Bay Breeze RV on the Bay is one of only two RV parks right on the eastern shore of south Mobile Bay and the view is wonderful.
Most of the full hookup sites have a least a view of the bay and two are waterfront and all have a concrete patio and a picnic table. There’s plenty of shade but that means your satellite TV may not work; our portable dish worked more-or-less at the very corner of site 11. Also available is a bathhouse and laundry room and free Wi-Fi that works well.
Everyone was very friendly and spotters spring into action to help campers get into or out of the back-in sites.
Payment is by cash or check, and no refunds are given for cancellation; a credit is given.
Bay Breeze is about six and a half miles down West Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180). Look for the sign and the flags. - User3322
It was a beautiful park. We were within feet of the water. There were chairs on the sand and chairs on the deck by the water for everyone to use. The staff were great and very helpful in getting us backed in and set up. We had a great 5 nights. There was lots of shade and the park was very quiet. - Marilynintexas
Great place to stay, very friendly management and campers. They assist you in backing in, and they are very good at it, too. Clean restrooms, although there's only one men's and one women's for the entire park. Laundry facilities are good; decent price and excellent machines. Access to the beach is readily available for all. Sites are close together, but roomy enough. Each site has a concrete pad with an excellent picnic table. Full hook ups in a good location. Only problem we had were the bugs. The park can't do anything about those darn yellow flies. I hope we can return and stay with them again. - mcsnygg
Nice out of the way park so it's quiet. We'll kept and tidy. Seems to be mostly full-timers. Arrived after the office had closed and they left a note for me with my pad number. Pads are mostly sand with a little grass and of a generous size. Would like more grass or gravel but it's a nice park and I'd stay again. - RedHorse1
We ended up here after Gulf State Park was full, even in early March. Doc's turned out to be a pleasant surprise! Good location for attractions. Level, roomy, gravel, back-in sites; quiet country setting with plenty of green space. Large grassy area with lights around the perimeter - great for walking my dogs. We would stay here again. - FranM
We really did love this park, a lot of friendly people and manager. It is about a three mile drive to the beach. Will be sure to stay here again for the winter. - jyd
Very basic park so don't expect a lot of amenities. One of the few places in Gulf Shores where you can park directly on Mobile Bay with 7 sites. Perfect for 5th wheel with rear living. I have stayed here for 3 consecutive years for 30 days in a Class A. - Randy L.
Friendly staff. Great trees and located right on Mobile Bay. Sunsets are amazing. Lots of waterbirds to watch and we even saw dolphins twice. We stayed a week at a waterfront site. Downside is the roads need work and are narrow. We could never pick up a Wi-Fi signal at our site and the cable was unwatchable. They did come and try to fix the cable but it just didn't work. I don't like paying for a service that I'm not receiving. The explanation given was the stormy weather but we were there an entire week! - Jim&Patsy
A laid back park with plenty of trees, gravel roads and pads. Friendly staff and guests. Sites are not jammed together. They just completed the new bath house, complete with 'craft room' and FREE laundry. Nice hiking trails and beaches just a mile or so down the road at the Bon Secour NWR. If you need heated pools, hot tubs, and 'planned' activities, not for you. If you want to put your feet up, relax, maybe do a little fishing and meet some nice folks you will like this park. It's our kind of place. Our stay this year will total 3 months. - Geezer1
Nice quiet campground, located near shopping, restaurants , movies and 4 miles to public beach. RV sites have grills and picnic tables. We enjoyed our stay. - Tom222
