This is the only place to stay in the Keys. Right on the water. Very clean and nice. There were always people trimming the trees and cleaning the grounds. The pool was also very nice. My only complaint is at these higher end parks people do not seem to be as friendly they tend to keep to themselves. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, this park is the nicest we have stayed at in 2 months on the road. Easy back in sites with full services. The pool deck was being replaced but we were able to swim from our own private dock! All sites have a Tiki hut. The laundry room is well appointed. The service staff are great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Normally I don't write my review until I've left, but I wanted to get word to anyone coming to Bluewater any time soon to call ahead about the pool. It's currently closed for repairs to the apron that were supposed to have been completed by the end of August. They have not been finished and there is rebar everywhere. So if the pool makes a difference, you've been told. We only found out after we already were heading down through an email "reminding" us that the pool may be closed during our stay. That having been said, this place is still one of the best. We scored site 41, which is at the end of the key and is spacious and well laid out. The managers are still the best. There is a remodeled laundry that is great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was the most beautiful resort we have ever been in!! You cannot even call it a campground. The staff was second to none! Everybody should stay there at least one time in their life just to see it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What can we say about this park? It was something you have to see to believe. Private docks and Tiki Huts on the water behind your RV. Unbelievable. Each pad is privately owned. The owners rent out their spaces when they are not there. Each site is custom designed by the owner with different looking pads and landscaping. All sites have 50amp, water, sewer and cable. Our site had an outside TV in the Tiki Hut and an outside mini-kitchen with a small refrigerator so your drinks stay cold just steps away from the water. The sites are actually on a bay, not directly on the ocean. The water was clear and fairly shallow, but deep enough directly off the docks to jump in and swim. The owners put together a binder telling guests about the local spots. The staff were extremely helpful in our setup and was available to answer questions by phone. They met us at the gate upon our arrival to take us to our spot. The pool is very small, but we spent most of our time on the dock. A must see if you are taking your RV to the Keys. Well worth the extra money. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A bit pricey but one of the most beautiful RV parks we have ever stayed at. Huge site on the ocean with a fully equipped Tiki hut and picnic area. The pool and bath house a bit worn but we never used as we spent time in Key West. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bluewater has great location, 14 miles to Duval St. We had ocean front site #59. Large level site with brick pavers, tiki hut, and floating dock (which appeared new). Being June in Key West it was hot, but with breeze off water, sitting under tiki hut was very comfortable. Most sites have plenty of privacy, most are separated by hedges. Clubhouse/bath house is nothing special, kind of plain and outdated, but clean and good working order. Free WI-FI worked well. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding resort destination in every respect. We had an ocean site, and loved it. Friendly and helpful staff. Free WiFi is fast, reliable and robust. We enjoyed spending time visiting Key West. We had a thoroughly enjoyable tropical experience here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
14 miles from downtown Key West. Beautiful drive to downtown every time. The ocean front sites are the best. The canal sites have a view of a very ugly canal and ugly houses right across the canal facing you. The interior sites back to the ugly clubhouse and the ugly common area behind the club house. The clubhouse is a disaster from the 1980's. Nothing luxury or comfortable about it, stacked chairs, small TV, old couch. The common area behind the club house is rundown, deserted, full of big lizards. The pool is not fancy, just a simple small rectangle. The ocean front sites themselves have tiki huts for shade, have a nice breeze, and have private docks. You can swim, but water is dark and creepy with sea weeds. You can also fish off the dock. Not luxurious like Class A resorts in other parts of the country, but this is the best that you can do near Key West. Front desk office is very friendly. We used the .com to book. There is also a .net website to book. The free Tengo Wi-Fi worked great after we called Tengo customer service to get the code working. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Simply the best of the best when it comes to the Keys. Close to Key West, but outside the traffic. Great South Seas feel with plenty of privacy. Park and lots are very clean (it is an ownership park) and the staff is very helpful when you need directions or advice. Excellent utilities including Wi-Fi. Pool is great, nice little doggie area. Great people park. Great Tiki huts on every lot. Key West is only 12 miles away with all the bars and restaurants you could want. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The first year we stayed here, I believe I gave them a 10. It is a pretty park. However, we have seen this park going downhill for the past 3 years. Last year, we had very low water pressure. Getting into our site was a REAL challenge between the tree across the street and then palm trees and ficus hedges on each side of the site which were not trimmed properly. This year, the wi-fi was so slow, we had to use our ATT card. They say they've run new power, but our power was so low the entire stay that the generator kicked on at one point. Good thing it was cool, as we couldn't run our AC units because of the low power. We've never had that problem, even in smaller, much less expensive parks. Once again, we had very low water pressure. Doing wash was an issue for two reasons--power and pressure. With that said, it's probably the best park in the Key West area. It just does not rate a 10, in our view, nor would we return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
WOW, this place is beautiful. We were very lucky to get in on short notice. We took a waterfront site which was well worth the extra money. The management was very helpful with suggestions on restaurants and things to do. We will return in the future and will make sure to make reservation We camped here in a Motorhome.
Third stay here. Twice with bluewaterkey.net, once with bluewaterkey.com. Important that folks realize this is an ownership campground, and several ways to rent here. (Two major agencies: bluewaterkey.com and bluewaterkey.net.) As renters, we noticed that some owners feel that renters are inferior humans, or perhaps less than that! That said, as long as you rent with dot NET (we love this team!) you will be made to feel welcome. This trip we had a canal side lot, with big tiki hut and private dock. The bluewaterkey.net team hosted a party with a country singer early in our stay, and another pot luck on Lot 81. The best lot in the park. Pricey but worth it. Where else can I get a private dock, private tiki hut and secure gate? BTW: the dot NET folks provide clickers for the gate, so I did not have to hop out to enter gate codes. The dot NET group is testing a new private WiFi, and we used both it and the Tengo system. The new one is much faster, but you have to have codes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What's left to be said about Bluewater Key? How about this: I caught a barracuda off the private dock on our site. Awesome park, awesome way to spend Christmas. This is RVing the way I envisioned it when I began to think about getting into it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Holy smokes! This is an amazing campground. We were placed in site 64: pull in, paved with tiki, private dock and an incredible view of the water from our windshield. Hanging out in our campsite was our favorite part of the entire trip. We had the neighbors over for an outdoor crab boil, other neighbors and the management brought over fresh caught fish twice. The management staff are very attentive and knowledgeable about nearly everything Florida Keys oriented. After being on the road full-time for 11 months and moving at least once per week, this experience was by far our favorite and easiest to justify the nightly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The positive first. We've spent the late fall/early winter months here for the past few years. The park is exactly what one visualizes when thinking of the Florida Keys: large, level sites, gorgeous views, tiki huts, palm trees, etc. It is a short 10 mile drive to Key West. When one doesn't feel like making the trek to town there is a good restaurant (Kaya), and a small convenience store a short bike ride away. This is a condo park, meaning each site has an individual owner. This translates into sites of various sizes and amenities. The most basic lot will have a tiki, privacy hedge, picnic table, and crushed coral to park on. Other lots are decked out with flat screen TVs, refrigerators, exotic landscaping, and pavers. There are 3 price schedules: off water which is the least expensive, canal, and open water which are the pricey-ist. There are 2 ways that I know of, to rent a site here. Bluewaterkey.com maintains to office at the gate and manages something like 60 sites. Bluewaterkey.net manages about 13 sites. We've found both management teams to be friendly and helpful. We've heard the dot net sites are somewhat less expensive. Now for the negative. White flies have taken over many of the coconut palms, gumbo limbos, and other trees. These pests deposit a black, sticky substance that will drip onto your rig on damp mornings. I mentioned we have stayed here for a few years and had become friendly with most of the owners. When we pulled in this year, we were informed of a 2 pet per site limit. We had recently adopted dog #3. Management informed us if there was a complaint we'd have to kennel a dog. (No way would that happen.) We talked to virtually every owner and they were fine with our girls. Then one day it happened, after 2 months a newly arrived owner complained and we had to leave. We were assured this owner complained about everything, but we were in violation, so left without a wimper. We will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cleanest we have ever seen. They pickup garbage and recycle every day you set it out by drive. A little noisy due to highway proximity. Great fishing off the dock; caught sharks at night and Red Snapper, Crevalle Jack up to 5 lb in the daytime. Tiki hut was perfect. Iguanas and Geckos were entertaining. Owners and management were friendly, courteous, and helpful at any time. Loved the security and peace. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is definitely the ultimate in camping luxury. The campsites are individually owned and then rented out for the owners by Bluewater. Paved sites, immaculately landscaped and most (as ours was) have tiki huts with furnishings. Gated and accessed with a code given to you when you arrive. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Within 14 miles of Key West. May be pricey but worth the extra. Would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The best of everything. At $95/night, expensive but well worth it. Paved roads, good sized sites, Excellent Wi-Fi and cable, beautifully landscaped, nice pool, super clean restrooms and laundry. I would love to come back here again for a longer visit in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in the latter part of October. All I will say is this is a fantastic park, especially if you book with .net NOT .com. They are there to help and advise at all times. Wonderful! We camped here in a Motorhome.
What an incredible spot. We had a site right on the water and it was incredible. We had a tiki, a dock and privacy. Sites are relatively leveled. We loved our site so much we hardly left it for the 3 days we spent there. Our Verizon card worked well & so did our satellite. They have curbside garbage pick up. Pool is small. They offer baggies at the small dog park. Staff very friendly. The closes Publix is in town so be prepared to drive about 20 minutes. Can't wait to camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We absolutely loved this campground. It is expensive. But you get a lot for your money. The location is fantastic (right on Hwy 1 and about 20 minutes from downtown Key West), and absolutely no problem for big rigs. The sites are superb in layout as well as in amenities (tiki hut with patio furniture, individual docks for the waterfront sites so you can bring your own jet ski or kayak, 50 amps, great cable, lush landscaping, etc). Last but not least, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make sure everything was to our liking. We were here just after Hurricane Isaac had gone through and they were very thorough in cleaning up and making sure all was well on the whole campground. We will definitely try to camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very upscale campground, very nice and clean. We used the pool, showers, and laundry and they were all well kept. The grounds were immaculately maintained with large spacious sites. We were on the bay side and went snorkeling off of the dock. You would not be wise to bring a boat, as the bay was very shallow and I don't think you can actually get out to the ocean. The people were nice. Our only complaint was the price and then they want to add on for extra people and to store any trailer, boat or tow dolly. This is not for typical campers. They frown on a clothes line to dry towels, camp fires, or any kind of clutter. It's nice, but kind of snooty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are on lot 78. The hosts above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. The park is landscaped beautifully and is exceptionally clean. Great site for our first visit to Key West. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Expensive, but worth every penny. Wonderful staff, convenient to Key West. A little out of town, and that is a good thing, several "locals" restaurants nearby. Good base for seeing the southern Keys. This facility sets the bar against which you will measure all other RV resorts. Perfection ! We camped here in a Motorhome.
