Sea Pirate Campground has been family owned and operated since 1970 when Ann and Bruce Benn took a leap of faith and purchased a 36-acre campground just 8 miles from beautiful Long Beach Island. It was tough initially, but Bruce saw a diamond in the rough. Ann and Bruce packed up their three children, Bobby, Patrick, and Dave, and left the comforts of their home to move to the little town of West Creek, New Jersey. They opened for the first camping season in 1970. The family lived in a popup while renovating the structure they would soon call home. The store, office, and game room were all part of that building. The Benn family worked endlessly to make this small quaint campground a new vacation spot for families who loved the sun, sand, and the warmth of a campfire.
As time went on, over 300 acres were added to the campground. When the building was bought from Alias Wing, the famous “B” pool was built, and the office was moved up the road where it now stands. With that, the entrance to the campground was officially on Route 9. The family could finally move out of their old home and renovate that into a store and game room.
The Benn family constantly improves their campground to give guests an unforgettable experience. What started with garden hoses and extension cords for campsites now encompasses more than 320 acres of pure summer fun. In the early ’90s, the “boys” decided it was time to add some cabins to the campground, and the first “basic cabins” were built. The campground now has over 250 campsites and 37 rental units. Our grounds can accommodate all sizes of campers, large and small. There are rental units to suit both the basic trailer and the camper who wants to camp in style.
Now, the third generation of the Benn Family is taking over the reins. With additions and further land purchases, Sea Pirate Campground is still improving and expanding. The family continues to provide a fun and relaxing vacation experience, where our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help to make your stay the most memorable ever.
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