We live 2+ hours from the beach, and the wife wanted to go to the beach, so we decided to take the RV over and stay a couple days. Beverly Beach is the first "Ocean/Beach" campgrounds we've ever stayed at, and I have to say I am VERY impressed. Very easy to book the reservation on short notice, very easy to check in, site was level with a good amount of space for our 34' RV and my F-150. The concrete pad was an added bonus. My power monitor showed the power supplied was adequate even under a lot of load. Water was fresh, on site showers and bathrooms were nice and VERY clean. The only issue I had the entire visit, which wasn't a real issue because we were down on the beach most of the time, was the cable. We tried to watch some TV at night, but the cable TV supplied was full of a lot of static. I even ran down to Wal-Mart and bought a new wire thinking mine was bad but that didn't do anything. A bit costly compared to other campgrounds on this same stretch of road, but overall this campground is superb, and I will return again very soon... We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The ONLY thing this place has is ocean front sites, other than that you are in a parking lot, packed in so close that the people next door sewer line is gurgling under your picnic table. Way over priced, it's priced like a high end class A only RV resort for which it is NOT. The owner from India runs around all day on a golf cart making sure his staff is working hard enough and fast enough, it's run for maximum profit and no frills. Good for only a one night stop over. I was told he jumps to $120 a night for the Christmas week. I just love the sewer line under our picnic table, I suggest looking around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate noted ($1,540 including tax) is for a 1 month stay. The best thing about this campground is the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The office/store is well stocked and well kept. The laundry facilities are fairly new and are also well maintained. The office staff and maintenance people are polite and helpful. The campground itself can best be described as "up scale primitive" as it's basically a sandy parking lot with hookups. No pool, lousy Wi-Fi, and marginal cable reception. With all it's shortcomings and head numbing prices, I guess if you want the ocean nearby this is the place to be. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park over the Memorial Day weekend. The oceanfront and oceanview sites are very close to each other, but the view of the Atlantic Ocean is priceless. We stayed at the Camptown sites across highway A1A. It is much quieter and more spacious than the sites right on the ocean. This campground is very well kept by a very nice staff. The price of $90 reflects the holiday weekend rate. The weekday rate was $50. Given the location of this park it was worth the money. We visited St. Augustine 20 miles to the north and Daytona Beach 30 miles to the south. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Didn't get to stay on the ocean side because of last minute reservation. We stayed across the street that was a nice large lot, but for 100.00 I felt it was a little overpriced. I understand it was a holiday weekend, but we were just passing through and needed somewhere to stay for the night. Was surprised to find that they did not have a pool on site. Asked about late check out and was told it was 5.00 an hour for each hour past check out. Again I understand if your packed and need the space, but us and two other campers on the other side of the road with all kinds of space. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Do yourself a favor and stay away! The owner arbitrarily changes policies and prices. We traveled from far away and arrived to a large price hike that was not the price given. When the owner is approached about the changes,he is immediately in attack mode,and rants about what other parks are charging, though his comparatives are far beyond what this park offers. Actually,the only thing good about Beverly is oceanfront and staff,although the staff keeps changing. This campground is basically a large parking lot, campsites are tight, badly placed sewer hoses...yes you may be looking at hose belonging to someone else when you walk out your door. Wi-Fi is very poor, bathrooms and laundry rooms are dirty. We together with several other campers, have found a much better spot at a far less price and would never come back. You are advised to do the same. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a parking lot on the ocean. No cement pads, just sand. View is beautiful. This is were it ends. "Customer Service" is not in this owners vocabulary. Too much drama with the owner and his staff. Nobody seemed very friendly. And there is constant construction. I hear the "beep beep" by the construction vehicles in my head all night. And at $100.00 a night or $1600.00 a month. I don't need all this. And BTW no military, Good Sam or ANY kind of discount.Hey - they are doing you the favor in letting you stay there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you love the ocean this is the place for you. We camped in a motorhome and could sit in the front seat and look right out to the beach with the waves beating on to the shore. The campground is not a campground at all, its a parking lot. The sites are just uneven sand with small tables and poor cable. I did not care what our site looked like because I just wanted to sit and watch the water. So if you want extras this is not it. I thought it was great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Truly beach front, which is wonderful. This is where the positive stops however. I have never been to such a dirty park. The bathrooms are only cleaned once a week and after cleaning it's hard to tell what was done. The showers are so dirty that you hate to put your bare feet on the floor. Trash is not emptied. The laundry facilities are not clean. Not all the washers work. The sites are too close together so there is no privacy. The appeal is only the fact that it is right on the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's been years, and several price increases, since we have been here. Not very happy to see the little snack bar closed. It was a major part of the atmosphere to be able to walk down and get lunch cooked. Gave it the old style Florida campground feel. Now, it's just a parking lot on the water. Way too much price wise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Way Way too over-priced! Jammed in like sardines in a can. The only thing exciting about this was we had an oceanview which cost way too much. Nothing to do besides the beach and the only provided shade was a naked palm tree between each site. Laundry facilities were unclean, however the store was well-stocked. I would not call this a Resort, by far. A camp town possibly! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Three types of sites. Premium Ocean Front, Ocean View, and across Route A1A behind fence, each having it's own price structure. Cost was high due to having premium Ocean Front Site and $100 minimum 3 night for Thanksgiving. Parking rules strictly enforced. Dog rules not so much, the reason for this rating and we brought our two dogs along. Sheriff's department sub-station borders camp ground with direct access and cruises through occasionally. Beach bars and restaurants within 2 miles on A1A. Good bike paths. We would stay there again in the summer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful beach, small sites with awning to awning. Littered sites with tall weeds, rules not enforced, open park, no security. Pricey for what you get. Wi-Fi slow. Friendly office staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the second time we have stayed at this site, on the same trip. It was a wonderful place to stay, with a pad right on the ocean and seeing the sun come up over the ocean. Very relaxing and the beach seems to only be used by the guests at the RV park. Friendly staff and nice clean washrooms. We would certainly stay here again, even with the higher cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Similar comments to other campers. Our coach was facing the beach, awesome views. No shade though and very tight spaces. Campground store very nice with helpful people. Ordered in some pizza and calzones from Manny's which was very good. We would definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came in for the weekend, just out of season. Easy access, relatively clean sites but to tight. The ocean access was great. A little too pricey compare to other resorts within 5 miles We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want ocean front this is it! We were right on top of the seawall. From our coach front window all you could see: was the sea. It was like being on a ship. The beach is about ten feet below down a flight of stairs. The sites are extremely close. Slide to awning close. The hook-ups are positioned along the seawall and they alternate the coaches head first and back in. I was fortunate to have an extra 30' 50Amp extension cord or I would have had to purchase one (not cheap) if I could find one. Water run and cable are long runs so be prepared. Daytona (25 mi.) and shopping (1-2 mi.) were close by. Friendly people who seem to return year after year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want direct ocean parking this is the place for you. Sites are a little tight but in most spots have is a green space in front of your camper to sit, etc. One tip, if you get a back in site, you can pull in forward and run the water, electric and cable under your rig thus enjoying the ocean view. This also allows for your own outdoor space rather than sharing with another group. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. There is not a ton to do locally but St. Augustine is only 30 minutes up AIA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If it is the view of the ocean you are looking for, then there is no better. Our site was right there overlooking the ocean. Even though this place is right on A1A, it is quiet at night, The downfall?? You are packed in like sardines. They have the oceanfront sites set up that you and your neighbor are looking right at each other and sharing space. Great if you are camping with friends, but if not, then hopefully you have someone next to you that shows the same respect as you do in the space issue. The sites are not level so it might take a little time to level your RV. Bottom line: don't come here if you want to just hang out on your site. Come here for the view. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is right on the beach seawall. All of the beach front sites are pull in sites so you are looking through your front windshield right into the ocean. Absolutely fantastic view of the Atlantic. Other than that, this campground would probably not be in business. We have never been in such tight quarters. When we pulled in our site, the trailer next to us was sent scrambling to get their stuff off of our site. With slides extended, we were only about 10-12 inches from the trailer on our left side. We were only there for one night so chose not to put out our awning. Good thing! It would have hit the awning from the trailer on the right side. After paying $80 plus tax I found that we needed a least a 30 foot sewer hose to connect. The connections are side by side at the front for a motor home. It was a little uncomfortable getting to the beach access. You had to walk through someone Else's site to get there. If we need to stay there again for a one-nighter, I would pick one of the newer sites across the street from the beach. They are much larger, plenty of room and easier to get in and out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and scenic location of this park. In addition, they are pet friendly, have a camp store and overall, are very welcoming. The restrooms and the laundry room were not kept well, but other than that, it was a pleasant experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The ocean front view we had was great. Electric and water pressure was good and had no problems. The wifi was weak at times but manageable. I would return. Now the negatives: Pets are allowed but not monitored enough. We had no real problems except we did observe a couple using the beach area and the owner did not act appropriately afterwards. Also, NO pool. I love beach but at times we enjoy the pool. Also, we had a beach front site. It has a small (about 8' strip) of lawn area in front of the sites. It should have orinmental fencing between site to prevent it being used as throughfare. People are constantly using this as a walkway to the beach steps. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Direct, and I mean direct access to the beach. I pulled nose-up in my spot and was able to view beautiful Florida sunrises each morning. Multiple, well-maintained beach access's. Good, clean, stable electrical power. Very friendly staff. I was missing an electrical plug and the staff let me "borrow" the adapter at no-charge, which I thought was a wonderful gesture on their part. Good cable. Grocery stores and restaurants near-by. I thought this was an excellent value and will stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with many of the older reviews. This is a remote campground DIRECTLY on the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is the main attraction. Bathrooms were older but clean and maintained. Camp & convenience store had ample supplies for most needs. Sights are fairly level. Sand at all ocean side sites. Campers Village have a concrete pad. Not much for attractions except for the beach and the ocean. So don't come here expecting the "typical" Florida attractions and amenities. Except for the sounds of the ocean it was quiet at night. I would have given it a 10 if there was a pool and some gravel at the sites. Look over their website. I found the pictures to be an accurate depiction of what you will find at this location, which is not always the case with websites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this park in every way. The location is absolutely perfect as a base for visiting Daytona and St. Augustine on day trips. There are restaurants within biking distance, as well as a few little gift shops. The on-site store was adequate. It was nice to have a fairly good size laundry room with machines and dryers that worked well. Everything was clean. It was not crowded during our visit, which is the way we prefer it! I would highly recommend this place. The sites are close together and the sites are on the beach: which means you will have sand everywhere. A small price to pay for true oceanfront camping. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are very close together. By very, I mean we couldn't open our awning. Half our stay was very crowed and busy, the other was not busy. However we didn't move. The wifi is very weak, we couldn't connect most of the time. Little or no grass on the sites and the sand gets in everything. All that said, it is really a unique park that is on the beach, not across a road or nearby a beach. It is on the beach. We did enjoy our stay and will be back. Great place as a base if you want to visit Marineland, St Augustine, Daytona or Kennedy Space Center. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gorgeous Ocean views from front row sites. Nice breeze on the back row sites. Sites are small and tight. Not much room in between sites. The view makes you forgive everything. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The location is very nice. The sites are not much more then a parking spot with hook-ups. No effort to make sites attactive in any way. On sandy surface with some grass, except no grass on beachfront sites. Sites very very close, esp waterfront. Many dogs at park with fenced cage areas outside on small sites. Campers not so friendly, office staff nice enough. Before you choose your site, note the dumpster location (north end and south side of office), and town hall building which borders property on south end (which can have it's share of activity especially on the weekend). Road noise (A1A) during day but hardly any at night. Nicest park in area. Very good restaurants in area: Blue & Betty's are our favorites. This is a park that you'll be left alone by staff and fellow campers. Sand on beach soft and tiresome to take long walks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here in March 2009. Bring your dog and enjoy the beach at this campground but make sure you clean up after them so we don't lose this privilege. This was my second time to this campground and I definitely will return again. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Stayed during Bike Week 2009 and this is a short ride to the Daytona activities, about 15-miles. Snowbirds on some sites, but they were very friendly. You are right on the ocean, so the breeze can be chilly at night. This park is centrally located between Daytona and St. Augustine. Wi-fi worked great at site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
The location is great but the price is a bit high. We camped across Highway A1A. in the Campers Village, for $40 + tax, which includes full hookups, cable and Wi-Fi. The cable worked well, the water pressure was low, the Wi-Fi worked most of the time. The main drawbacks are the washrooms are across the highway and there aren't very many showers. The woman's room was starting to look dirty when we got there in the afternoon and by evening were pretty gross. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second visit to this park, both times in November. No amenities to speak of. Big draw is the ocean. Oceanfront sites are exactly that - oceanfront! Hookups are all side by side which means your door will face your neighbor's door. W-Fi signal is very weak and drops out frequently. We were there over Thanksgiving and the park was almost full, but all the campers seemed nice and friendly. We will stay again, because you can't beat the ocean view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground gets an excellent for location, staff, & cleanliness. You cannot beat the location for being on the beach and convenient to get to. The spots are tight and all they have are a picnic table (pretty well used - could use new ones) and unfortunately by the way they stack you in you are usually facing your neighbors door, so no privacy there. However the positives are you are on the beach and the nice grass ledge overlooking the seawall and beach, you can sit on and watch the ocean, watch the kids play, walk down one of the many stairs to the beach and take long walks and it is just plain peaceful. The staff is very friendly, warm and welcoming. The bathrooms are not updated but seemed to be cleaned everyday. Another great aspect was all the campers were very friendly and helpful. Not a lot of room for kids to ride bikes etc. Just rode up and down but the beach is really the draw! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Do you want to step back into time? Then this is for you. Everything is like it was back in the 50's. We loved it for the weekend. None of those modern things like swimming pools, game rooms, spas just ocean and relaxation. We walked the beach for miles and let the Chi Dog run free, very few people on the beach. The only draw back is you have to stop and wash the salt spray of the coach. The wife says we will go back again when we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was OK, more of a parking lot than an RV park. Main feature is being right on the Atlantic. Very outdated but there is a lot of sea salt in the air so that explains the disrepair of some of the electrical holding boxes. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Sites didn't seem to close to me but there were not very many RVs at this time. If you have pets, be very careful walking them if you go behind the fence. My little dog cut is paw on some broken bottles and it is a little difficult to walk them on the slope. Outside walking area for the dogs is very messy and no real place to walk the dogs. We didn't have any issues with the electric, sewer or the cable. Might come back but will look for a place that offers something. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You can't beat the view but that's about it. The sites are by far the smallest ones we have ever seen. The site we had was faced with the one next to us. The only reason we could even put our awning up was that the people next to us did not have theirs out. They weren't there much so they didn't mind. We were there on a holiday so it was packed. the only way I'd ever go back would be to rent 2 sites but at the prices, not likely. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Perfect for beach lovers and ocean front sites are a must - pay the surcharge to have the ocean in your window when you awake. The only downsides to this location are two - the sites are very, very close together and they alternate facing in and out. As a result, you are canopy to canopy with your neighbor with no buffer. Hook-ups can be a real stretch if you are nose in. That being said, the staff is wonderful, the beach is expansive, and the experience delightful - if and only if privacy is not an issue. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everyone could rate this park differently depending what they want. No pool and no playground. That was fine with us we wanted a place to just relax and sit by the beach and do absolutely nothing. Nice ocean breezes. The beach sand could be a little nicer and if it was I would have given it a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here over Memorial Day and Park was extremely crowded. Everyone was well behaved and as usual the beach front sites are great. Will always go back when ever possible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The ocean is the main draw for this campground. We parked overlooking the ocean where we could see and hear the surf. The campsites are very narrow and it can be windy. There was no one on either side of us, but if the camp is full, it would feel quite crowded. We felt like it was very pricey for the amenities but the owners know they have prime land on the beach. The park was clean and within biking of Flagler Beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the Crown Jewels of RV Parks if you like the beach!! Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the shore. It's also one of the few beaches where dogs are allowed to be walked, leashed, on the beach; and ours LOVE it there!! Please, dog owners: pick up after your pets. Don't let us lose this privilege! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week. Roughly 40% of the oceanfront sites were occupied when we were here, so there was an empty site on either side of us, which gave good elbow room. Highlight of the week was watching the sunrise every morning over the ocean. Lowlight was the red tide which caused immediate coughing most of the day when outside. Red tide is unusual for this part of Florida, though. We would definitely come back, but would check the red tide conditions first. Staff was friendly and helpful. WiFi is included in the rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this place. It is really Ocean Front camping. Other parks claim this, but Beverly Beach Camptown really has ocean front with great views of the beach. No shade anywhere and a little too windy (when we were there) to use awning, but ocean/beach views made up for it. Looking forward to our next stay! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay at this campground everytime we are in that area. It is pricey, but the ocean views, to us, are worth the extra money. Waking up to the sound of the ocean is wonderful. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The store is well stocked, and the campground is very clean. The restrooms are very clean and so is the laundry. I highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only thing that saves this park is the ocean. No water pressure often. Bathrooms just okay. Big problem with wi-fi at your site. Some days it works, some not. We were there one month and it worked well for about 7 days. Owners did not seem to care. Wi-fi works well inside the office. Were it not for the lack of caring from management about the wi-fi I would rate the park a 7 and the view a 10. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We pulled in here in the middle of the week, and there were plenty of open spots. The sites were well spaced apart, then again, we have a small TT. The bathrooms were clean, but had a "home-made" look, which is typical. The camp store was well stocked, and handy. We brought a fire ring with us (none were provided) and had a fire at the sight. The view--superb! Directly on the beach--nothing in between the back of the camper and the ocean, which, I suppose, justifies the $80/night cost. We have two dogs, and it was inconvenient to have to walk all the way to the road to walk them, but for the other positives, that could be ignored. Overall, a great experience! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were very happy to come upon this campground and next trip will stay here again. The rest rooms were very clean and well maintained. The beach front site was fantastic. Diner in cg had excellent food and large quantity. Children playing along beach and fishing enjoying themselves. Owners very helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Open beach-front sites. Park is OK but who cares, it is the fantastic ocean views that you pay for here! We backed right up to the beach! Convenient location and site was very easy to get in and out of. Nice quiet beach-front town. Can't comment much on facilities - we just spent our time enjoying the beach and the weather! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This could be a superb park, but management does not spend the kind of money to make it
happen. Instead, it remains a large piece of oceanfront property waiting for a condominium to come along. On the sites facing the ocean, no grass or gravel
whatsoever. Nothing but sand, sand, sand. The water pressure situation was critical. Several times we had no water, or just enough water to bathe a very small shrimp. Cable TV was marginal at best. While the owners claim they offer "wi-fi," what they have is really a home-made system that allows you to use your wi-fi card only inside the office--it does not broadcast outside to the actual parking spaces. They do, however, have two high speed modem connections inside the office and a convenient place to sit while using them. The on-site restaurant is excellent for breakfast and for lunch. Forget about it for dinner. Again, what could be one of the most spectacular parks in the country is only about six on a scale of one to ten because of unwillingness by the owners to make it happen. Little things that cost almost no money (such as clean restrooms) would go a long ways toward helping this place. If you insist on a place right on the oceanfront and are willing to put up with all the problems, this is probably okay. Otherwise, move to a place where management is willing to spend the dollars that should be justified by a nightly fee that approaches the cost of a motel room. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Best thing about this campground is the fact that you are right on the Atlantic Ocean. The hook-ups are poorly placed for motorhomes. The sites are very uneven and crowded. The owners are attempting to upgrade the sites but slow process. It is a bit pricey. We still stay at this park about every other year, just because of the Ocean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was very nice. We had 2 laptop computers and had no problem connecting to internet from our site (Wi-Fi). We did have to pay an extra $5 for a third person. We also had 5 dogs, two over 60lbs, three under 20lbs, not a problem. Our site was directly on the beach side, and yes there is sand, but afterall it is the beach. Breakfast at the restaurant was quick and excellant but dinner on the otherhand was quite disappointing. Store is well stocked and clean. We will go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked this campground because it was within walking distance of relatives. Great beach front property. Pet friendly. Only complaint is that they placed us right next to an occupied site while there were several unoccupied sites for our entire visit on our other side. We felt bad that we "blocked" the other campers but they were okay with it. My feeling is, if there are empty sites available, why not space the units out, giving everyone more room? Water pressure was a bit low. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Beverly Beach Camptown as an overnight stop on the way to Fort Wilderness. We were just stopping overnight, spur of the moment, and they had an ocen front site available, so I decided to splurge. At 75.00 it was pricey! The restrooms were clean and the view from our site was second to none. We ate dinner at the little restaurant and found it excellent. The cable hookup did not have much to offer, and the pets allowed is very restrictive, pets cannot be walked in the campground, one must take them outside the campground fence and walk them along a small grassy strip betwwen the fence and a busy road. Very small park, quiet friendly atmosphere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Had a Beach Front site these sites are right on the beach one can hear the waves crashing
all night. Nice place good people and restaurant food was good as well. Would stay there again.Bath facilites were clean and well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We camped there in 04 while touring the east coast. We loved the ocean front view. It was a little pricey though. The cable tv didn't work very good. But all in all it was a nice place. We will stay again if the prices don't go up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great beach front sites, been there 2 years in a row and will go back again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
My rating system 1-10 y or n, highway ez off-on 9, site ez in-out 8, dog-rated 7, site electric-water-sewer quality 8, passport america n, host friendliness 6, camp internal roads 8, nearest city Daytona Beach 20 St Augustine 25 mi We camped here in a camper.
