Sandy Pines Campground is located in quaint seaside town of Kennebunkport, Maine. The campground has a vintage vibe and as soon as you enter, it feels like you ave traveled back to a simpler time.
The campground has such a great location. It is only a ten minute drive from downtown Kennebunkport, but worlds away from all of the traffic. It is only a five minute drive to Goose Rocks Beach which is considered one of the best beaches in the state of Maine.
After checking in at the lodge, we popped into the general store. This store will have everything and anything you might need or that you forgot. Fresh coffee, good wine and s’mores fixings to name a few. I mean, do you need anything else?
Sandy Pines has such a variety of different camping options. Besides basic tent and RV sites, they also offer a list of unique retreats.
Kennebunkport Glamping Options
They have the most unbelievable glamp tents that are decked out with chandeliers, king sized beds and air conditioning. Hideaway huts are small A frames that sleep up to two people. There are Airstreams and even Conestoga Wagons thoughtfully placed throughout the forest giving you privacy without feeling isolated. You could come back every year and have a completely unique experience.
We chose to stay in a couples cottage. These adorable little wooden cabins are tucked into the woods with a little front porch and fire pit. Their 12 x 16 frame holds a king sized bed and small seating area. There is a plug in heater for colder nights and air conditioners for summer. All of the linens and towels are included taking all the hassle out of the camping experience.
As soon as we settled in, we headed up to the heated salt water pool. Even in October, it was warm enough for a swim. I loved the towering pine trees and boulders around the pool. There was also a large playground and yard games that my kids would have gone crazy for.
There is a kayak launch beside the salt marsh for a fun excursion. You can access Goose Rocks Beach and the Batson River area at high tide. Kayaks and stand-up paddleboards can be rented by Kayak Excursions. They will actually deliver them straight to the campground for you. They also offer bike rentals.
I enjoyed simply walking the windy road that went through the campground. You can tell that a lot of planning and care went into the design. Most companies simply clear cut a forest and start building. Being surrounded by old growth trees showcased their minimal footprint.
It was a short walk to the communal bathrooms which were kept very clean. I did wish I had packed shower shoes and a bathrobe. I was that rookie running through camp in a towel. I would also recommend a hanging toiletry kit like this one.
Since I was on a very rare kid-free trip, I treated myself to a massage at Hidden Ponds. This nearby resort has the most incredible tree house inspired spa. They also have a nature-inspired restaurant called Earth. They serve farm to fork meals in the most beautiful setting. Visiting this property is an experience in itself.
The campground closes for the season in mid-October so I am glad we snuck in one last trip. I love being out in nature this time of year. New England puts on such a show that we are so grateful to witness each year. Sandy Pines will re-open in mid-May but they are already open for reservations for next year.
I also wanted to note that there are no dogs allowed in any of Sandy Pines Unique Retreats. If you are tent camping or have your own RV, they are allowed in those areas.
My husband and I have a pact that we will sneak away from the kids for an alone trip at least once a year. It is such a challenge after having kids because there is so much child care involved, but we make it happen. Whether you are looking to get away solo, have a couples retreat or a fun family trip, Sandy Pines Campground has an option for you.
For the best Kennebunkport glamping, look no further than Sandy Pines Campground!
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