It looks like we may spend some significant time in Florida in the summer again. While Walt Disney World will be our main attraction, I'm back to wanting some beach time. We got only a week this past year and I'm jonesing. I think I'd like to either take a short week (Mon-Fri) or a long weekend (Fri-Mon) and spend the ridiculous money that beachfront camping is.
I think my ideal is a sandy hell that is directly beachfront. There are 2, maybe 3, places that I know of:
1) Camp Gulf - Destin, Florida's CAMP GULF RV Park & Campground
; seems expensive and cozy. Their beach front sites don't have sewer, but they do offer a honey pot service for a fee.
2) Red Coconut - Florida Beachfront RV Resort | Waterfront RV Sites | Fort Myers Beach RV Resort | Beach Rental Homes | Red Coconut RV Park |
; seems slightly less expensive.
3) Fort Desoto - Pinellas County, Florida, Park and Conservation Resources - Camping Information
; I can't find this on Google Maps to look at satellite views nor can I really tell if/what the beach is like directly off of the sites. How is the water here? And, it's a state park- so getting a reservation may be tricky.
I get that #1 and #2 are going to be packed in like sardines. Reading RV Park Reviews, it even sounds like Red Coconut somehow parks your rig *for* you. I'm not sure how enthusiastic about that I am.
I definitely want a beach experience with waves for playing in (boogie boarding/body surfing). I'm good for either Atlantic or Gulf (though, all that I've posted so far has been gulf).
I'll be in Clermont, FL (near Orlando) but don't mind traveling to our destination.