8.7 Excellent
     
Port Aransas, Texas

Gulf Waters RV Resort

Port Aransas, Texas



Port Aransas, Texas
Phone: (361) 749-4978

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $57 10/2015

Latitude: 27.7609785996657
Longitude: -97.1170806884766

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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 no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • 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 no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
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 yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • 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) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • 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 no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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cb1000rider

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $57.00
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Definitely one of the higher end resorts that we've stayed at. Almost all of the rigs were fairly high end with very few units under 30'. The place was very very clean, well maintained. It was quiet at night. Spaces appear to be privately owned ($75k-125k) and I believe are rented when not occupied, so some of them have great outdoor setups.

This park is separated from the beach by dunes, like most of the property on Port A. They have a bridge that you can access and is wide enough for a golf cart.

A few notes:
1) You're going to be out of luck if you arrive after dusk. They will not allow you to park and may not have room in overflow parking. I don't think they make exceptions.
2) If you have anything other than a newer solid-side RV, motorhome, or 5th wheel, you might want to confirm before you pull in.
3) You can rent golf carts, but they only allow rentals from a single vendor. Rates are >$100/day.

Beach was excellent. We missed the Red Tide. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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texasgal54

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $57.00
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Wonderful RV beach resort-style park. Clean, spacious owned/deeded lots, many for rent by full timers. Size/rig condition restrictions strictly enforced (no tents, pop-ups, no older than 10 yrs, and must be at least 26 ft). Great front office staff, immaculate landscaping and upkeep. We rented spot 729 for a weekend and now back to stay a month. Long, level paved sites, all FHU (20/30/50 A), pedestals mid-coach or towards the rear, plus 30+ channels CATV w/ clear reception. Excellent wi-fi with repeaters every 2-3 sites. Pristine heated pool, small game room/meeting area and laundry. Beach buggies available for rent. Nice Boardwalk to beach at rear of park, wide enough for carts. My assessment: we've stayed up the road...hands down Gulf Waters is the BEST RV park on Mustang Island or anywhere in Port Aransas. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Beach & Station Street Grill Port A.

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Shadowberr

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $57.00
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We used to stay at Pioneer RV Park just down the road but they are too busy and noisy. Gulf Waters is a bit more expensive but much nicer and quieter. All spaces are nicely decorated and manicured. The only problem I've had is a few spaces have decorative stones or posts right beside the road that my long-bed truck has hit while backing in. We greatly enjoy this park and return twice a year in Spring and Fall. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Take the ferry to Aransas Pass then drive to Rockport for the small arts & crafts shops on the main street. Also, tour the Fulton Mansion in Fulton, just up the road from Rockport.

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jc2

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $63.00
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Spent 5 nights there and was overall impressed with the facilities. Check in folks were very helpful as was the person who escorted us to our site. Beach was a close walk from our site and very nice with warm waters and soothing waves. Utilities were very good and the Wi-Fi was one of the best I've seen. Will definitely be back. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The island of Port Aransas has many restaurants and sites to see. Access to the island is either from the ne end via the free ferry boat or the sw end from Corpus Christie via a bridge.

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cgaskins

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $57.00
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This was our first stay at Gulf Waters. It is an absolutely beautiful place and one of the nicest RV Parks we have stayed at - definitely in the top 10%. The sites are very private and spacious. The roads and pads are concrete and level. The roads are not tight but they are not wide either - just swing wide around the turns. The WiFi was slow and unusable. (I don't understand why nice RV Parks put in such crappy WiFi.) All in all a great place to stay and much nicer than any other place on Mustang Island. Do not hesitate to stay here. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Beach, beach beach....

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Sus919

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $60.00
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Left two days early due to horrible mosquitoes and 82% humidity. The beaches were trashy. Nice RV park, concrete pads and nice landscaping. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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RobT

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $57.00
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Overall, great sites with plenty of room, descent shade, concrete, level etc. The worst site in this park is better than any other site at any other park in the area. Ours had decent shade and a outside bar with sink and plenty of outlets. We have visited Port A several times. This was our first stay here and we will definitely return in the future. Staff was very friendly, check-in was quick and easy, and then we were escorted to our site. Backing in was fairly easy with our 35' TT. We enjoyed the quiet evenings, and the resort has a very effective mosquito control program that made sitting outside in the evenings very nice. We stayed in the area a month ago (different place) and the mosquitoes were brutal all day. The pool is OK, in need of minor repairs and freshening up, relatively small for this size park. The 1-hr "adult swim"(5p-6p) is what it is. We have kids, so we were not a fan of the times. Overall layout of the park is OK. One location to get rid of your trash, all the way in the front of the park. The pool is also at the front. So much potential for this resort if they added another pool, (or improved the one they have), and added a few alternate dumpsters locations to get rid of trash, or picked up your trash at the site. Walk to the beach was less than .25 mile from the 500s section. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Check with restaurants for hours especially if you want to go out on a non-weekend. We ate at the Seafood & Spaghetti Works. Great variety. For a family of 5 we just had pizza, and were happy with the price ($35). We could have easily spent $150+.

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LvR

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $63.00
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The park is nicely situated on the Gulf Coast with a walkway onto the beach. Site had plenty of room as it was built specifically for large motorhomes. We stayed on site 750, located on a lake and close to the beach. Facilities worked well although water pressure was a bit low but no problem. They had water restrictions while we were there but allowed motorhome and care washing one day a week. We stayed two weeks and staff were friendly and helpful. There was house construction occurring at the end of the park which made some construction noise during the day but not terrible. We would stay here again. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If coming from the east, one can get to Port Aransas by using the ferry at Aransas Pass. The car must be disconnected, ferry is free. This area is wintering area for Whooping Cranes and saw a large group while we were there.

