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Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground

21 Homestead Road, Southport, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04576
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Billerica, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped here for three days over the July 4th weekend and had a really enjoyable stay. We have a 20 foot travel trailer and the site accommodated us nicely with electrical, water, and sewer hookups. The small beach that exists on the property was only two or three minutes walk from our site, which is about the longest it... More 

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Thanks, very much, for your lovely review of our Campground. We really appreciate that you mention the office staff & how nice they are. We know that they try very hard to accommodate everyone, as best they can, with a cheerful attitude. Also, thanks for mentioning how much your children enjoyed exploring the tidal pools & learning about Sea life.... More 

Oak Grove, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is NOT big rig friendly! Roads are narrow, tight turns, and unlevel sites. There are NO 50A sites. This should be for tents, pop-ups, and small trailers only. The staging area blocks all traffic. This campsite is not worth the price for larger rigs of any type. The lobster set up is the only plus. Campsite respect is... More 

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Hello. We are pleased that you thought that the campground is quaint. We agree. We are not off a large Highway but rather nestled right into the Coast & the Trees. We are not sure what size rig you travel with but our sites accommodate up to 40' RV's every single day that we are open. Although most of our... More 

Bangor, Maine
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We chose Gray's because of the ocean view spots. We weren't able to get one of those spots but we could still see the ocean from our campsite. We were really happy we still chose Gray's. It's a beautiful location and just getting there felt like we were going to a hidden treasure spot. The narrow winding roads made me... More 

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are so very pleased that you really enjoyed our Campground. Also, we love that you described us as a little "Hidden Treasure Spot". You made my mouth water when you described grilling your steaks & having your fresh lobster steamed & ready as you ate & the sun went down. That is my kind... More 

Brea, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fabulous place; peaceful, lovely, clean, accommodating. Steve and Suzanne were wonderful and I loved it so much I have convinced four of my friends to join me next year. thank you, Suzanne and Steve for a wonderful walk down memory lane for me!! Wish you two the very best in the coming months and am excited about returning next year.... More 

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Hello Michael, Thanks for your lovely review & your good wishes for the remainder of our season. We are off & running & in the middle of our busiest time right now! The weather is toasty & it's summertime in Maine. We really appreciate the fact that you found the campground to be clean, neat, & beautiful. What a great... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The campsites are beautiful and well maintained, but we were made to feel like barely-trusted profit centers from the moment we checked in. If you are planning to stay for 3 days or less, they'd like you to pay in cash. No checks because that would not allow enough time for the check to clear before you left. They do... More 

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review. We do appreciate you stating that we have a beautiful location, & that the campground is well maintained. We, too, appreciate that the staff works hard to keep our place in great shape for all arriving campers. We have trained our staff to go clean & remove everything from sites when people check-out. That way... More 

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I discovered Gray's 6 years ago, and have returned each year since. We are already looking forward to booking our stay this year! Its a quiet, natural setting with friendly people and an easy, quick ride to Boothbay. We reserve site 13 each year because its our favorite tent site... plenty of room for our large tent,... More 

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Thanks, so much, for your lovely review of the natural setting of the campground & tent site #13. We appreciate all of our campers including young & old! We have found that many children & adults like the natural environment of the trees, the little beach to explore baby crabs & lobsters, & the ocean. We are definitely a place... More 

Northeastern PA
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We camped by the ocean in our RV the week leading up to Columbus Day, when they shut down. As always, a nice time. Only one small complaint, WI-FI signal was very weak, so I had to do my work outside. Best office view ever, though!

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review! We really do appreciate your choosing us as a place to have a nice vacation at the end of your camping season. Thanks for helping us close out the season & we hope to see you next season or in the near future! We are sorry that your Wi fi signal was weak.... More 

New York
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a wonderful time with our 2 dogs at this wonderful spot. Beautifully kept up among majestic pines. The campsites ( both RV and tent sites} were nicely spread apart for privacy. It is a short walk to the beach and dock where the lobster boats come in. You can buy fresh lobster , they will even cook it... More 

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Hello & thank you for your lovely review of our campground. Thanks for mentioning that you found a nice mix of ocean & pines in the campground. Also, watching the lobster boats is one of my favorite sights down on the ocean, as well. We are glad that you enjoyed our staff. We think they are the best for all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We camped here after Labor Day hoping to get an ocean view site. Seasonals take up most of oceanfront until seasonal closing. That said, a great location central to Boothbay and area. Not big rig friendly and tight to maneuver but the back sites are nice with privacy and grass. You can order lobster from camp manager which is convenient... More 

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the nice review for our Campground. We are glad you think it's convenient to Boothbay Harbor & that it's a nice spot. We redid the sites in part of the campground, that you mention, to get some of the larger rigs in. We wanted to keep it visually beautiful with grass, beautiful hydrangeas, some shade & no... More 

frye island
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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

stayed two nights tenting. very quiet, clean . interesting sites with rock formations. very enjoyable time. beach was more rocky than sandy but a beautiful view. wished there were more supplies/souveneers in office. did have ice and lobsters available. had an extra person and tent charge was same as site.

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Suzanne G, Owner at Gray's Homestead Oceanfront Campground, responded to this review

Thanks for the really nice review! We appreciate the fact that you like the natural formations of the campground. Thanks also for letting us, & the public, know that you found the campground clean & beautiful with a great view. Also, thanks for the thumbs up about liking the 29's. We really like that area, as well. Glad you had... More 

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