We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pirate Cove Resort

100 Park Moabi Rd, Needles, CA 92363-9701
+1 760-326-9000
Review Highlights
Not the place for a relaxing trip

Pirate Cove is pretty place, but that doesn't mean anything if you can't enjoy it. As other... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boaters paradise

Rented a cabin for a weekend. I've stayed in many camping cabins, this is not one of those! Two... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Read all 128 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
This secluded California oasis is located at the Moabi Regional Park, on the banks of the Colorado River, just 11 miles southeast of Needles on I-40, California. Nestled among the palm trees and surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches, this first-class family destination offers it’s guests luxurious accommodations all situated along Historic Route 66. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway or an afternoon refuge from your travels, Pirate Cove offers an oasis that brings you back to a simpler life where you can eat, drink, play, and unwind the pirates way. Pirate Cove offers everything one looks for in a destination vacation or afternoon getaway. For those looking for more adventure, bring your offroad toys out and discover over 3600 miles of offroad trails. Or, set sail on our Boat Tour and explore Topock Gorge and Havasu Wildlife Refuge where you'll find an abundance of wildlife, lava pinnacles and ancient petroglyphs on the gorge walls. Or you can choose to do nothing at all! Just sit back and relax... shaded by thatch palapas along the white sandy beaches of the Colorado River. We are always adding more features and amenities so be sure to check back often.Our Amenities:• On Historic Route 66• Yacht tours and charter• Off-road trails• Easy freeway access• National award-winning restaurant• Pirate-themed beach bar• Seven-lane boat launch ramp• 250 boat slip marina with 24/7 gas dock• Boat rentals and sightseeing tours• Fishing facilities • General store and gift shop• Security-gated dry storage facilities• Free resort shuttle service• Full hook-up RV campsites• Wi-fi available• Children’s waterpark and playground• Scenic nature trails• BBQ and picnic areas Pirate Cove is truly a place in time. If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the place. Pirate Cove invites you to experience this spectacular beachside resort like no other on the Colorado River.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“colorado river” (20 reviews)
“pirate cove” (20 reviews)
“side by side” (2 reviews)
100 Park Moabi Rd, Needles, CA 92363-9701
+1 760-326-9000
Write a Review
Reviews (128)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Pirate Cove is pretty place, but that doesn't mean anything if you can't enjoy it. As other reviews have mentioned security is non-existent. We spent 6 months there and on numerous occasions needed security due to loud, drunk and threatening neighbors. They never responded.They do...More

1  Thank Cozmania
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Rented a cabin for a weekend. I've stayed in many camping cabins, this is not one of those! Two bed, two bath, full kitchen, all cooking equipment supplied. Two decks, one with large propane BBQ. Boat dock supplied with cabin. Not cheap but first class...More

Thank Asiseeit38
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We loved this place, it was so beautiful and fun a really great resort. The only reason I give it 4 out of 5 stars is becouse the security did not do there job at all. In the rules they give you when you first...More

1  Thank Shalyn L
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Sites are unlevel, not maintained. Road to RV sites in very bad shape. Cleanliness of sites leaves much to be desired. Found donkey manure surrounding the water line and electrical box. Tall grass around both. Had to call office to have it taken care of....More

1  Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Perfect place for a whole day of fun by the river with rentals to go, outside bar with shaded seating, beach your boat or your jet ski, outdoor restaurant with very friendly and fast service, indoor restaurant with AC and there too excellent food and...More

Thank Bettyandbernie
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Stopped in here for lunch during our family outing up the gorge!! The food was amazing and the drinks were great!! We met some fun people who were also docked their boat for lunch. Friendly staff, clean, lots of places for kids to play. I...More

Thank snu70
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were desperate to find a place where we could camp in our rented RV, and since the closest river campground was CLOSED we ended up here. I guess it was fine, it wasn't anything special we didn't think but the showers had hot water...More

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 22 August 2017

There is nothing like relaxing along the Colorado River at Pirate Cove. Easy access and real close to some of the most popular, relaxing, and majestic spots in the country. You will need a boat because you can’t get down river in a car.

1  Thank Bert S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

On our way home. Great time was had by our family! We set up camp quickly and jumped right into the river. Full hookups and beach access. We rented the pontoon boat for a day. What an adventure, spent the day exploring the river and...More

Thank Tkosick
Reviewed 15 August 2017

while driving on I-40 crossing the bridge over Arizona to California you'll never know this little hidden gem was there, it's a desert oasis, along side the Colorado River, with a little store to get snacks and cold drinks, also a restaurant is there with...More

1  Thank Lyndee H
Nearby Restaurants
TOPOCK66 Spa and Resort
95 reviews
3.34 km away
Jedro's Wagon Wheel Restaurant
301 reviews
16.28 km away
Silver Dollar Chuckwagon
16 reviews
6.06 km away
Pancho Villas
10 reviews
15.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
Spirit Mountain Casino and Mesquite Grill
7 reviews
20.67 km away
Jack Smith Memorial Park
11 reviews
13.35 km away
El Rio Golf
8 reviews
26.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 February 2017|
Response from DeniseJacobsen | Reviewed this property |
Good Question, I didn't pay attention to that while we were there. Sorry! Just enjoyed the surroundings
16 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from DeniseJacobsen | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can directly from your campsite, you can walk to the river though. I don't fish so I'm not sure of what kind of fish are in the river. sorry.
10 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from usalways14 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Yes pets are allowed here. Just confirm upon your reservation.its a great place to go and bring your fury pet. Tess