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Camping at the Beach—5 RV-Friendly Locations on the East Coast

From Maine to Florida, the east coast of the United States offers plenty of places where you can park your RV and enjoy the sight and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. We’ve included just five of these locations. For more spots, check out RV Share’s 10 Best Waterfront RV Campgrounds and Do It Yourself RV’s 8 Scenic Oceanfront Campgrounds On The East Coast

Maine

Libby’s Oceanside Camp — PO Box 40, US Route 1A, York Harbor, ME 03911-0040, 207-363-4171, libbyscampground@gmail.com 

Established in 1923, Libby’s Oceanside Camp is operated by the third and fourth generation members of the Davidson family. Camp amenities include free Wi-Fi and modern restrooms with hot showers, with all RV sites including water, sewer, 30 or 50 amp electric, and cable TV. All facilities are handicap accessible and pets are allowed although they must be leashed at all times. Reservations are accepted by mail and email beginning April 21st and by phone beginning May 1st. Rates are available here and camp rules are available here. View the campgrounds map here.

New Hampshire

Hampton Beach State Park RV Campground — 8 State Park Rd., Hampton, NH 03842, 603-926-8990

The only RV park directly on the New Hampshire coast, Hampton Beach State Park RV Campground offers 28 sites with full hook-ups. (Note: no tents or pop-ups permitted.) The RV campground is open from early May to the end of October with reservations available by calling 603-926-8990, with fee information available here. (Information about Hampton Beach State Park is available here.) Campground policies are available here. Pets are not permitted in the day-use area or on the beach. Pets are not permitted in the RV campground from April 1st through September 15th but are permitted in the RV campground from September 16th through campground closing.

Maryland

Assateague State Park — 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD 21811, 410-641-1441, email link

Assateague State Park and wild horses are almost synonymous since the horses have been on the island since the seventeenth century. You can view the horses (at a safe distance, please!) or just enjoy exploring the sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests, and coastal bays. Campgrounds with RV parking are available on both the Oceanside and bayside, although no hookups are available. Camping facilities include chemical toilets, cold-water showers, and drinking water. Reservations are required from March 15 through November 15, with campsite reservations available six months in advance. Reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777 (10:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST) or visiting www.recreation.gov. View laws and policies here and rules regarding pets are available here.

North Carolina

Camp Hatteras RV Resort — 24798 NC HWY 12, P.O. Box 10, Waves, NC  27968, 252-987-2777, camping@camphatteras.com

Family-owned since 1991, Camp Hatteras Resort has more than 400 sites with concrete pads and full-hook-ups. Located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the 50-acre campground offers a choice of Atlantic Ocean or Pamlico Sound-front camping as well as numerous amenities: indoor heated pool, outdoor and kiddie pool, jacuzzi, a marina with water sports rentals, five bathhouses, and four laundry facilities as well as cable TV and Wi-Fi. Pets are allowed in the park and on the beach but must be on a leash at all times. There is a $3.00 per pet, per night charge in the park. A map and rate information is available here, and park rules and regulations can be viewed here.

Florida 

Flagler by the Sea Campgrounds — 2982 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Flagler Beach, FL 32136, 386-439-2124, info@flaglerbythesea.com

At Flagler by the Sea Campgrounds, you can wake each morning and fall asleep each night to the sound of the waves hitting the beach since every one of the 31 RV sites comes with an ocean view. Flagler has been home to RV-ers for more than two decades, and has four types of RV sites based on view, preference, and proximity to the ocean, with all including full hookups (water/sewer/electric) and free Wi-Fi. Tent camping and/or car camping is not permitted anywhere on the campground. Pets are allowed but cats and dogs must be leashed at all times. Additional policies and rules are available on each campsite category: Elite, Premier, Ocean View, and A1A East.

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