Sand Castle RV Park – Long Beach, WA
I couldn’t believe the extremely low prices ($20) for being right in the middle of Long Beach and walking distance to the ocean! And they don’t charge extra for cable or WiFi! The WiFi worked great and the cable had lots of channels!
On the down side, no discounts for AAA or Good Sam. For anyone interested, they have very affordable monthly rates for winter time. Since it is off season, the hosts don’t staff the office much, you have to knock on their RV door.
Check in was quick after I found the right RV to knock on the door. I got great help backing into my nice grassy site. This park isn’t fancy, but it’s got all you need. There is a fish cleaning station. Laundry was cheap, $1 for wash and 75 cents for dry, an hour each. Laundry and showers were fairly clean, but there is a charge for showers. Also, for those still using dial-up, there is a modem station in the laundry, but it consists of a thick painted board sitting over a low placed unused sink (and that’s the “desk”), with a surge protector and phone connection near it (shudder!!!). It appears that they are trying to reclaim the grass and make the grass fuller because all customers during my stay were “bunched together” to leave all unoccupied spots together.
This is a great park for visiting Long Beach, but there are some “negatives” that should be mentioned. The sites are somewhat close together. Not close enough to say, “Pass the tartar sauce,” but close enough that you may not have room for your awning (although slides are ok…). Further, your back end will be about five feet from the back end of the next row. When you leave your RV to go somewhere, you can’t help but invade another RV’s personal space as you have to walk between RV’s. There are two sets of these “dual back to back” rows. Try to get the section in the rear of the park along Oregon Avenue so you don’t get road noise. The front section borders the main drag through Long Beach (Highway 101). Lastly, if you have a tow car, it appears that the tow car SHOULD be parked crosswise in front of your RV in the gravel section. Some people still angle parked, but this leaves less room for incoming and outgoing RV’s if the cars are parked this way. If you are in the front “dual” section, and the front row of that section, it looks pretty dicey as to how you will hook your tow car back up if the park is extremely busy!