Imagine waking up to hear the surf against the sandy shore and the rustle of palm leaves above you. Or feeling the morning breeze of the Gulf just steps from your bed. From the comforts of an RV or the solitude of a tent, a camping vacation in Fort Myers can be a unique way to get outdoors.
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With full-service options at most campsites that include Wi-Fi, water and sewer hookups, RV camping gives the satisfaction of the outdoors along with comfort. Not only is it a great introduction to camping for you and your family, but our RV campsites offer a friendly sense of community while you visit.
Many campsites offer something unique, and oftentimes it’s access to nearby experiences and attractions. Check out the Red Coconut RV Park on Fort Myers Beach, which sits between Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. With spaces available right on the sand, you can sleep on the beach in style. At Gulf Waters RV Resort, you’ll find natural tidal wetlands, wildlife and kayaking down the street at San Carlos Bay-Bunche Beach Preserve.
For a little different view, try getting on the water. San Carlos RV Resort & Marina faces Hurricane Bay where endless fishing meets easy boat access to the Gulf of Mexico. Take the helm of a rental yourself, or sign up next door for a boat tour. Just off Tamiami Trail, the campsites at Lakes Park RV border Lakes Regional Park where fresh water covers over 150 acres. With bridge access to paved trails and bike and boat rentals available, you might miss the park’s miniature railway. A 15-minute train ride takes you throughout the north end and departs from the Train Village of the Railroad Museum of South Florida.
Longer stays might require more space along with cozy comforts, and a cabin or cottage offers just that. The deluxe cabins at Fort Myers/Pine Island KOA come in several cheerful colors that match the vibrant personality of restaurants and shops in nearby Matlacha. Where Sanibel and Captiva islands meet at Blind Pass, Castaways Beach & Bay Cottages combines the charm of Old Florida with a Gulf-front location, private marina and kayak rentals.
Of course, if roughing it is more your style, you’ll find just the right accommodations here to make camp. At Cayo Costa State Park, options range from primitive cabins to tent sites to hammock-approved sites. This 9-mile long island is only accessible by boat and along with the Red Coconut RV Park is one of Reader’s Digest’s 25 Best Spots Where You Can Camp On The Beach. As a wonderland for seashell collecting and a natural habitat for wildlife like manatees and shorebirds, it’s easy to see why.
For tent camping that doesn’t require a ferry ride, Koreshan State Park offers sites in the middle of a nationally registered historic place. Along the banks of the Estero River, the remains of the Koreshan Unity Settlement are preserved to their early 20th-century appearance. Tour the simple wooden buildings, kayak calm river waters that flow through the park, or wander the nearby trails to imagine settling there over a hundred years ago.
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