Beachfront camping is the best way to make the most of summer. You can go swimming, snorkelling, fishing, surfing, stargazing and more. Even better, beachfront camping can give you a relaxed and peaceful experience, having you wish that summer will never end. There are some potential hazards that can be encountered, particularly if you go somewhere off-grid, so it’s important to do your research first, and this is a great place to start.
Bring an RV
An RV is the ultimate vehicle to take for your beach camping getaway. Having 360-degree protection from the elements can be a lifesaver when the sun, wind and water gets extreme. A massive advantage of caravans and hard floor camping trailers is that your floor will be off the ground and it’s a lot easier to keep sand out of your bed.
Take Five Minutes to Assess the Site before Choosing a Spot
Whether you are intending to stay at a designated beachside campground or take your off-road trailer to an off-grid site, it is important to take the time to analyse your destination before you setup your home.
The first thing to check for is the tides and tidelines. You don’t want your caravan to end up floating off to sea, so find the high tide mark and assume the water will be likely to travel an extra 10-20m in shore before you park. While parking under trees can give your RV the shade it needs to stay cool during the day, it certainly carries the risk of falling branches and debris.
There is nothing worse than opening the door of your portable oasis and being greeted by a sandstorm. While having a view of the coast is spectacular, think about which direction your door opens to and consider the placement of your marquees, verandas and vestibules so that you will be comfortable regardless of the weather. Utilising a sand dune to protect your campsite from wind and water coming off the ocean is a great way decrease negative experiences while camping along the coast.
Do Your Research
West Coast beach camping is brilliant, but you should always do your research on site conditions, predicted weather and permitted activities before you leave home. Is there a toilet block or a potable water supply? Are you allowed to have fires? Are there dangerous creatures in or around the water you should be wary of? What are the access roads like, and will you be able to get there with a standard caravan, or is a camper trailer a better idea?
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