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Old 08-20-2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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Florida Beaches Trip

We’re thinking about a Florida Beaches trip starting right after Labor Day and being out for about a month. Our plan would be to head from Texas toward the Florida Gulf Coast, and work our way along the Gulf Coast to South Florida before cutting across the state to the East Coast and heading down to Key West. Return trip would be up the Atlantic Coast to Jacksonville before heading back west to Texas. We want to spend a few days at Camp Gulf in Destin. Any other suggestions for nice beachfront RV Parks along that route? Traveling in my 38’ Challenger with a toad, so I know that rules out some of the state parks.
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:19 PM   #2
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are you sure 'about' a month is enough time??? : ) There's a LOT of beach rving in the state of Florida, whether at rv parks or state parks or private campgrounds, or even many places not normally associated with rving... quite a few come to mind, but maybe one of the best is Sand Key, just over the bridge south of Clearwater beach... $5 all-day parking, with RV parking spaces, and some of the best, deepest beaches you'll find - showers, bath houses included, and even vendors on the beach. You can easily drive down to wally world for the night.
Another spot is ....well, there are just TOO MANY...use google maps, it's your friend.

of course, finding any pre-reservations can be tricky, any time of year, even now...so sometimes if you just get to a generally area, start googling, and start calling, you may just find something nice...

Florida experienced, and love it....
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:23 PM   #3
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byw, a 38' coach is not an issue at state parks, go, enjoy.....


almost forgot, Huguenot Campground, just north of Jacksonville, on both the Beaches, AND the shipping inlet....
while no hookups, a FANTASTIC time can be had watching the shipping traffic, and walking around the peninsula, which is a story unto itself!

and, since you're that close, go on up to the very TIP TOP of Florida... to
Fort Clinch State Park ATLANTIC BEACH Campground, right on the beach...hard to get, but this north part of Amelia Island is just amazing... give it a try!
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:53 PM   #4
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byw, a 38' coach is not an issue at state parks, go, enjoy.....


almost forgot, Huguenot Campground, just north of Jacksonville, on both the Beaches, AND the shipping inlet....
while no hookups, a FANTASTIC time can be had watching the shipping traffic, and walking around the peninsula, which is a story unto itself!

and, since you're that close, go on up to the very TIP TOP of Florida... to
Fort Clinch State Park ATLANTIC BEACH Campground, right on the beach...hard to get, but this north part of Amelia Island is just amazing... give it a try!
They've just recently reopened Huguenot Campground for camping. Generator quiet hours are in effect but you may not need AC at that time of year. You can also drive the toad on the beach there.

On the other side of the St. Johns river just south of Mayport Naval Station is another city park; Hannah Park. Although the campsites are not on the beach the campground is and it's just a short jaunt to the beach parking lots. You can also get full hook-up sites there.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:50 AM   #5
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Jeti Park in Cape Canaveral is great if you time it right. Check to see if there are any launces at your ETA through the Space Coast area.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:34 AM   #6
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What a great trip! You do realize that a circuitous tour The perimeter of Florida amounts to about 2000 miles? The snow birds start arriving around the first of October, so traveling in September should be easier.

We have friends that love, love, love Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. It's just East of Destin. We would rather stay at nearby Henderson Beach State Park.

There are some state parks with campgrounds in the Keys, too, Curry Hammock and Bahia Honda among them. We would prefer to stay at one of them and drive into Key West for a day trip. As was said, reservations are always limited.

We stayed at Faver-Dykes SP once, and won't go back. Happy trails!
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:47 AM   #7
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Ditto to what ACE said about Hanna Park in Jax. We lived in Jax in 2017 and 18 and it is a really nice place with about 1.5 miles of beachfront. It is VERY shady, though (lots of trees, not shady operators); if you prefer lots of open space and sunshine, might not be for you.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:54 AM   #8
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Anastasia State Park in St Augustine is a great stop with a great beach. Further south has had slot of seaweed and stench lately.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:48 AM   #9
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Beverly Beach 3 miles north of Flagler Beach. You can park right on the edge of the beach. Full hookups.
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