We stayed at site 10 in April 2019 for 3 nights. This site shares a side with site 9 so a little less privacy than site 11. It’s a little hike to the restrooms but the restrooms were clean but not new. There’s a big problem with raccoons in this campground, we had our garbage on the picnic table, we were on the other side of the table and the raccoon just came out of the underbrush and took off with our garbage bag super fast. We were right there! Brazen raccoons. They are super aggressive. That said it’s a great campground, we loved how close it was to St. Augustine but it wasn’t super touristy. The beach was great, clean and surprisingly there was great wifi available at the camp store/beach restrooms. Didn’t like how the camp store closed at 5 pm everyday, had to go to a sketchy gas station to get ice at 9pm… didn’t feel super safe.
We stayed in Longleaf site 1 and site 2 in April. Site 1 is the closest to the parking lot- like 20m away. It’s very public and right beside the trail for all the other Longleaf sites. Site 2 is a further walk down the trail and then a walk into the bush. So it’s more private but there’s a lot more plants everywhere. These sites are more for smaller tents and not massive ones. There are a lot of tree roots which it tough if you have a huge tent. There is one washroom open at the visitor centre and a potable water tap available all night long- but drive there walking is too far. There is a vault toilet at the parking lot for Longleaf.
Great family campground, stayed there for 5 nights over Easter. We had a primitive waterfront tent site and it was the most expensive site we’ve ever had ($90/night!) But the views were lovely and the staff kept the restrooms clean even with the campground getting super full on the weekend. We were pleasantly surprised to find wifi at our site and an outdoor pool. It’s an extremely windy area, so no mosquitoes or bugs. The ground is a salty packed sand/ gravel mixture which corroded our metal tent stakes when we had a rainstorm. There is no shade, so I’d recommend a dining tent, if you can fit it on your site. The campground is small and you’ll probably hear your neighbours- these are not big sites! From Monday to Saturday the nearby airforce base runs drills with fighter jets all day… it’s cool but not if you have young kids sensitive to noise, our 9 mo. old screamed and screamed when they flew by (and this happened constantly. All day. Ugh!)
We stayed in the Pine Grove campground with a tent… this campground was chock full of RVs and trailers. You can only camp on the gravel, not the grass. Not great for the bottoms of tents! Every site is close to the numerous restrooms dotted through out Pine Grove. The restrooms were okay, the showers didn’t always work and they were looking little tired. This campground was super quiet when we went. We saw maybe 2-3 other people in the restrooms and 1-2 people walking around, everyone seemed to be hiding in their RVs. It would be good for RVs, With full sewer, electricity, and water hookups at every site. We liked it because it was easy to get to and close to the 95 (but not too close to hear it).
We stayed at the Atlantic beach campground in the tent section. Our site was super sandy and had no shade. Bring a dining tent for shade! It was quite windy, but you could hear the ocean crashing on the beach at night. You do have to park and walk a little in to your site. You’re nearby your neighbours but a long walk away from the RVs and the washrooms. The restroom was super clean and very new. Each tent site had its own potable water tap. Definitely going to return! Such a unique area and campground!