Here at Camp Lejeune, there are beach accommodations for those with on-base access. Last weekend, my friend Chris and her family came down from Virginia, giving me the chance to scope out the scene of Onslow Beach.
Onslow Beach offers picnic areas, "seashell" beachside covered pavilions, pet friendly beach area, and fishing piers. There's also a mini-mart, but it closes early so be sure to keep that in mind if you're planning a visit!
Outside of Lodge
Outside of Osprey
There are multiple types of lodging options -- you can check out their website for all of them, but while I was there I was only able to see the inside of a "Lodge" and an "Osprey."
Housekeeping was in this unit, which is why it's not all put together.
The lodge is small... lets just put that right on the table. The sleeping accommodations are one bedroom, a loft, and a sofa couch. There is also one bathroom and a small kitchen. It's really all you need for a quick beach trip with you and your significant other. Plus, it's cheap ($70/night)!
The website says it has room for 6, which is technically true, however I think it would really only fit 2 adults and 2-3 kids. You cannot stand up in the loft so it's best suited for children and the whole space is so small that I don't think you'd want to have a bunch of adults staying there. Unless, of course, you're really only there to drink on the beach all day and pass out at night. Ha!
The Osprey is 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a washer and dryer. It's big and would be comfortable for 6 adults, easily. The space is pretty straight forward! They run $120/night.
Overall, I think Onslow Beach is a great option if you live here and have family coming into town to visit, you're a military family looking for an affordable vacay, or you're in the area and looking to spend the day at the beach!
I'm looking forward to spending some time here over the next few years and letting Maylee run her little heart out on the beach!