Rutherford Beach | Wild Camping

United States

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Last Visited: 15 days ago
GPS: 29.75903, -93.12418
Altitude: 0.2 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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iOverlander cannot verify if wild camping is permitted at this location. It is your responsibility to verify local laws or obtain consent before staying the night.

Amazing location right on the water. Sand firm enough to safely drive on! Backed up to beach and slept with back hatch opened merely a few feet from the crashing waves! Will definitely return when passing through! since there are nice big dumpsters take a couple of minutes and pick up a few pieces of trash...will only make it better! 2 bars of cell service.

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Here on a Friday night and maybe 8 vehicles of all ilks including vans, buses, and even a brave little car. Sheriff drove by and waive and a couple of other locals checking out the ‘tourists’. Surprisingly little trash and port-a-potties at the beginning of the beach. Google Maos brought us straight to “Rutherford Beach”.

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Here on a Friday night and maybe 8 vehicles of all kinds of ilk including buses, vans, and regular old cars. Sand lovely to drive over. Sheriff drove by and waived. Surprisingly clean. Port-o-potties at the beginning. Couple of locals drove by looking at the ‘tourists’. Google Maps ‘Rutherford Beach’ and brought us straight here.

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Nice free beach with dumpsters and outhouses. Great cell service for Verizon.

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Drove a few minutes into the beach, a lot of privacy! AT&T 4 bars, right next to the water. Slept in my car, no bugs got in. Didn't swim because of the high bacteria level warning

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Quite a drive from I-10 but the views were worth the drive. The beach was nice and there were areas of hard/soft sand. Backed onto the beach next to the pit toilets. Quiet night with some ATV noise and late night arrivals. Not too windy but it did rain once throughout the night. Mosquitos were killer in the morning.

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Beautiful spot to camp right on the beach. Peaceful. Word of warning: mosquitos. They will swarm you and eat you alive. If you have enough bug spray this place is worth it.

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High winds so we decided to move on. Beach looks like it took a lot of damage from the previous hurricanes. Besides some ATV’s no one else around.

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Beautiful beach to fall asleep to the sunset (we were tired from the day!) or wake up to the water. Mosquitos weren’t a problem during end of December. Those pesky beasts.

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Great place to spend the night, IF you come prepared. We got here late at night and were the only ones at the beach. The wind was strong enough to keep the mosquitoes away so we left our back door open and hung a net. Woke up around 2am getting mauled by mosquitoes. Idk how they got in but they managed. I killed at least 40 mosquitoes, showered in mosquito repellent and went back to sleep. In the morning we got stuck in the sand trying to leave but God bless the good ol southern hospitality. A guy came to the rescue right away with his jacked up truck.

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here July 16 2020. nice wind all night, about as good as you can get for car sleeping in the bayou in the summer. almost kept the mosquitoes off. I eventually hung a net because one is enough to ruin the night. sign warns of bacteria in the ocean and water is brown. I didn't try going in there.

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Beautiful. Right on the beach. Try the hot po boy by the docks and buy lots of shrimps straight from the boats for $3 a pound.

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Great place, just watch the mosquitoes if the wind dies.

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Super spot au bord de la plage. Les toilettes venait d'être vidangées à notre arrivée. Nous sommes restés 4 nuit à cet endroit, bonne réception internet 4g.

La plage est idéale pour se baigner mais les déchets sont nombreux. On vous invite à les récupérer pour rendre l'endroit plus propre, comme nous l'avons fait au cours des 4 journées que nous avons passées ici.

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Awesome place to camp along the Gulf. We stayed 1 week in the gravel lot. Mosquitoes are terrible at times, but no complaints other than that.

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Good place to spend a few nights. No water available turned off for winter. Port-a-can and dumpster. Not a lot of beach parking spots. Caution could get stuck. Pet friendly

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At the free beach. Water is brown, I'm told it's from the Mississippi River.

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Good spot. Lovely to hear the roar of the surf as we slept.

If the sand is too soft you can park in the gravel parking lot or off a small road that runs from the parking lot behind the sand dunes.

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Superb place, beach as far as the eye can see. Place where vans are tolerated directly on the beach. Excellent ability to find a small intimate corner.

