Nice, big concrete pads. Campground was well kept. Playground was in need of repair/upgrade. We did not use the pool it looked nice but there was usually a good of 50 somethings gathered there just hanging around. I didn't feel comfortable taking my young grandchildren there. The beach access was great but we couldn't tolerate the mosquitoes on the walk to and from the beach so we drove our truck to the beach via the access road a few blocks away. There were no mosquitoes at the beach, only at the campground. In fact, we couldn't get from our RV to our truck (parked on the same pad) without getting several mosquito bites. There was a picnic table but no fire pit or BBQ grill. Upon check in I was told we could purchase discount tickets to local attractions but when I went back the next day to do so, I was told they didn't sell tickets. The campground was very quiet. Hardly anyone outside. We contribute this to the bug problem. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.
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The beach is wonderful! USS Lexington is a must see. The ferry to Aransas was helpful, interesting, and free!
This is a very clean and well organized resort. A few of the highlights are the boardwalk to the beach, the two pools and a large hall. The premium pull through sites were tight. We were quite close to our neighbors. Their sewer hose is in your "yard". The wifi worked well too. Another nice point is the location. Its just a couple of miles outside of Port Aransas. You are close enough to run into town to eat or shop but far enough out to not have to worry about the heavy traffic. The only real concern for me was the mosquito's! They were horrendous. It made being outside very difficult, especially the walk from the beach. On the beach it was fine, no bugs but coming and going to the boardwalk was ugly. There has been quite a lot of rain this year and the city did spray for bugs while we were there. Overall this is a great family resort. They have many activities in the hall too. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.
If you want a clean pleasant campground with level sites, good wi-fi and cable, easy walkway to the beach, good showers and restrooms and easy access to midtown Port Aransas, and don't mind paying $59 per night, this is the place for you. We've stayed here for the past several years and enjoyed it, however the higher rates lately seem a bit too much. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.
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Best place for drinks is Back Porch Bar close to Woody's. Best value is the fresh shrimp from the Polly Anna at 9am in the park by the ferry.
This was our second visit in two years. The park is clean, well run, with friendly staff and many snowbirds. Close proximity to attractions make this an ideal place to stay. This visit there were a tremendous number of ravenous mosquitoes that made any outside pursuits impossible unless the sun was out and there was a breeze. not the campground's fault-heavy rains all over Texas created this issue everywhere. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.
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Beach and Station Street Grill--not much to look at outside or in but the food was excellent.
We have stayed here several times. Sites are tight, no shade, but level and concrete. The premium sites offer the best location with close proximity to both the pool and the walk way to the beach. A lot of activity in the evenings, golf carts, and social gatherings of the "regulars." During our stay the mosquitoes were brutal, all day long. We got some relief while in the pool and of course on the beach. Staff is friendly and very helpful as we had to change our arrival dates several times leading up to our trip. Still got a site close to the pool as we requested. Number of pools and locations serve this park well. Trash pickup at your site is a nice bonus. Pay attention to the price and additional fees for more than two people and cable, etc., as they add up quickly. We will return. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $20.00
This is our fourth winter at Pioneer (we've been here for 5 months) and the park continues to be very well run. It's exceptionally clean and neat. Workers are constantly picking up trash, mowing, edging, etc. During the winter there are plenty of activities if one is looking for that sort of thing. During Spring Break there is good security so you never really notice the hordes of college students. We have a site that faces a huge birding pond and we enjoy watching the birds while we have our morning coffee. Yes, it's one of the more expensive parks in the Corpus Christi area but we like what we get for the money. We've already made our reservations for next winter. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.
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The Corpus Christi shopping area is ~20 miles away; a quick trip down TX361 to the causeway.
