After searching for a campground on the water, on the coast of Maine, we found “Searsport Shores Ocean Campground”. Their web page is both user friendly and well organized.
We found the staff very friendly and accommodating. The facilities are well maintained and always clean. The variety of campsites, for RV’s or tents or the rental cabin and model trailer allows even non campers the ability to camp and take in the beauty of the region.
The campground has activities for all ages, from jungle gym to the swings to a sandbox and basketball court and arcade games… all of which keep the children playing for hours. You can even relax in their lawn furniture on the beach and take in all the beauty at any time day or night. Indoors they have a billiard table, ping pong table and even a book and movie library. They even have a sitting room with a “homey” feeling with a fireplace and comfortable furniture where you can read or talk with new or old friends.
The organized lobster bakes are scrumptious. The bonfires on the beach at night with toasted marshmallow and “smores” are truly a lot of fun. They also have an ice cream smorgasboard, arts and craft making, entertainment, and even campers stepping up to show their talents. On the 4th of July several neighboring towns set off their fireworks displays, all visible from the beach and relecting on the water is truly beautiful.
The campground store is well stocked with snacks, camping accessories and souveniers. They also have fresh doughnuts and fresh brewed coffee either for a quick breakfast on the way out to the sights and attractions or even to sit back and relax at the campground. But one thing is for sure, you will always see a smiling face behind the counter.
The surrounding area besides it scenic view is rich with shops, where you may find something unique, the museums and the restaurants with offerings for everyones taste.
To start off your day with a fresh cup of coffee, a daily newspaper, camera and binoculars (a must), you can watch the sunrise come up, a untouched mirrored water, a family of ducks swim by or even an otter poke its head up from fishing. What a beautiful way to start the day. At the end of the day as the sun goes down, the smell of campfires and the laughter from around the campfires as adults an children alike sit and tell jokes and stories. With the waves crashing on the shore, it is never a problem to fall asleep. What a great way to end the day.
In this hectic paced world we all need a place to get away and relax and we have found no better place than at “Searsport Shores Ocean Campground”. We have told everyone we know and will have some of them joining us on our next visit. We have yet to see all there is to see in the Searsport area and look forward to our next trip.