This is not a bad place to stay as long as you really need to be close to Moody Gardens or downtown Galveston. The slots were VERY narrow (once I had my slides open I had only a few inches to spare on each side). If someone had been next to me, it would have been a miserable camping experience. RV spots were grass/rock and not very level. There were quite a few old nasty RV's that looked to be permanent residents up near the front. I didn't use the bathrooms, but my guests did and they said they were OK, but quite old and need of a remodel. I had a water view slot, however the water was on the wrong side of the RV, so I had to pull my 5th wheel in truck first and drive my truck through the neighboring spot to get my truck unhooked. I would stay here again, only if I needed to be close to Moody Gardens. Otherwise, there are several other nicer RV parks with water views within 15 mins. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camp spots are extremely tight. We had more room than most due to the small size of our trailer. Rigs with slideouts and awnings had to choose which they would use, no room for both and have any spot left. Limited activity going on, with the exception of a few kids in the playground and a few swimmers in the Bayou (crushed concrete access to the water). Park is not far from the Beach and Strand. Staff is friendly. In our opinion, this is not enjoyable camping. We won't stay here again unless there is no other place available in town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great camp. We stayed here for a week so the nightly rate is a little cheaper. Very very friendly staff. Very helpful. It is right on the Bayou with great view's. Nice play area for the kids. Location is close to just about anything that you would want to go to. They do have Wi-Fi but it is not very strong, but does work. There is a restaurant/Bar right next to this property. Great place to have a dinner and watch the sun set. The park is a mature location but well keep. Would have gave it a 10 if they had cable. We will stay here again next time in this area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived after the office had closed, the assigned site was occupied. We parked at the available site next to our assigned site, which site the 30 amp hook-up was being used by our neighbor, fortunately we had a 50 amp adapter that we used to hook-up with. Friendly person changed our site next morning. Resort is in need up maintenance and cleaning around sites (trees, shrubs, ruts, etc.) Designated pet area is behind several of the sites and to use you have to go through a persons site. Several open walking areas, including playground, have animal waste throughout, which tells me some owners of pets here are irresponsible. No cable connection, was told it was not repaired since the last hurricane, but antenna reception was fine. Parking areas are full from overflow of guests. No club member discount available at Bayou Shores. Would stay here again if there were no other available RV sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here during Mardi Gras & it had been raining very heavily so most of the park was flooded. The sewer drains were overflowing so they were useless and water was standing at least 4" deep in front of my camper. My biggest disappointment was because I had booked a waterfront spot several weeks prior but when I arrived they bumped me to the back of the park to make room for larger campers & I was extremely unhappy about that. Other than that, park is okay. Pretty crowded spots but bathrooms/showers clean, office staff very nice. We have had very good luck fishing in the bayou that fronts the rv park. It's only minutes away from Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Convenience to attractions is the best reason to stay here. Staff was friendly and tried to be helpful but wasn't. This is an old campground which needs many improvements. Some shared hookups that are really inconvenient, ex. sewer on wrong side and caused a problem to dump. It was raining when I came in and the site was completely flooded with water. Wi-Fi didn't work on "back area" although staff thought it did. I took the trouble to move to the office area and wifi did work for 3 of 4 days. It went out one night and one day. I will check out the new city campground on the beach next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good location, easy access to I-45 and nice view of the bay. Nice staff who provided good information about Mardi Gras activities. The restaurant next door has the same owners and is OK. Some of the non-premium sites have a good view of the bay - better than the pull through sites. Sites are narrow - barely had room for our awning to be out without touching the RV next door. Nice happy hour Wed-Sat 3p-7p and Sun 11a-7p. Within biking distance of the seawall, but Galveston is not bike friendly at all outside of the path along the seawall. Between the park and the seawall (about 1 mile) there are areas with no sidewalk, broken sidewalk, sidewalk not cut for a driveway entrance, buckled sidewalk and the road doesn't have a bike lane. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location of park is excellent. The upkeep and maintenance of the park could be improved significantly. Lots of trash in lots. Site had electrical problems, park staff did correct the problem promptly. I would probably stay here again Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, but the place should actually HAVE WiFi like they claim. No signal could be detected. We've stayed here twice. Nice view of the bay. The restaurant next door (and owned by them) screwed up our food order multiple times on two visits. Fireworks visible on Friday nights from Moody Gardens. Wish I could score it higher than seven. :( We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The view is great but there is too much trash in the campground, cig butts, dog waste and just plain old trash. The sewer and water hookups are on the opposite side of the electrical and most of the sewer pipes lacked covers. Not a very appealing sight or smell. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location and that's about all Bayou Shores offers! Not because it couldn't offer more, but because the management doesn't appear willing to do more. Located on the Southern shore of Offatts Bayou, Bayou Shores is the closest CG to historic downtown Galveston and the Gulf beaches. Unfortunately the men's bathroom had only one shower working and wasn't cleaned at all during our week long visit. The women's bathroom had the same "out of service until 5:00PM" sign on the door all week. My site included beer bottle caps, a few old D batteries and dog waste. What a shame. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent 4 nights here and the park has been cleaned considerably. There is still hurricane debris in pockets all through Galveston. Some is left over from the current rebuilding of the area but it being cleared as expeditiously as possible. Water and electricity were good here and the management was accommodating. The view of the water was great and weather made for a nice trip despite 4 inches of rain the day we arrived. The campground is no resort but it is close to everything in Galveston and and a quiet oasis in the middle of town. It is a good place to use for touring Galveston. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the only RV park open in Galveston when we wanted to go back. The State Park was still be rebuilt and the only other park on the island was in Jamaica Beach, so we stayed here. Overall, not a bad stay. About half of the park was long term, most of which were construction workers. They were gone early and back late, so we really didn't even notice. The one problem is the "restaurant" next door. It is actually a bar with a large patio and live bands. If you can, make sure your reservation is for section A or B. We were in A and with the doors/ windows shut and A/C running, the music was not an issue. If you are in section D, that might not hold true, as you would be backed up to the common property line. The bathrooms were clean, but one of the 3 showers in the men's was "Out of Order". We used the park as a place to sleep, heading out to Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens and The Strand for most of each day. I would stay again, but would rather go back to GISP when it reopens. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place was horrible. 2 out of 3 toilets were cloggedr. Cockroaches were crawling around in the restroom at 11pm the night we arrived. There is no nice green grass as displayed in the picture..NOthing but fly away dirt that clings to everything including your shoes and feet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 1 / 10 ]
One of the worst campgrounds we have ever stayed at. The shoreline was covered with trash and building materials that had been dumped there, not storm debris as the management said it was. The management couldn't answer any questions as to the condition of the boat ramp or docks listed on their website as part of the park when I made reservations, which were actually on the adjoining property, not part of Bayou Shores RV Park as listed. The campsites were not paved or gravel. We had no water at our campsite; we had to go purchase another hose to hook up our camper. The electrical outlet on the power pole didn't work. The campsites are very small. I understand a lot of workers are staying there right now while doing hurricane Ike related repairs, but the management should maybe enforce some rules as to the condition the campsites should be kept in. It is a campground, not a junkyard, car repair facility, or a dog breeding ground. We will never stay there again. I do not recommend this campground to anyone! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Poor quality of spots. We have stayed here three times: twice in pull through sites that are more like a driveway and hold water. Once in a really small site that was more like stuck in the bushes. We only use this park as a last resort when we want to go to Galveston. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here for 3 nights. It was a convenient location to friends we were visiting but that's where the good part ends. The sewer/water/electric hookups were on the wrong side of the coach so everything had to be fished underneath. The breakers couldn't handle the load of us and the coach next to us and kept blowing. The sewer connections were one small step above a hole in the ground and smelled bad. The bar next door (our site backed onto their parking lot) was noisy 'til very late. Very overpriced for what you got, might be OK for overnight only. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Upon looking at the web site I thought that this would be a very nice place to stay for a week. Upon arriving I found the sites to be cramped. My sewer connection was in front of my neighbors doors and my water connection was falling off of its post. There was a picnic table at my site however when I touched it, the table fell apart crashing to the ground. There is a bar next door and one of the patrons was passed out at the waters edge of the campground. Was unable to open my awning because it would be in the middle of campsite next to me. The website advertised that a manager was on duty 24 hours a day. I was unable to find anyone on site. I took my loss and packed up twenty minutes after arriving and found a new place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here earlier this year, and I'm the guy that posted the review as 7. Sadly, we
now have negative experience to share. We wanted to return for 3 nights early in August, and called to make a reservation two days in advance. They couldn't tell us if we could get a waterfront or waterview lot, and to make a reservation they required both a credit card number and our checking account number. When I protested giving both (especially the checking account number), she got beligerent on the phone and said that's their policy, if I don't want to follow it, I should stay somewhere else. So we did. I won't say that we'll never be back, but if we do, the devil will be wearing multiple sweaters and a down jacket! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
We stayed at this park in May '04. Things we liked about the park: Waterfront sites, nice view.
Good Sam discount available Mon-Thur. Ease of getting to the park from I-45. Friendly office staff. Things we didn't like: Cramped sites, neighbor's sewer connection three feet from side door of our parked RV. Pop-up camper in next site virtually up against our RV. Messy waterfront. Broken concrete, etc. used as fill to prevent erosion. Cable TV available, but didn't work at our site. Modem in office, office closed after 5:00 pm. We will stay at this park again during the week due to our style of RV'ing which is to sight see rather than set up camp at a park. We used this park as a place to park with hook-ups and it worked okay for us.
