Camping Near Atlantic Beach, South Carolina

by Jessica Benes
Experience the beauty and waters of camping along South Carolina's coast.

Experience the beauty and waters of camping along South Carolina's coast.

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The beach along the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina is ideal for camping because of the mild weather. Visit camping sites that offer RV or tent-camping along the Atlantic Ocean beaches at Myrtle Beach or nearby islands to fish in freshwater or the ocean, socialize, dance, sing and swim.

Myrtle Beach Travel Park

Activities are offered all year at the Myrtle Beach Travel Park in South Carolina so travelers can get the most of the beach and Atlantic Ocean. In the summer, enjoy bands, line dancing, karaoke, crafts, horseshoes, rubber duckie races, girl's night, shark tooth hunts and Watersise (exercise). Amenities at the beach sites include 50 amp service, cable, free wireless Internet, covered shelter and parking. The park also has a laundromat, bath houses, telephones, camp store and worship services. If campers need a break from the salt water, there is also a fresh water lake and swimming pool. At time of publication, rates are $67 a night during the summer months.

Apache Family Campground and Pier

Visit the Apache Family Campground at Myrtle Beach and experience a beach site or wooded area site year round. During the summer, the Apache Pier hosts entertainment every night. This includes beach music, line dancing and karaoke. There is also pool games, fish fries, fishing tournaments and children's activities. Sunday nondenominational church serves are held all year. The website contains a schedule of particular events. At time of publication, rates are $58 a night for standard hook-up. Other campgrounds at Myrtle Beach include Lakewood Campground, KOA Kampground, Ocean Lakes Campground, Pirate Land or Willow Tree Resort.

Huntington Beach State Park

This lesser-known site for camping on the ocean is located in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Campers can fish from a jetty in the ocean or bird-watch on the East Coast. Individuals interested in history can visit Atalaya, a Moorish-style winter home of the sculptress Anna Hyatt the philanthropist Archer Huntington, who left the park and gardens as a legacy. The park also has an environmental education center and nature programs. Visit the freshwater lake to spot an alligator or mink. An Atalaya arts and crafts festival is held in September. The park offers Wi-Fi at the park store. At time of publication, rates are $17 to $26.

Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island, off the coast of South Carolina, is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and offers several RV parks and resorts for campers, such as the Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina. Park amenities include tennis courts, two swimming pools, store, Wi-Fi, hot tub, bath houses, exercise room, nature tours and fishing charters. The park is pet-friendly. At time of publication, waterfront sites are $64 a night.

About the Author

In 2002, Jessica Benes started writing for the "Chadron Record." Since 2006, she has been writing articles, columns and blogs at the "Loveland Reporter-Herald" newspaper. Benes served in the Peace Corps in Ukraine for two years, working as an English teacher and handling the in-country Corps newsletter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design and journalism from Chadron State College.

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