8862 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, Florida, 34242 

Reservation lines are now open! Call 941-861-CAMP (2267) to make your reservation today. 

UPDATE: Turtle Beach Campground, is closed for an utility upgrade project, has been significantly impacted by Hurricane Irma.

  • We are working diligently to evaluate storm damage, however at this time, a reopening date has not been determined.
  • Please check back for more information in the near future at 941-861-CAMP (2267).
  • Guests with impacted reservations will be contacted as applicable.


Turtle Beach Campground path to the beach

During August and September, reservation lines will be open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed Saturday and Sunday). All sites will now have new, state of the art utility pedestals, plus 20-amp (110v) electric on all sites! We look forward to seeing you when we reopen.


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Turtle Beach Campground is Sarasota County’s premier beachfront campground on Siesta Key. From sunrise to sunset, there is nothing like camping next to the Gulf of Mexico.

This boutique campground features 39 RV and tent sites with full hookups.The tree lined campground has crushed shell padded campsites and a picnic table at each site.

You are only a moment’s stroll to the beach and your own personal paradise. Camp just minutes away from Siesta Beach, the #1 Beach in the USA. Take the free open-air trolley into town and visit all that Siesta Village has to offer including restaurants, recreational rentals, sightseeing and more. 

The campground, together with adjacent Turtle Beach Park, have everything you could ask for:

  • Tent Camping.

  • Recreational vehicle camping.

  • Full hookups included with each site (20/30/50 amp electrical service, water, sewer, and free Wi-Fi).

  • Onsite Camp Host.

  • Direct access to Gulf of Mexico beach.

  • Kayak launch.

  • Free Wi-Fi.

  • Restrooms and hot showers.

  • Coin operated washers and dryers.

  • Fishing.

  • Playground.

  • Horseshoe pits.

  • Beverage vending.

  • Picnic area with grills.

  • Free trolley service to Siesta Beach and Village.

Up to six guests are permitted per site. Pets are not allowed, except for service animals. Campfires are not permitted.

Fun Facts

  • Turtle Beach Campground is one of only a few campgrounds in Florida with direct beach access.

  • Turtle Beach Campground was established as Gulf Beach Campground in 1921 and was acquired by Sarasota County in 2006.

  • The Campground is a quick trolley ride away from Siesta Beach, rated the #1 Beach in the USA from TripAdvisor, and was also rated #1 by Dr. Beach.

  • Sea turtle season is May 1- October 31. Experience the unique opportunity to see Loggerhead and Green turtle nests on the shores of Turtle Beach.