Best Campgrounds by the Jersey Shore
Summer is just around the corner and beach vacation destinations are booking up fast. Although we love our home state of Pennsylvania, its noticeably lacking in ocean views, so we’re hitching up the travel trailer, hopping in the truck and heading east to the Jersey Shore. Enjoy summer sunshine and peaceful ocean waves, splash around with the kids at the water park, or relax with a drink by the pool at these twelve gorgeous campgrounds by the Jersey Shore.
Ocean View Resort Campground
Ocean View Resort is easily one of the best campgrounds on the Jersey Shore with tons of water activities inside and outside the park. One camp amenity sure to be a hit is the Buccaneer Bay Splash Park – a pirate themed water park in the campground! Play on the “anchored” pirate ship, spray water on unsuspecting parents, and slide down the wreckage into the shallow waters. The campground is pet friendly and has access to Greenbriar Pond for relaxing catch and release fishing. Other notable camp amenities include the Ocean View Café, the lake pavilion, two playgrounds, an 18-hole mini golf course, free boat storage during your stay and more!
Ocean Isle Campground
In Ocean View, New Jersey, Ocean Isle Campground offers RV, tent and cabin sites for campers of every style. The 28-acre campground provides easy access to all your favorite south Jersey towns, historic Cape May to action-packed Atlantic City and all the beaches in between. The campground includes a large pool to cool off, two playgrounds and plenty of group activities.
Baker’s Acres Campground
On TripAdvisor Baker’s Acres is ranked the number one campground in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, thanks to the mixture of on-campground activities and local history hubs. The campground includes games like horseshoes, bocce ball, volleyball and even has a dedicated photo op spot. The campground was founded in 1968 by the Baker Family, giving it a family-owned feel. You can also dive into the local, and surprisingly bloody, history of a small town like Egg Harbor – first mentioned by Capitan Cornelius Jacobsen May in 1614.
Sea Pirate Campground
Just a few miles from Long Beach Island, this pirate themed campground is a treasure chest of fun for the whole family. The campground paths have pirate-themed names like Peg Leg or Calico Jack, and you can enjoy sea-themed activities such as fishing, crabbing, kayaking and more. On the not-so-pirate side, the campground includes a camp store, dog park and arcade.
Sea Grove Camping Resort
Connect with the nature of the Garden State at this campground for all ages located in the heart of Cape May County. Just minutes away from South Jersey beaches, enjoy splashing in the waves, playing in the sand and relaxing in the sun. In the evening, nearby local boardwalks open along the shore with food, shops and more. Just a few on-camp activities include a game room, ice cream parties, family hay rides, basketball, horseshoes, volleyball and more.
Surf & Stream Campground
Nestled along the Toms River, this Jersey campground provides fresh water and saltwater fun. Wake up to a view of the Toms River from your RV’s window, and travel every day to the nearby public beaches, Atlantic City and even the Big Apple. Campground amenities include a swimming pool, sports courts and scheduled weekend events. The campground is a few miles from public golf courses, horseback riding, boardwalks, water parks and more.
Lake & Shore RV Resort
Lake & Shore RV Resort is a step up from your normal campground. Its biggest summer attraction is the full water park, complete with slides. The park has its own beach entrance with a private fishing pier and boat dock. On the resort beach, relax in the lounge chairs, play a game of beach volleyball, cool off in the water and adventure around the campground.
This New Jersey campground is packed with activities you won’t find at many other campgrounds. Ponderosa includes a pirate ship play area, swing and slide area, cornhole, hammocks, fields and more. Ponderosa is most well known for its Little Hooves Farm. Little Hooves Farm, established in 2013, is home to goats, chickens, ducks, mini horses and a cow! Come by to feed the animals, play, pet and get a few pony kisses. Nearby, visit Avalon Beach, historic Cape May, Wildwood beach boardwalk, Ocean City boardwalk and more.
Chestnut Lake RV Campground
This tranquil RV resort is tucked away in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Fish in the campground lake, swim in the pool or enjoy a good book on the poolside lounge chairs. Chestnut Lake provides easy access to the beautiful Jersey Shore beaches, neon-lit Atlantic City and bustling boardwalk nightlife. Nearly each weekend is booked with campground events. Each weekend has a kid-centered theme such as space, hot dogs, s’mores, pets, holidays and more. You can visit this page to read the weekend event schedule!
Holly Shores Camping Resort
Midway between Cape May and Wildwood, New Jersey sits Holly Shores Camping Resort. Holly Shores has been family owned since 1968 and is known for being fun for all ages. They have more than 300 large shaded RV campsites and offer vacation or seasonal camping reservations. They accommodate RVs up to 42 feet long and offer themed weekends, daily activities and equipment rentals for endless summer fun.
Sea Pines RV Resort and Campground
Sea Pines RV Resort is loaded with quiet campsites and surrounded with peaceful woods, while just a few miles from the beautiful beaches of Cape May. The campground includes shuffleboard, basketball, a game room, volleyball and more. It’s right near the beach, has on-campground fishing opportunities and waterfront sites. It you’re looking for luxury Jersey Shore RVing, Sea Pines is the place for you.
If you stay at one of our best campgrounds on the Jersey Shore, make sure to let us know! In need of a new RV or RV parts? Stop by Juniata Valley RV right here in Pennsylvania. Our RV experts will be happy to help you choose the right unit for you. Be sure to kick off camping season right!