Ready to experience old Florida? Madeira Beach is where you need to go. Located on the Gulf Coast, this stretch is famous for crystal-clear water and white sandy beaches. Visitors also love the John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, stretching 1,100 feet along the Intracoastal Waterway. Venture out a bit further and you’ve got St Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa just an easy drive away.
Ten of Our Favorite Madeira Beach RV Resorts
Come down for winter, and any of our ten favorite Madeira Beach RV resorts make a great winter home. You can’t make a bad choice.
Avalon RV Resort
Striving to be a destination in its own right, Avalon RV Resort offers great long-term RV sites, community, and activities for snowbirds. You’ll feel right at home from the moment you arrive at this pet-friendly resort. On-site customer service agents and management are there to assist you with anything you need to make your stay perfect.
Fun is the name of the game at Avalon RV Resort. Stay to enjoy outdoor games such as tennis, shuffleboard, bocce ball, pickleball, horseshoes and volleyball. Work up a sweat hiking the nature trails and then take a dip in the heated pool or relax in the hot tub. Live entertainment, planned activities and organized sports are offered regularly at the resort.
We stayed here for a month and enjoyed our stay. We had lot 1X next to mailboxes and across from pool. We have a 40 motorhome with slide outs and had plenty of room. The site is gravel back in with full hook up. There are a lot of residences here but the people are the nicest people. Always waving and stopping to talk to you when you are out. They had a Christmas parade where everyone decorated their golf carts, bikes, scooters or themselves. Then hot chocolate and cookies at the clubhouse after. Very festive!!Guest review by @Chevy322, RV LIFE Campgrounds
RV guest accommodations at Avalon RV Resort include:
Bay Bayou RV Resort
Headed to Tampa? Bay Bayou RV Resort is the 2023 Florida RV Park of the Year, according to the Florida/Alabama Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. We think it’s the perfect place to call home while in the area.
Are you a water sports RVer? Outdoor activities are plentiful at the resort. Fish Double Branch Creek from one of the on-site docks, or explore miles of waterway on a kayak. Prefer to stay on dry land? Try your hand at Bocce ball, horseshoes and shuffleboard. Splash in their large heated pool, or relax at the resort’s Tiki Hut clubhouse. Shoot pool, read a book from the lending library, or squeeze in a workout with their exercise equipment. Your dogs are welcome too! This resort has two dog parks (one for large dogs and the other for smaller ones), and even a warm water dog wash facility.
This is a great campground for an extended stay. We’re here for 2 weeks. Most here are either permanent residents or long term guests. Neighbors are all very nice and their sites are well maintained. Some have a few extra potted plants and such outside but again, well kept. Some even have small outside storage buildings and decks, but again, well maintained. Nice pool, a little small for campground this size. Also, roads are a little tight when you have to back in (laundry facility parking directly across from our site was very helpful when backing in our 37 ft MH – gave us the extra room needed). We opted for the older section with gravel sites mainly because of the nice shade provided. Newer section has all concrete pads but very little or no shade. Nice clubhouse with scheduled activities like bingo, ice cream socials, etc.Guest review by @Highway Honu, RV LIFE Campgrounds
Here’s what you can expect when calling this Madiera RV resort your winter base camp:
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Bickley RV Park
Over in Seminole, Bickley RV Park guests say is the perfect place to spend a few nights, a few weeks, or a season. You can’t go wrong spending the winter months enjoying the feel of sand on your toes. Reserved for RVers who are over age 55, this Madeira destination has plenty of activities to make sure you’re as busy (or relaxed) as you want.
Fun is around every corner at Bickley. Swim and lounge at the heated swimming pool, make S’mores over the fire pit, or play a quick game of shuffleboard. Inside the recreation room, you can join others for bingo, card games or a game of pool. Planned activities, such as Tuesday coffee socials, game nights and movie nights, happen regularly at the park. Some activities are spontaneous, such as poolside “concerts” and Sunday afternoon cook-outs. Dogs are welcome and have their own section of the park and a bathing area.
This is a real gem of an RV park in Seminole (St Petersburg). Roads are paved and sites level concrete with lush palm landscaping between the sites. “Luxury” sites are especially nice with added pavers and a shaded pagoda on each site, most also double wide. Sites are angled for easy access/egress. The palms are relatively low allowing satellite access. Wifi is excellent, able to stream Netflix. There are a number of modular homes but are attractive.Guest review by @Tom Willing, RV LIFE Campgrounds
Bickley RV Park is always undergoing improvements so you can enjoy accommodations like:
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Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort
Looking for the charm of “Old Florida”? You will find it at Fisherman’s Cove RV Resort in Palmetto. The campground is nestled on the banks of Terra Ceia Bay, where mighty oaks rise high above the park and palm trees sway in the breeze. Enjoy the peace of a friendly campground with a small-town feel while still being close to all the action the area offers.
Fish from the resort’s pier, launch a kayak/paddleboard (free for guests), or boat into the bay or Gulf of Mexico. Check out the view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge at sunset.
Sites are brick well maintained its like small town living great place to go to, in fact once you stay there you will want to come back year after year so book earlyGuest review by @Johnspae, RV LIFE Campgrounds
This is why RV snowbirds stay at Fisherman’s Cove in Palmetto.
Hawaiian Isles RV Resort
Located on the shores of Tampa Bay, the Hawaiian Isles RV Resort is the perfect place to rest and recharge while wintering in Madeira Beach. One you experience the friendly community and amazing amenities the resort has to offer you will want to stay forever.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the area and soak up the Florida sun as your walk along the scenic nature trail. Spend a relaxing afternoon lounging by the Olympic-sized heated pool or enjoy some time in the spa. Join in a little friendly competition on the pickleball or shuffleboard courts and then play a fun game of shuffleboard.
