Campgrounds have come a long way since the days when Mom and Dad pulled into the grounds for the summer with the kids in a Volkswagen campervan. Now, the RVs are super plush, along with many parks that exude a resort-style ambiance while offering top-of-the-line facilities. Red Coconut RV Park has nestled a campground along the shores of Fort Myers Beach, where tropical palms sway gently in the breeze and the sand glistens like white gold against a blue cloudless sky.
RVers drive in and get hooked up to electricity, sewer, and water, with cable TV and access to the Internet so friends back home can hear all about the great time they are having. Pull-through and back-in sites are fairly narrow on concrete/gravel pads, with some lucky enough to be right on the beach. All sites feature a picnic table, and fire pits are allowed.
Although primarily an RV park with areas where you can pitch a tent, there are other accommodation options. The first is a three-bedroom house, tastefully decorated in a breezy, beach theme and fully equipped with a kitchen and bathroom. Camp out in their one-bedroom Gulf Apartment with a similar seaside decor, or rent a deluxe mobile home with all the comforts of home in a tropical setting.
The park restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are top-notch and continually maintained with swimming, boating, sunbathing, and fishing on the daily agenda. The super friendly staff is always thinking up great ideas for their fun-loving guests, including celebratory dinners for Easter and Thanksgiving at the clubhouse.
It’s no wonder snow birders roll in at the start of the summer wanting to lap up the cool ocean breezes and endless sunny days. They often have their cat or dog on board knowing this is a pet-friendly park. The rules state that pooches must stay on a leash no longer than six feet in length when outside of the RV, and all pet guardians are responsible for picking up their dogs' waste. Some breeds are not permitted, including Rottweilers, Dobermans, and Pit Bulls, with a limit of three furry friends per site.
Guests with pet kids need to show a photograph and the standard vaccination certificates at check-in. If you want to take your family pooch for a walk on Fort Myers Beach, they will also need to be on a long leash. Litter bags are available at entrance ways, so please keep this beach clean and pooch-friendly. Dogs love feeling the scrunchy sound of sand under their paws and will be bringing you their lead as soon as they hear the word “beach”!Fort Myers is geared to the outdoor enthusiast with parasailing, boat charters, dolphin spotting, pirate cruises, and the Matanzas Pass Reserve, a 60-acre park with trails galore, taking the keen hiker through the mangroves on an esoteric journey of conservation with views of wildlife.