We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We're just back from a few days at this park, and had I looked at the prior 2 reviews, I never would have stayed there. It's really much better than the other 2 reviews indicated, in our opinion. What's good is that the view of the water is very pretty, and the staff seems quite helpful. The sites are grassy, and a bit soft. The park owner has built a reasonable restaurant next door, and there's lots within walking distance. What's bad is that there is one set of hookups shared by two sites, and if your hookup is on the patio side, you'll likely need hose and power cord extensions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 1 / 10 ]
Went there for July 4th weekend. This place is dirty and old. They definitely need to
update in the worst way. Broken down swing equipment. Tent campers were right outside our RV windows. Water edge had broken concrete and trash surrounding
it. Getting cancellation $ back can take forever (and only by mail). They will not except credit card reservations over the phone. Only checks to hold a reservation. We have a 36' fifth wheel. It was very difficult to back in their crowded, tight slots. We will not be going back there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 2 / 10 ]
The area was nice at first pull in. There is a nice bar & grill next door, but the trashed out water front doesn't do it any justice. There were rocks and broken up concrete mixed so there were no beaches. The only sand that we saw was a 10x20 ft. area that also doubled as the broken down boat ramp. We reserved a site a month out and it was occupied when we got there. We also setup a 5 day stay, but on the 5th day when we tried to check out the management told us that we scheduled to stay 6 days and the paperwork that stated that was missing. The owner was called in and he
understood the problem, but said that they could not refund our money because we wrote a check. He said that they will send our money in the mail. A year later we are still waiting. The camp sites were small and close together we had space problems putting out our awnings. So for our future camping we will stay at the better RV park along the beach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Well maintained park. Level concrete pads. Good Hookups. Easy access to a great section of beach. Pet friendly. Great Sprint 4G signal. Wi-Fi was weak. Nice laundry room. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Seven rating for location and facilities. Six because of poor internet which kept disconnecting. Paved roads, narrow, level, concrete sites. Good dog walking. Good antenna TV from Houston. Clean laundry. If you want to be at the beach, this is the place. Would stay here again and put up with going to McDonald's for internet, but we love walking on the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in February and it was cold and windy for most of the week so we didn't get much beach time, our site was right on the beach but with a fence between the beach and our site, the sound of the surf was amazing while sitting in your camp. Sites were concrete and fairly level, fairly well spaced from your neighbor, utilities were good, Wi-Fi was strong. Didn't use the restrooms or showers but the laundry area was very nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Location, Location, Location! This park sits directly on the ocean, just a few feet above the beach. Our site had a breathtaking view of the beach and the ocean. The beach is long, sandy, and is very walkable! The park is city owned and managed and they are doing a fantastic job. Unlike many public campgrounds, this one has Wi-Fi, a store, a laundry facility, and sewer hookups. We were (literally) happy campers and extended our stay beyond our original departure date. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My boyfriend and I were planning a vacation to Galveston. We always stayed at a state park when we took our camper out and when I tried to book a week there, they were booked. So I found this RV park. We had never stayed at an RV park but we knew that was the only option when going down to Galveston. When we arrived, it only took about 10 minutes to check in and was immediately directed to our site. The site we got was very level and had a great view of the gulf. They also had 2 paths to the beach, restrooms, and a laundry room (W:.$.75 D:$1.00) that came in handy because I didn't pack enough clothes. Also, at each site there was a table, and if you want to have a fire you can bring your own fire pit. (You have to supply your own wood.) All of our "neighbors" were very friendly, and for the first time staying at an RV park, it went very well. We brought our dog along and there were plenty of other people that brought their animals as well. It was very friendly. We plan to go back to Galveston and will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This city owned park is right on the beach. It is closer to town than the state park. Seawall Blvd takes you right to it. Our only complaint was that it was very windy, but that may just have been a luck factor. We would go there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We made reservations months in advance for Mardi Gras weekend. We have stayed here before and love being on the beach behind the dunes. Operated by City of Galveston. Very friendly folks. Used my own Wi-Fi router and sat TV. Well kept. Many long term/snow birds. Best location. Will only stay here when in Galveston...We live in Kemah just 20 miles up 1-45/146..Love the downtown Galveston area and Post Office street and all the art galleries.. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate shown is based on the winter monthly rate. The improvements continue at this park. Along with the new palms planted, there are plans for a playground for kids. Wi-fi works pretty well most of the time, and again, there are plans to improve the service with more power. If you stayed here in the past, you will be pleasantly surprised by the spacing between the sites. They are not as close together as they were before, and there is some breathing room. Sites do face away from the beach, but every site can see the water. It was not a deterrent to us, and we were thankful on windy days not to have the sand blowing at the windshield. Staff is very friendly, knowledge, and responsive. Park is kept very clean and rules are enforced. Very convenient to Galveston activities. The park is on the beach, no roads to cross. On the east access, it's just a ramp now, but they are building a wood ramp access in the near future. It's very easy to access. There is a wooden ramp access on the west side. We like that they reserve by site #, not just "a space". Two items kept this park from getting a 10 from us. One, because this is a public park run by the city ,it is open to "lookee-lou's" and on weekends there is a lot of extra traffic through the park including some "solicitors". The only other deterrent to us was number of dogs running loose (without leashes) on the beach. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have to give this park high marks based on location more than amenities. The roads are asphalt, and the sites are concrete. There isn't much grass. There is a picnic table at each site and it is located on a partially dirt and grass area. There is a small store which mainly sells souvenirs and t-shirts, rather than camper necessities and a laundry located in the building with the office. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. There isn't a playground for children. However, it is right on the beach, and there are great views and a boardwalk going down to the beach. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to going back to this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Rebuilt and opened late June 2011. Concrete drive & pads. Sand and dying grass elsewhere. Palms just planted...Very friendly staff. Apparently not designed by a RV person. Row overlooking dunes & beach is back in. Pull through in middle looks north away from beach. Mainly 5th wheels, trailers and several popups. Beach location is best feature - as park is located on beach north of dunes. Very clean park run by City of Galveston. Wi-Fi was 1 bar and we were close to office. Location is great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park before and reviewed it, but it is now reopened after a reconstruction following Ike. The park is very nice and, as before, in a good location on a beach but near Galveston proper. The price given reflects a full-hookup pull through with a one time $4 fee for 50 amp service. There is no shade or ground cover to speak of, so the stiff wind, courtesy of TS Lee, blew a lot of sand around. Things should be better once the area gets some rain and the grass has grown. The staff seems to have gotten its act together. I admit it was kind of rough back when I made my reservations right after it opened. The new layout is much less tight (though with less sites) than the original pre-Ike. The premium sites in front are now gone and the best sites are the pull throughs in the middle. I recommend the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Enjoyed our 2 nights here. So good to see the place up and running. 2 years ago there was only the sign left. Management seemed poor and confused, but they had only been open 2 weeks. Great to camp right on the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's open again as of June 24, 2011. So glad to see the City of Galveston is making a strong comeback after Ike! Great park with close proximity to everything Galveston has to offer. Simply walk over the boardwalk to the beach for a nice stroll or a day at the beach with your family. Not a lot of amenities for family's unless you're coming for quick access to the beach and/or local points of interest in Galveston. Sites are level, hook-ups are in an accessable area (for us at least), small strips of grass are at each site for a patio area but it is pretty much a big parking lot other than that; which is ok if you plan on spending time on the beach or somewhere else, that's the reason we come to Galveston anyway. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Drove by here while in Galveston. They are rebuilding it with what looks like full service - including cable (the truck was there that day). However, the sites look VERY small and cramped. Few trees but not much landscaping. Maybe that will come later. Looks to be ready to re-open by summer. Not sure on rate, site wanted something. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located very close to the beach. They have some paved sites and some gravel/sandy sites. We had reservations for a paved deluxe site, but unfortunately it was too small for our coach. We then were given a gravel site with full hookups which was fine. Unfortunately the 50 amp service worked for a while, then lost one leg, so were down to 30 amp service. I hooked up to another nearby power source and had 50 amps for a while then lost the other leg. (I had never had just leg 2 before.) Wasn't long and my batteries began to deplete, so I plugged back in to the first power source and got by just fine for the night. The scary thing is that the wiring is bad and it could easily have been the neutral that was bad and pushed 240 volts thru my coach and ruined all the electrical. If you stay at this park, please make sure and have a surge guard or equivalent. It was nice being close to the beach. Since the park was not full it was just fine. If it were full, it would have been awfully tight given the small sites. I consider this a pricey park, given the lack of amenities, but it's proximately to the Gulf and lack of other RV Parks allow them to demand the fees they do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campsite right on the beach. If you want to just walk a few meters and be on the beach, this is the place for you. My kiddos loved it and it is close to all attractions. Only thing missing is a gate to control who comes and goes and repair the playground. Try the Seaside Beastro right across the street, food was awesome! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I just don't get the negative comments from some earlier reviewers. This is a lovely spot. Maybe it gets loud and crowded in the summer. We stayed here for two weeks, and liked it a lot. It's only about 200 yards past the end of the Galveston seawall, for a terrific bike ride into town along the seawall. Staff were friendly and helpful, each site has a concrete patio and picnic table, and we've been in many places with much less space. This is a municipal campground, and we thought it was excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has a great location - on the Gulf of Mexico. Staff was friendly and helpful. While the WIFI was not great while we were there, they were in the process of upgrading. They have some newer pull thru sites that are wide and paved. We didn't really miss having cable, even though we do not have satellite, as we picked up aome Houston stations for the weather report we needed.We enjoyed our stay and will stay there again when we are in Galveston again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate given is for the full hook up premium sites, which is an important element in our stay. These sites are quite nice and avoid some of the crowded in problems other reviews have mentioned. There is even a little landscaping between them. You are right on the beach and very close to Galveston proper, if going into town is your thing. Galveston has some interesting sites. My wife enjoys the shopping on the Strand and I enjoy the Mexican food and seafood. We thought the restrooms were very clean, in spite of use by both RV campers and people using the facility for the day. We did not see any of the rowdy behaviour mentioned in earlier reviews. The choice of campsites makes all the difference in the world. The sites at the back beyond the premium sites are tighter. To get premium sites you apparently need to reserve early or get lucky on availability. The bottom line is: close to the beach and close to town, this is your park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stayed at the park with my family for a week and we had a great time. We stayed in the premium pull through site and it was nice. Plenty of room and personal picnic table. Can walk to the beach and the bathrooms and showers were clean. They have a small store on site, but we did not shop there. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No security at night, people stay in their cars during the nights. Running and having parties. There's no pool, dirty bathrooms, and the beach is super dirty. Don't stay here. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The location of this RV park is awesome. We were backed up to the sand dunes on a beach front site. However, this is where the compliments end. The sites were really close. The grounds were poorly maintained. Most of the sites are gravel and mowed down weeds. Our site was full of weeds that had tiny prickly things all over them. I arrived on a Wednesday, and on Friday I learned that an elderly lady (who also arrived on Wednesday) had fallen down the stairs and the staff refused to help her back to her RV (her wrist was injured and she was bruised and scraped all over her arms and upper body). Nor would the staff hook up her RV. We checked on her, took her ice and food until her son arrived to take her home. In short, if you need help, don't count on the staff. I watched them frequently gathering in groups, driving around, but rarely working. I loved the setting, but I was disappointed in the park. While I was there I visited Galveston State Park just a few miles West, and it was alot nicer. The next time we'll be staying at Galveston State Park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
All cramped park with narrow sand and dirt sites. If it rains this quickly turns to mud. Park is sited so that you are only a few steps from the beach and is close to Galveston proper. It offers easy exit and entrance from San Luis Pass Rd. While it does support big rigs it is a tight park with close quarters. When our slide was out our neighbors could not use the seat on the back of their picnic table. The connections were at the back so we had to be careful with positioning so that we could extend the slide and not hit the power pole or the picnic table. This caused us to need the full 20' of sewer hose. The park does offer both back-in and pull through even though their website says back-in only. It also offers wireless internet but the system was down when we were there and I was told it did not cover the entire park. There is road noise, both from the amount of traffic in the park and the closeness of San Luis
Pass Road. The park has a small store and giftshop. While I would go back I would want to see what else was available
first. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Nice park on the Texas Gulf Coast. Full hookup (back-in / sand) sites are $22 per night and pull-thru (newer and paved) sites are $25 per night. 50amp service is appx $3 more per night. We camped here in a camper.
