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August 19, 2012
Rodeo, New Mexico
October 1, 2005
Playground, club house, laundry, pool and rental cabins are clustered at the entrance area. Beyond that are two long rows of RV sites extending to the ocean end of the campground. A third row holds tents and RVs in storage. At the far end of the campground you’ll find a fish cleaning sink, some extra parking, and a pet area. This is where the path to the ocean climbs over the dunes and onto the long, long white sandy beach, full of mostly small pieces of broken shells. The surf is so forceful on Long Beach Peninsula’s coast, it pounds shells into bits as they wash ashore. RV sites are separated into groups of 9; between each group is a square of lawn and a trash can in the middle row, lawn only and in one square, a horseshoe playing area in the side row.
That leads me to the one area of dissatisfaction with this park, which seemed to be unanimous among everyone we spoke with: the campsites are too close together. A typical older RV park constructed in the years before slide-outs and wide-bodied RVs, the sites are long enough but way too narrow. Slide-outs practically touch one another and in many cases it’s impossible to extend awnings. Premium sites next to lawns are reserved for park members only during peak season. One can understand, though, park owners’ hesitation to undertake a major renovation that would reduce the number of available sites. These narrow sites created a distinctly hemmed in feeling, though, while we were indoors.
Proximity to beach and ocean make up for this shortcoming. Once over the dunes and onto the sand, one finds a combination of medium and hard-packed sand, pleasantly warm on bare feet. At first I was concerned about cutting my feet on broken shells, but even jogging, with a little care and watchfulness, this wasn’t a problem. Very few people actually venture far into the waves. For one, the water is painfully cold. For another, rip tides, sneaker waves, and floating logs make it way too dangerous. You can immerse yourself in the small campground pool, but at about 3 strokes length and 2 strokes width, it’s more for kids, though some adults did use it. Curiously, the deep end, what little there was of it, was 9 feet deep.
We enjoyed the well-attended and well-organized $3 Saturday breakfast in their Seaside Kitchen. It was a good deal, consisting of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes, selection of orange or grape juice, and coffee.
From journal Berries and Oysters and Bears – Oh, My! Long Beach Peninsula, Washington