We stayed over Memorial Day on one of the small lakes and it was great. Staff very friendly and resort was very clean. There is a boardwalk to the beach on the back side of the resort. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for five days while visiting Tx Sandfest. Park is a remarkably well landscaped owner resort with easy access to Port Aransas. A boardwalk connects the park to the gulf. We found the resort staff very willing to help, made it easy to get to our site and were willing to let us arrive after normal business hours. The heated pool and hot tube area provide a pleasant afternoon recreation and were clean and well maintained. Garbage must be carried to the entrance of the park for disposal. Neighbors were fantastic as we bumped into them on the grounds. Didn't experience any negatives. Had a small plumbing issue, and the staff immediately recommended a local RV service company which came to the resort and didn't cost us an arm or leg. We definitely will come back to this resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful, quiet park that is a little more expensive than most but so worth the cost. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We were backed to a small pond and able to sit outside in a very peaceful setting. A short walk through the park brings you to a wooden walkway leading to the beach. I would have given a 10 rating however, there were only two washers and dryers and had to wait quite a while for availability. We would definitely stay at this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Gulf Waters RV Resort is one of our favorite RV Resorts. The office staff are very nice and accommodating. The guides show you to your site and help you get backed in. The pool is heated to 85 degrees and spa to 95 degrees. Both the pool and the spa were sparkling clean and were enjoyable. The boardwalk down to the beach is wonderful and makes beach access so easy. Fellow campers are friendly and enjoy hosting dinners at their spots. Resort is very easy to access from the highway and easy to get in and out. We will definitely return to Gulf Waters. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is a beautifully manicured park next to the Gulf. Each site has a cement pad with full service. It is a bit pricey but it is safe and very close to Corpus Christi. It is windy, but if you like walking or biking on the beach this is the spot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really liked this park because it was close to the beach and was so well cared for. The sites are beautiful but better suited for big motorhomes or fifth-wheels. Travel trailers are tolerated. The lots are owned by the RV owners. So if you are renting you are a second-class citizen. Also, our tow vehicle was damaged while being directed into our site. The staff denied any responsibility. Expensive lesson for us so be sure you file a report with the registration office on anything that goes wrong at this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nicest park in the area, but you'll pay for it. Beautiful owner sites. Very nice boardwalk to the beach. Wi-Fi was not good and should be improved considering pricing. All other amenities very nice. Easy access to Port Aransas and Corpus. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the ultimate is RV Resorts, pool, hot tub, great office staff and very friendly fellow 'campers'. The park is beautifully maintained, all sites are landscaped and have level concrete pads. We stayed in site 621 which even has a BBQ enclosure. Fantastic. WiFi is a little slow, but with so much else to do and with the beach a short walk away it was not an issue. We would definitely recommend staying at this resort, we are just sorry we couldn't stay a little longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a luxurious park. Beautiful (if not fully mature) landscaping, concrete roads, concrete and paver/brick sites. Nice lighting, pool, ponds, boardwalk to beach. Wonderful maintenance. Fantastic beach access and fantastic beach. It was nice that they had recycling. Only negatives were a laundry closet (not a laundry ROOM) with only 2 washers and 2 dryers. Also, the Wi-Fi was not very good; not strong and not reliable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place with large, well maintained sites. One of the cleanest parks I have been to. Would have gave it a 10, but Wi-Fi was out of order the entire time we were there. Had to use costly air-card for internet. Will be back next year. Oh yes the beach access was great also. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent a week. Weekly rate plus electric ended up being about the same as paying a nightly rate, which includes electric, and the rate is 17 cents per kilowatt. Sites are owned. Empty sites entered in the rental pool for 'us'. Many sites still for sale and undeveloped. While the 'owners' we met were friendly enough, we felt a bit like intruders. As others have indicated, no activities here except larger pool and hot tub. Pool was a bit cool for my taste even though it was 'heated'. Spa was fine. Rec room with books for trade. As others have said, garbage needs to be taken to the front of the park and thrown into a dumpster. I either drove or rode my bike to take my garbage, a bit inconvenient. Clean bathrooms/shower located in rec room complex, but a LONG way from many sites might exclude using them on a regular basis. No views of the Gulf from any site. A long boardwalk leads from rear of park up and over the dunes down to the beach. I rarely went. No services very close as this park is set 30 minutes out of Corpus Christi. If you like to fish, then meet for 'happy hour' every afternoon around 4 pm and talk about your day, this is your park. "Free" included wi-fi was incredibly slow and dropped me quite often, and I was just doing email. Forget about video. AT&T cell service was fine. Satellite TV was no problem. While probably a fine park for some, it was just OK for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Simply a wonderful experience. The facilities and staff were wonderful. Our site was a close walk to the boardwalk leading to a very nice beach on the gulf. Landscaping on the lot was very nice with a combination of palm trees and tropical plants. Lot was spacious with plenty of parking. We had only planned on staying a couple of days and ended up staying 5. Also made plans to return next April for a month. Only thing that prevented this from being rated a 10 was slow WiFi speed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites are privately owned, so they are very well taken care of. The boardwalk to the beach is just fantastic. Park is super clean and dog friendly. Our site overlooked one of the ponds. The turtles will come up to you and say hi. There are beautiful cranes that hang out on the pond's edges. We considered buying one of the lots, it is so beautiful. The only thing I didn't like much was that there is only 1 trash area by the office, so if you have dogs, it makes for a trash run several times a day. Otherwise, this is a beautiful place to stay when vacationing in Port Aransas. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Once again an excellent park to stay at with large spacious sites, clean, friendly and quiet. The staff is very friendly and just 100 feet away from the ocean. I have stayed here 2 years in a row for the July 4th holiday and i was very pleased. All spots are very spacious and you have privacy from your neighbors and its family friendly. Very quiet, away from the main road. I would recommend this park over and over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not the best value, but what a great facility. Owner park that rents to dailies. Construction of sites, beauty of vegetation, access to beach, friendly staff -- it’s an oasis of an RV park. No wi-fi, no planned activities, and it’s a ways from any supplies/groceries are the only drawbacks from a perfect 10. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate was weekly, exclusive of metered electricity. Nicest RV park I saw on the island. This is an ownership park with rentals available when owners are not using their sites. Standards for upkeep and landscaping are high. We were facing a pond, a short walk over the dunes from the Gulf. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park so much that we stayed an extra night! We had a premium spot on the pond and the price reflects that. Expensive but definitely worth it. Sites are privately owned and therefore are landscaped by the individual owners. All sites were very well maintained, landscaped and level. Our site was quite large, which allowed plenty of room for our daughters to play. The next site over was close enough to say hi but far enough for privacy. Everyone seemed very friendly. The beach wasn't far and was accessible by a private boardwalk. The pool was heated and very clean. There are only two bathrooms, which are located in the club house. The park seemed to be mostly of winter Texans and retirees, although there were families mixed in as well. If you are looking for a ton of activities/amenities, this park isn't for you. If you enjoy quiet family time and relaxing by the beach, this is it. We drove by the park we had been originally planning to stay in and it was packed, with everyone cramped together. We did not want to leave Gulf Waters and we're already planning on our next trip for next month. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park, neat as a pin, boardwalk to beach. Sites are individually owned, so most folks are owners and not interested in mingling with temporary RV'ers, other than a friendly hello. Our site was on a pond and that was very nice. Sites beautifully landscaped, and they are all spacious and level. Not many activities. Nice pool. We drove around and checked out other resorts/campgrounds, and this park is by far the nicest in Port A. Port Aransas was a great town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here before and this place just gets better and better. Very helpful and friendly staff and the park is beautiful with LARGE sites and landscaped with palms, flowers, grass (pets) and most if not all sites have tables and benches. Park has a boardwalk to beach. Without a doubt this is the best park in P.A. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by far our favorite park. It's a little expensive, but well worth the money. All of the sites are owned and the owners (run by the Owner's Association) rent out the sites when the owners are not planing to use them. The streets are paved, all sites are concrete pads, with beautiful landscaping that varies by site. Plenty of room to park your vehicle at your site. The park is quiet, the office staff is wonderful, and everyone that we met during our stay (January - April) was friendly and welcoming. There is a wonderful pool and hot tub (both very clean and the pool is heated but it was still a little cool.) You can hear the ocean from your site and the beach is accessible via a boardwalk at the end of the property. Even though you are not right on the beach, you will get salt spray on your rig and vehicle. It's windy in Port A most everyday but the temperatures are mild. The laundry facilities are very clean, although small (2 washers and 2 dryers). The restrooms are immaculate, however there are only 2 and they are located inside the office area (which could be a bit awkward coming and going carrying your toiletries). We didn't use the shower facilities but they are very clean. Shopping isn't necessarily convenient anywhere on the Island but there is an IGA on the Island (about 6 miles from the park) that carries everything you need. We didn't find the prices to be extremely high if you factor in the gas and time it would take to travel into town to the nearest Wal-Mart that's about 17 miles. Our only issue is with what they charge for electricity. Our electric bill was around $150 in the winter time which is more than we've paid anywhere else. We have reservations for next winter and plan to return even with the high electric charges. By the time we left in April, we felt like this was "home" and plan to continue to return in the winter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park. This is the second year for us. The resort has changed management. I understand from a few reviewers that last year from March onwards, things weren't so great. This park is neat, well kept. Has different size sites, but all pretty private. All sites have cement slabs and are very level. Each site has its own landscaping, as the sites are individually owned. The park is close to the beach and has beach access. Our site this year, is on the main pond which has lots of birds, ducks and turtles. Our favorite park by far. Wi-Fi is by Tengointernet. We are staying here for 2 months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful park that is mostly privately owned sites which can be rented by the nite. We had a back in. It was a little hard to get in due to the palm trees on the opposite side of the road. We didn't want them scratching the rig but the person taking us to our site, cut the branches immediately to accommodate us, which was nice. Beach access is at the back of the park by boardwalk. Office staff was friendly & helpful (they gave us a dog biscuit for the dog and helped find a windshield repair person) and pretty sites with nice landscaping. My only negative is there is no place for the dog to relieve himself except to go to the beach which is quite a long walk to the back of the park then over the boardwalk. Empty non-sold sites cannot be used since there are small burrs everywhere which were painful to the dog and since our site was all rock and we couldn't use grass of the owned sites, it was not convenient at all with the dog. I loved the park but this will keep me from coming back unless I can get a site with grass that can be used. Just way too inconvenient. Good location to Port Aranasas and Corpus Christi but for $46 a nite, I want to be able to walk my dog and not be stressed over this. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent Thanksgiving holidays here and agree with most of the other reviews in that this is a great park. We have stayed here several times. Great pool and spa, concrete sites, and beautifully landscaped. Each site is customized to the owners requirements and allows for a very unique feel to the park. We found the park to be very dog friendly and had no issues with finding a place for them to go. It seems to me that the interior pond sites have more grass space than the perimeter sites. The only con for us was that the cable TV was very fuzzy on all channels, and the site we had this time was a little tight getting into. Otherwise, it was a great stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Absolutely delightful RV resort. This is a true resort and the people there are very friendly. We had a grand time and will definitely look forward to being there again - often we hope. Resort is right on the Bay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
1st time here and loved it! Great location and not difficult to find. Only two restrooms in the "Club" house but that was OK. Not many people here when we were here but everyone was friendly. We will definitely visit here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Apparently the owners recently took over the management of the park from the developer and are in a transition period, but it seems things are going smoothly. The office manager was very friendly and accommodating, and went out of her way to see that we were happy. We were escorted to our site, which was very spacious with nice landscaping. There is also a boardwalk to the beach, and a pool and hot tub. I was concerned about security because of the previous review, but noticed that there were work campers driving through the park in the evenings. Even though it is a bit pricey, we felt it was worth it and we will definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our third time here. We love their close proximately to the beach. Wide, spacious sites, level pads, smooth roadways, and nice landscaping. Spots near the ponds are especially nice. I would have given them a 10, except for the following reasons: 1. VERY pricey; $345 a WEEK for the best spot, and that does NOT include electricity or Wi-Fi (both extra). 2. Security seems VERY lax. On our second night here, police cars went racing through the park. Turns out they were in pursuit of an arrest warrant. I called the park office and got a recording. Park security was nowhere to be found. We only found out from another couple what it was all about. No apparent effort is made to scrutinize coming-and-going to the park. No gate with a code, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love this place! It is a few miles from town and is quiet and secluded. I love the "private" beach area that is not trashed or crowded. We have stayed here several times and it is our first choice in Port A. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an ownership park that caters to Winter Texans. It is eight or ten years old but still under development and expansion. Site owners have the option of renting. Temporary guests are assigned spaces from the rental pool. The grounds are very attractive, especially in the older sections that have mature landscaping. There are several ponds that provide water views to some sites. Sites are generous in size and spacing. It is separated from the beach by sand dunes and has an elevated boardwalk for access. The park deserves a rating of 10 for all features other than cost. I was prepared to pay a charge similar to other recent guests, but we were charged more, for a site that had no view or other special attributes other than being in the older part with better landscaping. I would not have accepted it but for the fact we were tired from driving in a winter storm. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been to Gulf Waters RV Resort four times and will be returning in January, 2012. I have found it to be neat, clean, beautifully landscaped and very friendly. The Gulf of Mexico is just across the dune and Corpus Christi Bay is a short drive. Nothing else in the area even begins to compare to this resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
New and easy to get around ownership park that rents out sites for owners. Sites are nice and roomy but how they are landscaped and maintained, such as trimming palm trees, varies from site to site. Our site needed trimming so you could walk around coach after slides were out. Other than that it is new and nice. It did have the distinction of charging for electric on a one week rental, never had that before. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is clearly the prettiest park we've stayed in over the past month! We stayed in the White Section, with a view of the pond out our windshield. Not only is the staff very friendly, but so are the longer-term "residents". As there was a steady wind for the first two of our three days there, being back from the ocean was a blessing. I'd have rated the park a 10 but for the poor wireless service (really not the park's problem) and the fact that there were only two washers and two dryers in the laundry, less than sufficient for a campground of its size. We'd camp here again in a heartbeat next time we're in southeastern Texas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the only park we will stay in while visiting Port Aransas. Absolutely fabulous. The park is kept very clean and tidy. All sites are level concrete with a patio; but each site is decorated individually with pavestones, zero landscaping or tropical bushes and grass, concrete picnic tables, and some have built in gas grills. The park is not packed with tightly with sites and it is not so large that you are uncomfortable allowing your children the opportunity to ride their bikes around the park. The boardwalk to the beach is great and the beach itself seems to be far enough away from town that there is less traffic. The pool is heated in the winter and the hot tub is nice and hot and bubbly! I've seen other post complaining about the rules or the rude employees, non of which we encountered during our 6 day stay. In addition the park is nice because the rules are enforced and everyone has the chance to enjoy their stay, which is how it should be. The only improvement that could possibly be made to this park is a wash off area at the end of the boardwalk so that you don't have to track the sand to your site. We will be returning to this park several times a year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice clean sites, big with flat concrete pads. Only problem we had was finding it; Woodalls didn't tell us from the ferry to Park, and the dummy at the desk didn't know where she was. This is a great place though. They are an equity owned site so you buy a pad. It's yours. They are having some political POA issues now, and management actually will give you a $ reward for turning in your neighbor for a misdeed. Many many rules, some very silly. Extra fees for everything; our cost is based on weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, neat appearing RV resort. All lots are owner owned, and because of that, availability is limited, so we only were able to stay 3 nights. Definitely a high-end resort, but due to our short stay, were not able to get acquainted with many others. Management was not overly friendly and had a not-too-camper-friendly reservation policy. Seemed like there were too many rules and regulations to be comfortable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed a week here. Nightly rate reflects weekly rate. All of the sites are owned sites that are rented out when the owners are not using them. The park and sites are immaculate with great landscaping (except for the sites still for sale). The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is just a short walk to the beach using a private boardwalk/bridge. I didn't use the pool or spa because of cool weather. There are very few park planned activities. In addition to the weekly and monthly rates you are charged for Wi-Fi ($10 per week), electric and they even charge a $5 pet cleanup fee. The Wi-Fi was barely usable as it would stall and kick you off often. The laundry room has only 2 washers and dryers. The bathrooms/showers are only open during the day. The roads are so narrow that two trucks can barely pass side by side. I rated Gulf Waters a 7 because I feel it is a poor value due to the high site rental cost, all of the extra fees and the limited facilities. Doubt that I will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent 5 days over New Year's here: lovely property. We opted for the most expensive choice, a lake site. Level concrete pads, surrounded by grass. Each site has a nice cast-concrete tiled table. Most sites have shrubs between them for added privacy. Many sites were permanent residents: all with very nice, large RV's. What really makes this resort a prize is its proximity to the beach. The property backs up to the Gulf, only separated by the dunes. A short walk over a foot bridge takes you right out to the beach. It was cool weather but we enjoyed walking our dogs on the wide, bird-filled beach. Some states don't allow dogs on the beach: Yeah Texas! We didn't use the pool/hot tub but it looked well-kept. The management was nice. Some of the perimeter sites were not yet landscaped/developed so to avoid an eyesore: opt for an interior site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed at this campground one week. Payed extra to stay by the pond and it was worth the money. Sites are beautiful and well kept. Stay in the back of the park and hear ocean waves instead of traffic noise. Close walk to the beach. Only negative: no trash pick-up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is beautiful. It is by all means a top notch resort park. I choose a premium site on a pond closest to the beach at $55.00 per night. The only noise at night is that of the waves coming into shore on the beach. All roads and sites are concrete with plenty of meticulously manicured grass, bushes and trees. Plenty of thought went into the design and layout of this facility. This is an ownership park with plenty of rules, but well worth it. I don't normally like to pay this much for an RV site but this place is an exception and well worth the price. We spent 6 days here and are already planning to return for a longer stay in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has cement slabs , nice pool , hot tub and the beach is within easy walking distance . Make sure you arrive before 6-7 pm because the office closes for the night and it will make things more difficult . The sites in the rear and center of the park are closer to the beach and have less road noise . We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first time camping and I was very concerned after seeing all the other camp sites along the way. Once we arrived my concerns were gone! The campsite is beautiful, quiet and well kept. The beach is a three minute walk. We would go back in a heart beat. The people were so nice and helpful. We were very pleased with our trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the best RV resorts I've ever seen. The place is a paradise. The design of the sites are perfect for easy hookup and breakdown. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We love this place and would highly recommend! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived for a month-long stay, checked in, and paid for a premium space. The staff member assigned to lead us to our site, assist in parking, etc. was extremely argumentative and belligerent. He yelled, he threatened to fine us if we failed to follow instructions when parking, and told us to leave if we did not like it. This was wholly unprovoked! We attempted to diffuse the situation but were unable to, and finally decided to leave rather than stay in that hostile environment. The office staff person initially declined to refund our payment, but eventually the owner/manager did approve a full refund. The owner/manager also apologized, which we appreciated. Unfortunately we were left without a place to stay! We have a big rig, and had trouble finding another place to stay for a month during peak season. We would never go back there, as this was a very unpleasant experience! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed here almost a month and have found the staff helpful and friendly. The positives - This is a newer, luxury, first-class, well designed and beautiful "ownership" RV resort, not a campground. Sites are quite large (avg. site 46’ x 85’), nicely landscaped, well maintained with just a short walk to the gulf waters and a pretty beach. CATV is included in the rates, the town “trolley” stops at the resort, and propane is delivered weekly. Our rate reflects a monthly rate (electric is extra @ $0.15/KWH). Rates are based upon proximity to the highway vs closeness to the beach and whether the site faces the tranquil water ponds (I’d avoid the sites close to the highway). The negatives – small laundry, bathrooms, showers for the size of this facility, however they don’t seem to be used all that much. The heating system for the swimming pool has been out since we arrived, but I understand they’ve been waiting on Port Aransas to complete a new gas line across the road and then hookup to the pool heater. They do tend to nickel and dime you somewhat additional $10 charged for the water to wash your RV (but at least you can wash your RV), $5 charged once per dog for your entire visit, WiFi is available but at an additional cost. We met many very nice RV people both owners and transients, who plan activities if you wish to participate. We checked out all the RV parks in Port Aransas/Mustang Island and this is the nicest by far and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Don't stay here. The management is unfriendly and have unreasonably inflexible arrival policies. Traffic and weather caused delays to our arrival, and no allowance was made. Two thumbs down, don't stay here. Go to Pioneer Beach, down the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a beautiful, well maintained resort directly on the Gulf of Mexico! All sites are privately owned, concrete pads, landscaped, and very large with patio area with concrete tables. Owners staying in the park are all very friendly, as is the management. Town is only a very short distance away, but if you don't want to drive there is a trolley that comes into the park once an hour and will take you into town or bring you back from town for 25 cents. The beach is gorgeous and while we were there there were not very many people on it. On the downside, we stayed in a site in the front area near the highway and it was quite noisy. Also, there are only two "showers", which are actually two large bathrooms which are in the clubhouse/office, and there are only two washers and dryers. But the excellent location and well maintained resort make it well worth it. We will definitely be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean, well designed park. Each site is slightly different which it nice. Our site overlooked a pond. Most sites have afternoon shade from the RV. The pool was never crouded (maybe another group there) put the spa was being repaired. We were there just after Hurricane Polly hit so the cable was out for a few days, but antenna reception was good. We will be coming back. Compaired to the other RV parks in the area, this one is by far the best. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As some of the other reviews have noted, this park consists of individually owned sites. The site selection is random, and the management will not make changes - so you might wind up on a very nice site next to a pond and near the beach, or you might wind up next to a very noisy, very busy highway. On our first trip we had the former, and on our last (emphasis on last) trip we had the latter. I tried to appeal to the management for a relocation and they wouldn't hear of it. I contacted the management company, and found their representative to be rude and uncaring. Unless you are a site owner, once they have your non-refundable fee, these people couldn't care less if you are happy or not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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We stayed 7 nights here. We were travelling with friends and wanted to park next to each other but were disappointed that we could not. It was explained to us that they were selected by the computer to be fair to all owners renting their sites. Park was very maintained and people were very friendly and helpful. Laundry room was small but adequate. Used the swimming pool which was well maintained. We especially enjoyed the walkway to the Gulf of Mexico being in our backyard. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice resort. Wide sites, pull-ins or back-ins. Must disconnect/connect toads at office. Not convenient for us if just over-nighting. Beach was covered with seaweed, others were also not pleased with beach condition. For the price, wi-fi should be included. Free at office only. Place was about 1/2 full. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a "nice" RV Resort. When I made our reservation I requested a "Premier" site which, of course, costs extra. I was told it was an ownership resort, the sites are owned by individuals and rented by the resort and that all the sites were wonderful. And they were..very well kept, very large, etc. But since "the computer" assigns the sites we got stuck with one that backed up to the highway. I asked if there wasn't one available elsewhere (at check in) and was told "the computer assigns the sites". There were plenty of sites open. The road noise was horrible...we couldn't hear the TV in the evening, even with the windows closed and the air conditioning on! We noted that the next unit that came in went to a very nice interior site...don't know if they owned it or were renting it and they too were in a 5th wheel. We left a day early mostly due to the awful road noise. Their bathrooms are inside the office building, so they couldn't be accessed unless the office was open. Laundry room was lousy. I would not recommend this place to anyone! We'd considered a monthly rental in January,2009, but I would be afraid of being stuck on the road for a month, and they will not let you move. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We absolutely loved this park. This is an RV condominium, where owners rent their sites when they're on in Port Aransas. Each lot is huge with beautiful landscaping, concrete and brick patios, and concrete picnic tables. Some offer barbecue shelters and benches. Many sites are right on the pond, offering a beautiful view. All are close to the boardwalk that leads to the beach. The people in the park were extremely friendly. We will make this our destination next year! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites in this park are individually owned and rented out by a management company. The sites are very nice concrete pads with private access to the beach at the end of the park. Not many activities here and when there are few people show. The management and park is more focused on its lot owners then the renters(pretty much treated like a second class citizen). You are lucky to get a smile out of the personnel. Coachnet provides internet at an additional fee. We were experiencing trouble with ours and told the office and since she was not dealing with the problem we were told to get on line and call them. I told the girl we could not look up the number without internet, could she provide the number and she was extremely put out. I have watched the personnel just tell potential space renters that there is probably nothing available without checking their records. Very poor customer service. I did mention this to one of the individual lot owners and he said they were aware. The 2 bathrooms are located inside the office so everyone coming in to use them is seen by the office, mailman, owners and renters. Whatever you do, do not have people come visit your site, my cousin came and was treated very rudely. He did not see the sign to check in and they went chasing after him. We stayed here in a 5th wheel and hope not to stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well maintained and manicured lot owner type park. A little tight for big rigs but with care no problem. Good access to Beach and area sights. A little windy but to be expected on the coast. If in area we would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful !! Walk to Beach or sit by heated pool tons to do in area. Staff is helpful and very nice. It is a Owners resort where you can rent an Owners big beautiful site and Enjoy, which we have. Talked to many other rv'ers while there whom like us did not want to leave. They do enforce there rules but that is the reason I feel it is such a clean nice place to be. Not an RV Park for sure. The 2 Bathroom and showers are located in welcome center but I think that is temporary? Either way I have my own bathroom and shower in my trailer. We went to the Kenny Family Concert held in the welcome center it was so nice and the place was packed, looked like everyone had a good time, Then there was bingo and ice cream day, also fun. We don't usually go to or need such things but fun to go to once in awhile. I noticed the previous post said the staff was rude?? Not our experience at all, as I said, very helpful and nice. Had no problem with the internet at all. We also have 2 small dogs and even though they don't have a pet area or pet walk, the dogs did fine on leash to the beach and some grass area's they have. We loved the experience and will be back again and again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is beautiful with large site and good beach access. Not pet friendly, which is big issue for us. The staff made the experience of staying in the park totally unpleasant. We felt unwelcome and like intruders. Too far to dumpters, swimming pool, laundry, a smiling face. We have stayed here from the first day the park opened, but will not return due to change in pet policies and condescending attitude of owner, park staff. For the money Rockport is a much better way to spend hard earned money. Will stay in Rockport and drive to beach and restaurant in Port A. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of our favorite parks. We stayed here two months (price reflects monthly rate). The sites are privately owned and rented when the owners are not there. We had a huge (by comparison with some other parks) site that was paved with a patio and a second patio at the edge of the lovely pond we were next to. Beautiful, well maintained campground with good ocean access. No community room or planned activities, but we don't need them - we can make our own fun. Used the hot tub almost daily. March and April are the off-season and the park was only lightly used. We loved the local restaurants with live acoustic music almost every night. The Port Aransas annual sand sculpture contest was great. The greater Corpus Christi area was also great with events almost every weekend. Plan to return again when we're in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful campground with nicely landscaped spacious sites. Sites are sold and then rented to visitors. Hence, the reservation system is completely controlled by computer and there is no opportunity to select a site or to change sites if you are dissatisfied. Rate above is for a 1 week stay and does not reflect electric charges, which are additional. The pool and hot tub can be far away, depending on your location, and during our visit, the spa was covered with a heavy cover that discouraged use. The temperature was too cool to use it anyway. There is a nice walkway to the beach. The reservation staff were moderately friendly. One gets the feeling they don't really need your business, which they don't. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed the long concrete pad with additional paved car park and step down patio on the freshwater pond. We were in site 750 close to the beach walkover. However, this site is a long way from trash and pool and showers. We chose this place for its advertised pool, hot tub, fitness center, etc. After we checked in and were settled, we realized there is no fitness center and the clubhouse is not built yet. The pool has a one hour adult only swim which is fine, but it just happens to be at the time right before the dinner hour when we most want to take the kids to the pool after a busy day. Children are excluded from the hot tub, a rule which I have never understood when they must be accompanied by a parent. (We have just come from Indio, CA’s Motorcoach Country Club, so I admit to being spoiled by a beautiful park where all family members were welcomed!) The pool area is nice, but has a lot of highway noise. The developers missed a great opportunity when they sold their beachfront lots for houses. This would have made a perfect place for a beach club with pool and showers. There is no foot shower at the beach walkover. As was mentioned however, by another reviewer, our water went completely dry at 8 pm. Laundry was far away and small, but there is a great new “Laundramat” (actual spelling on their sign) in town that has a drop and fold service. All that said, if you have a good bathroom in your RV, this is the prettiest full hookup park available in the area. If you are coming for the beach, go to Florida as this beach is very trashy because of the wind and water currents which dump everything here. If you are coming for the weather and fishing, it is great. Good food at Fins and Trout Street Grill in Port Aransas (5 miles away) and over the ferry in Aransas Pass at Taqueria Guadalajara (about 10 miles away). Also, please note that reviews for this park appear under two names in RVparkreviews. Read both! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful park with sites that are rented when the lot owners are not utilizing them. Gives the "everyday" RV'ers a chance to rent a site that may not be normally available to them everyday. Where the beauty of the sites excelled, the amenities of the park were lacking. The showers were located in the office building and not available after hours. There was no club house and the laundry consisted of only 2 washers. Would recommend this park for a one-time visit as the cost of sites wasn't really worth the overall offerings of the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good acess from 361. Signage where to park for registration needed to be clearer. Office staff efficient. Escorted to site. Large well designed paved and landscaped fully serviced sites, with plenty of room for motorhome, car, and more. Premium location with boardwalk access to Gulf beaches. New sites being constructed at the moment which detracted from the ambience of the resort. In addition many rules and regulations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While this is a very attractive park, I didn't feel it was worth the price. The park is still under construction and we were bothered by construction equipment noise, including pumps that ran all night several times during our week long stay. There are about two pages of rules that you're given at check in, most of which are so basic that it seems overkill to have written them down. Again, the sites are very large, with concrete patios and concrete tables & benches. Once the park is completed I expect it will be beautiful. But after a week we moved to a different park in the same town, because this one was just too expensive and also fairly empty, very few other people to talk to. Another surprise is that there are only two washers and two dryers, surprising for a park of its size. In addition to their standard rates, they charged me an extra $10 per week for my two cats who stay inside my coach. I can understand the charge for dogs, since some people don't pick up after them, but cats? To summarize, an attractive park, but overpriced and not many activities. They also did not tell me at check-in that I would be charged for electric usage at check-out, but two weeks later I received a credit card receipt in the mail with an additional $35 charge for electricity. There are a lot of other parks in this area, and I will stay with those next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of really nice things and quite a few serious shortcomings. This is a large, very nice, condominium type resort - all of the sites are privately owned and rented when the owners are out of town. Easy access off of 361. Friendly & helpful work-camper staff. Very wide paved streets make it all very maneuverable (no tall trees to impede turning). Amazingly well cared-for decorative plantings, manicured grassy areas and palms separate beautiful concrete & decorative paver-brick sites. Each site has a separate parking area, some have step-downs to charming ponds scattered on the property - all sites have cement picnic table and bench sets. The southeast end of the park has a walkway that connects to a well-built boardwalk - a mere 200 yards over the dunes leads to a clean, quiet beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Each site has instant-on phone connections, cable TV reception is very good, very complete channel lineup. Resort accepts mail for visitors. Propane available to the site from roving truck. $1 rental DVDs available at the office. Very quiet and remote location - no highway noise to speak of. We parked in 733, excellent proximity to the Gulf boardwalk, much too far to dumpster and office. Pricey place: tiered rent structure: $250 to $275/wk, $43 to $48/day. Additional charge for electricity - 15 cents/kwh. Marginally slow WI-FI provided by Coach Connect for an additional fee. (Coach Connect is one of the pricier pay-as-you-go WI-Fi providers.) Additional charge of $5 for each pet. [Pet policy is breed restrictive for dogs; no pit bulls, Doberman, chow, and any wolf hybrid.] There is no specific dog-walking area. No garbage pickup and only one dumpster for the entire park of 150+ sites. - it is located behind the office, Small common area with tables, laundry & bathing facilities are located in the office building and are not accessible after office closes (6 p.m.) Water pressure drops dramatically at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. due to two large, nearby hi-rise condos - don’t count on a good shower at that time. It’s a bit far from everything - only adequate groceries nearby in Port Aransas (5mi). Corpus Christi 25 - 30 miles. The park is a work in progress, currently they are in the process of expanding with 48 additional sites in the center of the property - construction noise is minimal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