My understanding was that the sites were right on the beach, but they were not. They were certainly within walking distance (over a bridge over some dunes), but they were not "on" the beach. Make sure that you bring LOTS of bug spray, as the mosquitos were horrible. The inner loop sites have the picnic tables on the back side of the rig, while the outer loop sites have them right out the door, so consider that when choosing a site. Restrooms were fairly clean, but there was a line for the showers in the evenings, since there are no sewer hookups and most everyone wants to conserve the space in their tanks. There was also a line at the dump station when we got ready to leave, so keep that in mind when deciding what time to load up. Overall a nice enough stay, but next time we will look for a place with full hookups. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice location right at the beach with spacious sites. You could not be closer to the beach. This is what we like about the park. There are also nice hiking paths on the other side towards the bay. Clean rest rooms and very friendly and helpful stuff. However they need to improve the fire sites. Not all sites have grills anymore and the fire pits cannot be used for grilling since they don't have grids. Also some of these pits are are 1' to 2' deep. Watch your little children. Another weird thing: The shelters are on the left side of the parking strips. But since we have small popup trailer I always turn the trailer 180 degrees with the tongue facing in. This is very easy since the sites are level. I just prefer my door and awning facing the campsite. And bring your own fire wood. The park ranger do not sell wood. The camp hosts sometimes do have wood. But not always. I also could not find any wood in the stores close by. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Real nice RV park, paved roads and parking. Picnic table with roof and cement floor, bbq grill. Clean restrooms, but need updating. Green lawn all around. 100 ft from beach with board walk to water. Wi-fi at park but didn't use. Three large areas to camp and large picnic area. Be glad to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV park is situated mere feet away from a sewage treatment facility. The RV spots are very close together. Our neighbor's awning was almost touching our camper. The owners are nice people, but the campground has not been kept up. They advertise that they have a spa and exercise room that do not exist. The restroom and shower facilities are fair and seem to be cleaned regularly. If you don't like pigeons, ducks and chickens this is another reason not to stay here. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The price we paid was full price without buying the Texas state park pass for $70. There is a daily entrance fee to this park of $5 per person per day on top of the $25 a day fee. For the money I would not recommend this park. Yes, it is ocean front but very exposed to the elements, i.e., no trees for shade. It rained for the duration of our stay so the beach was pretty well a nonevent for us. The bathrooms are OK, but the hot water but could be a bit better maintained. Our check-in experience was not the best; the staff member was very abrupt and not very helpful. She was there to do a job but she had no passion. The park is a considerable distance from any shops or services. Sites do not have sewer hookup. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What makes this park a good destination is the location. A few steps and you're at the beach. At night it's also very quiet apart from the very nice brawling of the sea. The reason why I give only six points is the price. For a site at the beach with hookups the rate is 25 USD. Additionally, you have to pay a 5 USD entrance fee per person. So effectively, the rate for two persons per day is 35 USD. I think that this is a little too high considering what you get in return, e.g. the restrooms are OK, but there is no soap. There is no Wi-Fi. I realize that State Parks rarely have WiFi but most of the time they charge less. There are no separate bins for recyclables like plastic bottles etc. Lights in showers can't be turned off after you're done because there is no light switch. So the bottom line is that it's nice and quiet but too expensive for the value. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Campground was next to the ocean with a fire ring and shelter over picnic table. It was nothing fancy and didn't give a higher rating because it was not full hookups. Besides camping fee there is a daily entry fee. We bought annual pass for $70 as we will camp in other Texas state parks. Pass also gives you a discount on camping fees. Nice location, friendly park staff and beautiful location near the beach. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very basic campground in semi-remote location just a short walk to beach. Surprised it was still there after all the hurricane issues not long ago. Try it if you want a quiet beach stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The main thing this park has going for it is location. There are really no amenities other than the beach. No Wi-Fi, no restrooms in our section. We were on the bay side and the nearest showers are about 1/2 mile away on the other side of the highway. Plus these showers have no ventilation making things rather miserable in the 98 degree weather. We will opt to pay a bit more and stay in one of the nicer parks next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are two separate campgrounds: beach side and bay side. The beach side has showers, but the bay side does not, at least at this time. They are still recovering from the hurricane. The individual sites are beautiful, regardless of the particular campground you choose. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed on the ocean side. Ocean side has three different sections. The middle section has no showers but the outside two do. We found the showers and rest rooms to be very clean and convenient. Large covered picnic tables at each site. Plenty of room and easy to back into. Only about 50 yards to the beach. This beach is great for a family! The staff was the friendliest of any park we have ever stayed at. We are planning on returning for many more trips to the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely loved this place. The "new" set up is not that bad: a little backing up is no big deal. Our 4 sites were level, clean and dry. Bath house well maintained. Staff was WONDERFUL. Beach is less than 50 yards away: beautiful views and sea birds. Galveston was a little disappointing, but that is not the park's fault. Would give it a 10 but there's no sewer hook-up at the site. This place is not the Taj Mahal but wonderful for beach camping (best I've seen). Can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed on the beach side. Did not do much in the park because of the cold. Spent most of our time sight seeing. Beach was very close by. Campsites was very clean and level. My wishes for this campground would be more sites and Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Rate shown for beach site and includes $10 entrance fee for two. Site was a paved back-in and not level. Also, one must back up on the access road to many of the sites. Many site pads were covered in water due to heavy rain. Good sized picnic shelters at each site, but again many were in water. No cable TV, but plenty of off the air channels. No WiFi either, but plenty of beach to take a walk on instead. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Other reviewers hit it on the nose. Beautiful sites, well spaced, facing the ocean. Yes, the backing in arrangement seems strange, but is manageable. Beautiful deserted beaches in January, we walked for 2-3 miles in every direction without seeing another person. Showers were undergoing renovation while we were here, new tile and unknown what else. Only areas 1-12 and 25-36 have restroom/shower buildings. Area 13-24 has nothing. We ended up staying 10 days and will definitely be back next winter for a couple of weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 4 nights, and loved it, wonderful views, great walks on the beach, level site, lots of space around the RV, BBQ, covered table, no Wi-Fi, very quiet, clean bathrooms, perhaps a bit too far from town, but once you are there the shops, and restaurants are great, being on the beach side does mean it is windy, the bay side is cheaper $20 a night, and it is more sheltered. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Having read the reviews of this park, we got what we expected. That’s not to say we were disappointed. Our main objective in visiting this park was the ocean view from the campsite. In this regard we were not disappointed. The campground was satisfactory. The sites were large. The power and water were adequate. The relatively low price was somewhat offset by the $5.00 per day, per person entrance fee. I was a bit disappointed in the condition of the beach. I noticed quite a bit of trash and even broken glass. Galveston was a nice town; however, I don't anticipate a return visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The ocean side sites are plain and simple but do give a great view of the ocean. There are paths going over the dunes to the beach. Nothing but the dunes are between the spots and the beach. Note that you must be able to back up your rig, or entering and exiting will be difficult to say the least. Also, we saw 2 dead rattlesnakes just a few miles down the road from the park. I didn't know they were that numerous on the island. The park web site warns of snakes. Take it seriously and don't get off of the roads and trails. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped one night on the "beach side" sites. Hurricane Ike appears to have eaten part of the road that looped closer to the water, so you have to back your rig in to your site all the way from the central access road to each loop. If you're not good at backing, check the map and try to get a site closest to the central road. There is a sand dune blocking view of the surf, but the walk is not very far at all to the beach. You have a lot of privacy when you visit the beach so we enjoyed our stay here, and the location was ideal for touring Galveston or if you plan to catch the ferry to the Bolivar peninsula. Not much to do on the ocean side except visit the beach. Restrooms were clean and adequate, but nothing to rave about. Each beach site has a concrete shade shelter over a picnic table. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Previous reviewers are all pretty accurate. It's been a long process getting this state park back online within a very limited budget and they've done a good job. The restrooms and showers are, uh, adequate. We stayed here for a full week while our son attended classes at UTMB. You're on the beach (short walk), great view, 50Amp service and good water - FOR $25/day!! The alternative is a decent hotel in Galveston at $150+/night. Of course the beach is the attraction and it's fine. Clean, brown and very sparsely populated since the park's property is very large and the day visitors aren't allowed in the campsite area. Each site has it's own, covered shelter with a picnic table. The park rangers are all very helpful and friendly - from those patrolling and working outside to the office staff. Word of caution - if your pets are under 10 pounds, keep them inside or else the smaller mosquitoes will carry them off! (The large mosquitoes just swallow them whole). With an on-shore breeze, it's not too bad on the beach side but the Bay side is awful and you'll be eaten alive. With an off-shore breeze, the opposite is true. Summer = mosquitoes. That's life on the upper Texas coast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sad. Very sad. This park used to be one of the nicest state parks before Ike. Now it is but a ghost of its former self. The beach side, where we stayed, can be very difficult to get into or out of. While the map shown on the TPWD website shows 3 roads either into or out of each of the 3 camping areas, two of these roads, in fact, do not exist. There is but one road for each campground. As an earlier poster said, you will probably have to either back in to your site or back out when leaving. The grounds are not maintained well and there was considerable trash in and around the campground, our shelter lacked part of its roof, and only just before we left were the tall grass and weeds around the site being cut. It is a shame that the State of Texas has not done a better job of rebuilding this potential jewel of a state park. I would recommend anyone considering staying here call the park and inquire about the seaweed conditions. When we were here it covered the beach from dunes to the water in a smelly mass. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The bathrooms were very dirty and one was out of order our entire stay. The showers were dirty and had standing water on the floor. Trash was everywhere and the dumpsters were full and smelled. It was only a short walk to the beach from the camp sites. It is way over priced for what you get. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Hurricane Ike really decimated this park. On the gulf side, instead of three oval loops of about 24 sites each, there are now only three blind alleys of 12 sites each. The inland (lake side) sites were relatively unaffected. Compared to what I believe was the only other RV park on the island (Dellanera), which is now a bare lot, the state park was fortunate. The restroom and shower facilities are replacements; not as large as before, but of average cleanliness for a public park. The gulf, thank heavens, is just as beautiful and fun as it was before. It's particularly nice to be able to let your pets play on the beach and in the water. As usual, this was one of the high points of our trip. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in the beach section of the SP campground. This is further divided into 3 sections along the frontage road. Each has about 14 sites in a T shape fronting the beach. Entrance to the section is in the middle and there is no turn around at the ends of the T, so everyone must either back down the road when entering or back out when leaving. This is not a big problem, the road is wide and not too long (300 yards). If you don't like backing, then camp in the bay side circle. However the only 50 amp+water service is beach side, the other has 30 amp+water. Each beach side site has a shelter and fire ring. We had no problem with drainage even though it rained heavily during our stay. Beach sites are about 100 yards from the beach. The water front is visible from the campsites so the view is great. The beach is hard packed sand, suitable for riding bikes and several miles long. At this time, reservations can ONLY be made via the state PHONE reservation system. We when online several times only to find the "campsite unavailable during the time requested", which to me means full. However, after visiting the park in person (and not being allow to make a reservation), we followed the suggestion to call the master number, and easily made a reservation. At this time in mid March, the park was not full. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked this state park. We camped on the "bay" side. Sites are large, level, grassy. No fire-ring at the site. Had a picnic table. Our site backed up to the tidal basin. Good birding from our site. Our cost included a $5 park fee. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We sympathize with this campground: their losses to Hurricane Ike were tremendous, however it appears that they are in no big rush to restore quality camping. The concept of water drainage seems to be to just let the rain water drain into the sites. We had to "wade" through two inches of water to hook-up utilities and do the same to unhook. Granted we had some rain, but the sites were assigned regardless of the standing water. Our advice is to stay away from the beach sites for now! The bayside sites looked good and we will go there next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, one of our favorites. You pay a little extra for "premium" site, but have an ocean view. New Bathrooms and showers were almost completed when we were there. We were here for 8 nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a decent park right on the ocean. It is perfect for walks on the beach or surf fishing. They were completing construction on new bathroom facilities when we were there, and they looked like they would be very nice. Since it is on the beach there is no shade, but the proximity to the water is great. We already have our next camping trip scheduled to this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Love going to Galveston and staying here. Wish they had full hook-ups. They are putting in new restrooms but they weren't complete and they usually have internet access but it was down for upgrading. This is our 2nd year of there during Mardi Gras and wish I could be there right now! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, large level sites. Mine had some drainage problems after a day of heavy rain but it wasn't horrible. Windy but that goes with being near the ocean. Beautiful, clean, well kept beach. I paid the extra $5 to be adjacent to it. No ground fires allowed on those sites. No trees so no privacy. As somebody else mentioned, multiple new bath houses were under construction. Staff was great as I've always found to be the case in Texas State Parks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our first visit to a Texas State Park facility. They are installing new washroom and bath facilities in each camping area. Every site has a concrete shelter with table. For a $5.00 fee you can upgrade to a waterfront site located adjacent to the dunes - excellent view of the beach and gulf. We were pleasantly surprised when after 24 hours of rain our site was drained and the surrounding grass was only damp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you love the beach and want a site right on the beach, this is it! We have site #24. It is the closest to the water we have ever been. This park would get a ten if they had sewer connections. You can select 30 or 50 amp electric. All sites have water. The location is great to enjoy all that Galveston has to offer. Bring you hiking boots, boats, kites, and bikes. You can use them all here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The fees are $20.00 per night plus $5.00 per person so we bought the Texas State Parks Pass for $60.00/1 year which gets you in at all their parks free. Only have to pay the camping fees. We have been here several times over the years and always enjoy our stay. Right on the Gulf of Mexico. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the nicest State Park Campgrounds I have ever visited. Friendly, clean, well run, good utilities. Not many activities for kids but with the ocean and the setting the kids should discover nature as it should be anyway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is right on the beach, with premium sites $5 extra, on the first row closest to the beach. The sites are nice and big and easy to back into. Free WiFi is available, although it blocked one of our favorite online game sites. The lack of sewer hookups keeps me from rating it higher. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There isn't a whole lot to this State Park other than the ocean. Your only about 30 feet from the beach, which is nice. The sites were fairly level and spaced apart. We would definitely camp here again, just for the proximity to the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We checked in in the rain. Site was underwater. Fire ring was under water. Rain kept coming. Wi-Fi works but not the fastest. Weird setup to the sites: your fire ring and picnic table is on the hookups side of your rig, instead of the same side as your entry door. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Would of preferred the new "Jamaica Beach RV Park", but unfortunately they were all booked up, so had to take what I could get, overall campground was so-so, the only nice thing to say was it was somewhat spacious. Jamaica Beach RV park would of been the best, but this was second best for the money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were a bit concerned when we first pulled up friday afternoon and saw all the campers, figuring we should have made reservations. The park staff was helpful and marked about 15 sites we could look at that were available. We quickly found a good spot and checked in. The park was clean and freshly mowed. We backed the 31' motor home easily into our spot and had no problems with room for the super slide. We could see, hear and smell the Gulf of Mexico from our site and it was only a short walk to the beach. The only small drawback is you have to walk across about 15 yards of seaweed that washes up on the beach to get to the water. The sea breeze makes for some nice naps outside under a canopy during the hotter part of the day. I can't wait to return and do some more beach combing for seashells and shark's teeth. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All reservations were full however there was still plenty of room on the bay side of the park. This is the first time that we have stayed on this side. I was very impressed and will probably start staying on this side. The sites were spread out and the access to the water was excellent. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Real nice RV park, paved roads and parking. Picnic table with roof and cement floor, bbq grill. Clean restrooms, but need updating. Green lawn all around. 100 ft from beach with board walk to water. Wi-Fi at park but didn't use it. Three large areas to camp and a large picnic area. Be glad to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park, all spots have a covered picnic table. The premium spots are along the sand dunes which are covered with plants and divides the park from the beach. You can see the beach if your in a high profile RV. There are plenty of access bridges over the dunes to the beach. The restrooms were clean but could use some updating. While we were there the beach was covered with some kind of sea weed and jelly fish. I don't know if it is like this year around but I doubt it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park right on the Gulf of Mexico. Each site has a covered picnic area on a concrete pad. We loved the huge sites, 35-40 feet apart. WiFi access was terrific. No sewer hookups at the site, but there is a sewer dump at a central location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is well kept and clean. Sites are spacious and each has a shelter, picnic table, and fire pit. All sites in loop A were within reasonable walking distance to the beach. The beach was clean and uncrowded. Very friendly family atmosphere. The restrooms were not what I would call clean but were not filthy either. They are old and desperately need renovation but are adequate. I would definitely stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great gulf front/view state park. Very happy they have WIFI. Nice spacious spots. Would have given a 10 if they had sewer hookups at site and bathrooms were better maintained (clean but needing repairs). Price quoted with state pass. We were told the rate was going up 1-12-07. Only one campground of 3 was open. We were told they were only allowed to open the other sections if "reservations" were at capacity. We got last two sites without reservation but did notice they opened the section section later in the day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found the grounds to be clean, with all sites within walking distance of The Gulf of Mexico. The state seems to do a good job of cleaning the beach front. Each site has a covered picnic table, but placement is different at each site. If placement is important, drive around and select your site before registering. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped at Galveston State Park labor day weekend and found it an excellent camp ground. The check in was fast and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds were immaculate and the showers and bathrooms were kept clean even on a busy weekend. We had a 3 hour drive to get to this park and we usually like to stay with-in an hours drive. There are many things to do in the near vicinity. On one side of the park is a more primitive camp area with shelters and tent camping. The staff on that side was very nice. There is a great nature walk and look out area to view sunsets over the marshland. This may very well be one of our favorite camp grounds. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Always a pleasant stay here, and you can't beat Galveston seafood. Park charges an extra $10/night for the "waterfront" slots. This is somewhat capricious, because the intervening sand dune makes the Gulf equally invisible from all the slots, but for once it's nice to see the government not being stupid about exploiting the power of the free market and "voluntary" user fees to pay its bills. I think it's a relatively new policy, because I don't remember this price differential from 2003. There is "no swimming pool" only if you don't count the Gulf of Mexico. :-) The water is warm, the beach is sunny, and the bathing is fine. Every site comes with a little two-wall ramada and picnic table. The showers are clean and private, two-room high-wall affairs. (No A/C in showers/toilets.) Check-in at the office is often slow and unorganized, but that is the only low point about this park. The scenery and the environment is just gorgeous, including all the colorful kites being flown on the beach and in the park areas. We always spend at least two night here, even if we're just "passing through." We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Really nice camping right on the beach. Kids just had a blast. I did not think the showers/restrooms were clean. We've also camped on the gulf in the Florida panhandle and I liked that a lot better than Galveston because the beaches are cleaner and prettier there. There are a lot of fun things to do around Galveston/Houston; we had a great trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The $31 a night included a $3 each per person per day for entrance to the park which they require and a $25 "premium" site rate. The site was $25 and then 2 people at $3 each per day for $31 per night. It was worth it. We liked the park and the people running it. We also paid $15 per night and $6 per day entrance fee for a "standard" site which was also nice. The premium sites are first come first serve. They also have some sites which are bayfront versus oceanfront. It was very very windy at the ocean sites and others said it was that way most all of the time. Could not use awning. The bayfront sites were much less windy if this matters to you. Also the bayfront did not have the salt spray problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with level sites and nice covered picnic tables. This park is right on a beautiful beach. The only problem we experienced was that someone else "stole" our site while we were out driving around during the day. The individuals had set up 2 tents in our site. The campground host was nowhere to be found, and the people refused to move. So, we wound up sharing our site for the night. The intruders left early the next morning, and the park ranger was nice enough to give us a refund for that night's stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park by the beach very clean and quiet We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Roomy. Paved Roads. 300 ft to beach. No trees. Ez back-in. $3 off with state park sticker. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We camped here in Feb '03-during Mardi Gras. However the camp was very quiet. Large sites. You can reserve a 50 amp site, but the premium sites are first come first serve and are $5.00 more per night. Our Fifth wheel backed up to the small dune and we had a GREAT view of the gulf and beach. Each site has a COVERED picnic table. No sewer at sites, but dump station is available. Not a lot to do at the park except the beach. Park is about 10 miles from city of Galveston which has many things to do. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place. Rate is off season on a weekly rate. We stayed for a week. They have a beautiful putt putt course, pond, lama zoo, 2 pools, hot tub, made to order pizza ($10) delivered to your site, free daily paper and so much more. Everything that you see on the website and more. We were at site 204. It was right under the W-IFI tower, GREAT! Level concrete pad, and it extended out for the picnic table. Cable was great. Friendly staff; can not say enough good about this park. It is a destination, not a stop. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you like kitsch stay here. Kids will love this place. A pond, mini golf and even some alpacas. Very clean and well kept. Two great cafes within walking distance. Both had a great burger. Not much else close by but that is not always a bad thing. Beach right across the highway. Very friendly attitude. Highly recommend . We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park and well maintained. Park owners were super nice and the office was open for us at a quite late check in. We called the same day while on the road for a site and were accommodated. Park was nearly full even mid week so we were lucky. All of the buildings were neat and very clean, including the bathrooms and laundry area. Concrete pads and all sites were pull through with full hookups. We were on site 21 at the end of a row which gave us grass on both sides of the RV. Sites are a bit narrow but not crowded because of nice lawns and configuration for privacy. Two pools and both looked clean, one for adults only. Breakfast served for $3 two mornings a week. I loved the fenced dog run area for my small dogs to get their energy out and it was clean. I picked up the small amount that had been left by other pet owners while my dogs were playing..my contribution to a well run place. Beach access, just across the street and over a short boardwalk. We liked it here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent full service RV park. Nearby beach access. We were in site #12 which has a view of the ocean. Our site had a large concrete patio and was a pull through. Fast, free WiFi. Good water pressure and quality. We had a few over voltage issues (>132V) that was caught by my EMS resulting in brief power outages. It was reported to the office and they said they would check it out. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent two months here (February & March 2013). We had site # 103, which is located at the front of the park, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The owners do everything humanly possible to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable. During Mardi Gras, they set-up an RV and BBQ grill along the parade route (11 miles from the campground) and fed everyone from the resort for free (tips appreciated). On Wednesday of each week, one of the owners takes people shopping nearby; so, if you do not have a toad, you can still get into town for groceries (again, no charge ~ tips appreciated). Also, twice a week they serve breakfast (Wed & Sat mornings) for a nominal fee. Pot-luck is on Thursdays and is enjoyed by many. They have a communal fire pit that they sometimes host a hotdog and smores event (no charge). Plenty of other activities are scheduled (jewelry making classes; RV related seminars; swap meet; etc...) The beach across the street is within walking distance; also, you can drive your vehicle on the beach in designated areas. The fishing was great (our group caught plenty of whiting; pompano; catfish and an occasional drum). The campground boasts two pools and a hot-tub. One pool is heated at the beginning of Spring Break; the other has a swim-up bar for the adults (this feature was not open during our stay). The laundry was efficient. The bathrooms were clean. Cost of propane was a little steep in my opinion ($26 for a 30 pound tank); but, it is the "only game in town" for propane. Overall, this is a wonderful resort. You are not "nickeled and dimed"; you can wash your RV for free. Electric was included in our monthly rate of $545 (taxes included). I would have given this resort a 10 rating; however, we did find large sections of the grounds needed attention. Mounds of turf and excess concrete in piles around the perimeter. As well as some junky bicycles and other like items in the weeds. In our opinion, this detracts from the overall ambience. It should be noted, that the owners just completed a major overhaul of the park and most of this debris is from those upgrades. We hope that this gets straightened out sooner, rather than later. WITHOUT HESITATION, WE WILL RETURN! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Delightfully designed park with the beach across the road in front and horse pastures to the west. Architecture of the resort structures is Key West-ish. Excellent water pressure, nice level cement pad with nice swaths of grass between, good water and sewer connections. Plenty of landscape trees and bushes. Only disappointment was the WiFi which was generally unusable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is South of Galveston but an easy drive into town. The sites are cement as are the roadways. The sites have good hookups and a picnic table. They appear to be adding cement patios to some of the sites. The people are nice and very helpful. Agree with the previous reviewers and the listed amenties. We were very pleased with the park and would stay again when in the Galveston area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is about 10 miles west of the main attractions at Galveston Island. It has been expanded within the last 6 months from about 55 sites to the 112 listed. All are concrete pads with new utility towers. There is a duck pond and miniature golf (extra fee) on site. Park owners have occasional meal functions (BBQ, breakfasts). Dog run was small but adequate. The park is across the street from public beach access. Staff was very helpful with area information. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can confirm the information of the postings before. Park is very well maintained, nice and clean. Owners are very accommodating. Felt totally comfortable there. Wi-Fi was working well. Park is located directly on the main road and could use a wall or more bushes to reduce the street noise a bit. The park is not one of the cheapest and in my opinion it's a little bit too pricey but still OK for the value. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
I was totally satisfied with this park. The owners are very accommodating and will go above and beyond what most owners would do. There are potlucks every week, free van trips to the city to shop and two excursions. Crafts are held in the club house weekly. Two swimming pools, laundry rooms, and baths are always kept very clean. We also had our Thanksgiving dinner here, which was furnished and cooked by the owners. 154 people where fed. This is a place all will find very nice. We will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park had all we wanted and needed. Nice grassy area for each concrete pad. Their restrooms were clean with plenty of hot water. Cable TV was adequate and the Wi-Fi was excellent. The pizza that the office made and delivered to our site was good. We didn't go to the movie offered ("Hunger Games") . We felt it was not age appropriate for our seven year-old, great nephew. A public access beach is just across the road from the park. If we're ever in the area again, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park in a good location. Friendly staff. The park has a new and old section. I stayed in the new one. The only negative is the sewer connections. They are to the rear of the space and quite tall. I had to change spaces because of that. On fellow told me that he had to use 35 feet of sewer hose. I will stay here again, but will make sure that I have a lot of sewer hose. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean facility with well kept yard. Staff is friendly and helpful. Easy on off from highway and far enough from same wall and downtown Galveston to be quiet and relaxed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent RV park. Great service. Some of the cleanest bathrooms and showers we experienced. Owners are careful to enforce rules so quiet hours are observed. Sites are a nice size. While not on the water, the resort is right across from the beach with beach access just a little way down. They are adding sites and an adult pool which are to be open this summer. It is about 15 miles from Galveston which was no problem. We made reservations for next April. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of our favorite parks to visit on a regular basis. The owners, Ron and Dora, are gracious host and always friendly. The sites are all concrete and level and the power is dependable. The pool and hot tub are great and the kids love to play putt putt and watch the outdoor movies on Friday and Saturday nights. Also, you can have a pizza delivered right to your RV door and it is hot and delicious. They are adding about 50-60 new sites and a new 90 foot pool with a swim up bar but this part of the park is not open yet. The beach is just across the street and is very family friendly with constant patrols by Jamaica Beach PD. We will be staying at this park again and again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here overnight. It was a wonderful RV park with lots to offer. The park is very nicely maintained, the restroom/shower was immaculate, and even included a hair dryer. The pool was lovely. There were many things for children activities that we did not use. The beach was easily accessible. We walked and rode our bikes on the beach. How cool was that! There was breakfast the morning we were there. It was nice with a modest price of $2.50 pp. We will return for a longer visit next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Sites are rather small for the money. But you are across the street from the beach. Wi-Fi was super quick. All facilities were functioning. Being on the 'Island' the park is rather flat so there was no place for 2.5" of rain to go. Sites were pretty sloppy. Lots of activities for the small campers. Probably won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects monthly rates. Nice area across highway from beach. Management was great. WI-FI worked great. All amenities great, with the exception that the pool was not available because of maintenance all the time we were there. Close to Galveston, but far enough for peace and quiet. Sites are awesome and have plenty of space. This park is pretty busy so advise reservations. Definitely will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautifully maintained campground. All level pull through concrete sites. All utilities worked well. Cable TV was good. Wi-Fi was slow but usable. Short walk across the street to beautiful flat gulf beach. Owners extremely friendly and welcoming. Heated pool and hot tub. Fun water area and play ground for kids, plus huge mini golf course. Breakfast available $$ twice a week. Weekly group dinners with cards after and craft classes available. Quiet. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Too expensive. Nice park with lots of extras, but the extras are things I don't need (pay putt-putt, water games, pay breakfast, local paper). Also, they clean the bathroom/shower between 7-8 am when you want to use it. Good part is that the park is within walking distance of the beach and a short drive to Galveston. OK TV. Wi-Fi was OK, but it went up and down several times a day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very clean, well kept park. We enjoyed the pet llamas that were close to the park. The location was across the street from the beach which was not crowded. A good time of the year to visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Love this park, stay here several times a year and recently returned for the Galveston Shrimp Fest. The park is great for families. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and putt putt. The sites are level and long enough to fit our RV and truck with room to spare. Yes, the grass is brown but their are mandatory water restrictions in place in Galveston due to the long term drought that has been in Texas for the last year but this is not the fault of the owners. The fenced dog run is nice and the breakfast is great on Saturdays. We will return soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had planned to stay here several nights after reading their ad in a campground magazine. Because of what we encountered, we only stayed one night. The gentleman checking us in was friendly. We were put off by the fact that he took a telephone reservation while checking us in. The telephone conversation lasted approximately 10 minutes. He should have taken the guest's information and called them back after checking us in and us leaving the office. The sites are very narrow. Pull through sites are not true pull through sites if you have a motorhome over 30 feet and are towing a car. The EWS connections are at the rear of the sites. So you will need to pull into the site, disconnect your tow car, back the motorhome up, hook up to EWS, then find a place to park your towed car. This layout may be okay for travel trailers and fifth wheels. The roads in the campground were very narrow as well. The grass between the sites was brown and looked as though it had never been watered. The bathrooms were clean, but were inconveniently accessed by stairs that required one to be physically fit. The pool and hot tub were clean, but both were the same temperature. Wi-Fi was iffy. We would not stay here again and would not recommend it to other motorhomers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed at this park for 9 days and truly enjoyed our time. Was able to reserve a spot next to the playground and my toddler aged kids loved being right there next to that and the splash area. The pool and area around pool was clean. Ordered pizza one night from the clubhouse and it was delivered to our camper. Owners were very nice and answered all our questions regarding Galveston and things to do. Laundry room was clean and air conditioned. Bathrooms/showers very clean. I would recommend this park to all my friends who travel to that area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price reflected weekly rate. Park was great during the week when it was not full but it felt very crowded on the weekend - sites and roads are a little too small (my neighbor parked his car behind our trailer since it would not fit on the site with his motorhome). Utilities were good; sites were level. Swimming pool was clean; hot-tub was warm. Laundry machines were beat-up and not all of them worked. Fenced dog area + paths around the park to walk. Lots of wildlife and the park has their own llamas. One warning - come prepared for very salty air - chrome and metal parts on the trailer took a real beating from only one week on the island. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sparkling bath house, miniature golf, breakfast twice a week for $2.50 per person. Walking distance to beach. Paved sites, easy access. We stayed a week ($225) so I don't know the daily rate for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice, clean, friendly park. Beach close by. Near the highway, so there is road noise. Sewer gas aroma about half the time, depending on the wind. Wi-fi decent, but sometimes slow. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. Friendly owner. About 10 miles from Galveston. 