Port Aransas, Texas

Gulf Waters RV Resort – Other reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

December, 2014

The Lowe’s overall rating = 9 out of 10 stars

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Our wonderful view for a month

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
Surprisingly quiet, considering the size of the place (150 sites).  The owners
were very friendly at the front desk, and we were guided to our site after
checking in for our one-month stay.  This park definitely qualifies as a
“resort”, with beautiful landscaping and a nice view of their lake and birds
from our site.  Highway 361 runs past the front of the park, but we were far
enough in that we didn’t notice any noise.  Of course, it would be different
for anyone right by the highway and should be looked into if you are
concerned.

Road and site access/type?
Roads are paved and concrete, sites are concrete.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
The sites are owned by folks who rent them out part of the year, and most
of them had nice improvements like terraced sitting areas and heavy stone
tables.  We were easily able to fit our coach into site #724, with the car next
to it.  The site was perfectly level.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The full hookups all worked well, strong 50-amp power and good water
pressure.  The Verizon signal to our phones and hotspot was good.  The
park also had many access points for its internet, free of charge.  There
was an additional charge for electricity, at 15 cents per kilowatt hour.
We have yet to see what that will amount to at the end of our stay.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Site layouts varied according to owner upgrades, but most had tables and
ours had a ceramic fireplace on the terrace.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The laundry room here was pitiful – 2 washers and 2 dryers for a park with
150 residents?  Come on!  We ended up going into Port Aransas to do our
laundry.  The two full bathrooms with showers in the Welcome Center were
nice, and they appeared to have 24-hour access, with the addition of a
combination lock on the Welcome Center door.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
Pet friendly, not so much for kids.  This place is clearly more of an older
community, with many of the sites owned by snowbirds.  There was a small
dedicated lawn area for dogs, but they could also be walked throughout the
park roads and direct access to the beach made it very nice.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
The large boardwalk from the park to the beach allowed miles of walking
in either direction.  Of course, bikes can be ridden on the park’s interior
roads, but with access to the compacted sand of the beach there are miles
of opportunities.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
There was an IGA grocery store in Port Aransas, about a 15-minute drive.
A Super-Walmart could be found further away, across the free ferry in the
town of Aransas Pass.  There were other services nearby, including a family
doctor who accepted us for our annual physicals and blood work, but
driving about 23 miles into Corpus Cristi got us to any other services we
needed.

Comments:
We enjoyed this resort as a place to settle down for a month to take care
of some RV issues and several medical appointments.  There were some
activities for folks here, but mostly it was just a quiet, nice spot with a view
of the man-made lake with birds having a good time right outside our front
window.  Port Aransas was a cool little beach town with several restaurants,
and we loved that we could drive our car right on the beach for miles.
Consider renting a buggy for a day or longer if you come, they are fun to
drive along the beach and into town for meals.