11 U.S. Beach Camping Destinations Perfect for a Waterfront Getaway


Cape Cod National Seashore 

Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, spans 40 miles along the beautiful Atlantic coastline.


Assateague Island National Seashore 

The island offers miles of beautiful shoreline, scenic views, and recreational opportunities for beach-goers, fishermen, and nature lovers.


Cape Lookout National Seashore

Cape Lookout National Seashore is a protected area along the southern coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. 


Hunting Island State Park

Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort, South Carolina, is a gorgeous coastal destination that offers a variety of recreational activities and tons of natural beauty.


Gulf Islands National Seashore

Gulf Islands National Seashore, stretching from Cat Island, Mississippi, to Florida’s panhandle, is known for its beaches, emerald waters, and marine life.


Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, located on the northern coast of Wisconsin on Lake Superior, consists of 21 islands and over 12 miles of beach on the mainland.


Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys covers over 500 acres, including three separate beaches.


Long Key State Park

The park’s unique ecosystem of mangrove forests and wetlands is home to various fish, crabs, bottlenose dolphins, and sea turtles.


Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore is a barrier island off the South Texas coast stretching 70 miles. It is the largest undeveloped barrier island in the world.


Catalina Island

Catalina Island is a popular tourist spot located approximately 22 miles off the coast of Southern California. The area has gorgeous scenery with a variety of marine life.


Point Reyes National Seashore

The park is known for its rugged coastline, beautiful beaches, and wildlife, including Tule Elk, which were once thought to be extinct.