My standard line is that whenever I go camping the only thing I need is a Holiday Inn. Staying in a beachfront penthouse condo on Siesta Key at the public beach somehow is an ideal camp site that is utopia to me. Others look at the RV life about as idyllic as it gets because you can add the nomadic option whenever you want and pretty much go wherever you please. Our guests have asked about campsites in the area for friends who would like the Siesta Key/Sarasota experience in an RV. Hopefully this information will be beneficial and just like our golf page, I can use all of the input possible to further enhance what I so boldly plagiarized from my friend Leslie at the Beach Place on Siesta Key at the beach.
Camp Venice is on the Myakka River near Venice Avenue and interstate I-75 and is a retreat-style year-round camping facility. A place to get away, hide, and relax Sit back and let the world go slowly and serenely by. Located in an old-growth oak hammock along the Tropical Myakka River, with fabulous canoeing, outstanding fresh & salt water fishing, and quiet natural surroundings. A bit of unspoiled Florida still exists.
For hikers in need of campground this location of Encore Campgrounds south Sarasota, next to Oscar Scherer State park might be just what you are looking for with it's location on US 41.
Siesta Key's Turtle Beach RV Campground is at the south end of the key and right on the beach. This very popular Sarasota County RV park fills up very quickly and they do accommodate large RV's, You should call well in advance if you are interested in this location as this is the only one that offers beach camping and the only camp site or RV site on Siesta Key. This is a great location for campers who love the beach and old Florida. You are also just a couple of miles south of Siesta Key Public to experience the #2 beach in the United States according to Dr. Beach.
Also not far from Siesta Key, Myakka River State Park at 13207 State Road #72. Sarasota, FL. 34241 941-361-6511, Fax 941-361-6501 76 campsites, five log cabins. Trails, tours, bird-walk, visitor center, playground, canoes, bicycles, fishing.
Oscar Scherer State Park also near Siesta Key at 1843 S. Tamiami Tr. Osprey, FL 34229 941-483-5956 State park offering camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, birding, picnicking and nature trails. 104 campsites.
Between Siesta Key and Venice is Royal Coachman RV Park Resort located at 1070 East Laurel Road between interstate I-75 and US 41 Tamiami Trail in Nokomis, FL 34275 (800) 548-8678 Fax 941-485-5678 558 wooded campsites and 15 luxury park model rentals. Three miles to beaches, Heated pool, tennis, laundry facilities, cable TV, shuffleboard, horseshoes, sand volleyball, activities and more.
Very close to Siesta Key is the Sun-n-Fun Resort RV Park Resort just east of interstate I-75 at 7125 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL. 34240 800-843-2421 1600 full hook-up sites, park model homes for rent or purchase, spacious RV sites. Olympic-size swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, fitness center, lighted tennis courts, volleyball, full activities program, laundry facilities, cable TV and more.