This is an older park with many stationary and RVs between. There’s a great nature walk nice big pool. The only real negative is much of the park doesn’t get good cell service so if you are trying to use your hotspot forget it.Guest review by @Steve & Debby, RV LIFE Campgrounds
Want out of the sun for a bit? Head over to the clubhouse and make some new friends at the organized activities. Play cards, do arts and crafts or be part of a lively game of bingo. There is a fitness room that offers exercise classes.
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Rainbow Village Largo RV Resort
Another popular favorite among RVers is Rainbow Village Largo RV Resort in Largo. This gated age-restricted property is a long-term lot lease park for RV snowbirds who want a home base.
The park’s renters love it because they are never bored. Join them to your hand at bocce ball, shuffleboard and pickleball. Discover the French sport of pétanque. Take a relaxing stroll or bicycle ride around the property and then cool off in the pool. Spend some time in the clubhouse, fitness center, library or game room and get to know other guests.
We really enjoy this park. We are long term in a 44 toy hauler. Use this as our home base.Guest review by @Ben2kona, RV LIFE Campgrounds
The pet-friendly resort is open all year long, and has mail service and long-term RV storage too. Other amenities include:
Want to make this your long-term RV lot base camp? Here’s what all guests say about Rainbow Village Largo RV Resort.
River Vista RV Village
If you love water, you’re in the right place at River Vista RV Village in Ruskin. Come and fish from the River Vista pier and docks. Launch your boat from the on-site ramp to enjoy a day on the water. Soak up the sun at the pool by day, and chat around the firepit at night.
This Madeira Beach RV resort is age-restricted (55 and over), and nestled against the banks of the Little Manatee River. Winter is packed with games of shuffleboard, pickleball, horseshoes, cornhole and Bocce ball. The clubhouse hosts many fun activities like live shows, bingo, game night, karaoke, cards, and dancing.
This park has recently been added on. There is a good sized seasonal/FT section. However, there is also a large section dedicated to RV’s. The RV spots are all concrete with paver patios, and new table. There are many pull through sites. Everything is very clean.Guest review by @Vmw, RV LIFE Campgrounds
Exercise classes, such as yoga, water aerobics and step exercise) are offered onsite as well. Guests are also invited to BBQs, church services and happy hour.
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St Petersburg/Madeira Beach KOA
Nestled against a bayou filled with mangroves, the pet-friendly St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach KOA makes a great base camp while wintering in the Madeira Beach area. It is minutes from some of the famous white sand beaches the Gulf Coast.
The fun never stops for adults and kids. Enjoy outdoor games, such as sand volleyball, bocce ball, ping pong, mini golf, cornhole, GaGa ball, Pétanque, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and pickleball. Rent a bike and ride along the 38-mile Pinellas County Trail or rent a kayak and enjoy nature as you paddle out on the Long Bayou. Fish from the dock and then cook up your dinner.
This is a nice tucked away area. The camp grounds has large trees, water views, pool and laundry. All facilities are clean and well maintained. The staff is extremely helpful. They escort you to your assigned site and help you with what you may need assistance with. It is convenient to stores and restaurants. They also have security in the evening. Would stay here againGuest review by @Letitride82, RV LIFE Campgrounds
There are planned activities during the summer (themed weekends and outdoor movies) and the winter (yoga and painting). Work up a sweat in the fitness center and then cool off in the refreshing pool. Two hot tubs are onsite, including one for adults only.
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The Surf RV Resort
Ready to enjoy being close to all the hustle and bustle of cities, while having an oasis of calm and relaxation to call your winter home base? The Surf RV Resort is it if you’re age 55 or over.
Luxurious amenities are waiting for you at The Surf. You’ll love the pickleball courts, which are have lights for guests’ convenience. Relax in their heated infinity pool or enjoy the spa before heading to the tiki bar. The clubhouse is a great place to meet new friends. You can play cards or billiards, get a workout in at the fitness center or curl up with a good book in the library. Be sure and check at the clubhouse for any planned activities set up by the resort.
Spectacular RV resort with excellent amenities. Great location. Their website and app provided all the information we needed to enjoy our stay. All their staff were friendly, courteous, and kind.Guest review by @RichB1971, RV LIFE Campgrounds
With almost 450 oversized RV sites to choose from (some with lake views), you will find the perfect home base for winter.
This is why guests love The Surf RV Resort in Palmetto.
Yankee Traveler RV Park
Searching for a laid-back snowbird base camp that feels like family? Yankee Traveler RV Park in Largo is it. This family owned and operated 55+ park is owned by Keith and Lucy, two owners who pride themselves on two things: treating guests like family and keeping the park looking fantastic at all times.
Soak up the warm Florida sunshine in the sparkling swimming pool, or let your cares melt away in the hot tub. Play a game or two of shuffleboard, horseshoes and Bocce ball. The park has a stunning recreation hall, where you can make new friends in the card room, play dominoes or relax with a good book from the lending library.
This is a beautiful RV Park. Everything is meticulously maintained. The pool and the community center with a ballroom, bathhouse and laundry are immaculately clean. Most of the sites are permanent with transient RV sites scattered around. There is also an area that is for transient RVs. Our neighbors were all permanents and welcomed us. They invited us to join their porch gang. We enjoyed being their temporary neighbor. It is an urban park so the sites are on the small side. Our 34 Motorhome, our Chevy Colorado pickup and my mid-sized motorcycle fit just right in the site that we were assigned. We were quite comfortable here. The staff are outstanding!.Guest review by @GlennIver, RV LIFE Campgrounds
When you enter the campground, you will notice that all the streets are well-lit and paved. There’s so much to love here, including:
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