I will preface this by saying the only times I have been camping is in State Parks in NJ in the 90's with my summer camp. There we had sites that were spaced far apart and we were pretty much alone with our group, so I did not know what to expect when we actually got to this campground.
My boyfriend and I wanted to do oceanfront camping. After researching this late we found Searsport Shores. The people who run it were friendly and lovely.
We stayed Saturday to Monday in late August of 2012, when we got there Saturday the place was packed with families. We stayed at tent site #15, I was surprised that the sites were close together but regardless of this, I still felt that we were in our own private space. The site is on the water but it is not the "ocean" ocean, like I am used to, more like large bay. It was a beautiful view and the sound of the water was lovely. I would say tent site #15 and the two to the right of the site are the best ocean front tent sites.
Our site was a short walk to the toilets and showers which were well maintained, I only wish my fellow campers did a better job of keeping it tidy.
The camp office has a few items for sale, please try the homemade kettle corn, it was so delish.
Most likely we will be back this upcoming summer.
- 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