|80 Atlantic St, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
A Private User
Very nice place for people that really enjoy "REAL" camping. After a read all the bad complaint about the place, I was afraid to go there so I only reserve one night after I realized that this place was exactly what I was looking for. We stay for a full week. If you are looking for a wild, wooded area but with the amenities to be close by the ocean, village? this is the perfect spot. You can make your firecamp, pet friendly, they do not charge for your pet, young atmosphere and helpful people that work there. This is not an American Corp but more a mom and pop atmosphere, which is what I call it "REAL" people. I cant wait to go back. They are closed to everything. One week and I didnt even see everything in the area. Highly recommend this place if you like "real camping" For people that like their driveway to be paver..... this is the wrong place for you. This place is what really a camping is all about....NATURAL in the wood
Nearly every August, for the past 16 years, we have stayed here for at least a week. Each morning we see the golf cart going around cleaning restrooms, and picking up debris. While the sites are maintained quite well, I wouldnt say they were manicured. But hey, its a campground and its not supposed to be! It is a beautiful spot, great views, you can hike or bike around the campgrounds. It is also a safe place for kids. The campfire pits are huge, you can cook over them. On a stormy night the trees provide some protection and when there is a storm over the ocean (only a mile or so down the road is the beach!) the sound is like an orchestra. It is just the place to enjoy what God has created. We only had 1 or 2 times when another camper had no respect for his/her fellow campers and made too much noise for a night or two. I have recommended this place to many people.
Not a bad campsite considering the crowds of summer. I would probably stop there again. Only complaint I have is the managers can be a little too power hungry and stick their noses where they dont belong. That is why I prefer smaller, isolated campsites over these big campsites. If you can put up with all the ridiculous rules and regulations, youll probably be OK with the place. And no, Im not a drinker, or a young person out raising hell. I had my two children with me and we keep to ourselves. All the more reason the managers overbearing attitudes annoyed me. The only reason I stopped there was because it was near places we wanted to explore. I would advise doing your homework and finding a smaller, more rural campsite instead of this one. I arrived late, it was summer time, and my options were few.
We had a wonderful time here -- tenting in the back section, in a very secluded spot. We want to come back! The nearby beaches are wonderful. I wouldnt have wanted to be in the camper sites near the water -- the view is good but there is no privacy and I imagine there was traffic noise. Where we were (up in the back, in the trees) was awesome. Its technically within walking distance to the beach but the road is not pedestrian friendly, especially with kids (no shoulder, winding roads). I only wish you could see a site map and pick/reserve your spot in advance... but otherwise we had a lovely time!
Well its a journey to get to the good sites >>> all up a very narrow, windy, hilly, some parts paved some not, the road was very bumpy nice( its a mom.pop campgrounds ( the pay as u go showers ) dont work too well we lost 2.00 till we finally got one that worked .the staff was very nice great big fireplaces. nice big site , however i dont think we would go back , the road to get there is very dangerous narrow and windy very very bumpie. try it it might work for you all and all id give it a 5-6 out of 10. If they worked on the road and made it wider id go back
The tent sites can go either way. Some are small and clustered together, others are bigger and more secluded. The roads are very rocky and narrow. Some sites you actually have to back out of and down the dead end roads, because there is no room to turn around. The bathrooms are clean and typical of what youd find at a campground. Wingaersheek beach is less than a mile away, and the campground sells discounted passes. With all that being said, its a nice, well run campground and Id probably return to camp again sometime
I was a little worried not knowing the area and deciding to stay at the camp ground. I was pleasantly surprised by our experience. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the choice of camp site was great. There were more secluded wooden lots or lots in the open. The campground is well maintained. I couldnt believe there was hot water for the showers! The have laundry on site and the bathrooms were always clean. My family really enjoyed staying here and would recommend it to everyone.
A Private User
Biggest complaint I have was how poorly cared for the sites were. We drove through twice looking for just the right site and we finally settled on a wooded site that had a nice view. After we set up our camper, I noticed how much trash there was lying on the ground. We cleaned up our site and all the adjacent sites and picked up quite a large amount of papers, cans and a variety of other things discarded by other campers. In addition, hnarly every site had very long grass that needed cutting.
The Chris Taylor
Love this campsite! My family and I try to visit at least once a year. The staff are great and the prices are roughly on par with other campgrounds. They are within walking distance to the beach, although the road is a little tight, so it might be a better idea to drive. Would have given them five stars, but some of the campsites are a little squished together so there are times where you may be stuck for 20+ minutes behind someone who doesnt know how to back their camper into their spot.
Owner of property directed my husband under low wires that had to be removed by the owners daughter on top of her fathers truck with a broom. Their liability coverage denied our claim, even with NO sign on the wires or at the base stating there are low wires ahead. Would NOT recommend this campground for anyone who has an RV longer than 38 they are NOT set up to accommodate anything large. Did major damage to our antenna and ladder.
We stayed at Cape Ann Camp Site this summer. It was a nice place to stay but we were glad we had a place with waterview. We had a 30ft long RV, so we were glad we didnt have to drive through the woods. We were there with a child (3 yrs old), but for her there wasnt a playground or a pool. The owners were very nice and helpfull when we were trying to arrange a whalewatch. The bathrooms were ok, with hot metered showers.
Great spot, owners and staff were very helpful. Somewhat rustic if you are used to KOA but all facilities worked. Beautiful area, lots of great seafood and scenery. 5 minute drive to train into downtown Boston. Tons of antique shops in the area, lots of history too, Salem is a 20 min. drive away. Tent sites are very rustic and some have great privacy. Will definitively be back.