While outrageously expensive, one of the finest Class A resorts. About 9 mi from Key West, beautiful waterfront lot with our own floating dock and Tiki Hut. The staff was very helpful. A nice little dog park as well. We were in a 36 ft motor home, but accommodates all lengths. If in Key West and willing to splurge, you won't be disappointed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay in this park for 7 nights. This is an owners campground where you can rent sites while the owners are elsewhere. Each site is decorated per the owners and are each unique in their landscapes. Each one has a tiki hut with a kitchen and eating areas. The park has a pet park (not fenced). They require you to take your pooch there to do it's business. That's the only place this is allowed. This was a great set up for us. We were close enough to enjoy historic Key West yet far enough away to enjoy evenings at the RV for dinners we cooked. The staff are protective of the owners property and enforce the rules. We enjoyed our visit to Buewater Key. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a luxury RV Resort, gated entrance, paved road, gravel pad, big rig access, however our site was not easy to get into, lovely landscaping with plenty of shade trees and privacy from your neighbor, tiki hut, picnic table, private deck with a stunning water view, pool, clubhouse, dog park with pick up bags, restrooms and laundry are minimal as they expect you to use your own self contained facilities, quiet, 10 miles from Key West so food stores, restaurants and sightseeing are close by. We would not stay here again, for the price we would like to have seen the water from our RV not the side of a tiki hut roof, and our RV was scratched due to the restricted site access. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful park to stay at while visiting Key West. There are no activities at the park, however a pool is available. The staff is outstanding and extremely helpful. While it initially seems expensive, relative to the other campgrounds in the area the differential is worth the price. This is one of the best campgrounds that we every stayed at. The location is at mile 14.5, putting in the address on the website takes you to the office downtown. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed a week here in early March. Really nice park. We had a site with Tiki hut, which we really enjoyed. We rented through Bluewater Key.net. There are two companies: be sure to go through Bluewater Key.net. They handle the direct owners' sites. The hosts are the key to this park. They are the most organized we have ever met. They have all of the recommendations for where to go, eat, etc. Very hands on. You can call them any time for anything! Only about ten miles to Duval St. Felt very comfortable here. Nice dog area. Owners are very friendly. Would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our winter home and we love it. Staff and fellow RVers couldn't be better. This is a condo park, each site being individually owned, which means there is no set standard. The site you are assigned may be paved or gravel, Tiki might have a simple table or decked out with every amenity, and the landscaping can range from a simple privacy hedge to an exotic show place. There are two agencies that handle the rentals in this park, www.bluewaterkey.com (the one we always use) and www.bluewaterkey.net. Restrooms and showers aren't fancy but there is good water pressure, showers are roomy, and the facility is always clean. Although not fenced, there is good dog walking areas with pickup bags provided. All sites are level, large, and private. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed in this park for 5 days for the past two years. It seems to be very difficult to get a waterfront site, as we put in our reservation 11 months in advance this year and had worse sites than last year. Last year, I felt it was the most beautiful park in which I'd stayed, but this year I felt a bit differently. The people are friendly, and the location is nice. We found the sites to be a bit tight for our larger RV than last year. The hosts come and cut the hedges, palms, etc, if they are a problem, but some sites are quite tight because of the shrubbery, and, truly, that should be done before we are trying to park our RV in a site as expensive as theirs. There is absolutely NO grass except in their dog park near the entry to the park which creates a dog walking problem when it is pouring rain. This is a lovely park, but the above reasons are why I can't rate it a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is truly unbelievable! This was our third visit and by far it is one of the nicest if not the nicest oceanfront campground that we've been to. The camp hosts treated us like family...they even brought a 2 person kayak to our site for us to use while we where there. We've stayed in site 78 for several years and it has a huge tiki hut with TV, refrigerator, sink, table and chairs. Quite honestly any site you choose at this park is great. It is pricey but compared to other Key West campgrounds it is a deal!!! (We've driven thru almost all the private campgrounds for comparison and it is comparing apples and oranges. If you want a truly luxurious experience in the keys with private sites this is the only one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Its true, you get what you pay for. A truly beautiful, well maintained RV resort.You can look all you want, but this is the place too stay. A long drive too get there, and well worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV Park, in my opinion, is the "creme de la creme." I have not stayed at another RV Park that even came close to its hospitality and quaintness. Well, the only other one that comes close, but not close enough, is an RV Campground in Central FL that has a character with big ears. All kidding aside, this RV Park blew my mind. It has sites on the bay and on a canal. Majority of the sites have brick pavers, Tiki huts with refrigerators, bar tops and TV's. The lots are level with easy access hook ups for pull in or back in units. The resort is pet and family friendly with pet and people parks. There is a pool and clubhouse that has clean bathrooms and showers. Another great feature of this park is its location. There are local restaurants, a coffee shop a bike / golf cart ride away. Best of all; you are only 14 miles from Key West. The managers really stand by the saying, "We are a Luxury RV Resort." From the time we were greeted to the time we left, they made sure everything was up to satisfaction. If not, I can confidently say that they would see to it that whatever it was, it would be corrected. I am looking forward to making this RV Resort a family tradition. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our third time to Bluewater and our first time since the change of hosts. The property continues to be first rate and the hosts have stepped it up a notch in friendliness. The staff is always cleaning, fixing and looking for ways to make your stay as comfortable as possible. In my opinion, still the only place to stay in the keys. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gorgeous, big rig friendly resort. Have site right on the bay (am writing this looking out my front window at my private dock, next to my private thatched hut! The only reason I downgraded 1 point is two fold - Wi-Fi is horrible, at dial up speed - and there was loud construction (backhoe breaking up concrete slab) one day last week. I was fifteen sites away and the noise and dust bothered me - I feel real sorry for the ladies who were next door. There are several ways to rent here. Two real premium sites only can be rented long term from the owners directly, I was told. The "blue pot lot" people rent about 15 sites that are premium - this is who I rented from: www.bluewaterkey.net. Also known as the dot net group I hear. The dot com folks also rent sites but their prices were higher when I was there. Again, would give them a 10 if the Wi-Fi worked at better than dial up speed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only thing I didn't like about the resort was the price. I was penalized for booking early: long before they reduced the rate by 20%. This is an immaculate RV resort with constant maintenance and a very friendly crew everywhere from the front office to the tree trimmers. It is not on the Atlantic, but on a shallow bay with amazingly clean water. I had a kayak and had fun but there was little marine life to see in the bay other than a zillion sponges growing everywhere. My wife loved it so much she doesn't even want to check out other campgrounds in the keys on the way home, not even any other sites here. We were on 64: as before, no complaints except I missed the discount for being far sighted. We will be back: wifey says so!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE that this is 1 park with 2 different "rental agencies"! bluewaterkey.net & bluewaterkey.com. We have used both (stayed here 4 times) but bluewaterkey.net (Rita Clark is the name of this agencies owner and husband and wife team Dennis & Pat are the hosts) is the better of the 2! This RV resort (I just can't call it a campground) is the most beautiful place we have stayed in 7 yrs of RVing. The sites are so private thanks to the great landscaping, you hardly notice the other RV's. And nothing beats sitting under the Ttiki hut as the sun sets or fishing off your own private dock which is just off from the Tiki hut! All the sites here are beautiful but the hosts for bluewaterkey.net are the best cg hosts I have ever dealt with. Their knowledge of the area and what to see and do is priceless. They told us things that we did not know about and we have been here several times! They told us to call anytime if we had a question and they gave us a bin full of info on places to go and things to do and see when we checked in. Information like this is priceless because I don't want to waste my vacation time trying to "figure out an area" I want to go and enjoy it! We will absolutely come back again and book through bluewater.net they have earned our business. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 7 nights and didn't want to leave. The facilities were unlike any that we've encountered: lush landscaping, wide roadways, Tiki Huts on each site, dock on the waterfront, gorgeous setting!!! The staff was friendly and most informative about things to see and do while in the area. Thanks to the host, we were able to spot some of the endangered Key Deer. He knew exactly where to send us! Each private site was large enough so that you didn't feel crowded and watched over. The pool was refreshing and clear. On the fun side, the Iguanas moved like Velociraptors! LOL! All great to watch while relaxing in the Tiki Hut or sitting on the dock. Did I say relaxing? Gee, that's something I don't do very often. We'll be back next year! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow! This is the fifth time we've stayed at Bluewater RV Resort and we LOVE it! It far surpasses its competition anywhere in Florida (and we've been all over Florida). We booked our site with our hosts and they professionally greeted us and escorted us to our site. They offered to help us set up if we needed it and were ready and willing to book activities for us during our stay. They handed us a welcome basket filled with goodies and coupons for local restaurants, shops and outdoor activities in the Keys. This was extremely helpful in planning our vacation and we used a bunch of the coupons they gave us. I can't compliment the hosts enough! They were very accommodating and friendly, but not over-intrusive. Our site was right on the Atlantic Ocean with our own private dock, tiki-hut, sink, counter, landscaping lights and gorgeous landscaping! Every site in the park is excellent and extremely clean. A nice 'perk' about this park is that they do not allow pop-up campers, motorcycles, or tent campers in the gated-resort; thus making the atmosphere peaceful and enjoyable without various people wandering throughout the day and night. At night, the only sounds you will hear is families enjoying themselves and fish jumping in the water. Another nice feature about the resort is that you can bring any type of watercraft and launch it on their private boat ramp and keep it right on your dock for easy-access. It is on mile marker 14 and only minutes to Key West. If you want to be pampered and live the life of luxury while camping, this is the place to be! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a fabulous campground!!! When making your reservations make sure you use the .net site. There are 2 sites. The .net site is an owner run rental company. We have used both and found the couple that run the .net part were above and beyond welcoming and cordial. Made our stay the most pleasant ever. I can't say enough good things about this park or the hosts. I don't write reviews very often, but this experience deserves recognition! Thanks: we hope to see you again soon! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Holy cow, Blue Water Key is the premiere RV resort in the USA, maybe Canada too. We stayed in Blue Water Key for the third time, and it keeps getting better every year. We prefer site 16. On the canal, very private with its own Tiki Hut. One forgets anyone else is in the resort. The staff is the sort one would find in any five star hotel; attentive but not intrusive. The location is close to town, but not too closes. I cannot give Blue Water Key enough “kudos’s”. A rating of 10 points does not do it justice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best park ever stayed in.This is a Resort. Expensive but your in Key West in February. Camp ground management was great and friendly. All Motorhomes or 5th wheels. no tent campers or pop-ups. All sites private. 15 minute drive to Key West. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall a very pretty park. Sites are very private and most are on the water. Internet service is not very good, very weak signal. Make sure you have at least 24' of living space in your RV or they will turn you away. Rates are much higher then the $99 I was able to input. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a top of the line RV campground. Beautiful tropical landscaping to give privacy between spots. Great Tiki huts so you have space to sit in the shade and enjoy your own personal dock. Definitely don't choose a canal site. Choose the bay front. Could use a kiddie pool to be more family friendly. Other than that this is the standard we will use to gauge other campgrounds, except Disney. Very close to Key West to run down for dinner if you want. Rate was $150 per night. The rules were enforced which keeps them high class-such as no glass containers at the pool. Will recommend to friends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bluewater Key is an ownership park where site owners rent them out when they are not using them. Some owners handle this themselves, some sites are rented through bluewaterkey.com (affiliated with the homeowners association), and some sites are rented through bluewaterkey.net (a separate agency run by one of the lot owners). We rented through bluewaterkey.net, and our experience was excellent. However, if you can't find a site through one organization, I'd try the other. The park itself is beautiful with a very tropical feel. It is immaculately maintained with a nice common green space in the center for people and pets, and a clubhouse with a pool that is heated in the winter and chilled in the summer. There are sites on the bay with private floating docks, others on a narrow canal that have fixed docks, and some lots with no direct water access (there is a community dock for these). Each site varies depending on how much the owner has invested in developing it. Some are fairly basic gravel pads with a simple Tiki hut and picnic table. Others have elaborate pads with decorative pavers and large Tikis with wind screens, wet bars, refrigerators, and nice lawn furniture. Most sites have very good privacy due to lush landscaping. The organization you rent through can provide you with site details when you call to make a reservation. This is an expensive place to stay (our site on the bay was $150/night + tax), but if you want to splurge, it doesn't get much better. Campsites in the Keys are generally high priced, and you can pay a lot and feel ripped off. Personally, I would rather pay a little more and feel like I got my money's worth, and Bluewater Key delivers. I gave it a 9 because there is some road noise from Highway 1, but not so much that it is a big issue. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The resort is beautiful. It is worth the extra money to be on the water, our site had a large Tiki hut with full enclosure, picnic table, sink and bar area. It also came with a private floating dock and large paved pad. You have a lot of privacy. You can fish or swim right off of your dock. The pool was spotless and heated and there is a nice grassy dog park. The only drawback was there is no shuttle to Key West and it is about a 15-20 minute drive. It is best to rent a car if you do not tow a car. Don't rely on public transportation. We plan to go back next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The camp hosts were wonderful and very helpful. This is a beautiful park. We were put on a bay spot (pull in) and then moved to be able to stay for 2 extra nights, to a canal spot (back in) which was less money. We paid $110 and then $75. Would highly recommend this park. It is pricey, but beautiful. Close to Key West. It was a tight fit on one of the lots due to palm fronds, but the host trimmed them so we could fit our 45 footer into the site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
