Country boy from Ohio transplanted to the Jersey Shore. Married in 2017 to a woman who loves to travel. We just need more time to do it!
I have some knowledge of computers and a little about small networks, my office network seems to need a lot of tweeking. Sort of a Jack of All Trades kind of guy.
We are dog lovers that currently have no dogs. Our three dogs have gone to doggie heaven over the last year or two. We want to travel and know that the responsibilities of owning a dog will create a conflict right now... but we miss our dogs!!
Although I've been hosting for a few years, we haven't used the BW site to be a guest. Gonna use it this year! (2021)
Barnegat is a quaint old town on the mainland of the Jersey Shore about 30 miles north of Atlantic City. It offers a lot of the small town charm with antique shopping, fishing, crabbing and boating. Beautiul beaches of Long Beach Island are a short drive away, as are the boardwalks of Seaside Heights and its summer excitement. The casinos of Atlantic City are about 45 minutes away, and you can be in Philadelphia or New York in and hour and a half. It's a home town that offers a great life.
22 foot Jayco travel trailer towed by Ford F-150 pickup.
This has got to be the best hidden gem, diamond in the rough type spot we have stayed yet on BW. Right in the thick of it in Jersey, with 5 min access to the bay and a small public beach, 30 mintue access to the Jersey shore, and about 1.5hrs to a subway stop you can use to get into NYC without driving in. So cool. Best of all, the amenities are top notch, the parking lot is quiet even during business hours and surrounded by trees so you feel secluded, and last but not least the hosts are very generous and helpful. Thanks again and if we are ever back through I will be excited to have a chance to stay again.
Great spot, quiet parking lot off a fairly busy road. My little dog loved the grassy area where she could walk and pretend to chase rabbits; there's water and power; it's not too far to Long Beach Island; and the host could not have been more helpful, with detailed communication and checkins. Thank you - I love the beach and the area and would love to stay again.
Nice location, friendly host, we really enjoyed our stay! Thank you!
We needed a place to stay overnight that accommodated short notice, and our host was so helpful, even providing a PDF of frequently asked questions.
We had a nice spot in the in the dental office parking lot while the office was closed! The bush line separates the street from the parking lot which I think made all the difference! Host was not there but left specific details and thats was a great help! He also was nice enough to give us a txt on locations around the area we may want to check out!!
The host was away on vacation, so didn't get to meet. Communication was excellent, with lots of local info provided. The site was very nice, with trees surrounding the area making it feel almost secluded. Great place to explore the shore.
We had a perfect stay here at Bayside Boondocking. The site was well lit and very safe. We will definitely be back. Thank you very much.
Very quite and relaxing camping. Host is very thorough making sure you get to the destination and can contact him if there are any questions or issues. Area is well lit and plenty of room to maneuver trailer.
Office parking lot with nice trees and landscape. Coffee shop short walk away. Close to beach and service station. Great host. Recommend it to all and hope to return one day.
After my stay was approved, my host sent a 2 page document to provide the info I would need for a nice stay! What a setup! There is a nice sized space with electric hook up and a picnic table.
I am currently doing a bike ride along the East Coast and it was such a blessing to be able to find this spot- especially during the July 4th weekend!
Thank you to my hosts for their hospitality!
Perfect stop with all the conveniences you would want/need. Quick response and thorough instructions. Thank you!
This will always be my go to location as long as Gordon keeps approving my requests. It’s quiet and safe and there are food options close by. I will continue to explore the local options as I keep coming back. Gordon was very nice came out to greet me even though he was working.
We had a great experience in a quiet, well lit, parking lot. The kids had plenty of room to ride their bikes and skateboards without having to worry about getting hit by cars. Our host was gracious enough to allow us an extra day to our stay. We would totally stay again if we were in the area.
Quick responses, clear instructions and nice location made our Father's Day weekend very pleasant!
We also had the chance to interact with another family staying there as well..
5 🌟s to our host.
Out stay was very pleasant, our host was gracious enough to pause his work and welcome us, request his staff to clear the parking spaces so that we could comfortably maneuver our rig.
Great communication, great hospitality. It baffles me that host took effort to setup electrical connections for the visitors and expects nothing in return.
Thanks for hosting us!
We had a nice start. Very quiet. There were alot of trees around you didn't know you were in a parking lot. Would stay again.
Didn't get to meet the host but instructions were great. Very level parking lot surrounded by noise buffering trees. Easy drive to long Beach Island and Seaside Heights. There is a municipal marina nearby if you need to park somewhere pleasant if the lot is too busy to take large rigs when you arrive.
