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Ocean Waves Campground

Waves, North Carolina


25313 Highway 12
Waves, North Carolina 27982
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.57170
Longitude: -75.46729

Elevation: 11' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This is a much smaller park than their neighbors and lack some amenities but if you spend time around your campsite, traveling, and at the beach this place is better. Simple layout and enough space for most - the only possible problem is getting into your site as most tow vehicles are out front of campsites and can make the backing in a bit difficult but nothing crazy. Beach is a short walk and easy. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

Oh my, what a lovely campground with easy access over the dune to the beach. We were there shortly after they opened, and there were about 15 other campers. It is a small campground, especially compared to the two behemoths down the road. There are some shade trees. The sites are paved with easy access to the utilities. The price quoted is the off-season "weekly" rate - pay for 6 nights, get the 7th free. The beach here is beautiful. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Check out the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in nearby Rodanthe. The house where the Hollywood movie, Nights in Rodanthe, was filmed is just down the road in Rodanthe.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

In fairness we arrived on the second day of the season, stayed for five days and saw no evidence that the bathrooms had been cleaned...perhaps staff was just getting geared up? The location right on the beach is very nice, great for long walks. I think the place fills up totally in peak vacation season, but in March it's quite empty, as is the whole of the Outer Banks. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cape Hatteras lighthouse is very cool. Beaches are perfect for walking and you can run on the sidewalk safely off the road. Front office is friendly and helpful.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

We had 3 rigs traveling together, and were glad we actually got sites together. The park is much smaller than the two down the road, but we were glad for the shelter of the trees that lined the park when the winds were blowing at 40 MPH one night. Bathrooms were bare bones with no outlets, towels, or hand soap. Sites were nicely spaced, with concrete pads. Other local area campers were very friendly. Lots of fishermen staying here. We would recommend this park. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go see the wild horses at Corolla. They are beautiful.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

This was the first time staying at Ocean Waves Campground and we enjoyed it very much. The sites are cement pads and worked well for our 32' 5th Wheel. As you would expect the sites are close together, but there was ample room to park the truck in front of the 5th Wheel without any crazy maneuvering. We had full hookup and everything worked well. The bathrooms must have been cleaned numerous times a day because with the beach and sand near by you would think they would get nasty, but they were clean every time I visited. The beach is just a sand dune hop away. The beach is large and the ocean is beautiful - what a dream! We enjoyed a beach fire a couple times during our stay - loved it (you can get the free permit at the campground office). The camp office / store has a small/good selection of last minute things. They also have a selection of rental movies- although we never got one. We wanted to stay an extra 4 nights and we found that the staff was very helpful with this. In the end we only got 2 nights due to a full campground. We look forward to returning!! We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
32 - I think
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Book early!! Stay longer!! It's the ocean - duh!! :)

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

The sites were concrete but some were small for big rigs. The staff needed a little more positive attitude. All sites are back in. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See the wild horses and the Wright Brother's Memorial.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice RV park, which is very family-friendly! Back-in spaces only, so big rigs have to work at getting into space. Looked like the only campground on Hatteras Island which had shaded spaces. Pool was very nice! Easy walk across dune to beach. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Boardwalk South is a very nice restaurant, a mile south of RV park. Older restaurant with fresh seafood

