Beach camping near Punta Gorda with hiking

Make a splash kayaking, fishing, and basking on Florida’s beaches when camping near Punta Gorda.

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5 top beach campgrounds near Punta Gorda with hiking

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Bell Oaks Ranch

6 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Englewood, FL
With a year under our belt we are so excited to finally have the chance to host on our property. This land is very special to us and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. The perfect place to unwind and disconnect from the busy day to day surrounded by nature, farm animals and wildlife. Located in one of the best spots in Florida near top hiking trails, horse farms, and near the beautiful FL beaches.
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Costa Myakka

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Myakka City, FL
Welcome to the "Wild and Scenic Myakka River"! Our 20 acre ranch has everything from Longhorn cattle, to a white sand beach. We like to say our sand is like Siesta Key, except it's...in a swamp. Our property is not too far upstream from the Myakka State park, and parking is never a problem. ;-) We have a beautiful homestead, and you have the choice of a furnished camper with water and power hookups in our pasture, or 2 primative tent or RV spots on the edge of a beautiful stand of Live Oak trees and Sabal palms along the river. We have a porta potty on site that is regularly maintained. Bring your family, bring your dog, bring your friends.....and don't forget to bring a fishing pole!
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Serenity in the Tropics

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Englewood, FL
Sleep under the stars and the palm trees in a lovely and quiet neighborhood 15 min from the crystal clear water and white sand of world class Gulf Coast beaches. 25 minutes to Caspersen Beach- shark tooth capitol of the world! Myakka State Park with tropical forest hiking trails and biking, and river kayaking opportunities is only a 20 min drive. Local Thursday Farmers Market in Old Towne Englewood is a can't miss. Easy access in and out for most sizes of RV's. Hosts (avid RV'ers themselves) live on site on the main lot and can help with information on what's available in the local area- grocery stores, fuel, RV dump sites, restaurants, etc. RV parking is on the home's second lot- sites are on each side of a .25 acre lot. A 30 amp plug  and fresh water hookup is available for each site. Dump site is close by at a local RV resort. Pets allowed but must be on leash at ALL times and pet waste must be immediately picked up and thrown away. Trash disposal is available onsite. For the sake of the neighbors, quiet hours are from 9pm-6am. Need beach supplies? Ask about our beach umbrella, beach chairs, shark tooth sifters, and beach toys- all available for a low daily rental fee. Manasota Key- 15 min Boca Grande- 25 min Venice Beach- 35 min Sanibel Island- 1 hr, 45 minLearn more about this land:Sleep under the stars and the palm trees in a lovely and quiet neighborhood 15 min from the crystal clear water and white sand of world class Gulf Coast beaches. 25 minutes to Caspersen Beach- shark tooth capitol of the world! Myakka State Park with tropical forest hiking trails and biking, and river kayaking opportunities is only a 20 min drive. Local Thursday Farmers Market in Old Towne Englewood is a can't miss. Easy access in and out for most sizes of RV's. Hosts (avid RV'ers themselves) live on site on the main lot and can help with information on what's available in the local area- grocery stores, fuel, RV dump sites, restaurants, etc. RV parking is on the home's second lot- sites are on each side of a .25 acre lot. A 30 amp plug  and fresh water hookup is available for each site. Dump site is close by at a local RV resort. Pets allowed but must be on leash at ALL times and pet waste must be immediately picked up and thrown away. Trash disposal is available onsite. For the sake of the neighbors, quiet hours are from 9pm-6am. Need beach supplies? Ask about our beach umbrella, beach chairs, shark tooth sifters, and beach toys- all available for a low daily rental fee. Manasota Key- 15 min Boca Grande- 25 min Venice Beach- 35 min Sanibel Island- 1 hr, 45 min
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Suncoast RV Getaway

4 sites · RVs1 acre · Venice, FL
We fell in love with Shamrock Park so when this home came up for sale we knew we had to have it. Our love of the trees and the water came to a beautiful union here. We are surrounded by woods but can still hear the beach waves crashing at night from our backyard. The beach is a quarter of a mile away as the bird flies. Visitors of all shapes and sizes welcome us day and night including gopher tortoises, alligators, painted buntings, pleated wood peckers, red cardinals, endangered scrub jays, gray catbirds, black racer snakes, coachwhip snakes, legless lizards, iguanas, coyotes, bobcats, and armadillos to name a few. We can escape the city life without leaving the city. A quick hike through our backyard and we are in the 80 acre Shamrock Park that includes the Intracoastal Waterway, and Legacy Trail. The local beaches are a quick drive away, where you can spend the day hunting for sea shells and sharks teeth. Come share our piece of paradise! Learn more about this land: This gravel site is approximately 40 feet x 25 feet, level and will accommodate RVs of up to 35 feet. Sits in the front yard of our home adjacent to 30 foot tall areca palms . Includes water, sewer (connection hose needed) and 30 amp electric service available. We want to share our tropical oasis with RV'ers that want to experience south Venice. Walking distance to 80 acre Shamrock Park, Intracoastal Waterway, and The Legacy Trail. Hiking, biking, and fishing all within walking distance. Less than 3 miles from local beaches including Venice beach. Family friendly. Pets welcome.
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Pine Island Paradise!

