By Alli Hill
Georgia’s coastline can be truly beautiful, offering up its share of some seriously stunning beachside campsites. There’s nothing like spending a night in nature and waking up to an ocean view. Here’s where you can reserve the five best beachside campsites in Georgia.
If you want a rustic camping experience, make your way to Cabretta Campground. Accessible only by ferry, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of Lowcountry paradise, complete with Spanish moss, tidal marshes, and plenty of beaches. The campsite itself is situated in a wildlife refuge, helping you get up close and personal with Mother Nature and all her creatures. It’s the perfect place for a little peace and quiet like only a barrier island could offer.
If you don’t have a canoe or kayak, you’ll need to get one before heading out for a campsite here. Boat is the only way to access this little uninhabited island, but it’s well worth it if you’re looking to truly get away from it all. Throughout the island are salt marshes that are begging to be explored, in addition to campsites that offer up close viewing of bald eagles, egrets, herons, and other natural wildlife.
As the Peach State’s largest barrier island, guests love the primitive camping opportunities here. The island features several campgrounds where you can set up base. Enter through St. Mary’s, then enjoy your stay roaming undeveloped beaches, salt marshes, and forests. The island is also well known for its wild horses and other untouched whispers of wildlife.
As Georgia’s third largest barrier island, Ossabaw Island is well known for its abundance of wildlife, including feral donkeys and hogs, loggerhead turtles, deer, and migratory birds. Campers can book a two-night camping trip through the Ossabaw Foundation, which grants them access to the 26,000-acre island. Guests can choose from primitive campsites or lodge to get the best experience.
This little island retreat is the ideal spot for those in search of outdoor adventure, from biking to fishing to swimming and exploring. Here you can enjoy a full RV hookup or rent a primitive campsite for your tent at Jekyll Island Campground. The park is packed with amenities for all guests, including free Wi-Fi, a bird sanctuary, pickleball court, and bike rentals. And Driftwood Beach is just a stone’s throw away to ensure you maximize your fun in the sun.