8.8 Excellent
     
Port Aransas, Texas

Gulf Waters RV Resort

Port Aransas, Texas



5601 State Highway 361
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
Phone: (361) 749-4978

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $53 12/2016

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Latitude: 27.760978599666
Longitude: -97.117080688477
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 yes
  • 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

Review Details

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

We've stayed at Gulf Waters several times now and aesthetically the park keeps getting better. Every site has plenty of room with large pads and patios. Each one is unique in its landscaping and the majority are now reaching a lush state of growth. There is a new boardwalk to the beach that will now accommodate golf carts and a new activity center where several happy hour and potluck functions a week were held. All utilities functioned well including cable TV. WiFI infrastructure is a bit dated and prone to spotty performance but is slowly being upgraded. Cell and hotspot coverage was very good. We enjoy this park, the staff and the friendly residents a lot and we'll come back again. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
458
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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park and location, we really enjoyed our stay here. Our first time to the Port Aransas area, we came for Thanksgiving week with our three kids to enjoy the sun and sand. The park is beautiful, well maintained with gorgeous landscaping. Bathrooms were possibly the nicest we've ever had camping. Did not use the pool, but it is heated and hot tub available as well. They do offer two times/day for adults only in the pool.

Location is on a less busy stretch of beach. We rented a buggy from Port A Beach Buggies, that's the only way to go! So fun driving on the beach and in town. They were great to work with. We were in town when our buggy started to have trouble. We called and they brought another right away to our location. About a 20 minute drive down the beach to town.

No open fires at Gulf Waters but you can have a fire on the beach, which we'd highly recommend.

We saw the other campgrounds we were considering during our stay and so glad we chose Gulf Waters, by far the nicest. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
315
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We visited the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, great way to spend a day exploring and learning about military history and life on an aircraft carrier.

Our favorite meal in town was probably dinner at Moby Dick's. They have several boils available, my husband got the snow crab boil, it was a very generous portion and quite good.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved our stay at Gulf Waters. We had a very nice time, we spent time on the beach, going into town and dining out and spending time in the many souvenir stores. We spent time driving around this small town and fell in love with the town and its people. Gulf waters is a class act and we will return and hope to spend more time. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
754
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

You can drive your vehicle on the beach and you do not need a permit to park at the section in front of Gulf Water Rv. Great Mexican food at La Playa. Looks like lots of places to fish.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

First off, depending on the type of park you like this Gulf Waters may or may not be for you. If you're more of a "camping on the beach" type, definitely not. If you're into loud parties, sloppy messes, as many people as possible, definitely not. Gulf Waters offers large sites lots of grass, palm trees all kinds of vegetation separating sites throughout the park. The park is manicured really well. You will not see old broken down RVs here. There's probably a restriction on RVs based on condition. We were in site 758, it's an end site by one of the ponds, closest to the beach, quite a bit of space. We talked with management about he $10.00 visitor fee, as my in-laws came over to eat one night. The fee was waived. We paid the golf cart fee, only $2.50, no big deal. Management is friendly, however there are lots of rules, basically the same as other parks, but they enforce them, unlike lots of other parks. I think a lot of people get used to parks with long listed rules that are rarely enforced, then get a bad vibe when they come here and are expected to follow the rules. If you don't like keeping your site clean, your pet under control, your golf cart safe, etc.,...don't come here, it will cost you. Thank you Gulf Waters for providing a safe fun environment. Boardwalk goes right to the beach at marker 55. It is quite large enough for big golf carts. Wifi is somewhat weak, probably depends on where you are in the park. This is out "Go To" park in Port-A. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
758
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass, Pavers
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

They do provide wifi with your site. However it's not the greatest. Even though wifi shows full connection on your device "no internet connection" pops up when trying do do things like checking email and social media. Occasionally it would connect. But we all had a good enough phone signal so everything worked out.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

The concrete pads are level. The landscaping seems well maintained and is pretty. Not much grass for our four-legged family members. Nickel and dimed at every turn. Have family members who live in Corpus who are coming to the park for the day for lunch and fun at the beach. Charged $10 per person for visitors. For what? Rented a golf cart for the weekend (expensive) and was charged $2.50 per day by the park for having a golf cart. For what? If you use a tow dolly, they charge you extra for parking your dolly.

All guests must wear blue armbands for identification. Seems like the RV site owners are exempt from this rule.

Not many nice RV parks in the Corpus area, but I think I'll keep looking. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
614
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here several times in the last year. The WIFI almost always works, and when it does it is a high speed connection. The park has very great landscaping with lots of trees and some big ponds to diversify the landscape. We've looked at other parks in the area and this park is by far the nicest. Wristbands have only been required on holiday weekends like Labor Day and Spring Break when they want to prevent trespassers from using the facilities. The pool is very nice in comparison to other parks. Yes, they enforce their rules because you are in a classy place with families and residents who have million dollar motorhomes. The park is located on a less busy part of the beach, so aside from holiday weekends the beach area is fabulous. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and they always call ahead the day of arrival to plan for your arrival and set up. They really are top notch. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We get groceries at the nearby HEB. It is a little further than the Port Aransas grocery store but more reasonable and one of the best stocked HEBs I've been to. Worth the 15 minute drive for the fresh guacamole alone!

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed Gulf Waters. The park is pretty, clean, and friendly, and we really liked being a short walk from the beach.
Both the staff and the owners are friendly. They encouraged us to attend social events -- happy hour, fishing trips, golf, etc. The showers and pool are clean and comfortably heated. Most sites have a separate parking pad for a towed/tow. The landscaping is very appealing, yet out of the way. The park is very quiet after dark. Park Wifi was fast and reliable. Several RVers rent/own golf carts and you do see them on the beach. However it's just a short walk over the boardwalk. Port Aransas is about five minutes to the north, and has several good small restaurants and bars, groceries, souvenirs, and a free ferry to Aransas Pass. Corpus Christi is about 25 minutes away. We camped at Gulf Waters RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
745
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
729
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Beach & Station Street Grill Port A.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
745
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
450
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
745
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Beach, beach beach....

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
510
Site Surface
Concrete, Pavers
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
750
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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