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Everything as described. The sand just wasn't firm enough for my van, I got stuck but someone pulled me back out. Other than that SUPER BEAUTIFUL! ❤

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Very nice spot to spend a night or a couple of days. Four RV’s parked on the sand near the beach. Very quiet and only the sound of the crashing waves to put you to sleep.

Nearby dumpster and toilets available.

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Nice free overnight place to stay. Fine shell road. No improvements.

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Hello
So lovely place to park your motorhome for the night.
We are in november and there is a lot of people here.
No wind for us....but...the mosquitos are serial killer here☠
Quiet night.
You have a restroom, a cold shower, picnic table.
Enjoy this place.

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nice spot very close to the beach but on paved area. looks like a few permanent folks out here. pretty windy but we appreciated the breeze. porta potties are really gross and I'd say not usable. shower works. shame to see so much garbage around.

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Nice quiet spot on gravel. There is a covered picnic area, trash and pit toilets. A few vehicles camped down the beach. Very windy when we were here but nice relief from the heat. great quiet spot.

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Wow! What a beach. Very nice wherever you park. We went further down the road and were the only ones for the night. Beware of those pesky buggies at nighttime. They’re a pain. But the beach is awesome and seashells are everywhere!!

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Great place to drive right on the beach and boondock. Quiet with other boondockers but very few people other than that

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great spot on the beach. mosquitos were horrible so we weren't able to stay overnight. but 5 class A's parked on the sand and a few rigs in the gravel lot.

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Nice boondocking site with about 8 rv present when we arrived.

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Sweet place. A lot of folks staying the night in the gravel lot. Not many on the actual sand. Quiet other than the crashing waves. Tons of mosquitoes in January! Showers weren’t running. Two porta-pottis.

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nice place on the beach. At my time I didn't believe that I could drive with my Ford E150 RWD direct on the Sandy Beach. but there is an gravel parking lot in the front of the beach, where you could stay as well. At my time the showers don't work, maybe because of the "wintertime". On Saturday there were a lot of locals they drive with there ATV on the beach. toilets we're clean.

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Nice place when there are no/ less mosquitos (I probably killed 30 of them in our van so we slept doors close like in a swedish sauna). There is a sign when entering the beach saying level of bacterias in water doesn't allow swimming til it gets back to normal so at your own risks until it gets better

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We stayed there 2 nights. Nice beach with loads of people fishing.
There are millions of small flies at night which is very annoying but apart from that it’s a great place to stay.
There is a cold shower outside and clean pit toilets.

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Great beach you can drive your vehicle on and camp if you'd like. We were here on a friday, nearly all day, and we seen maybe 30 people the entire day. Had a blast in the sand and water, lots of seashells in the water and on beach.

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Amazing location right on the water. Sand firm enough to safely drive on! Backed up to beach and slept with back hatch opened merely a few feet from the crashing waves! Will definitely return when passing through!

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A very nice beach with views of over 30 oil rigs in the far distance, south in the Gulf. Cold showers are at the entrance to the beach as well as picnic tables and some bbq's. We stayed two pleasant nights.

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We stayed two days parked on the beach.
A few other campers but there is place enough to be comfortable anyway.
Free.

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Perfect quiet and peaceful oceanfront beach camping with the sound of the waves. There were 4 more campers along the half mile beach were you can camp. Cold showers and picnic tables are available.

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great spot ,quiet and clean.
perfect to relax.

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quiet beach that you can camp right by the water

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At the end of Parish Rd 359. We spent 2 nights. Really quiet... with the sound of the waves! Pit toilets. Showers not working because of winter. Perfect spot.

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Great spot still valid. They even put up some picnic tables and BBQ and two outdoor showers. Unfortunately the showers didn't work when we were there maybe because of winter time.

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very nice free beach and can sleep on the beach with the camper

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Very Nice place! So quiet! Easy to drive on the sand with our motorhome. There are dry toilets. No dumpster. Sleeping with the sound of waves! <3

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Quiet beach during the week. Sand was ok for driving.
Stayed for 2 nights, one vehicle passed by. Cell coverage good.

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