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Old 05-06-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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RV on the beach

Has anyone taken their RV on the beach? Is it allowed, and has anyone had issues such as getting stuck in the sand?

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Old 05-06-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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Lots more info required...

I know nothing about beach camping, but saw your query. Neither your question, your signature, nor your profile provides a hint of what part of the world you are in, what type of RV you are talking about, etc. Short of writing a treatise titled "Fresh and Salt Water Beach Camping around the World" (assuming you are in this world), people won't be able to answer that question. Care to add a few details?
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:25 PM   #3
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I know Pismo SB allows camping on their beach but it requires a 4 wheel TV to make it worth going into the beach You would have let some air out in the tires to drive better on the sand. The shops outside the beach will pump it up when you leave, $1 per tire tho.

I checked it out with my 2wheel drive Silverado but didn't go too far, you can easily get stuck.
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Just look up youtube videos on camping on beach and it's enough for me to not want to try!



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Old 05-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #5
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Just look up youtube videos on camping on beach and it's enough for me to not want to try!
X2 - there have been some posted here in the past - both on the beach and in the water.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:00 PM   #6
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Probably best to settle for campgrounds that just have a big sand dune between you and the beach. Ocean Lakes and Myrtle Beach Travel Park come to mind. There are lots of others like that.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:15 PM   #7
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I saw an RV campground last time I went to Myrtle beach. Looked very appealing. It was beach front, In line with all the hotels and right in the midst. I think that would be a lot of fun.
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brother sand camps at pismo all the time but you really got to watch out for the soft stuff
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I saw an RV campground last time I went to Myrtle beach. Looked very appealing. It was beach front, In line with all the hotels and right in the midst. I think that would be a lot of fun.
There are several like that in the Myrtle Beach area. We go in the winter and enjoy camping near the beach and walking over the dunes (via wooden stairways) and right onto the beach.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:34 PM   #10
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Are you parking on sand or are they hardens areas?
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It's hardened areas, but with sand blown over it.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:11 PM   #12
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Last summer I camped at the military campground which was right on the sand but not too close to the water. I don't have 4 wheel drive so it took a little more effort to get to the site. Of course I don't know how much of the effort was "lack of experience" related. I have a light weight TT.
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If driving on sand with RV, good thing to do is bring your credit card for the tow out if needed. Would never do it in a HM for sure.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:26 PM   #15
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We have a great military campground on Camp Pendleton California called Del Mar Beach.
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it would help if you posted what region of the country you're in or put it in your sig line.
the West Coast has very few places that allow this, with RV's.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:00 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the responses. Im in Florida, so either Gulf or Atlantic coast. Sounds like a campground on the other side of the dunes is the way to go

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Padre Island National Seashore allows beach camping. No hook ups, but has nearby water and dump station. It is free!! we had a 24 foot Winnabago ERA and had no problem as we stayed on sand area that was damp/packed. Really great experience. There were larger units there and I did not see anyone get stuck. That same area has a paved area with hookups.
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