Summary: Primarily an RV resort in a great location. Beach and sound are an easy walk from your campsite. Office and swimming pool area very well kept. No shade to speak of, relatively close quarters to the next campsite, bathrooms NEED A/C and could stand for an update. Quite expensive, but options are limited.
The good: We loved the location. The campground stretches the entire width of the island with the highway running through it. Beach access is quite nice and we liked the stretch of beach. Walk the other direction and you're on the sound. Watch the sunset and kite surfers for good entertainment. The office area and staff are fabulous. Other is an outdoor and indoor pool which are nice. Things were crowded in the pool during our stay. The pool is good sized, not huge. While this is a relatively large campground, things are pretty close, all within walking distance. Tennis courts, mini-golf and playground area were very nice although $3 per person for mini golf seemed a bit steep. The number and locations of bathrooms and showers were good.
The bad: No shade. Frankly, don't expect any shade anywhere on the outer banks. We had a pop up with A/C but were blown around pretty well for 3 days straight. There is little reprieve from the wind also. My biggest disappointment was in the bathrooms and showers. Things were not as new as I had expected based upon the website pictures. Everything was usable, just dated. No air conditioning in the bath houses. When it's 80's and 90's in the summer, we were sweating the second we hopped out of the showers until we left the bath house. Not an issue for people with RV's and their own showers, but for tenters and pop up owners know what you're getting into. Also, the Wi-Fi was horrible. For having multiple access points, we could connect but had absolutely no bandwidth. For the price you pay (>$80 a night) I was expecting quite a bit more. Camping options are limited and all expensive. I've paid half as much and seen twice as nice campgrounds in other areas of the country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only Ocean front and Sound front campground on the Outer Banks! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camp Hatteras Rv Hotel Waves