These are owner-owned sites that are rented out to the public, and are very nicely landscaped. However, for the past several years their website and advertising shows a rec room. They have a very small area in the office for functions, but construction on the actual rec room still has not started. Staff very friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is still being completed but the work is very quiet and unobtrusive. The resort and the sites are very smart and clean and you get free local telephone. We had a lakefront site and it was a quick 5 minute stroll over the boardwalk to a very quiet beach. People at the resort were nice and friendly and the local trolley to Port Aransas stops right in the resort and is free. This resort is a gem and we definitely will go back there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is one beautiful resort. Resort is laid out with paved streets, concrete sites, landscaping, patio sets at each site, and just a short walk over the boardwalk to the Gulf of Mexico. Pool is a nice size. Currently adding more sites. Spaces are owned and "rented" out by the day, week, month by the resident manager. Purchase of some sites is available. We've been there twice and will definitely go again. I am really pleased. Everything looks wonderful. Highly recommend it. The only reason I didn't give it a ten was becasue there are only two showers and two washers and dryers. Other than that, there's not much else missing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice resort, some sites still under construction. Restrooms and showers in office area as is laundry room. Not avaliable after office closes at 6pm. Very inconvenient. Very long walk to office and pool and restrooms/showers (only 2). Pool and spa very nice. No game room or gathering room constucted as of yet. Wi-Fi is expensive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park! Spotless! Beautiful landscaping, although only palm trees. Most sites are
situated around several freshwater ponds. All concrete paving, no crumbling asphalt. Most sites apprx 50 x 80 with large RV pads. 3 miles to Port Aransas. Park is located 150 yds from the gulf, separated only by the dunes. The beach was very clean, I believe it is maintained by the County. Large pool and "community house" with games, computer access, etc. What else can I say? We visited once by ourselves in June and are already planning another visit in July with the grandbaby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is a brand new RV resort located on Mustang Island about 5 mile from Port Aransas. Really nice owners. Some lots are for sale and they have daily, weekly,and monthly rates. The last time we were there the clubhouse and pool were not finished, but should be by now. If you buy a lot, it can be rented out when your not there and you get the majority of the rental fee, pretty good deal for snowbirds. I have no affiliation with this place, I have a sister that is ill that lives nearby and just happened to find a great rv park. It is on the beach, about 60 yrds from the back of the park, accessable via a wooden bridge over the dunes. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place, pleasant help in the office. With some gravel spread on the parking pads and the elimination of some mighty big puddles when it rains, I'd give this place a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park here is nothing fancy; no shade, sandy, spacious sites with a little grass, but there’s also a paved parking lot if you don't want to park on sand. But you go here for the beach, and it's just a short walk away, on the other side of the dunes. No problems navigating our 38 ft. 5th wheel around. WI-FI works best at sites closest to the main admin building. We ended up in site 25 (surprisingly very level) and got good WI-FI speed. Very impressed with the bath houses; modern, clean and lots of toilets and showers. They aren't open to the general public; campers get a key card to access them. You even have your choice of stair or elevator access to them if you have physical limitations. Had the weather cooperated, I'm sure I would have given this place a 10 but the day after we arrived, a bad weather system moved in and stayed for the entire week we were there. Extremely high winds whipped the sand around so much that it wasn't even pleasant to be outside. All of our equipment, bikes, chairs, trailer got coated in sticky, gritty, sand. What a mess! The same system also threw tons of seaweed in the water and on the beach which made swimming or fishing next to impossible. The day we left was gorgeous, and the county workers had almost cleared all the seaweed away. They work fast! It was our first time camping this close to the beach, and to be honest, we'll think twice (and check the weather forecast) before we do it again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a county park, and it is really nice. Only cons would be the lack of shade (each site has a small shelter/lean to) and the issues with red tide. Apparently it was very 'high' the night we were here. Both adults felt the effects, and both dogs showed symptoms. Stayed inside. Folks were friendly, and there is a trolley to hop on from this area to go around in town. Very handy if you have no tow vehicle. Would definitely come here again when red tide is not so prevalent. WI-FI was fantastically fast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet, campground and beach only got busy on the weekend. Wi-Fi very good, TV reception via antennae OK. Showers and bathroom areas really clean. (Cleaned daily). Only downer was our site had been used by slobs before we arrived. Cigarette butts all over the ground. Only thing I'll say about that is: "Smoke and Die!" We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice place to stop for a while but you will have a hard time finding it if you are looking for "Nueces County Park", which is the park name this listing was under at the time of writing. The name has been changed to I. B. Magee and all of the directional signs reflect that. It is located on the beach just outside Port Aransas. Drive all the way into town and watch for the sign. Interior roads are rough gravel. The improved sites, separated from the beach by sand dunes, offer water and 30-amp electric hookups. Most are on a mix of gravel and sand. Ours was smooth and level. Sites are large and fairly well spaced but the layout is random so that varies. Beach sites with no hookups are available, and there is a dump station. Payment by cash is preferred. There is a surcharge if you use checks or plastic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed five days with our grandchildren and it was great. There are no sewer hookups, but a dump station, so it worked out great. The kids had a ball being so close to the ocean. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We always camp here. The staff is friendly and helpful if you ever have a problem. We like the fact you can watch the ships go by and the beach is right in front of the campground. The only time of year we don't like it here is spring break, it gets too crowded with some tacky people. But now with the new bath house, it's easier for them to make sure no one trashes it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the park previously known as "Nueces County Park". The oceanfront sites are primitive sites without hookups, which cost $10 a night. We stayed in the hookups part, with dunes between ourselves and the ocean. They put in a nice, big, new bath house and office in 2007. The showers were plentiful and clean. There are also older, grungier bath houses with pay showers at the beach. There is a $5 deposit for the shower room key card. My main complaint was the sites were dirty and there was litter flying around. Some of the sites aren't level but most of them are, and there are many long enough for big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They have a new office complex with restrooms, showers, laundry, etc. that was very nice. For $5 they give you a key card for access to the new facilities (you get the $5 back when you return the card). The top deck observation tower on the third level is a great place to catch the view. The facility has an elevator for the handicapped. We stayed over the long Thanksgiving weekend, it was a great experience. The only reason for not giving the facility a 10 rating was the large pot hole on the drive leading to the camping area, go slow in this area. The environment was safe and quiet. The board walk into the swamp area was enjoyed very much by the kids. For those unfamiliar with the area, its next to the ship channel so its interesting to watch the ships go by. Lots of people fishing off the jetty, bring your poles. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a bare bones RV park, but still nice because it is almost right on the beach. It was clean, the folks in the office were very nice, and it was quiet. Even though there is no wi-fi, my AT&T air card worked just fine to hook up to the internet. We would definitely stay here again. Its the best site in town for being so close to the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. Would definitely stay here in the future. Surprisingly there were also laundry facilities. Met other campers here which were also very friendly. Close to beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice area to camp and close to the beach. We were rained on and switched sites a couple times due to huge puddles and the staff was very helpful. The sand dunes help break the wind some. We have camped here three times and will be going back for sure. The downside of this area is the seaweed which gets really bad at times. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a bare bones RV park. They do supply a covered picnic table. We stayed right on the beach without any services. The cost is $10 per night. If you pay for 7 nites at a time you get 2 free water fills and 2 dumps included, otherwise the cost is $8. The RV park is right across the street from the beach. We have a 42 foot diesel motorhome so the sand is very able to handle any size unit. Lots of fishing, shelling, crabbing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a sophisticated campground because the bulk of the sites are on rough gravel roads and there are not a lot of amenities. There are some pull through sites are on a paved lot. The sites are of various sizes but roomy site were plentiful during the winter. Proximity to the beach is excellent. Campground has a secure restroom and shower for sites with electric hookups. There is an open restroom on the beach for dry campers that was usually pretty nasty and another restroom and showerhouse on the beach that is clean but only open during the day. A local free trolley comes to the pier that is within walking distance and goes through Port Aransas every hour. There is public bus transportation to Corpus Christi for $1 round trip. This is a great campground for those who don't need all the TV, pools, activities, etc. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park for beach lovers - just 100 yards (over the dunes) to the Gulf. Room for larger rigs, though the pull-throughs were still in development when we were there. Very helpful park staff and plenty of quiet. Road VERY rough coming in, but only 1/2 mile to downtown. Fun to watch the giant barges head down the channel to sea. Great bird-watching - even had a heron nesting near our site. Lots of fun local seafood restaurants, some on the beach. Sites not too close together. A beautiful, though windy place in winter. We hope to go back many times. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is very cramped!! Roads are narrow, sites are very narrow and almost all side by sides. Many permanent residents with old and ragged units. It is accessible to all Port Aransas attractions. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is convenient and clean. The spaces are very, very tight. There was an electrical transformer in our space, making things even more challenging. The folks were nice enough. We might stay here again but need a better site. The rate is based on a weekly rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spaces were very cramped and hard to maneuver in and out of. Our sight was full of ant hills and my daughter and I had numerous ant bites on our legs. They have no laundry facilities and is expensive for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park earns high marks for the friendly staff, friendly campers, and great location right in the center of Port Aransas! This park is within walking or biking distance to most all of the Port Aransas attractions. The pool and spa facilites are very nice. The campsites are all paved, but it is an older park with narrow streets and it could be somewhat cramped. There are many permanent campers there. The only place we could consider parking our 43 ft motorhome is on the perimeter rows. We camped here in the grassy "overflow" area for two weeks when we found ourselves stranded with no reservations during peak season. We appreciated their extending themselves to us, and we will go back because we liked the location so well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the third time that we've stayed in this park, and would stay here again. Having said that, we have reserved a space in another park for next winter, but only for a little extra room between us and our neighbors. This park has everything we could ask for in amenities, but for a 40 foot motorhome, it's just slightly too tight for our tastes. Also, there are a lot of permanent residents who are taking up the easiest spots for transients, or making the egress from your spot difficult when you leave for the season. Again, it gave us everything we felt that we wanted for 3 months, but we'll try something different next year, knowing that we can come back if the extra room we're looking for can't top the atmosphere here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very tight spaces. Slide out was 3 inches from neighbor's slide out. It is a huge park with little grass and no laundry facilities. The trash bins at the front of the park were always open and stunk like rot. Even with the sparse grass, the mower ran endless right through the sites at 830 in the morning. Nice staff and close to town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, great staff. The only reason for not giving it a higher rating is that, for a 40' Motorhome, it was extremely tight getting into the campsite. The staff leads you to your site, and guides you in, and, although I'm usually uncomfortable with someone other than my wife guiding me, he also drives a Motorhome and knew what my concerns were jockeying into the site. WIFI works well in the office area, but not at the sites at this time. When we come back for a winter, we'll check out the site and access to same before trying to get into it. There are some empty sites that wouldn't have given us the challenge getting into, and I will insist on one of those next time. The bottom line is that we will return, it has everything that we need. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean park near marina and restaurants. Parked there in January 04 with a 34' travel trailer. Very narrow roads and narrow sites. All rv's were packed in like sardines. We have never experienced such over- crowding in other parks. We will not come here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Stayed at the park during spring break. Park is loaded with "Winter Texans" Lots of retired seniors. Not really a "family" park, but there were a few families in the park. For the most part we felt welcome. Most activities other than the pool were targeted to an older crowd. Father-in-law was with us and he had a great time. Enjoyed hanging out and talking to people his own age. Counter attendants were helpful and friendly. Store has a small selection, but other stores are avalable nearby. About 6-7 blocks to the beach. Sites are pretty tight, but saw plenty of big rigs in there. Some sites have concrete pads and are fine if it has been raining. Others don't and are quite muddy during rainy weather (not that common except in spring). Didn't see anyone with tents so I am not sure if they are allowed or not. Overall, park was clean and well maintained. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is based on monthly rate and does not include electric. It is a convenient centrally located park in Port Aransas within walking distance to the channel, gulf beaches, and downtown shops and restaurants. We had a FHU 50 amp paved back in site. Roads are paved and fairly wide. Wi-fi was available at an extra charge. Sites are pretty close together, but nothing different than many RV parks. There was a small clubhouse with a nice laundry area. The pool was open, but water was very cold. There was also a hot tub with a cover similar to what you would have in your backyard. We never saw anyone use either the pool or hot tub. There are a few activities offered. Calling this a resort is stretching it. Overall, we did enjoy our stay due to the convenient location. Park was very clean. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a great time during our month stay in Port Aransas at Marina Beach. This park is spacious. Everyone was friendly & the convenience of being in town was good for us. Our only complaint would be that we had to buy Wi-Fi service, there is no cable, a pool that wasn't heated, and a hot tub that wasn't adequate for commercial use. We will return next year for another month or two. Port Aransas is lost in time & is a wonderful fishing town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved it here. People in office were great. Nice, friendly, convenient place. Our only problem was the dog walk areas: stickers, stickers, and more stickers. If you have pets, you might double check. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate is based on a monthly stay. We have been here for 2 months and have enjoyed the convenience of the park. The staff has been attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Sites have grassy area, 2 parking spaces for boat or second vehicle, and large dog walk around the edges of the park. You can walk to the marinas and restaurants and there is a large city park across the street. Be warned there is no cable but our Dish TV and Verizon WI-FI work very well with no interruption in service. The park has activities every night in the clubhouse, and they are well attended. The clubhouse, showers, and pool area are clean and well kept. Most people who stay in the park are returning Winter Texans which makes for a friendly atmosphere. The park is dog friendly and everyone seems to abide by the "scoop the waste" rules. We are returning for the fishing tournaments in the spring and plan to spend next winter at the park. We have stayed on the island several times and this is by far the place we have enjoyed the most. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Really a pretty nice place. The location is not super great, but the staff was nice. We didn't have our kiddos this time, so we don't know how family friendly they are. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our first trip in our new travel trailer. Management was very helpful, as they were able to place us right next to my mother-in-law's TT. We found spaces to be roomy, with a picnic table available for our daily cookouts. Clubhouse had nice showers, which came in handy when we had trouble figuring out our hot water heater. Other residents were pleasant, and we found that everyone adhered to quiet hours pretty well. Connections were a breeze. The one negative was the lack of cable TV in the park, which all things considered is a minor inconvenience. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first time in this park, and if we come back to this area we'll definitely come back to this park. While the sites may be closer than some would like, we had no problems with slides and awnings, both ours and our neighbors, and noise was never an issue. Sites have cement where your wheels go, but not where the jacks go, which gave us a slight problem after 7 inches of rain, but wood was available to help support the jacks. There are a ton of social events for those inclined. The location is convenient to everything in town, but it is a rather small town. If I had to find a down side to the park it would be the lack of cable TV, but satellite access is no problem. The staff is attentive to everything, and not intrusive. Another plus is the propane truck that comes through the park weekly, unlike so many parks where you are forced to unhook the utilities and drive to their propane facility to fill up at an inflated price. Our rate was based on a monthly rate, with electricity added. