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Since the pandemic, the way people vacation has changed.

While humans have always gravitated towards outdoor spaces, physical distancing and lockdowns have made us appreciate our natural surroundings more than ever before.

And now the feeling is, why would you only spend the day immersed in nature, when you can also spend the night?!

RVs have become a hugely popular way to travel since the pandemic, because they allow you to sleep in your destination, and spend time in interesting and exotic places overnight. And beaches specifically can be a great place to park, offering a free ocean view, falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing ashore, and underneath a million stars.

Below are some of the benefits of RV camping on the beach – we would however urge you to research the rules and regulations around beach camping in each specific spot you visit, as these are likely to change.

The Benefits of RV Camping on the Beach

Open Space

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One of the biggest benefits of camping on the beach is the ability to take advantage of the open space. You can spread out, walk on the sand, and gaze out onto the ocean.

The open space of RV camping on the beach is unparalleled, and you’ll often find you have miles and miles of coastline. Though do keep in mind that some beaches won’t allow driving on the beach itself, and will have designated campsites.

Sunshine & Stars

Another benefit of beach RV camping is that there is typically plenty of sunshine, especially in destinations like Cairns, Kiribati, or Rhodes, where the sun shines more than 300 + days of the year.

And when the sun goes down of a night there’s typically very little light pollution as you’re looking out at the ocean, meaning you’re able to sleep under a bright sky of a million stars. 

This can be in stark contrast to dark, depressing hotel rooms you may find yourself paying top dollar for, many of which don’t even offer a view.

And you’ll enjoy a far more satisfying vacation; exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.

If you find yourself needing a respite from the sun at any time, you can always find RV tents from Instent industries. An RV attachment canopy can provide the best of both worlds – sunshine without getting burned.

There Are Beaches Everywhere

Black sand beach Iceland RF

A huge benefit of beaches is that they are everywhere. You can rent an RV and take a trip around Europe, hit up Australia, or if you can’t afford to fly that far, ou can drive up the West Coast and camp on beaches along the way.

RV camping is such a great way to see the coastal landscape of almost any non-landlocked country, and large countries like the United States has so much coastline on offer.

Beaches around the world are also incredibly varied, so you have a lot of different choice; there are golden sand beaches, white sand beaches with swaying palms, red beaches in Peru, and black volcanic sand beaches in Iceland.

You Can Avoid Bad Weather

When you take an RV trip, you can avoid any bad weather you would normally have to deal with when staying in a fabric tent. The RV gives you a sturdy, waterproof roof over your head!

The weather on the coast can be finicky. It can rain randomly before it gets sunny. It can be windy and cold. And this doesn’t always make for the best time when you’re traditionally camping. 

But you’re not lying on the ground when you’re RV camping, and you will liklely have a proper mattress for your bed. Warm blankets and pillows, cooking facilities inside so you don’t have to battle a campfire when it’s raining; RVs are the perfect choice!

Additionally, RV camping is a great way to go in and out. You can leave the coast when the weather is bad by driving out and driving in the next day, without having to pack up your camp.

The benefits of RV camping are many. They are varied.

Taking out an RV to remote landscapes can be one of the best experiences of your life. Whether you are looking for open space to vacation with other families, sunshine, or the peace and solitude that the beach can provide, taking an RV to camp around the coast is one of the best versions of vacationing.

So, next time you are trying to get away, an RV trip to camp on the beach is one of the best ways to take a break.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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