This campground has some pretty rough edges but it's just a short block from the beach (we can see the water from our RV) and two blocks from a great fishing jetty. The woman who runs the place is very friendly and full of information. There are a number of older units in the park and some seem to be occupied by single males working in the area. When we first asked, she said the rate was $25 but when we hesitated, she quickly offered it for $20. But we could only stay one night because they were fully booked for the weekend. Like I said, it has some rough edges but it has location, location, location. We'll come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners were very friendly and helpful. We did not have a different vehicle so they helped by assisting us in our travels and getting to church on Sundays. We enjoyed the Jetty and walking on the beach. The owners told us a lot about the area and Surfside. Clute and Lake Jackson are not far away and they have all you may want such as: Mall, eateries, and Wal-Mart. The park is in a residential area and very quiet in the winter months. The only reason we are leaving is because of our missionary work. Definitely look forward to returning next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Water hookups are available, but the water is brackish and not drinkable. Host told us potable water was available in town for free, but that is not correct, drinking water must be bought. Free drinking water is only available for Surfside residents. We called ahead and asked the lady who owns the campground if the campground was quiet. The host told us it was, but she "forgot" to tell us that there were two huge St Patrick's Day parties within feet of the campground and a party booked in the campground the night we were there. We got very little sleep after looking for a quiet restful place for a weekend away from work. We felt this was a misrepresentation. Her husband later told my husband that we "probably never had fun in any campground". Our definition of fun is not his business and he was very rude and very insulting. We were very specific in what we were looking for. If that wasn't what they could offer, they shouldn't have promised it. There is one restroom with one toilet, one sink and one shower for both sexes - it was bare bones to say the least. No AC. A space heater I would be afraid to turn on. A shower that was very dirty and unpleasant - a pull cord light switch I could barely reach. On the plus side, there were soap and paper towels in the restroom and it didn't smell bad. The office is clean, bright and welcoming. There is a kitchen, but I didn't use it. There is sort of a party room near the office/kitchen that has been turned into a storage room. Sites are very, very small - all back-in. We had to move the picnic table onto the next site in order to freely move in/out of our camper. The location is good - near the beach and the pass. The lady who is the owner is very nice. I have done a lot of camping, and most places have their good points. However, I would never stay here again and would not recommend it to anyone. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Bathrooms were dark, slippery, and dirty. Pull a string - that I could barely reach - to turn on light in the shower. The owner spent as little money as possible to keep the place up. This is understandable because of hurricane damage, but not pleasant to live with. We had 3 days of rain and became stuck and had to call a wrecker to pull us out. However it is 2 blocks from the beach and the shipping canal which was very enjoyable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We got to the campground and it was flooded. This was after 2 phone calls to make sure that it was okay. The sites are tiny and cramped. The park is dirty. The long term guests (most of the park) have furniture and stuff all over the place. The only good thing was the location - 1 block to the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really liked this campground however I didn't rate it a "10" because it isn't pristine. You are one block from the ocean, a few blocks from the Jetty and near weekender homes. If you like to watch ships come and go this is a good spot. The sites have some grass and sand. They are fairly close to other RV's with about 75% full timers. There is one washer/dryer, and friendly management. The recent rains should help green up the landscape. Don't forget the Off bug spray. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Austin's Landing RV Park was a nice find at short notice. We called on Friday afternoon and stayed there that same night (and the next night too). The park is one block from the beach and is located in a residential area (away from the highway). There are no concrete slabs and limited amenities. The owners were extremely nice, and the bathrooms were clean. If your main interest is a relaxing time in the sand, water, and sun, and you want a rural RV park that is just a hop, skip, and jump from a nice pedestrian beach, this would an ideal stop for you. We will definitely be back this summer. Stay away from Kitty's Purple Cow and go to the Castaway Grill instead. There is a ship channel really close by, so you can see these huge ships sailing past from your camper -- that was awesome! And there are a couple of great fishing jetties within walking distance and many people were catching lots of fish. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The rate was half price Passport America. We stayed one day. Nice location, but park is a little runned down. Water was stated to taste bad so we didn't use it. One bathroom and shower. The nice thing is it is only a 5 minute walk to beautiful beach. If you come from the East, be aware that the toll bridge has a 10 foot width limit and has curbs that are exactly 10 feet. I left 3 lug nut covers there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stay Away. Office smells like dog grooming parlor. Grungy laundry on honor system - leave dollar in cup. Nearest supermarket is 7 miles and 20 miles to Wal-mart. Mostly long term fifth wheels with low class residents and I'm no snob. Beach is short walk-clean, beautiful, fishing jetty but not enough to get me here again.