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient to everything. About 3 minutes by car to anywhere and 10 minutes by bike. This is one of the only parks I know in this price range that does not have cable TV due to a dispute between the owners and the cable company. It is also one of the few parks that charges for electricity on a weekly rate. Clubhouse is a little run down. We would stay here again even with the above problems. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good marks overall. Spaces were not cramped at all and there was a nice table at each space. The spaces all looked level and the landscaping was a nice touch. Clubhouse had TV, puzzles, books and a pool table. Restrooms and showers were very clean. The trolley passes every hour (but only operates from 10am to 4pm). Park is conveniently located to marina and the beach is only about 1/2 mile away. The pool was nice. (But the SPA was inoperable while we were here!) Park manager was extremely friendly and very helpful in pointing out the "local attractions." (I had a chance to look at 3 other RV parks in the area and this site definitely had more ample space for each RV.) Would give higher marks, but thought that rate was a bit high. But then again, summer rates at the coast are usually not a bargain. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on $175/week. Daily rate is way too high ($38). Nice park. Sites are larger than average in this area. Enough room for an additional car. Level, concrete pads with a short table. Conveniently located near ferry, shops, restaurants and public beaches. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice,clean park with friendly staff. Lots of Winter Texans here! Sites are a little narrow and the cable TV does not yet work, but you do have a clear view with a satellite. The manager is doing a great job landscaping and working on small issues since Ike. The only con (not reflected in my rating) would be that if you have a pet, the designated dog walk is an area behind in the back of the park and it is full of those Texas "stickers" and it's impossible for a pet to walk without stepping on them. We started walking our dog in better/greener grass (had been watered) next to camping spots and got yelled at by some guests a couple of times. I just ignored them :) I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new park right in town that opened last year. They don't have a swimming pool yet, their cable isn't hooked up yet, their wifi is intermittent but their sites are a good size and not right on top of each other and within walking distance of shops, restaurants and a nice park. We stayed for a month so the rate is based on monthly plus electric. We liked the location and we like the town very much. It's the nicest park in the area right now. We could see the satellite for our internet and TV without a problem. Staff are nice. Rec room is small for potlucks etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped one night in a hook up site and two nights on the beach. The campground area was OK, just a parking lot with electricity, water and a covered picnic table. The bathroom/showers were very run down but clean. There was plenty of security, even on the nights we were parked on the beach. My only problem was all of the garbage strewn everywhere, around the park and especially on the beach. I think the state has a responsibility to clean up the beaches. They're collecting money ($20 per night to camp on the beach - including the park admission fee) so they should be able to afford a few trash bags and folks to pick up once and a while. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are level but close together. We were in site #1 so we had an open side. Our neighbors were in a tent and a pop up camper so it didn't bother us. We were able to access the WIFI from our location. It was fun to feed the seagulls right outside our door. The beach is close by and was very clean. Very nice to ride bikes and walk on. We enjoyed Corpus and Port A. There is a laundry about 6 miles from the park which we full timers always appreciate. We put the fifth wheel on the Port A ferry to travel to our next location. That was a first for us but no problem at all. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Monday, March 18. Mustang Island State Park, Mustang Island, TX. This part costs us $20 with a Texas State Park Pass and if we stay another night it would have been cheaper. There are 48 sites on a parking lot with another three or four hosts sites. All sites have water and electricity and a little cover for the picnic table. There are also a number of primitive sites right on the beach mostly for those tenting. The park has hot showers, picnic shelters on the beach, swimming and fishing. The sites aren’t bad and within walking distance to the beach. This is one of the few undeveloped barrier island habitats on the entire Texas Gulf coast. Wild mustangs used to roam here. The Gulf of Mexico is on one side of this thin strand of land and the Corpus Christi Bay on the other. Everything washes ashore here as this island protects the mainland from hurricanes. This is a big birding area and in the spring and fall birds can be seen migrating north or south. It is about ten miles north of Padro Island National Seashore. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is another typical Texas park. Well taken care of but basic. The sites are double side by side sites with Lanai over picnic tables. The campground is basically a parking lot style setup, but clean and reasonably care for. No fire pits, but there a raised grill for cooking at each site. You cannot see the beach or the ocean from the campground because of the sand dunes, but the beach is close, you can hear the ocean. The restrooms are open air toilets and showers, a little chilly in cool weather, but clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects use of a discount coupon and Texas Pass. We stayed here for 6 weeks, so obviously we liked it, more due to the location than the park per se. As others have noted, the spaces are tight on one side with the design of side by side hookups, especially if both rigs have slides. The picnic tables with ramada on the other side are also placed side by side, leaving a cozy outdoor dining situation. In short, it’s basically a parking lot with a reasonably short walk to beach, though no view of the Gulf. The beach was great while we were there, although volunteers said it can get piled high with seaweed later in the year. Of course, rough seas bring in a lot of garbage, but provided us with hours of entertainment doing beach clean-up. A couple of companies deliver propane on site with a somewhat regular schedule and competitive price. There’s a laundromat conveniently located about 6 miles away. Grocery shopping is quite a bit farther away, but not a problem since we were making frequent trips into Corpus Christi (a great city!). Birding in this area is absolutely wonderful. There were ranger-led beach and wetlands walks which were tremendously informative and highly recommended. Staff and volunteers were very friendly, adding to the pleasantness of our stay here. The internet was useable, but not the best. Our only hesitancy to return here for a “winter Texan” stay was the salt air which wreaks havoc on everything metal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well, what can I say about this park. Like the other reviewers, they are right. It is basically a parking lot, which means sites are level and you have a very small patch of 'grass' in front or behind your rig. But you can't complain, what do you expect. You are walking distance to the beach but can not see it from the park. Also the staff was very nice. That is about all the good things to say. As for what to expect other than that. The picnic table is very small with them being barely covered. Ants are everywhere and DO bite! Just setting up your rig will absolutely cause you to get eaten up by either the ants or the mosquitoes. The beach was in horrible condition while we were here. Seaweed everywhere. Trash, diapers, plastic bags, old cups, old lumber all over. I am from Texas and knew not to expect much but some friends really wanted to come here so we decided to join them. Of course, we had a good time with friends but don't expect much. Know what your getting. I would recommend this place to someone wanting to visit the area for family and friends or to go out fishing, but other than that not much here. Also please don't think I am being harsh like another reviewer said, just trying to let you guys know what to expect before you come out. If you do decide on this place stay positive and make the best of it. My wife and I will not be coming back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 3 nights as a central location to do area activities, including the beach. The sites are close together and not at all private, but the vicinity to the beach is excellent and the park staff are excellent. The campground was quiet at night. The picnic tables and covers for them are very small, making finding shade on a hot day hard unless you have an awning. The beach was clean and very accessible, but the bathrooms by the beach were out of commission and looked like they got hit pretty hard by some storm. The bathrooms were clean, but outdated. I think we will stay here again in a few years. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This state park is unlike the two others we have stayed at in Texas. It is a piece of asphalt about 150 feet wide and maybe a quarter mile long, with parking for 48 RVs in close proximity to each other. The closeness of the sites reminded us of the many private RV "resorts" we saw in the area that were even closer together. As another reviewer noted, people can park their motorhome rigs to maximize their privacy by having the door not directly face other campers. Staff was very accommodating in allowing changes to site assignments. In our case, we were at the end of the park, so there was no one on one side of us. The park was quiet and relaxing during our week long stay and was full most nights that we were here in early March. The showers have no privacy at all for the dressing areas, but do have shower curtains between the dressing area and the shower stall. We did not like this arrangement. The campground is only 8 miles from Corpus Christi (and 14 from Port Aransas), and is a convenient place to stay while visiting or birding in the CC area. Activities while at the campground are limited; we walked on the beach most days which is only a short walk away. Dunes provide some protection from winds off the gulf. There is no shade on site but each site has a picnic table with a pergola over it, but on most evenings it was too windy to enjoy sitting out. Birding in the area is outstanding with many first bird sightings. Rate does not reflect the $4 fee per person per night that can be avoided by purchasing an annual pass for $60. The pass, with camping discounts, pays for itself in only a few overnights. In spite of the limitations of the park, we'd stay here again when in the Corpus Christi area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Calling this park a "parking lot" is a bit harsh. There is lawn, picnic tables, and charcoal grills separating every other site. Staff does a good job of pairing motorhomes that can pull straight in with trailers that back in for the best privacy possible. Beach is great and convenient. Ranger patrol were frequent, and the gate is locked after 10pm. Campers are given the combination on check-in. Propane trucks came by about 2-3 times a week. Buy the annual day use pass for $60.00 and this is the best beach campground value anywhere at $16.00 per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are trying this park as an alternate to Nueces County, Padre Balli Park; locate south about 7 miles on North Padre Island. Another poster had reported that park has exceeded its value at $23/night and I agree. Others have described this park, distance to the beach, etc, very well. I find the general layout/facility very well done and a better sense of safety and security here. The rate was $16 plus $8/day for the entrance fee for the wife and me. On the plus side is the Wi-Fi. It is available in the park office and office parking lot and may be available at your site depending on how close you are to the office. We have 2 to3 bars and decent speed in site 3. The down side is the showers which are unheated with no entrance door or privacy for the dressing areas. There is a shower stall plastic curtain but it is 12” too short. The shower head is fixed, in the wall, and directed at the entrance to the shower which guarantees the dressing area will be wet concrete. Peeling paint and a crude design reminds one you are in a government facility. I would stay here again for access to the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've stayed at this campground on several occasions. It is centrally located to Mustang Island/North Padre Island area. As others have mentioned, it is basically a large parking area with water and electric hookups. It is easy to access sites. Staff is very friendly and the campground is reasonably quiet. While no cable TV is available, I was able to receive over-the-air broadcasts from several local stations. WiFi worked better this trip than in the past and AT&T cell signal was typical for AT&T. Showers are a bit "tired," but this is a beach park. Restrooms were very clean. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
WiFi here was spotty but acceptable. You park in a gaint parking lot. AT&T cell signal is very weak. You have about a 5 minute walk to the beach. The park personnl are very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are ok not great, but clean. You do not have much of a view and are very close to next camper. We would probabaly stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 1 week. The sites are close and there is no sewer. Overall it is a quiet park with the sounds of the gulf. We enjoyed the strolls on the beach. Wished it was a little closer, or at least that we could see the gulf, but still it wasn't far. There is a ferry if you are coming from Port Aransas. At low tide they will not allow fifth wheels or motor homes on the ferry. We waited for an hour and a half and then decided to make the loop around to Corpus Christi and come in from the south. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I stayed here two weeks. Sites are setup where you have another site within 6 feet but the other side has a covered picnic table with 30 feet from the next site. Water and electric hookups are at the rear of the site so depending on what site you get you may need 20 foot of water hose or electric cord. Sites are level and paved with a grass area where the picnic table is. Park has Wi-Fi at the main office building. I was able to get Wi-Fi at my site using my external Wi-Fi adapter. Speed was good but it quit working for a few hours couple of times. Verizon cell and data signal was strong. There is an easy accessible dump station at the entrance. The ocean is a 5 minute walk from the RV camping area. There is a paved parking lot near the ocean or you can drive and park on the beach with your car or truck. Camping is allowed right on the beach and I seen a number of class C and 5th wheels camped on the beach during my stay. Beach was always clean with exception of a few things that washed up from the surf. Camping area and beach is well patrolled with the park rangers being visible but not objectionable. The entrance gate is locked during the night. I really enjoyed my stay and only marked it down a bit for no full hook ups and for being a bit cramped on one side of each site. I will stay here again the next time I am in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a camping, RV parking area located within the state park. It is situated between the beach/dunes and the highway. It is about a 5-10 minute walk to the beach access area which is also a day use area. There is some road noise. Sites are back to back sites. Each site has a picnic table on a partially covered pad. The entire area is one large paved parking area so there is plenty of room to maneuver your RV. We didn't see much of the park staff except during check in. They were very helpful and quick with the check in process. The dump station was easily accessible. We would stay here again if in the Corpus Christi area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a wonderful three night stay here. The park was clean and well patrolled by the park personnel. The sites were paved and grouped in pairs. You were very close to your neighbor on one side, but had lots of room with a nice covered picnic area on the other side. There were two park hosts here but, they were not to be seen. The beach was a 5 to 10 minute walk from the camp sites. We really enjoyed the beach. It was nearly deserted with just a few walkers and people fishing. The sand was very hard and you could easily drive a car ( 4 wheel drive was not needed) on it in designated locations. The rest rooms were closed one day for repair. The dump station was in good repair and had plenty of water available. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were really pleased with our stay to Mustang Island. The view of the ocean was breathtaking. I was pleased with the security. You had to pass them in order to enter the park. I was concerned that the showers did not have separate doors. I felt that anyone could walk in on you. Over all we were pleased with the sites, covered picnic areas, and ocean access. We were right near the ocean. Waking up to the sound of waves hitting was fantastic. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A very nice state park, very large land holding, and is right on the gulf. Water front dry camping is available but any towing is your responsibility. Bathhouses need maintenance. While we were there it was very windy, too much so for awnings. You can drive on the beach here and the national park is only 6 or so miles away. All in all great natural scenery and quiet. Take the ferry in Port Aransas and go to the mainland for a special trip. We found the restaurants in Port Aransas to be quite nice and fairly reasonible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While Mother Nature takes her toll on the park, the ranger staff makes every effort to make ones stay pleasant. Salt and sand have their way of aging everything they touches. The park staff was extremely helpful and was always available. The Assistant Park Ranger, Juan Sanchez is one of the most helpful rangers we have come across in our three years of full time RVing. He is certainly an asset to Mustang Island Park. We enjoyed our stay and will certainly return. Whether it will happen or not, a lot of big changes are scheduled for this park and hopefully, they will come true. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice spaces and easy to park the RV. Bathrooms on the beach were is serious need of repair. Others were in good working order. Staff was great, and gladly refunded our last night since we left early. The only downfall was that you can not see the water from these sites, however you can hear the waves crashing. Beach was practically empty and we had it pretty much to ourselves. We would come back if ever in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Personnel were not well trained and was not familiar with the area. Check-in took an extremely long time due to the lack of training. The value of this campground is not worth the cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The biggest drawback to the State Park was the showers. They were grungy and need an overhaul. Other than that we enjoyed being at MISP. Being just a short walk to a very long beach was very enjoyable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were so disapointed in this State Park. The sites were parking lot style. And site are very close together. The staff was not very helpful. The rate of the beach is 8 , the park 2 . We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great park if you like rustic parks--it's not concrete slab parking with swimming pools and hot tubs. The pads are paved with plenty of room between campers and each site has a covered table. There are two rows of pads; one with a view of Corpus Christi; the other with a view of the sand dunes. The Gulf of Mexico is just on the other side of the dunes, a quick 5 minute walk, and the beach is natural (expect seaweed, shells and wind-blown sand). TV and cell phone reception is good. There's no road noise and the only sound we heard was the wind blowing (yes, it seems to blow consistently). Staff seems laid-back, helpful and friendly. Despite misgivings after reading other reviews, I found Mustang Island State Park to be very enjoyable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were disappointed during this week-long stay at Mustang Island S.P. The beach (hidden from the RV park by the dunes) had large quantities of dried sea weed and extensive trash. The first thing we did was pick up about 20 cigarette butts from our site. Each site has a picnic table with a shade barrier overhead, and a grassy area on one side. Each paved site is intended for two RV rigs. One thing has changed this park's character, which the original planners could not foresee: all the huge rigs (and those with slideouts) have resulted in potentially very cramped sites (unless you are lucky to have tenters on both sides). My slide-out and my neighbor's almost touched. The only upgrade in this park in the last ten years that we could see (beside shower renovations) was the addition of special sites with sewage for the camp host (s) outside the general RV area. State park personnel were obviously hardworking and doing their best to make a pleasant campground, but could not keep up with the demands.