This was a park available for Coast to Coast, so we stayed 3 nights. We were able to spend part of a day in St Augustine, so the park was good for that. The park doesn't currently have laundry facilities so that is a minus. They have Tengo internet, but no one in the office knows anything about it. We might stay again, but it would be for only one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Reserved 4 nights through Coast to Coast RV Club. CTC quoted $30.75/ni. Note that this is double the price we usually have to pay for a park within the CTC umbrella. We needed to be in the Flagler Beach area so went for it. $123 had already been paid upon making the reservation to CTC. We expected only to pay $12 at check-in because at every CTC park there is a $3/ni resort fee. However, upon check-in we charged the $3/ni resort fee but tax on that resort fee ($1.32) plus tax on the entire amount ($14.85). We have NEVER been charged tax at any Encore parks. This brought our per night cost to $37.46. Then we looked at the invoice and boy were we confused. They make the numbers work but it's confusing. The park itself is run down. It looks like it used to be a KOA. There doesn't appear to be any ground maintenance. The roads are mostly dirt..with a few asphalt. The clubhouse is locked unless there is an activity. This is a Thousand Trails Encore property. I wouldn't recommend this place at all. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 3 nights, and the park was okay under the circumstance which were that we made a last minute decision to go to the Daytona 500. We were happy to find an RV park near Daytona with space avaialable and a not too unreasonable price. The park is easy to find and easy to get into and out of. Our site was fairly level, but even for Florida, it was very sandy. There are sites with more grass, we just didn't happen to get one. We would not likely stay here again, but that is just because there are so many other options in the area, so we would try another place. Staff was very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New to RVing so consider my opinion accordingly. Nice area, but open and no privacy. There were many permanent residents. They have their own bar on the premises. $2 beers and wine if you can find the bartender though the smoke. OK for overnight off I-75, otherwise look for something better. Can't figure out what I got for the $3 "Resort Fee". We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice old Florida campground. We had a 30 amp site. It was off season and the campground was no where near full. WiFi charged by the day, so we didn't utilize it. Lots of great historic sites nearby and super restaurants. Great farmers market downtown on the weekends. We will return. There was several spots on the roads with low hanging limbs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Old RV park on its last legs..beautiful setting, but dirty abandoned trailers towards the back of the park, clubhouse roof makes the building look like it should be condemned, old, ripped tarps, exposed wood. Depressing looking park. We stayed here for free as part of our membership in Thousand Trails. We would not stay here again, except for an overnight stay. Bathrooms were in terrible shape, rusty mirrors, open electrical face plates with no covers over them, soap scum on the shower fixtures, the whole place needs a makeover. It could be a truly beautiful park with the big old live oak trees...plenty of shade, that was nice! Pool was decent. Sorry to be so negative. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a special coupon for discount rate. Sites were large and the new shower house was exceptional. They have work to do and old KOA buildings to remove but it was a good place to stay. We did go to a couple of activities and found people pretty clickish. Pool always needs cleaning because of big trees dropping moss and leaves daily. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They put us in what the campers near us called the Ghetto. It was at the far end of the park, on a dirt and gravel road. Site was long enough and utilities were okay although you had to really keep an eye on the amps. Nice dog park. Lots of fire ants everywhere. We had to request maintenance spray our site. My dogs have never had fleas until we stayed here. Although they both take medications to prevent infestation they still got fleas. It took multiple flea baths and flea collars to get rid of the fleas. People working in office could not figure out how much additional it would cost me (on our forth day there) to upgrade to 50 amps for the remainder of our stay. Wanted to charge me for 50 amps for the entire stay if I upgraded. The roads in the front section of the park had good pavement and were wide. WI-FI is not free. We booked at a special reduced rate maybe that is why we were put in the site they gave us. At full price this park is absolutely not worth the cost. Even at a reduced price it was not a bargain. I still haven't been able to get my dogs feet white and it's been over a month since we were there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After three years of stopping here I'm left with my original question: Is Bulow Plantation what used to be a very nice place that is now getting run-down? OR, was it a dump that is now getting restored? I can't make up my mind. There are just two things that bring me back here . Number one is the charm of the moss-draped live oak trees that abound and give the property the "kick back and enjoy your mint julep" feeling. The problem is that this is a one night stopover for us, and we don't usually get here until near sunset. Then we're off again in the morning. It would be much better if we had several days to enjoy the old-south charm. And that brings me to the bad part about the other thing that brings us here. If I was here for three, or more, days I'd be eating three, or more, delicious dinners at Guiseppe's Restaurant (Moody Blvd near the beach). I might even squeeze in some lunch buffets and gain even more girth than I now have. My wardrobe budget can not handle that. So the two things I like best both have a negative side. What to do? What to do? We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has gone down hill since my last visit this year. The police made daily visits to investigate break ins and drug problems. Everyone I spoke to informed me to lock my trailer my car and don't leave anything outside, this is sad. The owners are doing nothing about it and I will never return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful shaded camp sites under old Live Oak trees with Spanish Moss . Well kept. clean baths and I will return. After leaving Disney arrived early staff let us check in with enough time to set up and go to the ocean at Flagler Beach Pier. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bulow Plantation is an Encore Park. We were told no less than 4 times by different people how bad the entrance into the park (narrow/very sharp turn) was. They were not exaggerating. It’s bad. We paid for a premium site (FHU/50A ) and got a cement slab patio and dirt parking under very dirty live oak trees. This eliminated our satellite. One other RV'er with us paid twenty dollars less than we did and got the same type site. So much for Encore “deals”. They have cable but of course they entertain you by allowing you to go find out what number corresponds with what cable channel. How hard is it to make copies of the Bright house channel listings and include it in a welcome packet? And now the check in process – an envelope with our name on a bulletin board with a site number on a poor (black & white copy) park map and then you go find your site. This is on a Sunday now. No sheet with park info (location of in park areas, shower room entrance & entry code, calendar of park or surrounding area activities) and a closed office. As experienced camp workers this is just unsay. We learned via the rumor mill that they had a water problem and that water would be turned off for a day and that once it was turned on you should boil the water until notification that the water was safe to drink. A park employee/camp worker should have, at a minimum, put a notice on every campers door. Three days after the initial water turn off we received official paper notification (our first ) that the water was safe to drink. Whoever is running this park is NOT tuned into how a park should be operated. Park water pressure is poor. The park dumpsters are few and far between – no daily trash pick up, no Wi-Fi at the sites and our Verizon Mi-Fi and cell (and a neighbors T-mobile) inspire of a somewhat low signal would barely work. Guess that’s a function of the parks distance from things. With Encore parks you pay a $3.00 daily fee but apparently all their facilities (their exercise room) aren’t open in this park. Guess the $3.00 is just a cash grab. If you are a golfer (Dec - Apr) you will pay dearly for the chance to chase the little white ball and if you are an out of state resident they add extra bucks to your fee. Best course we found was Grand Reserve in Bunnell, FL. On the plus side the park has a new pool and a new men and woman’s shower/restroom that is kept clean by a very conscious cleaning woman/staff. We came in here on an Encore special (190.00 + tax +$3.00/night for the week) but I can’t say that for even the price that our traveling companion paid that we’d consider coming back as the park is 6+ miles away from restaurants and shopping, has more than a few “homesteaders” and has no real activities going on. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is your typical over priced Florida campground. Lets start with the turn in. Poorly designed and very tight. We had to pay for the entire week before arrival, which should have set off the alarms. Arrived on a Sunday and the office was not open. We found our name on an envelope taped to the board. Sites are poorly marked. Was given no map,or any info. It is not sat friendly with lots of trees. They do have CATV. Unit and truck got filthy from all the trees. They turned off the water one day but the only reason I found out was a neighbor told us. Would not stay here again. It is an Encore park but I wonder if anyone ever checks the operation out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our last time here I gave this place a so-so rating, saying it was basically just overpriced. This time I was more smitten with the peaceful beauty of the moss draped trees and was prepared to raise my rating. Then, we had trouble finding the correct, poorly identified site with well-hidden, almost inaccessible utility connections and the warm feelings subsided. Petty complaints aside, I would like to spend some time here to soak up the relaxed, old-south feeling of the setting AND get another great meal at a place called Guiseppe's on the main road near the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has lots of shade and easy access. WiFi at a cost. The pool was closed. Was quiet and friendly. Some permanent sites in an adjacent area. We were pleased with our stay and will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here many times throughout the years because we really like Flagler Beach. The park is one a beautiful piece of property but in years past, it was really run down and poorly maintained. We stayed anyway because of the shade and location and we are usually in town anyway. It has been purchased by Encore a few years ago and changes are starting to happen. My previous review of this park was more negative and I wanted to update it based on our last visit. Encore is resurfacing the pool, re-roofing and facelifting the old bathhouses. They built a new, modern bathhouse with AC, etc., and it is very nice. They have installed a waterfall water feature with benches around it, which I frankly think was a waste of money but whatever. Much of the maintenace that had been deferred (ie: worn out electrical receps, leaky hose bibbs, broken handles, etc.) has been addressed. The clubhouse is still closed and needs torn down or completely made over, but I am thinking that all this is now being addressed. I appreciate that this is a slow economy and cash is tight everywhere. I am encouraged by the progress. I hope they get WiFi and I hope it is included with the nightly fee. I dislike having to pay extra for WiFi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The worst experience we have ever had at any park. We left early and forfeited one nights fee. We value privacy, shade, and space in that order. With over 700 sites side by side with no buffering vegetation, there is no privacy. There is limited shade. If you need a fire ring, phone or modem connection, make sure you specifically request a site with them. Do the same for other amenities. We wanted to kayak and had to get a special pass to go into the gated residential areas through an electronic gate. We were told to wait until a resident went through and quickly drive in behind them or call someone who would come let us in if he was home! Don't count on the Activity Center or Patio area being available. It was closed while we were there for use by a motorcycle convention of some kind. We had Harleys and others coming and going all the time. The people were no problem but motorcycles are loud. Bulow has very limited restroom/shower facilities considering the size of the resort. There were only 2 dumpsters for the entire facility and both were overflowing with garbage on the ground by Saturday night on a 3 day holiday weekend. The only good thing about this resort(??) is its proximity to the Bulow Plantation State Park and scenic rides on several roads nearby and the beaches. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are very nice size, and many have large shade trees. We camped in a motorhome with tow and had tons of space, along with a concrete pad for picnic table. The lots were level and grassy. There is no internet at the sites, and it cost $$ to use the one at the office. Cable was good. Water & sewer good. We would stay here again. Ended up getting 3 nights for 2. There were many permanent residents on the other side of the river. We stayed where there were more RV's. Be sure to visit Bulow State Park down the road. $4 for a carload. Interesting history. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our first visit here. We are now working full timers. We have been here since November 2009. Thus far, our site, etc. has been very good. The power, water pressure, cable, etc. is good. We have a concrete pad for the patio and park on the grass. Surprisingly, we are able to park 3 full size cars, a motorcycle trailer on OUR lot and still have room for more. The folks in the office are very nice and try to help with any issues you may have. They don't charge any extra fees for parking, mail or even power. We paid 6 months in advance and that INCLUDED our power. Comes out to about $475.00 per month for everything. It's true that the place is in the process of up-grading. They will have a heated pool shortly. We will be here at least until May 2010. We would recommend for a short or long stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large park that either used to be very nice, and is now getting run down, or was a dump, and is now getting restored. Either way, the park is now somewhere between the Ritz and the pits and it's a stretch to call it a resort. The location is convenient and the setting could be very nice with some grooming. We were happy to get a spot as other places were full but under normal circumstances the place is very much overpriced for the conditions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had made reservations with 2 other couples and were told we would have 2 spots side by side and 1 spot across the street, with the site numbers on our confirmation. When we arrived, they informed us that a long-term arrival had superseded our reservations and proceeded to put us 5 spots apart each (total of 10 spots). The management became very rude when we complained, and had the attitude "if you don't like it, then leave". The site that we were assigned to had sand ruts so deep we were afraid to pull all the way in, necessitating using an extension cord and extension on our sewer line. The unit that was parked next to ours had 5 sewer hoses laid on the ground in varying stages of decomposition as well as 3 holes in the connected hose. There was not a single trash can in the entire park; just a couple of dumpsters about 1/4 mile from where we were parked, not an easy walk with a full garbage bag. We have been staying at this park off and on for 12 years, but since it became an "Encore" park, it has really gone downhill. We have decided not to return to this park, which is on some of the nicest real estate around. Too bad their management is so incompetent, unfriendly, and uncaring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are large, but most are side by side hookups so you need a lot of hose in order to get away from your neighbour. The washrooms away from the pool are horrid. The washrooms near the pool are clean, but in very poor shape. We saw many permanent units for sale here. I think the rats are leaving the sinking ship. Our rate was only $40 per night because we needed to be in this area for a week. The nightly rate is closer to $50 with taxes and the $3 per day 'resort' fee. The only thing about this place that warrants the term 'resort' is the pool which no one used the entire week we were here. I wish we had read these reviews before we arrived because all the awful things they've said are true. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is obvious they are upgrading this place. They need to hurry. CtC members - beware. They only have certain sites for us and they are right by the rec center - which on Saturday night was a biker hangout and party place. The first site they put me in had the water and electric on the wrong side and the tree blocked my dish - the lady was nice enough to let me move to a site that was open. They had plenty of nice sites available - just not to me. And the bathroom by the rec center were just passable. I had to pay taxes and a $15 resort fee in addition to the 29/night. There must be a nicer place for the money - you should look. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here over the 4th of July and attended the Pepsi 400 at nearby Daytona Beach. This campground was in very poor condition. The grass hadn't been mowed is some time, there were ruts in the grass. No pads/gravel for the motorhomes. The voltage was constantly low, just a bit over 100V the entire weekend. The restrooms were a disaster. The picnic table at our site was rotted away and not usable. All of this for only $93/night - 3 x their normal rate due to it being race weekend. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here because we live in nearby Palm Coast and needed a place nearby for our maiden voyage with our new 2007 Jayco Jayfeather 23B. Boy was it awful. The office still has plastic all over the roof. Everything is in a state of disrepair. The pool was supposedly broken all week and they finally got it “clean enough” to allow us to go in. It still looked dirty so we didn’t. The camp store has very little in it. Nice scenery, with the oaks and canals. We saw many small alligators in the canals. That’s the only reason I’m giving it a 3 instead of a 1. We we’re put next to a lot with 2 rusting motorhomes cobbled together. They looked like they hadn’t moved in years, rust everywhere, tarps strewn about. Two Guys lived there that acted like drug addicts. Apparently they live there. They also had a young girl with them who was apparently one of their daughters. Weird. The park stuck us next to them even though there were MANY other sites available not next to live-in addicts. In a nutshell, avoid this campground if at all possible. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This could really be a great campground. We have stayed there 3 times, even though its always in a state of disrepair! They only have one dial up modem, if the office person goes to lunch or the office closes you are out of luck, even then there is a long line. Once someone was doing business on that one phone line! The tall pines and big lots could be great but it seems no one that works there has a clue as to what is going on! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sad. Beautiful piece of property, huge oaks, lots of grass. Now the bad part. Total lack of maintenance. Fire ants everywhere, non-working water spigots, office has needed a new roof for years, bathrooms should be torn down and rebuilt, pool is cracked and the lining is falling apart, store has empty shelves, limbs blocking the dump station, could not begin to drive into it. The entrance is so tight, I had to unhook to get the DP through. Absentee owners must be waiting to sell to develpers. Not worth the $35 per night. If you need a place for Bike Week, it would do but only if you can't get in somewhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very scenic park with many activities for all. We camped for the Holiday weekend and went to the races at Daytona International Speedway (22 miles away). They definitely need to make some improvements. The bathrooms and showers were very dirty and lacked privacy. The outside shingling was rotting and falling down. The dirt roads had large holes. Several trees needed their branches trimmed. The water hook ups on at least 3 sites were leaking. We camped there in a Class C Motorhome in July 2005 and would camp there again, but there are too many other campgrounds in Florida we want to experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't understand the above reviews. We stay yearly during Speed Weeks. It isn't the greatest but it DOES have cable, we use it each year. They are working on a new office building and shower room complex. Which they desperately need! They also DO have a modem hook-up in the room off of the office which I used daily for the last few years. The biggest problem we have with the park is the narrow entrance, but it is always quiet and close enough to Daytona to enjoy the attractions there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Entrance hard to get in and out. Low tree branches going into campgrounds. This park
needs alot of work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a zoo! We were even there during the week when it wasn't very busy. Although they advertise waterfront sites, they are occupied by long term visitors. There's a biker bar across the street, so it's constantly LOUD. There's also a run down mobile home park behind the bar with a lot of riff raff. All night long we heard motorcycles roaring, dogs barking and car doors slamming. Our neighbor was robbed of 4 fishing poles; the police were called to the property to stop a fight; and there were 2 homeless guys roaming the campground. It seemed like everyone had dogs, and most of them were not leashed or cleaned up after. The campsites were about 1 foot deep in sand and there were cigarette butts everywhere. The sites were also back-in and very tight to maneuver. The bathrooms were filthy and full of bugs. We could not wait to leave! We stayed there in our travel trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Yes, it's like a parking lot, but you can hear the ocean!! We opted to pay extra for a spot close, but the beach is not a long walk from any site. For us, being able to walk on the beach with our dog (leashed, of course) is a major plus. Maybe when more crowded it would be less enjoyable, but we'd definitely try it again! We really like it! Folks in office are friendly & helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've stayed here several times. It is basic, no frills and a lot cheaper that all others but most of all IT'S ON THE OCEAN. They are usually booked up with Snowbirders in Jan, Feb & March. They do have 3 sites that are the most expensive, right on the ocean & are daily or weekly only. The Snowbirders are quiet and friendly. Pets are allowed even on the beach. The ocean is 200 ft away. I will go back. Showers/bath house is basic & clean. There is a w/d. It is very close to excellent dining. I believe there is Internet connection in the office. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped by on our way back from Orlando. It is right on the water, and dogs are allowed on the beach. So we thought it would be nice. Most of the sites were used by monthly rentals. All of whom fish. Fishing isn't bad but they clean the fish there and then feed the left overs to the seagulls. So needless to say there were seagulls and fish skeletons everywhere. We had to walk down the beach a half a mile to get into the ocean. It was a clean little park, everything seemed very used. There is nothing at all to do in the park but fish and talk to people who live there. Just down the road was an Encore for less and alot more to do. We spent only one night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Incredible views of the ocean just steps from your site. Because this is a narrow park right on the ocean, road noise is considerable, but that is made up by the view and is somewhat blocked by the wind noise and sounds of the surf. Sites are very sandy, so you may also want blocks or something solid if you use jacks. Also, if you are on the beach side and want to pull in forward, you will need a longer electric cord and water hose. Only recommendation is to not come here during Bike Week in Daytona as roar of motorcycles could be heard almost all night and certainly all day. Would highly recommend this place--fills up very fast, so get reservations at 11 month opening. