01 Nov

Campground Review #105 Pirateland Family Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

On this week’s episode of the Campground of the Week podcast, our correspondent Tatiana Coffinger reviews a controversial campground: Pirateland Family Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Tatiana’s family can usually be found at a New York State Park campground with minimal hookups and zero cell signal. However, they all simply adore Pirateland in Myrtle Beach and return as often as they can squeeze it into their very busy schedules.

There are soooo many campgrounds in Myrtle Beach and it can be tricky to choose just one out of the bunch. There are multiple state park campgrounds, as well as campgrounds right on the Grand Strand. Listen to hear Tatiana explain why the Pirateland resort is the only one that her family will ever reserve when traveling to this favorite spring break getaway destination.

Campground Location

Pirateland is located at the southern end of the Grand Strand area of Myrtle Beach and within walking distance of Myrtle Beach State Park. You are nicely situated to easily access Murrells Inlet and Huntington Beach State Park as well. Of course, the most important feature to most campers is the direct beach access offered by the resort.

Campground Details

Pirateland is a private family-owned campground that has been open for over 50 years. It is an extremely large campground with approximately 2,100 campsites, plus additional accommodations such as cabins and park model rentals. In her review, Tatiana emphasizes that the layout of the campground really keeps the place from feeling overwhelmingly big. There are different sections and plenty of landscaping, rather than the rows and rows of campsites found at many resort campgrounds on the beach. Tatiana gives a ton of really specific advice for booking the site that will suit you best, so make sure you listen to hear those tips.

One of the reasons that Tatiana’s family loves Pirateland so very much (besides the private beach!) is because of all the resort amenities. Some of the highlights include

  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Splash Ground
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lazy River
  • kayak and paddle boat rentals
  • miniature golf
  • playgrounds

…and too many other amenities to list!

There are also plenty of organized activities your older kids as well as the little ones.

Area Attractions

Tatiana and her family are big fans of golf, so they know how to steer our listeners to some great golfing options in the Myrtle Beach area. There are over 100 golf courses in Myrtle Beach, and Pirateland will help you make your tee time reservations during your stay! Other area recommendations include…

Other Myrtle Beach Content from RVFTA

We totally agree with Tatiana that Myrtle Beach is one of the greatest RV destinations out there. In fact, we’ve visited a few times and offered some of our own favorite destinations on other podcasts. If you are planning a stay, check these out…

You can also search through the Myrtle Beach tag on our website for even more Myrtle Beach travel tips and recommendations!

Thanks to Tatiana Coffinger for reviewing this great resort camping option in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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See you at the campground!

Stephanie + Jeremy

19 Apr

Campground Review #77 Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina in Hilton Head, South Carolina

On this episode of the Campground of the Week Podcast, we are heading to one of the most iconic RV beach destinations on the east coast: Hilton Head, South Carolina. Our upper Midwest correspondent, Matthew and Melissa Kellas, took a trip down south last season and they loved camping at the Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina.

In this episode, Matthew and Melissa talk about some of the unique booking arrangements at the Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina. This campground features privately owned campsites, so individual owners decide when to rent out their sites and the office handles reservations. Tune in to hear their recommendations for navigating this unusual arrangement.

Matthew and Melissa also share some of their favorite activities and dining experiences from the area. Listen to hear about the best beaches, lighthouses, and family-friendly (and vegan friendly!) restaurants.

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See you at the campground!

Stephanie + Jeremy

17 Nov

Campground Review #55 Myrtle Beach KOA in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

On this podcast episode of Campground of the Week, we (Stephanie and Jeremy of RV Family Travel Atlas) review the Myrtle Beach KOA, one of our favorite campgrounds in one of our favorite RV destinations.

Myrtle Beach is a top RV destinations in America and the wealth of campground options reflects that. Why is the Myrtle Beach KOA one of our top three picks in this region? That’s what we discuss in this episode!

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There are many types of campgrounds in Myrtle Beach, from the beachfront and bustling Ocean Lakes to the quiet and sleepy state parks. The Myrtle Beach KOA offers a happy medium since it is located in the heart of the action on the Grand Strand and just a few blocks from the beach. At this KOA you get close proximity to all the city attractions, plus a wooded and quiet campground environment.

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05 May

Campground #26 The Campground at James Island County Park

Campground at James Island County Park

On this week’s episode, Stephanie and Jeremy review one of their top campgrounds ever at James Island County Park, located just 6 miles southwest of the great city of Charleston.

The Campground at James Island County Park offers the natural and beautiful landscape of a public campground combined with amenities and activities usually found only at the best private campground resorts.

We spend a lot of time focusing on the sites and the layout of the campground, so here is a map to help you follow the conversation:

Campground at James Island County Park

This campground is incredibly popular with both locals and visitors from out of state. You will need to book well in advance, especially if camping during a holiday or school recess. In addition to RV sites, there are tenting sites and cabins available, as well.

Amenities available at the campground include:

  • Bath houses and laundry facilities
  • Fully stocked camp store
  • Activity Center with recreation room
  • Lake with fishing
  • Bocce, giant chess and checkers, ladder golf, horseshoes, cornhole
  • Shuttle service to Folly Beach and downtown Charleston
  • Bike rentals

In the second segment, we talk about the amazing activities and amenities available in the rest of the James Island County Park.

  • Climbing Wall and adventure area including bouldering and slacklines.
  • Bike Path
  • Splash park and spray ground
  • Playground
  • Picnic areas
  • Disc Golf
  • Dog Park with beach and lake access

The Campground at James Island County Park is simply one of the best campgrounds we have ever seen in our travels. For a complete run down of all the activities and attractions we experienced in Charleston, check out our RVFTA podcast episode #87.

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We’ll see you at the campground!

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