WOW! Not sure that there is much I can say that has not already been said about this place. It was great. Booked through the park itself, no problems even when I had to change my plans. Not much wind when we were here. Not the park's problem though, and it was hot. Even the pool was hot: ugh. We had the place virtually to ourselves until the weekend, then it filled up. Had oceanfront sites: both great views and nicely landscaped. Would go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a gorgeous place to stay. The sites are very private with tiki huts and furniture. We booked through bluewaterkey.net and found them to be very friendly, professional and helpful. This is without a doubt the best place we have stayed in the Keys and will return. As other have stated this is an A++ location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful resort. This park is an owner park that you can rent a site while the owners are gone. All are back in, beautifully landscaped, most have a tiki house on the canal or beach. They escorted us to our site and we never had to go to the office. They are very helpful in getting to the resort from the time you leave the land area of Florida and start to drive through the keys. They are at MM 14.3 and if you go out on Google map or Bing map you can see the campground. Shore services were all good but Cable TV was not as good as I thought it should be. We were in Site 2 and were able to get Directv. Some places might be a bit of a problem but possible. This is an expensive place to stay but not that much more than others in the area, but it is much nicer for the similar price. If we go to the Keys again this would be a place we would consider for a few days but a week or more could be beyond our financial means. This resort is posted in the wrong city. Bluewater Key, Fl is incorrect. If you look it up on the internet you will see it's address is Key West. The location of the park is N24.62396 W81.60076, which is 2950 Us Highway 1, Key West, FL 33040-6131. Their mail address is Post Office Box 420846, Summerland Key, FL 33042. Site moved by admin to Key West. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful place to stay in the Keys, friendly staff. While pull-through sites are not available, many of the sites are pull-in sites with a water view. Our site had a large Tiki hut with furniture, wet bar, bar with stools, frige and a dock. As we all know the word "resort" gets thrown around in the RV world: but this is a resort, wife insisted I give it an 11. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Check in was very efficient. Park has a couple of wonderful managers. They were friendly and checked in with me to see if I had everything I needed. Park is immaculate. There are two different management systems at this resort. I used bluewaterkey.net and am very pleased with my entire process. The sites are very private. The docks/tiki huts are very well appointed. My experience has been an A++. I'm staying for 3 months. I hope to be back someday. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Condominium Park. Expect NO facilities other than at the swimming pool. Most sites are well tended by owners. Unfortunately they lost our original booking for a Ocean View site, and put us in one of the Canal sites #14. Would have been OK but it had to have been the only site that was in dire need of a clean up. It was a trash collection of old junk: rust covered benches, old BBQ, chimney with ash still in it, an old dingy and a hammock with dirt and green stains on it. The tiki hut had several holes in the roof. A table with 4 chair's in awful condition. At $80 a night someone should have cleaned this site up, before renting to customers. Our reception at the booking area, outside the park gates, was ungracious. We arrived 1 hr 20 mins before check in time. This cost us an extra $30 to get in, or sit outside the gates. Having travelled for many years, this was a First. Direction onto our site were given by someone who has never driven a 45ft coach. The staff were very insistent that we stay off patio pad, while parking. This already had cracks in it . We have a 45ft with 4 slides, and were parked in such away the bushes were up against our slide windows.There was no concern from the staff about possible scratches to the paint on our coach. There was very little room for second vehicle. For such a high rated park, we were very disappointed. I'm giving 5 stars for the other owner's attempts . We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a first class campground. The rate was actually $105. We stayed 7 nights (pay for 6 nights, get 7th night free). Everything about this campground is great. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Mile marker 14.5 equals 14.5 miles to the center of Key West. You are close enough but far enough away to enjoy one of the most beautiful campgrounds. Anywhere. Has a waterfront on the bay, floating docks, privacy between the large sites, Tiki huts, heated pool, pet area, storage area, paved roads, and most of the owners have upgraded their sites. Pricey, yes, but worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a wonderful park! Clean, quiet and magnificently landscaped with most sites being very private. We stayed in site 71 which has a full view of the ocean from the coach since the Tiki hut is on the right side as you pull in. The rate was $150 per night but compared to our drive thru at Boyd's and Sugarloaf KOA it is well worth it. This was our second visit to Blue Water and we will certainly save our pennies to come back each time we visit Key West. You will need a tow vehicle here to get to the keys but it is just a short ride. Bring your bikes for the trail right outside the park that heads south toward Key West. This is one of the top 3 parks we have ever visited over the last 8 years. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were camping with a friend who was in their 40 ft. diesel. The first three days were great so we decided to stay an extra night. As others have pointed out, there are evidently two different options for securing reservations here. Originally we had reservations through a very nice couple. They greeted us, checked on us, and made sure our stay was great. When we asked for an additional day, they did not have any availability so we went to the "office." We have a brand new $100,000+ 25.5" Fleetwood Pulse with a diesel Mercedes Engine that we had just "downsized" to. The lady was so rude and informed us that our motorhome was too short for their standards. She was extremely condescending and offered up no apologies. We were treated like trailer-trash! I have never been so embarrassed. Although this resort is beautiful, I will never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed two nights here. It is a beautiful campground. Very secure with a gate with access code. Each site is very private and we hardly knew anyone else was around. My husband enjoyed fishing in the canal and caught quite a few fish. You will need a car to enjoy the area as there is not much to do around the resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff: we rented via their "bluewaterkey.net" website. A beautiful gated, spotless, well maintained facility with a dog park that is spotless. Had great Wi-Fi reception. Every spot in the facility is a 10. Paid $105 for 6 nights with the 7th night free. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a campground! These site are privately owned and decorated/designed by each owner. We stayed at lot 6 which was the most beautiful site we have ever stayed at. It truly was paradise. It had it's own Tiki hut that came with a deck over a lagoon, furniture, dishwasher, sink, fridge and TV. I never wanted to leave. It seems though, that there are two companies that rent these sites out on the owner's behalf. Both operate through similarly named websites. Seems one doesn't care for the other because on one they warned you about the other. I rented through one, not knowing there were two options at the time. Our stay was fantastic. They directed us to our site and got us in like pro's and were warm friendly people. The only thing I would say is if one company doesn't have what you want then try the other. I am not big on advertising one persons bad experience, especially since you only get one side of the story. All in all, this was a great place to stay while enjoying the Keys. If you can swallow the high price, you won't regret it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We absolutely loved this place! It is well maintained and managed. There is a great pool. It is only a ten minute drive to the best of Key West yet far enough away to be private and quiet. We hope to visit again in the spring. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Bluewater RV Resort is an excellent RV park. It is the nicest we have encountered in our coast to coast travels. The manager and her staff are very friendly and helpful. They provide everything from assisting in set up to recommending excellent restaurants. Our site was very private and had great accommodations. The Tiki Hut had a bar, TV, refrigerator, freezer and very comfortable furniture. It also had a dock and private DSL wireless hookup. We love the place and will return. Have already made reservations. We stayed six nights at an average rate of $125/night including tax. A tad expensive, but worth it. Not all of the sites appear to be as well set up as ours, but they are all nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our third stay at Bluewater Key. What an awesome place. After you arrive you don't want to leave! Ann greets you at the gate and directs you to your site. She and the staff keep this place immaculate. This was the first time we had been here in mid-summer and were expecting the tropical heat. But on the waterfront sites, the continuous breeze kept things cool. It is only 14 miles from KW and all the action, plus, it is near the other Lower Keys with great fishing, eating, and chillin. The summer and fall rates are actually the same or even less than some of the other campgrounds in the area, but what difference the facility is! We can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's like a campground in Paradise until one particular lady comes by and ruins your day. There are two groups that rent sites here. Be sure to rent from "Bluewaterkey.net" They also charge less for the same quality sites. All the sites are privately owned and they choose who they want to have rent their sites. The one mentioned above are the nice people. The others are snotty, not sure why they keep that one lady on staff, she is the reason we do not want to buy a site. We were really thinking it was an investment we wanted to make, but did not like the way she treated people. The campground seemed to be the nicest on the keys, we checked out a few others and everyone seemed on top of each other. Bluewater Keys sites are very private and the Tiki Huts are great. If your bringing your dog, they do have an non-gated Dog Park, but you will need to spray with some Off, cause the mosquitoes will get you, especially in the evening. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The nicest campground we've stayed in. Just beautiful: clean sites, very well maintained. Ocean view was spectacular. Our site had a boat slip and dock, which was very nice. Wonderful outdoor patio. Kids swam off the dock every day. Lots of fish, snorkeling at our site was pretty cool. There was a reef within swimming distance. Campground was first rate and quiet. Will definitey go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent high end park. Very will maintained with good privacy because of the lush tropical plants between each site. We had a water front site and after five days, did not want to leave. The staff, especially Ann, were extremely warm, friendly, and helpful in every respect. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We traveled with some friends of ours, us in our motorhome and they in their large fifth wheel. We stayed 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed the Resort and Key West. This was a condo park, and our sites were right on the water, RV parked on gravel, had a concrete pad, with a Tiki hut, with grill and sink, overlooking the beautiful clear waters of the keys. Also provided was a floating dock, right at your site, that you could moor your watercraft or boat, etc. At one end, of park a boat launch was available. Our site was large, with a natural privacy screen, with lots of tropical plants surrounding all sites. They also had a doggie park. This was truly a lovely place, expensive but well worth it for special trips. We will definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have found Paradise at the Bluewater Key RV Resort. From the moment you enter the gates, you feel like you have arrived at as many of the previous reviewers have stated, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful RV parks in the country. We had a gorgeous site overlooking the bay, complete with Tiki hut and dock. You cannot help but relax in style during your time at Bluewater Key. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the park was immaculately maintained. The rate was actually $105/night. We will definitely return again and again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are going to the keys and want REAL luxury for a big rig and your tow, stay at Bluewater Key at MM14. This is the ultimate luxury waterfront campground in South Florida. All sites are privately owned and all have a small tiki hut. We stayed at Site 39-which was HUGE-and had a hut with bar that you can entertain 30 people! Clean beyond description and constant maintenance. Thank goodness we were on the leeward side (canal) as the winds were blowing up to 30 mph which kept our friends across the way up for much of the nite. Looking forward to going back in June We camped here in a Motorhome.
