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 bed, twin beds, small fridge, and even a bathroom. Forget the pith helmet, but there is air conditioning for those tropical nights.
The camping resort has it all from a hideaway cottage for two to spacious cabins with kitchens, baths, covered decks and more. Rent a bike or a kayak. Swim in the heated pool, complete with umbrellas and beach chairs or relax in the hot tub. The activity directors have lots of fun pool games for the kids and there’s even a spacious dog park for your pooch. Every Holly Shores site has electrical hook-ups, water, cable and WiFi. 491 Route 9 South, between Wildwood and Cape May, in Lower Township. 877-49HOLLY; www.hollyshores.com
A stay at Beachcomber Camping Resort on Seashore Road in Lower Township puts you half way between the beaches of Cape May and the Boardwalk and beaches of Wildwood – how convenient is that! The 100-acre wooded resort has two spring-fed lakes, a large sandy beach plus adult pools, kiddie pools and all the modern amenities today’s camping families need. Reserve a cabin suite with a loft that sleeps six, or a one or two- room cabin on the lake front.
Golf carts, paddle boat and kayak rentals are available along with plenty of activities
and theme weekends all season. More good news – an adult clubhouse for guests over 21 years of age with cable TV, DVDs, fireplace, kitchen, pool table and more in a relaxing atmosphere. Sounds perfect after a busy day! www.beachcombercamp.com; 609-886-6035.
Jersey Shore memories are waiting to be made at Ocean View Resort Campground with 180 wooded acres for your tent or RV, plus an assortment of rental options for your family and budget. Have fun and cool down on hot summer days at the Buccaneer Bay splash pad with a light, refreshing spray or an outright drenching. The Little Buccaneer pirate ship is anchored in the lagoon and ready for battle. If the splash battle gets too intense, the pirates can abandon ship down the water slide.
Midway between Atlantic City and Cape May, OVR is only three miles from ocean beaches of Sea Isle City where you can enjoy free concerts and free movies under the stars all summer long. The Boardwalks in Ocean City and the Wildwoods are just a few miles away. There’s certainly plenty to do and lots of activities around OVR like the Cape May County Zoo, and golf courses – including discounted greens fees at Shore Gate Golf Club – restaurants, kayaking, sightseeing
cruises are nearby and round out the perfect camping vacation. OVR is the largest camp ground in the state – 1,175 wooded sites with full hookups and all the modern conveniences everyone wants and needs these days including WiFi. 2555 Route 9, Ocean View; www.ovresort.com; 609-624-1675.
Belleplain State Forest in Cape May and Cumberland counties has cabins, complete with bunks, windows and wood stoves. It’s camping but with a few creature comforts – laundry facilities, showers, fire rings and picnic tables. The cabins even have indoor plumbing – gotta love that! And don’t forget the fishing, boating and swimming – in two lakes – along with hiking, mountain biking and nature walks. Belleplain has pet-friendly campsites, tent camping, trailer camping, cabins and lean-tos.
So, when it comes to selecting a spot for camping or RV-ing, the choice is yours: from the simple to the luxurious, with great locations near ocean beaches, amusement- lined boardwalks or the excitement of Atlantic City. G
CAMPING RESOURCES
www.njsouthernshore.com, www.newjerseycampgrounds.com or 800-2campnj (800-222-6765)
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