Your Guide to Glamping the Florida Coast

By Jackie Dreyer

Resorts aplenty and major hotel chains, yes, you'll find all of these along The Sunshine State's shores, but the best way to see and experience Florida's beaches and waters is undoubtedly by luxury camping. Let us be your travel guide to glamping the Florida coast, showing you all the best in unique accommodations that will put you on or near the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts.

Start off your beach camping getaway in Florida with easily one of our most stand-out luxury rentals: this up-cycled shipping container in the town of Jupiter. You'll be right next to Palm Beach and Boca Raton—and even just an hour and 30 minutes from Miami—allowing you to hit up more than one of Florida's most well-known coastal destinations.

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Meanwhile, back at this special luxury rental, you'll get the best of both worlds, surrounded by both woodlands and gardens and nestled right up against the Loxahatchee River. Grab the property's kayaks and race down to the river to take in the sights from the water, or lounge leisurely, with a vacation read in hand, soaking up the sun from the comfort of the outdoor patio or deck.

Yet another unique option, both for couples or small families, is this vintage Airstream caravan, which will be brought to the campground of your choosing. It's the perfect, real-life, choose-your-own-adventure trip.

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No matter which campground or state park near Tampa you decide upon, you'll be right by the water, giving you the opportunity to both hike and cycle through forested landscapes, as well as try your hand at snorkeling, boating, jet-skiing, and then some along in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Looking to take your coastal camping escape to Florida up a luxurious notch? This tropical villa rental in Key West is the answer. The views of the canal from any one of this luxury accommodation's decks or patios is more than enough to make you want to book this place year after year.

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With an on-site boat dock and provided kayaks, you'll be all set to take full advantage of this waterfront property—but all that action is surely going to make tummies start to rumble. Lucky for you, this villa also comes with a fully equipped gourmet indoor kitchen, as well as an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area, all perfect for whipping up tasty, warm-weather fare for hungry glampers.

One of the hottest—not literally, don't worry!—ways to take in all that coastal Florida has to offer is tent camping, but not in just any old tent. We're talking glamorous luxury tents like these stunners that are located on a dude ranch almost equidistant between both Tampa, Orlando, and Palm Bay.

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Complete with private bathrooms and a personal concierge, you're in for the real five-star treatment. Did we mention they even have a full-service marina, too?

Can't get enough of our Florida rentals? Keep adding to your glamping wishlist with help from our Florida Getaways page!