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Onslow Beach Campsites and Recreation Area
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Mar 20, 2018
June 16-23 and July 7-14, 2017
3-10 Aug 16
April 23-26 2016
Very friendly at the office. We accidentally left remote part of thermometer at table shelter and they offered to mail it to us. It can be tight backing in if campground is full.
30 Sept - 3 Oct 15
Stayed in a 35' motor home. Had a GREAT time on the beach - even though the weather wasn't the best (rain). The cost is a bit high, but well worth it! The staff was very friendly and helpful.
July 25th -1 Aug 2015
Second time here this year. Although I've heard some complain of the price at $32 per night I'd suggest they go spend a week at pirateland or Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach and then compare the bang for the buck. The beach here is just as nice as a Myrtle Beach and much less crowded. The commissary and BX on base are large and we'll stocked. Some campsites are a little unlevel and it would be nice if they were cement rather than gravel but again, go spend a week at Myrtle Beach and pay their prices before you stay here and I'm sure you'll agree this place is a fantastic value. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who likes the beach at an affordable price. I'm confident you won't be disappointed.
I camp hosted here for three years and enjoyed it. I had not been back very often because I was put off with the $32 per night for an RV spot. While this still bothers me, I have been overwhelmed at the changes that have taken place here. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. And a lot has been done here to improve the facilities. They got rid of the officer, enlisted and staff NCO lodging sections and opened it up so that availability of facilities is more equitable. The beach areas have all been repainted and new colorful signage is everywhere. The office is new as is the MCX right beside it. We had guests who stayed in a lodge on the beach all of the appliances, counters, and furniture have been upgraded. Price is a bit high but the money has definitely been put into the rec area and it shows. Well done.
15 - 21 April 2015
Overall this is a good spot. Great location, not to crowded - however, I do have a couple 'complaints'. When we made our reservations, we asked for a specific site. We were told it wouldn't be a problem because this time of year didn't have may RV'ers. When we arrived, The site we asked for was already taken - funny thing... every other site was open. There was no one else there. Pretty disappointed about that. Next, 32$ a night seemed a little high for a military base, but it was cheaper than staying out in town at a local RV park. The small PX that is right there on site has NO camping supplies - it has plenty of beer, hotdogs, chips and sand castle building supplies. You would think that they, MCCS would carry a small about of RV/Camping supplies for those unforeseen emergencies that we have from time to time. Beware that there is a contracted lawn service that is "up and moving" at 7:30 am on Saturday mornings (in the rain, none the less) Lastly the fresh water hook ups will be in your 'front yard' and the sewer lines are very far forward and uphill, so you'll need supplies to run your hose UP HILL to empty - plus your neighbors septic is also in your front yard. Its not terrible, but on experience, the hook ups are usually far enough back, that this isn't normally a concern. The only way to fix this issue was to basically have our trailer so far forward, that our hitch was almost in the road. I'm not trying to bash this place, it is a great location, they have clean showers and a decent laundry facility - I just want to bring attention to issues that we delt with on our trip.
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Oct 13 - Oct 19, 2014
We stayed here for six nights at $32. a night. Most we have paid for a Fam Camp site but wish we could of stayed longer. Sites are mostly level and gravel. Covered picnic area and being able to walk across the street to the beach was very nice. Intercoastal waterway behind the park so all kinds of fishing can be done. Nice large laundry area but no chair to sit and wait. Will come back.
August 4 -10, 2014
The staff are very friendly. Most sites now have a covered picnic table. The only sites that do not are those in the inner circle in the back. That area is designated for tents. However, tent campers can camp in other sites I think as there are several that have done that this week. The table is made of out some type of composite wood. Very nice. Rained all week so many sites flooded. The rain also flooded into the bathrooms too. That made keeping them clean difficult. Trash around the campground was not picked up as some trash and dirty diapers has been on top of one of the charcoal collection containers for six days now. Other trash along the road has not been picked up. Had part of a tree come down on our site and Guest Services told us they would not remove it. We would have to drive around it when we checked out. Well, there is no way to do that without damaging our RV! It was blocking the RV in and barely missed our car. They said they are sorry but we did sign that waiver and if we damage our RV while trying to get out then it is not their fault. We also were told we can not cut down or alter the tree either. Not acceptable. It took three days to resolve that situation and then the parts of the tree were finally cut down and removed once someone actually came out and looked themselves. All other interaction with Guest Services was great. Overall it seems that there must be some confusion over what role Guest Services plays in the maintenance and upkeep of the park, the MCCS maintenance folks, and the Camp Host. I believe that is what caused the issues I encountered on the stay. My overall experience is a 3. We will be back too. You can not beat being this close to the beach, fishing, etc.
