Date of Stay: June, 2009
I rated this campground so low because (1) the WiFi service was outrageously expensive ($9.95 for 24 hours per computer, not per account) and did not work well at all. We had a strong connection but it kept disconnecting. Were unable to get a refund. More importantly, the ocean behind the campground made the "Top 10 Dirtiest Beaches", and is on a national list of contaminated sites. Guests are not forewarned about the high bacteria levels spewing into the ocean from the swash system that runs adjacent to the campground. As a result, many people and dogs are getting needlessly sick from being in contact with the water. There is a small sign on the beach, but it is not visible after dark and there are no signs inside the campground to alert campers to this hazard. "The beach at the Pirateland and Lakewood campgrounds in Myrtle Beach was the only Carolinas beach named among the nation's 22 most contaminated - those that violated federal public health standards at least half the time samples were taken last year, a far greater rate of violation than the national average of 8 percent."
Date of Stay: May, 2009
This is a wonderful members-only campground that is part of the Coast to Coast network. The sites are spacious and well-maintained, there are activities planned for all ages, and the best part for us was the fenced dog area where our puppy could run off leash. We were only able to stay 2 nights, but will definitely return again.
Date of Stay: March, 2009
This campground makes it difficult to give anyone else a 10. The marble bathhouse has a full-time attendant to make sure it stays clean, the campsites are unbelievably level, they offer free transportation to all of the resorts and parks, and the outdoor pools are some of the best we've seen. It's really a shame that Disney doesn't have a chain of campgrounds similar to KOA -- we'd be their best customer. I can usually find something that needs to be improved upon, but they've thought of everything.