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Sandy Pines Camping Resort is a campground that has about 60-acres of land and a wide variety of camping styles to fit almost any guests' wants and needs, like tent sites, RV sites, glamping spaces, and others. The resort can be found in Kennebunkport, Maine, not far to the west of Goosefare Bay. The camping resort is pet-friendly and allows pets in the RV sites and traditional campsites, but they aren't allowed in the glamping spaces. The property is located within a short drive away from several different beaches. One that is about a 10-minute bike ride away is Goose Rocks Beach. Sandy Pines Camping Resort allows guests to rent kayaks and paddleboards and use them in the nearby river or at one of the beaches.
Sandy Pines Camping Resort has ownership of nearly 60-acres of land. On those 60-acres, visitors have the choice of picking between over 200 sites with different functions and amenities, depending on what type of stay guests are looking to experience on their trip. Of those sites, 61 are RV sites, offering back-in as well as pull-through for convenience. Each site comes with 50 AMP electricity, water, and sewage stations. Specific RV sites labeled 'Classic RV sites' offer 30 AMP electricity to go along with the water and sewage stations.
The campground also offers 48 tent sites. Each tent space has a picnic table, and a fire pit included. Seasonal sites that are available in the area include cable, water, sewage, 50 AMP electricity, and a firepit. Sandy Pines Camping Resort also offers glamping sites as well as "unique retreats," which offer campers a diverse stay in a variety of different ways, ranging from a Zephyr or Wayfarer to a VW Bus or Chuck Wagon. Each of these retreats overlooks the salt marshes, offering either a king-sized bed or a queen-sized bed, depending on which space is desired by guests. They also come with air conditioning, lighting, firepits, outdoor dining areas, and towels. Other glamping experiences that guests can stay at include the family cottages, "hideaway huts," and glamping tents for both individuals and families. No matter which glamping space is chosen, each one comes with a full-sized bed with lighting and AC.
On the property, they also have a playground and lawn area for kids to play games, a swimming pool, and the Grand Lodge, which is the front office and has a store in it that sells things like ice, wood, camping essentials, snacks, and drinks. They also sell ready-made coffee in the mornings and on the weekends, breakfast sandwiches.
Beyond the property lies the city of Kennebunkport, a town that lies next to the Kennebunkport River, which is also known as a fishing village that extends to the banks of the Oaks Reef. There are a number of tourist attractions that can be done here, such as whale watching and lobster boat tours, kayaking down the river or near the bay, and sightseeing at the Seashore Trolley Museum. Due to its location, it is also relatively close to several beaches, including Goose Rocks Beach.
The owner of Sandy Pines Camping Resort says they strive for a family-friendly culture while providing clean campsites and lodging for the visitors that stay. The typical demographic of people that visit the campground is usually families with children, as they have several areas with lawn games, a playground, and are close to several beaches.
The property has received a number of reviews on its website regarding the resort's location, the staff, and the upkeep of the sites. Among the reviews left regarding Sandy Pines Camping Resort, one person says, "Gated campground, Absolutely beautiful area. Very Clean showers and bathrooms also handicap accessible and to which they have lots of bath houses on campsite, Nice Friendly people, Playground, Swimming Pool and Security on site, Very accommodating to everyone's needs and wants."
There are a number of things available for guests to do on the property, including swimming in the pool, lawn games, and a playground for the younger ones. There is a nearby river as well as several beaches for those wanting to do more water-based activities. Sandy Pines Camping Resort has kayaks and stand-up paddleboards that are available for rent to customers who would like the equipment while they are staying in the area and plan on making trips to the oceanfront or a river.
The current owner of Sandy Pines Camping Resort is Deb Lennon, who has been the owner for about five years. Deb bought the campground in 2016. Initially, it was owned by the Spang Family. Sandy Pines Camping Resort has been in the lodging industry for over 40 years, but it hasn't always been called Sandy Pines Camping Resort. Up until 2016, before Deb Lennon purchased the property, it had been titled Salty Acres Campground.