Sandollar Resort Motel & RV Park Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 8.3

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Sandollar Resort Motel & RV Park Overview:

Review and Rating of Sandollar Resort Motel and RV Park

Sandollar Resort Motel and RV Park has full hook-up RV sites, a motel, and several amenities.  One end of the Park is across the street from Aransas Bay and the Park has easy access to a fishing pier, marina, and restaurant and bar on Aransas Bay.

The entrance to the Park is on on the main drag (highway 35) that goes to Rockport or east toward Houston and the back end of the park terminates at Fulton Beach Drive and Aransas Bay making it convenient to get to all that the the Fulton Rockport areahas to offer:  restaurants, golf, biking, sandy beaches, shopping, fishing, attractions, and more.  See this map of Rockport/Fulton to find more things to see and do.

The Park and facilities are a little dated but clean and well maintained.  The roads are paved but lots of trees with some long hanging branches and some tight turns make it a little tight for big rigs to maneuver. 

Service is good and friendly.  During the winter the park is pretty full with winter Texas from all over the north and they are also very friendly, social, and outgoing. 

One of the things we really like about Sandollar are all the trees,  greenbelt areas, amenities, and easy access to fun things to do.

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

The RV sites at Sandollar REsort are a combination of back-in and pull through sites with 30/50 AMP service, cable, sewer, and water.  Most of the sites are shaded thanks to some stately and towering oaks with flowing branches covered with draping Spanish moss.  The somewhat tight roads and the sites are level and paved, but the trees and branches may present some challenges getting into your site with a big rig. 

The hook ups are at the end of the site and will most likely require extensions.  The sites are all side to side and close together and separated by a mixture of grass and dirt.   The pull through sites are probably 25 feet wide and 48 to 50 feet long - we could just barely get our 42' motorhome and the tow vehicle in without parking the tow vehicle sideways and on the grass.  The pull through sites have a concrete picnic pad and picnic table

The back-in sites are a mixture of grass and dirt parking pads, full hoook-ups, heavily shaded, and all have a picnic table.

There are 20 kitchenette units and 27 motel rooms at Sandollar Resort.  The two story motel has large suites with king beds and 3 sofa sleepers, refrig, microwave and coffee maker and the small suites include the same but with only one sofa sleeper.  The other motel rooms include some combination of double beds,queens, and sofa sleepers.  Some overlook the pool, some are along the street and across the street from the bay, and some are sitting under the trees near one of the pools.  All of them have a small front porch and two charirs

Some of the amenities at Sandollar Resort in Fulton include:

  • two swimming pools
  • 700 foot fishing pier and nearby picnic area on the edge of the bay
  • restaurant and bar and bait shop on the bay across the street from the resort
  • marina and boat ramp
  • game room with a tables and chairs, TV, and books BBQ area
  • dog run
  • horseshoes and shuffleboard and a concrete pad with a basketball hoop
  • laundry and restrooms with showers
  • free wi-fi
  • boat trailer parking
  • a deck with chairs overlooking the bay - perfect for coffee and a sunrise and drinks and a sunset

During the winter the Sandollar is loaded with winter Texans all of whom we meet were very friendly and outgoing - they invited us to their happy hour each day where the gather in a large circle of chairs to chat and plan the next day.

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

First priority when we get to Fulton and Rockport is to enjoy some of the local restaurants for fresh seafood, drinks, and a view of water.  Some of the choices include Moon Dog, Oyster House (across the street from Sandollar Resort and right on the water), and Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill. 

Typically we'll bike to Moon Dog or Charlotte Plumbers Seafare Restaurant for lunch or dinner and depending on the energy level and wind we'll bike farther along Fulton Beach Drive which runs along the water of Aransas Bay. 

High energy bike rides (half the time we drive and then bike) will take us all the way to the Rockport Harbor area for biking around the marina, some time on a nice beach, and a visit to the Maritime Museum, marina, the information center, and the Rockport Aquarium.  

We also love playing golf and we've enjoyed Rockport Country Club, which is private but has reciprocal rights - here is a link to our review of Rockport Country Club.  Port Aransas has one of the best courses in Texas - Palmilla Beach Golf Club is a fantastic links style course.  Check out our review of Palmilla Beach.   Here is our link to some other good courses in the Corpus Christi Area

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Cool Nearby Activities:

We keep coming back to the Fulton Rockport area because the weather is great year round, the restaurants are good, and there is lots to see and do, some of which includes:

  • birdwatching and birdwatching tours by boat
  • some of the best fishing you'll find in Texas and plenty of fishing guides
  • some good beaches
  • lots of hiking and biking trails
  • kayak and boat rentals

Here is a list of 51 things to see and do in the Rockport/Fulton area.   Check out our Rockport/Fulton Map to find some of the above and more.

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Campground Information

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: 178 long pull through sites with large grass area on one side; back-in site 61 opens up to a huge greenbelt area with lots of trees and it's close to the pool; and rooms 324 to 327 face a greenbelt and are close to the pool

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

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