I loved this place, but I'm into the offbeat and interesting. I've traveled a lot on a budgey and have done a lot of adventurous things in my life, so I've learned to be flexible. I'm a 65 year old grandmother who camps by herself. The $25.00 a night (I have a little teardrop) pricetag was extremely helpful. I went for the first time in June this year. It was my first time camping alone and I have to say, the young men working there were very kind, patient, and helpful. They even backed in my camper into my space for me as it was kind of tricky.
Your experience is largely going to depend on the weather and time of year. The spaces fill up fast on a peak weekend and neighbors can be irritating.
The campground is on high ground directly on the sound with panoramic views so the wind can be qute stiff, and if you don't have a tent or a camper that can stand up to very high winds, I'd opt for going somewhere else.
The spaces are large, but very close together. I had four young men with potty mouths telling crude jokes in a tent next to me, but after a firm request and a bit of grandmotherly shaming they quieted down and I didn't hear anymore trouble from them. Of course, they didn't make eye contact with me the whole weekend. ;)
The owner is a surfer dude with not particularly wonderful people skills, a bit rough around the edges, and a stickler for his rules. He has been doing this for years and has seen his fair share of whiners and jerks. Don't expect him to be your babysitter, in other words. He is particularly strict about no refunds regardless of the weather or your personal issues. That is clearly stated on the website.
Basically this is a rustic campground with a clean bathhouse in an excellent location. For $25.00 a night year around what do you expect? If you want luxury go across the street to the KOA and pay twice as much.
By the way, there is an extra special handtossed pizza restaurant right next door.
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- Rodanthe Watersports And Campground Hotel Rodanthe