Rate reflects a the monthly rate. This campground is very cliquey. If you are an outsider, you are treated differently. For Example: They made me move my tow dolly because it was partially parked on some grass. I really don't mind this rule, but I DO mind when I'm the only on who has to follow it. As I was bringing my dolly to storage, I noticed 8 entire cars parked on the grass. Remember, its cliquey...different rules for outsiders. There are plenty of other RV parks to choose from and if you have a RV longer than 36ft, you'd be well advised to go elsewhere. Roads are tiny. The streets are so skinny that two RVs probably couldn't pass one another if going opposite ways down any of the roads. This RV park sure does the absolute minimum for there guests. Enjoy your 700 yard walk to the only one location to bring your garbage. Shorter walk if your lucky to get a spot on the NW part of the property. Site RV pad is only 9ft wide and roads are only 19ft wide. Offensively high speed bumps with chunks on concrete taken out of them. The concrete patio was set way back so we got to enjoy tracking wet grass, wet leaves, and wet yard refuse into our rig. Stepping out right on the constantly wet grass. Luckily our time there is over and done. - Johnnyboy21
Husband and I stayed here late October, early November. This is a large park that appears to have many "snowbirds" stay in the winter; however, there were still some nice sites to choose from. Yes, there are speed bumps but they did not bother us and are a good deterrent for speeding. The grounds were well maintained, as were the buildings on site. What impressed us was the space between each site and the sites behind each site were offset to give a roomier feel. Our back-in site was very deep, which gave us ample room to park our tow truck. The pads were concrete with an extension on the side for the picnic table. Three bathhouses with laundry facilities which were neat and clean. We did not use the clubhouse, hot tub or pools. The park upgraded their TV cable and although the numbering system was a little confusing, it worked great. The Wi-Fi was good, although in the evening it seemed a little slow. Overall, a great stay. We hope to be back in the future. - DMR2011
We came expecting to receive Passport America 50% discount as advertised on the PA site and the campground's own website. Their normal rate is $22, plus they charge you $2 for cable, all plus tax. We were charged $15 which after I went away and thought about it, didn't add up. They stated that the "free" wifi was included with the $2 cable charge, so if you don't want cable (we didn't), you couldn't have the wifi, which we need. That's sneaky, and sharp practice in my opinion. I questioned the rate we'd been charged with the owner (Tom) and he stated "Oh, it's the lodging tax. We have a real high tax rate here. In fact, it should be $15.07 but we round it down to $15". So after working that out, it came to 16.34% tax on the $11 + $2 rate. I called the Depts of Revenues in Alabama State, Baldwin County and Gulf Shores City to check the facts. There is no lodging tax, but there is normal sales tax. The tax rates are:- a) 4% state b) 3% county c) 2.5% city Total: 9.5%, which applied to $13 comes to $14.23. I then politely put these points to Tom, whose response was to go very red and shout over & over again, "Don't you worry about the taxes" before walking off. Anecdotal evidence from other residents suggested that this was normal practice at this site, especially for folks from out the area. As the owner refused to discuss my questions with me, I cannot therefore verify the position with how they apply tax. I can only post tax rate information as supplied to me by the authorities and the amounts charged by the site, which do not add up. I have however reported the matter to the three relevant departments and am content to leave it with them. They only accept cash, and we were only issued with a handwritten yellow piece of paper without any address or other issuer's information on it. It simply showed the dates of stay and a total - no breakdown. The site is run down and not welcoming in any way, although our neighbors were nice. There is no way we would ever stay here again. - goltho
This place is a wreck. There is no swimming pool, sites and roads are NOT paved. I called to reserve and said we had a 40 ft rig with tow. We barely fit in the park roads and there was only 1 spot we could get into. They had to move a small RV that was in the space. We were having mail sent here so we had to stay. Having said all of this, the owners are nice and helpful. But that is not a reason to stay here!! - Seabrooker
Some of the comments on the below posts are correct. Put the park is clean with a lot of trailers stored here. The rec room was clean as was the laundry. The site was large enough for our 40 foot fiver and tow vehicle to park. Electric was very good. The rate we paid is based on Passport America rates. - corky506
