Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground

     


Searsport, Maine
Phone: (207) 548-6059

Sites: 110
Recent Rate: $60 7/2014


Latitude: 44.4425127713941
Longitude: -68.9360332489014

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 12
  • Good 4
  • Average 3
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 3

22 Reviews

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VRoss716

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Very comfortable campground. Well maintained, on Penobscot Bay. Owner offers free pump out with 7 night stay or for $14. There is a dump station available. Great view of bay when not foggy! Lots of treed sites, gardens, art activities, small store, community room with wireless, laundry and friendly people. All very clean. Free Storage for tow dollies, etc. Will definitely be going again. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Motorhome.

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boardnbound

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

Date of Stay: - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

Oceanfront camping was amazing. Site 3, our site was the best available. No one to our one side an we were able to leave blinds open all the time due to our elevation. The shade and ocean views were perfect. Beach is rocky and water a little chilly for our Southern tastes. Kids had a blast searching for shells while we sat in our beachchairs with our toes in the stones. Only desire was a pool. Bring your largest pot for lobster boils. Lots of local seafood close to camp. Ice was 3 dollars for a small bag, my only complaint. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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R&S

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

We had one of the 30 amp electric with water sites for our price. All the sites are in wooded areas and are either grass or gravel with dirt. We could not get any TV reception at all. We did not find a lot of close-by area activities. This is a campground, not an RV park. The campground did offer waterfront Searsport Harbor on the Penobscot River access, not ocean access. When tide is out, the beach is very rocky. We did not see any tidal pools as advertised. The roads are gravel & could use grading. Restrooms & laundry area were very clean. There was a resident wood artist, but we did not take advantage of visiting with him. We thought the rate was a tad high for this campground. The campground was OK for overnight, but we would try another if in the area again. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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AlaskaJack

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice woodsy park. Fairly quiet. Most sites are back-in with a little gravel and a lot of grass. Park is on the waterfront, so you can take nice walks on the rocky beach. Roads are all dirt/gravel. No sewer at any of the sites but there is a sewage dump as you exit the park. No cable TV at any of the sites and we weren't able to pick up even one station with the digital TV antenna. Store is pretty well equipped for RV supplies. Nice laundromat on site. Staff is pleasant and helpful. They have several "classifications" of sites. We were far up inside the park for $55 per night. Waterfront sites were $84/night. Overall nice park, but far too expensive for what it is. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Franco S

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

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent location when seeking a place to relax and kick back. Searsport is a quiet town, well within reach of Bangor (if you need something from a big box store or miss the crowds). Location is excellent, right on the bay. Park has a great feel to it, owners and workers are very friendly. Free pump out service since there is no sewer at each site. Access to the waterfront is very easy. Traveling with a dog seems to be a requirement here, everyone around us had their dog with them too. Dog Park is very useful if you have an energetic dog who needs to run around off leash, like ours does, to burn some energy. A bit pricey, but you can see why considering the location and amenities. My only knock would be the proximity to your neighbors. You care pretty packed in, some spots right along the waterfront barely have room to park your tow vehicle (you are assigned a place to park nearby) and some of the trees are in bad spots that hinder pulling into spots with larger RVs without some effort. Staff is very helpful, guides you into your spot. We would stay here again, but we want site #3 next time! (room for a large fifth wheel and its tow vehicle right at the waterfront) We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pickles911

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

Date of Stay: - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the most family friendly campgrounds in Maine. They have a gorgeous piece of oceanfront land and they have created great access to the rocky beach. They have an artist's studio surrounded by gardens where they have programs for kids every day for July and August. Just an all around great campground. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Motorhome.

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User2213

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

Date of Stay: - $71.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very beautiful campground right on the ocean. We stayed at site #7 and were amazed by the view! There are very pleasant owners who make your stay a nice one. There is a nice playground for the kids. The staff organized a scavenger hunt. There are canoe rentals. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Motorhome.

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earonson

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

Date of Stay: - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

This was the best campground I have yet to stay at. The owners were so friendly and accommodating. It was obvious they take a great deal of pride in their facility, which is well maintained and kept. The lobster bakes on the beach were quite an experience and was so tasty. While some may feel this campground is pricy, you definitely get what you pay for. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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otoolio

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We were very disappointed with this campground. It does advertise itself as being family and kid friendly. The children are welcome, there's just not a lot for them to do. My son renamed it Camp No Kids. The "store" does not offer necessities - only items that you don't want - candy and souvenirs. The owners were friendly. We watched one seasonal person with 3 dogs walk around and allow his pets to do their duty wherever they wanted including available sites. The waterfront sites are not reachable by car, therefore you need to carry all camping equipment in from a distance. It was not the worst we've seen, but we will not return. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Tent.