Extremely, beautiful, peaceful and enjoyable site. Easy accessibility and the host was very helpful. Highly recommended and valuable member of the Boondocking community.
Look forward to staying again!
This was a great spot! Way better than I expected honestly! As stated is a small private dental office lot but feels very homey and secluded as there are large mature trees surrounding the lot! Plus hook ups and water fill makes it awesome
This was our first stay with Boondockers Welcome and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The host communicated great info so we knew exactly what to expect and we felt very safe during our overnight stay. Great location for visiting the nearby beaches, would definitely recommend!
Doc and I had a very enjoyable time on the host property. We were able to go to the beach and had a very relaxing stay. We appreciate you having us stay on your property thank you again.
Communication and instructions from our hosts were excellent. We knew what to expect and felt safe during our stay. We did not use the provided power, water, or wifi, but we appreciate the care they took to provide it. We look forward to the next visit when we return to explore the area again.
Host had excellent communication and very welcoming. He was out of town while I stayed but was very responsive by text and encouraged me to reach out for any reason. This was my first stay with Boondockers Welcome and had an excellent experience.
Always a pleasure to stay as the Hosts are the most friendly people and also this location is only miles from the beach and may sights to see.
I would highly recommend to stay...
Buck2th78 was an excellent host! We’re very new to the RV world and this was our first time boondocking. Communication with Buck2th78 was great and the site was perfect for us. We very much enjoyed exploring the area - especially being able to bring our dog with us! Thank you!
Quite a nice spot to spend the night. Nice level lot with power. Great area to walk the dogs. Thank you so much for letting us stay.
We really enjoyed our stay here. G was easy to communicate with and met us there with a helpful printout of local places and general info. We had water and electric and a grassy area all to ourselves. Would definitely recommend!
Doesn't get much better! A nice little property with 15 amp plug in, picnic table, and grassy area. Very friendly host! Thanks again
Thank you Bayside Boondocker for making sure that my first BW experience lived up to all my expectations. Knowing in advance that you could not be present at the time of my arrival, you provided me with information and a list of detailed directions. Later, when I met you in person, it was great to have an experienced BW host available to answer questions. You also gave me help troubleshooting my electrical system on this, my shakedown trip. It was a little chilly (50F) so I did not take advantage of your picnic table for dinner. At sunset I did take a walk to the nearby Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.
Thanks again for helping make my first BW experience fantastic! Jim
Host responded immediately after sending request. Just picked up our RV from a nearby dealer and needed a spot close by to stay. 👍👍👍
This place is perfect. Great host, awesome location. Paved surface, grass, trees, let pedestal. Peaceful.
I purchased an RV from a local dealership and needed a place to park it while I closed out my apartment and loaded up the RV to go full time. This was perfect with great lighting and plenty of space. And the host was very gracious!
We liked out stay so much we stayed for 2 more nights. Buck2th78 was an awesome host. We were close to great beaches and food and all the things we love. Our dogs had a nice grassy place to go, the place was quiet outside of a little road noise.
I highly recommend this spot. Very happy campers.
I unfortunately didn’t get to meet my host but I will definitely look to stay here again. Was in the area visiting family for the first time in a long time so didn’t get to do all the exploring of the area as much as I would have liked. My son and I did get to check out the bike path across the road and it’s a great plus to the location.
We were not sure what to expect, but I didn’t expect how welcoming and accommodating this host was. The grass was freshly cut, there was plenty of light and the area was clean and easily accessible. The driveway was level and the host even provided an electrical outlet for our use. We shared the area with very friendly and gracious couple. We ended the evening with singing and Ukulele playing. I can’t say enough good things about this host or this experience.
Although we have been a Boondockers Welcome host for over a year, this was our first opportunity to be a Boondockers Welcome guest. Buck2th78 was a very gracious host and made sure we had everything we needed: a nice level spot to park, elecricity, access to water, and even a picnic table. Couldn't have been happier! We rode our e-bikes around the beach and town areas, had lunch at a great little Italian restaurant, and rode the beautiful bike trail that is just across the street. It was such a nice little get away for us. Thank you!
Very quiet and secluded! The host had an informative piece of paper to tell us things to do in the area. Very close to Seaside Heights and lots of other activities. Would love to stay again.
We had a very nice stay at buck2th78's property. The location is fantastic. We stayed 2 nights and were cut short by rain.The host is very organized and accommodating. It's easy to see why they have so many positive responsives
I will stay again here. Really loved it. Nice place to park there was electric nice Grassy area. My dog even loved it. Great Host. Thank you
This location is one of our best Boondocking spots. Always felt welcome and a very safe location with great hosts.
