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Old 07-17-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Mountain View, CA
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I will have to check it out next time I am up that way! Thanks! It sounds amazing...........we should be making a trip up that way in a few months while the weather is still nice! We were looking for a place on the ocean side so that sounds perfect!
Yeah, its really nice. Its right next to the Frisco ORV ramp (not sure if you ever drive onto the beach). There are a variety of site types. Some fairly standard ones on the bottom, some neat ones in the middle nestled in trees and such, and then the high ones on the dune ridge. The lower ones are closest to the beach walkover (which we don't use because we drive onto the beach generally), the middle ones look cool, but in the summer are probably a bit buggy and windless, so we always go for the high ones. Great view, with extremely mature "dune scrub" as the predominant vegetation. Here is a pic - not a great one, but you get the idea. Shade is lacking a bit, but get a screen room and you are all set!

The sole negative of the federal campgrounds for tenters is the cold showers. Which in the summer isn't all that much of a negative to me. Its a bit shocking at first, but pretty quickly it feels rather nice after a day in the sun!
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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The sole negative of the federal campgrounds for tenters is the cold showers. Which in the summer isn't all that much of a negative to me. Its a bit shocking at first, but pretty quickly it feels rather nice after a day in the sun!
That is fine........I will be in the sun all day so it won't bother me at all!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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Default chesapeake beach trips

if you live in chesapeake how long does it take to get to sandbridge beach? lets say on a saturday morning?

also do you have to pay for beach access there?

i'm from jersey, my bf lives 15 minutes from the shore and it can take us an hour to get there on a saturday morning in july... and then we have to pay 10$ to get on... curious as to how it is down there as i am looking to move there soon.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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If you take Mt. Pleasant from Chesapeake to Sandbridge it takes about 15 min. even in the Summer. I guess it depends though where in Chesapeake you are. I lived in Great Bridge and Mt. Pleasant was the quickest way for me. Never had to pay for beach access there. I know that for the Oceanfront you may have to pay for parking, North End (60th to 81st St.) never had to pay but finding parking may be a hassell if you don't get there early enough, Chick's Beach never really had to pay except if you want to park in the parking lot across from Alexander's on the Bay it's about $5 but you can sometimes find a place on street.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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If you take Mt. Pleasant from Chesapeake to Sandbridge it takes about 15 min. even in the Summer. I guess it depends though where in Chesapeake you are. I lived in Great Bridge and Mt. Pleasant was the quickest way for me. Never had to pay for beach access there. I know that for the Oceanfront you may have to pay for parking, North End (60th to 81st St.) never had to pay but finding parking may be a hassell if you don't get there early enough, Chick's Beach never really had to pay except if you want to park in the parking lot across from Alexander's on the Bay it's about $5 but you can sometimes find a place on street.
thanks much!
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