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User901

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Searsport had received a good review in a magazine and looking at the website we thought this would be a great place for kids! What a joke! We had just returned from Danforth Bay in New Hampshire that had loads of activities for the kids, was neat and tidy and the people were friendly! Then we arrived at Searsport. It bills itself as a family campground on the ocean. First of all, don't expect a sandy beach it is very rocky. The kids had fun looking for crabs, but it isn't a good place to swim. In terms of "activities" for the kids - they had a "walk" to the state park one day - no one else showed up so we went as a family - that was okay - that was the activity for the day! The next night the one activity for the day was a fairy/documentary sort of movie. Not very exciting for two boys. We had booked for 5 nights and realized that this campground is more of a stopover point or a place for two nights. We asked to get our money back and leave a couple days early. That was not permitted as they are running a "business". There is a lot this business could do to improve. The sites are $48, 58 or 68 dollars depending on the "ocean view" - they are charging resort prices for absolutely no amenities. I know they are promoting "family" camping, and while I don't expect my boys to be too highly stimulated, if they are charging that price, they should be offering something for it. The lawns aren't cut, the sights are small, potholes. They don't give you any information for families to do in the area, not many kids at all there, not a lot around, no pool, etc. It is just very hokey. On a rainy night, they started kicking everyone out of the garage/rec hall at 9:00- it would have been good customer service for the many tenters there to offer a dry area during the downpour. If you do go - don't book - just go - they had at least 50 empty sites on a Saturday night in mid-July and the rest of the week, many, many sites. Don't make the mistake we did and book for a block - believe me, if you want to stay there will be a site available! We left a day early and lost our money, but the boys were much happier at Lake Pemaquid down the road. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Motorhome.

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RFamilyCamping

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for 3 nights. We really enjoyed our stay. The owners were very nice and helpful. The kids enjoyed the playground. Our site was on the water. Campground is clean and spacious. WI-FI worked great. Roads are gravel and dirt. Campground has a hiking trial. We saw a moose near the State Park as we walked down the beach which was the highlight of our trip. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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jbskone

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Watch Out! We paid a $200 deposit for a planned 4 day stay. The owner stated that I had to commit to a 7 day stay. Because we were driving from FL to Maine, I said OK. When we got to the park, it was not as promised: un-kept and seedy. We decided not to stay and went down the street to the other park. I told the owner that I was going to forfeit my deposit. She said no. She was going to charge my card for the full 7 days for a total of $495.00 plus. We were in a 45' big rig. Since being in the area, have heard nothing but bad things about the park. Would rate the place a negative 1 if available. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Motorhome.

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Fourkids

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Fun, well run campground. Site sizes vary so make sure you call and tell the owners what you are looking for. This place has sites to accommodate any type of camper. We found it to be clean, quiet, and well maintained. The beach is very rocky, yet it is great fun to walk around as the tide recedes to look for wildlife. Well stocked store, and the owners were very helpful whenever we had an inquiry. If you are considering, I would highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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gypsy spirit

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We absolutely loved this campground! If you want to be at a clean, well run campground, with spectacular views of the ocean, this is the one you need to visit. The road into the campground is level, the sites are clean and the bath facilities were recently redone. They have a wonderful play area for children as well as kayak rentals. One of the co-owners has to be the friendliest and most helpful camp owner we have had the good fortune to meet when on the road. One of the mornings we had some rain so our bike trip was delayed. She gave us fabulous recommendations for a museum, lunch and coffee house as well as restaurant choices that we would never have found on our own. We pull our car on an 18' trailer and we had a great spot to unhook and store the trailer while staying here. This is a campground where you can see that the owners care about their place and work very hard to make it a wonderful location for their customers. We will certainly be back on our next trip to Maine! We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Motorhome.

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familyhauler

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful campground situated on the bay, wonderful views of the ocean. Easy to get to and the sites were wide and level. Strong water and electric supply, only no sewer available. The owners and staff were very helpful with directions and with things to see and do in the local area. Good shopping nearby and antique stores in abundance. Staff cleaned the grounds every day. Some lawn mowing and minor maintenance was needed on some sites. One of Maines best campgrounds, very conveniently located. Kayak rentals a little steep, a nice picnic area with pavilion is on their own beach area, which is abundant with ocean wildlife and sea creatures. We camped at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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