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Old 01-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Pioneer RV Resort 120 Gulfwind Drive Port Aransas, TX ?

Has anyone stayed at Pioneer RV Resort 120 Gulfwind Drive Port Aransas, TX ?
We stayed the last week of March 2011, very nice campground, the only problem was the kelp on the beach. I was just wondering if this was always the case?
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The kelp problem was serious last year, but hasn't been an issue so far this winter.
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We've stayed at Pioneer Beach Resort in Port A many times.

Sometimes there is kelp on beach, sometimes not. Just roll the dice.....
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We've stayed at Pioneer Beach Resort in Port A many times.

Sometimes there is kelp on beach, sometimes not. Just roll the dice.....
I have not been to Pioneer Beach Resort - but grew up on the gulf coast of Tx and have spent time at beaches on the east and west coast.

To the list of things found on beaches I would add: sometimes tar and sometimes dead fish and dead birds and netting and wood and smelly things...

I known that whenever the words Beach and Resort are combined if you do not want any of these sometime things - you will need to do your homework and then get lucky. Beach "RV Resorts" can range from "fish camp" to actual resort with sites that include rig wash water stations to wash away sand and salt which are always found at beach resorts. Good bad or indifferent - time at the beach is like nothing else. Wish I were there now. Would even settle for a smelly fish camp. Sad.
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I have not been to Pioneer Beach Resort - but grew up on the gulf coast of Tx and have spent time at beaches on the east and west coast.

To the list of things found on beaches I would add: sometimes tar and sometimes dead fish and dead birds and netting and wood and smelly things...

I known that whenever the words Beach and Resort are combined if you do not want any of these sometime things - you will need to do your homework and then get lucky. Beach "RV Resorts" can range from "fish camp" to actual resort with sites that include rig wash water stations to wash away sand and salt which are always found at beach resorts. Good bad or indifferent - time at the beach is like nothing else. Wish I were there now. Would even settle for a smelly fish camp. Sad.
To expand my previous post slightly, we think Pioneer is a pretty decent CG. The sites are not huge, but are adequate; the CG is very well maintained by a large staff of work-kampers. The beach is accessible via a boardwalk over the dunes. As for debris on the beach, the county/state do a good job of keeping it clean. Even during the heavy kelp influx last year they did their best to truck it away.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:36 AM   #6
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We stayed there a couple of years ago, I think it was the week after Labor Day. Nice place, well maintained, and plenty of staff. The only problem we had was the mosquitoes were really bad. You could not sit outside at all. Of course this was not the fault of the campground. We would definitely stay there again. Oh yeah, and the staff was very good about recommendations about good local places to eat. Always a plus!!
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