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

There is significant bridge construction on the 12 South of the 64. Be prepared for lengthy delays. Off season special buy six nights and get 7th night free. Total was $312 plus 6% tax or $47.25/night avg rate. Due to mechanical issues, we could only stay 5 nights. They were not obligated and did not issue a refund even though we referred a customer who stayed for one month. Reservation process was a bit of drama. We reserved during the winter when the CG is closed. We had to complete a form from their website and snail mail it after January 1st. The website explicitly says if you mail it before January 1st, they will ignore it. Upon arrival, check-in was courteous and efficient. We were given a choice of campsites which was nice. The sites can be tight to get into but it shouldn't take you 30 minutes to maneuver into. A neighbor might need to move a vehicle but everyone is very friendly. All hook-up's worked well. CG wifi was hit or miss. We had good Verizon cell, Sprint Mifi and DirecTV signals. The bath houses each have a very (very, very) bright exterior light. This disrupts star gazing and (in my opinion) it would be awful if one was shining in your window. I suggest they swap these bright lights for low amber-tone lights. The laundry room did not have enough machines for the park so it was awkward doing your laundry with others watching and waiting for you to finish. The office has an extensive DVD ($1/night rental fee) and book library. The beach is easy to access. However, the sand has tons (tons and tons) of broken shells. If you're barefoot, be careful not to cut your feet. There is always wind - sometimes a little and often times a lot. There's a reason the kite surfers love OBX. Ocean Waves is a good value for the location. If I returned to the area, I would certainly consider staying again. Overall, for me personally, OBX was nice to visit but I'm not interested to return. I didn't think it was that special or the beach was that pretty. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Orange Blossom is a MUST - famous for their Apply Ugly but the Cinnamon Roll is to die for. Check their hours before you go. Stop at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to learn about the amazing engineering how it was moved completely intact. It's free to visit but a fee to climb it. Wright Bros Natl Monument is underwhelming but compulsory when in OBX. Take your Natl Park Pass. Try the calamari appetizer at Outer Banks Brewing.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Taking the area into consideration this is the best place to camp. Close to the beach in the upper area and clean and ample restrooms. Nice staff. Sites level and hook ups good. Sites very tight for big rigs and parking the truck was tricky. As long as everyone obeyed the rules and parked off of the already narrow road all was fine. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fish and beach. We got bored after 4 nights.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Cozy little campsite located on the ocean in the Outer Banks. Friendly staff, excellent location, reasonably priced. The downside? My 52' rig (truck + fiver) was crammed into the smallest campsite imaginable. It was nearly impossible to get the rig situated, took over 30 minutes of back and forth jockeying and honestly was a joke. This place would easily be a 10 if the sites were roomier, especially in light of their beautiful beach. Unfortunately, I won't be back because of the tight site. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This was the best value RV park that we encountered in the Outer Banks. However, it is somewhat remote from the key areas of activity. However, we were very pleased with our site and facilities. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Moved to this campground after two nights at Camp Hatteras and due to the cost of Camp Hatteras. Was well worth-while. Price was better and park had some protection from the wind. Back-in sites are a bit difficult but big rigs didn't seemed to have many problems. Good store, cheap laundry and lots of videos to rent. Not as big as the more expensive parks but didn't matter since all have the same access to the beach. Would have stayed longer but needed to head for the mountains. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
64
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The concrete pads are just big enough for the unit and you are not allowed to put a rug on the grass.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park, helpful staff, clean facilities, spacious sites. There are rules that are posted by the staff that may seem lengthy, but this is why this is a very nice park at a very reasonable rate for peak season. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Buy your beer, groceries and gas before you leave the mainland. Campground has ice and necessities at the office store. There is a dollar general just south of the campground. Watermans bar and grill also a "must try."

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are close together but adequate. The campground is smaller than the others in the area, and very friendly. We rode our bikes through the other two parks close by and liked Ocean Waves the best of the three, and it was the least expensive. The beach is beautiful! Cable is extra and the free wifi is so slow that it's almost unusable. We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We camped at Ocean Waves campground June 2016. It's a small locally owned campground. Most of their campers are return customers. Very quiet , sites are a little close but workable. Camp site is well worth the money. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing campground, this is it. They do have a lot of rules, but there is a reason. They take great pride in the campground and it shows. We did not use the showers or restrooms but I did check them out, they were very clean. I would urge anyone camping on Hatteras Island to give them a try. Its not a resort, but a outstanding campground. And the beach is an easy walk over a dune and the Atlantic Ocean awaits. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing campground, look no further than Ocean Waves . We camped at Ocean Waves Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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