When the winter blues have you stuck in the house for months on end, it could be a good time to pack up and head out for a family camping trip to one of Florida’s wonderful sandy beaches. It’ll give you a chance to enjoy the outdoors and burn off some of the cabin fever that’s been building up.
Beaches aren’t as busy in the winter which means it’s generally easier to find a good campsite. The temperatures might not be good enough for swimming in the ocean, but you’ll still be able to enjoy the sand and spend some quality time around the campfire.
One of the nicest places to hit is St. Joseph Peninsula State Park as it’s known for miles of white beaches and its wonderful variety of wildlife. There are about 120 campsites available along with eight cabins for rent. Primitive camping is also allowed in the park.
Campers have the choice of staying in the full-facility campground, which is close to the beach, or at the primitive campsites which are situated in the park’s wilderness preserve.
If the water’s warm enough, the park is great for snorkelling, swimming, and sunbathing along St. Joseph Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s also an ideal location for canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and cycling.
St. Joseph is also popular for bird watching as there are well over 200 different species of them in the park. You can also take your own boat as there’s a ramp in the Eagle Harbor area.