“Not perfect, but was exactly what our family needed. Will be going back.”
I really cant understand the recent very poor reviews. It feels like the people gave bad reviews due to getting stung by jelly fish, it seems wrong to give the park an overly harsh review for something they have no control over. Be fare people.
I did a lot of research and choose this park after reading the reviews on here, really glad we did. Its was exactly what our family was looking for:
Not overly crowded.
Camping directly on the beach.
Fires allowed on beach.
Showers and bathrooms.
As a bi-racial family it was nice that there was a good variety of people at the park. A little bit of everything, we felt right at home.
Park rangers were friendly when we needed them for something, took regular patrols, locked the gate at night. We felt safe in the park at all times. They were present but we never felt like they were watching our every move. Exactly what I want out of a ranger.
Port a potty and cold showers along the camping side of the beach. They are what they are. You can either use them or not, they cleaned them on Monday after the weekend, could be done before the weekend or during, were pretty gross by Sunday. But we camped near the entrance and drove to the main bathrooms most of the time.
Hot showers and clean bathrooms are near the RV parking lot. Would be nice if they built one closer to the beach camping area. But not a huge deal for us. Cleaned each morning we were there. Would be nice to have more of them, had lines for showers on Saturday morning. Other days there was no wait.
I can see this being a little of a beating for RV campers, they are a bit of a walk or drive to the beach, but we tent camped and it was amazing to fall asleep and wake up to the waves. And look out the tent door and see the water each morning.
Beach was nice. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out, so you never felt crowded by people. Everyone else camping was friendly but also kept to them selves for the most part. Bring an awning, would not have been nearly as enjoyable without our awning. Serves as a shade, wet clothes hanger, and shelter from afternoon storms. It does get windy sometimes, but was pleasant with a breeze most of the time.
Biggest down side is that there is a sand road that runs between the camping side of the beach near the dunes, and the actual water, would have been great if the road was behind the camping area. Fine most of the time but we did have to police our son from going out into the driving lane. Was kind of annoying. Thats really the only reason I wouldn't give this place 5 stars.
Overall we had a wonderful time camping here. I think beach camping just isn't for everyone, I wasn't sure it was for us until we enjoyed it so much. Next time we will take a 4x4 so we can explore the beach more, its needed in some places. But you can easily drive on the beach up to a point in a 2 wheel drive car. Rangers even said they would be happy to tow us out if we got stuck and not to worry too much about it.
Ohh and we were there in June and didn't see one jelly fish.
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