This campground is huge! We were very impressed by it and how well-run they are. There are ample and clean bath houses within a short walk of any site. There is a big lake and canal where many sites can get waterfront access. All the other standard sites on the campground has some foliage to give you some privacy, you just have to drive around and see what is available since it's a first-come first-served system for sites. All sites are widely spaced apart and on level paved drives, including the picnic bench/patio area. You're only 1/2 mi from the beach from the campground entrance, which I recommend driving to one of the beach lots, since your camping pass waives your parking fee! They are trying to get Wi-Fi to work and still having trouble, but I was able to use their other free Wi-Fi channels while waiting on laundry at the laundromat. My Verizon cell service was excellent and was always able to get LTE data service from every point on the campground. We were here the final week of October and there was hardly anyone left. All the premium sites were however reserved the 2nd to last weekend of Oct, which I hear is their last busy weekend, so it's a good idea to reserve ahead if you want the waterfront sites. They have no problem with you moving sites whenever you want - but always check with the office if the premium sites haven't been fully booked before moving to one if you hadn't already paid for it. If we are back through this way, I would definitely stay here again over the other campgrounds we noticed in the area. They don't have fire pits in the campsites though, so that bummed us out; and washing clothes cost $2, drying $1.50 - a bit on the high side; I deducted a point from my rating for these items. - Sara C.
Very large campground that is run very efficiently. Nice size sites with concrete pads and sitting areas. Sites are nicely spaced but little privacy since there is no underbrush and limited trees. Full hookups all work well but the park is having ongoing issues with their Wi-Fi. Wonderful location with excellent bike paths. Beautiful swimming pool, tennis courts, and several lakes to kayak or canoe. Be aware that starting in November the park is starting to fill with snowbirds who stay for the winter. - linnemj
What's not to like? Efficient, courteous check in, beautiful beach and pool, plentiful clean restrooms, great bike trails, large sites of all kinds. We already booked two weeks next year. That should tell you something. One of our favorite campgrounds the past 5 months of almost continuous camping. - smitty12
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. This is a pretty nice park with a few drawbacks. The location is good, with only a short drive to many activities. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Park roads are paved and sites are in good condition, with easy access to hookups. Several sites have shade, which is a big plus in the summer heat. Cable TV only consists of about 20 channels and most were snowy, but watchable. Internet was weak and pretty unreliable at our site. Maintenance guy had a German Shepard tied outside that barked frequently and lurched menacingly toward us whenever we walked by on the street. Some long term campers looked junked up around them. I'd stay here again but I might just check around for something better next time. Maybe that big dog will be gone by then. - User2063
We were here in March for a few days between jobs. the campground has small sites that are close together, but we still enjoyed our stay. Clean laundry & restrooms. - Lady J
This park is not being maintained and rules are not enforced. The maintenance man has two ratty trucks parked in the grass along side of his boat. His dog is tied up to the boat with no one outside. Many campsites look trashy. People have freezers, refrigerators, couches, multiple tents, shelving, and other home items outside of their units. They have pet areas but they are full with boats and trailers. Filthy old units look as if they have been abandoned. It is a shame that better care is not given to this park. The location is great and many nice people come for the summer. The pool area is nice. This could be a 7-8 if the rules they state in their brochure were enforced. Great potential but for now I cannot recommend it. - NaniGulfShores
A nice laid-back, quiet park with only 40 total sites. The owners are super nice and what a great "retreat" it is, you're close enough to Gulf Shores and lots of restaurants. You're not paying for a pool, but there are two large ponds. - homeiswhere77
Over all a nice park. The interior roads are gravel but good. The RV site we had was concrete but there were others that were just gravel. The Internet access was weak but work basically OK. The site are wide with lots of room on either side. There are two small lakes or two large ponds which whichever term one wants to use and they are stocked with bass so one can fish. We were told no license was required by the owners. We would stay again. - flrop
