Oceanfront Campgrounds in Georgia

by Ian Farquharson
Coastal camping locations in Georgia include Cumberland Island.

Coastal camping locations in Georgia include Cumberland Island.

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Georgia forms part of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, with the state having around 100 miles of coastline. This stretches from the Savannah River in the north of the state to the St. Marys River in the south. It's a beautiful area to visit, with camping on the oceanfront a great way to see it. Vacationers who do this have the choice of a few campgrounds along the coast.

Cumberland Island Sea Camp

Cumberland Island (nps.gov) lies at the southern end of Georgia's coastline, forming one of the largest of the state's barrier islands. Managed by the National Park Service, the island offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including developed sites for camping. The Sea Camp Campground provides Atlantic Ocean views, with the site connected directly to the beach by boardwalks. It has 18 tent campsites in total, with 16 for individuals, and two for groups of 10 to 20. Facilities include a restroom with cold-water showers, and each campsite has a grill and picnic table.

Jekyll Island Campground

Located towards the southern end of the Georgia coastline, Jekyll island (jekyllisland.com) has a paved causeway allowing vehicles to gain access. The island covers an area of around 5,700 acres, with the campground at its northern tip, offering both tent and RV campsites. A total of 206 campsites are available, with those for RVs having utility hookups. The campground extends to around 18 acres, and provides easy access to Driftwood Beach. Other attractions include a fishing pier, 20 miles of bike trails and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

Sapelo Island State Park

More centrally located on the Georgia coastline, Sapelo Island State Park (gastateparks.org) can be reached by ferry, and offers overnight accommodation of a group campground or the Reynolds Mansion. Managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the tent campground has space to accommodate 15 to 25 people. Facilities include a restroom with hot showers, grill and water spout. The campsite lies on an area of the island known as Cabretta, which has Atlantic Ocean views and easy access to the beach.

Skidaway Island State Park

The Skidaway Island State Park (gastateparks.org) lies in the north of Georgia, close to the city of Savannah. Covering an area of around 590 acres, the park is managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. It has 87 developed campsites offering individual tent and RV camping, with utility hookups available for the latter. Other facilities include three primitive pioneer campgrounds for groups of 10 or more, picnic shelters, an observation tower and an interpretive center.

River's End Campground and RV Park

The location of Tybee Island, close to Savannah at the northern end of Georgia's coastline, has earned it the nickname of "Savannah's beach." The River's End Campground and RV Park (cityoftybee.org) on the island has more than 100 campsites ranging from those with primitive tent camping to those offering full-utility-hookup RV camping. The campground lies close to River Beach, with nearby amenities including a swimming pool, a store and a games room.

About the Author

Ian Farquharson has worked as a freelance writer since 2008. He has written for individual clients, as well as various online publications, and brings sports and travel expertise to eHow. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from Dundee College of Technology.

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