Big Pine Key, Florida - Sunshine Key Rv Resort
We have been trying to visit a few rv parks while we are here. We know how hard it is to choose a campground when you’re far away, so hopefully these reviews will help someone else.
We’ve heard a lot about the Bluewater Key Rv Resort and wanted to visit it before we left.
The Keys are along the “Overseas Highway” which is Highway 1. There are mile markers, and your location and address is based on your mile marker.
Most of the Keys (islands) are actually several keys, grouped together. We are in the lower keys in one of Big Pine Keys, and are located at mile marker 38.
Here is the the mile marker system. Key West is as far as you can go, unless you decide to swim to Cuba.
We have found (at least right now) that the Keys from Islamorada to Big Pine are the most scenic from the highway. There is more area that can be seen from the highway and the water appears prettier. Of course that can change with the weather.
Bluewater Key Rv Resort is one of the few that we’ve seen that calls themselves a “resort” that actually is!
It’s at Mile Marker 14, so it’s very close to the activity of Key West, but away from all the traffic.
There is a gated entrance, so you can’t just drive in. We were allowed to go inside, but were told to stay in the car. I guess they don’t want the riffraff running around.
I had trouble taking good pictures from the car window, but here is what we found.
I guess these sites were not on the water.
There were a few smaller rigs there…but not many.
The sites are large enough to accommodate the largest rigs.
And fancy enough too.
Most had cabanas or tiki huts along with outdoor grills and tables.
The views from their front windows must have been beautiful. I don’t know for sure since I wasn’t allowed to leave my car.
We were not able to see the common areas, the dog park, the pool, or clubhouse. I assume they were very nice.
We did like the resort…who wouldn’t. I felt that I would have to have my hair done before I walked out the door though! Maybe this place is a little too ritzy for us!
The sites are all privately owned and are rented out. The rates aren’t really much more expensive than most other places here.
Winter rates are $150 a night for waterfront, $135 canal, and $125 off water.
During “tropical” season (I call it peak hurricane season) the sites are $105, $80, and $70. So if you feel lucky and don’t mind the heat, this is your best bet! Just remember, if you have to evacuate due to a storm…..it’s a long drive on the one road out!
We probably won’t ever stay there, but boy is it a nice place. I would definitely love to inherit one of those sites!
Here is the link.