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Go RVing To These East Coast Campgrounds

Hit the road in your RV and explore these campgrounds along the East Coast, as recommended by Jeff Crider!

RV enthusiasts who live near the Atlantic Coast have numerous options available for both beach and waterfront camping. Go RVing has identified more than 50 campgrounds from Florida to Maine that either have waterfront campsites or views or are a short walk from the beach. Following are short descriptions of each park, which we’ve listed in alphabetical order by state:

Sun Outdoors Rehoboth Bay in Millsboro: Formerly known as Massey's Landing, this is a luxury RV resort and waterfront campground on the shores of Rehoboth Bay. Amenities include a private beach, watercraft rentals and a swimming pool with a swim-up bar as well as boat slip rentals and planned activities.

  • Big Pine Key Resort in Big Pine Key: This 10-acre resort features waterfront RV sites as well as rustic campsites and Airstream and luxury travel trailer rentals. 
  • Boyd's Key West Campground: Boyd’s has 200 RV sites and 50 tent sites. Through a partnership with Key West RV Rentals, they’ll set up a travel trailer on site and have it ready and waiting when guests arrive. “We have guests that fly down and rent an RV,” park co-owner Shaun Hamilton said, adding that the drive south of Miami to Key West is a once in a lifetime adventure that includes passing Everglades National Park. Many of Boyd’s guests also enjoy snorkeling at Dry Tortugas Island. “The water quality there is incredible,” Hamilton said. Onsite amenities at Boyd’s include a swimming pool and a food truck that provides breakfast and lunch. The food truck vendor, De Luna’s Cafe, specializes in delicious Cuban cuisine, which is highly sought after, Hamilton said.
  • Fiesta Key RV Resort and Marina in Long Key: This 28-acre Thousand Trails resort sits on its own private island. Amenities include a swimming pool and spa, an on-site restaurant and a bar on the beach. Popular nearby attractions include Long Key State Park, the Dolphin Research Center, and Bun n’ Mary’s Dive Center.
  • Grassy Key RV Park and Resort in Marathon: This park offers waterfront, premium and standard RV sites with water, sewer, electrical and cable hookups with a free WiFi hotspot at the clubhouse. Beautiful sunsets and views of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico are visible throughout the resort. For those who bring their own boats, the resort’s docks offer easy navigation into the Gulf.
  • Jolly Roger's RV Resort in Marathon: This resort features full hookup sites that include cable TV, a secluded harbor with a large dock with boat slips, a heated swimming pool, a covered pavilion, a tiki hut setup upon a white sand beach, a swimming and snorkeling area, and a fenced in dog park.
  • Key Largo Kampground & Marina in Key Largo: This park sits on 40 acres alongside the Atlantic Ocean, off the main South Creek channel in a sheltered cover. The park offers RV sites, including waterfront sites, as well as a marina with 14 wet slips to dock your boat. The park is just a few minutes south of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
  • Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA Resort in Sugarloaf Key: Amenities at this park include a swimming pool and hot tub; a full-service marina with boat rentals; an onsite restaurant; a poolside pub; an interactive dog park; and a private beach. Activities include snorkeling while planned activities are available during the winter season.
  • Sun Outdoors Islamorada: This is a brand new, all-ages resort with RV sites and rental accommodations with ocean views. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, state of the art clubhouse, and poolside cabanas.
  • Sun Outdoors Key Largo: This resort offers 35 full-hookup RV sites with cable TV and WiFi service. Amenities include a boat launch, docks and a small private beach perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Rental accommodations are also available.
  • Sun Outdoors Marathon in Marathon: This all-age RV resort features exclusive access to 300 feet of secluded waterfront nestled along the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This resort also has its own private marina with 16 boat slips, a fishing area, a fish cleaning station, and access to the resort’s boat ramp. Other amenities include a swimming pool and recreation hall for planned activities and events and a waterfront tiki hut.
  • Sun Outdoors Sugarloaf Key in Summerland Key: This existing resort, formerly known as Lazy Lakes RV Resort, opened in October with 73 full hookup RV sites and 20 vacation cottages following a multimillion-dollar upgrade. Blue Water Development Corp. said it invested just over $14 million into the purchase and renovation of this resort, which is located in the Florida Keys along a seven-acre saltwater lake surrounded by parks and mangroves. Resort amenities include Aqua Bana, kayak and paddleboard rentals.
  • Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina in Big Pine Key: This 75-acre resort offers waterfront RV sites and a wide range of amenities, including a marina with boat docks, a swimming pool, and an outdoor pavilion. Activities include dancing, volleyball, pickleball and tennis courts, and simply relaxing on the beach. Paddle board and kayaks are available for rent.
Fiesta Key RV Resort in Long Key
Photo courtesy of Encore RV Resorts


