Saanichton, British Columbia

Oceanside RV Resort

Saanichton, British Columbia



Saanichton, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 544-0508

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $59 8/2015

Latitude: 48.5885665071476
Longitude: -123.377505540848

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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BMonk

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

The price likely reflects proximity to Victoria, otherwise it would be over priced. However, one is still a bit out of town and Victoria is not a place to drive about in a motorhome. Therefore, you need another vehicle for tourism. That said, it is a great location for catching the ferry to Anacortes from Sidney or for a first night coming from the U.S. on the Anacortes ferry, if you are continuing further north on Vancouver Island. The park is on Indian land and one drives through it about 3/4 mile to get there. We had no problems with the locals, as were mentioned previously by other reviewers. The park staff was friendly and efficient. Maintenance personnel were much in evidence and the park was pretty well maintained. In this light, it is as good as any local RV park and much better than most. Sites were reasonably spaced and separated by shrubbery. The one complaint I had was that the gravel used was of a poor quality and included a large percentage of ground, grey dust. Overall, the park was well laid out and included a decent playground near the non-seasonal sites. Seasonal sites were in a separate area but appeared well maintained. Other reviewers have praised the view, but I found it not at all special. Beach access was inconvenient and in general one should come here for proximity to local attractions. WiFi was good, when it worked. We kept being kicked off and it became very irritating. All in all, we will stay there again when taking the ferry or when vacationing in the Sidney area. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Showers

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Boonville Jim

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely campground. Staff was friendly and welcoming, park was well-maintained, and the sites were clean and spacious. Wi-Fi was a bit erratic at times, but adequate. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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lrp374

Review Count: 141
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with well cared for grounds. If you are looking for a 'Resort' which has lots of facilities this is not the park. I think most people, however, are happy to stay here for the price as it is the only park with services fit to stay in before Victoria. We would stay again waiting for the ferry. Rate is for shoulder season. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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neilmcb2002

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean, short walking distance to the beach and ocean (Harrow Strait). New facilities, very attentive staff. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Idletime

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park. The permanents are in a separate section. The sites are level and most have a partial view to the water. The only criticism I can offer is that the Wi-Fi is very spotty and not dependable. You have to go near the office to get good Wi-Fi. This RV park is close to Victoria so it is easy to sightsee and tour the area. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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j&c rocket

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 1 month while visiting family. Campsites are large, level, and very well maintained. Had a nice view of the water and the beach was wonderful. Washrooms and showers were spotless, and staff was great. Full timers are in another section with no derelict units. WiFi and TV worked fine. Like previous reports said, look the other way on the way in. We would stay here again; it is the best park by far on southern Vancouver Island. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Mike McClelland

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

As far as parks go this is a very well kept park. On the plus side, the sites are a good size full gravel and the roads are paved and wide. The shrubbery and flower beds are trimmed and weed free. The park maintenance crews work very hard to keep everything just so. All the staff, office and grounds are polite and helpful. All the buildings are in very good condition and the washrooms are spotless. On the negative side, There is no security in the park, no front gate and no security perimeter fence. The park is located on aboriginal land and the park's neighbors walk, drive, bicycle and skateboard through the park day or night. Our coach was damaged on several occasions by children throwing and batting stones from a neighboring property and road. The dog run is a very narrow strip of dead grass that runs from the road side to a drainage ditch about 2-3 ft. wide and 100 ft. long, no doggy do garbage pail. As in all parks some do not clean up the dog do. This is by far one of the nicest parks on the island. Security is the #1 pressing issue. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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AZJC

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Good location. As other reviews mention, don't be put off by what you see driving up to the park. Has lots of long term residents but well maintained and in their own section. Actually probably only 30-40 short term sites. Beautifully landscaped. Good cable TV and ok Wi-Fi (dropped off line at times). Good views of the water. Very convenient when coming off the BC ferries and also very convenient to Victoria and all of south Vancouver Island. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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wandrr

