You’ll Want to Park Your RV at One of These Oceanfront RV Campgrounds

There’s nothing like taking an oceanfront vacation. Falling asleep to the sound of rolling waves in the background, only to wake up surrounded by the sweet smell of salty air. Fortunately for RV owners, there are several oceanfront RV campgrounds located across the U.S. 

Oceanfront RV campground overlooking the Maine coastline
Oceanfront RV campground located in York, Maine | John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina

According to RVshare, Hunting Island State Park boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in all of South Carolina. Located on a barrier island just 15 miles outside of the historic town of Beaufort, Hunting Island State Park offers 117 sites with both water and electric hook-ups. This oceanfront RV campground also offers restrooms with hot showers, a dump station, and free WiFi. But let’s be honest, are you really going to be using that WiFi? After all, Hunting Island State Park is an oceanfront RV campground. Wouldn’t you rather spend your time there exploring the historic Hunting Island lighthouse or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean? We thought so.

View from the Hunting Island Lighthouse, located in Hunting Island State Park on Hunting Island near Beaufort, South Carolina, USA.
View from the Hunting Island Lighthouse, located in Hunting Island State Park on Hunting Island near Beaufort, South Carolina, USA. | Wolfgang Kaehler/Avalon/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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Crystal Cove State Park in California

Crystal Cove State Park offers up some pretty unbeatable views of the California coastline. RVshare reports that vacationers will find a beach with tide pools, sandy coves, and even an underwater park for snorkelers and scuba divers. And if that’s not quite your style? Check out El Moro, a large preserve featuring miles upon miles of hiking and biking trails. 

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Outer Banks KOA Resort in North Carolina

While I haven’t been to the Outer Banks myself, I’ve heard from more than enough people that it makes for a pretty great vacation spot. So, why wouldn’t you want to visit this KOA resort? It’s posted up just on the ocean, with beautiful views of the Atlantic. The Outer Banks KOA Resort in North Carolina offers a ton of other family-friendly amenities, including a poolside café and a fenced-in dog park. And if you need something to do once the sun has gone down? Check out this oceanfront RV campground’s outdoor cinema. 

Dunes and beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Dunes and beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. | John Greim/Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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Oceanside KOA Holiday in Maine

According to Go RVing, Oceanside KOA Holiday in Maine may not be the best oceanfront RV campground for swimmers because of Maine’s chilly waters. But with its views of the rocky and dramatic shores of the coast, it’s hard to beat what this oceanfront RV campground has to offer. From its beautiful sunsets to its short distance to Acadia National Park, Go RVing reports that Oceanside KOA Holiday in Maine is the ideal RV campsite for purchasing a lobster dinner and enjoying it on your waterfront campsite.

The Shore Path Park along the waterfront, Bar Harbor, Mt Desert Island, New England, Maine, USA
The Shore Path Park along the waterfront, Bar Harbor, Mt Desert Island, New England, Maine, USA. | Jumping Rocks/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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Assateague Island State Park, Maryland

This is the place to go if you want to hang out at the beach and have a thing for horses, reports Go RVing. Just be careful not to leave your food out because, according to Go RVing, these wild ponies will come up to your RV to snatch it, if given the chance. Talk about a memorable experience, though. With the Atlantic Ocean just a few steps away, this oceanfront RV campground full of wild horses is bound to be a ton of fun for the whole family.

Wild horses at Assateague Island, Maryland
Assateague Island, Maryland | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

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How to choose the best oceanfront RV campground for your next vacation

There are plenty of oceanfront RV campgrounds across the country. This list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. To find the best oceanfront RV campground for your next vacation, we recommend not only taking a gander at these campsites but doing your own research. Would you prefer to explore the East Coast? Or, are you drawn more to the West Coast? Consider what types of amenities and activities your family expects on their next vacation too. With that information in hand, choosing the best oceanfront RV campground for your next vacation will be an absolute breeze.

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