We stayed at Waxmyrtle July 15-17, space 28. The site was a lovely open site with plenty of sunshine all day and into the evening. Directly located across from the restroom and water. This campground was quiet most of the weekend and we enjoyed our time. It is not near the beach and the walk to the breach is beautiful but be prepared for almost 3/4 of a mile walk on dry sand. Space 28 has plenty of room for more than one tent including a little hideaway spot. The parking pad fit two cars easily. Chipmunks and blue jays were our min visitors throughout the weekend. An earlier review indicated this spot had had storm clean up and lots of debris left behind however we did not run into this issue during our stay. We would absolutely return.
Such a great experience camping here a few weeks back. We didn't get the greatest spot and it was still an amazing camping trip. Everything was very clean and well maintained. There were so many options of areas to do nature hikes and walks, as well as a private hike right down to a private beach. There is also a spot to splash in the river and use kayaks and paddleboards. Many options to escape and enjoy family time.
My girlfriend and I spent one night camping here. The best part of this campground is the trail to the beach, which we happily skipped down. We are plover lovers and there were PLENTY of plovers to love (from a distance, obviously, because you should stay off the dry sand that they nest on). Bring a coat, the beach is windy.
I’ll start with the cons. The park host was off duty the 4 days I stayed. Thursday-Sunday cause us too drive to town for firewood. It was very noisy with dogs barking all day. The bathrooms ran out of toilet paper by 10-10:30pm. When they cleaned them it seemed like they used bleach as a air freshener vs cleaning. The same nasty wet toilet paper on the floor never moved my whole stay. We found a big piece of metal with screws sticking out of the ground in the middle of the site. The pros. It had a few fun trails and scenery if you like to take pictures. Once 10:30pm came around it would go dead silent. The space we had #24 was pretty secluded. I would recommend staying at this camp I may have had a one off with bad luck.
Pro: beautiful location, well kept campgrounds, excellent amenities Con: expensive per night, noise pollution, not a lot of privacy Had a great time staying here with a friend, we stayed at site 31, which is a bit back from the loop. A lot of the sites here at Waxmertyle are exposed to the paved loop and don't offer much privacy, but the thick vegetation between sites help muffle noise. Large, well lit and clean bathrooms, lots of access to potable water, and big fire pits. Our site had a bit of a red ant problem, but other than that we really enjoyed our stay. The wildlife volunteer host across the way from us was very kind. My only issue was the noise pollution from the many vehicles out on the dunes. We could hear every rev quite clearly until well into the early morning. Once that died down, the sound of the ocean carried all the way to our site. Hiking around here is great! I highly recommend the Waxmertyle Trail, which starts inside the camp itself. The beach and dunes are just a short walk away, but PLEASE RESPECT THE SNOWY PLOVER NESTING AREAS!