Riviera, Texas

Seawind RV Resort – Other reviews at rvparkreviews.com

January, 2014

The Lowe’s overall rating = 8 out of 10 stars

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Nice pond, and lots of birds here

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Betsy’s “roof cam” view. Just kidding, Steve was up there doing some work and took this shot.

 

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This park just “feels” good – sometimes we arrive at a place where we can
tell right away that the folks are friendly and fun to be around.  This is one
of those places.  It’s an older park with many people who have been staying
for several winters, but we still have to say that we felt right at home and
were impressed with the activities they held to get everyone together.
There are no major roads nearby, so it’s nice and quiet as well.

Road and site access/type?
Paved interior roads with gravel sites.  We were glad the office offered us
the chance to drive around and pick a site, because several had trees that
would have caused problems for our slides.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
We stayed in site #110, which required some lifting of our rig’s front end
to get level.  The spacing between sites is about what you would expect
at most RV parks – not a lot, but not too little.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The 50-amp service was strong – good enough for me to run two space
heaters on those atrociously cold and damp mornings.  Water pressure
was also very good.  I believe all sites here are full hookup.  The Verizon
signal to our hotspot was adequate, but the signal to our cell phones
was very poor and several calls were dropped during our stay.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Yes to the picnic table, no fire pit.  We would have had to go to the
“community pit” to enjoy a fire here.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The laundry room consisted of about 8 washers and 8 dryers, but they
were extremely old and several were broken.  The office advised us
that they were getting all new machines and a service to manage them
“as we spoke”, so the laundry room situation should be much better
soon.  The bathrooms are nice and clean, with benches and hooks in
each shower.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
This is more of a retirement/winter haven, and we didn’t see any kids
which was OK with us.  Kids could be brought here to do a bit of fishing
right across the street, though.  There was an area for dogs to run, but
it wasn’t that large.  I believe dogs can be taken (on leash) down the
walking path, which was a nice walk.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
A short walking path led out of one of the sites and provided a trail
through scrub brush and around many bunches of Prickly Pear
cactus.  We could see tracks left behind by the local Javelina, but
they are mostly nocturnal and we didn’t see any during our treks.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
There was a very small “country store” about 1.5 miles up the road,
but any serious grocery shopping or other services required a
20-mile drive up to Kingsville.

Comments:
We really enjoyed our 2-week stay here.  The other residents were very
friendly, and it was a good place to relax during the bad weather and to
work on the coach on the good days.  The book exchange had a great
selection, and they even had several DVD’s we could borrow to entertain
us on those long, cold nights.