  • Bar Harbor/Oceanside KOA Holiday in Bar Harbor: This campground offers private oceanfront access. Park amenities include a tour shuttle and onsite restaurant.
  • Libby's Oceanside Campground in York: This waterfront campground is adjacent to Long Sands Beach.
  • Megunticook Campground in Rockport: This waterfront campground features shaded, full-hookup RV sites and scenic views.
  • Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort in Belfast: This 44-site waterfront resort with private ocean access has a rich history of welcoming campers from around the world, dating back to the late 1930s. Amenities including a kayak launch area, cornhole and horseshoes. The park is located on the shores of Penobscot Bay in scenic mid-coast Maine.
  • Moorings II Oceanfront RV Resort in Searsport: This campground, which opened in 2023, has 45 sites with views of the bay and private ocean access and a kayak launch. The park also has an oceanfront common area with fire pit rings and picnics tables, horseshoes and cornhole games. Moorings II is 1.8 miles from the original Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort in Belfast.
  • Mt Desert Narrows Campground in Bar Harbor: This waterfront resort is situated along Thomas Bay. Park amenities include a swimming pool and volleyball courts. Planned activities include ice cream socials and magic shows. 
  • Narrows Too Campground in Trenton: Many of the campsites at this park have ocean views. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, hiking trails, community fire circles and an entertainment center.
  • Sagahadoc Bay Campground on Georgetown Island: This campground has 1,200 feet of frontage along the ocean and direct access to the water, including several RV sites sites that are just a few steps away from the water. 
  • Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping in Searsport: This campground offers campsites along Penobscot Bay. This park offers numerous interesting activities, including cooking classes, wood paddle carving and acrylic painting.
Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA in Bar Harbor, Maine
Photo courtesy of Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA in Bar Harbor, Maine


Sun Retreats Dennis Port in Dennis Port: This campground has its own private 500-foot beach on Nantucket Sound. This park offers live entertainment and various adult and youth oriented activities, from corn hole tournaments to its own 5K race.

  • Camp Hatteras in Rodanthe: This campground has frontage along both the ocean and sound and offers a mix of RV and tent sites and park model RV rentals. Amenities include a heated indoor pool; outdoor pool; a kiddie pool; a Jacuzzi; a dog park, pickleball, tennis and basketball courts; miniature golf; cornhole; and bicycle rentals. Water sports equipment rentals are available at the park’s marina.
  • Cape Hatteras / Outer Banks KOA Resort in Rodanthe:This campground features RV and tent sites as well as rental accommodations. Amenities include an onsite restaurant for breakfast and lunch, water slides and a jumping pillow.
  • Goose Creek Campground in Newport: Located on Bogue Sound along the Intracoastal Waterway, this RV park features a relaxing atmosphere and an undisturbed beach location. Amenities include a swimming pool and onsite restaurant.
  • Holiday Trav L Park in Emerald Isle: This beachfront campground offers grassy campsites. Amenities include  70-foot-long swimming pool, a go kart track and an onsite wine market and store. Planned activities include live music.
  • Ocean Waves Campground in Waves: This 68-site park features ocean access and a swimming pool, camp store and game room.
  • Outer Banks West / Currituck Sound KOA Holiday in Coinjock: This campground has RV and tent sites and rental accommodations. Amenities include an onsite restaurant, a 9 hole golf course, a banana boat, fishing kayaks and watersports equipment.
  • Rodanthe Watersports & Campground in Rodanthe: This campground features RV and tent sites. The park also offers kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals as well as sailboat rentals and lessons.
  • Waterway RV Campground in Cedar Point: This park features RV sites along the scenic Intercoastal Waterway in Cedar Point. Amenities include a swimming pool, store, hiking trails and a boat dock/marina.
Cape Hatteras Outer Banks KOA Resort in Rodanthe
Photo courtesy of Cape Hatteras Outer Banks KOA Resort in Rodanthe


