Coastal Camping in Florida
with pictures and practical tips, this user-friendly paperback guidebook
offers down-to-earth, detailed advice about the 24 best ocean- and gulf-front
camping areas in Florida for both tent and
From Fort Clinch in the northeast, down to Big Pine Key, and over to the
Gulf Islands off Pensacola, Molloy selected these state and national parks
for their scenic beauty, recreation potential, and proximity to the Atlantic
Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. His list includes everything from ultra-rustic
to highly developed sites, all compactly organized by geographic region.
Accounts of each site feature:
- an overview of both
the site and the surrounding area;
- a description of
the shoreline and its features;
- details of the campground,
including pictures, amenities,
and seasonal features;
- notes on the human
and natural history of the surrounding
- guides to local
activities, from snorkeling to bike trails;
- descriptions of
local attractions, shopping, and dining opportunities;
- essentials of how
to make reservations and get there,
including phone numbers, driving directions, size of
campsite, facilities, regulations, and more.
For visitors and residents,
retirees, college students, and families
with children, this book will simplify the coastal camping
experience. Johnny Molloy has done the research and provided
the best selections from over 1,350 miles of shoreline so that you
can easily enjoy the best of the Sunshine State.
Johnny Molloy is an outdoor writer and adventurer based in Knoxville,
Tennessee. His camping and hiking guides include
Trial by Trail: Backpacking in the Smoky Mountains, The Best in Tent
Camping: Smoky Mountains, Day and Overnight Hikes in Shenandoah National
Park, and The Best in Tent Camping: Colorado.
200pp. 6 X 8 ½.
24 b&w photos, I map.
ISBN 0-8130-1682-7 Paper, $14.95