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17 Top Beach Camping Spots in the U.S.

US News & World Report - Travel Logo By Christine Smith of US News & World Report - Travel | Slide 1 of 18: When summertime rolls around, travelers head outside in droves to immerse themselves in nature. But with so many stunning locales in the U.S. to choose from – including expansive national parks, pristine lakes and tropical islands – deciding how to spend your hard-earned vacation days can be a challenge. To help you make the most of your time off this summer, U.S. News rounded up a selection of beaches where you can camp directly on or right next to the sand. Read on to discover which destinations are ideal for combining a beach vacation with a camping getaway. (Note: Some of the destinations mentioned may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Check with the CDC, the U.S. Department of State and local tourism boards before traveling.)

Spend your days splashing in the water and your nights sleeping beneath the stars at these can't-miss beach camping spots across the country.

When summertime rolls around, travelers head outside in droves to immerse themselves in nature. But with so many stunning locales in the U.S. to choose from – including expansive national parks, pristine lakes and tropical islands – deciding how to spend your hard-earned vacation days can be a challenge. To help you make the most of your time off this summer, U.S. News rounded up a selection of beaches where you can camp directly on or right next to the sand. Read on to discover which destinations are ideal for combining a beach vacation with a camping getaway. (Note: Some of the destinations mentioned may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Check with the CDC, the U.S. Department of State and local tourism boards before traveling.)
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