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Port Aransas, Texas

Pioneer Beach Resort

Port Aransas, Texas


120 Gulfwind Dr
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
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Sites: 361
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 27.787007841905
Longitude: -97.097779512405

Elevation: 10' (approximate)
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 no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash yes
  • $5.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 5.00
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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) no
  • 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) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • 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 ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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127 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Great experience year after year. It *is* pricey, IMO, given the walk required to get to the beach, and the restrictions on golf carts. More or less everyone here has a golf cart. They were flexible with us when we wanted to stay an extra day by allowing us to move our trailer to another spot. Kind of a pain, but I understand they have a booking system.

Restrooms and showers were clean. Sites were a concrete pad and had a picnic table. All in all, a decent place that we have stayed at before, and will again. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The catch is that if you want to rent a cart, you HAVE to do it through a particular dealer. While the service is good from this dealer, it was (at a discounted rate) $135/day (!!) to rent one. If you don't have one, its a 10-15 min walk to the beach across the long boardwalk where you are competing with--you guessed it--golf carts.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

The first night we were given a premium back-in which was very nice, except for the constant parade of golf carts. Site was concrete with good utilities. Nice grass between sites and spacious. We had to move and was given a standard pull-thru for two nights. That was so objectionable. Site was gravel and extremely close to neighbors. Utilities were acceptable, interior road OK but watch out for the golf carts. It was like the L.A. freeways. The bath house was clean and each lockable shower room had a restroom area. Lots of permanent residents, which are easily identifiable. At check-in, I gave my credit and Good Sam card but the rate didn't reflect the discount. Returned to the office to question the missing discount and was told I would have received the discount if I had shown my Good Sam card. After a little discussion, I was given a credit for the discount. A very large CG and needs a map just to find the exit. Would stay here again, but never, never, never in a standard pull thru. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make the long trip to Corpus Christi. Gulf Shore.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

About 70 percent seasonal campers, a lot are snowbirds. Campground started emptying out the end of April. Charged for cable and washing RV. About a 0.5 mile walk from the campsite to the beach. Try to camp on the road that leads to the boardwalk. No rental golf carts allowed, but just about everyone else had one. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
139
Site Surface
Concrete
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Very windy (20 to 30 mph) most of the 8 days we stayed there. Guard your awning especially at night. Golf nearby but expensive ($90). Port Aransas is about 5 miles away. Buy shrimp right off boat at the marina near the town park.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here during Sand fest. From the time we pulled in and we're greeted in the check in area to the time we had to say goodbye, we were amazed. We were escorted to our site by a host. I remember because he gave our puppy a treat. We got set up in out pull thru site which was spacious and spotless. I only went into one of the shower houses and it was very clean for late in the day. There's 2 pools and a spa. I saw there was a large dog run along the entrance to the beach boardwalk. They have a large clubhouse that was being used for a rally. In closing, great staff, exceptionally clean for being full. A definite come back to. Thanks for the dog treats. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
400 section
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Look at site map. It is hard to be close to the pool and boardwalk. If you are going for an extended time consider renting a golf cart

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Pioneer for several days with a rally. We were placed in a premium site. Many attendees were very dissatisfied. Our sites fee was included with our rally fee. Then the park staff comes around and puts stickers on everyone's rig stating that there was an additional $5/night charge over the contracted rate. Rally hall was ok--nothing special. We decided to stay a few days after the rally. When I went to the office the lady said the site was $60 something--I don't remember the amount. I commented that that was a little high. She very rudely said "take it or leave it--it does not matter to me"!!! So, we went back to the rig, hooked up, and left! Our site was spacious with some grass, but many of the sites here are very small and nothing but sand. We will not return to this park, and most of the rally attendees will also never return. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, the biggest attraction for us was the boardwalk access to the beach. Sites were roomy, level with easy access to the services. Lots of activities for those who wish to join in. Disappointed that the pool was not heated & the hot tub was not working for part of the time we were there. Good free wifi. Town is five minutes down the road but unfortunately do to construction you could not ride your bike. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort 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
50 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: 44
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Large older park. Sites were tight but with concrete pads. Roads were narrow to navigate with large rig. We had to pay for electricity although only staying for one week. Price was high for what you get but this looks like one of the nicer parks in Port Aransas. This park is on the beach. Sites are only separated from beach by sand dunes and there is a boardwalk in the park to the beach. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
445
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
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
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Free ferry off island to Aransas Pass.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

