Waves, North Carolina

Ocean Waves Campground

Waves, North Carolina



Waves, North Carolina
Phone: (252) 987-2556

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $48 6/2015

Latitude: 35.5716981221869
Longitude: -75.4672873020172

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $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 no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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 yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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53 Reviews

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Rlcjw

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground. Level concrete pads. Beach a short walk over the dunes.

Everyone was very nice and friendly.

Will definitely stay again when in the area. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Showers

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sharonandlarry

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $48.00
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Small ocean front park. You must climb up and over a dune to get to the beach, there is no boardwalk or steps, but with that being said I did not see anyone who was not able to conquer the dune. The site was level, no fires permitted in the campground,but with a permit you can have a fire on the beach. The staff was very friendly. I loved this campground and will definitely stay there anytime I visit OBX. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

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Lee and Trace

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $31.00
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Absolutely fantastic campground with easy access to National seashore. Their off season monthly rate was a very reasonable $630 with a $55 electric fee. Cable television is available. Wifi in the campground is very strong. We did have a bit of issues with ATT coverage on some stormy days, but I was able to work consistently the month I was here. Restrooms are very clean, the staff is paying attention without being intrusive and they were very good about allowing us to accept packages. We stayed in site 45 which was fabulous. We were centrally located and could go north or south to see the sites. The city of Rodanthe itself is one of the least populated and I like the wild dunes in Pea Island which is right down the road. I would absolutely return to this campground and give it my highest recommendation. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Ocracoke, Wright Brothers Memorial Park, First Flight Adventure Park, Nags Head, Roanoke Festival Park, tons of terrific restaurants in the area

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travelinggramma63

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $42.00
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We loved this park. The dunes to the beach were about 75 feet from our RV. It is a well kept park and despite what other reviews say, we found the staff friendly and helpful. We will definitely return. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bonnie66

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $48.00
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This is a nice, no frills campground. Short walk from your site to the beach. No open fires are allowed at the campground, but permits to have a campfire on the beach are available at the office. Sites are on the small side, but that is typical for the area. Not much of anything to do in Waves itself except the beach. Closest grocery store is 15 miles south. Nags Head and Kitty Hawk are a 45 minute drive. Some shade at the pool would be nice, maybe add a couple of tables with umbrellas. Great fishing out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

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Pat and Rex

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $48.00
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We loved being at this campground. The access to the beach is just a short walk over the dunes, and we took advantage several times during the days and nights. The cable and wifi were very good. The showers and restrooms were very clean. The site was narrow and short for our 24 ft rig. We were not impressed with the personnel during our stay. The woman in the office was adequate but not friendly or helpful at all. While in this area we found 3 good restaurants: Wattermans, Good Winds, Stingray. We would stay here again. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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buckeye1268

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $53.00
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Prior to our arrival they had 5 days of steady rain. So there was a lot of mud everywhere. This is a low area so it will take some time to dry out. The site numbers are painted on the edge of the concrete pad and very hard to see due to fading and mud. No escort to the site. The water, elect, Wi-Fi and cable all worked very well. The C/G is right on the ocean and just a short walk up and over the dunes and your there. For us we did not care for the overall conditions around fellow campers' units. Laundry hanging everywhere from awnings, laying across vehicles, on ladders etc. We understand this is a beach C/G, but do you really want to see everyones laundry hanging out. Also, with the additions of bikes, assorted toys laying around it just gives the entire C/G a rundown seedy look. Just our opinion. We probably would not return here. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

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topperdan

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $48.00
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Very nice, even after all the rain. Check in was easy and staff was friendly. We payed extra for the cable. WIFI at our site (10) was strong. Site had large concrete pad, room for trailer, pic nick table and car. That way we did not have to deal with the mud. Visited another RV park down the street and many of the sites were gravel and no pad. Really happy we stayed here. Easy access to the beach, right at the end of the park. Sure would stay here again. Only negative is the sites are a little close to each other but not bad, had plenty of room for awing and slide. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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demoon

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $53.00
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Great location, hookups, level paved pads. Great staff. Convenient laundry facility that is very reasonably priced. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

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Chambers Chatter

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground on the small side. Friendly helpful staff. Clean restrooms and showers. Easy walk over dune to beautiful beach. Friendly seasonals. Most local restaurants are seasonal at best and it's 17 miles to nearest grocery so plan accordingly. We will be back. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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srdeane

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $44.00
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Great little campground if you want to be near the beach, which is right over the dune at the end of the campground. Clean restrooms and showers. Each site is pretty large for a beach campground, with grass and a concrete pad (except for the designated tent sites). Wifi worked, and cable TV reception worked well. We had site #25 that was partially shaded and had ample room for a 10x10 tent in addition to our pop up camper sited on the concrete slab. Management was friendly and helpful, and it was convenient to have a camp store where ice was reasonably priced. I would return to this campground when a beach trip is planned. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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achmed

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $34.00
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We stay at Ocean Waves each time we visit the Outer Banks. Our most recent visit was for a week. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Sites are paved and easily accommodate our 34' RV and car. Sites have W/E/S/Cable, all of which are good. WiFi is good except during times of very heavy use. This is a quiet park with a nice pool and the ocean is directly over the dunes. We will stay there again. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

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NC RV Travler

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $40.00
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We stayed at this campground for Memorial Day weekend ( 4 nights ) in site number 34. We had to send in our reservations the first week of January by postal mail to get our site since they book up quick. This was our first time staying at this campground and it was well worth the stay. They don't have a lot of amenities compared to the KOA or Camp Hatteras just down the road but well WORTH the price. The campground is clean and well maintained. The multiple bathhouses were clean but no soap or paper towels ( must be a cost savings thing ). This sites are a bit close together but much better compared to the KOA crammed sites. The beach is directly over the sand dune at the end of the campground. The campground is a great location for exploring the Outer Banks with Cape Hatteras lighthouse 20 mins to the south in Buxton and the wild horses 25 mins to the north in Corolla. BTW: There's an awesome restaurant when you turn left out of the campground next to the Dairy Queen called Atlantic Coast Cafe. The seafood is fresh and not high priced either! My family is already wanting to book another week at this campground so we'll be returning again... We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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akf15e

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $44.00
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This campground is the best option on the Outer Banks. At less than half the price of the neighboring campgrounds, it is a great deal. They really recovered nicely from last year's hurricane damage and have spruced up the park somewhat. They even added deck chairs at the pool. The Wi-Fi seemed improved from last year, though still a bit hit or miss. Still no soap or paper towels in the restrooms, which is puzzling. There had been a near record amount of rain in the weeks before our visit, so (no fault of Ocean Waves) the place was a swamp. Several sites were unusable and almost all sites had puddles of water and mud. Not much they can do about the lack of drainage on a barrier island, but be advised to take old shoes or boots if the forecast calls for heavy rain! Also, due to the rain, the mosquitoes were horrendous. They literally swarmed you when you step outside. However, the campground has a curious rule banning torches. We have a tiki torch that burns citronella liquid that is a must for mosquitoes. I'd say if management won't allow such items, they better contract someone to spray the campground for bugs. All in all, a nice campground right on the beach and a great deal for the money. We will go back. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Ralph and Joyce

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $44.00
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This is a very well cared for park. We only stayed the weekend but it was obvious that folks return year after year and we will too. Can't beat the location and walk to a gorgeous beach. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

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