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Hermit Island

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I loved this campground. It offered great spots with access to a few different beaches. I visited... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Gilford, New Hampshire
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I'd give Hermit Island 10 stars if I could

Hermit Island may not be for everyone but what in life is? For me and many others, Hermit Island is... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Hermit Island may not be for everyone but what in life is? For me and many others, Hermit Island is a tiny piece of heaven. After 60+ years, it remains one of the few places that remains mostly untouched. It's raw, natural beauty is unmatched...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Burwin1
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Still a wild habitat with some campsites carved into the wilderness. Very popular in summer season—advance reservations needed if you plan to camp or caravan. Nice secluded beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chuckatbigsky
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot although campsites are small. Just a shame we got terribly rude and unhelpful service from the owners.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jjhorses101
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visit Hermit Island Campground for a few days of camping. When we got to the site, we were able to drive right in and pick a spot. It was off season so we didn’t need a reservation. We came about a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kelleyd615
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Recommended by a local to us. Campsite snack bar with tables outside on the dunes. Food on paper plates, nothing fancy, but fresh and good - crab cakes, haddock etc. Then after an afternoon on the stunning beach we returned for delicious Maine ice creams....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank stevec321
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

My friends booked this weekend camping trip for us...and by the time I realized we had to drive 5 hours for a two night camping trip, it was too late. And then we I heard we couldn't get two consecutive nights in the same site...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 613denisem
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I have been camping at Hermit island for 57 years and the best part is has not changed much. The worse part is they no longer allow dogs. I always have a great experience and i am always sad when i leave. See you next...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Rick M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Went camping early August. The showers are filthy. I would not touch anything in them. Seriously, I understand rustic but this was just nasty. They have a captive audience and do not care.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sfz48
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I've been camping at Hermit Island since the early 80's when I was a toddler. Just got back from a week there, and I always hate leaving! Not much has changed over he years, and I like that. Time seems to stand still there. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mcarwellos
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I loved this campground. It offered great spots with access to a few different beaches. I visited the end of July and the bugs were not that bad. The bathrooms were clean whenever I went and the showers provided hot water. The only downside was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 8, 2017|
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Response from flourlady | Reviewed this property |
I had no issues with the bathrooms. I was concerned that the "out houses" would be stinky... but the weren't at all.
June 25, 2017|
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Response from 023HollyS | Reviewed this property |
We just left Hermit Island after a 2-night weekend stay. I read the other traveler's review regarding the ticks. We drove to Sailboat Beach (different than Sand Dollar) and didn't experience any ticks. But we did, however... More
Emily G
September 21, 2015|
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Response from beachbons | Reviewed this property |
I was told by one of the campground managers that after labor day you can pull up to the gate at 8 am go into the campground find a site you like put a piece of luggage or such on the picnic table to claim your site then go... More