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5 Waterfront RV Parks for the Ultimate Summer Getaway

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RV parked alongside the water

For many RVers, nothing beats parking your rig at a stunning campground alongside the water. And with warmer weather at our doors, now is the perfect time to plan your summer RV getaway. Thanks to our country’s countless beaches, lakes, and rivers, you’re likely a short drive away from a few waterfront RV parks.

From California to South Carolina, here are five of the best waterfront RV parks to venture to this summer. Be sure to check each location’s website for the latest availability and park news.

1. Campland on the Bay, San Diego, California

Starting off the list is a campground in sunny San Diego called “Campland on the Bay.” Offering a wide range of activities on and off the land, Campland is an excellent location to visit with the family. And with 562 campsites that are RV-friendly, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Pick a spot closer to the water’s edge or stay inland to be closer to the entertainment stage.

Image of an RV waterfront park in San Diego
Photo credits: Campland on the Bay

Activities and Amenities: 

If you’d like to explore San Diego while visiting, Campland is also nearby other popular attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, and SeaWorld.  

Additional amenities include:

  • Full RV hookups available (water/sewer/electric)
  • Can accommodate RVs up to 45’
  • Laundromat
  • Bike rentals
  • Beach and swimming pool access
  • Live entertainment

Rates: standard full hookup rates start at $134/night during summer.

2. Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

Known as the hub of the Grand Strand, millions of tourists visit Myrtle Beach each year to enjoy the area’s coastline and golf courses. And as an RVer, you’ll find no shortage of waterfront RV parks.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is located on the southern end of Myrtle Beach and has been hosting RV travelers for over 50 years. Known as one of the best campgrounds in the country, all 859 campsites at Ocean Lakes come equipped with full hookups and complimentary Wi-Fi. As the name suggests, the campground has plenty of activities to choose from for the whole family.

Activities and Amenities: 

  • Full RV hookups available (water/sewer/electric)
  • Can accommodate RVs up to 45’
  • Mini golf
  • Dog park
  • Heated pool
  • Beach access

Rates: starting at $98/night during peak summer months.

3. Blue Water RV Resort, Freeport, Texas 

Crowning itself as one of the most scenic waterfront RV parks in Texas, Blue Water RV Resort lets visitors explore the beach side of the Lone Star State. Located on Follett’s Island in the Galveston area of the Gulf of Mexico, this gated waterfront RV campground offers RVers over 10 miles of unrestricted beach access. Best of all? All Blue Water’s 179 sites have full hookups, cable TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Blue Water RV resort in Texas as seen from above
Photo credits: Blue Water RV Resort

For those traveling with a boat or jet ski, the campground also has private boat ramps and docks for guests to enjoy.

Activities and Amenities: 

  • Full RV hookups available (water/sewer/electric)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • On-site store for supplies and food
  • Pool house with laundry services
  • Beach access
  • Private boat ramp with fishing pier

Rates: starting at $83/night during peak summer months.

4. Coastal Dunes RV Park & Campground, Oceano, California 

Welcome sign that reads Coastal Dunes RV Park
Photo credits: Coastal Dune RV Park

Are you looking to mix your beach vacation with some off-roading fun? Look no further than Coastal Dunes RV Park & Campground! Located just south of San Luis Obispo, you’ll be steps away from Pismo Beach and the famous Oceano Dunes, where ATV rentals are available. Looking for something more laid back? Consider spending a day visiting award-winning wineries in Arroyo Grande. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Coastal Dunes RV Park has something for everyone.

Activities and Amenities: 

  • Full RV hookups available (water/sewer/electric)
  • Can accommodate RVs up to 40’
  • Laundry services
  • Picnic area with fire pits
  • ATV rentals
  • Beach access

Rates: start at around $50/night.

5. Emerald Beach RV Park, Navarre, Florida

RVs parked alongside the water in Florida
Photo credits: Emerald Beach RV Park

Last on our list (but certainly not least) is Emerald State Park, located near Pensacola, Florida. With its private beach, fishing pier, and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, there’s a lot to love about Emerald Beach RV Park. Being on Florida’s panhandle, you’ll experience a calmer side of the Sunshine State away from the big cities. Every campsite comes with full hooks and complimentary Wi-Fi, and they can even accommodate large rigs up to 60’!

Activities and Amenities: 

  • Full RV hookups available (water/sewer/electric)
  • Free Wi-Fi and digital cable
  • 24-hour laundry room
  • 300 ft. fishing pier
  • Private beach
  • Bathroom and shower facilities

Rates: starting at $89/night during summer.

Stay Protected with RV Insurance 

No matter where you go this summer, it’s essential to always have the proper insurance coverage for your RV. Contrary to what most might believe, a standard auto policy doesn’t offer adequate coverage for your rig in the event of an accident. To learn more about protecting your RV, give one of our RV insurance specialists a call at (866) 501-7335, or get a free quote online.