9 Parks near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Jun 2015 - $69.00
Location can't be beat. Steps away from the beach and a great pier to enjoy in the evenings. We were packed in there but everyone around us was friendly. Cable, Wi-Fi (not free) and hookups were good. - buckingthenorm
Jun 2015 - $50.00
Very crowded park; especially, if you are next to a site that has a long 5th Wheel and 2 pick up trucks. People smoke everywhere. On the beach, in their campsite, in and around their pool. Just be ready to make adjustments if you are not a fan of cigarette smoke.
The campground itself is OK. Not sure if it was the wind or the mass amount of people but there was trash (plastic bottles, wrappers..etc) everywhere. - ETCTA
Sep 2014 - $45.00
This campground is extremely crowded and all the sites are very close together! That said, if you want to camp very close to the ocean, then this is your place. We did enjoy our stay because of our location and had fun visiting the pier each night. The staff were super nice and friendly and we really did feel like a welcomed guest. But if you are looking for a little space and less people, this probably isn't the place to stay. - Roadschool
Nov 2014 - $10.00
This is a gated membership/Coast to Coast resort but is also open to the public and honors Good Sam & Passport America. it is very neat and clean, w/paved roads, concrete pads & patios, 50 amp & free basic cable. The permanent structures and "park homes" are very well kept and neat. Several sites are undergoing lengthening & widening to accomodate today's larger rigs. The resort has mini golf, playground, basketball court, horseshoes and a large clean pool w/patio & lounge chairs. The clubhouse hosts numerous activities all year round. - rracer5
Aug 2014 - $16.00
Stayed several times before. Good location in Myrtle Beach especially when kids/grandkids are staying in the area. Good paved roads. Easy turning through park. Only negative is that trash dumpsters are in pretty inconvenient spots. Power this stay was OK. Can walk to restaurants from campground. - MissingLinc
Jun 2014 - $60.00
This is a good alternative to the real hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach. North Myrtle is a bit less hectic. The barefoot landing next door has so much stuff from ice cream shops to restaurants to clothing. Plenty to keep kids entertained. While the park is on the inner coastal, you can;t really see anything except the ditch of water out the back. Great pool and some social gatherings which were fun. It is a large park with lots of seasonal trailers and park models which come for long weekends etc. Plenty of room for us short term passers-by though. The price isn't cheap; I got a little Passport America discount but the area is expensive. - FrancisandRenee
May 2015 - $35.00
We were here over Memorial Day, lots of group parties across the street from our site. Interior roads are dirt and some gravel. We had a pull-through site, with grass around the site. This park was OK but we will try another park next trip. - 4jim
May 2015 - $40.00
Very friendly staff, clean facilities, trash pick up from your site, lots of things for kids to do- paddle boats, canoe, arcade, fish, check out games and books. - DDD1
Dec 2014 - $50.00
Roads are dirt and lots are close together. On concrete pads that are level. Was OK, only thing that was real negative was the 12 midnight curfew. - J Brown
Jul 2015 - $63.00
Check-in was easy but not at all personal. We were told no personal golf carts but they can be rented. We went to our campsite and it was too tight to get in. With help from other campers we got in and got set up. Golf carts everywhere. The rules are you must be over 16 to drive carts. There were kids driving carts all over. They would not stop at signs and lower speeds were not a option for them. There was no parking for anything other than golf carts. We did not rent a cart due to price; this would have doubled the price of the stay. The beach was nice. The pool and slides were so full as you could barely move. The pool and slides are not large enough for the crowds it draws. And did I mention no parking for anything but golf carts? After dark they have concerts that we did not go to. The crowds were out the door. After everything closes the kids ride around the park on golf carts till 1:30-2:00 in the AM with radios blasting right outside. Don't get me wrong I have 2 kids that were with me on this trip but after 3 days they were ready to come home. We stayed 9. When complained about the carts and music; what we got was SORRY. The bad thing about the whole thing they don't seem to care enough about the park to enforce their own rules. The part of the park they call villas look to be in need of repair and some looked to be empty and run down. I will not be back! My kids 9 and 12 said the mountains are calling! - Chris T
Jun 2015 - $80.00
Booked here because we wanted a quiet family vacation and the other campgrounds In the area were know to be wild on holidays. What a mistake, along the shore line every night is a cruise night with large trucks and golf carts cruising with people hanging off the back screaming. The golf carts are racing up and down the roads turning around in campsites with young teens driving. No security in site. But if I open a beer at my site they will be all over me! Seriously who runs this place? - Vhljaljr
Jun 2015 - $88.00
