These drive up sites offer a great way to enjoy the beach and not have to leave at the end of the day, but they are all very exposed. Some offer slightly more separation from neighboring sites, but none are what you’d call private. I went in December and it was cold and windy, but nice to be one of the few people there. I haven’t been during the summer, but have heard it’s pretty consistently packed, which would considerably downgrade the experience, considering the lack of privacy IMO.
BUT, if you switch your mindset from camping to extended beach trip, then you’ll not be disappointed. Just don’t expect trees and seclusion.
Oh and the horses are cool! Make sure you don’t leave trash out, even in the middle of the day while you are at your site! I had one come up and start rummaging through the bag I had hanging from my truck that I had to shoo away.
This campsite is accessed via a bridge from Berlin, Maryland. There is bayside and oceanside camping. The oceanside camp ground has 2 loops. Both loops have black top roads and pads, however loop 2 is a little more sand swept. These site are literally on the edge of the dunes.
There are no hookups, but they do offer composting bathrooms. Although there is no greenery separating sites, the sites are well spaced. Its lovely to listen to the ocean at night. Each site has a fire ring & picnic table. 20min from the hustle and bustle of Ocean City but feels like you are worlds away. The beach is beautiful and you can obtain a 4WD permit to do some beach driving. 10min to Sinepuxent Brewery which is well worth a trip.
The horses roam around the campground and like to venture down onto the beach. Winter(until April) is first come first served. Check-in is easy at the park office at the entrance. If you arrive after hours they leave a site map marked with which sites are free.