We had a long, wide, concrete back in site with patio and table. Out our back window is a marshy wildlife area and view of the high rise condos about a mile away on the beach. Plenty of manouvering room and parking for our truck. Our original plan was to stay for a week, but we ended up staying for two weeks, since the park and the area are so nice. Wal Mart is about 1 1/2 miles away, along with restaurants, theaters and amusements. Gulf Shores State Park beach is just a short drive away, with some of the whitest sand and bluest water imaginable. Most days, we saw The Navy Blue Angels flying-awesome! - ronboett
The location is the best part of this park. It is a 3-4 block walk to the ocean/public beach as well as many stores and restaurants. Sites are roomy enough for a 40ft Motorhome plus tow vehicle and a nice patio area (located near the rear of the pad). There are two sewer holes to choose from, whichever is most convenient for your setup. The park was not full while we were there, so it was pretty quiet and didn't seem too crowded. Not sure what the prior review meant about the dumpsters. Typically they are located near the entrance, so if it is too far to walk (maybe 150 yds), then just put the bag in your car and drive it up on the way out. Not a big deal at all. Laundry was nice and $2/each for washer/dryer. Level, concrete sites with sand between for that beach feel. We enjoyed our stay and everything the area had to offer. I would't call the park "Luxury" but it worked for us and we would return. - tmiller505
I would agree with a previous post that this isn't "luxury", but it is overall a nice place in a great location. At check-in I would have preferred to hear about things that I can do versus what can't be done, but unfortunately that seems to be common these days. Level concrete sites with reliable full hook-ups. Wifi is still problematic and was inoperative for most of the week we were there. Clean facilities that are maintained well and located within walking distance to the beach and MANY other businesses. We do NOT bring a car. We can walk to numerous restaurants, a grocery store, and retail shops from this park so it really is a good location. Not much had changed from our last visit in 2008, which in this case is a nice thing. We will return when we go back to Gulf Shores. - CactusCrew
This place is low end. Stayed there only overnight before we packed it and found another campground. Small sites, poor connections, and a pot bellied pig that roams. Will not ever use this place again. - rsmith
Easy off highway, right on the Intercoastal Waterway. It was neat watching the barges go up and down the canal. Lulu's (Jimmy Buffet's sister) Restaurant/Marina on other side of overhead bridge. Wal-mart 1/2 mile; Gulf of Mexico about 1 1/2 miles. Close to great restaurants, shopping, waterpark, Gulf. 9 miles to hospital. 3/4 mile to Urgent Care Center. Yes, the Route 59 bridge goes right over the edge of the campground but eventually you don't even notice it and when you're in your camper, you don't hear it at all. Unfortunately, the tent sites are right next to it but they are under the trees so I don't know how loud the traffic is there. Nothing special about this campground (no pool, no playground) except for proximity to dining, restaurants, and the town of Gulf Shores while still seeming to be "in the country". Restrooms dated but clean. Laundry good. Mostly seasonals but everyone friendly. We will stay here next year when we come to Gulf Shores and would recommend this park to others. - PennyPA
Rate is for Passport America. A no frills park. We were just here overnight and did not even hook up to water due to predicted freezing temperatures. Restrooms & showers dated, but clean. Close to an outlet mall and the beach. We would stay here again. - thetravelkids
They were nice. It's clean. Close to shopping, beach, church. - H G WAYNE
We stayed there around the 4th of July and this campground was not equipped for the volume of a holiday. We had 2 dogs in our camper when we were gone 6-7 hours at a time with the air conditioning running. We came back and the lady had shut off our power and our dogs were in our camper panting and it was 100 + degrees in there. She said if she saw someone not there, she had to shut their power off because her breaker kept tripping. So my recommendation is if you are going to stay there, make sure it is not around a holiday. Also there was no soap in the restrooms so we had to bring our own to wash our hands. There was also a sign reading, "Toilet paper is for the pleasure of all guests. If you need more pleasure, buy it, keep it home, leave mine alone." What in the world was that supposed to mean? We still haven't figured that one out yet. - DIXIE1234