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Old 05-07-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Outer Banks Camping

We have done some camping on the Outer Banks, a some barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, and we want to pass on some camping advice.
The National Seashore camping is the least expensive and the most private, but there are no hook ups so this can be difficult in the middle of summer if you are not prepared. The cost is only $20/night or $10/night if you have a senior pass. We prefer Frisco and Ocracoke. Ocean Waves is a good campground in Salvo and it is right on the ocean. Rates are very reasonable at about $40/night if you can get a spot. Camp Hatteras is also in Salvo and it has camping on either the ocean or the sound. This is a large campground with lots of concrete. Lots of ammenities but the cost is high at about $80-$90 per night and you can't drink the water- bring your own. The best spot is a little mom and pop campground in the little village of Avon, about 12 miles south of Salvo. Two immediate advantage for campers is that Avon has a Food Lion and an Ace Hardware. The name of the campground is Sands of Time. I found them using the internet, but I have never seen them in any campground guide. They are not right on the ocean or the sound but they are just a short 1/3 of a mile walk or drive from either one. There is lots of grass, some trees and the sites are fairly large, some are even huge. Camping rates are very reasonable at $40/night with full hookups including cable. Now here is the neat part. You join their Passport America discount camping club for $44.00 and you camp for half price, only $20/night. It is valid all summer except for holiday week periods. They are also very easy to deal with- no charge cards or one week notice to cancel reservations, etc. Check out their web site sands of time campground,family camping,outer banks,camping,rvs,tents,Avon,cabins,cottage,cape hatteras,fishing,wind sailing,halfprice camping,pass port america.
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Thanks for all the good tips. We visited the Outer Banks for the first time earlier this year, and can't wait to go back.

We stayed at Sands of Time for several nights with the PA rate of $20, and it was perfectly adequate. The NS campgrounds weren't open yet, and this was a good spot from which to explore the area and the beaches.

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