Megan K.
Cocoa Beach, FL
Joined September 2018
Sanibel Island on a Budget

Sanibel Island is a great vacation spot full of vacation homes, white sand beaches, and world-class shell hunting. This is the only campsite available on the entire island, and as a result it is a bit pricier than most camp sites, but it is far and away the most economical way to see the island. It is driving f distance from most of the local tourist sites we stayed for a week and never ran out of things to do.

The campground is less than a mile from the beach, easily walkable and even easier to bike. The campsite is designed to acomódate RV camping and long term mobile home set ups, however there are some lots available for tents as well. Due to the RV and location in city limits there are no campfires allowed, but grills are allowed and the site has very well kept and clean shower/bathroom facilities.

Secluded with gorgeous views

This is a beautiful and secluded park in the heart of Appalachia. Beautiful all year round but definitely best for camping in the spring and summer months. Be sure to bring a jacket as the winds can get quite strong

Out of the norm camping experience - worth the effort!

This park is accessible only by ferry, which makes for a unique and rustic camping experience that is totally worthw the extra effort!

All camping supplies must be brought over by boat in wheelbarrows provides by the parks services. Once on the island there is a small store where you can buy firewood and any miscellaneous items you might have forgotten then catch one of the free shuttle vans that takes you out to the actual campsite ( about a mile from the ferry dock. Would not recommend walking with all your camping stuff).

I came here for my birthday weekend last year and it was a great choice! Staff is super friendly with lots of trail suggestions, lots of hiking options, and very quiet, secluded rustic camping sites. LOVE this place!!!

Beautiful waterfront park year round, great camping

This park is amazing with something to do no matter the time of year. In summer this is a beautiful crystal clear natural spring with swimming, fishing, kayaking, and boat tours. In winter staff closes the swimming access when the temperature drops. The shallow spring water is warmer than air temps, so all the manatees swim up the stream to spend the season in warmer waters and the water is packed with manatees!!!! There can be hundreds in the area per day and it makes for an amazing experience

Sun, snorkeling, and tons of fun

This is a must if you are visiting the keys! The beach is pretty typical Keys - gorgeous but nothing special. What sets this beach apart is not only the picturesque bridge and walking trail, but also the opportunity for snorkeling and guided tours to the reef.

The snorkeling on the beach is good for beginners; you will mostly sea snails and small fish hiding in the sea grass. The park also offers several tours a day going out to a small reef off shore with snorkeling gear and fins available for rent. Be sure to pack reef-safe sunscreen!!!

Beautiful natural spring, perfect weekend getaway

The springs are one of my favorite day getaways! There are beautiful walking trails, beautiful and refreshing cool springs, kayak rentals for $20. There are also some small caves there for anyone who free dives or snorkels. Perfect for a picnic or a nice relaxing afternoon near the water.

The actual campgrounds, themselves, are a ways away from the spring. It would be a good idea to bring a bike as a walk from one to the other might be far for most in the Florida summer heat. The campgrounds are very well kept with a fair bit of space and foliage between sites for privacy. Love this place!

RV friendly with great beach access

This is a great spot to RV camping, less so for tent camping. Nice and clean park amenities conveniently located within biking distance of several restaurants at Port Canaveral for dinner with the family or drinks as you watch the cruise ships leave. The campground, Itself, has easy beach access with great views of the sunrise, however this also means it is typically VERY crowded during the summer months. It’s closeness to the jetty means that the waters on the beach side are fairly calm and blocked from the big waves of ships leaving port but the pier on the other sides of the jetty has water deep enough for fishing and even the occasional sea turtle sighting!

This site is also located very close to the boat launch. If you like deep sea fishing this is a great location to bring your boat or look into one of the day trips offered at the Port about a mile away. Great for a day trip if you are visiting the Orlando area or want to avoid beachside hotel prices on a family vacation.