By Dawn S.
Congratulations to Escape Campervans on their new Orlando camper van location! As a Florida native, here are some ideas to inspire your campervan Florida road trip through the Sunshine State.
Visit These Atlantic Coast Beaches While On a Florida Road Trip
Florida’s Atlantic (East) coast has cooler water and bigger waves, it’s your best bet for surfing or riding the waves on a boogie board. You’ll find beaches with lots of hotels, condos, restaurants, and beach bars. But there are some quiet stretches in the mix, too. Here are a few to check out with nearby camping:
- Amelia Island: A place that’s fun to hunt for shark’s teeth at Fort Clinch State Park.
- Little Talbot Island State Park: Located on Little Talbot Island, 17 miles northeast of Jacksonville.
- Washington Oaks Gardens State Park: This place has beautiful gardens and an uncrowded beach with unique coquina rock formations.
- Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area: An oceanfront campground.
- World-famous Daytona Beach: Are you are a race fan? Don’t miss a day at the Daytona International Speedway, and the Nascar Racing Experience. If you have your motorcycle endorsement, you can park your campervan at a campground and rent a bike for the day. Spring break, Bike Week in March, and Biketoberfest in October are big annual events to be mindful of.
- Camp at Tomoka River State Park
- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore: Look for wading birds, waterfowl, gators, hogs, turtles, and deer along the 7 mile Black Point Wildlife Drive. Stop at the Haulover canal boat ramp and drawbridge to view manatees, and visit Playalinda Beach for turquoise water, white sand, and not a hotel in sight. Dixie Crossroads is famous for its southern food and fried shrimp.
- Camp at nearby Sebastian Inlet State Park