We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
$3 off per person with state park sticker. No trees. 1/4 mile to beach. Paved Road. Covered Picnic table. EZ in-out. Just a large parking lot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best location to beach as 50yard walk! Had ocean view location for our coach! Only regret as I wish I would stayed 2 weeks! Very friendly campers and staff was outstanding! Watered their grounds daily and took care of the area! Will return soon as it was convenient to town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
It gets an 8 for its location. This is an old, rustic park with very small sites. Hard to maneuver. However, grass at most of the sites, and flowers and plants are a nice touch. There was only one bathroom and shower combo. Man checking us in did not mention that it needed a key and a $5 deposit so I had to go back to the office. This was the most we ever paid for a site. However, husband does not like to stay in the big 1000 unit large parks like the ones in town. People staying there seemed very nice and friendly. Bernies on Wednesday night is fun. WiFI was nonexistent. We were able to get on an unsecured wifi from another source for most of the time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park right next to the beach on the Gulf. Well maintained park with flowering landscaping. Narrow, gravel sites, but manageable. Very helpful staff. Nice laundry room. Only complaint, free Wi-Fi connection was inconsistent. Dog friendly (provides waste bags), but additional $1 per pet per night. If you like the beach, this is the best park in the Port Aransas area. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I am not exactly sure about the nightly rate but believe it was around $35.00. This park was reasonably clean, staff was ok, but it was grossly overcrowded. There was barely 10 feet between us and the trailer next to us, their sewer connection was very close to us, as ours was to the guy on the other side. The end of our trailer stuck out in the very narrow road as did some others. If we hadn't gotten here before most of the other campers I don't believe we would have ever been able to get into the space. But it was just a sand dune away from the ocean and about 1/2 to 3/4 miles away from Sand Fest Activities. We are not likely to ever stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent Park! Small, located right "on the beach" of the Gulf of Mexico. Our campsite was facing the Gulf with a sand dune between us and the water. The sound of the surf crashing ashore was very calming, We were pulling a toad so the car dolly spent its vacation on the other side of the park. Good TV, the WI-FI was there but sometimes not very good at our site (as far as you could get away from the office). When we were leaving, the manager asked if he could go out and check our air pressure in the tires. Down right friendly folks at "On the Beach" RV Campground. We were here for two months with the fee figuring out to about $15 per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small RV park and has a lot of full timers. There was even a family with children living in two trailer across from us, and one of them was a fema trailer. Our lot was E6 and was a pull through. It is one of the few that had an ocean view. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They are constantly watering, and doing yard work. Walked to the beach every day except for the 24 hours we rented a golf cart, which we used to go everywhere. The lot sizes are very narrow. There was no one next to us, and I am glad as our slide was over their picnic table. It was quiet at night. The wi-fi was weak and slow. We would stay here again in the same spot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Location Location Location! The biggest selling point is that this campground is right on the beach. Most sites don't have an actual ocean view due to the dunes, but it's a short walk to a beautiful beach. There are no major bells and whistles. The sites were level even though they were a combination of grass and gravel. The bathroom was nothing special, but it served it's purpose. There is only 1 shower. The outdoor shower was terrific for washing the sand off after a day at the beach. The staff here was very friendly - some a bit more knowledgeable about the area than others. The grounds were basic and nice - crews out watering the grass, etc. to keep the park in good shape. The Wi-Fi was a bit sketchy and laundry a bit old, but not showstoppers if you're looking for a nice place on the water in this area. Sunrise is beautiful - just a few steps from your front door. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park right on the Ocean. Some sites are tight to get in and out of. Very well maintained park. Restrooms and shower were very clean. Staff was outstanding. Fantastic tent area behind the office. Park stays very full in the summer so call early. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Note that the rate listed is based on the monthly rate. I gave it a 3 because it is by the beach and does have full hookups, but it's not a place we would stay again. The sites and streets (rock) are very narrow and very hard to negotiate. The Wi-Fi generally did not work, unless you went to the rec hall. The laundry room is very small, with ancient dryers that didn't work well; only 4 washers and 4 dryers, which isn't adequate when considering all the extra beach towels and swimsuits. While you may find the owner/wife friendly, they may turn on you. After 10 days, we had to move as we were "too close to the planter"--which is where they told us to park. In our month's stay, we were not the only ones who had to move because of petty reasons. Unless you are in a motorhome, do not park your RV along the edge on the south or west, as these sites are set up "backward" as far as which side the patio and hookups are on. These sites were designed for motorhomes pulling in nose first. Unless you have a very small unit, you will have to park your tow vehicle or toad away from the RV on the east side of the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the 3rd year we have stayed here for a month in February. The night is based on a monthly rate including the electric charge. Staff for the most part is friendly enough as are the neighboring campers. The sites are much too close together (maybe 7-8 feet). This year the motorhome next to us were very rude by leaving their windows open and TV blaring so we could hear it in our camper even with the AC on and windows closed. They came around on the back side and cleaned out their storage spaces in our area and were just generally not respective of our personal space (which was extremely limited anyway because of how close the sites are together). The best thing is that the campground is right on the beach, but it was very windy several days and everything was full of sand from the beach. You can't leave your windows open because the sand blows. We enjoy being next to the beach, however, the space limitations and recent price increase (to $625 plus electricity) have made us choose another campground next year. For a weekend it would be a fine campground if you spend all your time on the beach and not outside your camper. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in our MH over Thanksgiving 2010 and it was excellent. Very clean and pleasant staff. The weather was great, the beach was great, and I recommend it if you want some R&R. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There were many snowbirds camping there for the winter. Some of the RV's were older and not maintained, while others were newer diesel pushers. The spots are gravel and fairly level. The Wi-Fi was great and free. The TV cable service was fuzzy, but OK. I've never paid extra for having a small dog before, maybe it's normal in Texas? Very close to the beach, a short and easy walk to the access road. I will stay here again! Very nice people and everyone was friendly. Washers and driers need to be replaced. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We love this park. It is an older park, but we love being so close to the ocean. The managers are so nice and the people very friendly. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here over a weekend while celebrating my father-in-law's birthday at the beach. If you're in Port Aransas, it's hard to beat the location of this park, as the beach is right on the other side of the sand dunes at the end of the park. The people, including the management (owners?), were generally friendly. Full hook-ups were convenient. We didn't use them, but we appreciated the availability of the fish cleaning hut and wash-off shower at the entrance from the beach. All that said, know that the sites are pretty tight and can be spotty when it comes to being level - make sure you bring those levelers with you. All in all, not a bad place to camp out for a couple days while being a beach bum. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
At On The Beach RV Park, the staff are very friendly. Always willing to help with the simplest or most complex things, even in the middle of the night!!! The landscaping is breath taking there are no sand-burs in the grass and the ornaments and decorations give the park a very lovely atmosphere. I find this park to be extremely family orientated and helpful. The view of the gulf is gorgeous as well as the rest of the park. The bathrooms are extremely clean. The kids had a great time romping around on the soft grass and all around having fun. In all the campgrounds in the south coast of Texas I have stayed at, I find this one to be at the very top! My husband and kids seam to agree as well. We hope to come back soon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good value for the money. We had a pretty wide site, but most of them were a lot smaller. Most unusual: they encourage washing of units and cars to "water the grass". This was great!! Best parts: The beach is steps away, wide, hardly any people, and great for walking. There is a wonderful little beach town close by with great restaurants and shops. The free ferry to the mainland takes you to larger stores if you need that. The clubhouse was pretty small for pot-lucks, but everyone was really friendly. Staff was variable: some were friendly, some not. We really didn't interact much with them. It isn't to your advantage to pay more for a beach-view lot: the dunes block most of the views. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was very disappointed with this park. It was extremely crowded and the spaces were extremely tight. Mostly filled with full-timers: understandable at the coast in the winter time. Upon arrival we were shown on paper where to go. Not a problem. Pulling into our site we were met by the same lady, monitoring us to ensure we parked and "set up" properly. The site was hardly big enough for our 5th wheel (28ft) and we were asked to park our truck elsewhere, however the park claims not to be responsible for damages if they occur. Those with slides on both sides of their trailers are almost touching their neighbors: ridiculously tight! The bathrooms were always locked: have to get a key from the office. The washers and dryers worked, but were old and rusted. The pricing of the sites was insane. The view is no different anywhere you park. You can't see past the huge sand dunes to the water. The beach is within feet from the park: that is where we spent most of our time. This park is not family friendly and does not give a warm welcome: we felt monitored and were approached for petty things, yet we had to deal with a barking dog next door for the two days we were here. We will not return: the price is not worth the hook-ups considering one can camp on the beach for free. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Before checking in, I asked if I paid for one night and then decided to stay longer if I could get the weekly rate to include the first night and was told yes. When I tried to book a week, the next day (different lady) I was told that I could pay for a week, but the 40 dollars I had already paid could not count toward a weekly rate. I was told that the weekly rate was 165, but then I was charged 190, when I questioned this I was told I was in a higher spot. It is confusing which are standard, premium and deluxe sites. I didn't see a difference in the sites. Next I was charged a $30 electricity deposit. Altogether the nightly rate when booking by the week came to about $32 per night. While in the office a customer called to inquire about monthly bookings and the office girl told him that all of the reservable monthly sites were gone, but there was still lots of empty sites in the campground. The park is clean and the people here are nice, they are making improvements in landscaping. A 5 dollar deposit for a key to the bathrooms and showers. It is a tight squeeze to get a big rig in a site, but can be accomplished and they were happy to help us park. This RV park is definitely the closest to the beach within the area, just yards to the beach. We would stay here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have camped here twice, most recently in April 2009. The office staff has always been friendly and helpful. The biggest plus is the proximity to the beach. The biggest negative is the cramped sites and lack of parking. All in all, we would return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites in this park are very close together. It rained the whole time we were there, and we couldn't open our awning because we were too close to our neighbor. Also our slide out was very close to the neighbor. It's a very noisy park because it's close to the roadway. The staff is not well organized. We had problems with all 3 reservations that we had. The owner was quite rude. We will never stay there again. We booked at Pioneer for next year. Two thumbs down for On The Beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Campsites are very close together. Had to move our vehicle a few times to accommodate our neighbors coming in or leaving. If you want to be close to the beach, this is a good spot though. You don't have to walk far to feel the sand between your toes. However, we went there during spring break and the noise at night on the beach and the beach access road was pretty loud from the music from cars. Not a horrible experience if you just want to stay a few days. We will probably scope out different parks in the area before trying this one again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It was interesting to read a recent review of this park that stated it was a neat little place to stay, or some such wording. Sorry, but we could not agree less! We stayed at this park in site F4 for a month, or what we thought was for a month. We checked in on December 20 and checked out on January 20. According to the office staff, those dates constitute a month and a day. So, we ended up paying for a full month and the alleged extra day, and an extra day's fee for our pet. Oh yes, they nickel and dime you to death at On The Beach! The sites are unbelievably close together, and are a challenge to enter and exit, especially when one is pulling a 34-foot travel trailer behind a 20-foot long one-ton truck! There was absolutely no way we could have had our awning out because it would have certainly touched the motorhome parked next to us. Oh sure, it's wonderful being 150 yards from the beach, but that's the only positive that can be written about this park. The owners and park workers (other RVers) blatantly cater to the RVers who are there for the entire winter, and certainly to those who've made On The Beach their winter home for a few years (we're still wondering why that is). Those who do stay for the winter are really into socializing on a daily basis, and if one does not get involved in their Happy Hour get togethers (some people just don't imbibe), or movie night or Ladies Lunch Out ventures, that's pretty much the last time they even speak to you. The other major, major problem with this park was with their WiFi that they claim they have available. Well, it didn't work properly for three-and-a-half of the four weeks (and a day) we stayed there! My wife and I have individual laptops, and it cost us a total of $40 for the entire time we were there. Because their wireless internet was not working properly (they assured us, on a daily basis, that it was being repaired) we thought we might be entitled to a partial refund. Nope. There are many other nicer looking, better laid out parks in Port Aransas and, in hindsight, we likely should have stayed in one of the other parks. If we ever return to this area, we will definitely not stay at On The Beach. We'd strongly recommend you look for an alternative as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Older design with perceived ' smaller ' situation, this park falls into the 'really neat' category ! NOT for overly fussy, perfectionist types who tediously demand the ' all ducks in a row' community type exhibits. This park is perfect for the area - its toes touch the beach, it's breezy, its pleasantly informal and indeed has a recreational personality. It's clients are typically mature but pleasantly down to earth. Yes, it can be sandy, stony, breezy & other ' negatives', but it IS at a beach. For those who know how to truly relax, how to truly be near a beach and how to adjust their attitude & tolerance levels, this park is great ! For those who want the boring, overly organized, pigeons-in-a-box, golf course appearance, 'retirement home' atmosphere ... this park is not for you ! We see this type of complainer posting, sadly, online reviews that are severely incorrect in their total misjudgement of this ' neat' little park that is indeed " on the Beach ". I suggest to serious folks who aren't too wrapped in their own veneer to simply discard the recent two or three sour grape attacks posted online about this park. Yes - a little tight here and there, but all in all a relaxed, nifty little spot that is truly near the water. This, from a quite long timer who has good things to say about only a handful of parks nation wide ! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the park you want if you want to be very close to the beach. We had site B 12 and it was great. Nice view of the beach and gulf. Work campers in the office were friendly and helpful. This is definitely an older park but is very much like most parks right on the beach. Sites are pretty close together but with no immediate neighbors, that was not a problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely the worst RV park I have ever seen, or stayed. The staff is extremely rude. The grounds are poorly kept. The sites are far too close together and as far as I can tell, in thirty years, they have NEVER bothered to upgrade anything. Yes, it is very close to the beach, however, you will pay dearly for this - as the sounds at night are very loud. You will hear people shouting and a lot of vehicle traffic. The park was vandalized/robbed TWICE while I was there (once each night). We were asked to move our fifth wheel while we were there, however the staff failed to realize they were asking us to move into a site which was inadequate -from a 50amp service to a 30amp service... And once we pointed this out, they reluctantly gave us back our money. We promptly moved to another RV park Finally, there is no concrete to be found at On-The-Beach RV park, and each site is so close together that if the staff doesn't help you, you will not be able to maneuver the alleys/roads... much less park your trailer. Horrible is the best word I can use. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We came very close to staying here, but were so turned off by the attitude of the staff that we opted to stay elsewhere. The first thing we noticed is that they are very disorganized, sloppy about record keeping, one has to constantly correct them. I actually found myself wondering if they were perpetually intoxicated. Second, there is no evidence of gratitude for your business. You get the feeling they feel they're doing their guests a favor. The dealbreaker was their extremely high and rigid cancellation fees (even with 30 days notice). They assured us they're always nearly full so they can clearly fill the spaces. They really cash in on cancellations. I'm ok with stict policies (with the exception of their extreme cancellation fees) if you have your house in order and understand that your guests *are* your business but the overall vibe of this place was so bad that we decided we didn't want to support this park. We won't be recommending it to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was surprised to read the prior reviews. We camped at this campground this past June & absolutely loved it! It is literally 'on the beach' & on the quaint, rustic side. While the sites are a little small, we had no problem fitting our 36 ft, 4 slide 5th wheel into a site & was even able to use our awning easily. The staff were work campers & they were very friendly & informative! They were leaving in August so no doubt, new people are working the desk now. To get to the beach, you walk to the back of the campground to where there's a gate & then follow along a wooden decked sidewalk till you arrive at the beach - believe me, it's right there! We could walk from the beach to our campsite in a minute. We had a wonderful time during our stay & we will be returning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We actually kept our camper here all summer. Very close to the ocean. The sites are not level, they are made of shell and don't look that great. But its VERY close to the ocean and the staff is very friendly. We had a great time here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We booked a stay here but upon arrival changed our minds and went elsewhere. The roads are not paved. They are made of crushed oyster shell. The sites are crushed oyster shell with a concrete patio/picnic pad. The grass was sparse. The sites were tight as were the roads in the park. Class A's, I think would have a difficult time. All this dirt and oyster shell translates into one thing: dust. No thanks. It's only saving grace is that it's on the beach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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We camped for the first time at this park. The park was very clean it had concrete pads in front of the camp sites and picnic tables. The roads were a little tight to turn and park, most were pull-thru. The restroom/shower was clean but only one shower/toilet in the mens. Stones throw from the beach. Lady that checked us in was real nice Norma was her name I think. We will be going back. We camped here 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 here in a Motorhome.
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 here in a Travel Trailer.
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 here in a Motorhome.
