The Coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina are perfect camping spots for individuals, couples, or families looking for an escape. Many of the camping spots are in more underdeveloped areas away from the busy tourist beach towns. Instead, campers can experience tranquil beach views and private fishing opportunities.
The coastline covers 488 miles along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Families can park, turn on the RV air conditioner, and be lulled to sleep by the sound of ocean waves. Campers who spend their days and evenings at any of these beach camping sites will love the Carolina Coast and may find it hard to leave.
To help you plan your trip, we’ve rounded up the best beach camping sites on the Carolina Coast. Happy Planning!
- Camp Hatteras RV Resort & Campground
Located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in Hatteras, this RV campground offers 400 RV sites with modern amenities, as well as tent sites and cabins. Families can rent kayaks and jet skis on site. Most importantly, the resort is surrounded by water ensuring the beach is just steps away from your tent or RV.
- Carolina Beach State Park
Located on an island just outside of Wilmington, North Carolina, this state park is a fantastic camping location. In addition to a marina and boat slips, this state park also offers miles of trails for those who enjoy hiking. Plus, the beach is within walking distance of the secluded camping area.
- Hunting Island State Park
Located in Hunting Island, South Carolina this state park offers tent and RV camping. In addition to being a favorite for beachside camping, families also enjoy exploring the island itself and visiting the Hunting Island lighthouse. It is the only lighthouse in the state that is publicly accessible.
- Huntington Beach State Park
Located in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina, this state park offers RV and tent camping along the beautiful beach. Families will enjoy fishing, bird watching, and exploring the trails in the state park. In addition, this state park is also home to Atalaya Castle, which families are invited to explore.
- Edisto Beach State Park
Located in Edisto Beach, South Carolina, this state park welcomes RV’s and tent campers. In addition to beach access, this state park also has picturesque views of the salt marsh along with a 4 mile trail for guests to explore.
While these camping spots are located in quieter areas, they are all short drives from some of the more popular Carolina tourist destinations such as Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Campers can take quick trips into town to pick up necessities or visit historical monuments.
A tip from a Southerner – it is hot here in the summer. Make sure your RV air conditioners are working well and drink plenty of water. We’d hate for you to melt. With air conditioning, a cool drink, and a beautiful view, we are sure you will fall in love with the Carolina Coast. Happy Camping!