We made a short one night visit to Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area in Flagler Beach on the Atlantic coast side of Florida. The park is named for the folk singer and storyteller Gamble Rogers from Florida.

This is a fabulous state park in which RVs can park right on the beach to camp while listening to the waves across the sand dunes.

The campground includes two separate areas: the Beachside Camping Area where we were and the Riverside Camping Area in which the campsites are larger but are not directly on the beach.

In the Beachside Camping Area, campsite #11 looks to have one of the best views of the beach as the dunes block the view for most sites (although the ocean water is still only a few steps away).

Campsite on beach

Campsite #11 with a view of the oceanThe Intracoastal Waterway is also nearby, which offers plenty of opportunities for paddling around on a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. During the months of May to September, it is also a prime nesting beach area for three species of sea turtles.

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area in Flagler Beach
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area in Flagler Beach

Unfortunately for us, a storm rolled through the entire time we were there and it was rainy and cold.

We had great plans to go biking to check out some sights, but that didn’t work out for us this trip. Regardless, this looks to be a beautiful place to camp with lots of cute restaurants and cafes in the area within easy walking or biking distance.

Not surprisingly, this is a very popular place to camp and it can be difficult to get reservations.