We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the nicest park in Surfside but the rates are a little steep; 50 amp is $65 per night and 30 amp is $55, if you have more than 2 adults and 1 child (under 5) there is an additional $6 per night per person. I would have rated this park higher if not for the high rate per night. We had 2 children over 5 so it was $77 per night. The sites however are great, there is a concrete pad and picnic area, the rest of the site is grass (without stickerburs), also a 8 x 8 fenced in dog pen came with our site at the back of our rig. We stayed in site #25 but the primo site is #23. The utilities worked without fail and the boardwalk to the beach was great. The park has nicely groomed volleyball, horseshoe, and washer areas too. There is no bathroom/showers for use. The beach in front of the park does allow vehicles so set up your beach front area early with your chairs and umbrella/awning. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate is based on the winter monthly rate which is very reasonable. The Wi-Fi is free and excellent, accommodating our gaming, Netflix, and computer use. Great bird watching on the salt grass marshes all winter long. I love watching the great white pelicans heard the fish to shore in flocks of a hundred or more. The main entrance to Surfside Beach is a minute away over the inter-coastal waterway bridge and you can drive on the beach. We really enjoyed the huge Texas fresh beef burgers at the Pier 30 right next door (walking distance). They have 24/7 on site management and the manager is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He even helped me out when my car was in the shop and took me to the corner store for supplies. The reason I gave it an 8 is because there is no shower or laundry facilities. This has been a wonderful place to spend the winter. I will miss you Shipman's Landing and the manager, but will be back next winter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First, there are few parks on the coast, so rates are high regardless of amenities or facilities. This park has two amenities -- cable and wi-fi. The wi-fi is actually good; we were never dropped, but the cable is limited with some channels better than others. The park is basic, and the only improvement in at least ten years is the sign. There is a sign on the office door that says the park was inspected by Woodalls in 2003. The owner is difficult to reach for making reservations. When we came in, it took until the next day to reach him. We just setup and went on. There were only two other vacancies in the park which is almost all long term. Across the streets on two sides are bar/grills. One with flashing red/blue lights all night. There wasn't any noise from them, however. There is a very good seafood restaurant a few blocks east on the Blue Water Hwy. There is very easy access to the beach, which is two short blocks away. There is not a lot of traffic. We won't stay here again, but would spend a bit more to stay at the two parks on the water to the east. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is bare bones as far as amenities go, but the manager is super nice and the place is quiet and a perfect location just steps from the beach. We loved the restaurant and bar across the street (Castaways) and another restaurant within walking distance on the beach (Pirates Landing). We had a nice grassy spot and the cable worked well. Wish we could have stayed longer. Views were nice and hearing the ocean all night was an added bonus. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Different rates for the sites, we had a monthly so just ask rate at that moment. Great place, right on the beach, quiet during winter season but be sure to phone ahead to see if there is a spot available. We loved the sound of the surf day and night. We will come back for sure! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed three months at this park. December through February. It is the only park we could find on the Texas Gulf that has direct access to the beach and a view of the surf. All the sites have concrete pads with very large grassy areas. The Wi-Fi & cable are excellent and access to the small town of Surfside as well as larger service areas with full shopping is close. The folks who run the Park are friendly and helpful and we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park, friendly staff, worked with us to get us a good spot when available. Concrete Pads in nice shape and roomy. Cable a little fuzzy, but not too bad. Hookups easy to get to. You can't beat the access to the beach. We were on Spot 6 and I would bet we were 150' - 200 feet from the beach tops. Picnic area and grills are nice, but could use a little touch up. Place was clean, a little shower available to rinse off when coming from the beach. No one was loud, drunk, or obnoxious. Little store and restaurant down the road very near. Did the horseback riding on the beach that was recommended while we were down and my wife and little girl loved it. If we go back to Surfside, we definitely will be staying there again. This is an great place to stay. The place made it for a very nice weekend. The only reason I am giving it a 9 in lieu of a 10 is due to no pool or campground restrooms available. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you like being so close to the beach that you can see it and hear it, this is it! It's small and everyone there is friendly. The beach was clean and close. We were no more than 200 feet from the beach in parking spot #6. The closest spot was about 75 feet from the beach. I only had two complaints and they were minor. The hook-up water was a little rusty looking and not all cable channels were crystal clear. Would we go back, in a heart beat! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I enjoyed a fabulous week at this RV Park. The owner lives on site and is extremely nice. If you want a Park with a lot of activities this is not the one for you. It is right on the Gulf Of Mexico and you can fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. Very quiet and I enjoyed many walks on the beautiful white sandy beach. I will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolute BEST RV park in the area! No "permanent residents", nice break from other parks we have stayed with. WI-FI worked good. Small family type park, owner on site. Beach is literally a few steps away. Pleasant stay, will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Minimally adequate. Premium price for third class physical facilities. The best in Surfside but still not recommended. Apologies and excuses do not make up for inadequate service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is very clean. However, we were in site 7 and there was standing water right off the slab where you park the camper. The owner had put down 2x4's for us to walk on. I parked my camper at an angle to try and have some concrete to walk on from the street to my door. The water finally dried up the day we left. I noticed standing water at another site too. If you want to be up close to the gulf sites 1-3 are the choices. Site 1 is the best and it also is wide enough you have plenty of concrete to sit out on. No showers or toilets for the campers. It would be nice if they did. The owner is very nice and was helpful in suggesting places to eat. On the day we were to depart I had backed up and hitched up to my camper. The owner came knocking on the door telling me I could not park on the grass. I explained we were soon to depart and would not be long. I would not have had to get onto the grass had I not had to park at an angle to keep from stepping into the standing water right outside my door! Other than the mosquitoes that swarm at night the park was very nice and we enjoyed the beach. We do plan to come back and next time we will choose another site as he allows you to pick when you make reservations. Oh one other note. He charges your card the day you call in your reservation for the entire stay! I do not like this policy as I wanted to use another card or pay with cash when I arrived but he had already charged my card. I stayed in July and he charged my card in June. So take note if you reserve way in advance he is using your money. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is my favorite Beach park. Site #1 is right at the dunes. The owner is on site and very friendly and helpful. My two boys love this place. The rate reflects site #1 and is worth the extra. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We enjoyed our stay at this RV park. The owner was very welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed. All sites are very close to the beach, so any selected site would ensure a enjoyable beach-side experience. The site also has a 6-room hotel. I wish they had put a public restroom and shower on site for us RV folks to use. The RV park sits at the end of a newly installed town bike path, making for a nice bike ride through the town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a new campground built in 2009. We we very pleased when we arrived and saw the spot we were assigned. It was #1 right on the beach which is the reason for the price. The #1 spot is the most desired spot in the campground. The owner is very nice and very friendly. He sprayed around our site but it didn't help with mosquitoes. We can't blame him for something he cannot control. Very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV Park is a great place to just sit and relax and enjoy the gulf breeze. With or without kids your family will love this atmosphere. The RV park is on the beach, and everything is clean and well kept. If you want the closest site to the beach, request site 1 when making a reservation. All sites are great in this small park. They also have a cute little six room hotel for other family without a trailer. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Oh my goodness this place is like paradise. The owner is such a sweet guy, the RV park is sparkling clean at all times, he takes such pride in his place. Individual trash cans on every lot, peace and quiet is awesome. I wish I could just live here. If you get tired of the beach you can just walk right back to the RV and others can stay that is in your party. Only bad thing that he has no control over is the mosquitoes so bring lots of repellent. The breeze is awesome, and the ocean sounds are to die for. I will always stay here when we come, just hope we can get a reservation. Most perfect vacation ever! Thank you We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great little RV Park. The area is very quiet - which we like. Both the owner and the Office Manager are very helpful and friendly. The beach is right here! You can drive on the beach, but of course, we just walked to it. The sea breeze is incredible. There are tables and benches and BBQ grills overlooking the beach. There is also a shower to clean off before returning to your RV. This is a great place for families or just to unwind. We would definitely stay here again. Rates vary by season and the info is on the website along with other helpful information. A find! We camped here in a Motorhome.