This campground is by far the cheapest in the area, a family of four can pitch a tent for $25.00 and in this area that is hard to beat. The new pool is not huge but very clean with a lovely view down to the marsh with the ocean in the distance. Lots of chairs by the pool.
Unlike the previous reviewer we had no lack of hotwater and at 25 cents for a six minute shower I can't complain. A few hooks for clothing in the shower area might have been helpful but we figured it out.
The office sold amazing oranges for 50 cents each, cold bottled water for the same price and had a few other essential offerings that all seemed reasonable. Firewood was $5.00 for a bundle that did us for two evenings.
The trolley stop in front of the campground indeed goes north before turning around and heading towards the beach. If you don't want to do the circle trip you can walk about 3-4 minutes up to route one and catch the southbound trolley. It costs $1 for and adult to ride and free for kids under 18. Seems a bargain to me even if you decide to ride north first. We choose to ride our bikes to Wells beach, that took 12 minutes there and about 15 back because of the uphill. Not a dedicated bike lane but we felt safe none-the-less.
For those travelling with small tents and a small vehicule they offer some new sites not listed on the web-site. We stayed on T20 and were happy with it but any in the new loop seemed fine.
If you are looking for a busy campground with lots of activities and super clean and organized this is not the place for you. However, if you want old-fashioned cheap camping not far from the ocean with a friendly attitude this might be the place. Just remember this is the cheapest camping in the area.
Of course the walking distance to the Fisherman's catch restaurant made it special. Waited 1.5 hours for a table but well worth it!
- Also Known As:
- Ocean View Cottage And Camping
- Ocean View Cottage & Camping Hotel Wells
- Ocean View Cottage & Camping Wells, Maine