I had a great time here. We went to the beach and ate dinner at his outdoor table and bench. It was great. When my car broke down he accommodated us until it was fixed. Nothing but good things to say about our stay.
We had a really nice time.Gordon met us upon arrival and gave us an information sheet on the area which was really nice. We got food from a local restaurant and had a great lunch. We will definitely want to come back!
Thank you for a quiet, restful overnight stay. Host was quick to respond and offered water, power and wifi. Very clear instructions. Host thought of everything. Too bad the weather didn’t cooperate but it is February on the East coast! 😄 Our heartfelt thanks! Hope to be able to accommodate you if ever you are in our neck of the woods!
Even if our host was working, he took the Time to meet us.
Convenient, comfortable stay. After a long, stressful travel day, this was an oasis. We arrived after dark (unplanned) and found this boondock easily. Nicely lit lot. Hosts were welcoming and helpful.
We had a great 2 night stay here. Quiet and convenient to the Barnegat Lighthouse and State Park. Our host gave us a list of things to do in the area. There was a picnic table set up but the weather was a little chilly and rainy for us to use it.
If you are in the area we recommend staying here.
The location is wonderful. they haven't set up real nice for visitors. They are extremely friendly, accommodating and generous. Couldn't have asked for a nicer stay. The space they provide is exceptional. Parking on a nice hard level surface adjacent to a beautiful grassy area. They even provide a picnic table and a 110 outlet if interested. I will definitely be back here next year if they will have me.
Wonderful place! Easy access from main road. Nice parking lot with space to maneuver. There is a picnic table on a grass lot, surrounded by woods and even has 15 amp electric service. Pet friendly. Bike trail across the street.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Very nice to have a bit of lawn, power and picnic table to call home for the night. We got weathered out, but this host location is ideal for exploring Jersey Shores.
I feel terrible!! I thought I had already entered this reference!!!
This was one of the most enjoyable places to stay! I thought is might feel like parking at Walmart or something because it's a business -- boy was I wrong. It was a really lovely location!! Once you get situated at the bottom portion of the parking lot, you are facing a grassy area with woods on the other side. They provided a picnic table too!! Our hosts buck2th78 and his lovely wife both came down and met us and chatted a bit. We were given lots of good ideas of things to do and places to visit. Our host noticed we had bikes on our truck and suggested a bike path close by - which we took advantage of.
We have a large (40') fifth wheel and didn't have any trouble getting in, however when we left, we needed to do a "10 point turn" to get out, so if you have a large RV, you might want to leave early in the morning before staff cars arrive, or on a day they aren't open, so you have some moving room. But, don't let this discourage you, it was very do-able - we're pretty new to fifth wheeling with such a large rig and we did fine.
Thank you so much buck2th78, we are so happy we stayed here and will again when up east visiting our family!! (sorry for the delayed review)
This was my first time utilizing a host for lodging with 'Boondockers Welcome'.
I couldn't have picked a better first time experience. The site was well set up, clean, with a picnic table facing the wood, so it gives a sense of privacy. Power and water available. This is a single building sized business, right off hwy, easy to find and park. Excellent lighting for late arrivals. The upstairs of the building is an apartment (so even though your private there is someone nearby which is kind of reassuring for me anyway I'm a single senior driving my RV independently with a dog for company). It gave me an extra sense of safety. I liked it so much he graciously granted me an extra night stay.
The host checked up on me, by text, the day I got in to make sure everything was all right and he quickly answered any questions I had. What a gem!
I had a nice drive over to the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island, which is about 10 minutes away and that's a free state park. Also across the highway behind the American Legion is the Barnegat bike trail an excellent railroad grade turned into a public access trail a total of 7 miles (I believe).
Wonderful hosts and location! At 40’ and a toad we don’t fit in many BW locations but this one was a perfect fit for our stop in Barnegat, NJ. Our hosts were very friendly and provided excellent communication on the location and the area. Thank you so much for a wonderful location and stay!
Fell in love with this small Jersey town of Barnegat. Others have accurately described this great location. Drive to LBI and park at Harvey Cedars (big water tower)- turn left after you cross the bridge onto LBI. Beautiful bayfront park with free parking and restrooms. Then bike the 5 miles North to Barnegat Light and have lunch at the Inlet Deli.
(Found out as I was getting ready to leave that the Barnegat Trail (Biking) is just across the road from the site.
