Over the week of the Pony Penning we brought 2 trailers and stayed at Tom's Cove Park. None of us had ever been to Tom's Cove Park before so we did not know what to expect. Toms Cove reservation system seemed a little strange to us in that you cannot reserve or even know what site or type of site you will be staying in - i.e. full hookup, 30amp, 50amp, etc.. Will we be near our friends or not? Check in is 8am check out at 4pm? (how does that work?) Not being sure we would have full hookup was very concerning for us since we were staying 8 days. It was not what we are used to when making a reservation at a camp ground. Oh yeh, no credit cards, cash or check only. Some of the reviews we read before the actual trip also had us a little concerned as well – golf cart traffic, nasty people, bad bathrooms (a little truth to that one), quiet time not being observed. We found none of these concerns to be true. Yes there were some golf carts, no more than other places. Tom’s Cove folks were nice to us. Bathrooms are as noted. Security was all over the noisy campers and the golf carts after quiet time (11pm).
But... I want to let you know we had a fantastic week, we loved the sites that we were assigned, and we like the fact that you can arrive early and leave late. We loved everthing about Tom's Cove Park, Chincoteague Island and the Pony Penning. They defiantly took care of us and we had a blast. This campground is now one of our favorites and we plan on returning next year for the 89th Pony Penning. I think once our camping friends hear our stories and see our pictures we will be bringing some of them with us in 2014.
- Also Known As:
- Tom`s Cove Park Hotel Chincoteague Island