Very large campground, mainly for families with kids, IMO. Plenty of activities for these, plus the beach. Sites are laid out nicely with adequate room for this type of place. Security patrols were often and a very safe-type feeling here. Utilities all worked good. One must be careful when walking, as there are so many golf carts on the streets and kids on bikes, but this is a family campground and does well in its mission. Highly recommended to those type of travelers or weekenders. We are an older couple, enjoyed it, but probably will not return unless we have our grandchildren with us. Our site was within view of the waves across the dune and was nice. - jlc
Jul 2015 - $70.00
The BIGGEST thing that got this park a satisfactory rating. (THEY CHARGE $5.00 PER PET) ARE YOU KIDDING!!!!!!!!! DO YOU THINK YOU ARE A HOTEL???? This park is nice. But not to the extent that we have to pay to have our dog stay with us. WHY DO YOU THINK WE HAVE AN RV, TO TRAVEL WITH OUR PESTS!!!!!!!!!!! I did not know that when we checked in. We still would have stayed. We were meeting my brother and Sister-in-law for a week of vacation. But next year it will be somewhere else, NOT KOA. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Jun 2015 - $65.00
A nice park, but not a great fit for us. If you have young children and want to be close to the beach, then it may be good for you. The positives: very well staffed and all we encountered were cordial, polite, and customer oriented. The park was generally clean and facilities were in good repair. All utilities, Wi-Fi, cable worked well. It is close to shopping and restaurants of all kinds. It is also about five blocks from the beach and the staff runs shuttles back and forth. The KOA store is well stocked with more RV items than is typical. Nice pool and a "big bouncer" (very popular with young children). The negatives: there is city and road noise (not unexpected given the proximity to the beach). The park stores RVs, many of which are dispersed throughout the park, detracting from the appearance and ambiance of the park. Most sites are fairly close, with little room for additional vehicles. Seasonal/permanent residents next to the premium sites were disappointing. Overall, a decent park, but I think we can find something better suited for us. - LeslieGary
Feb 2015 - $46.00
We looked at some other places on the beach and they were parking lots. This KOA is a beautiful campground and it's only a few blocks from the beach. The staff is super friendly and helpful. You are close to lots of things like Broadway and Market common, etc. However being that close to everything and it's still very quiet. It's a small oasis and you start to forget you are in a commercialized beach strip. If we head back to Myrtle Beach we will definitely book here. - Way2Roll
Jul 2015 - $40.00
This state park is one of the best I go to. The long curving entrance is wonderful! The fee station is painted and the employees there have always been top notch. The other employees and volunteers are top notch too. Our site was well groomed and ready when we got there. Security rates well here too. I noticed a hint of security with out it being overwhelming. Their facilities are all in good working order. The main bathhouse we used was cleaned twice a day. And, all showers sinks and toilets were in good repair. The site (114) we had was level and very large. The picnic table was in good repair and there were plenty of shade trees. The laundry room was large and the camp store offered almost every item you might need. The beach was just a short walk or there were plenty of parking spaces to drive your vehicle to. There were hiking trails, a nature center, and an activity center. The only items lacking were a basketball goal, tennis courts, and an arcade. This campground has a ocean pier. This pier is great for fishing. Their nature programs are great for children. Pets are very welcome here at this campground. WIFI is available at this campground. This campground is very family friendly. They have signs announcing no alcoholic drinks allowed. Lastly, the main roads into and out of were in good shape. - mudhound
Jun 2015 - $40.00
Nice campground with close proximity to the beach from all campsites. A bit crowded and lots of traffic during the day. Well shaded at nearly all sites and more privacy and spacious I back loop 6. We stayed in loop 1 which was close to the bathhouse and store but was rather crowded and quite a few tents.
Would stay here again because having the beach close by with easy access was quite nice. Being very close to the airport and in their take off pattern made it a bit noisy during the daytime hours. - Candy and Larry
Apr 2015 - $40.00
This campground is very good for it's location, but not so much for a good "camping experience". The good - proximity to the beach and attractions in the area, a good fishing pier, and it's rate as compared to other upper end campgrounds in the area. The laundrymat machines looked new. The bad - the sites are small and crowded. There are a limited number of full hookup sites, and most sites are water and electric only. And yet, there is only ONE dump station for 300 sites! We saw waiting lines each morning around checkout time. Also, the dump station was flooded for a while after a rain. They really need to upgrade the dump station. Bring plenty of electrical extension cable, the utilities are not well spaced in the sites.
