Another weekend, another RV Park Review! We work during the week, so right now we are limited to weekend and some long weekend excursions. John recently installed the tow parts to the Jeep and Boomer (read Part 1 and Part 2). So we decided to take a short trip to a RV Park that had been recommended to us, and a couple of friends had just visited in their RV – Sandbridge RV Park, aka “Outdoor Resorts Virginia Beach” (weird name if you asked me!)
Booking this place was tough. I don’t like talking on the phone and prefer to do whatever I can to book online. My first email went in to the email blackhole. The second email was responded to, but they couldn’t fit us in the weekend I wanted. I sent another email that still hasn’t been responded to… and finally I gave in and placed a call. Once I got them on the phone, booking was simple.
Their website is awful. Sorry, but it is. I’m a digital marketer, so I geek out on website design and functionality. Their website had neither. There is limited information other than rates, a photo of the resort that looks like it is from the 80’s, and it just plain basic. It might work for them, but I can’t help but think they would do better with a new website, especially one that allows for online booking! (Note – they sell a lot of the private lots, so the website is focused a bit more on that side of the business).
On to the rates – they’re expensive. You are about a half mile from dipping your toes in the Atlantic Ocean at Sandbridge Beach. The resort is located on the bay side, which is much quieter. But there isn’t a beach. There are, however, two smaller pools on site (along with a boat ramp and tennis courts). A lot of the sites are seasonal or weekly unit rentals. There is a kiddie play park, volleyball area and it is a really pleasant place to walk around and say hi to the neighbors! We reserved a lot on the water for $104 a night including tax. Double what we are used to paying in this area.
Was it worth it?
Well, take a look at the photos we took in the review gallery. We had a westerly view, which gave us gorgeous sunsets over the water right outside our RV. It was a back in site, so the bedroom had a beautiful view in the morning. You could see some of the view from inside the living area, but you needed to be outside on the deck to really enjoy the view. We happened to pick a weekend that had 80 degree daytime temperatures and cool breezes. It would have probably gotten a little warm for us with no shade (too breezy for awnings).
So – overall, I loved it. The neighbors were a little close for John, but honestly we really didn’t see them and they couldn’t really see us. We had a cement slab drive for the RV and Jeep. And grass for the dogs to relax on. Full hook ups with cable (which we didn’t use). Wifi service was non-existent for us, but T-mobile service was strong. (We tethered to watch YouTube videos at night).
There is a restaurant next door – easy walking distance to Baja Restaurant and there is a little shop next door to that for bait, and other beach related items. If you want milk, bread etc. you will need to drive the couple of miles back to the Sandbridge Seaside Market in the heart of Sandbridge. You can also rent kayaks, SUPs, surf boards and mountain bikes at Back Bay Getaways right next door.