Annemarie R.

Pro

Spotsylvania, VA

Joined July 2020

Walking distance to the beach!!!

This campground is split into 2 sides . The south side offers tent camping , and the north side offers RV camping . We pitched tents on the south side but also drove to the north side to park and check out the beach view . As long as you have your parking pass for the campground you can park on either sides and explore or fish . The plus side to this place is the beach is very close and in walking distance . We found tons of pretty sea shells . The downside is there are no trees around any of the camping sites , so you have no shade what so ever ! There are no fire pits at any of the campsites so you can’t have fires at your site . We were a bit disappointed about that . There is a community campsite as you enter the campground that anyone is free to use . The sites are close together and exposed . The bridge over the inlet lights up pretty colors at night and is very beautiful! It’s fairly close to stores . We had to drive about 15 minutes to the closest grocery store . I did forget to mention you are right next to the highway so it can be a bit noisy at night . It’s definitely worth it to check this place out !

Cape Charles Virginia

This park is a nice place to bring your family to camp, fish , crab and relax by the beach and collect seashells . It has 2 beautiful beaches ‘ one that allows pets and the other does not . There are wooden boardwalk trails in the park and a few of them leads to different areas on the beach . We used 2 of them that were wheel chair accessible. The campsites are a bit tooo close for me . I don’t like camping right on top of people and as soon as I walk out of my tent there’s people on every side of me ! I did enjoy the fishing pier and got to catch fish I have never seen before . One being a searobin . By the way a searobin crocks like a frog when you grab it and I did learn they have sharp spines on their gill plates and dorsal fins that inject a mild poison, causing slight pain for two to three days. So be careful!

Maryland

Assateague National seashore is a beautiful place to visit ! The beach is clean and you are sure to see the grazing ponies somewhere during your visit . We seen a group of ponies on both sides of the road as we were coming over the bridge to get into the park . Many other encounters of ponies while driving around looking for a parking spot and we even got to see them near the beach . Parking was a little hectic and seemed to be very crowded when we went. Other than that you will have a fun time most definitely!

Virginia

Absolutely stunning views and most definitely worth the drive ! DON’T FORGET GUM!!!Chewing gum the entire time you are changing altitudes helps by causing you to swallow often.

One of my go to home town state parks

Lake Anna state park is a hidden gem! If your looking for long nature walks along the lake ( make sure you stay long enough to watch the sun set over the water) AMAZING , it has a nice clean beach area WITH grills just don’t forget to bring your charcoal , a playground , tons of fishing spots everywhere in the park , camping in cabins and or tents , boat ramp access , bathhouses and outdoor water showers to spray all the sand away , you can even get married at lake Anna state park if your looking for an idea . You most definitely have to check this state park out for yourself and explore anything else I didn’t mention !