6-11 Nov 2013
Overall this is a nice famcamp. Sites have 20/30/50 amp service, water hookup, cable TV, sewer, and OK WIFI. Gravel and fairly level sites on main drag going in and sites have shelters covering picnic table, no firerings. If you have base sticker it's easy to get to the CG from highway 172 from the north or south. Check in and check out times are a little earlier than most, check out is 11 AM and check in is noon. The CG is just a couple hundred yards from the beach but about a half mile from the beach that allows pets. CG checkin was simple and easy, we had made reservations about 10 days in advance and had no problems with checkin. Prices have gone up a bit since our last visit, they are up to $24.50 per night now, still not bad when you consider you are so close to the beach. There is a new little store which is open from Thursday thru Monday which is the highest usage for the area. Unfortunately the store was closed for the weekend we were there, I guess due to the holiday. The bathroom/shower was clean and well stocked while we were there but is showing its age. There is a laundry with washers and dryers available. Good bike riding area along the beach road, must wear helmet on base. Fishing is available both on the beach and the intra coastal but you will need a license. All in all we had a good visit here and will go back in the future.
Oct 21, 2013
We stayed in our 30 ft motorhome, level enough sites, nice covered picnic tables, very convenient to go to the beautiful sand beach. The office has a chart on shark teeth, we found a few. Staff very helpful. Loved watching the helicopters overhead and fishing pier. Once we figured out the draw bridge opens on the hour and 1/2 hour, we could time our trips on and off the island. Only downside: A long way from any base facilities, a bit pricey ($24.50).
Stayed in a 40 motor coach pulling a car. The sites are not paved, but were pretty level so we had no problems. No pull thru sites, so you have to take the car off the trailer and move the trailer, but we were allowed to put it next to the RV, so that was fine. The staff was friendly and the sites have covered picnic tables which is nice. Cell phone reception was fine and cable was available. Loved watching the helicopters overhead and watching the draw bridge right next to our site. The beach is easily accessible and has handicapped access. Several people were fishing at the intercostal waterway (probably 100 feet from our site) and catching fish regularly. Only issue we had was the set up for getting a permit for the car we were towing. They did not ask us to get one until we were returning to base after being out shopping and that was a good thing, since we could never have gotten into the area for the pass with our RV. Be prepared to take in your registration and proof of insurance, or you will be making a trip back to your car and loose your place in line. We would stay again.
November 1, 2013
PLEASE NOTE: the campground rates are going up on October 1, 2013 from $17 to $24.50 or 44% which is ALMOST the same as our retired pay increase! Other than the rate increase it's a great place to visit.
24-27 May 2013
What a great place to stay! We called about a week before Memorial Day and we were able to get a spot. We stayed in the loop and really liked it there away from the main area, close to the fishing pier and the Intercoastal Waterway. We loved the pet beach, though I do wish, because it's a pet beach that they could be off leash. Seems silly to me to have a place for them and then not to allow them any freedom. Each gravel site had its own covered picnic table usually with a clothesline around it to hang wet towels, etc. I was not impressed with the WiFi. It usually took me about an hour or so to get connected and then it would lose the connectivity and not let me back on. The water hookup is on the opposite side of where the sewer is. If you don't have a long enough water line, well, you won't find any close by. The little MCX is fairly well stocked, and as others have said it is quite a little haul to the main side commissary/MCX. We will definitely stay here again, the cost was outstanding for the location and time of year that we visited!
Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2012
Very enjoyable everyone was extremely friendly. Nice and quite very clean and easy to find.
Sept 4 - 10, 2012
What a hidden jewel. This is a fabulous campground. If you like a quiet, beautiful beach this is the place for you. It is quite a distance from the main interstate north, south travel route so this would be a destination campground. It is such a tremendous value. We had a full hook up site (electric, water, sewer), multi channel cable, very fast wifi and a tin roof covered picnic table. To top it all off, it is a short walk to a lovely beach or to the pier at the intercoastal. The check in staff was very helpful. In fact my husband was experiencing some eye problems and they were extremely helpful in finding proper medical care. Also, our motorhome was experiencing some mechanical problems and they worked with us with no hassles to adjust our departure date and provide a refund. The sites are gravel, somewhat spacious but they do slope to the rear. Our Verizon signal was exceptional and we were able to easily use our roof mounted satellite. The base exchange was very large and also the commissary was outstanding. Hated to leave this bit of paradise but hope to return soon.
May 3-8 2012
Decent sites with gravel. Water connection is located behind next site picnic areas. Cable TV is excellent. WiFi is excellent and responsive. Camp Host walks the entire CG at least 3 times a day and is ready to assist in info. Temp CG office is South of CG. New Temp Mini-mart is convenient if you don't want to drive to the MCX/Commissary which is not exactly around the corner. Head/shower facilities very clean. Laundry facilities also clean. Ocean breeze is very nice and cool during the day and makes for ideal sleeping weather. Boat traffic on the ICW is nice to watch. Office asked about dog but didn't require proof of shots even though I had the entire record. This CG is great for relaxing and tanning on the beach. Highly recommended.