Our Top Beach Camping Recommendations

Our Top Beach Camping Recommendations

Australia's coastline boasts an array of breathtaking beachside camping spots that beckon adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. From the rugged cliffs of Western Australia to the sun-kissed shores of Queensland, each spot offers a unique blend of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. In this guide, we'll share our handpicked favourites, each with its own charm and allure. Whether you're seeking secluded serenity or vibrant beachside communities, these beach camping spots promise an unforgettable coastal experience.


Swimcart Beach, Binalong Bay Tasmania

Nestled along the mesmerising Bay of Fires, Swimcart Beach in Binalong Bay, Tasmania, offers a beach camping experience that dreams are made of. Imagine waking up to the soothing sound of waves, stepping out of your tent, and finding yourself right on the sands of this picturesque coastline.

With the charming town of St Helens just a short 15-minute drive away, stocking up on supplies or savouring a freshly brewed cup of coffee is effortlessly convenient. What sets Swimcart Beach apart is the provision of toilets, a welcomed amenity for any camper. Moreover, this slice of paradise is not only free but also allows pets to join you on a maximum 4 week stay. Keep in mind, though, that this campsite embraces an off-grid ethos, meaning there is no power or water sources.


Perlubie Beach, Streaky Bay Eyre Peninsula SA

The Perlubie Beach camping area extends for 600m along the beach and is the perfect family-friendly location for the off-grid prepared camper. If you're planning a stay here, it's wise to set up camp on higher ground to account for the tides that occasionally grace the coastline. With shallow waters extending far out, it's a haven for little ones and those seeking leisurely floats. When you're ready to retreat from the sun, take refuge under the welcoming beach shelters. This hidden camping gem, a mere 20-minute drive from Streaky Bay, offers easy access to the town's renowned fresh oysters.  

While Perlubie Beach embraces an off-grid ethos with no power or water hookups, rest assured that essential amenities like toilets are available. Campers are now required to book a site prior to arriving with a fee of $20 a night and a maximum stay of 5 nights. 


Black Rocks, Bundjalung National Park NSW

Nestled just beyond the sandy dunes of the picturesque 10 Mile Beach and alongside the serene Jerusalem Creek on the NSW North Coast, lies the enchanting Black Rocks campground. With its spacious, grassy sites, there's ample room for campers to find their own peaceful corner of this natural haven. This beach camping spot is operated by the NSW National Park, and is thoughtfully equipped with essential amenities, including toilets, BBQs, shelters, picnic tables, and campfire pits, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Despite these facilities you will need to bring with you a water and power source and firewood.

To secure your spot in this coastal oasis, booking and payment for both your campsite and park entry fees is essential and can be conveniently online.


Notch Point, QLD

At Notch Point campgrounds, you have your pick of a number of free picturesque camping spots, whether it's nestled by the serene creek mouth or atop the hill, offering a breathtaking view of the beachside. At this beach camping location your choice may be swayed by the winds, but what sets Notch Point apart is its welcoming policy towards campfires and four-legged companions. It's worth noting that amenities are rustic here, with no facilities on-site. For essentials and services, including a dump point and supermarket, a short trip to Sarina is in order. This camp spot is great for fishing and the spectacular shows of migrating whales. Another thing to note is the road into Notch Point is best accessed by a 4WD.


Teewah Beach, QLD

Double Island Point and Teewah Beach are a short trip from the popular destination of Noosa. This slice of paradise is convenient to get to. To arrive, take a quick 5-minute ferry, which departs every 10 minutes and costs no more than $20, cash only, with a caravan. Beach camping enthusiasts can find a number of options at Teewah Beach for only $26 per night. Book online before you go and choose between a variety of shady, grassy, top-of-dune, and behind-dune campsites. Like many other beach camping options, this one has no power, facilities, or phone reception. There are a number of things to do in the area, including enjoying the amazing beaches, great surf, and 4WDing on the sand. Don't forget to get a beach permit if you decide to go 4WDing. Given its well-deserved popularity, consider planning your visit for quieter weekdays to avoid the bustling weekend crowds.


Cape Leveque, WA

Located on the Northern Tip of the Dampier Peninsula 240km north of Broome, there is a small and remote camping location in Lombadina which welcomes bush camping from $50 per site per night. Also, enjoy facilities such as a bakery, arts and craft centres with traditionally carved pearl shells. At Cape Leveque you will also find a Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm with campsites at $45 per night offering boat tours and the use of their restaurant and pool.

Like many national parks the Shire of Broome kindly asks you to take all your rubbish, waste and toilet paper with you once you leave. It is also important to book ahead to avoid any disappointment and remember that there is no free camping.


Curtis Island, QLD

For those seeking an off-grid coastal retreat, Turtle Street emerges as an idyllic beachfront campground. Unfortunately, caravans won't find their way here, but for tent and 4WD enthusiasts, this spot is an absolute gem. It's also an excellent launch and retrieval point for boats. Bookings camping permits, and fees apply and are essential to secure one of the 8 camp sites. Other things to mention are there are no facilities and mobile coverage can be unreliable.

If you're towing a caravan, Joey Lees camping area is a great option. Both spots embrace the rugged charm of off-grid camping. Plan your visit right, and you might be treated to the awe-inspiring spectacle of turtle nesting and hatching. The prime months for this span from October to March, with Turtle Beach serving as the prime vantage point for this remarkable event. Again this location on Curtis Island also requires booking and camping fees and you will need to also look into ferry fees as both these locations are only aceesible by private boat or ferry service. 


Of course, there are hundreds of spectacular beach camping spots around Australia and I am sure a lot of you lucky travellers have come across these. These are just a few of our customers favourites! Let us know your thoughts on these locations and if you have any other recommendations, please let us know in the comments below.

DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.

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