I recommend this CG to use as a base camp to visit attractions in the area and not for just camping. - Bama Camper
Jul 2015 - $75.00
We have spent a week here for three years in a row. Since last year, the kiddie pool has been upgraded with a new splash area / water feature which is a nice edition. As always, the bathhouses and showers were meticulously cleaned and nice. The pool stays very busy every afternoon, but you are still able to find an empty lounge chair which is consistently at problem at some of the neighboring campgrounds we tried out. We do miss the shaved ice counter that used to be located below the camp store. The food at the Oasis pool counter is cooked upon order and quite good for grill fare.
Overall, this campground has a very nice, relaxed feel to it. Lots of kiddies on bikes and families walking dogs in the evening. Golf carts are limited to those with seasonal spaces so no pre-teens going crazy all evening and running little ones over. There isn't an abundance of parking (for vehicles or golf carts) so a bike is the best option for getting around.
Our few improvements would be upgrading the website to allow online reservations and giving more of a guarantee as to location- maybe not a certain site, but a general area perhaps. The wifi is basically a joke and unusable except to download a Kindle book, but that is status quo at most campgrounds it seems and par for the course with the others in town. We'd be willing to pay an extra fee for wifi that actually connected with speeds that were usable for downloading. Our MiFi card served its purpose for attending to necessary work matters.
Of the three large campgrounds in the Myrtle Beach area, this one offers the most relaxed atmosphere. - Kelsey Ledare
May 2015 - $76.00
We fell in love with this place so much that we are heading back in November. We were by the lake in spot #125, which was perfect. We had adult and baby ducks visit us daily, and hubby could catch and release fish in the lake whenever he wanted. Verizon phone service was at full strength. Their WiFi was spotty, but texting worked good, and emails would come through overnight when usage was down.
When we arrived we asked the gals at the front desk if there were good places to eat within walking distance. They told us about a fast food place (maybe Bojangles?) by Walmart, but that was about it (we did not have a tow.) they need to be better informed, and tell us about the offerings right there on their own grounds! The arcade area sells all kinds of foods, from fresh ground burgers, pizza, chicken tenders, fries, and all sorts of ice creams and shakes! Fantastic!! They also have Breakfast by the Sea on the grounds, which serve up good, cheap breakfasts, including homemade biscuits (raspberry, chocolate chip, etc) that are so delicious we went back every day for the biscuits, after we found the place!! Needless to say, you don't need a car or to bring a ton of food, as everything you could want is right on campus!
Walking the dogs on the beach after 5:00 each day was wonderful. Hubby and I, and the dogs just loved our evening strolls!
Golf carts are limited to the folks that full-time there, which was nice. No teens flying around on them at all hours. The bath houses are super nice and clean, and easy to get to. The pools are clean and easy to get to no matter where your spot is.