This is a large park with boardwalk access to the beach and gulf. It has paved roads and sites. One needs to unhook a tow vehicle before going to the site due to turns in the park. The office is well-equipped and staff was pleasant. There is an activity schedule for winter Texans and some meals are served in the common hall. Dogs can be walked throughout the park and are welcome on the beach if leashed. There is a large dog run also. We would definitely stay here again. Discounts are applied if staying a week or longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just walk over the boardwalk at the park, and you are on the lovely beach. Better yet, drive your golf cart over then drive up the beach to Port Aransas for shopping as many people do. How wonderful! This is not a 55 park so your hot tub visits may provide more interesting than what you are used to. The facilities are good, and I can see why this is a popular park. I loved sitting on the beach at night during a warm evening. You will probably like this park as well but watch out for the tiny red ants. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is our second winter stay here and we can say without equivocation that this is a well-run CG. The place is clean and trash is picked up daily. There are plenty of seasonal campers and snowbirds who do have bikes, grills and other stuff around their rigs, but the sites are neat and orderly. There are lots of friendly work campers. If it bothers some reviewers that most RVs here are towables rather than Class A's, my suggestion is that they spend the time to read and learn that towables currently comprise 90% of the RV market. As for the size of the sites, as full-timers we can say that these are better than average, particularly with respect to the fact that the CG is in a resort area and is essentially on the beach. The price cited is with a monthly rate for the most expensive pull-though sites; there was a significant reduction in price this year. There are lots of organized activities during the winter months for those who like that sort of thing, but there is no pressure to join in. We have a site overlooking the large birding pond; having a cup of coffee in the morning while watching egrets, herons, and spoonbills is a great way to wake up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Are you looking for full hook-ups, two pools, 66+ cable clear cable channels, everything clean and well kept?? This is it. Internet access is pretty good, they have 5 or 6 towers to connect. We've stayed here a couple of times before. We always have our golf cart as Pioneer has a boardwalk directly to the beach that will accommodate the largest golf carts. No ATVs, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, etc. which makes it nice. No teenagers zooming around being disrespectful. Speed limit in the park is 5 mph. The park is monitored but not so much that you feel like they are spying on you. Very friendly management. There are quite a few full time residents, but there has never been a problem. The two pools are sparkling clear and stay open late, one until 11:00 p.m. and the larger pool open ALL NIGHT!! probably seasonal, but a big YES! as we've stayed in parks where the pools close at 8:00 p.m. even in the summer. Not here, and by the way the ocean was open 24 - 7 as well. Grounds well maintained, restrooms/showers up to date and clean. We've stayed here a few times, sites in the "West Bank" are off a road that is a more narrow but manageable. See ya next summer! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners of this park have tried to re-define the meaning to the term “Resort” but this park is anything but. As soon as we had checked in and were led onto the property we felt that this was one of the less nicer places we have ever stayed at. It is a concrete jungle with no trees or shrubbery to speak of, and they pack the RVs in like they were sardines. The far majority of the rigs were either travel trailers or 5th wheels with less than a handful of Class A's. When we were led to our sight, the staff member guiding us never got out of his golf cart until the back of our rig came into contact with a truck parked along the drive. Although I accept responsibility for having ultimate control, I thought it was the staff members’ job to get us into the site safely, a bad assumption on my part! I guess the staffer's only job was to help me read the big bold numbers for the sites so I parked in the right one. All he could say was that it could have been a lot worse, and his coworker who arrived a few minutes later was heard to say that maybe I needed a smaller RV. This is a place where the majority of campers park and flock here on weekends leaving their rig unattended during the week. Obviously some of the residents are permanent, contrary to the web site, which seems lacking. The beach is a very long walk, difficult if you have small kids and are toting typical beach stuff. If you love ants, this is the place for you. On the plus side, the pools and the laundry areas are very clean and the bags of ice reasonably priced. The office staff was very professional but not friendly, making me realize their focus is solely on the $$ and not on customer satisfaction. We left a day early. We will not return here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park. It has many seasonal and longer stay rigs. It allows golf carts and has activities for children. So on weekends it is busy and active. Look both ways when walking off your site. Did have a Frisbee bounce off the coach but dad took it away after he saw it happen. The usual walk through your site stuff. Most long term sites were in good shape, though some did look their age. An OK time but would look for a more quiet location. We were here for a rally so had no choice. My car and 45 ft rig just fit on site. Note for dogs, the TX stickle burrs are what you have for grass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite parks mostly because it is close to a wonderful beach. I totally disagree with the previous post. The park is well maintained and its workers keep it immaculate. The bathrooms and showers are always spotless. The landscaping this year is poor; not by fault of the park but because of the Texas drought. The sites are spacious with nice patios and plenty of room for a truck or toad. There are a multitude of activities for winter Texans. The office staff tries it best to deal with a very busy season. This was our fourth winter here and we intend to return. The only faults we find are an unheated pool and poor Wi-Fi at times when it is busy. Yes, they did build a dog run, but this was voted as the most needed item by the park guests. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at the Pioneer RV Resort in Port Aransas, Texas for the second time last winter and I would rate the park as mediocre at best. The sites are small and everyone is jammed together so there is little room to park a tow vehicle. They have an insufficient number of rest rooms but they were able to build a dog run instead of addressing the people problem. To make matters worse they had two of the restrooms closed for the entire winter season and the guests were told it was for remodeling but no construction activity was observed. The staff in the front office is also very unfriendly and act like they are doing the guests a favor by allowing them to stay in the park and take money. Customers are also often asked to move to another site for no apparent reason. When they do move the site they vacated is often empty for a long time. There is also inequity in the amount persons are charged because some are given special deals and others are not. The park also has a policy where they charge visitors ten dollars for a daily visitors pass. Considering the very expensive monthly fee this is outrageous. I would only recommend this park to those who enjoy poor customer service, close quarters and a park that smells like a sewer system. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent a week here during a time when the area had a "red tide" and bad weather. It rained nearly every day and the surrounding mud flats always had standing pools of water. The resort people keep saying "we need it, we need the rain", but i couldn't understand why since the whole island was only sand and mud flats? It was cold out but the temp did get to 70 degrees for one day however the constant 25 to 35 mph wind took away the pleasantness of that day. The sites are concrete, and large but the type of saw grass that grows here produces thousands of burrs and thistles that blow around the entrance-ways to the RV. Eventually these thistles get inside the RV and one ends up stepping barefoot onto them. After a few painful removal by tweezers operations we decided to wear shoes indoors all the time. Our pet cat didn't like it here. To be fair, we need to return here again during good weather because the people at the resort were very friendly to us and we went to the clubhouse and participated in many activities. They made us feel at home. Unfortunately the resort was only half full when we stayed there in December. The winter Texans there told us of better years where the place was totally filled by Christmas. No such luck this time. A word of note: the maintenance people are especially "ornery" and do not tolerate any parking on the grass and will berate anyone that breaks this rule. I got it twice, even though only one tire was on the grass only. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I spent two months at this park, the rate is based on that fact. I found this park to be as near perfect as possible. Escort to your site, help parking your rig. Restrooms and showers are tile and immaculate and cleaned several times during the day. Trash pick up at your site. Concrete pads and patio, each with picnic table. Sites are wide enough and, as stated, sand with sparse grass. Two heated pools and spa. Daily activities in a huge recreational hall. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday they serve breakfast and lunch. Very good food at below reasonable prices. Office staff are very helpful and aware of all local businesses. A short walk on the boardwalk and you are on the beach. The only negative about Port Aransas is the never ending wind, but then this the Gulf Coast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our first long term stay at this campground and we continue to be impressed by how well it is run. There are a large number of work-campers pick up daily trash at sites, police the grounds, etc. The park has been unusually empty for this time of year; no more than half full in December. It probably will pick up a bit in January, but with the slow economy no one is sure. Having so many vacancies does somewhat make up for the narrow sites, though. Most of the campers this time of year are snowbirds and there are a fairly large number of activities each week for them. However, there is no pressure to participate. The park wifi seems better than I remember it six months ago, but that maybe due to the smaller number of campers. The rate shown is for a month on a premium site (plus electricity). One maintenance item that needs improvement is the condition of the grass in the areas between the sites. As a result of the sandy soil and the swarms of birds, the grass is almost non-existent; and that results in sand being tracked into RVs. Not a big deal, but a park as nice as this one should resolve this issue. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park at the beach, although there are dunes between the sites and the beach with a boardwalk to the beach. (With the wind as it was, that was likely a blessing.) Well-maintained, groomed, beautiful sites. You can drive on the beach (requires $12 permit, good for a year). The beach here is clean, flat, and walkable at all times of day or night. There are two pools in the park, one quite large. Staff helpful; escort to site. Immaculate bathrooms and showers. We stayed for four days and would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoyed the park & the beach. Pool was nice for kids and not to packed. It's a large park with a lot of RVs and golf carts. We did have to watch for speeding carts with the kids and dog. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We LOVED this resort. Everyone was very friendly. The slab sites helped with the sand issues. Very convenient to the beach and the pools are refreshing and clean. We will be staying again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, well kept park. All sites concrete and appeared to be level. Didn't have any trouble checking in, we had to arrive late after picking up my son from Corpus Christi. Front office friendly, but not over baring. Sites do have picnic tables, cable worked good, as did Wi-Fi. Didn't have any trouble maneuvering the park, we pull a 34' 5th wheel. Golf carts are allowed in the park, we brought ours. Didn't witness any reckless golf cart driving. There is a boardwalk to the beach. Wide enough for the largest golf cart, with pull-out areas on the boardwalk to let pedestrians and golf carts go by. The park has a policy of not allowing rented golf carts on property. I did notice staffers driving around on golf carts either policing the area or fixing things, they always waved with a smile on their faces. There are two pools, we used the larger one closest to the office, good sized pool for an RV park. The pool itself was clean and the area around well maintained. We enjoyed our brief stay and plan on coming back. Sites are what they are, not really closer together than any other park close to a major attraction - this one...THE BEACH! We had plenty of room for our slides, truck and golf cart parking, too windy for awing. Lot's of local wildlife, mostly birds we saw flocks of roseate spoonbills, and my daughter was captivated by the jack rabbits close to the boardwalk entrance. We ate out a couple of times, as there are numerous restaurants near by and grilled some some local seafood we purchased in town. It doesn't get much better than this. We will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The sites for the most part are very tight for a large fifth wheel. Campers park trucks and golf carts right next to the road which leaves zero room to maneuver. Golf carts buzz by everywhere even on the boardwalk which makes it necessary for pedestrians to move so they can squeeze by. There are ants and stickers everywhere and although there are two pools they are packed all the time and they are small. The beach is so so, you are allowed to drive on it and there is a lot of trash on the beach itself. Perhaps on a non holiday weekend this would have been better? There are some larger spots but those mostly seem to be dedicated to snowbirds. The people are friendly for the most part, but the gentlemen on golf carts by the front office are grumpy and unhelpful. Some assistance getting our large trailer into their very small site (which I questioned the staff about BEFORE we came), would have been most welcome. As it was we had to ask our neighbors for help and asked another neighbor to move their truck so we wouldn't hit it trying to make our turn. Three people came up to shake my husbands hand the next day. Hardly a relaxing vacation dodging golf carts and picking up trash on the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a well-run park that is clean and well-maintained. The price quoted is based on a weekly rate for a premium site. All roads and sites are paved and have concrete patios. The sites are long enough for a large motorhome and a toad but they are relatively narrow. However, they typical of beach resort campgrounds. There are lots of pull-throughs and getting in and out of sites is easy. The beach is just a short walk over the dunes on the boardwalk. Although it is apparently always a problem, the park management is pro-active with respect to non-residents cutting through the property to access the beach. The free Wi-Fi worked well most of the time; we switched to cellular when the park was crowded on the weekend. Port Aransas is a windy locale, but the dunes do a lot to buffer the campgrounds from the strongest gusts. All-in-all we liked it enough to decide to come back here next winter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a beautiful park, lovely wooden walkway to the beach, birding ponds (roseate spoonbills!), all facilities very well-kept, very well-managed place. Our only problem was not their fault. It's quite a ways out from town, and we don't have a tow car. There IS a town shuttle that stops right in front of the office hourly until 5 p.m., with a wonderful local driver who pointed out all sorts of places of interest. We enjoy some night life, though, so ended up paying quite a bit for cabs. Lots of fun bars and restaurants in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite parks and we have wintered here for the past three years. The rate reflects the monthly cost. Maintenance and cleanliness of the park is second to none. We love the beach access which is the main reason we return. There are lots of activities. Shopping and dining out are reasonably close. We love it here and will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK, all the posts are true. This is a nice park, beautifully maintained. Here's the down side: the wind blows nonstop. I repeat nonstop. We paid for a month and left a week early. The wind is just too much. Could not sleep. That's how bad it was. Just be prepared! No shade. Rate based on monthly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everything they said it was. $45/night was a bit steep. The only problem was that some of the activities scheduled were for people who had been there all winter, you just couldn't join in. The weather was horrible (rain and a low of 26 degrees). We were a couple of hundred yards from the beach, but could not see it because of the dunes. If you like being around 400 other people, need an activity center, pool, and showers this is the place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a top notch RV Park that has beach access. Short walk to the boardwalk access to the beach, and it is fabulous! The facilities are excellent, the sites level and all concrete. This is a great park for using the beach, and the sites are easy to get into for the pull through sites. We would return in a heartbeat! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a huge open park with all paved roads and sites. Great beach access via boardwalk. Like all Gulf coast parks it can be very windy. Friendly staff, full amenities and lots of activities in clubhouse. A little too structured for us as you had to sign up ahead of time for them. Laundry facilities are very busy. There are mainly winter residents who kept to themselves. It is pricey for what you get. Wi-fi was just okay. We camped here in a fifth wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well-kept campground, large sites, too cold for pools even though they were available. Had to pay for cable TV ($2.50/night). Close to the beach and town of Port Aransas. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a clean, nice, somewhat cramped RV park. The units are placed too close together. There are two swimming pools and a large clean hot tub. The RV park is in a rural setting and about 4 miles from Port Aransas which is beautiful The one thing that really makes this park a great long term place to stay is that it is with walking distance of the beach and that makes the place right if you like the beach. I have a dog and the solid beach that doubles as a road is a great place to jog-15 mph please. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Was a nice park. It's a little too high priced, and the staff was pro-winter Texan. Which is great, if you are a winter Texan. Had lots of RV shuffling during our stay. Made us nervous about getting our RV run into. We may come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very clean, well maintained park just a short walk on a boardwalk to the beach. We had a very nice back-in spot in the back of the park away from the highway noise which, for us, would be very annoying. We stayed here before the arrival of all the Winter Texans so the park was only about half full and we had no close neighbors. The rates were more than we would normally want to spend but we decided to pay the price to be close to the water. We stayed four weeks and the daily rate reflects the added cost of electricity and cable television. We would be hard pressed to stay longer at these rates. The Wi-Fi only worked part of the time. There were several connections available and some worked better than others. We would stay here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After lots of research we decided to stay at Pioneer, and I definitely have mixed feelings about it. We opted for an expensive site as I didn't want to be near the highway listening to the cars buzz by. Actually all of the sites are very good so that was a waste of money. While the park has lots of amenities, I felt it was very expensive, and I felt nickel and dimed after having to pay extra for cable and electric on top of the very high price. Our site was facing in a terrible direction for the 30-40 mph winds. Every time we opened our front door it just about ripped off the hinges. While the location is close to the beach and has a nice boardwalk, I think we would have been happier with money in our pockets in a different park. We probably will not go back to this location. There are many other parks in the area that are less. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is no site selection management. We had a extra long RV Coach park adjacent to our site during our stay, blocking the breeze and view. Many other sites were available to allow RV separation, however, sites were assigned starting from one end to the other with no forethought of type rig. When we complained, the park staff said we could move to another site. They further stated the computer assigns sites. I requested a refund and cut our stay short by one day. Had to argue to get the refund! Also, no picnic table on our site. Some sites had two but I hated to complain and did without. We have been coming here for many years but this will be our last visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Second time we've stayed here. Long, level pull through sites. Good Wi-Fi and cable although they charge extra for the cable. Mosquitoes were rampant after the recent rain. Bring repellent. Since there are so many choices, I'm not sure I would stay here again until checking out some other parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is clean, pleasant and an easy walk to the beach, also convenient to shopping and restaurants in town. There is no shade, however the sites are grassy and level, and they are very close together. The pool is large and enjoyable. I would recommend this park and would probably stay here again, although not in the extremely hot summer months. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at this park a number of times in the past but probably will not again. The park rules are simply not being enforced. People not picking up after pets and are feeding the birds; it is becoming a problem with droppings everywhere. Many vehicles at a single site and parked on the grass or half in the roadway. We ended up backing half a block with the rig because of vehicles parked half in the street with no one around. Golf carts are everywhere and take the right of way in the streets and the boardwalk to the beach with many being driven by young kids with no supervision. We observed many were parked on the grass or half way in the streets. Cable is now an extra daily charge. WiFi was intermittent but good when it worked. The mosquitoes were horrendous. In Port A, the city sprays nightly. On the plus side, they have a great breakfast on weekends, even though the prices have gone up. In general, it appears the park has peaked and is starting to slide down hill from lack of care by owners and mangers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our fourth Memorial Day weekend in this park but a new rule has been instituted that will probably make this our last stay. Since our kids live in nearby Corpus Christi, we invite them to have dinner with us one evening. The new rule charges all visitors $10 just to enter Pioneer Beach Resort, even if they are only staying a couple of hours. We realize the economy is in a downturn but we cannot abide this over-reaching tactic. Adios Pioneer Beach Resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Like so many others, we used to really enjoy going to this park, but now find the park has lost touch with reality. We had a month long reservation, but experienced a death (my father) in our family one week prior. The refund policy was still followed, so we lost half the month's cost. We did show up 3 weeks later, post funeral, and discovered the cost has gone up and they even charge a petty $2.50/day for cable TV. WiFi is OK, but intermittent. The work campers are friendly, but the real owners are not quite as in touch with their customers. We'd recommend you look around, perhaps Gulf Waters, before finalizing on this place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in slot 325 which was right next to the boardwalk going to the beach. Great park, clean, good size spaces, lots of nice green grass !! The park was very quiet. We had a nice breeze everyday and will go back ! The Port Aransas shuttle comes to the park every 45 minutes for those that need it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I personally stayed in the park March of 2009 (wrote review in Nov 2009) and recommended this park to a friend who stayed here in March of 2010. (He does not have an account online and was not very impressed with the park. This is his review.) The Wi-Fi here is a joke. The laundry is way too small. A rattler was killed near the laundry. The on site breakfasts were great. They love to move you around to different sites. Has excessive charges for electricity. There are many activities in the clubhouse. It's a nice walk to and on the beach. Has a great shuttle into town. The hot tub and restrooms were excellent. Other campers were decently friendly. Final statement: This is an ok place, will most likely look for other facilities in the future. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a relatively nice RV park with a few exceptions. The entrance & exit onto the highway is dangerous - there should be a turning lane. Good proximity to the beach. We were here during spring break and it provided great diversion. The sites are concrete and fairly level. They have two pools but neither of them were heated - cold cold cold. This was a huge disappointment. The laundry facilities are older and requires coins. If you don't have enough quarters, you have to drive over to the office and buy some from them. No change machine or detergent dispenser in the laundry room. The garbage bins were overflowing on several occasions and there is only one location (near the office) for the whole park. They drive around daily to pick up garbage however you can't leave the bag on the road because the birds attack it as soon as you put it out. We stayed here for a month and we could count the days that we had less than a 10 mph wind. It blows here all the time. And many times with that wind comes sand and salt. We had our awning out once for an hour or so. The park is close to Port Aransas for groceries (although there is only one grocery store - IGA) and many good restaurants (lots of seafood). There are several WI-FI servers to choose from in the park however the signal is hit and miss most of the time. We were constantly changing servers as the speed changed. People here were very friendly and the park was kept clean. During the winter season they have an inexpensive breakfast & lunch menu in the Rec hall on weekends and lots of the usual activities throughout the week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We almost did not stop here because of the previous review. In thinking about it I can't quite figure out why the reviewer had concerns about who was in what site and how often they moved. It makes me want to review the review more than the campground. That reviewer obviously had issues with something more than what they are saying. This campground is a fair, middle of the road campground. It is a bit too expensive for it's condition and amenities, but it you are paying for being on the beach. As with ANY campground on the beach, it will be windy and you will get a layer of salt on everything. The paved sites are pretty close together and long term residents are allowed to put up their own structures which can be an eyesore. We are paying a daily rate so electricity is not a problem. The Wi-Fi is strong and fast. But we are fairly close to the office. The worst thing about our site is that it is next to the main road so we get a lot of road noise both day and night. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our month-long stay was pleasant enough but: the Wi-Fi service in this park is a joke. It’s essentially non-existent. Like the Wi-Fi service, management is non-existent. With the exception of the delightful woman at the breakfast counter, the people who work here don’t seem terribly happy. This place is lacking any “personality”. Rig moving is a frequent occurrence. Practically every day we saw someone move from one site to another: often just one or two sites over. We kept asking ourselves “Why?” Our electric meter didn’t work. We discovered that several in the park don’t work and the way the park dealt with us at check out was to arbitrarily charge us for 10 kwh per day. The mail is delivered to your box the day after it arrives at the park. Seems like an unnecessary delay to us. Packages can be picked up only during a 90-minute window. Prices are going up. Current monthly rate is $100 more than it was when we made our reservation. There were always open sites. This big-rig friendly park has three things going for it. (1) The beach (2) Friendly residents who come back year after year (3) Tasty weekend breakfasts that are a great deal and a great way to meet friendly residents. Assuming the place will be more expensive, and still not have decent Wi-Fi, when we're this way again, we’ll pass next time. Two more things to note about this location. (1) It’s always windy (2) Salt gets everywhere! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was large but not attractive. There are no trees in the newer section of the park. The grass is completely full of sand burrs. There is a delightful boardwalk to the beach with a large, wonderful beach that allows dogs. There is always a brisk breeze or stronger wind blowing salt spray on everything. After a month we had rust on our steps, on our bikes, on our motorhome brakes, on just about everything that could rust. Too bad because we liked Port Aransas and the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a nice park but the some problems with internet service. The staff says the net admin has a program that slows it down on the system. The owners need to think their hiring practices when it comes to management, we stayed at their other park in Palacios and both this and the other one have rude people running the operations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price is monthly rate ($400/month). They have different rates for pull through vs back in and for spots close to the beach. Our spot was a standard back in spot. Still only a 5 min walk to the beach. Staff was friendly and very helpful when another park gave away our reserved spot. They offered to let us stay for a couple nights and if we decided to sign up for a month they would put the amount toward the monthly rate. Clean, well kept and convenient location. Lots of snowbirds and plenty of activities at the clubhouse. The only major downside is the grass if full of stickers, so no running around barefoot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent park. Only negative is that they liked to move people around for no reason apparent to me. I had three different spots in two weeks and they were all of the generic back in's variety. I found some people seemed to be a little unfriendly, but I found out later that most of those have been here for many winters. They have made their friends already. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our second time hear, this year for 3 weeks. Compared to our 2 week stay last year, our stay is less enjoyable... grounds are not being well kept, less club house activity, some of the office staff is a little snarly. Seems to be a lot less folks here compared to the same time last year. Main attraction is the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this park mostly because of the location next to a fabulous beach. The park is spotlessly maintained, with loads of activities, and a great staff. The restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are top notch. The sites are all cement with nice patio areas. This is our second time during pre-winter season and it is one of our favorite places. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good camping experience! Weather was really hot: 95+ degrees every day which is unusual for this time of year. Appreciated the daily trash pick-up. Friendly folks all over the place! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Just finished a week at Pioneer Beach Resort.We have never stayed at any campsite at the beach. We were escorted to our site by a volunteer in a golf cart who help us back in and hook up our cable. The cable was awesome and the site were very clean. The family bath house is the nicest cleanest public bath house I have ever used and we camp at many state and rv parks. Almost everyone has a golfcart and I found that if I had one I would have been using it too! The rv park is big and would find a cart to be useful navigating to and from the boardwalk to the beach.You are just a few minutes from town and shops. There is a trolley/van that will take you there for a minimal amount. Next time I will use that too! I thought our location was perfect it could have only been better if we had a corner spot. I would have given them a "10" if they had more palm trees! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a good site. Close to board walk to the beach. Don't forget your golf cart! The park is huge and I wished I had one! You can drive it on the board walk over to the beach. About a half mile up the island there is a beach access road where you can drive your truck on the beach. Park was packed on the weekend with kids and families. Restrooms were somewhat clean. Laundry room was nice . We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice park, but expensive. And, then they charge extra for our 3 kids. Desk staff wasn't that friendly, but the guy who escorted us to our site was like a long-lost grandpa. There wasn't much water in their ponds. The grass or lack thereof is a challenge to deal with. Our dog and kids had stickers everywhere. The sites are concrete, and the boardwalk to the beach are positive amenities, but the close sites and grass burrs really detract from the appeal of this place. We have returned because there is no decent competition. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Over priced for a slab of cement almost awning to awning near the beach (rate reflects super site + cable + electric for a week), which was covered with seaweed and unusable other than to walk on if you could find a path. Was told super site simply meant closer to the boardwalk (needs to be cleaned off) and the large pool (which was closed for 2.5 days of the 7 we were there for cleaning and repair). Very hot and humid and windy this time of year and we would not return to Mustang later than April 1 if we come again. Lots of seasonal Winter Texans and weekend local trailers take up sites with annual rental. Great place to come for quiet beach life, as the town is geared to lots of restaurants (Shells and Pelican Landing were the best we found) and expensive beach shops, many of whom are open when they feel like it during this time of year. Trolley to downtown every hour; 2 pools; lots of rules without much observance or consequence; pet friendly but many don't "pick up"; very friendly workampers; would return if rate was better and didn't have to pay for cable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really loved this park. It is just yards away from the beach, and their Wi-Fi was wonderful. This park was kept very clean, the sites are cement pads, and the laundry room and bathrooms and showers were all very clean at all times. The pool was clean also, and much fun for the family. The only strike I would give them is that they needed to keep their boardwalk clear of sand. The management hosts, and full-time neighbors were all great. This is an awesome place to stay and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again. (We stayed a month.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has it all! Great, friendly staff. Great location. Very nice amenities. Nice, level, cement pads with wide spaces for your slideouts. Easy, short walk to the beach. Very family friendly and safe. Cable hookups for those rare occasions when you have down time. I can't really say anything bad about this park. I will definitely stay here again if I am in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here with an Escapee Rally. The park has paved roadways and parking spots. The rec building and pools are great -- clean and up to date. The walk to the beach is really a plus since you don't have to drive your vehicle to the beach. The drive to Port Aransas is only 4 miles or you can take the trolley. The park staff are doing a great job here. The Wi-Fi is really good with many pick-up points around the park. The new golf course is next door for golfers. We will definitely return in the future. One suggestion, drive thru Corpus Christi and along the road on Mustang Island to reach the park. Skip the ferry unless you don't mind long waits. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park! Weather could have been better. Great fishing in the area. Friendly and helpful staff. Many activities in March before the "Winter Texan's" leave for home. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park with a private boardwalk leading to the beach. It is about 3 miles south of Port Aransas so you'll need to drive or ride the trolley to get to stores and restaurants. The pull-through sites are just large enough for a big rig and car, and the pads were all concrete with a small patio and picnic table. The pool and spa facilities were very nice, as were the office and common areas. Staff were very friendly and very helpful, which is no small accomplishment in a park as big and busy as this one is! We were there during peak season (spring break) and did not have any problems or inconveniences. We will surely go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although the park is within walking distance via a private boardwalk, the park has 500 sites and is like a small city. We wanted to camp here for a month but we wound up being shuffled to different campsites every week or so because they were "full" during spring break in March. We noticed many empty premium sites all through the park but were told they were unavailable. If you have a site by "the fence" you will hear the road noise from highway 361--the main road through Port Aransas. During spring break, the place was packed with unruly adolescents and their friends. Many teens drove electric golf carts through the park at top speed. Some raided coolers from adult campsites. And, despite camp quiet hours, many of these spring breakers partied well into the night. If this reflects the "family friendly" label for this park, we'll probably go elsewhere next time. Perhaps the place has a more civilized atmosphere during the fall and winter months when many Winter Texans find refuge from the cold weather states. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is monthly. Great location. Easy beach access and the trolley to town (25 cents) stops hourly. Site are fairly close but still room for slides and lawn chairs on small concrete patio. Good Wi-Fi. Good satellite reception. Good cell phone reception. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 6 nights while visiting friends in the area. The staff was friendly and helpful. While we were there we looked at the other RV parks in the area and concluded that Pioneer was the nicest for the price. Gulf Waters was probably the nicest but is quite a bit more money. The park was almost full with snowbirds while we were there. Gulf Waters was probably 1/3 full probably because of the price. There is a trolley that comes by hourly that will take you into town. Riding a bike on the beach is just a fantastic experience. We will stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great facility! Clean, spacious, paved sites. Easy to access pull throughs and convenient hookups. Great location, with a short walk to the beach, and very short drive to the town of Port Aransas. Super friendly staff, and fun planned activities. Pools looked great; we didn't swim because the weather was a bit chilly. Quiet at night; the only sounds are the ocean breezes and waves lapping on the shore. We will stay here again. It is a first rate vacation destination. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for two months this past winter. We had never been to Port Aransas before and fell in love with it. The weather was perfect and the park is located just over the dunes from a fabulous beach. The staff was wonderful and there are lots of planned daily activities. The park is mostly cement but it is pretty and the sites are all level with cement patios. Everything was spotless and we really loved it. We would definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with the main asset being the proximity to the beach. Good social programs including aerobics, golf, Thanksgiving Dinner, weekend breakfasts, etc. Sites are on the small size, with narrow roadways making it somewhat difficult for larger units to manipulate. WiFi & cable work very well. $30 per night includes extra charge for cable... also electrical is extra. If we come back to Texas next winter, we plan to stay here for the month of November. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location - only a dune away from the beach. There is a nice boardwalk across the dune as well as a fresh-water rinse station. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. The restroom/shower facilities were immaculately clean. The sites were a little close together, and there were a number of sticker-burrs. The park charges $3.00 per person per day for more than 2 people at a site. The rate of $42 per night includes an extra $9.00 we were charged because of our 3 children. We will return, but the price (and published increase effective April 2009 of $4.00 per person over 2 per site) will limit returns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Huge, well maintained, excellent friendly staff. We stayed during offseason so it was practically empty towards the back. All concrete pads/driveways. Food at the rec hall was cheap and worth it when too tired from all day beach/fishing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by far the best place our family has stayed at. This place is perfect for young families. There is plenty to do for the small children, yet is active enough for parents who also like to have a good time. Having the beach within walking beach was great. In our group were people in their 40's 30's 20' teens and small children and everyone enjoyed their stay and couldn't wait to come back. Port Aransas also has so much to offer for everyone looking for summer fun. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a really nice campground. They do not allow you to request a particular site in the campground to park even if the park is not full! Apparently, they are booked solid through the summer and project an attitude of needing to cooperate with their patrons. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is HUGE... and for the most part - well-managed, however, the reason I rated it as a "6" is because some of the sites are older, and this is where they put us, and as a result, it was very difficult to get into, and extremely hard to get out of. And, during our stay, one of the permanent residents there was constantly "remodeling" his trailer and was parked in several adjacent slots. It was noisy, and treated as a junk-yard during our entire (7-day) stay. The staff were friendly, the pool well-kept, the hot tub well-managed, and overall, the property is nice. But, due to our "neighbors", this stay was not one of our better experiences. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a good location if you wish to visit Port Aransas. There are many pull thru sites with all the necessary hook ups. No trees and a little distance from the beach. However, they do have a built walk way to the beach area. It was very windy while we were here so did get to enjoy being outside at the campsite. One thing we did notice is they seem to put everyone on top of one another. There were many empty campsites but they had all of us side by side at one end of the campground. It would be nice if the staff would give some consideration to this arrangement especially when the park is far from full. We did not use the facilities in the camp ground so no comment there. And we've noticed that the word RV Resort seems to be miss used in many of the camp grounds in that they are far from my idea of a resort. We would stay here again for the convenience of visiting the gulf coast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park. Very close to the Gulf (just walk across the boardwalk), and also close to Port Aransas, so it was very easy to run into town for a nice seafood dinner. The park is extremely clean, everyone is very helpful, and there are plenty of facilities for all campers. We would highly recommend this facility for anyone visiting the Texas coast. By the way, you can drive on the beach in Port Aransas, so many campers bring their "beach carts" to drive back and forth to the beach from their trailers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent the month of March here and could not have been more happy with our choice. But lets face it when you are a short walk from the beach its easy to overlook any of the small complaints, if any, you can find with this park. It does however pay to remember that you are on the ocean and most days were windy. Perhaps a blessing in July and August but a bit annoying in March. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow! This is a great place to stay. Beautiful campground with all paved roads and sites, very nice facilities - two pools, activity center, woodworking center, fish cleaning area, etc. and great staff. If you love birds, you'll love this park. Birding areas are included inside the park with many sites right next to them. Activities are slowing down now that it is April but if you are here in the winter, you will never have a dull moment. You could wear yourself out going to everything. Folks here in the park are real nice and friendly too. The beach is just a short walk (or drive)away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with a lot of activities on site. You can walk down the boardwalk to the beach from the park or enjoy one of their two pools. The only drawback for us was that the sites are a little small. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park with one or two problems: blind side back-ins and narrow streets which made backing in a problem. Luckily there were no RVs parked across from us! Staff was not overly friendly or knowledgeable: asked for a place to eat and they could not tell us. But they did adjust our daily rate to a weekly rate when we decided to stay 7 nights instead of 4. Laundry was clean and neat. We will probably go back, but request sites away from the highway noise and one easier to get into. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the nicest RV parks we have ever stayed in. We had an electrical issue upon arrival, and by the time I returned from the office they were out working to fix the problem. A great location with great staff. Plenty of grassy areas and a short walk to the beach. We will defnitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We are first time campers at this campground; we really enjoyed the park. The large pool was very nice and clean. Maintenance and ground keeping was actively being performed while we were staying at the park. The board walk to the beach was well maintained, the beach access was easy to reach. We would definitely stay at this park again and recommend it to friends. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pretty much your typical RV Park. The one thing that I absolutely hated was the fact that they allowed the golf carts on the board walk to the beach. There is not enough room for a person walking and a golf cart to pass. You either have to jump up on the railing or back step to a bench where you can stand on that to let them pass. In my point of view, they shouldn't allow this. It wasn't as if there were only one or two golf carts in the park either. There were a lot. The sites were nice and level thanks to the cement pads you parked on. The beach is a 5 minute walk tops from anywhere in the park. Clean and well kept. Free high speed internet which was nice also. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park with a great location near the beach. The sites are concrete and level, although slightly tight. The restrooms/showers had a ant problem and really need major remodeling. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our first impression made us question our choice of camp ground, as all we saw was a crowded parking lot, that was completely full of RVs. As we walked around, we realized that it is only a short walk to the beach. The sand dunes prohibit you from seeing the beach from your site. The pool was one of the best I've ever seen. We started liking where we were. There were lots of young families like us. The campers were very friendly. The office staff could be a little nicer, but we didn't have any problems. The trolley does stop at this campground. Its a short distance to town. On weekends, the campground kitchen sells burgers and such at a reasonable price. After driving around town, we realized this was the best park. We had a great time and would definitely go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pleasant campground, just yards from the Gulf. Beaches are not pristine in this area; tons of washed up seaweed not yet cleaned up. Our perspective is this: The beaches are not taken care of; dogs crap on them, the drunks leave their beer can trash, and driving on them should be stopped. As far as Pioneer is concerned; watch where you step!!! No dog scooping done here! Quiet time at nite not enforced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff were most accommodating, helpful and friendly. We were parked directly across from a pond which was home to various types of birds. The grounds were very clean and the other campers, as usual, were very friendly. We will definitely enjoy returning to this location We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful campground. Just a hop, skip and a jump to the water. Beach was just wonderful. Bathrooms and showers very well maintained. Staff was awesome. Very, Very helpful. Grass at the all the sites. Would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 5 days. A lot to do In the area. And lots of fresh seafood from the docks nearby. The staff there is very helpful with just about anything you might need. It has great beach acess also. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here 3 nights and had a great time. Our site number 325 was right at the boardwalk that goes to the beach. We could hear the ocean surf at our site. The staff was very friendly. The resort is clean and well maintained. Cable TV costs extra, but worth it. WiFi is free and a little slower than our DSL service at home. The premium sites have plenty of room. We would definitely go back. It will be a shame if the resort closes next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Many, many RV Parks to choose from in this area. We picked a good one. The boardwalk to the beach was a great feature and we used it daily. There's really just one road that runs along the island so all the parks are close to the road. I've seen others complain here about road noise, but I think you'd get that at any of the parks on S.H. 361. The sites are quite close together with just a 10 foot swatch of grass separating them. There are no trees whatsoever, that's the price you pay for being 300 yards from the beach. Shower and bathrooms located conveniently throughout the park. There were two swimming pools, which we didn't use in December. The club house calendar was full of activities for snowbirds staying for months. We were just visiting for a few days but made to feel welcome by the staff. We arrived Christmas Day and the office was closed. There was an envelope ready and waiting in the "late arrival" desk - well organized office ! Very good cable TV line up and great, fast WiFi service. There are several WiFi antennas throughout the park. A twenty-five cent trolley to town comes by hourly. Lots to do in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is an excellent value. The premium sites are worth the additional price if you like to be able to hear the ocean from your rig. They also offer free WIFI throughout the park, which is very rare. There is an additional charge for electric service if you stay a week or longer. Lots of activities at the rec hall, including breakfast and lunch served on the weekends. This is also a great value, since you can have a full breakfast for about $3 per person, and it's a great way to meet other people. They do charge you $10 for a mailbox key if you want to receive mail, but you get that back at checkout. They also give you information on the area at check-in, including a schedule of the trolley that stops at the park every hour during the day. We enjoyed this park so much that we extended our stay an extra week. The park is under contract to a developer and their website does provide information regarding how much longer they'll be taking reservations. One employee did tell us he thought it would be two to three more years before they closed. We hope so, because we'll definitely be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Hard to beat this place or this time of year for visiting it. Very friendly office staff, grounds, rest rooms all spotless. Nice sized spaces, good hookups, very good wifi included in price. Some signs of deferred maintenance since the place is threatened with closure due to condo conversion. The hot tub badly needs refurbishing and replastering, the pools are not heated but were really refreshing and great for lap swimming. Gorgeous beach of fine sand was so firm you can ride your (fat tire) bikes on it. Really nice boardwalk to the beach also constructed so you can ride your bikes over the dunes to the beach. Loved our stay here and will keep coming back until the condo pirates get it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was really nice. The people that worked there were pretty helpful. We felt they had a personnel problem and did not feel real welcome by one of their outside workers. But other than that, it was an ok place to visit. Great broadwalk to the beach! Lots of birds to view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
The previous reviewer and I must have been staying in 2 different parks. First of all, there is indeed no shade. There is no shade anywhere in this area of Texas, and especially so on a beach area. Get over it. You want trees, go to Tennessee. You want beach, come here. Second, there was no road noise. The park is set back from the road and the big rig area is even farther back, near the beach. And, the traffic in November is not heavy. Neither my wife nor I heard any road noise, day or night, and we are sensitive to that. Third, the beach is a short walk over a very nice boardwalk across the dunes. The boardwalk is wide, lighted at night, and very well maintained by the owners of the park. Now, as to the park itself. My wife is disabled, so that is something we are very conscious of when it comes to evaluating a park. Pioneer rates high in that category. The showers are in enclosed rooms and very private and include a toilet. We just wish there were more than 2. That did make for waiting at times, unless you wanted to walk to the other building. The park was absolutely level with concrete pads and each site had a good grassy area (which our dog liked). It was very easy for handicap access and my wife was able to get to the beach in her scooter for the first time in years over the boardwalk. The park was very clean and there was little noise. The pool was large and clean. There is a small store on site for the necessaries (milk, soda, etc). On Sundays there is a pancake breakfast which is ok. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Grass is mowed regularly and garbage is picked up daily by park staff at your site. We were not crowded, but then it was not that time of year. Even so, the sites are wide enough so no one should feel hemmed in. One caveat: if you have dogs, watch out for walking them in grass areas surrounding the park as there are scads of cockleburrs to get in the fur and pads. WiFi access was good. As was cell phone reception. Check in and out was easy. The town of Port Aransas was a short 3 miles away. Close enough to get food or other supplies, go for take out barbeque (some of the best I've ever had) or seafood, as well as bait or fishing equipment; and yet far enough so it was not intrusive. A shuttle bus to and from town runs all day long. Fishing was very good right in the surf at the end of the boardwalk. Overall, highly recommended and we plan to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A large rv park with paved streets & sites. Street noise from the main road adjoining the campground. Restrooms & showers were OK. No shade. Long walk to the beach. Inconvenient to the town of Port Aransas. It is several miles away. There is a city run shuttle service however. I would not want to stay here for more than a day as there is nothing to do (i.e. no shopping close by, not close to water, etc.) I believe this park appeals to snowbirds who just want a place to stay for the winter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Great park!Very nice and helpful staff. The beach is just short walk over the nice
broadwalk.The playground is very small.Good park for families. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice park. They have 2 pools and a hot tub. The best part to me was being able to just walk over the dunes to the beach via the boardwalk. I loved being so close to the beach. They were very nice and had no problem giving us a refund when we were evacuated due to Hurricane Claudette. I would highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is by far the best campground we have stayed in. We arrived during their office hours and were escorted to our site via a nice gentleman named Tony. He assisted my husband in backing our travel trailer into the site. They have two beautiful pools, a small playground, boardwalk to the beach, a game room, and laundry. The store had everything you could need. Staff was wonderful. They answered all of my sea shell questions with smiles. Kids had a great time. I would recommend this resort to anyone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was our maiden trip in a new fifth wheel to unfamilar territory and we were not dissappointed. The park as far as I am concerned could not be out done. The place was spotless! The activities endless and the scenery wonderful. Many of
the campers were "Winter Texans" and a joy to be around and converse with, the surf fishing wasn't bad either. All in all we had wonderful time and would recommend this facility to anyone. Also the beach is just over the sand dunes an easy walk over the boardwalk. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was our maiden trip in a new fifth wheel to unfamilar territory and we were not dissappointed. The park as far as I am concerned could not be out done. The place was spotless! The activities endless and the scenery wonderful. Many of
the campers were "Winter Texans" and a joy to be around and converse with, the surf fishing wasn't bad either. All in all we had wonderful time and would recommend this facility to anyone. Also the beach is just over the sand dunes an easy walk over the boardwalk. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
A very clean resort with well kept grounds and bathrooms. 2 swimmimg pools. Free trolley ride every hour into town. Well stocked campground store. Less than 100 yard walk to Gulf of Mexico if you get in the row of sites nearest to the beach. We camped here in a camper.
This is a smaller park so it is more intimate, which we like. It is very clean and quiet and the managers are very nice and helpful. The park frequently hosts various activities and the guest are friendly so the atmosphere is comfortable and enjoyable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I stayed at Surfside from 4-18 to 4-25-09. This was our first trip in our new fifth wheel so we were a little apprehensive about the trip in general. As soon as we walked in the office, the owner greeted us and could have not been more helpful. He helped us get parked and checked on us later to see that everything was in good working order. The park is extremely clean and was very quiet. All of the other guests that we encountered were pleasant. We go to Port Aransas twice a year usually in April and October and have been for about 12 years, our next trip will definitely include staying at Surfside. All in all it was a great experience and the fishing was great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Sites tight. Washrooms are clean because they have a sign that states "please wash floor when done". We who rent a site do the cleaning. At the price they charge they should clean the washrooms. For a day or two the place is OK We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Interior roads and sites are concrete with grass between. The sites are somewhat narrow and backing in can be tricky for a big rig. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very quiet area with about a 5 minute walk to beach. We were there in the off-season, so may be different in the summer. They require a $20 refundable deposit for a 30 amp to 50 amp line. Cable not too expensive at $2/day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We will be returning to Surfside for our 4th year this year. We love it. They are 2 blocks from the beach. The pool and restrooms are kept incredibly clean and the management is super doper friendly. Most RV parks are about the same, but the management of Surfside, (Mr Rhea), truly make this park special. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Can walk to the beach - only a couple of blocks away. Stayed because friends were in a condo 2 blocks away on beach. Small sites - just fit 29 ft Class C and toad. ONLY 50 amp power - have to leave a $20 deposit for adapter for 30 amp. Sites VERY close together, luckily they weren't full. Some long term individuals that let animals run loose and bark for a long time. Also loud music one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Pros. Clean, well kept/maintained. Central to town, shopping, restaurants. The Cons. No beach access and not within walking distance. Spaces are small. Too narrow and too short. Our awning was only inches from the rig next to us. We had to park on the grass next to our pad even though we only have a 28' TT. A 40'class A will just fit but no room for your towed. The pool closed daily at 9:00 PM. Some guests tied their dogs up outside their rig while gone or inside. The rest of the guests got to listen to these dogs wailing, howling and barking for several hours. It should be noted that this is against park rules but nothing was done about it. A deposit ($5.00) is required for a key to the showers "refundable upon return of the key." Unless you checkout 15 minutes past checkout time and even though nobody was waiting to occupy the site. This place will do in a pinch, but it would be my 2nd or 3rd choice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We read other reviews on this park and their website and decided to stay here rather than the park we have stayed at before. A mistake as the other park is a better value. Sites very narrow. Your tip outs are over your neighbors site. To pull away you have to make sure your neighbor moves his truck. Pool small but nice and not heated as stated in their web page. Help hard to find when you need things like propane. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not a bad park for overnight or just sleeping between activities. We made a reservation for a premium corner back-in and found it to be one of the worst sites in the park and moved to a standard back-in. Lots of old, old rattle-trap RVs that appear to be permanent. Be aware that Wi-Fi is not free and that dogs are limited to 20lbs unless approved ahead of time. Again, not a bad place but not one of the greatest we've stayed at. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park with narrow interior roads, level concrete sites. Would have used the pool more if it had been heated. Great location right in town, right across the street from Paradise Pond, one of the best birding locations we have ever been to. Would definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations at this park to see some family members that stay there for a couple weeks each summer, our stay was three nights. Upon arrival the first thing you notice is that the park is older and shows its age somewhat. The majority of the sights are narrow in width and seem to have been layed out before the advent of the slideout rooms that most rigs have today. Our neighbors awning was inches from touching our slideout. There is no room between sites to set up a table and grill or anything that most campers would use to create there own space. If you wanted to do this it had to be done in front of the rig as the driveway was long and concrete There are many permanent residents and transient residents who leave their rigs parked all season and some possibly all year. Many of the permanent residents do not maintain there spaces to what I would consider an acceptable condition. The manager, who I believe was the owner as well, seemed to be indifferent to any problems or concerns that were brought to his attention. I say that this park is family friendly because there were several children around, but the layout does not create the safest environment for riding bicycles nor is there a playground. The one plus I can say about this park was that it was in the middle of town and offered easy access to most of the attractions on the island. If you are looking for an overnight stay this place would be suitable, but if you are looking for better amenities and better beach access for an extended stay, there are better choices that meet those criteria. We camped here in a Motorhome.