In this often mean, cruel world, it is inspiring (to say the least) when someone opens up their place of business to strangers and rolls out the welcome mat.
We stayed one night and appreciated the wonderful accommodations and easy access to the Long Beach Island beaches. We loved biking on the Barnegat Branch Rail Trail located across the street from this host. We bike to Sweet Genny’s for a delicious lunch. This host provides a wonderful 15 amp hookup and water to fill your tank. The space is flat and so easy to find. The host communicated with us on a very timely basis and in a very warm manner. The host specified that in lieu of a gift for our stay he would prefer that we make a donation to a charity. So, we will donate to our local animal rescue center. This was only our second stay with a BoondockersWelcome.com host. We continue to be so grateful for the hosts’ generosity.
This guy has a great spot, with electric and water on site. Wifi works good. Trash dumpster on site. He's very organized.
Thank you to Bayside Boondocking for a most excellent stay! We spent two nights here; after a long, grueling drive, arriving here to find plenty of space for our rig and Jeep a well lot parking area, grassy yard for our dog, a picnic table and 15amp service was amazing. Our thoughtful and generous hosts left a note for us with very detailed instructions and information on local spots! They requested we donate to our favorite charity which is another example of their generous spirits. We spent the day at the Jersey shore exploring the 18 mile strip of Long Beach Island and all the little communities there. All very close by! We look forward to returning! :)
The lot is shortly off the main road, surrounded by trees. We had the open, grassy area and picnic table to ourselves, and the lot was well lit at night. Our host greeted us cheerfully, provided info on local amenities, and left us to get set up. Echoing another reviewer, we loved his idea to donate to a charity in lieu of leaving a gift for the host.
Just a short stop but the owner went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed!
as before had a great time and super wonderful host, wonderful location, 2nd time there...
Lifelong owner/ residents. VERY helpful and kind.
GREAT people and location to southern Jersey.
Gordon and Gail were delightful hosts. We were very impressed with the fact that Gordon expressly said that he did not want us to give them any gifts or money for the electricity, but preferred that we make a donation to a charity of our choice. Such a kind gesture! And, of course, we did!
The site is in the large parking lot of his dental office with several streetlights to make it safe. There is a picnic table, the spot is surrounded by grass and woods, and they provide a 15 amp line. That was sufficient to keep our refrigerator running, interior lights on, and fans moving the air. When we needed more power, we used the generator, which was fine with them. There is also water available, if necessary.
It was on North Main Street and there was some daytime traffic noise, but there was minimal noise after dark and what little there was did not bother us at all.
We highly recommend this Boondockers Welcome location. Our only regret is that we didn't have the opportunity to spend more time with our hosts!
The location was central to all we wanted to explore. Our host G talked with us a couple of times and told us about the area. Much more than just a parking lot...surrounded by trees that muffled street noise, nice grassy area and picnic table. We enjoyed staying here....thank you so much G!!
Clean, green and private.
Appreciated in this July heat. We will be back for sure!
A big thank you to Buck2th78! We had a great stay! Loved the location. It’s very secluded and Private. It was near convenient shops and close to beaches. We visited Long Beach Island and fell in love. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again!
Big thanks for allowing us to stay here. It was very open which my dog and kids liked. On top of that they even had a table to eat on the side for us. When it rained they helped us find a place to cookout as well. Very nice host.
Awesome location, even more awesome host! We are so grateful for his kindness and accommodations! The parking lot has a nice grassy area with a picnic table for relaxin'.
We ate at nearby Naples pizzeria, delicious! We also visited Long Beach island not too far; it was beautiful and worth the visit.
Thank you so much to our amazing host!
Parking lot with lot of privacy. Even an outside camptable is set ready. The host is quiet nice.
Restaurants and grocery are nearby. Walking distance. So perfect spot for some nights.!
This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome. The host was great. Clear instructions and very accommodating.
From our initial contact, their swift agreement to let me stay and meetings on-site - every aspect of the host's hospitality and friendliness was great. The site has plenty of room to maneuver and is enclosed with trees that add a sense of privacy in a somewhat busy shore town. There is a picnic table along with 15 amp hookup that truly make this a special campground boondocking spot. I would highly recommend Bayside Boondocking as the best-of-the-best in the Boondocks Welcome family.
Gordon has a beautiful spot for camping it's very secluded and peaceful, all the amenities are there for us do use. You can wonder all over the Jersey Shore and still come back to a relaxing and peaceful spot to rest. Our host Gordon is a very considerate host who welcomed us as soon as he heard our arrival and gave us helpful tips on everything we needed even his WiFi password. Thank you for being there for our families and we hope to be there for you.
