Imagine waking up to the lullaby of the surf. Imagine breathing in the rich salt air, blinking against the morning sun as you savor your coffee.
Beach camping indulges all your senses, and Bahia Honda State Park (36850 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL, 33043, 305- 872-2353) is one of the best places on the planet to do it. The Park boasts the best beaches in the Florida Keys, superb snorkeling, bountiful birds, and fabulous fishing.
This popular, scenic destination offers three full-facility campgrounds where you can pitch a tent or park an RV in addition to vacation cabins. You can even camp in your boat. Overnight slip rental includes water, electricity, and full use of the park facilities, which include a bathhouse and showers.
Take a peek at my photos of one of the Park’s beach campsites. If they don’t make you want to get some sand between your stakes, nothing will!
Clever Camper Tip: Campers who make early reservations are happy campers. To make a reservation in a Florida State Park, just visit the State Park website and click the “Book Campsite Now” icon.