400 ft to the beach. Putt putt golf available. Nice paved level lots with green grass and picnic tables. Roads are a little narrow for a big rig, but sites are wide. Wi-Fi worked great and TV ,too. Nice hot tub. Pool was not heated or cleaned yet, but looked like someone started cleaning. I would have given a 10, but we paid $40.50 with Good Sam discount. Good hook ups, too. I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is about 10 miles south of Galveston, so is quite. About a 1/4 mile to beach (walk or drive). Roads and sites are paved, nice grass between. Staff was friendly. No shade, so sat. friendly. Water, power, Wi-Fi, and cell good (AT&T). We would recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fantastic friendly park! We stayed here for 1 month over Christmas and New Years and had a blast. (rate reflects monthly rate). Owners very friendly and helpful with waffle breakfast Wednesdays and Saturdays. Easy beach access across the road. We could see the Gulf out our back window. Nice clean park with full amenities and all pull thru sites. We would absolutely stay here again! Be sure to check out Nates Restaurant down the road! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A wonderful park and very clean. Sites were level and I had a grassy area outside my door and a picnic table. We had many sites to chose from and if we didn't like the site we were going to, all we had to do was go to the site we liked and then tell the office. Wi-Fi worked well as did the cable TV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice and clean park. Lots of room for our 45' overall length rig. Pads well laidout for easy parking. Only 400' away from the beach access road. Hosts were excellent and the park was very quiet except for the chatter of the birds! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a well-kept park. Owner was friendly at check-in. Concrete pad sites with picnic tables at each site. Sites were a little tight but sufficient. Wi-Fi was spotty: sometimes great signal, sometimes not at all. Only big complaint was finding someone in the office. Spent 4 nights here and tried on several occasions at different times of the day to enter office to ask questions and/or get local information, but always seemed to be locked up. Overall though, a nice park. Would probably camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A really wonderful resort. The nicest owners and they really care about this resort and your stay here. A short drive back into Galveston and anything you need is nearby. One minute drive to the beach. We will absolutely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our rate reflects the weekly discount. Very nice park. Clean. Level concrete sites. Wi-Fi was sporadic due to a new system being installed. When it was up, it worked fine. We used our antenna rather than the park cable. Plenty of stations from Houston. Beach is across the street and you can either walk or drive to it. Town is about 15 minutes away. Our only problem were the mosquitoes. They were out in full force due to the recent rains in TX. They did spray but there were just too many of them. Would definitely stay here again. Very friendly staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The physical layout was great. Nice pool and bathhouse and manicured lawns. Nice place for kids with miniature golf and lots of eye candy. Excellent restrooms. The price was higher than most places, so I expected Wi-Fi to work. There was not even a signal. The sewer intake overflowed all over my hoses and cables, saturating them to the point that I had to dispose of some due to the smell that soaked into the rubber. Didn't get to go swimming at night, because owner locked up the pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have stayed here often and already have dates set for three more stays before the end of the year. It is the best RV park on Galveston Island. Full hook up's, cable TV, WiFi, hot tub, pool, and the friendliest staff you will find anywhere. They will go out of their way to help you and make your stay comfortable. The beach is a comfortable walk and I've taken my grandson across the road many times with no problem. The beach at that area is very quiet and there are no crowds like you find further towards the city. Its a lovely, perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with friendly staff. Has a good waffle and sausage breakfast on Wednesday and Saturdays for $2.99. It's close to the beach just across the road, you can walk or drive and park right on the beach, I like that part. You can see the ocean from some of the front sites. It's 11 miles to Wal-Mart,13 miles to Moody Gardens. There is a very nice market just a block away that you can buy just about anything you need if you forget something, and it's reasonably priced if you don't want to drive into Wal-Mart or town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Went 2 hours out of our way for this RV park and beach. The past reviews sounded great. This place nickel and dimes you. Mini golf is ridiculous at $6 person, more than at an amusement park. Would have been $30 for family of 5, no discount even if you pay to stay. The beach is not across "street." Its up the highway 2 blocks and down another block to the public beach. Like playing chicken to get the kids across the highway. Had to call for them to open the activity room and the soda machine is just for show. Was definitely not worth $$, so recommend you stay at a state park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our family comes to this park at least twice a month and we absolutely love it. It is hands down the best RV park on the island. Recently a pirate themed putt putt course has been completed (which is the best putt putt on the island too) along with a mega size chess board, and water wars game area. The pool and hot tub are always great and the outdoor family movie night shouldn't be missed. The beach is just across the street and the grocery store is less than a 1/2 mile away. There is also a dog run area for your pooch. I highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is nicely equipped with a pool, hot tub, very clean bathrooms, and plentiful grass surround each camp spot. The entire RV park fresh and vibrant. It's directly across a fairly busy highway from Galveston Beach and 10-11 miles from Galveston itself. I downgraded the park a couple notches as the camp spots are somewhat tight and the construction of the putt putt golf course adjacent to the park, led to a very noisy couple afternoons. I asked to move to a spot on the other side of the park from the construction and the staff reluctantly did so. Overall, a very nice park and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved this park made lots of friends including the owners whom were very nice. Liked it so much we ended up staying five months November thru March. Beautiful scenic view and close to all kinds of shopping. Great & fun planned activities. Very clean restrooms. They are expanding putting in a minnie golf course due to open by Memorial Day weekend. Wish we could see the finished product. They also have four neat Alpacas. Will be back when in the area wouldn't stay anywhere else. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed staying at this park for the 3 days we were in Galveston. The location to the beach is awesome. The facilities are well kept but you also need to take into account they are rebuilding and improving from Ike 2 years ago. (I think most of it is improvements) The park is pet friendly although not marked as such in the details. Once unhitched, the pad length was a little tight for our crew cab long bed and 39' 5th wheel, but everything else was great. We will definitely stay here again the next time we come. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners at this RV park are very nice people and quite helpful. We had flooded water outside our door due to the rain. Without asking they quickly got a machine to get rid of the small pond we had outside our door. The front sites are ocean view and you can hear the waves crash on the beach. If you do not have a car: it is 26 miles to downtown, which cost us $40 each way by cab. There is no bus. There is a nice store right across the street to get your groceries. The sites are level, gravel and quite large. The weather was cold but on one sunny day we walked along the beach for two hours collecting sea shells. A beautiful place: we would like to return in the spring or fall when the weather is better. Thanks! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park, if you are in the front row, you have an unrestricted view of the water but be prepared for a little traffic noise. Will take the noise for the sunrises. The spots are concrete and level, a little close together, but not the worst we've seen. Everything worked as it should, the hosts were helpful without being invasive. They serve breakfast on Saturdays and Wednesdays. There are some full timers here, but only one or two older trailers in the back. Pool and splash pad was closed on our visit, but look nice. It's 400 feet to the beach entrance, exactly as it states. We will absolutely be back here. Enjoyed our stayed in Galveston. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for 3 nights at a Good Sam rate of $37.80/night for 2 people. The resort seems fully recovered from Hurricane Ike which devastated the island in September, 2008. The beach was very nice, with the beach access road located 400 feet west of the RV park entrance. We were able to drive our car and bike on the hard packed sand. The pool and spa water were quite cool. A couple junky looking "permanent" sites detracted from the RV park's appearance. We enjoyed the free continental breakfast with homemade waffles on Saturday morning; breakfast is also offered on Wednesdays. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was great. It was clean, neat, and well taken care. The waffle breakfast was excellent. The beach is across the road, and is ideal for families with small kids. The pool and jacuzzi were clean, as well as the bathrooms and showers. The sites were laid out in an efficient manner, our set up time was less than 20 minutes. Even though this park is not real close to the tourist part of Galveston, there is no question: we will definitely come back to this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is the only park on Galveston Island we come to on a regular basis. It is very well maintained by very sweet people who go out of their way to accommodate each guest. The only reason I do not rate this park as a 10 is because of the long term residents presently staying in the park. Otherwise, the amenities are great, the facilities are all very clean, and the location to the beach is wonderful. The sites are all level with plenty of patio spacing between rigs. Breakfast is provided on Wednesday and Saturday until 9:30am, and movies are planned on the weekend evenings for families. We will return time and again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I was very happy with the park. There were a few older 'live in ' trailers, but the spaces all had ample breathing room and also nice pull-thru's. Family friendly, and I would definitely return. It's not 'on the beach' but really close, and unless you plan on walking and carrying a bunch of stuff it's not that big a deal. It's about 10 miles down from the seawall. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The bathrooms were clean and well appointed with stone tiled floors and decorated walls. The pool and jacuzzi and park area were a lot of fun for the kids. You can drive across the street to the beach and park your car on the beach. The owners are very nice. They serve a complimentary Continental breakfast that includes waffles on Wed and Sat. You are a short scenic 10 miles from all the restaurants and conveniences of Galveston. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed in a motor home five months after hurricane Ike. Clean up still in progress throughout Galveston. This park had lots of clean up crew workers camped there and off on another piece of unpaved land. All sorts of questionable people were in this park. In the main building on the front porch, three tents were allowed for migrant worker families of about eight people. The place was crowded and full to capacity. Our site was directly across from the office making it the most busiest area. We had dog waste all around our area, cigarette butts, beer bottle caps and other non hurricane debris on our front door step. The park is paved but driving through it with a 35 footer and a tow can be a challenge. Due to the hurricane there weren't many RV parks open, and so, this place is the busiest game in town. I doubt we'd stay here again unless we were not able to find another park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Park was decent, we visited shortly after the hurricane, so it was full of hurricane clean up crews. I'm used to State Parks and National Forest campgrounds, so I didn't like it, no trees, very barren and too darn close to each other. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park for families. The beach is directly across the street with easy drive on access. There is a pool, hot tub and splash pad when you've had enough sand and salt water. They have outdoor movies on Friday and Saturday nights and delicious homemade breakfast waffles on the weekends. The hosts are wonderful; and their son is real sweet too. The sites are roomy and maintained. The bathrooms are always immaculate and the game room is an added bonus. We love returning to this park time and again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Let's start with the positive, the owners are nice, sites are new and the city of Galveston is a wonderful place to visit (try horseback riding on the beach which about 10 minutes away from the park). When we were here there were many children who were not being supervised and were loud, rude and made our pool experience very difficult. We were traveling with our 2 girls but we always make sure they are being respectful. We really feel the owners need to make parents more responsible. I agree with an earlier poster that they need to hire more help because on 3 occasions we could not find them to ask questions. Also they advertise waffles as continental breakfast but do not offer it anymore during the week (they need to change their web site!). Overall an average stay, but I guess for being on the road for 7 weeks now (8000 miles) and crossing Canada and the USA this is our first real disappointment. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean, smallish RV park about 11 miles west of Galveston. Good pool and playground area. Good sized lots with FHU. Numerous beach access roads nearby. Plenty to do in Galveston. Friendly staff. Check with park before booking because of Hurricane Ike damage. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park outside of Galveston. Beach access across a (busy) road, about a block away. Nice folks and facilities. If it was right on the beach: Excellent! I will stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed 4 nights, very tight for big rigs. Close to the public beach. Be prepared to climb stairs, office is on second floor and rec/family room is on third floor. Ground maintenance is poor, lots of travel trailers. Wireless signal not very strong. Close to grocery/gas stores. 