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Shellbay Family Camping Resort

Shellbay Family Camping Resort is located in the beautiful Cape May area of New Jersey. It is a short drive from the beach town of Wildwood along the Atlantic Ocean, and it's also a short drive from the shores of Delaware Bay. The nearest large city is Philadelphia, which is a 90-minute drive north of the campground. New York City is also a three-hour drive away.The campsites at Shellbay Family Camping Resort offer full hookups with cable TV, as well as WiFi access for an additional fee. There is a dump station on-site, and the campground has modern air-conditioned restrooms as well as a laundromat. Each site is shaded and comes with a picnic table and a fire ring. There is a camp store where you can pick up essentials like basic cooking supplies, toiletries, firewood, ice, and propane. The campground also has a snack bar. For entertainment, there is a large pool as well as a whirlpool spa and a smaller kiddie pool.Recreational facilities to enjoy while camping at Shellbay Family Camping Resort include a mini-golf course, a playground, courts for basketball, volleyball, and tennis, and a softball field. You can also play shuffleboard, bocce ball, ping pong, and horseshoes. For rainy days, there is an indoor recreation hall with a game room. The campground offers planned group activities, like movie nights, as well as church services.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

RV camping in this area makes it easy to relax by the beach. There are free beaches in Cape May as well as in Wildwood. Swimming is allowed as long as you stay in the designated swimming zone and follow lifeguard instructions. You can go surfing and paddleboarding at several of Cape May's beaches, including Poverty Beach, South Queen, and Surfing Beach. Kayaking is allowed near Poverty Beach, though paddlers should steer clear of the swimming zone.If you're feeling a little more daring, you can go jet skiing in the waters near Cape May. There are several outfitters that offer jet ski tours in the area during the summer. There are also outfitters that offer parasailing tours. These activities are a great way to take in the surrounding area while also experiencing the thrill of flying. For those who want to keep things a little more relaxed, there are also lots of local companies that host fishing excursions in the Delaware Bay and in other nearby bodies of water.Camping in an RV at Shellbay Family Camping Resort also makes it easy to visit Cape May County Park. The southern section of the park is just east of the campground. This area of the park is home to an array of diverse wildlife species in a wetland habitat. It also has two basketball courts and a soccer field. The central park area, which is north of the campground, is home to the Cape May Zoo. This section also has several paths for walking and biking, playgrounds, a disc golf course, and fishing ponds.

Exploring The Area

There are lots of fun things to do when you book a camper rental in Cape May County. One of the most popular activities during the summer is whale watching. Join a tour, and you're likely to see live whales and dolphins. You can also visit the Cape May Lighthouse and the attached museum, which was built in the mid-19th century. The nearby Nature Center of Cape May has an observation tower where you can take in the entire bay. If you're traveling with children, you'll also want to visit Wildwood. There are several water parks in town, as well as a boardwalk with classic amusement park rides. Both towns have excellent restaurants and bars with a variety of different cuisines, should you decide to eat out.While RV camping at Shellbay Family Camping Resort, you'll be an easy day trip from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as Wilmington, Delaware. Philadelphia is known for its role in the Revolutionary War and is home to several culturally significant historical sites. The Liberty Bell at Independence Hall is a must-visit while you're there. The city is also known for its incredible museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Franklin Institute. The beautiful Old City neighborhood is home to excellent restaurants.Nearby Wilmington boasts the beautiful Brandywine Park, sprawling along the banks of Brandywine Creek. The nearby Nemours Estate is another popular attraction for history lovers, with beautiful French-style architecture. The Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo are also big attractions in the area.


Whether you’re on or off the grid, you have options when it comes to powering your RV. Here are the pros and cons for each.
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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.