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small RV park on the beach. Great location for seeing the area. Will stay here again and get closer to the bath house where you can drive up and have your front windows face the ocean. Quiet and peaceful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has a nice feel and put us into a laid-back Florida beach feel right away. It is a narrow strip by the ocean with sites on both sides of the CG's road. Great value to be on the ocean, and a real steal for lucky FL residents with discounts. Heed the notice when you reserve about length restrictions and some sites being hard to back into. We were OK in a 22' class B, but others had trouble. Restrooms were the nicest we've seen in a public park. Roomy well planned shower spaces. Already booked to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground on the ocean. About 1/2 of the sites are actually on the ocean. Park rangers patrol the park often. Sites are not private nor shaded because it is indeed on sand: just some scrub palms. It is often windy which means no awnings! Price reflects Florida senior rate. It would be really nice to have sewer and internet. TV received many stations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds, even if you don't get an oceanfront site. The greatest amenity is the view! It just doesn't get any better. There is always an ocean breeze which makes summer temps bearable. Campground hosts were great. Campers were friendly. The rate is Florida's senior rate (FL residents get 50% off the price if they're 65+.) Campground is clean. Sites are sandy. (It is beachfront!) We will camp here as often as possible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Really want to like this campground, but we will not go back. GREAT CAMP HOST: really made our visit just talking to him and finding out about the area. Beach was right here, but it was not too good compared to many we have visited on the Gulf coast. Great place to relax but we are an active family looking for more than the surf to play in. Great location for some, but only OK for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This State Park campground is on the beach. The surf of the Atlantic Ocean can be heard and seen. Just a narrow rise of dunes separates the campground from the beach. The view of the ocean for us was outstanding. There are sites on the beach side and they appear to be more level and longer. The turn into the campground, tight entrance through a control gate, narrow access lane, back-in sites and tight turn-around could be a big challenge for any rig over 38-feet. Most sites are spacious and some have the short palms for privacy. The beach is fantastic here. The ocean temperature was 74 for us and the wave surfing was great. The place is on the beach and the value for the price is outstanding. If we return to Florida this place will be number one on the list. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ocean front with partial ocean view. But we could hear the ocean. Nice beach, not crowded. Friendly campground hosts and rangers. Road noise not bad. Rate is for Florida resident over 65. We would stay here again most definitely. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were in Site #21. We were here previously in July 2009. The only changes since then was they finally added 2 washing machines and 1 dryer to the bath house. Beach here was quiet, mostly fishermen and families. This time our site was on the dune side so we had an awesome view of the water. They have replaced the broken dune walk over and the observation decks. We again went to the farmer's market in town and bought our fresh veggies and bread. Also took another trip up to Washington Oaks to see their beach and gardens, well worth the trip. Same ranger checked us in again and still wanted us to hear about everything. He must be the senior ranger on duty so he gets to talk the most. We've never had checkins take so long anywhere. We did get to walk the Joe Kenner nature trail this time and did enjoy it. Saw manatees in the bay side where you put in boats. Again it rained with a potential for 60 mph winds but the hosts had checked out and no one replaced them while we were here. Luckily we saw the sky changing and watched the local news to know. Campers were friendly and polite. There are no campfires allowed right now, a burn ban is in effect. You can have a charcoal or gas grill, if it has a lid to cook. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Dream ocean front camping ,wind blowing, sand all over every thing and every where and salt air rusting all your stuff ! ! DELIGHTFUL ! ! WONDERFUL ! NICE and HELPFUL Park Rangers. Extra interesting programs about the ocean and what lives in it ! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ocean Front camping for less $75.! What dreams unless you have good luck and get a site here. Park has E Z check in and raked sites. Hear and see the ocean from your camp site. Excellent walking trails with the best Park Rangers and Campground Host. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Polite staff and fantastic ocean front sites. Great location for visiting the area. It is a small campground and there is not much to do on site but for the money you can't beat it. We are looking forward to returning in January 2011. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Where else can you stay on the ocean where you can look down on the beach from the RV windows. Odd numbered sites 13 to 23 have a good view of the water but, all the sites are okay. There is no shade anywhere and privacy is limited. A short walk across A1A gets you to the the Intracoastal Waterway, boat launch and fishing area. Follow the road to the end for a cast net area and fishing. There is also a nice nature trail on this side of the highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is great oceanfront camping when you can get in. The campground is quite small, and there are no trees. But we were looking for the ocean which we could see from our site. The bathhouse and campground were clean. The only privacy within the camp site are the scrub palms. We would camp here again. Price is reflective of Florida senior resident. If this had sewer, cable, and internet, it would have had a 10! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped in at the last minute and were able to get a site for the night. Small campground with direct access to the beach. Gated at night with an access code. The park attendants were very nice and helpful and gave us good recommendations for area restaurants. The campground hosts were very friendly. We really liked it here and would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were on site #24 a handicapped site which had a fire ring/grill, w/e, picnic table and a concrete pad for the table. The ranger who checked us in wanted us to hear his spiel so it took 25 minutes to check in. He mentioned everything there was to know about the park. Our site was very narrow because it was a handicap site, but most sites are nice and wide so you can park your car next to your RV or tent. Camp hosts were friendly they raked every site after checkout, also warned campers when storms were approaching. Lots of sand- but hey it's the Beach! Bathrooms were VERY clean. Still no laundry facilities. 2 direct walkways to beach, and 2 overlooks located in campground. TV reception was good, except during storms (but that's to be expected). Agree campground gate was inconvenient, a rolling gate would be nicer. In back of our site was A1A, but less noise after 10PM. Nice ocean views from our site. Inter coastal side of park still remains unexplored by us, all we saw of it was the check in. But it has hiking/fishing/picnic area, but NO playground =(. Turn around at end of campground couldn't be done with our 35ft MH w/toad, as many people park their cars in the way. Flagler Beach has a nice farmers market, Fri & Sat 8-12. We would definitely return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although this property is next to the beach, we felt like we were camping in a big sand lot. There is a large wall of palm scrub between the campground and the ocean, so the only view is of the road. The rangers were constantly on patrol (coming by our site every 15 minutes or so), and it was a little obtrusive. It's like they were waiting for someone to do something wrong. It was very strange. The one female ranger was downright rude when we checked in. She was upset at the gentleman in front of us and treated us horribly as a result. I don't think we'll stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Did you say beach front/view property for $25 a night? Yes!! That is true and that is why it is almost impossible to get into the place. I was lucky and just happen to get a site for last weekend. The DW says she will come back here anytime but getting resevations is hard. There are other campgrounds in the area but for double the price. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pro's - Great views of the Atlantic Ocean, good access to the beach and clean restrooms/showers. Con's - Tight maneuvering within the park, due to closeness of opposing sites and poorly placed rocks. Due to the campsite closeness, the campground requires all RVs be straight and perfectly aligned with the site foliage. With limited maneuverability room this requires patience to achieve. To compound the issue, the campground host managed to leave his golf cart right in the way while we maneuvered. Their gate procedure is very awkward, requiring everyone to unlock a padlock, drive thru, and relock each time they come and go. The electric boxes are rusting away and should be replaced with marine stainless boxes (electric was OK). If any campground should be paved, this is it. Packed sand roads and campsites, with damp sand adhering to everything. There are 5 ramps over the dunes, however only 2 allow access to the beach. I'd guess the remaining 3 ramps have yet to be replaced. Some road noise from A1A. I probably wouldn't camp here again, until they fix the above items. