What are some good places for oceanfront camping in Florida?


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As of 2015, some popular places for oceanfront or beachside camping in Florida include Long Key State Park, Bahia Honda State Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Biscayne National Park and Canaveral National Seashore. Other popular oceanfront camping locations include Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, Cayo Costa Island State Park, Johnson Beach and Fort Pickens, the last two of which are part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

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The campground at Long Key State Park features a total of 60 RV and tent camping sites, while nearby Bahia Honda State Park, also located in the Florida Keys, has a total of 80 tent and RV sites. Camping at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area is allowed at 34 sites located directly on Flagler Beach.

Biscayne National Park consists of a small group of undeveloped islands near Miami, and camping is allowed at Boca Chita Key and Elliot Key. Both campgrounds have toilets, but fresh water and cold showers are only available at the Elliot Key campground. The islands are only accessible by boat, similar to the campground at Cayo Costa State Park.

Canaveral National Seashore allows camping from November to April in two small camp sites, both of which are within walking distance from the parking area and restrooms.

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