primitive camping options.

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