Sunday, July 08, 2012

A Review of Atlantic City North Campground

I decided to review the campsites we are visiting for two reasons: 1 - I found reviews to be very important when we were looking for campsites and 2 - We want to remember what we liked and didn't like about each of them since our memories are notoriously spotty when it comes to that sort of thing. I'm posting them to Yelp and also here. That said, this probably doesn't apply to you, feel free to read ... or not.

We have two young boys, ages 5 and 2.5, so we were looking for a family-friendly campground for tent campers. The cost for a site with electric and water is very reasonable, especially as compared to other campgrounds close to the shore. The campground was populated mostly with seasonal campers, and we were surprised to see how empty the campground seemed for a weekend in the middle of July. The campground offered free beach passes for Ship Bottom (with a fully-refundable deposit of $45), which was about 20 minutes away. It was a nice day trip.

Our original site had a fair amount of broken glass, but the owner quickly assigned us a new site and had someone out cleaning up the original site that afternoon. Our campsite was moderately sized and well-shaded. We were close to the bathrooms and pool, which were both well maintained and clean. The chemicals used to clean the bathroom were so strong that they burned our eyes for a few hours after it was cleaned, but I would rather that than a dirty bathroom. The store was well stocked and the snack bar was nice for an evening ice cream or treat. The boys really enjoyed soaking each other in the water playground.

The staff was all very friendly and helpful. I would say the only big drawback for us was that the campground seems to be geared for families with older kids. The Saturday night of our stay, they had a DJ in the main pavilion who played very loud music from 8 -10 pm. Trying to get our guys to bed around 9 was tough. The DJ is apparently a frequent weekend activity.
Overall, we had a great weekend, but probably won't be returning until our kids have later bedtimes.

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