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Saint James City, FL
We fell in love with this place when we moved to Sunny SWFL! It has the best sunsets and sunrises! We are steps away from a beautiful canal that leads out to Pine Island Sound, and easy to get to Sanibel and Captiva islands! We frequently paddle board and fish the canal and sound. We can provide a boat taxi to Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Sanibel or Captiva Islands! Our community has a boat ramp and pool available for additional cost. We have a portable fire pit that can be placed anywhere. Bring your own wood. Full Outdoor kitchen available. Shower and toilet in the shed with a full size kitchen sink, as well. Carport as a common area with table and chairs, flat top griddle/ smoker/ fridge/freezer for sunrise breakfast, and sun shades to keep the rays away on hot days! Learn more about this land: Pine Island Paradise! 3 sites available! Power hook ups up to 50 amp. 1 site with 50 amp hookup, 2 with 30 amp hookup. All sites have fresh water hook up. Black water dump service is available down the road at the koa for a fee. We have a floating dock to make kayaking and paddle boarding easy down our canal into infamous pine island sound! Pool and boat launch available, as well as a spot to dock your boat! Screened lanai as a common area. Bikes available to use. Please check with us to be sure your RV will fit! We are doing some improvements after Hurrican Ian ravished us, so keep in mind some construction will be ongoing! We always have time for a boat ride though!
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Beach camping near Punta Gorda with hiking guide

Overview

Set on the western coast of Florida halfway between Sarasota and Naples, Punta Gorda boasts nearby nature reserves and world-class beaches with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Water activities are a particularly big draw for Hipcampers, who take to the rivers for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing in places like Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park or Myakka River State Park. Anglers can try to hook barracuda, snook, sharks, or grouper. Diverse wildlife, including manatees, bald eagles, and alligators, populate the area—get up close and personal at the Peace River Wildlife Center. RV and tent campsites are plentiful, and camping near the major state parks offers easy access to hiking trails, birdwatching, and other outdoor activities.

Where to go

Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

Just a few miles south of Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park spans over 45,000 acres of natural wilderness and over 100 miles of shoreline. It presents an excellent opportunity to observe such wildlife as manatees, dolphins, and wading birds in mangrove forests, marshes, and pine flatwoods. Kayaks and canoes are the best way to explore the park’s natural beauty. Visitors can explore other areas, but they are remote and primitive, so stick to the trails for cycling and hiking. Several nearby RV resorts offer full hookups for water and electricity, plus boat launches and pools.

Myakka River State Park

Myakka River State Park features a vast wildflower field covered in coreopsis, the state wildflower of Florida. Found at Big Flats Marsh, the yellow blooms are at their most abundant around the middle of May. Canoe, kayak, and fish along the namesake river, or explore miles of hiking and biking trails among pinelands and wetlands. The park also offers wildlife tours by boat and tram. Look out for osprey, limpkins, turtles, and alligators. The park offers six primitive campgrounds for backpackers, including firepits but no potable water. The three larger campgrounds support pet-friendly RV camping with 50-amp service, water hookups, and picnic tables. Some sites have wifi. Laundry, restrooms, and hot showers are here, too.

Oscar Scherer State Park

Easily accessible by major highways and next door to modern housing developments, Oscar Scherer State Park is a natural sanctuary for Florida scrub-jay. The beautiful blue-and-white bird is found only in Florida. The human-made Lake Osprey is a popular spot in summer for freshwater swimming and fishing, catching redfish, bluegill, and largemouth bass. In the winter, bald eagles return to nest here. Look for bobcats, gopher tortoises, and Eastern cottontail rabbits, too. Both tent and RV camping are offered here, including full hookups for electricity and water. Other amenities include grills, picnic tables, playgrounds, accessible restrooms, hot showers, and laundry facilities.

When to go

Like elsewhere in Florida, year-round camping near Punta Gorda is very possible. Many RV resorts with modern amenities can be found throughout the area, providing convenient 50-amp hookups, dump stations, and swimming pools. Temperatures are milder during the winter months, from December to February, making a more comfortable environment for outdoor activities. Migratory birds are another reason to visit in winter. Springtime brings wildflowers, like at Myakka River State Park. Camping during summer can be hot and humid, plus it is hurricane season, so prepare accordingly with plenty of water and other supplies.

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