QUOTE(workaholic90 @ Oct 20 2009, 11:50 AM)
Ok so I have RV'd a few times with my pops but he recently bought a park model so is now allowing us to use his 35' Bounder RV. We wanna go somewhere in Florida my old-man has never RV'd and has lead a pretty spoiled life. We are in our early-mid 30's, no kids and would like to be at a place where we can open the door and walk right on to the beach and sun-bathe........
I looked at Blue Water Key but that looks like center of town is almost 30 minutes away. We are open to go anywhere in Florida late December early January.
Please help with your suggestions!
If you want to do a little work yourself, here's a way to use this site to find what you are looking for.
Click on "Campground Search" up at the top of this and every page, and pick a town in Florida on the coast about 99 miles in from the beginning of where you might consider staying. For example, if the furthest north you would consider is Jacksonville, pick a place about 99 miles south of Jax.
Set the filter to "yes" for waterfront location. Leave the rest of the filters alone unless something else is important to you.
Set the search radius at 100 miles.
Click it to start the search.
The computer will list out all parks within 100 miles north and south and inland of the city you specified that have a waterfront location, ie a coastal range of 200 miles. You can now start looking down the list for the type of waterfront for each park--most will be lake or river front, but some will be ocean. Many of the oceanfront ones will be state parks, but with luck some will fit your criterion.
Click on the specific ones, if any, that look good to you and you will be taken to their detailed listings. Check carefully just how "oceanfront" they really are--you will find that is a slippery definition.
After you exhaust the list, select a new base city about 200 miles from the first one and do the process again, until you have worked your way all around the coast of Florida. In the end, you will have, at least in theory, located all ocean front parks in Florida.
It's a bit tedious, but still the fastest and easiest way I know to find all the parks that may be of interest to you.
BTW, to me the search function is the best thing about this site, and in my book the thing that really puts it way ahead of every other RV Park site I have seen.