  • Apache Family Campground & Pier in Myrtle Beach: This campground and pier has been a popular destination for families and fishermen since the 1950s. Originally a small fishing pier, the campground evolved over the years with the addition of cabins, campsites, and RV hookups. The pier, once almost destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989, was rebuilt – standing 1,206 feet long over the Atlantic Ocean – making it the East Coast’s longest wooden fishing pier, according to the campground’s website. Campground amenities include a swimming pool, playgrounds and a general store. The pier is popular with fishing enthusiasts hoping to catch flounder, Spanish mackerel and bluefish.
  • Carolina Shores RV Resort in Myrtle Beach: This 80-acre oceanfront resort offers each beach access and numerous amenities, including a swimming pool, lazy river and miniature golf.
  • Lakewood Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach: This resort has one half square mile of beachfront property. Amenities include a water park, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball courts, a mini golf course, beach volleyball courts, live shows in the park’s beachfront amphitheater and organized activities for kids and teens.
  • Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach: Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson built this campground in 1970 along with their five daughters. The park opened on July 2, 1971 with 30 campsites and one bathhouse. Today, Ocean Lakes is still owned and operated by the Jackson family and the park has grown to become one of the largest RV resorts in the country with 859 campsites and 2,569 annual lease sites on 310 oceanfront acres with nearly one mile of beachfront. Summer activities include family ceramics classes, tie dye, scavenger hunts, fishing tournaments in the surf for all ages as well as miniature golf tournaments for adults and children. The campground also has an onsite Nature Center Discovery Lab.
  • PirateLand Family Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach: This beachfront campground features an Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, a 510-foot lazy river and a pirate-themed splash pool. The park also provides hundreds of chaise lounge chairs on its 18,000-square foot sundeck.


  • Beth Page Camp Resort in Urbanna: Bordering Chesapeake Bay, this resort has a beautiful freshwater lake, beach and aqua trampoline. This resort features numerous activities, including arts and crafts, crabbing, yoga, kayaking, hay wagon rides, and live entertainment.
  • Cape Charles / Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort in Cape Charles: This campground has its own private beach as well as a dog beach. Enjoy waterfront views and stunning sunsets with a cocktail on the deck at the onsite Sunset Beach Bar & Grille, or order up specialty coffee drinks and ice cream at Happy Jack's Cafe.
  • Grey's Point Camp in Topping: This Bayfront campground with beach access also has a waterpark with two twisting slides and a splash zone. Kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals are available.
  • Sun Outdoors Cape Charles in Cape Charles: This resort, formerly known as Cherrystone Family Camping Resort, features over 300 acres of natural waterfront in addition to two Olympic-size swimming pools, a beach-entry pool for little ones, an 18-hole miniature golf course, four fishing piers, an onsite cafe and snack shack, two fenced dog parks and a designated dog beach, as well as sports equipment and watercraft rentals.
  • Sun Outdoors Chesapeake Bay in Temperanceville: Located along the waterfront of Pocomoke Sound, this resort features a private beach as well as a zero-entry swimming pool, splash pad and planned activities.
  • Sun Outdoors Chincoteague Bay in Chincoteague: This waterfront, island resort features a half mile of shoreline and a private fishing pier and boardwalk as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
Blue Water Development Corp
Photo courtesy of Blue Water Development Corp


Jeff Crider


Jeff Crider, President and CEO of Crider Public Relations, has been involved in covering the campground industry for over 25 years. Jeff has worked as a freelance writer for publications such as RV Business, Motor Home Magazine, Trailer Life, Highways and other Affinity Group Inc. publications since 1995. He has also successfully pitched many of the nation's top tier media outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Financial Times, Reuters, The Associated Press and National Public Radio. In addition to writing, Jeff is also a talented photographer and humanitarian.