Very nice campground. All paved roads with concrete drive ways and even a concrete patio. It cost a little extra to be right by the dune next to the ocean and they charged me for one of the kids over 12. They are almost adjacent to the Cape Hatteras KOA. We walked over close enough to get a look at the KOA. It looked very nice, gravel roads and such, just not nearly as polished as Camp Hatteras. If you show a KOA discount card, Camp Hatteras will honor it. The reviews I read on this site seemed to indicate the KOA might have a few more kid amenities like slides at their pool and moon jumper. Camp Hatteras has a very nice pool adjacent to the office. There were no trees at either campground. But again, both are right on the ocean. All in all Camp Hatteras is a great oceanfront campground and extremely neat since all the roads are paved and having concrete pads is great. It also is very green with grass everywhere.
We paid $130 per night. Sites are very small. But you're camping on one of the few tropical islands that we can drive to in US. Many parks in the Keys have been closed and condos built in their place. So we better enjoy it while it still exists. I looked it up once for kicks, the water in Key West in January and February is warmer than the water in Ocean City, Maryland in August, gotta love it. We have also stayed at Bluewater Key Resort, which is closer to Key West. Blue Water Key is a little more expensive, but is much nicer, But here's the kicker for us, we have six kids, Sugarloaf Key KOA has a small sand beach and usually (sometimes they are destroyed by storms, so check first) has a floating trampoline and iceberg floating offshore for the kids to swim and play on.
We have six kids, so Frontiertown is right up their alley. All the loops are gravel, only the main drags are paved. The campground is a beautiful setting with tall, mature pines and lots of shade with a huge marsh along two sides of the park along with a boat ramp at the rear, and some sites along bulkheaded canals. They have a shuttle to Ocean City Boardwalk that drops you two blocks from boardwalk. This is definitely the best way to get to the boardwalk. We drove our motor coach over to the National Park on Assateague Island for a nice beach day. It's just a couple of miles from the campground. The parking lot at Assateague was large enough and empty enough to park adjacent to the ocean and take all our stuff to the ocean. You are almost certain to see the tamest wild ponies anywhere. They are in the road, in the parking lot and walking through campsites. There is a small entry fee to the park. Between the waterpark in the campground, the Ocean City boardwalk and Assateague just down the street, Frontiertown has it all.
This is a very large well run park. It has nice shade on most sites. Some nights they do have a band by the pool but the park is so large I don't think this is a problem. We were probably 300 feet from the pool complex, which is closer than 90 percent of the sites, and it didn't bother us. If the navy is flying you are in the landing pattern for Oceana Naval Base. Jets landing and taking off are loud. There is a nice paved bike trail that connects with sidewalks closer to Virginia Beach which allows you to bike to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk without getting in the street. There is a separate paved bike trail that runs parallel to the pedestrian boardwalk, so you can ride alongside the 2 mile long boardwalk unlike many other boardwalks which don't allow bikes. The park is at least a mile from the boardwalk, so it is a pretty long ride, but my 7 year old made it. The Virginia Aquarium is along the bike trail on the way to the boardwalk. The park also has a parking lot 2 blocks from the boardwalk if you want to drive to the beach and park. The easiest way to get to the beach and boardwalk is the shuttle that serves the park.
Yes it's expensive, but it's on the ocean. Because the campground slopes up away from the ocean, many sites are also oceanview. The park is very neat and clean. The half of the park closest to the ocean does not have trees, prior hurricanes took them out. The pool, a goat cart place, and a gas station/convenience store are on site and an Italian restaurant and softserve ice cream place are adjacent. There are other amusement rides within biking range (1/4 mile). There are very nice paved biking trails running parallel to the main drag just outside the park. This is great for walking or biking and puts you within a 1/4 mile of a very nice Mexican restaurant and a big shopping center with a Foodlion and multi-screen cinema along with a nice local restaurant called Rucker Johns. Rucker Johns has very nice food including croissants served with dinner that melt in your mouth. My bourbon steak was one of the best I've ever had. My wife had seafood and the kids enjoyed their meals as well. We really love this campground because it's oceanfront but also because there is so much shopping, dining and entertainment that is within walking and biking range. We have a 40' coach and don't even bother with taking a car, you just don't need it. The only thing that could be better is having shade on the ocean side of the park. Many of the sites are pull through, but the roads and entrance to the park are a little narrow, but certainly doable. This is a great place to spend a week. As a side note we liked the access to the beach 3 ways through the dune, 2 are steps but one is a ramp. With six kids we use a stroller to get all our stuff to the beach. Having an access with a ramp is a big plus.
We live nearby and use this campground for dumping and taking on water as we come and go on trips. They only charge $10 for the service. It's less than a half mile from King's Dominion and less than 1 mile off I-95. We haven't camped overnight, but from driving through several times it is a nice setting. The sites seem large and nicely wooded. The layout is generous with plenty of maneuvering room.