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

Rally rate was only for 2 days before rally. Excellent rally room, very friendly helpful staff and clear, well maintained park. I think they allow too much stuff around the full time residences, sites look junky. The sites are very, very tight and the sewer connections are close to neighbors patios. Some sites have gravel between and some have grass. Very well maintained pool and hot tubs. Sewer sites are in different spots at each site, so bring a connection extension. Strong wifi and big cable channel selection. No fire rings or barbecue pits. Park is about 5+ miles west of town, west of Island Moorings Marina. Remember only one grocery store in town, so come prepared. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

This was a really nice RV park, probably one of the best in the area. Very friendly and helpful staff. The residents are also very friendly, many being retired "year round" Texans, as opposed to winter Texans, who I'm sure fill the park during the cold weather up north. Nice recreation hall. They served breakfast & lunch there on weekends during our visit. Nothing fancy, but basic good food. The bathhouse near our loops showed some wear and tear, probably due to the beachfront location and age, but they were clean. We visited during the lull between school starting in Texas and the Labor Day weekend. Apparently after Labor Day, there is even more of a lull until the snowbirds begin arriving. Well stocked store. Close proximity to the nice Mustang Island beach, right over the dunes via a boardwalk. We plan on returning. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
400 loops
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rent a golf cart to reach and ride up and down the beach, even reach "downtown" Port Aransas via the beach. Carts are allowed on the the city streets in a section of the town. Visit to the Texas State Aquarium and the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in Corpus Christi.

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

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

.Agree with other posts. Sites are pretty tight. This is a party park in the summer so it might be a bit boisterous during the pm hours. Most RVers are good folks so they really do not mean any harm. Just having a good time. Super clean, air conditioned pools, rec room, restrooms & showers. A well kept park. Good boat parking and being able to use your golf cart is a bonus in my book. Rates are a bit high but it is right on the beach. The grandkids just love this park. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Many good eateries. Lots to see. It is the beach so bring the sunscreen.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

The park is a bit overpriced, but I guess that is because you can walk across the boardwalk to the beach. The sites were concrete and had plenty of space. The sites had nice picnic tables. There was a large fenced in dog park which our dogs loved. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, large campground with boardwalk access to beach. Sites include paved parking and picnic tables. Staff were customer oriented and very understanding of our delayed arrival and last minute need for an additional day due to recurring motorhome problem. Our dogs enjoyed long walks around the campground and evening walks on the beach. We would definitely stay at this campground again if we get back to coastal TX again. Nice toilet/shower room, rally meeting room, pool, and laundry facilities. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Take the island shuttle bus for a quarter and then you will be ready to explore some more on your own.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 54

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent location near the town of Port Aransas, on the beach with a boardwalk to the beach. Concrete driveways and concrete pads, patio and picnic table, full hookups, pools and hot tubs, rec center, etc. Wi-Fi was too slow to be of any use about half of the time. From the rec center we got much better service. Staff was cordial but not overly friendly. The park is clean and seems to be well maintained. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
497
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this park simply because of the boardwalk access to Port Aransas beach. We walked miles every morning with our dog on a mostly empty beach - beautiful. The sites are a little close together and the pool / hot tub are mostly unused in the winter, but who needs them with the beautiful beach? They have lots of activities which cater to the 55+ crowd and that group was very friendly to us - we enjoyed meeting many people. The only bad thing was the wifi. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The pull-thrus have no grass so our dog had to be walked to the dog park to do his business. Find a site with grass.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed one night. We felt the price was a little high compared to what we had been paying. The park was very well kept. Worse thing was the traffic noise. So close to road. There was an airfield across the street so maybe the noise was coming from planes also. Would not stay there again. We camped at Pioneer Beach Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72 I think
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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