We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pirate Cove Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 100 Park Moabi Rd, Needles, CA 92363-9701
Phone Number:
+1 760-326-9000

This secluded California oasis is located at the Moabi Regional Park, on...

This secluded California oasis is located at the Moabi Regional Park, on the banks of the Colorado River, just 11 miles southeast of Needles on I-40, California. Nestled among the palm trees and surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches, this first-class family destination offers it’s guests luxurious accommodations all situated along Historic Route 66. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway or an afternoon refuge from your travels, Pirate Cove offers an oasis that brings you back to a simpler life where you can eat, drink, play, and unwind the pirates way. Pirate Cove offers everything one looks for in a destination vacation or afternoon getaway. For those looking for more adventure, bring your offroad toys out and discover over 3600 miles of offroad trails. Or, set sail on our Boat Tour and explore Topock Gorge and Havasu Wildlife Refuge where you'll find an abundance of wildlife, lava pinnacles and ancient petroglyphs on the gorge walls. Or you can choose to do nothing at all! Just sit back and relax... shaded by thatch palapas along the white sandy beaches of the Colorado River. We are always adding more features and amenities so be sure to check back often.Our Amenities:• On Historic Route 66• Yacht tours and charter• Off-road trails• Easy freeway access• National award-winning restaurant• Pirate-themed beach bar• Seven-lane boat launch ramp• 250 boat slip marina with 24/7 gas dock• Boat rentals and sightseeing tours• Fishing facilities • General store and gift shop• Security-gated dry storage facilities• Free resort shuttle service• Full hook-up RV campsites• Wi-fi available• Children’s waterpark and playground• Scenic nature trails• BBQ and picnic areas Pirate Cove is truly a place in time. If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the place. Pirate Cove invites you to experience this spectacular beachside resort like no other on the Colorado River.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 116 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 46
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
  • 8
  • 11
Great oasis in the desert

We visited during the day. Lunch was nice at a resort price. Cocktails were a little overpriced. Nice atmosphere all around,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crestline, California
Add Photo Write a Review

116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 103: English reviews
Crestline, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during the day. Lunch was nice at a resort price. Cocktails were a little overpriced. Nice atmosphere all around,

Thank mslaker
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Level Contributor
62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Been to this place many times and the food is good but the service has not been. Maybe they have a new system or maybe it was just luck but had great service from Sara. She took our order and another gentlemen delivered the food. Best service we've ever had. Wings were great and the drinks were cold!

Thank VTY_IpseDixit
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Perfect** Sit on the sand with a drink in your hand. The kids can run and play without being right by their side. It's a nice and clean place. Everyone is very friendly too.

Thank upfront806
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The bar and club were hot spots. Party, Party PARTY. Food was good, drinks cold and it's clear everyone wanted to be there! Camp sites were mostly clean of debris but they could use MORE bathroom facilities. The port-o-pots were in bad condition, filthy and full and no paper, and reeked due to the heat and obvious lack of servicing.... More 

Thank Leslie R
Moses Lake, Washington
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We booked a water front RV site on the peninsula at Pirate Cove. Our site was right on the Colorado River and had a beautiful view of the river. Our beach area was soft sand and the nearest campers were about 75 yards away. We planned on a 3 day stay and ended up staying a week. The resort facilities... More 

Thank TNT98837
Whitehall, Montana
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We wanted to take our house guests out for a special lunch so we left Lake Havasu City in our boat and headed upstream. We had boated by the Pirate Cove Resort previously but never stopped there to eat. We thought we were going to find a nice, real, RESTAURANT, but instead it was like high-priced fast food served to... More 

Thank Kathie B
Arlington, Washington
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We just left the Pirates Cove Resort in Needles, CA today. Although we stayed a week, I was ready to leave after two days. The RV park is called Moabi Regional Park basically sharing a driveway with Pirates Cove. To the right is Pirates Cove with a store, bar & grill and beach area. That's also where the rental units... More 

1 Thank Dtak48
Littleton, Colorado
Level Contributor
44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

You can drive in or boat in the place is great either way. They have very nice single "cabins" that are just excellent. Calling them cabins is really not correct as they only look like that from the outside. Inside they are quaint two story little apartments with cooking facilities and full kitchen. They have large screen TV and an... More 

Thank tfoster55
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Pirates cove is a great place put in the middle of nothing. It had cabins for rent. It also has rv camping and tent camping. It has a store and a restaurant. We got an rv spot right on the river. You can 4 wheel there also. I took my kayak and can put it in down by the beach... More 

Thank ocean2468
Laughlin, Nevada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I paid $269 for a week at what I thought was a nice RV park. Evidently the nice area is for cabin rentals . RV park is about 2 miles away out on a peninsula. Soft Sandy sites small areas hard to get in if the other sites are empty. No internet, no cable, no communication with the office or... More 

2 Thank rcox587163

Travellers who viewed Pirate Cove Resort also viewed

Needles, California Desert
Needles, California Desert
Needles, California Desert

Been to Pirate Cove Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pirate Cove Resort and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Huntington Beach, California
9 months ago
over a year ago
Arlington, Washington
3 months ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Pirate Cove Resort staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?