Marina Beach RV Resort Review & Rating
Marina Beach RV Resort Overview:
Review of Marina Beach RV Resort
Marina Beach RV Resort is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore Port Aransas, Rockport, Corpus Christi, or other nearby areas. It is located in the heart of Port Aransas and you can easily walk or bike to good restaurants, fun bars, shops, and fishing. Because the Park is in town, you'll hear the occasional town noises but in general, this is a quiet place to stay. The staff is very helpful and friendly and is committed to making sure you have a memorable stay. The Park's residents were all friendly and encouraged us to participate in their planned events like poker, campfires at the beach, and pot luck dinners.
Marina Beach RV Resort is very clean and well maintained. The roads are paved and wide enough for big rigs to maneuver. The terrain is flat and there is no shade cover. All of the sites are back-in, paved, and level.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Marina Beach RV Resort has 96 sites, all of which are back-ins with 30/50 AMP service, water, and sewer hook-up. The sites are level, long enough to accommodate up to 45 foot rigs, large enough to handle double slides, and have a concrete driveway and concrete patio. The patio is big enough to serve as parking for a second car. Each site has a picnic table and small grassy area. Sites are side-by-side, but if you get one of the inside sites, they seem bigger because they back up to a grassy area with the pool and clubhouse.
Some of the other amenities of Marina Beach RV Resort include:
- a recreation room with a full kitchen, pool table, library, and tables and chairs
- large grassy area near the rec room and pool with grills and picnic tables
- clean showers and restrooms
- free Wi-Fi
- horseshoe pits
- pool and hot tub
- pet area
- boat storage
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We love visiting Port Aransas and Marina Beach RV Resort is the perfect place to stay. We like to bike to the beach and spend an afternoon swimming, playing bocce ball, flying kits, biking up and down the beach, and walking the jetty to watch the fisherman trying to catch dinner. We'll also bike around the marina, through Roberts Point Park, and along the ship channel and past Charlie' Pasture Fishing Pier.
After a bike ride, we'll bike to one of the great restaurants for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. A fun evening includes bike bar hopping to some of the fun bars with good local crowds, music or karaoke, and lots of laughs. All of the biking is very easy because the terrain is flat.
On our most recent trip, while the girls went shopping by bike, the guys went fishing with Capt. Mike to catch dinner. Capt Mike has been fishing the area for years and is the perfect professional fishing guide - serious about fishing, funny, knowledgeable, personable, and he knows where to go to catch fish. We caught our limit of big redfish in less than 2 hours and then went to two different spots to catch drum, trout, and sheepshead. The perfect guide for all ages.
One morning was spent golfing at Newport Dunes Golf Course - wow, what a great experience. Newport Dunes opened in September 2008 and is a challenging, fun, and unique golfing experience. You can read more about Newport Dunes by clicking here.
We also enjoy exploring Rockport, Fulton, and Corpus Christi - it's fun biking around town, enjoying some of the attractions, and stuffing ourselves at some good restaurants. The nightlife is fun and lively.
Cool Nearby Activities:
Marina Beach RV Resort is convenient to lots of fun things to see and do. The beach is an easy walk or bike ride. If you like fishing you'll love Port Aransas - you can walk or bike to pier fishing, jetty fishing, or surfing in the surf. Within a couple blocks of Marina Beach RV Resort are a number of options for charter or private fishing, boat tours, parasailing, and more. The RV Park is also close to several souvenir shops, great restaurants (Trout Street, Virginia's, etc.), and fun and lively bars (Shortys, Bernies, Back Porch, etc.). If you have kids, they will enjoy ridding the ferry across the ship channel or playing in the Roberts Point Park playground. Some of our favorites include: Margaritas on the deck at Johnny Fins: the new Stingray's Bar & Grill has some good food, cold drinks, and free pool tables; don't miss the power belt sander races at the Gaff; La Playa has some very good Mexican food; and it's hard to beat a bike ride on the bird walk in the Port Aransas Nature Preseve or look for dolphins surfing by the ferries. Here is a link to one of our fun trips in Port Aransas - Playing in Port A.
If you like golf, Newport Dunes is about 10 minutes from Marina Beach and there are a couple courses in Corpus - check this golf map to find a course to play.
Rockport and Fulton are less than 30 minutes away and they have some attractions (aquarium, Maritime Museum, Fulton Mansion), good restaurants on the water, and shopping. Corpus Christi is only 30 minutes down the road and has lots to see and do - great biking along the waterfront, fun nightlife, lots of attractions. Click on any of the cities on this map to learn more about what there is to see and do near Marina Beach RV Resort.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more