From the wide-open beaches to the many ecological wonders, there’s no end to the fun places and spaces to explore in Daytona Beach. And, one of the best ways to get a sense of the area is to camp among its natural beauty. 

Many families love to come through the area in an RV, while others like to pitch a tent the old-fashioned way. No matter your preference, Daytona Beach has you covered. Consider these tips before you start packing for your beach getaway! 

Do Daytona Beach campsites have Wi-Fi?

Most of the area’s RV parks offer free Wi-Fi! However, some of the more remote campsites farther out in the woods are intended to offer a chance to escape in nature and disconnect from the busyness of everyday life — so internet connectivity is not an option. Be sure to ask the campgrounds at the time of booking whether or not Wi-Fi is offered!

What are some of the best campsites and RV parks in Daytona Beach?

There’s a wide variety of options available to RV travelers coming through Daytona Beach, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your family. Here are three well-reviewed and much-loved sites in the Daytona Beach area:

Coral Sands

Seeking oceanfront serenity? Look no further! Stretch out and relax at the only oceanfront resort on the East Coast that has an RV park! At Coral Sands RV Park, you can choose from 31 sites, each of which includes 30- and 50-amp electrical service, as well as water and sewer hookups. Plus, restrooms and showers are conveniently located right on-site. Enjoy a direct ocean view when you select a premium oceanfront slot — a truly unique experience for RV-ers! Guests here can also enjoy the amenities that are part of the larger Coral Sands Resort, such as the pool and deck, laundry facilities, and guest services. Pets are welcomed at Coral Sands RV Park, so go ahead and bring your furry friend! 

International RV Park and Campground

Just a short distance from Daytona International Speedway and positioned just off of West International Speedway Boulevard, you’ll find International RV Park and Campground. Here, the paved sites feature electric hookups, 30- and 50-amp service, LP gas, picnic facilities, a pool, and restrooms with showers. Sewage disposal and water hookup are also available, and pets are welcome! The park hosts a collection of fun family activities that vary depending on the season, making it a good choice for travelers with kids. Plus, the approachable rates will put a smile on any camper’s face!

Sunshine Holiday RV Park Daytona North

This Ormond Beach RV park boasts many campground amenities. Guests can enjoy a recreation center, heated swimming pools, tennis and volleyball courts, a billiards room, and outdoor games such as horseshoes. Did you forget a toothbrush? Need a little something sweet? Head to the general store and gift shop, also conveniently located on the grounds! Plus, entire cabin rentals are available, should you find you need somewhere to stay that definitely won’t roll away. Pets are permitted at Sunshine Holiday RV Park, but some restrictions do apply.

Are there good places to camp in nature in Daytona Beach?

Beyond the racetrack and the expansive beaches, one of Daytona Beach’s most desirable attributes is its gorgeous, diverse natural beauty. Nature lovers, birdwatchers and outdoors enthusiasts all flock to this region for good reason — there’s so much to discover in these rivers, inlets, forests and fields.

If you want to spend the night up close and personal with some of the area’s most exquisite scenery, consider a more primitive campsite at one of these campgrounds:

Tomoka State Park

Appropriate for: RV or tent

This park’s proximity to Daytona Beach makes it a popular destination when events are scheduled at Daytona International Speedway, but it also offers a world of fun year-round. Popular activities here include canoeing, boating and fishing — in fact, canoe rentals are available right on-site, making adventures even more convenient. Each of the park's 100 well-shaded campsites has a picnic table, grill, electric hookup and water. Guests can utilize the three restrooms with hot showers — two of which have accessible facilities — and a dump station is also located within the park. Well-behaved pets are allowed in the campground and will love exploring the many paths, forests and waterfronts that this park has to offer. And, if you’re running a bit short on supplies, the Tomoka Outpost offers snacks, camping supplies and more!

Tiger Bay State Forest

Appropriate for: RV or tent

Explore this recreational paradise by off-road cycling, hiking or even on your horse! With over 20,000 acres in total, this wetland forest offers a natural playground just down the road from Daytona International Speedway.

In fact, you can cozy down amongst nature here, thanks to the two small, primitive campgrounds in this forest. One is an equestrian campground that has five campsites, a small horse corral (16' x 16'), a non-potable water supply and a water trough for your horses.

The main campground at Bennett Field Road offers visitors another six sites, each of which is spacious and well-shaded in a grove of live oak trees. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table, but be warned: There is no water, no electric hookup and no dump station here! This site is for you if you want a step back to simpler times. Take a break from the daily grind and reconnect with nature here — ideal for those who want to primitive camp and sleep in a tent!

Hontoon Island State Park

Appropriate for: Tent or cabins

Located in the St. Johns River, Hontoon Island State Park is ONLY reachable by boat! Though it’s a short ferry ride across the 500 feet of water that separates the island from “the mainland,” the separation makes the campsite feel incredibly exclusive and remote. If you’re prepared for a quiet night, this is the perfect place to cozy down for a romantic getaway. On the island, wheel barrows are provided to help tote your gear from the ferry dock to one of the 12 campsites and six primitive cabins clustered around a central bath facility. Although it does feel a bit in the middle of nowhere, you will have access to hot showers and flush toilets — a real treat when you’re spending so much time immersed in nature!

Does Daytona Beach have dog-friendly campsites?

Yes! In addition to all of the campsites listed above with pet-friendly policies, there are a number of parks in the area that are happy to accommodate your four-legged friend. Here’s a quick list of sites that allow pets:

Harris Village & RV Park

Pet fee: YES
Size allowed: Small dogs only
Number allowed: 2+ pets allowed

Sunshine Holiday Daytona RV Resort

Pet fee: YES
Size allowed: Small dogs only
Number allowed: 2+ pets allowed

Nova Family Campground

Pet fee: YES
Size allowed: Big dogs allowed
Number allowed: 2+ pets allowed

Tomoka State Park Campground

Pet fee: NO
Size allowed: Big dogs allowed
Number allowed: 2+ pets allowed

Daytona Beach KOA

Pet fee: NO
Size allowed: Big dogs allowed
Number allowed: 2+ pets allowed

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