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Helpful Reviews: 1

Turtle Beach Campground (formerly Gulf Beach Campground), Sarasota, Florida

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

The park was nice and we enjoyed that it was right on the beach. This is our second year going. I will keep going to this park for many more years. However, there needs to be more attention to the cleanliness of the the bathrooms and showers. The laundry area is a bit smelly (sewage) and there are MANY roaches here. It had not happened before, but this year my trailer was infected by roaches and I had to fumigate upon leaving. This is one of down side of this park. The other, is the space to park the trailer is so limited. This year I had a tree that was really a pain to park around. Every year I learn something new on camping here, but really the park is worth it!! Sunsets are amazing, although this year it was a bit more loud, it is usually nice and enjoyable. We camped at Turtle Beach Campground (formerly Gulf Beach Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the nearby Ice-cream shop, amazing!! The Mango Cafe was really nice for breakfast and the Pizza shop is good eating. The Waffle House that's a bit before the bridge on your way in, has good eating and the ladies are great!! You can ride about 5 miles to the most amazing beach in the nation Siesta Key/ Gas prices are decent.

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States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Knights Key RV Resort and Marina (Closed as of 2/4/18), Marathon, Florida

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $62.00
Overall Rating:

The park was nice. We enjoyed our time here with our son. We had a site by the water and that was a treat at all times. We were able to walk into the water, although it was not sandy it was like clay. It was fun. There was a nice breeze. The men's restroom had a strong urine odor for the majority of the stay. And the toilet stalls were not big enough. My son was concerned of anyone walking in while he used it. This is when we asked that he not go there anymore unless there was an emergency. The showers were clean but the curtains were too narrow and there was no privacy to change in either restrooms (female or male). Another good point is that you can just bike or walk to the bridge and fish. My son enjoyed that a lot. There is a grill within walking distance. I did not go to it so have no recommendations on that. I guess that I would come back at some point. There is not much for kids to do here and there is no pool either. I did like that there is security at the entrance and the garbage gets picked up in the morning at your site if you do not want to go for a walk. The beach, well that was not very attractive, it was more like a jump into the ocean with no clarity as to what is underneath. Some people like that, I like to see what is there when I jump. Overall , it was nice. We camped at Knights Key RV Resort and Marina (Closed as of 2/4/18) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

It is close to stores and restaurants. Our favorite for breakfast was Stuffed Pig. We had breakfast there several times and it was worth it. Take mosquito spray and lots of sun lotion. Have a rod ready because that is all you can do at this park, besides swim and hang out.

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States Visited: 1
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Periwinkle Park & Campground, Sanibel, Florida

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The park was pleasant. It was nice to ride around the park. We got to see the diverse birds (parrots, swans, ducks, etc). And it also had monkeys with in a cage. The ducks and swans were seen swimming, resting and feeding around the canals the park has. It was right in the middle of Periwinkle Way within biking distance many delicious restaurants and clothing/souvenier stores. The beach was within biking distance too!! However, there is no parking for vehicles except the county beach parking which cost $4.00 an HOUR!!! When we went the whole stink from Lake Okeechobee was going on and although it was on the east coast, the water was not attractive. We chose not to go in it for safety reasons. That left us yearning for somewhere to take a dip since the park does not have a pool. That was really the down side of the stay. Other than that, I have to say I would probably stop here on my way back home next summer. I felt safe and the ladies were really NICE!!!! We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Once must visit the Island Cow restaurant. (LOVED THE GRITS AND MUFFINS.) And the Ice Cream Shop at the west end of the Island (can't recall the name) a must visit. The Light House restaurant was also very good for breakfast. Gas is little more expensive in the Island so fill up before going over the bridge. You must visit the Mall which is to the right of the highway before the bridge. Nice clothing and good pricing!!!

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