This was a return visit for us and was over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Considering that this is probably the busiest week of the year for them, things went smoothly. There were no empty sites. No issues with utilities, did not buy cable for $2.50 extra per day and found that over the air channels worked just fine for us. Workers did their best to control the environment for the good of everyone. We did find that the rules did not seem to be applied fairly and equally amongst all the guests however. Rules not enforced for some that had rented spaces for the summer apparently. Fortunately for us, we were a number of sites away from them so it did not affect us directly. Otherwise, I would have had to speak up. The biggest bummer was the amount of seaweed on the beach. I've never seen it so thick in all the years we've been down there. That and trying to find a spot due to the amount of people on the beach, but that is no fault of the park. All in all it was a good visit and will return, just not on a holiday weekend. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $43.00
Stayed two nights in the 400 numbered section. Sites are narrow and about 70 feet. Hook ups are placed decently in the site and all work correctly. Park is second largest of the established parks in the coastal towns of Port A., Aransas Pass and Rockport. Has its own boardwalk to the beach and big rec hall where they have the activities. It worked for two nights while we came back to area to have work done on the rig but for long term we prefer smaller parks. Price paid was GS discount plus $2.50 per day for cable. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
This was our third winter at this park and it gets better each year. Rate cited is based on a monthly rate. During the winter it is a typical snowbird park with lots of activities, but no pressure to join in if you don't wish to. We stay in the pull through 400's sites in one that faces the birding pond. All roads and sites are concrete and our site was plenty long enough for our 40' MH and our CR-V. The sites aren't overly wide, but that's typical in resort areas. Some of the less expensive sites closer to the highway are smaller. We think the staff are great; there are lots of workampers constantly going around cleaning and maintaining the place. The office staff are business-like but friendly. The park starts to transition to a family park around spring break and remains busy with the vacation crowd through Labor Day. There is more hustle and bustle that time of year and we prefer the way it is in the winter. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $20.00
This is a very clean and well laid out park. I stayed for the month on Janurary. The staff is very helpful, with assisting me to park in my site, to taking care of anything I asked of them. There is a nice boardwalk down to the beach. The park has a lot of activities and offer breakfast, for a fee, on the week-ends. The water pressure is good, the electric feed is excellent and all the ammenities of the park are great. There is a golf course right across the street from the entrance to the park. The park is located near most attractions around Corpus Christy and the gulf area. I would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Rate reflects a special offer that allowed me to get 3 nights for the price of 2 for a premium back-in space. I ended up here when Mustang Island SP wall full for part of my stay. I was not disappointed at all. All the roads and pads are concrete. My site also had a nice concrete patio. Hook-ups were well-placed, the WiFi worked great and the restrooms were spotless. There is a nice boardwalk to the beach, as well as other amenities. The entire park exudes a very friendly atmosphere. As I frequent the Port Aransas area, this park may be my new "go-to" location We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.
Stayed for 4 nights and it wasn't enough. Nice amenities, utilities worked well, level, decent room between sites, all concrete pads and roads, easy in and out. Main reason we came here this time was because of the wide boardwalk across the dunes for golf carts and foot traffic. Access to beach was SO easy! We were there at the beginning of the summer and did not have any issues with after hours noise. Park was clean and well cared for. Enjoyed our stay and will return soon~ We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.
This park is located right on Texas 361 and Gulfwind Drive. The resort has a private boardwalk for foot and golf cart access to the Gulf of Mexico. The center of the resort is a group of ponds that are great for bird watchers. The hook-ups are well maintained, and the sites have recently been widened. The premium sites have picnic tables and fixed steps to set against your RV. The bathhouse is cleaned daily, trash collection runs each morning, and a fish cleaning station is in good shape. The staff is friendly and during operating hours you are taken to your spot and guided in. They have extensive rules, but it is clear they are not strongly enforced but as needed for unruly and rude guests. They have a park watch program, hosts and work campers that keep this place well maintained, clean, and friendly. The location is only a few minutes from Mustang Island State Park and Port Aransas, the opposite direction. Twenty minutes south on 361 takes you to Padre Island National Seashore. The rate above reflects the premium back-in with the discount. Off season they do not charge for extra guests over two. Cable and golf cart registration is extra. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.
This is written as a mixed review of sorts. We booked a premium pull-through site as a weekly rate. The park itself is OK. The sites were close together on our row. It was OK until the holiday group came and it was very busy as I expected. It seem as if a lot of Texans leave their fifth wheels on the property with their golf carts and return on weekends. There was a lot of noise from the gas golf carts, loud music, and a lot of empty cans. We would have preferred a quieter time and never saw anyone around to patrol. The park is close to the beach which was also packed as expected. Be careful with a dog as a week later we are still finding stickers in his coat. There is a beautiful park called Charles Pasture with a boardwalk and trail to see birds etc. I do not think I would stay here as we prefer a quieter experience. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $28.00
Rally rate was $28.00. The park very clean, grass cut and all staff very friendly. There are many winter Texans parked here. Nice pool facilities, huge rally hall and boardwalk over dunes to beach, which was wonderful. Easy drive into town for shopping (1 grocery) and selections of restaurants and across ferry to Aransas Pass. Ferries will carry rv's with tow cars and will ask for weight of rv. I suggest not trying to use ferry in peak traffic. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.