The best

in new england

oceanfront camping

Have you ever drifted off to sleep listening to the sound of waves crashing on the shore of the New England Coast? Here are some of the best spots to go beach camping in New England...

This is a fun park for tide-pooling, paddling, and wildlife watching. The campground at Cobscook Bay State Park contains 106 sites that are very private.

Cobscook Bay, ME

Photo: Rich Bard

Somes Sound View Campground is a private campground near Mount Desert Island right on the Atlantic Ocean with fabulous views of the coast.

somes sound, ME

This is one of the largest undeveloped islands on the Atlantic Coast in the USA, and campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis (boat-in).

Marshall Island, ME

Isle au Haut is part of Acadia National Park and is linked to the mainland by mailboat, which travels to Duck Harbor between September and June.

Isle au Haut, ME

This RV-only campground  is located right on the coast near South Beach and includes 28 sites with full hook-ups. 

Hampton Beach, NH

Sandy Neck Beach includes 4,700 acres of dunes, maritime forests, and marshes on Cape Cod. This is a truly incredible landscape with many recreation opportunities. 

Sandy Neck Beach, MA

photo: MA Office of Transportation

While the campground at Horseneck Beach isn’t right on the ocean, you can hear the crashing waves from your site. 

Horseneck beach, MA

Salisbury Beach State Reservation boasts a huge campground with 484 sites that are perfect for tents and RVs. The beach itself extends 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean

salisbury beach, ma

Located on the Long Island Sound, Hammonasset Beach is two miles of sandy goodness that attracts over a million people every year. 

hammonasset beach, ct

East Beach is one of the least developed of the Rhode Island state beaches, and one of Rhode Island’s spectacular seaside treasures, with three miles of pristine shoreline. 

east beach, RI

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