11.5 miles to Galveston. We would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This new, and well-maintained park, could have been much nicer had it been designed to accommodate fewer RVs. As it is, it has a "sardines packed in a can" feel to it. The sites are too narrow and too short for the biggest rigs, and the streets are way too narrow, and turns too tight. If you're lucky, you might get a tiny glimpse of the ocean across the highway, but chances are all you will see are other RVs. The grounds and facilities, including a pool, rec room, workout room, etc. are nicely maintained, and the owners are helpful, when you can find them. However, because they are the only employees on site, and are usually elsewhere cleaning or something, there is rarely anyone in the office. We had to call a phone number posted on the door to find someone to check us in. They could really use some workcampers in this park. Near the end of our stay, the large group of motorscooter people mentioned by the previous reviewer, most of whom were camping in tents, arrived and things went downhill fast. The noise was horrible and went on into the early morning hours one night. We loved Galveston, however. We checked out the nearby Galveston State Park and it was wonderful, with huge sites, all right next to the ocean. There are no sewer hookups, but we'll do without one for a week to stay in this beautiful place next winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Owners were very friendly, and helped us with things to see and local restaurants. Concrete pads. Concrete interior roads. RV pads are very narrow. Interior roads are also very narrow, with very tight turns. Pads are spaced very close together. We were assigned space #18. Pad length barely accommodated our 40 ft. motorhome and Tahoe. Larger big rigs would not fit if you include a toad, and I can't imagine trying to turn a 45 ft. motorhome on these interior roads. Water pressure was 45 psi. 50 amp electrical hookup was satisfactory, 115 V on each leg. Free breakfast on Saturday. No shade trees. Wireless internet provided by RV Park was not usable at our pad due to low signal strength. Oleanders provide some screening. Brisk wind from the Gulf of Mexico. Some road noise. Large group camping in tents on the field next to the RV Park, all of whom were on motorcycles and motorscooters. Overall impression: crowded. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners were super-friendly and did all they could do acquaint us with the area. They are great ambassadors for Jamaica Beach. When we arrived they told us about a Valentines dinner they were having. It was a good way to meet some of the other campers and a reasonable price per meal ($10 for t-bone steak dinner). The weather was bad when we were there, so I appreciated the work-out room, where I could get some exercise. Only drawback is that sites were not all that private. If you don't mind wide-open area, it's a great park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice resort and the owners are very very friendly. They turned on the hot tub for us each day even though it was cold and the "off" season. I was a bit disappointed because I thought they where closer to the beach. It was about 1/2 mile walk to the access but since it was cold I really didn't want to go there anyway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent park. Owners on site and will bend over backwards to see that you are comfortable and have everything you need. Showers and restrooms and laundry 24 hours a day and very clean. Fresh waffles for breakfast on the weekends in the club house. I am looking forward to returning, The beach is a short walk away and you can see the ocean from your camp site. I had a wonderful time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a brand new park, opened this year. It is still being developed, but you don't see a lot of construction equipment sitting around. It has concrete roads, but a few have have narrow turns. Sites are level concrete with a table, grass and are fairly wide. Laundry nice and clean, but small (two W/Ds), with space for 2 more of each. Nice owners (on site). Can't really see the gulf, but it is within walking distance. Good hook-ups. We would come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed on a monthly basis. The park owners were on site and very interested in making sure you had everything you need. Ask about using the grill 3 spaces over in the VIP spot, and here they come wheeling one over to you to use--free. Paper? Delivered to your doorstep. It is a new park, might be short on shade but the trees are growing as fast as they can. Oh, we borrowed their kayak and had a blast! Never any nickel and diming... We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This Park has recently opened and is a great RV park. It does have a few unfinished projects but we could easily over look that. The Owners were very nice and helpful. They have a free continental breakfast which was awesome. The sites are well kept with concrete pull-thru's. There is a pool and hot tub and a splash pad for the kids. The restrooms where very nice and clean. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Even though this park is brand new it is just awesome! We stayed her for 3 nights and could not have asked for more. We went to the beach and just went up to the front desk and was dropped off and picked up by the owners. Breakfast is included in your price and is just great, homemade waffles each morning. With these owners you could just not ask for more. The pool is just beautiful, and the bathrooms are only described as HUGE and absolutely clean. The owners were so nice and helpful about anything and everything. This is the best campground found on Galveston Island. We rode around looking at the other parks in the area after we checked into our park and were so glad that had check this site and changed our reservations from another park on the island. There is nothing more that you could ask for with this park. There is allot of new construction going on but does not affect anything with your stay. When we stayed here they had only opened with in the month. We recommend to any one and everyone, and will go back next summer and only stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed the past few weekends since the park was open, and I must say this is a "Class-Act" from your first entrance into the office, all the way to the free breakfast with homemade Belgian waffles. My kids absolutely loved the Pool and the Splash Pond, and the breakfast. A large community center with a pool table, dart board, and the walk across the street to the beach, was so awesome. Be sure to check out the full service hookups of 20/30/50 amps, free cable TV, and the owners are most helpful and courteous. Talk about a family oriented place to stay, they have both class and charm here! Will definitely stay again, and again, and again. Oh: family events are not a problem, they have room for a reunion or wedding, what a place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found the people here very nice and very helpful! The bathrooms and showers were awesome! The sites were very spacious with lots of room between sites! We were very happy with the park, the only flaw was that it is still under construction and there are a lot of unfinished projects. This place will be great in a bout 6 months or so! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV park was apparently destroyed in 2008 by Hurricane Ike, and has been completely re-built. Nice level spots, but no shade, and little privacy from your neighbors. Great location - you can be walking on the beach in three minutes. Wi-Fi speed was very slow and cable TV selection poor. They advertise security but, in the two nights we stayed there, the sliding gates were left open. Still, a nice park and close to the city center and ocean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Last year the owners of this park did everything right. They created a first class facility at a great location. Something has gone wrong. The Handy-man/care-taker is gone. The dumpster is gone. They installed fencing around the park, but the gates stand open 24/7. Any landscaping that dies is not replaced. There are only 20 cable channels, and the Wi-Fi is spotty at best. The fees continue to climb at an alarming rate. When you check in the clerk will take your money and assign a site. They will give you a sheet of 65 rules and warnings. You will never see the staff again. Weeds have overtaken the sod. The doggy receptacles over-flow. Site assignment defies logic. When we were there, pop-up campers and mini-trailers were in the big pull-through sites while large fifth wheels and coaches struggled to back into the smaller perimeter sites. Those of us who camp more than 200 nights per year can tell when the owners are not involved in the running of a park. If the owners would make an effort to learn what their customers need, this would be an outstanding resort. Instead, this park is quickly sliding into mediocrity. The "7" is for facility and location, not for hospitality. There is none. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Made our reservation by telephone and requested a site away from the highway with a beach view. What did we get? A site right next to the highway with no beach view. Wi-Fi is strong and fast. Lots of mosquitoes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at the Sandpiper for 10 days including the Thanksgiving holiday. The rate reflects a Good Sam discount. When we arrived, there was a group of about 15 motorhomes from Canada. When they left, we had the place almost to ourselves for a few days. The park is the old Sandpiper Hotel that was destroyed in Hurricane Ike. There are still a few hotel rooms left. The pool and hot tub area are beautiful. They also had a fire pit going in the evening. The sites are concrete and the cable and internet were great. The park is directly behind the Stewart Beach recreation area, which could be a problem in the summer months as it can be very crowded and noisy. But at this time of the year, it was great. You can see the gulf from most of the spots in the park. Beware that there are two areas: one is at the top and next to Seawall Blvd which is very busy, the other is in a gated area one level down and closer to the beach. Ask for a site in the lower area. Limited areas inside the park to walk dogs and there are many sand burrs outside the park. If you go out the back gate, turn left and walk down about a block, there is an overflow parking lot for Stewart Beach that is kept mowed and free of burrs. We could let our dogs run there safely. It is a great park and we will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New RV Park at Stewart Beach, Galveston. The sites have great access and .are very large, level and paved. Beach is out the back gate. Best park we have seen in a long time. Only negative was the young attendant in the office. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the newest RV park in Galveston. It is located where the old Sandpiper Motel was. They have built a really nice park. All roads and pads are concrete. The pads are wide and long. Wi-Fi worked good as did the cable TV. The pool area has a hot tub and a gas fire pit. There is a well equipped, comfortable club room. The park is located next to Stewart Beach and is withing walking distance to many restaurants and entertainment establishments. The cost is a little pricy, but not for the location and facilities. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've always liked Galveston Island and Sandpiper RV adjacent to Stewart Beach is a welcome addition to rather scarce camping facilities in the area. The location is excellent. The elevated swimming pool, hot tub and waterfall are very nice. The large concrete sites are good. The campground employees offered little to this paying guest and dismissing me with as few words as possible. The men's facilities were not very clean with standing water in the middle of the room. Wi-Fi signal and TV cable are barely functional. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is great with many amenities. Very pricey. The management staff is adequate. You cannot specify what site you want, they will give you the one that is available. You may get one out in the main highway. The staff gives the impression that the owner could rent out your spot if you decide not to take what they give. This is not a very positive attitude to have if you want repeat customers. I will not be returning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All amenities of the park are adequate and in very good condition, as this park has just opened fall of 2011. Be advised that this is first come first served. Be sure to book at least one month in advance. If there is a means of being able to reserve a specific spot, that should be made available if at all possible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the second time i've stayed here. It is a beautiful RV park. Rates were pretty steep when we came: $75 per night (we stayed 2), even though the price on the website is lower, but this was the first week after school was out. It does have an incredible infinity pool/hot tub. All spots are paved, most with picnic tables, nicely landscaped. Very safe and gated. It's a pretty long walk to the beach. Stewart Beach can be very crowded so I'm not extremely fond of the beach access from this park. There was a wedding reception/party while we were here, inside of the park lobby and connecting main living area. The people were loud and drunk and men were using the women's bathroom. Other than that time, the showers/restrooms have been very clean and nice and the park has been quiet. I will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