#3 RV Park in the US was the nicest RV park we have ever stayed. Staff was fantastic. Touch location if you drink in Key West - 20 min drive. Great location in the Keys. Need a car as there are no restaurants within walking/biking distance. Pool/bathrooms/facilities were perfectly clean. Try to get a full concrete pad. Most sites had great privacy thanks to the meticulously maintained foliage. The tiki huts & docks at each site was fantastic. Storage area provided for your trailer. This is a high end park with high quality RV's. You pay for and get the best. We loved this park & look forward on staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the most tropical resort we have ever stayed at. Our site overlooks the water on the Oceanside with a dock to swim off of and a Tiki Hut to sit under with side panels down to keep the wind off. It is just spectacular, even with the $105 plus tax per night. During this time of year, you can reserve 7 nights and get one free. Well worth the money. Nice doggier area and sites are separated by foliage. Staff is very pleasant. Will definitely come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Actual nightly rate was $130. This was possibly one of the most beautiful parks I've ever had the privilege of staying at. The park managers were VERY friendly as were the other people I met in the park while we were there. I had a waterfront site, and it was well worth the price. The views were beautiful, the park was quiet at night, and I think I got the best nights of sleep I have ever had. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Yes I have read all the reviews about Bluewater Key RV Resort and I was impressed, at first. The staff was friendly, the site was spectacular and the first weekend was great. Although we had paid $130.00 per night, we thought we were really going to enjoy this place. Then came Monday morning. It was like camping on Main Street at home. First came the FedEx Truck, then UPS, then local trades people, then more trucks, more trades people & more trucks. Also it seemed that every site in the resort, in addition to a 45 foot Motor home, came with at least two cars, two golf carts & three motor cycles & each one in turn had to be exercised every hour. Then came the Navy jets taking off from the local Naval station just down the highway. Every 15 minutes four jets would play chase using Bluewater Key as a point of reference. All this would go on from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every week day. The only way to get a rest from all this activity was to visit Key West, but that would only take 2 days at the most. We left early to go home and get some rest. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the ultimate dream for anyone wanting to stay near Key West without being in Key West. Sites on the ocean side or the canal. Most sites have their own tiki hut with water, electric, fridge, ice maker and more. We like the canal side as we keep a dingi there to use for fishing. Yes i have grilled on the deck under the tiki hut while fishing for mangrove snapper at the same time. Things to do, well Key West. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow! A great luxury park, private sites, easy in and out. For $150 per night, the most we ever spent, it was really worth it. Our site had a tiki hut with refrig, sink and lots of storage. Private oceanfront dock to snorkel and great outdoor furniture. I know most may not opt for this type of campground but we wanted to splurge and live the high life. We will go back again. (After I save my pennies.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we reserved the site by phone we were told that with six night paid we could have a seventh night free. Great. At check in, we were also reminded that we could have a seventh night free. Well on the morning of the seventh day, Ann the manager came by our site very upset, pointing at her watch telling us we were an hour late for check out. She stated that her next reservation was coming in in a couple of hours & will be very angry as he wanted only this site. We reminded her of the seventh day and only then did she realize her obvious scheduling mistake & backtracked & said okay she would 'deal' with it. We offered to leave anyway & she said 'thanks' she surely didn't try to make us feel welcome to stay our last night so we just packed up & got out of there. The park is beautiful no doubt but the management made you feel like you were walking on eggshells the whole time. We will not go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate was $150 per night. Only room for $99 in the field. This is a nice campground. It is convenient to Key West (13.5 miles). We drove in almost every day. Our site was very noisy due to construction. From chain saws, jack hammers, and brick saws, a quiet place it was not. This went on for the entire week we were there. Nice dog run area. Wi-Fi was free and worked excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very upper end Luxury RV resort unlike anything you probably have ever been to. All the lots are privately owned and personally landscaped. The rates are also in the very upper end and we were very well treated. We have a Monaco Dynasty 40' tag which we think is very nice, but this was pretty much the least expensive unit in the place. Understand that these lots sell for $400-$750K, yes K! so renting them for $105 in the off season is really not bad. We had a beautiful waterfront lot with private dock, tiki hut, wet bar, beautiful tables and chairs. I slept each day under the tiki hut for 4 hours with the warm ocean breeze coming in. I have never relaxed so much in years. This is clearly the best place we have ever been and we will try to return at least twice a year. Very highly recommended if this is your cup of tea. The staff was great and everyone was friendly but not pests. If you have a big diesel class A luxury MH, you will not be disappointed. It is the place to relax and enjoy yourself. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Picture perfect site and campground. Site had a dock and a tiki hut with fans, a wet bar, a gas grill, table and chairs and storage. Everything was top shelf. People were friendly without being intrusive. The only negative was that we were not allowed to fish off the dock. Not sure if this a campground perogative or the owners. For those that raise an eyebrow over the price ($150/night), I say that it's not often that you get what you pay for, but you do here. We will stay here when back in the Keys. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If RV parks were rated with stars, as are hotels, then Blue Water Key RV Resort would be a true 4 or 5 star rated resort. I never envisioned such a paradise, as I found there. Although I paid $138 per night, plus tax, it was a bargain. Each site had large palm trees and lush tropical foliage, separating each site for privacy and shade. Our site was ocean front, and shared a private boat/swim dock. Each also had a private tiki hut with picnic table/bench seats. The pool was both heated and cooled for year around pleasure. I will be back there again. They stay booked a year in advance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the nicest campground you[we] will ever see. Although the rates are high you won't complain because it is so great. The manager[s] two different ones, are very nice and they go out of their way to make sure you are happy. We camped here 11 days this year and it was great. Our second visit to Blue Water Key and won't be our last. The price per night was about $115 as I recall but we couldn't enter more than 3 digits in the listing query above. Convenient to Key West for daily fun. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This website needs to update their nightly rate field to allow for more than a two figure rate. Including all the Florida taxes we paid $154 per night. We stayed seven nights--would have stayed longer if our budget allowed. This gated, owner resort is small but beautiful. It is near mile marker 14 so it is convenient to Key West. All sites are beautifully landscaped to provide almost complete privacy from your neighbor. We pulled in facing the water, a dock and tiki hut. We felt like we were in paradise. We were cautioned about "the rules" when we checked in. We didn't mind because we appreciate a well-maintained environment. We found most people to be very friendly. Would definitely return--the high cost was worth it to us. WIFI was reliable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful well maintained and clean resort. Sites are surrounded with plants and trees. For dog lovers there is a good size pet park which is very clean as well. Price is a bit high ($108) but well worth the money. We sure will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Called to make reservation, staff was very snooty. I have a brand new $100K 2008 Itasca Navion Class C motorhome with Mercedes Benz - Spinter chassis it is 25.5ft long, and I was told that they only accept 26ft or longer and my RV simply wouldn't be up to their standards. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is absolutely beautiful. We had a pull in site facing the water which included a patio, dock and tiki hut with a wet bar. This is the largest site we have ever had. The tropical setting is really making it hard to go back home to the cold. The WiFi is free and worked great. Most of the people have been friendly. We have enjoyed our stay here. As they say, you should stay here at least once. We do plan on coming back to the area for a longer stay, but will stay at Sigsbee since it is only $20 a night. THe nightly rate here is $108. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everything that everyone said it was. All sites are individually owned so are a little different from each other, and some are a little nicer than others. But all water front sites have a gorgeous view and are ALL well maintained. Maintenance and garbage pick-up come by daily, and the grounds are impeccable. Ann is the manager and she made sure we were happy with our accommodations and was extremely helpful. My 9 instead of a 10 is related to a screaming child that invaded "our space". Do us all a favor and leave the little loud ones with a sitter or pick a more child friendly location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was sheer luck that we found this campsite, it's not very well advertised from the main road, but on entering this place it looks very tropical, after we buzzed the office we were met at the electronic front gates by a very friendly lady and escorted to a spacious drive in waterfront site which had its own jetty and Tiki hut, this place may be on the pricey side, but as the saying goes, 'you only get what you pay for', and $108 a day is not bad for living in paradise, the pool is spacious and very clean, washrooms and laundry, are also clean, we stayed here for a week and loved every minute of it, if we ever get the chance to return to Florida keys we will definitely book this place and stay at any of the sites they offer, all sites are big, most offering waterfront sites, some sites are back from the water but have beautiful gardens surrounding the back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The most beautiful resort we've been to. We stayed in lot 65 and I think it was one of the best. Close to the dog walk and on the ocean. A concrete slab and fantastic tiki hut with a wetbar. All waterfront sites have their own dock which allowed for non-stop fishing. I've heard others complain about the cost. At $108.00 per night, it isn't cheap, but it is the Keys! Nothing is cheap. While we were there, we drove through Boyds and the Sugarloaf KOA. Do yourself a favor and skip these. We used to stay at Sugarloaf and it has really gone downhill. Bluewater Key is lush, tropical, clean and very close to Key West at mile marker 14.4. One day home and I'm already homesick for Bluewater! Fantastic!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a great place to stay. Neatly kept park with friendly residents. Would certainly stay again and recommend to anyone needing to stay close to Key West. Beautiful views of the ocean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Perfect place! Worth every dollar this place charges. Here are couple of observations. Mosquitos were tough in the morning and early evening, managable with Off spray. Mosquito control did spray one night in the area and that helped for a couple of days. Not the parks fault of course this is Florida in August. Boating: we rented a 12 foot jon boat with a 15hp outboard and it was perfect for the very, very shallow area. We did make it to the ocean but it was tricky and a little scary until we figured out the route. No marked channels. Don't even think about bringing a large boat here, you will regret it. For the record the manager did tell us this before we booked. Anyway, the little jon boat was fun and took us every were we wanted including snorkling, fishing and getting lobster. View: spend the money and get a waterfront site if you can. We will be back for sure! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A wonderful experience, on the ocean, with lots of width, privacy, help getting to the site, ease entering and leaving (to go to Key West 14 miles South), and a sense of luxury at its finest. Nothing is extra (like nearby resorts), so the high price may scare you. If you can afford it, do it! It's like staying in the Grand Suite on a ship, or in a 5 star hotel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would give Bluewater a 10 if it were not for some of the staff. Most of them were very nice, however not all. We made reservations 2 months in advance and the price changed when we arrived. The price was over $100.00/night however the nightly rate would not allow me to put the correct price. Believe me it is well worth the price, just beautiful. But the manager needs a new attitude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely beautiful Park. Lovely tikki huts at each siet to lounge away the afternoon. Easy drive to Key West for dinner and sites. The only problem was we actually thought we could get our boat out into the ocean from Bluewater resort. It is impossible even though mamagers idicated ahat many have done it before - you will have to pass through areas that are less tahn 12 inches of water. If you don't want to use a boat - then it will be perfect. Beautiful sunrises every day - an absolute paradise. Dog Friendly but very little area to actually walk our dog. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in Aug 05 with our 9 and 16 yr old kids, and 2 small dogs. The place is fabulous. It has everything you could want in a beachfront resort, with the convenience of being 15 mins from Key West. The sites were huge, and all the amenities were top of the line. The pool was too warm, but what do you expect in August. We just jumped in the bay to cool down. We can hardly wait to go back this summer! This place is great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Sayed here 2nd time in 2 years; WONDERFUL!!! Great in summer. Condo park; many owners don't rent best sites, but there are some fabulous wanterfront sites. Close to Key West but not in the crowded area. Go for Lobster Festival if you like lobster. End of July/early August. We camped here in a Motorhome.
