During the month of August we featured several campgrounds throughout New England on our Facebook Live videos. One of the campgrounds featured was the new Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport, Maine. We don’t see many new campgrounds being built, so this was a real treat to showcase something brand new and with a wide selection of amenities and camping experiences during their first year of operation.
Sandy Pines Campground opened to the general public in June, and has been receiving rave reviews in the media, including a review by Boston’s Channel 5 Chronicle show and front-page coverage in the Maine Sunday Telegram out of Portland, Maine.
The first thing you see after registration is their salt water pool – no fresh water and chlorine here!
The camping sites vary from tenting on the salt marsh, to large pull-through RV sites, park model homes and their famous glamping safari tents designed by local interior designers.
All sites are within a short walking distance of sparking clean restrooms that include showers and oversized sinks for dish and clothes washing.
Sandy Pines Campground is pet-friendly and you can have up to two dogs per site, with appropriate vaccination paperwork. There is a $5 per dog, per night fee.
The owners have hotels and restaurants in the Kennebunkport area and are keenly focused on hospitality and customer service. You will find many hotel-like features at the campground, including the check-in area where you would think you are in a hotel lobby, not a campground.
The on-site maintenance staff is ready to assist campers as needed, and the entire staff is very friendly and accommodating to all guests.
On busy weekends, guests really appreciate the rapid check-in process where they are greeted at the entrance to the campground with hosts prepared with check-in packages and are escorted to their campsite without ever leaving the RV.