20 beach camping spots within driving distance of Tampa Bay

Nothing beats bonfires, ocean sunsets and pitching a tent in the sand. Few weekend roadtrips rival beach camping, and some of the…

By CL Staff

Coya Costa State Park 
    Captiva
    Coya Costa State Park is a Gulf Coast island accessible only by boat or kayak. The park features nine miles of shoreline prime for swimming, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and bird watching. Campsites and cabins are available for overnight stays in designated areas. The park also features an amphitheater, cabins, campfire circles and shower stations for guest use. Pets are allowed in the park but not on the beaches or cabin areas and must be kept on a six-foot handheld leash at all times. There is a $2 admission, and tent camping pricing starts at $22
    per night. 
    
    Photo via State Park Website
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22 secluded Florida beach camping spots worth a weekend road trip

What's the point of living on a peninsula if you can't do things like pitch a tent just feet away from the…

By CL Staff

St. George Island State Park
    1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, FL 32328 | 850-927-2111
    This campsite has 60 sites with water, electricity and other amenities, but for campers looking to step out into the real wilderness, two primitive sites can be reached by a 2.5 mile trail or by kayak. 
    
    Photo via fl.stateparks/Instagram
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