Onslow Beach Campsites and Recreation Area

 
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May 9 - 19, 2008
Overall rating
 
1.6
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
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1.0
G.G. left this review using the Directory software: Having several people rave about Onslow Beach we decided to try it. We have spent many days in Famcamps over the years however Onslow was the biggest disappointment of our lives. It is laid out so that it is difficult to back into a site, (even with a 30' travel trailer). There are two camp hosts, however in the 10 days we were there we only saw one. That was one as he was driving through the camp ground on his golf cart and was LESS than friendly. It appeared to me that his only reason for being there was for the free camp site. Both of these guys were side by side in the camp ground with signs pointing to each others site for help! The laundry and shower facilities were taken over by young Marines who would take a shuttle bus from the main base, (13 miles away) to do their laundry and take a shower. Yes, WiFi is available. The catch is you must rent a cable modem for $5.00 a day to receive it. Bring a LONG sewer hose as the hookups are a great distance from your unit. Also, be prepared to use a rather LONG water hose for your hookup as you may be using your neighbors faucet, (Bring a Y connector). If you have a pet (We have a Boston Terrier), be prepared to load him in your vehicle and take him a couple miles down the beach for his walk. DO NOT STEP OVER THE LINE OUTSIDE OF THE CAMP GROUND WITH YOUR DOG. It looks like they hire one person to monitor anyone who would do so. All in all, we could never recommend Onslow to anyone. By the way, if you really want a newspaper everyday, get ready to drive 26 miles round trip for one. M/Sgt USAF Retired
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17 Aug 2008
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2.5
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As with a previous reviewer, we too had problems with the office staff. We called ahead on a Saturday and were told that, although full on Saturday (no surprise), it would be "wide open" upon our arrival on Sunday. When we did arrive Sunday afternoon, we saw that 8-10 sites were vacant. Upon check-in, we were told to occupy either site 30 or 31, where are in the far rear loop of the campground, adjacent to the bath house. We went back to the office and asked for one of the many empty sites closer to the front of the campground (and thus closer to the beach and facilities). We were told that the only sites available were 30 and 31. We questioned the number of open and apparently available sites, but the office attendant claimed that 30 and 31 were the only two available. We declined and took one of the dry camping sites down the beach instead. The next morning we cruised through the campground and discovered that all the sites that were empty the evening before (when we checked in) were still empty.
We couldn't understand why the staff attendant insisted on misrepresenting the availability of sites, but it ensured that we won't return and will make everyone we know aware of their tactics.
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