Categories: CampingDestinations

Sunset on the Bay or Chesapeake Bay Dream

On first arrival of the Sunset Beach Resort we pulled a u-turn after crossing the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel, which gave us a sun kissed foreshadowing of the day we were about to have on the beautiful property. After passing miles and miles of calm bay waters and seeing endless beaches in the distance, we knew we were in for an amazing stay.

Our very spacious camp spot only was 100 feet away from a rather large pool, and just 500 feet away from white sands and a calm bay beach. After we set up our campsite, we decided to cool off in the pool before further exploring our land. Everyone who we came across in the pool area were extremely friendly and had no problem performing top hits karaoke for us. A definite plus about Sunset’s pool is the awesome kiddie area where my boy spent most the time splashing about in!

Following the speakers, we found ourself finding the ‘Jackspot,’ I’m assuming pun intended, where we found cornhole, cocktails, and beautifully fried, fresh seafood.

And right passed the quaint and beautiful beach side restaurant, we found the white sands and sunset, where we strolled down for almost an hour before we all started getting too hungry to go on. Unfortunately for us, we brought our own food so we didn’t want to let all that go to waste!  Once the smells of fried appetizers and other campers and visitors’ bbq started filling the air, we knew it was time to get the fire going.

Headed back towards ‘home’ we decided to pitch the hammock and watch the rest of the sunset before getting back. There are plenty of spacious trees and clearings for setting up hammocks at Sunset Beach Resort. The aromas of burgers and hotdogs were finally starting to get us after a long day of exploring, so we started our fire and cooked up our own grub! Nothing ever tasted better than cooking our own food in such a beautiful location with so much life going on around us.

In the morning we rose early to cook some breakfast before our departure time. Everyone was slowly waking around us around 8am and coffee was filling the air rapidly. We stopped by the coffee shop inside the check in center, and walked right back to camp to start food and breakdown.  Sunset Beach definitely proved to be a vibrant and amazing place to call home for a day, and I definitely recommend to anyone to stay here and wind down, relax, and share the sunset.

Photos and words by Hipcamp Field Scout Cole Sweeney.

I am portrait, lifestyle, and wedding photographer based out of Virginia. My family and I are pursuing a life on the road to capture all there is to experience!

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