8 Amazing RV Campgrounds Next to the Ocean

When warmer weather hits, many of us cannot wait to get to the beach! A road trip destination that offers some ocean views is always a great choice. Traveling with an RV is so much fun and heading to the beach with your rig is no exception. If camping near the beach and ocean sounds great to you, there are some awesome ocean side RV-friendly campgrounds in the USA. Pull right on up to a spot near the coast and enjoy the salty sea air. There are options near both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. Whichever coast you are heading towards, there are many amazing RV campgrounds next to the ocean!

RV Campgrounds Next to the Ocean

RV Campgrounds Next to the Ocean

Check out the list below for several options on either side of this great country. These campgrounds are just the tip of the iceberg if you are looking for RV campgrounds next to the ocean. It is a great place to start as you narrow down your vacation destination.

West Coast RV Campgrounds by the Ocean

California: Manchester Beach KOA

Manchester Beach KOA is highly rated when it comes to West Coast RV campgrounds. Here you will enjoy a five mile stretch of beach (via access path right from the campground) to enjoy rest and relaxation along with fun in the sun. They offer an amazing 131 camping spots and are open all year round. The campground offers many amenities including cable tv, convenience store, fire pits, hot tub, golf course, Wifi, laundry, playground, recreation center, and a swimming pool. This resort is also pet friendly.

Oregon: Oceanside RV Resort and Campground

Oregon is definitely known for its gorgeous scenic views along the coastline. Oceanside RV Resort and Campground will get you right up close to the beach with a direct access to the coast. They offer 72 campsites and some of their amenities include Wifi, cable, fire pits, and picnic tables. They also offer laundry, shower, and restroom facilities at the campground. Other things offered at this resort to make your stay even easier – a small store, propane, firewood, and DVD rentals.

Washington: Fidalgo Bay Resort

Fidalgo Bay Resort is an oceanfront resort. If the ocean is what you are craving, you will love the spectacular views! All of the RV sites at this location have full hookups and you also have access to free cable tv and wireless internet. You can also enjoy outdoor time, including fishing and other popular activities. This RV Park is family friendly and has a playground for the kids to spend some time at when they are not enjoying the beach. This site also is pet friendly and offers laundry facilities on site.

East Coast RV Campgrounds by the Ocean

New Jersey: Holly Shores Camping Resort

On the East Coast, Holly Shores Camping Resort is top notch. Located between two popular Jersey beach towns (Wildwood and Cape May), you are just minutes from the beach by car. They have an 300 campsites and, we think it’s worth mentioning, they also have Safari Glamping Tents available to rent! Here you will also find some handy amenities which include cable tv, Wifi access, laundry, shaded areas. Other fun options include the swimming pool, fire pits, convenience store and playground. This site is very family and pet friendly.

South Carolina: Pirateland Family Camping Resort

When you think of the beach, the Carolinas have it covered. South Carolina is home to Pirateland Family Camping Resort which looks like such a blast for the entire family. There are 700 campsites and the campground literally sits next to the ocean. There is easy access to the beach which means plenty of fun in the sun for the whole family. The summer recreation program and on-site amenities offer something for everyone. This campground has a water park, Pirate’s Oasis, which includes a lazy river, Olympic size pool, and the new 5,000 square-foot Pirate Ship Splash Pool! They also have cable TV, convenience store, hot tub, wifi, laundry and a playground. There is lots of fun camping to be had there!

North Carolina: Cedar Island RV Park

The other Carolina also has amazing spots for you to park your RV and have a ton of fun. Cedar Island RV Park is a smaller campground with 61 campsites and true to its name, is located on Cedar Island. The park offers 20/30/50 amp sites, full hookups, pull thrus, dump station, tent sites, Wi-Fi, restrooms, picnic area, biking, hiking, volleyball, and horseshoes. Horseback riding on the beach is available! You will find boat ramps, canoe and kayak rentals, fishing, restaurant, and a sports bar. If you are looking for a campground beach get-away, this is a prime location!

North Carolina: Cape Hatteras KOA

Okay, yes, North Carolina is getting two entries. We have stayed at the Cape Hatteras KOA and it was one of our all-time favorite campgrounds! This beachfront campground allowed us to combine two of our favorite things – the Outer Banks and camping. We stayed in a full-hookup site and were just a stone’s throw from the beach. This campground was well-kept and had a big pool and a huge inflatable air pillow that the kids jumped on throughout the week. The clubhouse was big and clean and offered a cafe, a small store, laundry facilities and more. You can read our in-depth review of this campground here.

Florida: Holiday Cove RV Resort

Florida has so many RV friendly campgrounds, and the Holiday Cove RV Resort has some amazing reviews. The amenities are plentiful and you are only ¾ mile from the white sands of Bradenton Beach. The on-site marina is just a ¼ mile by canal to Sarasota Bay. They have 97 campsites that offer an array of amenities depending on the site. Find sites with cable TV, electric, internet access and the campground also has laundry facilities. Enjoy the swimming pool, fire pit, and recreation and fitness centers during your stay!

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