Yes. Direct oceanfront may be better for certain things, and when I take extended vacations, I like those towns too.
But I am a weekend warrior. I can sneak out of work early on Friday, be in OC in a couple of hours, and get in 9 holes and have a good diner. Eighteen holes on Saturday, still have time to enjoy the beach life, get up late, have brunch, take a leisurly drive home on Sunday, and be ready for work on Monday. OBX is over 6 hours, Mytrle is over 8. Not good for quicky weekend trips.
It's all what you're looking for, and what you need. To each his/her their own.
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I was just looking at their site. During PEAK season: $114/night direct waterfront. $108/night island oasis. Plus.... If you want a site with your awning facing the water, its an extra $5/night.
Below are Pirateland in MB rates
CAMPSITE NIGHTLY RATES: 2013
Premium w/ Pad & Shelter Premium with Pad Oceanfront Premium
Beach Area Inland Area
Jan 1-Mar 26
$39 $34 $29 $29 $29
Mar 27- May23 $57 $52 $47 $46 $44
May 24 -Sep 1 $78 $73 $68 $66 $64
Sep 2 - Oct 31 $53 $48 $43 $42 $41
Nov 1 - Feb 28,'14 $41 $36 $31 $30 $29
Sites #84A and #613 are $3 more per night than the Premium w/pad and
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Note the highest price is $68.00 nothing over $90.00 never less $100.00.
Pirate land offers true ocean beach front camping . Not bat front camping.
Frontiertowne which is in the same geographic location is not as expensive either.
As I said earlier I don't fault Castaway's for charging the rate. I assume they believe the market will accept the prices.
Personally I am familiar with Castaways and they have a decent facility however I now believed they have overpriced the market.
In the end time will tell. I'm sure they know the OC,MD camping market place and their own profit margins better than I do.