Cabins at Beaches
These cabins are at oceanfront parks. In some cases, the beach is just a short walk away. At other parks, you’ll need to take a free tram.
Long known for its natural beaches, Bahia Honda State Park continues to heal after the ravages of Hurricane Irma stripped much of its tropical vegetation
To spend a day or a weekend on your own deserted island? Heaven. This is one of the tougher and costlier state parks to get to, but well worth it.
Cradled in a cocoon of coastal dunes, Western Lake shimmers in the sun. At Grayton Beach State Park, it’s the focus of both passive and active recreation
With white sand dunes and a beautiful oceanfront, Jetty Park is the closest beach to Cape Canaveral that stays open during launches at Kennedy Space Center: the viewing’s great daytime or night
Protecting fragile coastal habitats on the tip of Cape San Blas as it curves around to shelter St. Joseph Bay, T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park provides a sweep of beachfront on both bay and Gulf to enjoy.
Cabins at Florida Springs
The following destinations offer cabin stays on the same property where you can swim, snorkel, and sometimes even dive in a spring. Some of these offer diving lessons.
Blue Spring State Park is well acclaimed for being the best place in Florida to see manatees in the wild, and we don’t mean a dozen or two. Think hundreds.
One of the Suwannee River’s largest swimming holes is the clear, cool reflecting pool of Fanning Springs, located along the edge of its namesake town
A beauty spot along the Suwannee River north of Fanning Springs, Hart Springs offers swimming, hiking, camping, and cave diving in a rural setting near Trenton.
West of Trenton along the Suwannee River, Otter Springs is a second magnitude spring surrounded by clusters of ancient oaks and towering cypress. It is a Gilchrist County Park.
One of the world’s largest and deepest springs, Silver Springs pours out more than 550 million gallons of water daily, forming the Silver River
State Park Cabins
Cabins are very popular at Florida State Parks because they cost about the same as a hotel room but have more capacity, ideal for families who want to spend a couple days at a park.
Check ahead regards accessibility. With the exception of the island parks, generally at least one cabin per park is accessible for those in wheelchairs.
Click on each park page for details and reservation links. All Florida State Park reservations are handled by Reserve America, 1-800-326-3521.
Unique Cabin Stays
Lesser-known and less busy cabin rentals are at county parks, private campgrounds, fish camps, and farms. These are some of the more interesting places to stay in a cabin. We’ve visited all of these to review for our travel guides.
Inside the city of Orlando, the urban Bill Frederick Park has a wild side, too, with more than 2 miles of trails to meander through scrub forest and along Turkey Lake.
With airboat and swamp buggy rides as well as interpretation of native species, Billie Swamp Safari is an attraction providing immersion into the Big Cypress Swamp, ancestral home of the Seminole Tribe since the 1800s..
A private nature retreat north of Milton, Coldwater Gardens is a study in serenity, melding camping, gardening, and enjoyment of natural habitats along the Coldwater Creek basin.