This is one of the few RV "resorts" we've visited that actually felt like a resort
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Overall Rating: 4.2/5
Price per night / Discounts: $56 / Weekly discount is pay for 5 nights, get two free... There are also monthly rates depending on season. Daily rate discounts include 10% off with Good Sam, Military, and FMCA.
Campground website: Pensacola Beach RV Resort
Our Site #: 28
Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):
2/5: Privacy here is non existent. Rigs are lined up one next to another with minimal space between. There is a simple strip of grass, but nothing to create any sense of separation. Sites are on an angle which does help a bit, but it's not much.
Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):
5/5: The location is great. The front of the park is right on the beach - people in those sites walk out their doors and onto the sand. Sites at the back of the park are adjacent to the main street that runs through town. We could easily walk to a number of fun restaurants and bars. Everything you could need is on the island, and if not, you can just cross the bridge back to Pensacola and find whatever you need there. Additionally, Gulf Islands National Seashore is just about 10 minutes away.
Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):
5/5: Sites here are long, level, paved, and in excellent condition. All utilities worked well and it was easy to navigate around.
Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, campground wifi, and staff):
5/5: You can make an online booking request, which is convenient. I also asked for a site in a specific area and they honored that request, which I appreciated. Customer service was friendly and helpful. They offer a packet of materials at check in that includes a magazine containing useful information, local service providers, etc. The whole experience just felt a bit nicer than usual.
Overall Value Rating (the overall value of the campground; was it overpriced for what it was?):
3.75/5: This place is unquestionably pricey, but all things considered, we felt it was a reasonable value. Being able to walk right out on to the sand, being able to visit numerous restaurants and bars without having to move the car, having access to everything we needed, and being close to the beautiful Gulf Islands National Seashore, were all nice perks.
While this park is pricey, it offers a lot for the money and we felt it was worthwhile. There is a lot to see and do in the area and we enjoyed being able to walk to local businesses. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and they made it feel more like a "resort" than most places. We would return.