By far the best RV resort we've ever stayed at! Absolutely gorgeous! Well worth the money to be right on the water with stunning views. Do yourselves a favor and stay here at least once in your life. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Alsolutely the nicest, cleanest place to stay with an RV in the Keys. Bluewater Key RV Resort is definitely NOT a campground; it truly is a Resort; all sites are individually owned, gated community. The sites are long & wide enough for the largest of RV's with multiple slides. Most sites have Tiki Huts with wet bars. Patio areas are paved, but only a few sites have paved areas for RV's; just crushed gravel. The resort is only 10 miles from the entrance to Key West. Downsides?? the closest restaurants are about three miles away; the closest supermarket is over 12 miles away; there is no common area to enjoy the ocean; if you do not have a water front site, you only get small views of the Atlantic between actual water front sites. Very pricey nightly rental rates, and very, very pricey purchase prices. However, land is scarce in the Keys, and it is very nice to be able to drive an RV to an island resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent tropical campground, 10 miles from Keywest. Security gate. Very clean, tiki
huts on the ocean. Request ocean side. Beautiful sunrises. Best campground in the keys. Restricted to 26 ft. or longer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We have RVed all over the country from Bangor, ME to the West Coast and all through the South. We blundered into BlueWater Key RV Resort and we found it to be the most beautiful of all the resorts we have ever stayed at. We stayed on Lot 60 for two weeks during the summer of 2001 and on Lot 5 this Spring. The stamped concrete on Lot 5 and the beautiful new tiki hut with lavious landscaping and the snapper's we caught off the dock made this a paradise vacation for anyone finding the time. Plenty of room for all slideouts and awnings. There just simply is not another RV park that is like this. The new manager was very helpful in answering all our questions. This is a must see park for all RVers. We also like the fact that it is a gated community. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This park is the best in the Keys, with a few limitations. The sites are big, with lots of privacy, and most have private tiki huts for shade. You can practically live in some of the huts. Also, most sites have private docks. The park is close to Key West (about 10 miles) but not noisy like KW. Limitations? First, although it is boating oriented, with private docks at most sites, you really have to be a local to "get out". There are some flats to cross to get out to ocean. Second, the sites are privately owned, and there is not much open in the winter season, because owners stay on own sites. The park office rents out some sites, but the manager was rude to us. He said that we should not even bother to wait list, and refused to take our name. Another web site popped up, we wait listed with the site owner, and got a great site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Incredible place! Park is a little peninsula, with about 2/3 of the sites on water, with private docks &
tiki huts. All lots are privately owned, and it appears that owners "compete" for most luxurious. We rented directly from owners, the Clarks, because we found them via the web after failing to get response from the park's own office. Clarks charge same as park: about $80 in winter, about $50 in summer. Quiet, peaceful serene tropical paradise. We camped here in a camper.
Too expensive, but this is Key West. Sites are tight but have seen worse. A previous reviewer fussed about the internet because he was running a business and his usage caused a slowdown. If you are running a business from your RV you should have your own hotspot and not infringe on the entire park. I don't like Tengo either but we didn't have a problem. Staff was nice. Jet noise in AM was LOUD. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Boyds is a nice campground. It is tight. Very tight like everything else in Key West. It is located on Stock Island about 5 miles from downtown. Pretty bad neighborhood but security was excellent. Staff is UNBELIEVABLE and is the main reason we would come back. There are a lot of campers who have been coming here for decades. That's a good sign. We were along the road and frankly you should avoid those spots if possible. Very Noisy. Facilities are in great shape. Restrooms are clean. Showers are excellent. About the only really negative thing I can say about Boyds is they have Tengo Internet. Lousy, lousy Internet service. It is metered by Tengo though no one tells you. As the day goes on (after 7 AM)you'll get bumped off or service will go to a crawl once you have hit your limit for the day or park usage hits its peak. Having owned a campground and dealt with Tengo before I speak from experience. We had to use our hotspot which after the week or so got real expensive. Our business is mobile and if your is too I would plan a different Internet experience but wouldn't let that stop you from coming to Boyds. We plan on coming back next year. The place grows on you and the friendships we have made are priceless. By the way. Key West is in the US but might as well be in Europe. If English is a second language for you no worries. You're French, Russian, German or Spanish will get you by just fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked this campground. We stayed here in a RV over Christmas. My only complaint about Boyd's is the cost $100 a night, but you are in Key West. We have 2 scooters that we drove everywhere with no problems. The park is clean. I will go back again after I save up more money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
To say it in advance: the campground is too expensive, overpriced. He has next to nothing. Except: Location, location, location. This is the only campground in Key West. The downtown, the ride is still a good 15 minutes by car. There are no alternatives and that the owner knows exactly. Depending on wind direction, the planes fly over the campground, park is under the flight path. The sites are small and cramped. The discharge from the neighbors is on the pitch of the nearest neighbor. The internet did not work. The description says: High speed internet. The wooden tables and wooden benches are old and partially decayed. Whether there is 50AMP pitches, we do not know. We booked in April, and there were only 30AMP available. We did not have a parking space on the waterfront. Nevertheless, even at night we heard the noise of Highway A1A. There is also no entertainment. As I said, the board offers nothing. Only a heated pool and that is OK. New campers are allowed at 7 clock in the morning on the tight space maneuvering, without regard to those who may want to sleep yet. We had planned to stay 21 days, but after 6 days we fled. We can not recommend this campground. Never go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for 4 nights and had a great stay. Our site had a nice water view, was plenty large and close to the other facilities of the campground. Some of the cleanest showers and friendliest staff we have ever encountered. A strong TengoInternet Wi-Fi signal at our site but we used our AT&T cell phone hot spot for Wi-Fi. Land is so expensive in Key West, along with everything else, that a campground couldn't be in the more affluent parts of town. Boyd's prices are less than half of what we have paid at B & B's in Key West in the past. Our last Key West visit last spring, we stayed at Sugarloaf Key but much prefer Boyds Campground. Boyds is located in a working class neighborhood, where many of the KW service workers live as it is the only place they can afford. We were very comfortable with the setting location of Boyd's. KW is a very multicultural town and I suspect this alone makes some visitors a bit uncomfortable. It has become our favorite place to stay in the KW area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very convenient park to central Key West, however it is in a sketchy park of town. We were told by the staff not to walk outside the gates alone at night. Some sites are a comfortable size, unfortunately ours was not. The street and sites are some of the narrowest we've ever been in. Our site, #150, was next to the activities pavilion which didn't lend to much peace and quiet. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent! Very nice, clean and well kept. Staff is very friendly and helpful. This was the 4th time we stayed there, and will be going back. We went for lobster season opening and weren't disappointed! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This the second time in three years we have stayed here.For what you pay per night you would be better off in a hotel. Stock Island where Boyd's actually is, is more of a getto neighborhood. Crimes reported daily in paper suggest stabbings, drugs, and fights are a daily occurance. Did not feel safe to go to local store for ice. This place is overpriced for where you are. Have made our last stop in this Hood, will not be return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I'm probably just being picky just giving it a 9. It is a very beautiful place. Our site was right on the water with a wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean. Very peaceful. The staff was always very helpful. They would call you a cab, find you activities and just help you in any way that they could. It did feel as if the sites were a little small, but what do you expect for the location? It was only a short bike, scooter or taxi ride to just about anything. Had a wonderful time and would definitely return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Note: I put the price we paid for an oceanfront site with 4 adults and 2 children (16 and 7). What can you possibly say that is bad about a place right on the ocean with clean restrooms, a nice pool and very well stocked store! Though it is expensive it was worth ever penny! The place is actually located on Stock Island just over the Bridge from Key West. We rode bikes all over Key West. Highly recommended! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been to Boyd's in the past and we love Key West. This is a very friendly campground and the staff is always helpful. They are the closest campground to Key West, and you can ride your bike to anywhere on the island with no problem. Boyd's is expensive, easily 2-3 times any other campground cost I have been to. I understand that they are in the Keys which draws a heavy dollar. This being said I think Boyd's needs to invest some money back into their bathrooms/showers and laundry facilities. They are getting old and pretty worn out. For the price they are charging I would expect them to be nicer. I will say I watched them clean them regularly but they are well worn. If you have a big rig like I do, you also have to be very careful with parking because the sites are all very tight, the trees are really close and will run down the side of your unit. Unfortunately Boyd's is the only game in town that close to Key West. So if you want to camp and love the Keys like we do, you'll have to pay the price or move a few miles up the road to another campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We read the reviews here and were a little nervous about this park, but am happy to say we had a wonderful time at Boyds, and stayed four nights with our two teenagers. The park is expensive, but so is everything in Key West, and for what you get, the cost is very reasonable. Friends of ours stayed at a hotel for nearly $400 a night a week before we arrived, and they didn't have an ocean view. The park has narrow spaces and is crowded, but so is everything in Key West. We had no problems getting into our site, and neither did the Class A next door. We loved our site (#123), and enjoyed gorgeous sunrises over the bay every day. Our neighbors were wonderful and the staff was pleasant. Our son enjoyed fishing from the docks in the morning and evening. Our daughter thought the pool was great. We even attended the wedding of two neighbors who got married on their site. We don't carry a toad, and the bus service didn't meet our needs--it does come every 90 minutes, and can take 45 minutes to take you the 5 miles into town--so we rented a car from Enterprise, who picked us up at Boyds. The cost was about $200 for three days, and gave us plenty of flexibility to explore Key West (and enjoy the spectacular sunsets!) You can also rent electric carts, delivered to the campground. We found this option to be more expensive. We will definitely come back to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's very expensive for what you get. The cost was $120 a night for a so-called "waterfront" location that turned out to be a small marina hardly viewable through trees. They don't tell you that a 12.5 percent tax is added to your bill. That equaled to an extra $30 for two nights! The sites are very narrow and noisy. We were shoehorned between tent campers who on both nights partied into the wee hours of the morning. The RV park is located in a seedy area of town with plenty of homeless people and other undesirables. There is a $2 per person (50 cents for seniors) charge for the local bus to downtown. It takes about 45 minutes. The route winds through much of the city, including low income areas and shopping malls. I would not recommend this park to anyone. It would be less expensive to stay out of town and rent a car to drive into Key West. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very crowded, campsites are on top of one another. The owners of the campground are in it for as much money as they can possibly make. We were unhappy with the assigned campsite which was right beside the bathrooms, they, through much aggravation, reluctantly "allowed" us to move. The campground just was not for us, the beach is ridiculous and the area is far from paradise as it states. Very expensive and a bad attitude in the front. Not family oriented just pure greed, it's disgusting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The nightly rate does not allow for 3 figures. It was $120. It was very crowded, and the view was OK. There is a bus that goes by every 90 minutes (not 30) and is not dependable. We got a ride to town and took a cab home. Cabs are about $30, but we took an all day trolley to the furthest point (closest to the park) and paid $10. Some of the people who worked there were nice, but there was a young girl who insisted that Florida lobsters were as big as the ones from Maine (I grew up in Maine) and the only difference was that Florida lobsters come from salt water. I kid you not. Most of the other parks farther away from town charged about the same so I can't complain too much about the price, but at least give me a little more space for the money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What can I say, but Boyds is great. If you're lucky which I was, your site is on the ocean. You are less than 5 miles from Duval street and the weather is perfect almost all of the time. Boyd's is not cheap, but it is well worth it. Staff was nice, everything was clean, sites were easy to get in an out of. Boyd's is a must if your camping in Key West area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is so over priced it's ridiculous! Granted it is close and convenient to Key West, but this is the only positive thing I can say. The sites are so close, we had to walk sideways between our parked car and our rig. The adjoining campers had to move 3 cars so we'd have enough room to maneuver into the site. It took 3 people to watch for all the impediments, while my husband parked. He's no rooky: he's been RV'ing since he was a child. The roads are very narrow. As posted earlier, it's noisy with jets from the nearby commercial airport and AFB planes flying overhead. The snowbirds are friendly. Lots of activities for the older crowd. The Wi-Fi works but drops service frequently. There are no trails or hiking areas close by. The neighborhood is warehouse chic. The only reason we stayed on was because we dreaded the extraction process of pulling out! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were fortunate to be able to drive (rather than back) into our site so that we could view the water. Our neighbors were fun and went to bed on time. We enjoyed the fun that was a part of Key West. You would hardly go here to relax! The staff was helpful and we appreciated the security at the gate when we returned late at night. The restrooms were clean. There were great restaurants nearby. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No one ever talks about how loud this campground is. There were kids running around the park until all hours, not supervised by parents. The sites are very tight, and it was hard to get around. The only plus is that it's close to Key West. Very over priced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is beautiful! I was initially struck by all of the trees, shrubs, flowers & neatness of Boyd's. The first impression was good and so was the stay, once I found it. Signage leading in is very poor. The sites are very close together, making parking a challenge. There are shrubs between sites to give some privacy & sense of space. Having my own motor scooter made getting around fun & practical both in the park & in town. The bath house I frequented was always very clean and had plenty of hot water. If I go to Key West again I would most likely stay at Boyd's again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our second stay at Boyds and we were very happy with site 30. Yes: the turns are very tight and it took several tries to get our 40' rig in but everyone was accommodating and helpful. They charged additionally for pets and the two guests we brought. At night it was quiet. We love the location. Within a 20 minute cab ride we were in Mallory Square enjoying a Mojito and a beautiful sunset. For dinner try Santiago's. We love Boyd's and hope they never change, just get better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Worst campground I ever stayed in and I have stayed in over 150 of them. $100 a night and you are packed in like sardines. Every sq ft is utilized. You are tripping over people and dogs no room to park a tow vehicle. It took me 30 min to get my rig parked, when I left I scaped the side of the coach on a trailer tongue that protruding onto the narrow road way and the management denied and responsibly and quickly moved the trailer before I could get photos. Major RIP OFF. The Wi-Fi did not work and the cable was so fuzzy you can't watch the TV. And the staff could give a crap. It was dangerous walking around because of the heavy traffic in the park. I will NEVER stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite Hurricane Ida's winds, we had a good (short) stay at Boyd's. We arrived and were greeted nicely, all the staff was super friendly. We found our site with no problem and had plenty of room. The bathrooms and showers were clean. The closeness to Key West downtown was worth the price for the night. We are glad we stayed that far south! Unfortunately, we had to cut our 3-day weekend short because of the winds from Ida off the coast. It wasn't fun trying to sleep, but that was at no fault to Boyd's. They happily refunded our extra night without any questions asked. We told them we'd absolutely come back and try again later this year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a very nice campground. Nice size sites and the landscaping is well done. The Wi-Fi and cable worked great. The location is great if your visiting Key West. The public bus stop is right outside the park entrance. The only bad thing is the price, but it's all about supply and demand. We highly recommend this campground. When visiting Key West we will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a horrible visit. Paid $110/night and could not stand to be outside of our camper because of the stench of rotting seaweed that was at the water's edge. The showers were dirty, and the campground was not busy at all; no hot water in the showers, and no one enforced the kids to be accompanied by adults at the pool. Two kids had problems in the pool swimming in the 6ft. end. I told the desk clerk about the smell and she said, "Well that's Key West". We were given a note for $100 off our next visit in 2009. What an insult. I would never recommend this after this experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After reading mixed reviews I was not sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by this resort and we stayed an extra day. After spending time in town during the day or out deep sea fishing and snorkeling, it was always great to come back to the resort to relax. The pool area is wonderful with a chiller on the pool, tropical music playing and a big screen in the tiki hut. Two laundry rooms each with 4 commercial washers and dryers came in very handy. Well stocked gift shop with friendly staff. We were never concerned about leaving our grill, chairs, bikes, etc outside while we were out for the day. 24 hour security. We stayed waterfront for a few days, but had challenges with the amperage so we moved to an inland site. There was plenty of room on both sites for 43 ft motorhome with slides. Good restaurants within walking distance. Really enjoyed this resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. The only one with a pool we could find. They had a cooler for the pool water and it was very nice. We asked to watch the game on the big screen in the tiki hut by the pool, and they were more than gracious. They have 24 hour security and I had no problem leaving my grill and cooler outside all week. The ladies in the office were very helpful and accommodating with us. I realize the higher price is due to the land here being very expensive, also the proximity to Key West and the fact they have a POOL. Stay where you want, but from my experience, I know where to stay when I come to Key West. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We checked into Boyds campground over the deemed "low" season and were surprised to be charged 'high" season rates. It cost $90 for a site with just water and electric! We were given a tiny site. We only have a 22 ft motor home and it did not fit into the site, the hood was in the road! The site we were allocated had to share the power and water with the site behind and as we were the second to arrive we had to plug our RV into one of the outdoor plugs made for plugging outdoor lights or alike in. Consequently our power kept shorting and turning off. The water pressure was terrible as it was a shared connection: you don't get much for $90! The pool was heated to 104 degrees. At the end of spring when the temperature outside was the same, it was not cool and refreshing, rather hot and germy! Don't use the bathrooms: they are dirty and unkempt. The Internet only works on certain site. The draw card for coming to Boyds was that they advertise a shuttle bus: nope. They tell you to get on the local bus, which is late and doesn't run in the evening! And costs extra on top of the $90 you have already paid. Total waste of money. Stay in a motel for the same in the center of town. We moved after 1 night and stayed at Seashells Motel for the same price. It was lovely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Boyd's Campground, Key West is definitely not the place to go to for fun and relaxation in Key West. I decided to end my 5-year relationship with Boyd's Campground after a progressive decline in customer service, rise in prices and outright threats by the Manager. (Please note upon departure I requested the managers name, was given one and told that that was all I would be getting from them), to pay more money after my entire balance was cleared upon check in. The Management team and front desk support show a complete and absolute disregard for any type of customer care or customer retention. I went back to Boyd’s Campground each year hoping that this lack of customer care was a rare occurrence, but after repeated struggles with the lady at the front desk to book a site without an attitude or sarcastic tone, I have decided it is not worth my time or money to stay here. Next time you're in Key West, steer clear of the strongarm tactics of the swindlers at Boyd's Campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is our 2nd trip to Boyd’s. We spent Christmas at the campground as well with our 2 daughters (20 and 23yrs). Nice family campground with a mix of RV's and 5th wheels. Beautiful small tent sites on the peninsula. A few perms but overall daily’s or weekly’s. The staff is very friendly and keep the park maintained. The pool has shade and a tiki hut for those not inclined to sun. The campground is at the beginning (mm7)of Key West but there is a bus downtown. The only reason I did not rate higher is age and location. If you are going to the keys and want REAL luxury for a big rig, stay at Bluewater Key at MM14. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Key West is expensive and the park was built in 1963 so the spaces are very small and short. However, once you are in (somewhat of a challenge although the staff is very helpful at directing) it is a very pleasant park and only 5 miles from downtown Key West. It is very close to a bike path that goes around the island. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground. We were right on the water and watched the sunrise every morning. The sites are a little small, but our 31' RV and motorcycle had lots of room. It cost $109 a night during the spring break, but this is Key West, so a lot of things cost more. The front desk is very helpful and would call us a cab to go to town. Cab costs $5 per person, buses are random so unless you have time to waste go for the cab. We plan to return next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Pretty, tight spots, but close to Key West. Easy access to Key West from here. We did not want to bike outside the campground though; it is in a depressed area outside Key West. But, we had no problem there. Lots of staff available and working keeping things looking nice. There are not a lot of RV choices this close to Key West, so you may have to pay the money. Our rate was actually $120/night, with extra person. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We made a 1 night reservation for our 35 foot motorhome with 2 slides, 1 dog, and 4 adults on an ocean front lot. The 1 night price was $140.00 plus tax. The ocean front lot was actually an inverted pie shape backing onto the boat launch with any water view blocked by shrubs. Take it or leave it. They were fully booked. Our neighbors were tenters on one side and a pop up trailer on the other side with about 5 feet separating us. We were able to open our slides by maneuvering our motorhome, however, we would not have had room to park a towed. Our adult sons used the washrooms and showers, but were not impressed with them. They were just OK. The staff was friendly, but not apologetic about their facilities. We were a short $20. taxi ride to Duval Street where we were able to purchase 4 big cookies and an ice cream cone for $26.00. Key West is a great destination, but be prepared to pay. We will return, but not to Boyd's. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Actually, the rate was over $100/night but the input field truncates to two digits. This is without a doubt the most over-priced campground we've ever stayed in and we've been full-timing for almost 5 years. Gives new meaning to the word 'rip-off'. The first site we were assigned was too narrow to get our slide out. They re-assigned us to another site but they had to trim the tree branches there for us to fit. It is extremely noisy and very crowded. The word "gridlock" comes to mind when we look down our row. Very disappointing and we would NOT stay here again. We're sorry we committed for a week or we would leave. It is so unpleasant here, we might just leave anyway before the week is up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff, well kept, and location!!! Located just a mere 30 minute to andhour (depending on how fast you pedal) bike ride from Mallory Square and 20 minutes from Smathers beach, this an absolutely fantasitic site. Transportation is a breeze as the Key West bus system picks up right next to the park. If you are thinking about bringing your coach to Key West, definiatly give Boyds a try, you wont be sorry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