We had a great stay. We couldn't ask for better Hosts, at their the location we had electric (20 amp), water to fill up your fresh water tank, park next to grassy area with picnic table too. Also within 30 minutes from the Jersey beaches and various shops within walking distance. Hope to return
Terry & Vicki
I stayed at this beautiful & convenient location for 3 nights.
It was very nice, Gordon took a short break when I 1st arrivedto guide me on
where to park on the grounds & I did use their convenient 120vac electric.
From here I enjoyed a very nice chicken Marsala at the nearby Lefty's restaurant.
Also, at the next traffic light heading North, the laundry mat &
the next door bagel shop we're both excellent.
And I drove to nearby Long Beach Island & Atlantic City.
On Sunday, I completed my stay here w another breakfast bagel &
then attendance at the nearby, friendly Grace Chapel.
I would definitely want to stop at "Bayside Docking" again.
We couldn’t have been more grateful for the hospitality and kindness we received. Our trip but we absolutely hope to make our way back here again!
buck2th78 is an amazing host and very gracious. He called me on the morning of arrival to confirm and also give some arrival instructions then stopped by later with his wife and we had a great short visit. His place is perfect for a visit to the area. Easy in and out, lots of great stuff around the area since you are in an actual city and having a pavement "site", water and 15amp hookup makes it even better. We are super grateful to have gotten to stay here and will be back when we are through next time. Thanks again!
We had a great stay at Gordon’s place. He gave us information about that area which was very helpful. The location is quiet and conveniently located.
Our stay was Absolutely delightful! They were so accommodating! We had a lovely visit and an excellent time! They welcomed us warmly!
Thanks for the stay, everything was as mentioned and even better.
We recommend this place. Gordon is very friendly and helpful.
This place is awesome! The host is a very nice man, had a full sheet of paper with recommendations and such on it. The lot you park in is blacktop, but you are right next to a big grassy area surrounded by trees. Plenty of room to let our dog play. The town is small, quiet and has some neat shops. Don't pass up this opportunity because you are afraid of a parking lot!
I had a great experience. Gordon was very informative and even has a sheet filled with info to help with your stay and the surrounding area. The parking lot was great, lots of space and picnic table on a grass area. Would definitely recommend this place! Thanks Gordon!
That was our first experience with boondocker and that was great!
-Large parking and easy access
-All the amenties was disponible and fonctional
Thank you so mutch!
This is the perfect little seaside town location. Close to the ocean, a laundromat, shops, restaurants, but small town enough that it is quiet and relaxing. The parking lot is surrounded by trees and feels cozy and secure. buck2th78 has a helpful info sheet he has prepared. He is a gracious host, who is familiar with Rving and is willing to answer questions about the area. We have been on the road a while and this was an easy stop- close to amenities like a movie theater on a rainy night, but still felt like a stay in the woods.
Such generous hosts! Gordon and Gail have a wonderful place that offers a huge parking lot surrounded by forest on all sides. A rain storm tore thru on one night of my stay, my coach didn't budge as the trees act to shield and protect from the wind. The birds feed next to the picnic table in the morning and the deer prance thru sporadically. The site even had electric hookup and water. It was a great place to charge my rv batteries as well as my own human one. With so much to do nearby it's the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate. Restaurants, gas station and laundromat down the street. I even spent an evening playing bingo at the American Legion across the street, i won eighteen bucks! I can't thank my hosts Gordon and Gail enough. Thank you. See you on the road!
Gordon was very accommodating and met me when I arrived. The place is well lit at night. As others have stated, the lot is next to Main road but trees blocked the view. The spot was level with 15amp provided. Thanks Gordon!
Great spot. Easy to get in and out. Surprisingly quite at night. We wished we had the time to stay longer. Unfortunately we did not have a chance to say thank you in person.
One of the best Boondockers Welcome spots we've stayed at. "buck2th78" was very helpful as he provided written instructions for all of the amenities he provides: electricity, picnic table, wifi, large parking lot and local info.
I was glad he came out the next morning so I could thank him for everything.
This is an ideal spot to boondock. It has a large paved parking lot that has street lights, 15 amp electric and even a picnic table. It's close to the road but feels secluded and private because of the woods surrounding it. There is a good sized grassy area as well. We stayed two nights here and really enjoyed it. The area has a small town feel to it but is not far from the ocean. Communication with the host was easy and prompt. We would love to stay here again when in the area.