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TexL23

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $52.00
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Price reflects weekly rate. We totally agree with previous reviews. This is a great and clean park with plenty of space. All sites are beautiful with many facing a pond for a view. The sites closer to the road are obviously a little more noisy but not intolerable. Sites can accommodate any size RV. There is a swimming pool but few other activities. The landscaping around the sites is one of the best we have found in MOST RV parks. We will stay here again when in the area. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If coming from the east definitely go through Aransas Pass and take the free ferry. The ferry can accommodate any size RV and we did NOT have to disconnect our tow vehicle. It is a shorter distance and you will not have to go through Corpus Christi.

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John and Mary

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $950.00
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Gulf Waters is a lovely RV park. Clean, nice sized sites with palm trees and nice landscaping. Lots of the sites are on ponds. The boardwalk to the beach is new and well maintained. The beach is beautiful. From looking around this is the nicest spot on the island and worth the money. The rate quoted is for a month. Most of the spots have patio tables. The WiFi was excellent as well as the cell coverage. The staff was friendly and helpful. They are in the process of building a rec hall and bathrooms with showers. This park has mostly retirees. Very safe and well lit. We will definitely go back. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Driving to a discount grocery store like HEB is a hike...20 plus miles but the IGA in Port Aransas has most of what you need. No worries about taking the ferry from Port Aransas to Aransas Pass as it accommodates all rigs and is free. It can be very busy during spring break though. Lots of really good places to eat in both Port Aransas and Corpus Christi.

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DIXIEDUALLY2013

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $32.00
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Stayed here for two months and thoroughly enjoyed the park and the people. The location on Mustang Island was excellent. The negatives included poor WiFi service (had to actually buy a booster component), no trash pick up, and no clubhouse/fitness room on site. For an owner-type park, these services are normally provided. The positives included: very nice lots, landscaping and wide sites with excellent proximity to the beach. The weather in the winter is windy, rainy and you will find it difficult to keep your rig clean. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The local IGA in Port Aransas is okay, but all major shopping is done off the island in Corpus Christi (~25 miles away). The local community playhouse theatre in PA is usually very good. Lots of restaurants in PA. The library in PA was a hidden treasure and the folks very accommodating.

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tpierce59

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $50.00
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This is a beautiful resort and after looking around, it just may be the nicest on the island. Wifi is among the best we've ever seen while traveling. The new boardwalk over the dunes to the beach is great. Roads are wide and the sites are superb. I expect this place will be perfectly fine for most people. We had two issues that drove our rating and both result from management/owners business policies. First, we made reservations back in April of this year. At some point the website was updated with a new price effective October 1st. I expected to receive the price listed when we made the reservation but we were charged the prevailing price. Second, my wife has a medical condition that makes restroom access with very short notice an important feature. Based on an earlier review, we understood that there are only two bathrooms on the property. What we didn’t know is that they are located inside the welcome center which is locked from 10 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. We were told that the building gets locked due to vandalism at some point in the past. The welcome center has a cipher lock so I requested access for my wife as it seemed a reasonable approach to the problem. We were quoted the owners policy of locking the building and that was the way it was left. It did not appear that any effort was made to find a solution. We would not stay here in the future. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Sondkr

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $54.00
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We were not told when we called in the reservation there is a separate charge for electricity. We may have not chosen to stay because of it & I feel it's part of the overall rate and it's dishonest to not state all charges. When we checked in we weren't given any procedure about the meter either. Didn't receive a notice about the bill and amount til after we had left. And the rate is very high, at least 3 times what they pay a utility. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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mikel

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $50.00
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Not much to fault about the is resort. Immaculate surroundings in the park. Lots are over sized, nice grass around sites and all roads and sites are paved. If you do have an older RV 10+ years you probably won't be able to stay here. Most of the lots are privately owned and rented out by Gulf Waters. Lots of vegetation between the lots to give a sense of privacy. The upgraded boardwalk to the beach was needed and is nice. Large enough to to accommodate some of the largest golf carts.Management is friendly as well. Now onto some of the cons, the reason this place doesn't get five stars: 1. The pool is really small and at the front of the resort, the hot tub is tiny as well. Really needs to be another pool on the other side of the resort in my opinion. This one gets crowded. 2. There are only two restrooms, by the pool...that's not a biggie but there are only two showers as well, enclosed with the restrooms. So if you're at the pool and gotta..."go" and the showers are being used, there's an issue. If there is another restroom it is not available or mentioned. 3. Now this is big one, (reason it doesn't get 10). When we go to the beach we rent a cart, there are four of us. Gulf Waters makes you use this specific company, or I'd type this on their review, and they have some problems. We went through three carts before we got one that started consistently. The one we finally got, the hill brake did not work. The carts die and need to be choked to be started, then the owner tells us we are, "flooding" the carts. C'mon pal I know what I'm doing. We stopped at a red light and it wouldn't start in traffic. We encountered an elderly couple walking in from the beach, they were furious. She saw the emblem on our cart and started ranting. She told us how she was stranded miles down the beach, and called the "After Hours" phone number on the cart because it wouldn't start...the story was really long and we listened, she was really stressed and needed to get this off her chest. Then she used the same terminology the owner of the cart rentals used, "You're flooding it". Be warned of this place, the cart might work, but it might also leave you stranded with no help. Our cart was a four seater, rented for four days...$632.00 for those four days. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pepsi13

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

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $50.00
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Loved this park! The front desk was extremely helpful. The park is beautiful and well maintained, the maintenance personnel were very helpful and courteous. The only "complaint", if we had one, was that the boardwalk to the beach was closed for renovation. That's it. The pool was nice, and the hot tub was splendid. We are already planning our next trip to this park. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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