Every spot has its own covered picnic table area (cabana?) Regulars there decorate their cabanas, and some even enclose theirs making them very private. We used ours to hang clothes line for hanging beach towels and bathing suits. Next time we are taking party lights, so our space doesn't look so baron compared to others. LOL
AAA+++ in our book!! - Nekkidfish
May 2015 - $60.00
This is one of the larger campgrounds that we have visited. It was very nice with a lot of different things to do without having to leaving the grounds. We enjoyed the early check-in because it gave us longer being there. Lots of shopping near by. They have an outlet and a mall within 7 miles of the camp ground. Restaurant row is also nearby. We plan to visit the park again in the fall. - Coachgrady
May 2015 - $80.00
Best of the best.. Its a magnificent resort. Spacious, comfortable, great. And why I agree with the memorial day weekend. We liked a lot.We are going to be three days and stayed a week. We will not repeat. Perfectly clean and spacious pool. RV service equally attentive. - gofion
May 2015 - $77.00
This was our first visit and we absolutely loved it! We already booked our stay for next year and the best part we got to ride through the park to pick the perfect site for next year!! Our site this year #3021 was concrete and roomy. One downfall of this particular site was the wind gusts streaming off of the high rise just above us so we couldn't use our awning a lot. I love the recycling areas! We didn't use the bathhouse, but did peak in one and they are super nice! We are beach goers, but did take a peek at the pool and it seemed small. They are building a water park for next year. Oh and Sandy's Pizza ROCKS!! We had an overall fabulous experience and can't wait for next year! - PKNewton
May 2015 - $52.00
Absolutely a great place to stay, site 3172; 120-30 and 50 amp service; water, sewer, and cable hookup at no extra charge. Total daily charge was about 51 or so bucks per night. My site was a concrete pad with picnic table. I didn't use the showers/restrooms, as I'm self contained. FYI, you have to bring your own fire pit, they do not supply them in any shape or form, you bring your own or you do not have a campfire. Grounds are clean, close to the beach, nice pool, etc. Can't say enough about Ocena Lakes. I'm sure I didn't see everything they have to offer as this was primarily a "much needed rest" type of weekend even though I did go to the beach for a few hours and road my bike around. I'm in the process of changing out the old tube TV's to flat screens, took the new TV, new roll of cable but forgot to take the cable connections. The staff was extremely helpful in supplying and fitting the connections to my supplied cable and at no charge for any of it. The only negative is the RV service area, the guy just didn't want to help with cross referencing a gas strut part number for me. Seemed like he would if I had purchased my Class A from him.....I won't return to "service", but will return to the campground. - gsc66
Jul 2015 - $82.00
We have been staying at Pirateland every summer for 7 years. We love it. It is interesting to read the negative reviews about golf carts everywhere. That is how everyone gets around in a resort this large. Golf carts are both to get to where you need to go, and also for "sightseeing" within the campground. For us it is part of the experience. The beachfront lots closest to the beach are noisy and busy, especially at night up until quiet time at 11PM. If you like the loud music, high energy scene in the evening, camp in those areas. If you want more quiet and less hustle and bustle, stay in spots further from the beach, or in the "Inland" wooded area lots. Also avoid spots on any of the main roads (Pirateland Trail and Market St) for less traffic. Just keep in mind the Inland wooded area lots can be a tight fit. We enjoy the lazy river and pool. It's busy in the afternoon. If you want less of a crowd, go when it opens at 10AM. It is true that the rules are not being enforced as much as they should be. Kids driving golf carts is the biggest complaint we have. Quiet hour of 11PM is strictly enforced, however, as it should be. There are also too many little kids wandering around unattended, but that's something parents need to better consider. I would not recommend arriving after 6PM. Around that time, the golf carts start roaming ahead of the nightly golf cart parade on the strip and it makes it extremely difficult to navigate and park your camper. I feel very bad for folks I see arriving late. Again, we love it at Pirateland and plan to continue our yearly summer trips here. We have already booked for next year. - aj3u
Jul 2015 - $72.00
Love this campground. We stayed in the beach front premium pull-through sites. Clean and well maintained. Great, convenient beach access. Great pool area with lazy river. My kids love the day camp. Workers are friendly and camp store has all you need. Great overall experience 2 years in a row. - C-C
Apr 2015 - $48.00
This used to be one of my favorite places to stay at Myrtle Beach but it seems that they are really falling down since my last stay a couple of years ago. I made reservations for a premium pull through site with a concrete pad on 12/27/2014 for five nights on my return trip from snowbirding in GA. When I checked in the young man told me that I had a premium pull through site and I just assumed that it had a pad.
When I got to the assigned site it is a sand lot and if it rains I am going to be sitting in a water hole. There is Zero grass anywhere on the site. I called the front office and after five attempts I finally got someone to answer the phone. The lady said that there were no concrete pads in the row that I was in. I walked up the lane and read off the numbers of the sites with pads. Then she said they were all filled. I informed her of the three sites that were empty. Then she said that they were all filled per the computer system.
I told the lady that I wanted my money back and she said no. I told her that I would stay this time but I would never return to Pirateland again. All she said was "Sorry to hear that." Now to the problems with the "Premium" site. The sewer pipe has a huge split down the side and I had to wrap it with "Duck" tape or sewer water would have spewed out the split when I attempted to dump the tanks.
When I went to connect my 50Amp cord the receptacle was cracked and broken and I had to wiggle it to make a connection. My EMS says that the power is good so I just hope that it holds for my short stay. When I went to hook up the water the handle to the spigot is broken and there is just nubs to turn the water on. I attempted to report it to the staff but I guess it doesn't matter to them. - WVA3185