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Even though we were across the campground road from the dune and the walkways that access the beach, we could still enjoy a view of the ocean at all times. Lots are 60 feet wide with half being 70 yards from the beach and half 100, depending on which side of the sandy road you are on. The locked access gate is awkward to manage and makes entering and leaving slow, but the ranger explained that having highway behind the campground necessitates good security. There is no laundry. Dogs aren't allowed on the beach, but a 10 minute walk down the highway (on a sidewalk) brings one to the city beach where dogs are allowed, on a leash.Staff is friendly and helpful. The main activity for us was walking the beach and walking in the more sheltered area near the inter-coastal waterway. It was too cold to swim. We would come here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park for the ocean. It is well kept, well run, and quiet despite the location on Highway A1A. Bath house was clean and we liked the private, family shower. Other than the ocean, there is nothing to do here. We were visiting family in the area so that was not an issue for us this time. Their gate with the padlock on it is very inconvenient. Perhaps just being lazy but every time we came in or left, we had to get out of the vehicle, unlock the padlock, open the gate, drive through, close the gate and re-lock. Just seems as if there could be an easier way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 4th trip to Gamble Rogers. It is one of our favorite campgrounds in Florida. It has nothing except the beach and it is right on the beach. There are about 24 RV site and then some tent sites. All are level and if you are over 38 feet long, you may stick out of the site. They are level and wide, but not real long. Our site, number 5 faced the beach and we had great views of the ocean and the wildlife. They have lost all but two of their walks to the beach, but it still not too far to get down to the beach. The campground is clean and quiet and they have a locking gate that is in place 24 hours a day. There is access to the inland water way across the road. There is not much to do here if you do not like the beach. There is a paved walk into town and we biked there for lunch one day, about 3 miles each way. Rangers are nice and helpful and keep the place clean. I will go back. Only got an 8 because it has no sewers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is in two loops with sites 1 through 23 facing the beach but high up on the dunes. The other sites are just as good since everyone can see the ocean and there are a few walkways down. We had one of the beach facing sites. There is no shade here but the ocean and beach make up for it. When we were here the temperature hit 110 degrees very high for Florida at this time of year. There is a nice breeze off the ocean but it was still hot but when you get on the beach it was so much cooler and the water was very comfortable. We spent the whole afternoon swimming in the ocean. Nice beach and sand. Cold water showers outside the restroom and hot showers inside. The campground sign said that it was full, so reservations are needed even during the week. The beach has a lot shells wash up on it and it is a feeding place for pelicans, sandpipers, gulls and other birds. The saltwater fishing is excellent. There are canoe and kayak rentals available at the park and there is a sidewalk along the road that is used for biking. There is a nature trail where one can view wildlife and natural vegetation. All sites have water,electricity, a picnic table and a fire ring. Florida is still in a drought so fires have not been allowed in most of the state campgrounds that we have stayed at. The ranger station even has a lending library for those ages 4-9. At night during the months of May through early September Loggerhead, Green and Leatherback sea turtles crawl on the beach to nest and lay their eggs so lights need to be turned down on the campers that face the ocean. This is really a pretty section of Florida driving the nine miles from Tomoka State Park where we stayed the night before over to A1A at Flagler Beach. The back roads looked like the “old Florida”. Very charming. Just a short distance north of the campground is a good seafood place to eat “Snack Jack” – it has burgers too! The rangers told us not to miss it! This campground is worth a return visit but I guess it is hard to get into to during the snowbird season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park if you love the beach. It is small and the beach is right over the dunes. There is biking, by sidewalk, to Flagler Beach. They have a nice market on Fridays. The staff is very nice. The park is quiet and the bath houses are clean. They have suffered some storm damage recently that took out all but two beach ramps. We were there in December, the weather was great and there were only two other people on the beach. The only negative is it very hard to get a site. Only 1/2 the campground can accommodate motorhomes and large travel trailers. But if you like the beach and are not put off by small campgrounds this is a great palce. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First of all I won't give a campground a 10 unless it has sewer. So the best that this campground could get was a 9. This is not the place for people who want a pool and a lot of activities. But if you want a nice small campground on the beach with nice people and a clean bath house, this is for you. It is right on the ocean and many of the sites have ocean views. There is also a marina and fishing area across A1A. The bath house is clean, but not air conditioned. There is no store or laundry: those are located in Flagler Beach, about 3 miles north. By the way Flagler Beach is not an RV friendly town. There is a nice place to eat, about 2 blocks from the campground. The roads and sites are sand and firmly packed. Sites 25-36 can only hold a tent or 20 foot RV. The rangers keep the place clean and the beach is right over the dunes via boardwalks! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Let me start by saying this park isn't for everyone. If you go to state parks for the private sites and wooded areas, you won't like this one. The sites are very close to each other and most are rather short. All sand pads. That said, where else can you get an ocean front site for around 20 bucks. The sunrise view from the back of our rig was fantastic. No shade so summer stays will be really hot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The web-site to register for Florida State Parks may say this park can handle a 45' motorhome but it can not!!! It is very hard to get in and out of. The view was great but that was it. You had to walk too far to walk your pet and to get to the dumpster. Thankfully with the help of other guests we were able to get into our spot but this will never happen again!!! I learned a good lesson, ask if it is big rig accessible and no matter what they say if the park is old it probably is not. Check to see if it has been updated before you find out the hard way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very basic oceanview campground with good views if on east side. Dirt sites and roads with water, electric, dump station. Hot showers. Fishing and boat launch in park lagoon west of campground, other side of hwy. Restaurants and shopping several miles away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed the view from the motorhome immensely. But we love walking the beach and this particular beach has deep sand and you sink in as you walk. So the beach was mostly to look at, not to enjoy. Brand new bathhouse to which they will add washers soon, which always improves the camping experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location is fabulous, BUT the dump station is still down after 7-8 months and we arrived with a 2 week reservation made months ago and there is NO place to dump any of the tanks. We asked the park manager if there was a mobile service available and were told no, but you can go about 6 miles down the road to a private campground and pay between $5-8 to dump. No one in the park rangers office really cared one way or the other that we had not been notified about the lack of restrooms and dump station. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
On the ocean, but most sites had sea oats blocking views. Very well-kept up bathrooms and friendly staff. Locked gate to campground with a combination. Very nice that it's small-and most campers are gone during the day,leaving a not-crowded
beach.Right next to highway but feels secluded.Great place to relax and do nothing. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Right on the ocean front. If you get a site on the ocean side, can sit at your campsite and watch the ocean. We camped here in a camper.