Summer Camping: Sebastian Inlet State Park

Wow! Who would have thought the Summer of 2020 would be the summer of the RV Nation? The numbers are staggering. RV sales have skyrocketed 600% over last year and 80% of those are first time buyers (per a podcast on iheartradio). I will admit I tossed around the idea of purchasing or renting an RV. However, I decided I’m going to pitch a tent and head to Sebastian Inlet State Park.

I grew up glamping in an RV so this tent thing is going to be interesting. Whether you are an expert or a novice camper I have come across some awesome resources and information to share. I love www.girlcamper.com. This resource offers a ton of information and tips for the novice to the expert. There are a podcast and information on parks throughout the United States. I was planning on hitting the road this summer to drive from Florida to Utah but then Corona Virus happened and there is too much social unrest. Needless to say, I will be staying in Florida. First stop, Sebastian Inlet State Park: A little gem on the Atlantic.

photo from Sebastian Inlet Webcam

Since I love the beach I am dialing it down to Atlantic parks. One of my favorites is Sebastian Inlet State Park; which is 45 minutes from my home. Having grown up on the Treasure Coast, Sebastian inlet is a favorite surf town. As a teen, I would attend surfing competitions and events in Sebastian. Camping isn’t directly on the beach but close enough. You will never get bored or run out of things to do. The south side of the inlet is for campers. There are beautiful beaches, a boat ramp, canoeing, and the Indian River Lagoon. Be sure to have exact cash when paying in cash. The park also takes credit cards. Contact the park directly at 321-984-4852 for current safety precautions and Cororna Virus updates. Check out their webcam for really cool pictures and beach conditions. If you are looking for a little authentic Florida nightlife, the atmosphere at Captain Hiram’s Resort offers restaurants and bars right on the Indian River. Dine and have a few drinks among live entertainment. This beautiful resort is approximately 12 miles from the Inlet State Park but it’s worth the trip to break away from the campground. Before heading over, check with the resort for their updated Corona Virus policies on capacity and live entertainment. Follow up with the resort on their pet policies if you are traveling with pets.

What are your top Florida destinations?

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