It was our first time backing into a site and because the sites are a bit to close it was a bit challenging but fellow RVers came out to help. We arrived at night so we really couldn't appreciate what morning brought us (besides the jets taking off as early as 715AM and rattling our trailer) waking up to the bay was breathtaking!!! We looked forward to sunrise the seven days we stayed here. We had no complaints. There was a "welcome campers" meal which made it easy to meet fellow rvers and movie night was a nice touch. The staff was helpful. The campgrounds are clean. Sites 121, 122, 123, 124 are all on the water, near the dumpster and the restroom/showers. Best deal is by months!!! PS: For 23.00 one way you can take a cab to Duval and not worry about driving and drinking. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow! This is the most over-priced campground we have stayed in in our 5 months on the road and we've stayed on truly waterfront sites. I guess as they're the only game in town they feel they can gouge people. The check-in ladies were not very friendly - what does it take to get a smile? Spend $200 night?? The women's shower had hair all over it, and the faucets are rusty. I used the laundry room and that was fine. We wanted to get a sunday paper, but the machine was broken and they didn't seem to care at the office. Also, this is surrounded by a very sketchy neighborhood, you would not want to walk around at all at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location.. This park is located right next to Key West. The staff were friendly, but the neighborhood is a little rough. They have night time security. Scooter rental is right on site and that is the best way to visit Key West. They can accommodate motor homes to tents. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, but the sites are VERY close together. The price per night was also very expensive ($125/night), but you have to expect that. The office staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There are many "seasonal" sites, but all are beautifully landscaped. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best time I have ever had at a campground (with my clothes on!) Fantasy Fest 2007! The staff was great and really got into the festivities. The sites were tight, but once we got in, we didn't have to move the MH again. The park was very clean and well maintained and there was a bus to the beach, downtown and all the places we wanted to go. We left the kids at home, but will definitely be coming back during the school holidays. Expensive but worth every penny. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay here every time we visit the Keys. It's an easy motorcycle or taxi ride into downtown Key West. Most of the sites seem to have shady palm trees and the pool is really nice and clean. The front desk staff is helpful too. My only complaint is the chickens next door, they're a great alarm clock. Chickens seem to roam free all over Key West and Stock Island, so I'm not sure there is much the management can do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a good place to stay to explore Key West. The neighborhood is not wonderful, but the park is very safe. The sites are tight, as you would expect. Some sites are easier to get into than others, but the staff is helpful and our 40' pusher fit nicely with room for our awnings to be out, parking for our Subaru wagon and two scooters. It's expensive, but it's Key West! We were there over the New Year's holiday and had a wonderful time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Actually, we were not looking forward to staying here given the previous reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised. Yes it's old, yes the sites are sandy, yes some of them are small, but we saw no instance where anyone was unable to put out their slides, that's an untruth. One must keep in mind where you are: Key West, the whole place is SMALL. While we don't rate it the same as Bluewater Keys, where we stayed for the last Fantasy Fest, but it's not that bad. Staff was excellent, Wi-Fi was excellent, night time security was in place. Went to the office to report a broken cable connection at our site and before we returned to the MH, a staff member was already working on it. You don't get that at many places. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground and only a couple of miles from Key West. A lot quieter than Sugarloaf Key and just as nice. Only drawback is the tight spaces, not much room to spread out. Fishing and boat docks are great as is the view. Like most of the lower Keys, campgrounds are pricey, over $100 a night. I will go back when visiting Key West. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We like to camp at state parks and at up-scale RV resorts. Long story short is Boyd’s offers the up-scale cost without the up-scale amenities. What it does have going for it is location; only 4.5 miles from the main area of Key West. The staff is friendly and very helpful, and while it is not a new park, it does offer waterfront boat parking, a small pool, camp store, and laundry facilities. As to the area of town… it is located on the island where most of the locals live who can not afford to live in the main island of Key West. The sites are small but we had no problem parking our 30' Class A. Sure it would be nice to have large shaded RV site, with country club amenities, but we will sacrifice that for the location, when we stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I camped there in March 2007. I was concerned with the negative reviews and when I arrived I was pleasantly surprised! It is not overgrown; it is well maintained. It is in the Keys so the roads are sandy and there are many, many palm trees for a very tropical feel. The pool was heated and nice and warm. It is a small campground so make your reservations early! Sites are small but that goes with the area where land is a premium. We live in a beach community in NJ so we are used to it. The area around it is not that bad. Some older trailers, but remember the land is a premium so even small houses are big $$$. So how bad an area could it be? We had no problems, nice, don't think twice. The pop up sites are small. We had a waterfront site! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding campground that definably fits the bill of a Tropical Paradise. It a small campground but they don't jam you in like other small places do. The facilities are immaculate, the staff goes out of their way to make your stay special. All that coupled with the close proximity to Key West make this place a must stay even if it is a bit over priced in season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was terrible, I have never seen such tight spots, it was like herding cows backwards into a narrow hallway. Some campers could not even open their slides, just wall to wall campers, and very expensive. I hope that there is never a fire because people would never get out. I think it may be a fire hazard the way campers are packed in like sardines. Next time I will stay at Bahia Hondo State Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only thing Boyd's Campground has going for them is that they are the closest campground to Key West. Boyd's is located in a VERY undesirable neighborhood. The grass was over grown and the place looked very unkept. The cable TV wire was split from the campsite next to us and run over the ground. The campground was very muddy (lot's of rain) and the interior campground roads were unfinished gravel pits. Yes, the staff was nice and courteous, but that's not enough to keep us coming back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Boyd's is one of those campgrounds that seems to rely more heavily on it's location than it's amenities in order to attract campers. Although it advertises itself as "Boyd's Key West Campground", it is located NOT in Key West but on Stock Island (north of Key West). The $90 per night "ocean-front" (actually inlet) sites were small and crowded. The water faucet at the pedestal was a mere FOUR INCHES away from the electric plug-in (I measured it), there is no Wi-Fi, the sewer pipe feed is not threaded, they charge extra for everything imaginable, and they have a large number of tent campers sprinkled about the campground. While the office staff was very nice and helpful, their courtesy did little to ease the pain of being stung for $100 per night in a cramped site next to tent campers. We will not return to this park and STRONGLY suggest that anyone who is considering staying here look to other parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another great visit to Key West and an enjoyable stay at Boyd's. Clean campground, was crowded but not noisy, great pool and location. Nice mix of older folks and young folks on spring break. Families with little ones also. Had a campground participation food and music event that was well attended. Was pricey but that was expected and the location in general is pricey. Worth the expense and will come back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I question if the good ratings on this web site are written by campers at Boyd's. We found the camp sites to be narrow and filthy, the RV's packed in like sardines, with no limit on vehicles at each small site. I noticed one RV'er actually painting his RV with a spray can. The camp site access roads are narrow and poorly layed out, full of obstacles and hazards. I watched a 5th wheel destroy the front of his RV cap on a roof overhang on the shower building. The shoreline on the rocky beach was littered with every kind of trash one can imagine. The campground is located in a questional part of town with inadequate security. My $300 mountain bike was stolen from our camp site. The responding sheriff indicated that this wasn't the first. The manager said he was sorry followed by an argument defending his camp security. What an experience for $95 per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
A tight squeeze with a 40' pusher, but a very nice property. Book early, this place is in high demand. Neighborhood surrounding camp is poor but camp is surrounded by high fence. Security is excellent. All cars checked coming and going by full-time guard. Desk help very friendly. Washers, dryers, pool all clean. Water front sites are wonderful, if you can get one. Seemed a bit pricey- 128.23 per night with 4 adults, but there is no other option this close to Key West. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a back in site right on the bay. Looking out the back window you might think you were on a boat. Very pleasant and accommodating staff. Hint: ask about the bone island shuttle rather than call a taxi. With steaks and Florida lobster on the grill; a line in the water. Jimmy Buffet on the cd player as I watched one of the most beautifull sunsets ever. Not to mention a margarita in hand and a cigar to go with it. I can't imagine anyone would not like this place. I will say that it could use some updating it is an older place and if you want a resort go to Sunshine key. Even the facilities at Sunshine key could use updating. If you want to be close to Key West this is the place. If there is anything you don't like here make a margarita and wait for sunset you will forget about everything else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
99% of the cost of this campground is because you're on Key West. Location, location, location! When I was there, and it was some time ago, it was pretty grungy and the cost seemed to be way over what I thought it was worth. Lots of trees, gazebos, and mangrove views are nice. You're definitely close to the action. I would recommend a trailer that you can un-hitch, because running around on Key West in a big Class A is going to be cumbersome. All in all, not a bad price for the experience. You're not going to find any other accommodations for any less than a pad here. We camped here in a Tent.
