Camping at Sea Pirate Campground
When I was little my parents used to take us on a cross-country trip every summer, camping the whole way, coast to coast. We would start in Maryland or Virginia and make our way to San Diego and camp on the beach. I happened to marry a man who enjoys camping as well, and has passed the love of sleeping outdoors on to our children. I feel slightly different from the rest of the family when it comes to comfort while camping. I am not saying that I don’t like to camp. I am just saying that when I camp I would like it to be as comfortable, and as bug free as possible. While my husband, and my parents before him, prefer to “rough it” in tents or under the stars I am more of a cabin (with electricity, plumbing, cable, air conditioning, and WI-Fi) kind of girl. So when we went to New Jersey this weekend for The Privateers and Pirate Festival , I was a little nervous knowing that we would be camping.
Sea Pirate Campground is located near Long Beach Island. It is about 30 minutes south of Sea Side Heights, and thirty minutes north of Atlantic City. This campground has been owned and operated by the same family for over 40 years! When we got there I could feel my nerves just fading away. I really don’t know what I was worried about. The Sea Pirate Campground has everything that I need when camping. But they also have all of the outdoor stuff that my family needs while camping. This is the adorable little cabin that they provided for us to stay in:
Isn’t it the cutest thing? I was very relieved when we got inside. With two rooms that sleep 6, a FULL kitchen, bathroom, TV with cable (I have insomnia so I need something to do at night when everyone is asleep, a woman can only read so much!), Wi-Fi, and air conditioning I was going to be just fine for the weekend. Since it wasn’t just me that was there, I wanted to do a quick look around and make sure that everyone would be happy. I didn’t have to go far to find almost anything that the kids might want.
- Playground facilities
- Pool with lounge chairs
- Pond (where you can catch and release the fish)
- Fire-pits for S’mores
- Basketball & volleyball courts
- Game and activity room
- Snack bar (burgers, chicken, ice cream, and more)
- Gift shop and convenient store
- Arts & Crafts
- Canoe/Kayak Rentals
- Crabbing – Fresh & Saltwater Fishing
Besides the cabins they also have RV sites, and tent camping sites available.
For dinner we ate with a bunch of other bloggers that were at the Sea Pirate Camp for the events in Tuckerton the next day. The girls had a great time eating burgers, and dressing like pirates. They also played with their swag bags thanks to Partypalooza (@PartypaloozaFun). The goody bags were packed with so much good stuff! Pirate goodies, glow in the dark toys, beach balls, sunglasses and so much more!
After dinner we had a campfire with S’mores. who doesn’t love S’mores?
When bedtime came the girls got to bunk out for the night which they love because they don’t have bunk beds at home. And my son got a comfortable futon all to himself (which is how he likes it). They were able to get on their devices and play for a few minutes before bed using the complimentary Wi-Fi that is available all over the campground.
The next day we spent the morning and early afternoon at The Tuckerton Seaport for the Privateer and Pirate Festival. We got to talk, walk, and play like pirates for a day.
After the festival we headed back to Sea Pirate Campground and the girls went swimming while I sat out in the sun at the pool. It was a perfect afternoon.
As you can see I had nothing to worry about. This campground has everything that is needed for everyone to enjoy camping. We are definitely going back the next time we head up to NJ for a weekend.
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*I originally wrote about The Sea Pirate Campground on Mom It Forward as a sponsored post. Check it out here. This was in partnership with Real Mom Media (www.RealMomMedia.com). All opinions were and are my own.