New, clean campground right on popular Stewart Beach in Galveston. The infinity pool, located one story up from the RV site level, is beautiful, with an awesome waterfall that actually has a small "wading"/sitting area underneath on the RV level. There are a few (six?) of the old hotel rooms still available in the original office building from the old Sandpiper Hotel. These are perfect if you're too crowded in your RV or have visitors. Once Galveston gets the Sewall trolley schedule back to normal (still disrupted due to hurricane), it appears to be relatively easy to catch the trolley near the Sandpiper and take it to the new Pleasure Pier amusement park or The Strand. And if you visited the old Sandpiper as a kid like I did (regularly), it is nice to see the old pelican logo once again greeting folks as the sun rises on Stewart Beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had to complete our Texas trip with a stop by the Gulf! This was a nice, friendly, clean, and close to the water resort. We had a great time and enjoyed the walk to the beaches every day we stayed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This is a new park that was just opened so it was in first class shape. The pads were fully cemented and level as well as roomy. Getting into the sites very easy, you could tell the owners really thought out the layout so they could accommodate big rigs. The park, from what I could tell, is the only one on the east side of the island. It is located right by Stewart Beach which is really nice, close enough to the beach but far enough away you rig does not get full of sand! You can walk out the back of the park right to the beach. I thought the price was a bit high compared to the others in the area but I guess due to the location and being more of a resort then a camp ground, made the difference. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful gem of a park! While not "waterfront" that is only because it is separated from the water by a hundred yards of beach! Immaculate grounds, all concrete pads and roadways, fantastic pool, fire pit and spa. Very close to Galveston's amenities. Will definitely stay here the next time I am in town! Two levels to the park: Ask to stay on the lower level! Upper level is right on the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sandpiper could be a GOLDMINE if operated right! We spent a week there and everything is just OK. Grass needed cutting badly, swimming pool wasn't working. If you want to use the facilities then you had to jump through hoops, have different codes and go upstairs, just a mess. ONLY 1 trash container available . Mosquitoes were there because the grass was too long. Cable was fair, not good reception. Staff was friendly but owner seemed not to really care when we talked with him. Don't get fooled by premium spots as there is a light pole that just lights up the whole area. They do allow aggressive dogs, i.e.. Dobermans, and a man said his Lab was very aggressive, so beware! We did make reservations for next year because it's a GREAT location. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is w/in walking distance of beach. Nice sites w/patio & table. It was too windy during our stay (40 mph gusts) for much time outside. Note for mobility issues: office & bathrooms/showers are up a flight of stairs or many yards uphill around to the street. We did use the clubhouse for card games & it was very nice. We would stay here again. Great location in Galveston. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a new park. Hurricane Ike took out the family owned motel and the owners converted the property into an RV resort. Fairly small and very close to the water's edge. Park is clean, new and very nice. Pool is beautiful! Enter the park off Ferry Rd and not off Seawall drive. The main entrance is from the side upstairs near the pool. Short walk to the beach. This is a very nice park. Public areas are very nice. New, first season and looks like it will only get better. Very friendly staff! We will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nightly rate reflects a 2 week, 14 day, stay. Park is well designed, utilities well placed, big rig compatible, our back-in site was 70 feet long. Since it is new, everything is clean and working. This is the site of an old motel, and apparently the old motel staff runs the RV park. NOT at all friendly at check in and they do not do a good job of managing the park: Staff stays in the office, out of sight of the park. No one appears to patrol or follow up with the campers after registering. If you have a dog with hair every trip outside of the RV will require removing "many" burrs! When their man mowed, started cutting at 7 a.m. and weed whacked the grass he cut our sewer hose completely into 2 pieces. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nightly rate reflects a weekly stay, spring rates. Park is well designed, utilities well placed, big rig compatible, especially center row. Since it is new, everything is clean and working. This is the site of an old motel, and apparently the old motel staff runs the RV park. While friendly, they do not do a good job of managing the park: Staff stays in the office, out of sight of the park. Non-RVers just drive or walk through. We even had a neighbor who stayed a night without paying, they never knew he was here. Mowing is done at strange times, such as 6 PM or Sunday morning. This park could easily be a 9 or 10 if properly managed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the nicest RV park i've ever stayed in. The lots, sidewalks, and roads are paved and the park is beautifully landscaped and safe (if you're inside the gated part that is) and there's no drive thru traffic. When i arrived i had to park in one of the 6 new RV sites that border along Seawall Blvd (hence the 8 rating). That street is busy and loud plus I had 2 kids and 2 dogs so i was disappointed that I didn't get to stay inside the safer gated part that was closer to the beach although I had booked 2 weeks prior and was told I would be closest to the water. I didn't have a premium spot or a picnic table, but the price was still the same. The pool area and bathrooms are spectacular though - nice and clean. Staff is very friendly. The park is dog and kid friendly. Internet worked great. I would stay there exclusively if I could be inside the gated part. (by the way, the new RV sites along the road are not shown on their website yet) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We first stayed at this park in March 2012 and found it very nice and convenient to Galveston. However, we learned the hard way that if you expect that reservations made months in advance should be honored then don't stay here. We made reservations in Aug 2012 for a very special occasion to us in Nov 2012. In early Oct 2012 we were notified that our reservations had been downgraded to a lesser site than what we'd reserved because a large group was coming in. The manager then contended that a new employee had messed up our reservation. When I asked why I the customer should be penalized for a "new employee" error, I was then told that even though we have emails to prove the reservation, he didn't believe we'd even made reservations. Note: he contact US to tell US that our reservations had been downgraded, contended a new employee messed up our reservation - yet we were supposedly lying about having made a reservation! When we then called owner James Henderson to politely complain that our reservation had been confirmed therefore we felt it only fair to honor them, we were told we were "high maintenance, our reservations were cancelled and we were not to come again for 1 year! Seriously? Why would they even dream that we might come back after that treatment? We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located on the east end of Galveston Island near Stewart Beach. Our site #9 was level, had a good length, it fit our 42 foot 5th wheel and had a wide enough pad for the truck to park next to the front of our rig but the neighbors are very close on either side of your site. The beach is a pretty good walk across a paid parking area which gets very crowded on the weekends, bring a wagon to pull your beach stuff with. The pool and hot tub are very nice and so is the fire pit up by the pool (which was lit both nights we camped here). The man who checked us in was very nice and friendly. The park is close to a lot of Galveston's attractions including the Strand, the new Pleasure Pier (still under construction), the seawall, and all the wonderful restaurants- Russo's New York Pizzeria even delivered to our site. This park is a great addition to the RV parks in Galveston and we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice Park - Basically located on Stewarts Beach. The poll and Hot Tub are complete and working. Also they have a gas fire ring which was nice to sit by while the kids went swimming (the Hot tub water flows into the pool which basically heats the pool water). The sites are nice, level and wide. There was no beach traffic walking/driving through the park - I felt very secure. Stewarts beach can get a little rough - (at least during Spring Break) but the park is perfect for exploring the Strand. Will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Office and facilities are up the hill by the street and are still under construction. Pool and hot tub are by the office on the hill. Shore services: 50amp, sewer was good, water 45 @ psi. Sites are concrete, level and wide. Plenty of space between sites. Sprint air-card is very strong: 71. Campground Wi-Fi is strong. AT&T cell phone signal is strong. DirecTV satellite is good as there are no trees. The two washers and two dryers all worked well: $1.25 each. Office is up on the highway. You have to walk quite aways and up stairs, or drive out of the park to the street side to get to the office, showers and restrooms, and laundry machines. Shower/Restroom floors are not level and water pools on the floor. Construction people track in a lot of dirt and the floors are dirty. Building must be an older building being refurbished: openings in the existing wall were cut to make an opening for the laundry. No baskets or way to hang clothes in the laundry area. This is a nice park and will be better when they finish building all the sites. Rate is based on 11 day stay. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an excellent, brand new park. Everything was neat and tidy. The staff was very anxious to please. The garbage issue mentioned previously has been remedied. The sites are large and easy to get in and out of. Lots of space to park the tow vehicle. Close to the beach and ideal for walking dogs. Quiet. Great views of the Gulf and the ship traffic. Nice laundry area, altho there are only two washing machines and two dryers. Suggested they add two more of each and they were open to that idea. Swimming pool is looking fine. We would most certainly return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a brand new park, rebuilt over the grounds of a motel/resort. Everything is spotless and working well, with a couple of exceptions. First, it's a great location on the north side of the island right where the town begins, and located on the oceanfront. You can walk to stores and restaurants, but still feel secluded on the huge, expansive beach. The sites were level, the hookups new. The bathrooms were clean with nice multiple private shower stalls, so they can be used by several people at a time. The laundry area is clean and tidy. The staff is friendly. Downsides: there is no consistent place to put trash. There was a dumpster there for the first day we were there, but then it was taken away, and we had to put our trash in random cans. The price fluctuated. As it was Mardi Gras season (we personally couldn't care less about that, but had to pay the Mardi Gras price) the fee was $50 per night. I was told by the day manager that it would change to $37 a night on Sunday and Monday. However, when I came in to pay Sunday morning, the new clerk told me that the rate was $40 a night for the weekend, and that the other person was mistaken to say it was $37. On top of that, they would not take any of my membership cards, including Good Sam, "because it was Mardi Gras season." So we were charged $40 a night. It would be nice if people could get their rates straight. Also they were building a swimming pool, and the grounds had constant traffic and noise from trucks and workmen on the way to the bathrooms. It will be a nice place to stay when they finish the pool, figure out what their rates are, and solve the garbage problem. Warning: Don't try to stay in Galveston during Mardi Gras season like we did. All the RV parks fill up. I checked around to find different places and none had vacancies. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed a month so we got a special rate because the park was still in the process of being built. It has excellent location and a short walk to the beach as it is located at the entrance to Stewart Beach on the north end of Galveston. Wi-Fi & Cable were good. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Can't wait to see the pool when it is finished as they were still working on it when we left. This is a small park but it is better quality that the other parks in the area. We will return next time in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We originally came for two, and wound up spending four delightful nights here with our 150 lb Leonberger. Although the pool is not quite finished, it should be soon. The staff are fantastic - friendly and helpful, and the facilities are new and clean. (We used the laundry and showers). The park is between Seawall Blvd and Stewart Beach, so you can walk out the back gate right onto the large, open beach - great place for dogs. In addition, Walgreens and a few stores are a 5 minute walk, and you can easily walk for miles along the Galveston seawall, right from the park, without having to cross a street. All the sites were level and concrete, some pull through and most back-in - all with full hookups, 30 and 50 amp service, and water on a handsome lighted stanchion. We loved our stay here, and plan to return for a longer one down the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sandpiper RV Park replaces the hotel that was here for over 40 years. We have enjoyed the week we stayed here. The weather has been awesome. The pool should be finished within weeks and includes a hot tub. The internet works great. The office staff is wonderful. If you haven't been to see this new RV park you are missing out. Rate indicated is for back-in during the winter season. Location, location, location... We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've stayed here for several weeks. The park is new, well situated on the beach and very clean and convenient. The staff is courteous and helpful. Great clubhouse facilities and the pool is under construction. Would highly recommend Sandpiper to all!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sandpiper RV resorts located on Galveston's, East end 2nd street and seawall Blvd. Owners did an excellent low density cozy private park within walking distance to the downtown and historical attractions. We rode bicycles everyday along the seawall and to dinner. The Pool is under construction. It is elevated and attached to the office club house. The craftsmanship and finish were evident throughout. They are priced similarly to the other RV parks. The location combined with emphasis on privacy and finish makes it superior choice. We will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.