Glamping at the Sea Pirate Campground in NJ

I have heard that camping is a fun summer activity that is great for the whole family. Camping, however, is one activity that I have not been really interested in trying out, because, let’s face it, I’m a city girl and have no real desire in roughing it. My view of camping was recently changed though when I was invited to go camping a few weeks ago.  I did some research and learned that the amount of fun you have depends on the type of camping ground you choose. The ideal campground should have basic necessities, such as a toilet, flat surface for setting up the tent, a clean source of water for drinking, electricity and a large body of water to support a number of fun activities.

I get it when it comes to wanting some basic necessities, but I personally would like to enjoy the luxuries of modern life while sleeping under the stars. This type of camping is what is now known as glamorous camping, lux camping or glamping.

Fortunately, the campground that I was invited to visit, Sea Pirate Campground, is one of the many campgrounds in NJ with cabins. 

Sea Pirate Campground

Sea Pirate Campground is located 30 minutes north of Atlantic City and the same distance south of Sea Side Heights. The campsite is also located eight miles from Long Beach Island, making it one of the most convenient campsites in the state.

Types of Accommodation

The Sea Pirate Campground offers different types of camping experiences to suit the unique needs of campers. The following are the four types of camping sites available at the campground:

  • Tent Camping Sites: This option is best suited for individuals who like the traditional camping experience. These sites only come with basic necessities, such as water, electricity and cable. Tent camping sites at Sea Pirate Campground are secluded and wooded.
  • Pull-Through Sites: These are camping sites designed for campers who have RV’s. These sites come ready with water, electricity and cable outlets, so campers only need to park their RV and connect to these outlets. These premium pull-through sites can accommodate any type of RV regardless of its shape or size.
  • Deluxe Cabins and Cottages: No RV or Tent? Then you can enjoy the ultimate camping experience in a deluxe cabin or cottage, which comes self contained and offers all the luxuries of a modern home.
  • Basic Cabins: If you are looking for a more basic or raw camping experience, then a basic cabin at the campground will serve you well.
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We stayed in a deluxe cabin.  It was small, but perfect four or little family of 3. It can actually accommodate up to six people! It was very cozy and had a full kitchen with a gas stove, sink, refrigerator, microwave oven and pots and pans. 


 bunk beds



Family-Oriented Camping

Sea Pirate Campground is family owned and operated, so it’s not surprising that the site is family-friendly. The management has invested heavily in the campground to ensure both kids and adults have all the fun they can. There are scheduled activities for kids, including; campground hay rides, crafts, ceramics and arts among others.

At the center of the campground sits a fully-stocked fishing pond. There are also canoes and kayaks for fishing and crabbing. The large pond and water vessels provide campers with a unique opportunity to learn how to fish and kayaking. The camp’s fishing policy, however, is catch and release.

Sea Pirate Campground also has a camp store. While most campers usually carry everything they need to survive and have fun during the camping trip, some of the supplies may run out. Campers may also forget to carry some items. In such cases, campers can buy everything they need at the camp store. There is also a snack bar, a convenient option for campers who do not feel like cooking.

Another attraction near the campground is the Tuckerton Seaport, a museum as well as a working maritime village. We had the opportunity to visit one morning during our camping trip and really enjoyed it.  They had a lot of family friendly activities like miniature golf, a petting zoo and even had a lighthouse. 

tuckerton seaport

miniature golf at Tuckerton Seaport

Tuckers Island lighthouse

view fromm tuckerton seaport lighthouse

I am happy to say that our first camping, err, glamping experience was a great one that we will remember for years to come.

For more info, visit the Sea Pirate Campground and Tuckerton Seaport and here:

Sea Pirate Website

Sea Pirate Campground Facebook

Sea Pirate Campground Twitter

Tuckerton Seaport Facebook

Tuckerton Seaport Twitter

Tuckerton Seaport Instagram

Overnight Accommodations provided by Sea Pirate Campground.  The main event & experience for my family provided by Tuckerton Seaport.  This experience is compensated but all opinions are my own.  For more information about Real Mom Events – visits Real Mom Media for details.

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at


  • OMG! You have brought me such memories. I lived not far from Sea Pirate before my husband and I moved to Montana and my husband was on the volunteer fire department with the owner – at least the owner at the time.. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  • This would be such a fun family thing to do! A few years ago, I got it in my head that we needed a camper, so we bought a pop-up, put a hitch on my van, attempted to take it out ONCE, and I couldn’t stand the way it felt pulling it. So, we camped that summer in our backyard and sold the camper the next spring. LOL A cabin .. I could handle that! Nothing to pull behind you and you don’t have to set it up when you get there.

Glamping at the Sea Pirate Campground in NJ

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