Campground Review: Twin Shores

30 August 2018

Twin Shores campground is paradise.

It is absolute paradise and feels like a resort instead of a campground.

twin shores at the beach

We stayed for 6 nights and I wish we could have stayed for 6 more! I am a homebody, and don’t typically like to be away from home for more than a couple of days, but I loved it here so much! We cannot wait to go back next summer!

When we first arrived, I felt a little overwhelmed. The campground is huge; I think there are roughly 600 sites. We stayed on the beach side, which is the same side as the registration desk. We preferred this side because of the closeness to the beach and playground. The bay side is beautiful, more quiet and had wide open sites with no trees, but an incredible view. The beach side had many sites surrounded by trees and it was definitely more lively. If you are looking for quiet and don’t mind open space, the bay side is for you. If you want to be close to the beach, rec hall, big playground and beach, stay on the beach side! There are also sites you can get that are more quiet on the beach side, but in general, we felt the beach side was busier.

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Twin Shores has absolutely everything you need - you don’t even need to leave the grounds for anything! They have a small grocery store, fitness centre, coin operated laundry centre, movie theatre, driving range and arcade. There is also outdoor activities like a shuffleboard space, tennis court, basketball court, baseball field and soccer field. They have lots of green space to set up washer toss, play frisbee or whatever you want!

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The playground is huge and so great for the kids. They also have a smaller playground on the bay side that my kids really enjoyed as well. Another awesome perk of being there the week we went was they had bouncy castles and a chip truck set up with all proceeds going to the IWK Children’s Hospital! This is a fundraiser they do every year, and I appreciated that!

They have activities set up for the kids each day of the week - chocolate bar bingo, crafts, ball hockey, wagon rides, etc. There was always something to do!

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We enjoyed the beach a lot - it was a beautiful beach. We spent two full days there and took advantage of big waves on our boogie boards a third day! There are no lifeguards, which kind of surprised me, but it is a great beach!

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 The showers were great; however, you do have to pay for them. This surprised me a bit, but it was nice to keep the people moving quickly! It is quarter operated and each quarter gets you 4 mins. That wasn’t too bad. They have a little restaurant/coffee shop on site and you can also order pub style food from the convenience store. They make the BEST sundaes and blizzards!! Each day I had 12 000 steps on my Fitbit, I treated myself to a blizzard! (That was most days!!) They also have a little treat bar down by the beach where you can get coffee, slush, ice cream and lots of other treats. My kids really enjoyed the variety of slushies! Our site was along the road to the beach and was backed by a field, so we only had people to our sides. It was so beautiful to sit out at night, especially because there was a meteor shower that spanned over two nights! There are lots of people at the campground, but everyone is always good to observe quiet time.

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One thing Twin Shores doesn’t have, and the only thing that would have made it perfect for us, would be a pool. I guess they don’t need one because they have such a beautiful beach, but our family does like a pool. We got our pool fix at Shining Waters when we were in Cavendish, and didn’t really miss it, but the kids did mention a couple of times they would like to just swim.

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One thing we learned about the small cubbies at the front of the camper is that they are AIRTIGHT. When we packed up the last time, it was raining so some of our stuff was wet. When we opened the camper up, we noticed that our saw and axe were rusty and my poor Birkenstock sandals were moldy. That was a sad day throwing them out. So a word of advice would be to make sure you dry everything well before placing your belongings in the cubby!

This was our favourite campground to date. All of us absolutely loved it. We could have stayed there all week, but did make the 20 minute drive to Cavendish a couple of times to do some of the amusement parks and get some Cows ice cream. If you wanted to check out a bigger grocery store, there is one in Cavendish or one in Kensington, which is a town about 10 minutes away. There is also a drug store, Kent, Liquor Store, etc. There are also a few golf courses to choose from that are close.

We cannot wait to go back next year and would highly recommend this campground to everyone!

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LACEY75Lacey Cyr is a wife, mom of 2, math teacher and first-time camper from Halifax, NS reviewing her family's campground experiences for Stone's RV as they travel this summer 

 

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