Are you looking for a deluxe camping experience that takes in forest, sand, and sun? Well look no fur-ther than North Beach Camp Resort! Located on a barrier island between the ocean and the river in St. Augustine, Florida, North Beach has all the mod cons that a pup and their person could ask for. You can expect access to full RV hookups, hot showers, a games room, laundry facilities, and hot showers. The resort’s restaurant, Aunt Kate’s, serves up a mean fried alligator tail and welcomes wagging tails outside. Unlike many resorts in the area, tent camping is also allowed, and there are even some cabins available (though these, un-fur-tunately, aren't pet-friendly).
All this, and a gorgeous location to boot! Sites are fringed with tall oaks and palmettos, and you can expect fabulous views of the water on all sides. The sight of the sun setting over the ocean has to be seen to be believed, and you’ll have a fantastic view from North Beach’s deck.
All this comes at a premium, of course. Sites with river views go from $83 to $93, full hookup sites are $68 to $73, and tent sites are $50. There’s also a $3 charge for each additional person over two campers. Nevertheless, North Beach is a paw-pular spot, so it pays to make your reservation early.
You and your buddy are sure to find something to do during your stay! If the surfing, swimming, and fishing aren’t enough to keep you entertained, you can try and sniff out some of the many Fido-friendly activities that St. Augustine has to offer. The Castillo de San Marco is well worth a visit for hound-dog history buffs. Your pup can’t enter the historic Spanish fort itself, but there are several trails in the grounds for you two to investigate.
To the northeast, Vilano Beach allows free roaming fur-balls to play on the sand and splash about in the waves, but if you’re more comfortable with a fenced area, the dog park at Veteran’s Park is a pawesome place to let your buddy lose the leash. For something a little different, why not take the "A Ghostly Encounter" tour and discover the city’s spooky side?
WiFi is available at North Beach, and most networks should receive decent cell service. Fires are permitted only in enclosed rings or grills, and you’ll find drinking water available on-site. Remember to bring waste bags for your buddy, and have a furrific time!