We normally rent a beach house for a week but we only had time for a quick getaway this year. Our small group of 3 adults stayed here for two nights in June, camping with one car and one medium-sized tent.
The Good: For Rehoboth Beach, you can't beat the price. The location is only about a 10 minute drive to Rehoboth Avenue and the main strip. Our site was backed against a fence and very shady and woody. Compared to the Cape Henelopen and nearby state campgrounds that are in the exposed sun with no cover, the spots here were fantastic. All the sites had water and electricity. We were worried about staying here because some previous posters claimed that alcohol was not permitted. Yes, it even says so in the very small print on the rules. But if it is a rule, nobody followed it and it certainly was not enforced. Yes, we brought a cooler full of beer, and we noticed many of our neighbors openly drinking at their tent or camper sites. For the most part, this was not a cause for problems and (almost) everyone was well-behaved.
The not-so good: This campground definitely caters to RVs. Tent campers are almost an after-thought. We tent users felt like second-class citizens. Every morning it seemed like the campground got noisy about 6am as the RV folks were turning on very loud generators. There are only two bathrooms, one of them is very small. The bigger one is closer to the reception/camp store. We were, of course, near to the small bathroom. The men's room had ONE shower and only TWO stalls. So of course every morning, there was a long line if you didn't get there early. And it also got busy around 5pm when everyone was returning from the beach. So I showered at odd times like 3pm or 9pm. As for noise, it was relatively quiet except for two incidents. The first night we were there, two young men were camping next to us and they would get completely blitz drunk, wander over our site and would not leave us in peace. I finally had to kindly ask them that we were here to spend family time and they left us alone...until the second night and they repeated their pushy attitude again. Luckily they left before we did. Also a group of RV folks were quite noisy the second night, having a large gathering outside their noisy trailer that lasted until about midnight. I never once saw any campground patrol of any kind.
Personally, I would not go here again. I'd much rather stay at a beach house. If I wanted to camp, I'd go to Shenandoah.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Big Oaks has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. We offer camping for tents, popups, trailers, motorhomes, as well as cabin and mobile home rentals. We are only 2 and a half miles from Rehoboth Beach and the boardwalk, and only a mile from the Tanger Outlets. We are a stop on the local bus, and only a quarter mile from the Breakwater bike trail to Rehoboth or Lewes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Oaks Family Campground Hotel Rehoboth Beach