We travel quite frequently to campgrounds and RV parks and found this park to be very well kept and quite beautiful but very, very overpriced for what you get. The premium RV sites have water and 30 amp only with a free honey wagon that you can set up but it has to be done the night before for service the next day. Kind of a pain but atleast it's free. I can also tell you I was not happy they didn't offer cable service. I read a lot of reviews on here with other people complaining about the same thing. When you travel in a large RV you want all the amenities of home and I know we look forward to watching tv in the evenings. We were sadly disappointed we couldn't even get an antenna signal. I know some of this may sound petty but when you pay $77+ per night there are certain things you expect. No 50 amp service for this price is a sin in my opinion.
When booking we asked about the pet policy as we typically travel with our 3 dogs ( a lab and 2 papillons). We have never in 5+ years of traveling been told we couldn't bring all our dogs. Occasionally we are charged extra ( which we gladly pay in order to have all our dogs with us) however we were told there is a very strict 2 dog limit at this park. We had a lengthy conversation about this at booking and ultimately decided to leave our third dog home. This wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for 2 things:
1: at check in we were told the dogs are not to be left unattended in the motorhome at any time ( whether you are in the park or out). This meant we had to board our dogs for the day while we went sightseeing. We were not told this at booking and when I mentioned this the respond was " it's on the confirmation email we sent you, down on the bottom". This was never mentioned during our lengthy conversation regarding the dogs at booking.
2: we saw a couple while we were here walking their 3 dogs. We confirmed with them that all 3 were theirs and were quite annoyed that we had left our dog home because of the rules that obviously were not enforced in this case.
Lastly,and probably the most disturbing... The playground is very nice however situated next to a large mound that has retaining walls with constant "water" drainage coming from it. Based on my knowledge it looked awfully similar to a leach field. We weren't the only ones who made this connection either. Other campers thought the same thing. Not too thrilled with my daughter running around on a muddy waste field.
This place has so much potential if they would just add a few more amenities to their premium sites and cut back on some of their unnecessary rules. There are too many and are mostly common sense. People who have common sense are insulted by the number and wording of them and those without it won't follow the rules anyway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground is our home, passion and livelihood. We enjoy 40 acres of ocean gardens with 1/4 mile private beach. There are 125 sites...Some just for huge RVs, others for backpacking tents and most for else...Lobsters too. The campground also offers another 120 acres of wooded area with trails for hiking or mountain biking. Fishing and kayaking are also available from the campground. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground Hotel Searsport
- Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground Maine