Review Count: 102
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean and well laid out, nice landscaping. Some long term residents, but everything was quite tasteful. This is a pretty good park, convenient to the ferries. The price was with a Good Sam discount, so the basic price is a bit high, preventing a ten rating. Almost all sites are good for a satellite connection. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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DrLewie

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice RV park. Internal roadways are paved, sites are level gravel and quite roomy. The multiple restrooms are modern and spotless. Wi-Fi worked for my laptop at our site with no problem, but my wife needed to take hers to a hot spot. The beach is distant and on a bay, but access may be muddy if it's rained recently. The location is convenient to the ferries and Victoria. This is an expensive park, but this is Vancouver Island which is not known as the bargain capital of Canada. (Getting your rig out here on the ferry will cost upwards of $150.) We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Thedogsma

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The office staff kindly moved us away from the noisy neighbour in the private house next to the campground. Staff were friendly and helpful. This is a very quiet park, surrounded by wetlands and ocean. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Doug and Cathy Hull

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Spacious, landscaped, well-maintained sites, but “Oceanside” recreation and “Resort” amenities were not as advertised when we stayed here. The beach path was flooded and, from what we could see, the beach did not look suitable for the saltwater swimming, canoeing, and kayaking listed in Woodall’s. The adjoining property has beach access, but it is Indian reserve posted as “no trespassing.” It’s a 2-km, hilly bicycle ride through the reserve to the Lochside Trail, and a 10-km, steep bicycle ride to the nearest beach (Island View). WiFi did not work reliably, although we were assured it did when we phoned ahead. Dog owners should note that dogs are not allowed on the beach or the lowland areas. Bottom line: this is a clean, safe campground, but expect to leave the Resort to access the region’s attractions. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Truck Camper.

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BillBixby

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not a resort. This is an expensive long term campground. People speed through here without a care for anyone who might be walking their dog, or with their kids. The beach access is only usable for 3 months of the year. The rates are too high, and things get stolen all the time. My husband and I stayed here for a few months (2011 / spring). While we were here the Internet NEVER worked. The "resort" is on native land, so their are always hunters and kids coming through the park or through the wet lands in behind the trailer park. Hunters with huge shotguns, and covered faces. Seems like a great family atmosphere: guns going off all the time. A resort to me (and any one else that has visited this campground) has amenities. No pool, pay showers, no hot tub, one lousy fire pit for the whole park to use, that had no real firewood, just stained and nail filled building scraps. No entertainment, no games room, unless you call the cook house with ping pong a games room. This park is way overpriced and under staffed. The guy beside me had an issue with his service post and the maintenance guy was rude and abrasive, and was absolutely no help at all, when he finally did come around to "help." After being here for a few months it was hard to tell what he actually did around here. The surrounding area, (Victoria / Sidney By The Sea) is beautiful, and worth the visit, but next time we are definitely staying somewhere else. All in all: overpriced, and named wrong. Definitely NOT a resort, and NOT resort quality. Makes you wonder what Woodall's is smoking when they do their evaluations. When I phoned to make reservations, I was told that there is round the clock security. A blatant lie. There is NO security, in the spring anyway. I am not sure what they do in the summer, but there was none whatsoever when we were here. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Arthur and Freda

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful well kept park. Sites are good size, gravel but level, with fences and shrubs between. Everything is immaculate, including the three modern wash-houses and the three laundries. There is a large games room/cookhouse and a pleasant walking trail to a quiet beach. Very helpful staff. Conveniently located for Victoria and other places of interest. OK, so there are a few scruffy dwellings on the approach road, but really that is not a problem. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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CADANERV

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Visiting from California, we thought the park was very nice. Friendly staff. Quiet. Clean and easy to get around. Beautiful location. We enjoyed walking to the beach area daily. Great cable TV channels!! Short drive from Victoria, Sidney and Butchart Gardens. We didn't think it was appropriate to charge for showers when the fee to stay here was pricey. But I do have to say the washrooms were nicely done and very clean!!! Also charged more here to do laundry and my clothes were not dry when finished. Over all we had a good experience here. We camped at Oceanside RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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