Would recommend and will stay here again! Clean, friendly halpful staff, close enough to everything in Key West but still far enough away, nice pool and laundry. The great wireless comes free! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just loved this place. Although it is undergoing major upgrades (that is why I could not score it any higher) my kids had a wonderful time fishing and cast netting. The person behind the desk was very nice and helpful. You are less than 10 minutes from dowtown Key West. The spaces are tight. But, this is Key West, everything is tight. One warning would be to check out what is going on in Key West before you visit. If it lobster season or if there is any festival going on this park could be very crowded and noisy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 2 / 10 ]
Oh Boyd!! After driving 38 hrs finally arrived. Turns out that they don't guarantee full hook up. I have 4 small children. Ended up in the Marina next to a dumpster, wow whats that smell, sea gulls, boat fuel, fish guts, 85 degrees ouch!! Complained to mgmt, they found us another spot ($30 bucks more a night). We were packed in like sardines. No space to open awning. But at last sewer, Yes!!! Thank God for the pool. Changed into swim suits, never came out of pool.(heated). Best bet, pay for ocean front, a little more room, guaranteed spot. Good Luck!!!! March 2002 visitor We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spacious sites but park is sandwiched between two trailer parks. Area outside park is rundown, and we wouldn't walk at night. No amenities. Barking dogs in neighborhood, chickens/roosters crowing early in the morning, airport traffic started early but wasn't all day. Navy training jets often drowned out normal conversation one day until after dark. Only good point is how close it was to Key West and how close it was to two good restaurants: Hogfish Bar and Grill and Rusty Anchor. Lazy Dogs outdoor water sports rental location also close. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is really two parks. Sites 1-5 are large back in sites with not much of a view. Sites 6-11 are pull in ocean front sites. 1-5 should be rated at 7 for the con reasons to follow. 6-11 should be rated 10+ but for a couple of the cons that follow. Pros: all sites (except 11) are very wide, large concrete pad for coach and outside sitting, good dependable power, water and cable, views from 6-11, paved road into campground, ample room to park 2 or more toads. Cons: no bath house or laundry, Wi-Fi was not working (was to be fixed and I am sure it will be), not the best of neighborhoods (don't want to walk off the property at night). Having said this we must also say that this is one of the best laid out campgrounds we have stayed in. Owner is on premises for winter season and is very friendly and knowledgeable. Would we stay again? You betcha, already paid for next year. BTW, the rate was a 5 night minimum at $100 per night due to Fantasy Fest and worth every dime of it. . We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have mixed feelings about this park. We were shocked to see that no one else was staying there. There is no full-time caretaker around either. The woman that came to collect our rent said that Stock Island is a high-crime area and be careful not to walk around the area at night. OK, but there is no security gate of any kind, so we were on our own. Also, we never could get a Wi-Fi signal. Now the good: It's away from the hustle of Key West and very peaceful. My husband loved the ocean right outside the door, and it was fun to watch the birds and other wildlife. The people that came by to collect rent and clean up the area were very friendly and helpful. I thought it was high priced for what we got, but that's Key West. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pleasant place to stay. Ernie and his staff very friendly. Pads were spacious. No shade, but very well kept. Had a nice view of the Atlantic ocean. Cannot really swim there. Close drive to Key West. Had to leave a day early and they were very understanding. Would stay there again. There are a few resident Iguanas entertaining to watch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a jewel. While a small park - just 11 sites, half of them are right on the water with a lovely view of a harbor and Atlantic beyond. We stayed 6 nights in a motor home. All sites were full with motor homes with one site with an Airstreram trailer. Most occupants had been there for several months and had been coming for years. There are no facilities, such as bathrooms, swimming pools, clubhouse, etc. However, the pads are concrete and very large. Our pad was approximately 30 feet wide and 50 feet long. Park is nicely landscaped. It is 1/2 block from Boyd's Campground, but is much more open and less crowded. The park is at Mile Marker 5, which places it very close to Key West itself - 10 minutes and you are on Duval Street. My wife and I really liked this place and would definitely stay there again if we ever make the long trek down to Key West. We paid $110 per night and it was worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you have a travel trailer over 27' in length avoid this park. There is no room to back your trailer into your assigned site. Sites are so tight that you can hear the person in the next site sneeze. Also, the noise level is unbelievable. Motorcycles were coming and going from various sites all night long, dogs were barking and running loose on the campground, other people had access to walk in and out of the campground, and bands played loud music until midnight. Management's attitude regarding any assistance with parking is indifferent and "laissez-faire." We left two days early for fear of being blocked in an unable to maneuver our 29' foot travel trailer out of the camp site. By the way, they call it a camp and lodge site--but it actually is a "converted parking lot." We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
We were here the last week in February of 2002. My family considers this the worst CG we ever stayed at. You are crammed into a tiny parking lot jammed together with other RVs, packed as close as possible. At 5AM we were woken up by these chickens that walk freely around the campground/parking lot. Also there are a few dogs that wander freely that nipped at my son's feet. We were parked in a driveway and several times during the
night I woke up hearing people walking back drunk from the bars. This place had a two redeeming qualities. First this place had clean and private bathrooms although it could only hold 4 people at a time so people kept knocking on the door constantly while you were in it. In my mind the only reason to stay at this place is to be close to downtown, which it truly is. You are within 2 or 3 blocks of Duval St. and Sloppy Joes's bar. After the first night we moved to Boyd's campground at milemarker 5 and had a much better experience. We were disappointed with the beaches in Key West also. We camped here in a camper.
We are not looking for amenities. Jabour's is on the waterfront and can be noisy if you are close to the 'night scene' locations. It is within easy walking distance of downtown Key West (5 mins). It is a location; not a resort. Folks who go there like its location and that's worth the additional $$. It's not a sit around the campfire place but has a charm that we have come to love after 10 years of travel there. We camped here in a camper.
Very hard campsite to rate. I could give this park anything from a 3 to an 8. First of all the good bits. Location to Key West is fantastic. You will not get closer to Key West at any other campground. Took us 20 mins to cycle in, 15 mins to cycle to the beach. The campground is right next to the bus stop, for $2 each way or $8 a week you can catch the bus into Key West. It takes about 30 mins each way. The worst thing about the campground is noise. The bins are emptied 4 or 5 times a week at 5am in the morning, and the noise is enough to wake the dead. Once awake it is hard to get back to sleep because of the US1 noise and the cockerels. If you are an early riser then this will not be a problem to you. The campground is on Stock Island which can be described as a high price slum area. I have witnessed no problems, but if you like nice surroundings then avoid this place as it is not a pretty area. Restrooms and showers are just about acceptable. Laundry room is good, and lady in the office is friendly enough. Biting insects are prevalent so if you are prone to being bitten then take plenty of precautions. Would I stay here again? No but we visited another park up the road which is $40 more a night and although better, I certainly would not pay $100 to stay there as it is in a poor neighborhood and sites are quite cramped. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'd try another place next time on another Key near Key West or splurge for a nicer place. We were there 7/4, it was nearly empty, frankly the place and general neighborhood gave me a bit of the creeps. Perhaps if it hadn't been nearly empty and the few RVs there looked like they were on their last legs and there for the long term. No ambiance and bathrooms were marginal. We noticed a few others who pulled up and left or else stayed one night then left. If you just want a place to camp and don't care about the atmosphere it's okay. It is close to Key West. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a basic campground close to the entrance to Key West. Only about 10 minutes to Duval St. Don't look for ambiance here. Some sites are pretty tight to get in to. Very good Wi-Fi close to the office. Spotty the further away you are. Good cable. Two rows are for campers the rest are for full timers. If you're here to visit KW and don't intend to spend much time in the campground, this is the place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lee's is a great park! Nearly all of the sites are pull-throughs, so there's no need to un-hook if you are here for only one night. It's surrounded by very tall trees and has great sylvan views. The laundry is outside on the patio of the office; nice Florida touch! Sites are grass and level enough. We're staying an extra day it's so great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I cannot say enough good things about this park. I have a 36' motorhome that is difficult to park. I got in with NO PROBLEM. Not only that, but the owner helped me, and his son got my scooter carrier off for me. Here's the best part: I stayed here during "mini-lobster" season. I was worried about even getting a reservation but they got me in with no problem. Then, on the first day of lobster season the park gave me a lobster! Incredibly friendly people running this park. Great place to spend the whole season. I can't wait to come back and have already told my family and friends about this park. The grounds are immaculate and safe/secure. By the way, this is the CLOSEST campground to Key West, closer than Boyd's and VERY well priced for the area. Also, this park is quiet and there is not constant traffic in and out like Boyd's. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Leo’s is a small campground that lacks many of the amenities of larger full service campgrounds. The positives are: it is clean, has good cable TV, is reasonably priced, and is close to Key West. It’s located between mile markers four and five. Free wireless is located at the office. The roads are blacktop or crushed limestone. I wouldn’t consider the park big rig friendly even though there were many thirty-five foot or longer motor homes and fifth wheels parked when we stayed. The sites are wide enough but are short. It was noisy because of its location near US 1. Leo’s is best described as a rough gem located at Key West’s doorstep. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay here. We did not require a pool or other activities, just a good place to park the RV and enjoy Key West. Not much atmosphere but met our needs. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location is the best part of this campground. It is only 4 miles from downtown Key West and bicycling is easy to town. There is only one mens shower and toilet so plan to use the RV facilities. The sites are narrow and getting in and out can be a challenge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not very nice. No Amenities. Smelled like urine. Not very safe. No pool. Couldn't understand the guy answering the phone. Cheaper - Yes. I guess you get what you pay for. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This was our first visit to Key West and it happened to be during the New Years holiday when prices were at a high and availability at a low. Boyds’ was requiring a 4 night minimum and the stay would have cost $450 with tax for an inland site, ridiculous in my book. Leo’s is the only other public campground on Stock Island (besides the small & pricey El Mar resort), which is the island adjacent to the east of Key West. There are no public campgrounds on the island of Key West itself. Still expensive at $72 per night with tax, at least we could stay for fewer nights. Leo’s is actually 1 mile closer to Key West than Boyd’s, but is not a waterfront camp. Rather it is in a commercial/industrial/low end residential area, but nothing all that terrible, although I strongly advise locking your bikes and not leaving any valuables outside. There are several restaurants within walking distance. You’ve seen RV parks like this all over, just very basic, in the middle of a town, usually costing in the $20-$25 range. The location a half block south of US 1 and close to the short bridge to Key West was a big bonus for us since we were able to easily our bikes into town both days. I rank Key West as one of the most bike-friendly towns anywhere. Once across the bridge (with wide bike lanes), turn left onto the sidewalk that leads to a spectacular sidewalk/bike trail along the southern coast next to open ocean, and ends up at some of Key West's most popular beaches on the south end. Another trail to town (right onto the sidewalk after the bridge) traverses the north shore, which is more bay-like. It is a bit shorter and subject to less wind, but through a less scenic commercial area. Bear right on Palm Ave to get to the waterfront area. Each route mentioned takes about 25-35 minutes riding at a medium clip to get into downtown at the western end of the key. Once there you will encounter more bikes and mopeds on the narrow streets than cars, though the on-street riding through downtown is not suitable for children. There is also a bus stop adjacent to the campground, or you can try your luck at parking, which is tough but not impossible downtown. The least crowded driving route into town is along the south shore. If you are here on New Years Eve, make sure to watch the drag queen Sushi drop down for the countdown in her ruby slipper at Bourbon St. Bar on Duval. It has become more of a mixed crowd over the years due to its annual coverage on CNN. Or you can watch a wench being lowered down a mast at the harbor, or a conch shell drop down at Sloppy Joe’s bar. New Years Day is equally festive around town. Key West may just be the most fun town to ring out the old/in the new/ in the country. Leo’s was an OK place to hang out when not in town, but not somewhere I would want to spend a lot of time, which turned out to be a good thing since it forced us to get out into wonderful Key West rather than lazing around the campsite. Our campsite was just long enough for our 35-foot motorhome with two slides on one side, and with plenty of room to park the toad beside it, behind the picnic table. Since we were close to the office, a low to medium Wi-Fi signal came in, enough to do email. A covered bench is provided outside the office to get closer to the signal. It was out for 1 of our 3 days there, typical for campgrounds! There are several trees around the camp, and one of them blocked our Dish satellite from site 12. Since the camp was full they could not move us. Again, another reason to get out of the coach and into town! The power worked well enough for the AC, although the supposed 50 amp connection registered as 30 amps in our coach. We did not need to use the washroom facilities since there was a sewer hookup. The office staff was friendly but not very helpful in terms of what to do in the area. Just across US1 is the Key West Country Club, but at $150/$95 twilight we passed. I would prefer to stay at one of the waterfront campgrounds the next time I visit the area, but would consider staying here again due to its proximity to Key West and lower cost. We camped here in a Motorhome.