If you’re looking for an RV park near the ocean and beach, you may find this map a good starting point.
Blue Flags with dot ....RV Parks
Green Flags..... Boardwalks
Yellow Flags.....Sandcastle / Sand Sculpturing Contests and Festivals
NOTE: Being listed here on RV Beachbum.com is NOT an endorsement. There are a few bad parks mixed in with the good ones. Please read the reviews and choose carefully.
A Few things to consider:
· Location Is it near the ocean and or somewhere that makes you feel good? Desert, mountains, redwoods, it’s all good as long as you enjoy being there. Is there a town nearby with amenities like shopping, restaurants, and entertainment? How far is the nearest pharmacy or hospital? Is there a lot of crime in that area?
· Rate What is the daily rate? What is the weekly rate? Do they have a monthly rate? What is included? Sometimes Wifi is included and sometimes it’s not. What is the maximum number of people before they start charging extra? How much do they charge to park your toad?
· Internet Is Wifi available? Do all the campsites have good reception? (Note, Spotty wifi service can, and should, be used by single Rv’ers as a great way to meet the single hotty next door. “Your reception is terrible? Aww, that sucks. Tell ya what, bring your laptop over here. You can check your email and I’ll make us both one of my world famous margaritas.”) Shoot. Fish. Barrel.
· Conditions What does the place look like? Is it clean and in good repair or dirty and falling apart? Are the roads paved or dirt? Dirt roads can be an issue in heavy rain…when they turn to mud. What do the sites look like? Are they big rig friendly?
· Pets Do they allow pets? Are there restrictions on size and weight?
· Vibe This is where reading reviews is useful. Is it a friendly place? Are management and staff a plus or a minus? ( I’ve heard stories of alcoholic husband and wife managers having loud, profanity laced, arguments at 1:00 am.) What are the residents like? Most of the time the long term residents can be very helpful. They will give you all kinds of great info about what to see and do in the local area.
· Margaritas How far to the nearest, competent, margarita? Does the RV park have a Margarita Bar? If not, why the hell not?!? In the case of a major natural disaster, what emergency margarita supplies does the RV park have available? A well managed park should have, at the very least, a bottle of tequila, margarita salt, and plastic margarita glasses.
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