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Best Beach Camping in Georgia

Best Beach Camping in Georgia

Posted by Wet Sounds on 7th Dec 2021

Relax and unwind this summer at one of Georgia's many beautiful coastal campsites. From luxury camping facilities with RV hookups to primitive tent sites designed for roughing it, you'll find a number of stunning locations along the Georgia coast that allow unparalleled access to the great outdoors. Whether you'd rather kick back in a hammock, rent a bike and explore scenic trails, or kayak through pristine wetlands, beach camping in Georgia offers a little something for everyone.

Jekyll Island Campground

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Situated on 18 wooded acres and adorned with stunning oak trees draped with Spanish moss, Jekyll Island Campground offers some of the best beach camping in Georgia. If imagining the picturesque ambience of this idyllic campsite doesn't sell you, then maybe knowing that it's within walking distance of Clam Creek and Driftwood Beach will. Rent a bike and take a ride on one of the nearby trails, or spend the afternoon exploring a bird sanctuary up close — the possibilities are truly endless.

Jekyll Island Campground is home to 179 total campsites, including 167 full-hookup sites and 12 primitive tent sites, making it an ideal location to host gatherings with your closest family members and friends. With amenities like free Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, and a fully stocked general store, you'll have everything you need to feel right at home while camping on the Georgia coast.

River's End Campground on Tybee Island

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Only a half-mile from the beach and just a short drive from downtown Savannah, River's End Campground is a popular vacation spot, boasting pet-friendly accommodations, a community pavilion for hosting events, and Tybee's largest swimming pool. Whether you opt for one of their spacious 400 square-foot cabins that sleep up to six or choose to stay in one of their more primitive campsites, you're sure to have a great time at this family-friendly locale. Tybee Island hosts a variety of fun-filled events throughout the year, so be sure to check out River's End Campground's Annual Event Calendar before you go.

Cabretta Campground on Sapelo Island

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Located within the R.J. Reynolds Wildlife Refuge, Cabretta Campground offers a little slice of paradise right here on the Georgia coast. For those looking for a truly one-of-a-kind experience, you'll want to add this campsite to your bucket list. Featuring beautiful live oaks, Lowcountry scenery, and exceptional views of the night sky, the immaculate grounds of Cabretta Campground are only accessible by ferry, making it one of the most secluded Georgia coastal campgrounds you'll find.

Little Tybee Island Beach Camping

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An uninhabited nature preserve that's ideal for the true outdoor enthusiast, Little Tybee Island is a hidden gem that's only accessible by boat, kayak, or jet ski. If you don't have one of these modes of transportation, you can also get to Georgia coastal campground using a local charter service. During certain times of year, these charters will give you a tour as well. 

Since you won't find any hotels or other dwellings on the island, it's likely you'll have the place all to yourself, unless of course, you run into fellow campers. Pack the essentials: your tent, a few days worth of supplies, and your Wet Sounds SHIVR cooler with a built-in speaker. You'll be well-prepared for an adventure-filled weekend.

Cumberland Island National Seashore Camping

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To get a taste of true primitive beach camping in Georgia, you'll definitely want to check out Cumberland Island National Seashore. For a real treat, you can hike to one of the three wilderness sites within the national seashore:

  • Hickory Hill: 5.5 miles from the ranger station.
  • Yankee Paradise; 7.5 miles from the ranger station.
  • Brickhill Bluff: 10.5 miles from the ranger station. 

With no on-site facilities at these wilderness sites, you'll want to bring everything you might need with you, including a water purification device since the water isn't treated. But trust us, the peace and tranquility is well worth it!

Little Raccoon Island Glamping

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If you're searching for a camping experience like no other, look no further than Little Raccoon Island. For those new to the world of glamping, it's a little different from your traditional camping experience. At Little Raccoon Island, you'll arrive to a pre-pitched tent featuring a weather-proof exterior and an ultra-comfortable bed made from deluxe memory foam. In addition to luxurious accommodations, Little Raccoon Island also offers several enticing amenities, like lessons on ancient oyster reefs, chef-prepared meals, and dolphin-watching boat tours. This is a camping experience you don't want to miss.

Ossabaw Island Camping

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Ossabaw Island is an undeveloped barrier island off of the coast of Georgia that offers three primitive campsites: South End Beach Camp, Middle Place, and Shorter Shelter. While visitors must bring any and all supplies they might need to Middle Place, as there's no outhouse or facilities at this location, South Bend and Shorter Shelter both offer covered pavilions, facilities with bathrooms and showers, and ample tent space for campers. Regardless of which campsite you choose, you'll need to bring your own food and water since the water on Ossabaw Island is not chemically treated.

Blythe Island Regional Park Camping

Perfect for the entire family, Blythe Island Regional Park spans over 1,000 acres. It's conveniently located close to the town of Brunswick, where you can find award-winning restaurants and shops. This regional park offers a different kind of beach camping experience, but it's one that you'll love. This is one of the Georgia RV parks on the beach that offers water electric and sewer at every campsite. In addition to camping, Blythe Island Regional Park is home to a freshwater lake and an on-site marina and boat dock, so you can spend the day swimming, fishing, or boating.

Whether you're a local or you're from out of town, planning a beach camping trip to Georgia means you can take advantage of stunning coastal views when you head to any of the campsites mentioned above. No matter where on the Georgia coast you decide to go this summer, don't forget to pack your cooler speaker for a guaranteed good time.