Water’s Edge RV Park is small, quiet campground located on the Bogue Sound in Newport, NC. We visit this area often as I grew up nearby and have lots of family on the NC coast. Some of the campsites can be a bit difficult to back into, but the price is great compared to other waterfront campgrounds. Staying at a campground on the ocean will cost you four times as much.
Amenities at Water’s Edge RV Park
The main feature of Water’s Edge RV Park is the locations. The park is located directly on the Bogue Sound and has a long, private pier where you can fish, watch sunsets and sunrises or just sit and enjoy the scenery. There is not swimming access, but you can launch kayaks from the park and it is only a 20 minute drive to the ocean beaches. The campground also has a bathhouse. All of the campsites are back-in sites with full hookups.
Reservations for Water’s Edge RV Park can be made year-round by phone. Nightly rates are $70 per night, which is typical for the area. However, weekly and monthly rates are more affordable. Military and members of AAA, Good Sam and AARP receive a small discount on nightly rates.
Things to Do Nearby
Have a Beach Day
Drive over to Emerald Isle and walk along the large sand beaches. Many spots have great shells and spotting dolphins from shore is not uncommon. Visitors can pay $20 per day (in the summer) to park at the Bogue Inlet Pier. For an extra fee, you can also fish off the large pier.
Visit Fort Macon
Fort Macon State Park has something for everyone, including a Civil War-era fort, a museum-quality coastal education center and an unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing. Nearly surrounded by water at the eastern tip of Bogue Banks, the park offers undisturbed natural beauty and opportunities to explore and learn about salt marshes, estuaries and dune fields. The well-preserved Civil War fort doesn’t take long to explore, but there are great views of the ocean from the top-level.
Visit the North Carolina Aquarium
This small but well-run aquarium features aquatic life from all over North Carolina. Feature exhibits include river otters, a sting ray pool and sea turtles. Kids will also enjoy the tree-mendous nature play area featuring an outdoor playground. Do not plan to visit on a rainy day in the summer as the aquarium gets extremely crowded when the weather outside is bad.
Water’s Edge RV Park is an great campground, but there are so many other destinations to consider. For more RV park reviews and recommendations, see our RV campground review page.