Date of Stay: August, 2008
I read all the reviews before booking and was glad I decided to choose this park. Huge park with excellent private beach - August is busy park but the beach had plenty of room for everyone. We rented a golf cart - I would have given this park a higher rating if they had charged less for a golf cart. We paid about 55 per day to use the golf cart but could rent a car in town for about 42. The golf carts are old don't hold a charge very well and have been paid for years ago - 55 per day is just too high. Everything else was fair priced - the store and gift shop had appropriate prices as did the laundry. Wished the laundry room was open later - was always busy and closed at 10pm. Not really sure why cause no noise would have upset campers - not near any sites. Suggestions for this park would be more dog walking areas (they only have one and its in a more residential area). The campground is huge and a good mix of campers - too huge for personalized service from the owners - but all staff we found to be kind. Now for the golf carts - they were not out of control as I had read - everything was fine with them. I have a 16 yr old that was driving with my family and we got stopped and asked about how old she was (and yes they need to be licensed) - yet we saw many younger kids (14 or so) driving around alone and they weren't stopped. No big deal but this "patrol" was a little ridiculous. If camping here - bring things to decorate your golf carts - its a hoot. We didn't know that - but people really deck them out - battery operated lights, signs, inflatable floats, etc. Have fun with it - there is an impromptu parade each evening at dusk by the dunes. Sites back by the dunes are definitely prone to more traffic and noise - truly the distance to the beach probably wasn't worth that. We stayed a bit more inland and was no big deal since we had the golf cart. Our site was very large - but there are sites that have trees very close and some motorhomes would have problems with slide outs. You aren't able to reserve a certain site but I would definitely tell them what you would like when you reserve. To have gotten a 10 I would suggest - more appropriate golf cart pricing, more trash cans around the sites - more appropriate patrolling. We had a great time. Storms come up rather quick here so I would suggest always tiering down your awning. Fun time if you don't mind crowds.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
Wonderful campground - very nice camping spots most with shade and plenty of room between you and your neighbors. Only 2 pull thru spots and only one is reservable - will definitely return. Would have given this a 10 if it had full hookups. Camp host was great. Nice walking trail available also. No outside traffic noises except the rare train can be heard. Wonderful family atmosphere.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
This park seems best for the older couple passing through and not necessarily a family campground. While the pool was open and mostly clean: it was salt water! The owner called it a saline pool but either way its salt water so the kids hated how it tasted. The miniature golf was kind of a joke: very old and run down. The old west town was a paint job on buildings. The park itself is very small with barely any room in between sites. The camp map shows trails: but there weren't any. It also showed a pavilion that was actually a very old wooden structure that was half falling down. I would not return here.