Beach camping is the best. What could possibly better than sleeping right on the sand and having the ocean be the first thing you see every morning? Summer’s are a bit humid, of course, but as fall approaches, the weather cools off you can fall asleep listening to the waves in cooler air. Too rustic for you? Many campsites offer cabins, too. And most are pet-friendly, so bring the pooch for some fresh ocean air.
If all that wasn’t enough to convince you to try beach camping, just think about the cost – it’s very low! At all the sites listed below, you can camp for less than $40/night! Those rates are for the site, not for the person.
Book really early if you can – this is one of the most popular beach campsites in all of Florida. Gorgeous emerald waters, soft white sands and forests which go on and on. You can stay in cabins for about $110/night or in a tent/TV for about $30/night.
You won’t have to rough it here. Washers and dryers are available as are showers, real restrooms and even play areas for the kids. The campsites at Fort de Soto have only recently been reopened after a period of rehabilitation. All the sites here are less than $40, even the waterfront ones. Can’t beat that!
I got married in Key West a little over a year ago, and we visited Bahia Honda on our last day – I wish we had gone sooner! What an absolutely gorgeous beach. The water is crystal clear and the sands are so soft. You can rough it in a tent or reserve one of the full-facility campsites or cabins. Sites are $36/night and cabins are $120-$160/night depending on the time of year. Key West is a 40 minute drive away if you get the touristy itch during your stay.