I love camping in the mountains but this year our annual friend’s vacation was camping at the beach. And I can tell you, while we couldn’t see the ocean, we could hear the waves crashing on the shore.
And just for clarity, I am talking tent camping, not RV camping – we prefer the rustic style of being out in the wilderness.
Here’s what I liked about camping at Huntington Beach State Park. We had the back spot and a walk to the beach was just about 5 minutes.
We had access to showers and toilets which was great, especially after a day in the ocean.
There were storage boxes for our food so that wild animals couldn’t get into our coolers. We lost a container of grapes while we were out and about because we didn’t ensure that the lid could not be opened.
And those food storage containers were definitely important because, on our first night there, we met our neighbors.
This one wasn’t afraid to come close to the site and see what food could be had – and a few nights later there were at least two more that we saw. And in all of our times camping in the mountains we’ve never encountered raccoons so visible and active to taking food.
One thing I love about my tent is that it can hold up to some weather. And since we were around Myrtle Beach we had plenty of things to do like going to the aquarium on that day. We did get rained on and ended up soaked.
The aquarium was neat and definitely cool to check out and walk around and see some of the ocean animals you don’t actually get to see. Penguins always look like they are either having a good time or just chillen’.
During our trip, we went on the Skywheel, browsed the stores on the strip, and even drove over to Georgetown and walked through the Naval Museum – most everything was closed as it was Monday and tourist season was over.
On one of our last days there, I took my chair, and my book and sat and read while the guys fished.
And yes I absolutely unplugged and only logged into my computer twice! One I didn’t want to open 10,000 emails upon my return and two I did have one email I was expecting with important information.
While Camping at the beach was great, I do think I prefer the mountains as there are more options to hike than at a beach location. I don’t enjoy walking along the beach as much as I enjoy walking in the forest.
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