Australia has over 10,000 beaches – you could visit a new beach every day for nearly 30 years!
That’s a lot of exploring to do, waves to catch, and sunshine to enjoy. What better way to enjoy Australia’s stunning beaches than pulling up at a campsite by the beach and camping for the night? You can fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing, enjoy a new sunset over the horizon, and wake up with a different coastal view every day!
Australia is blessed with some of the world’s best beaches, and we’re also lucky to have amazing campsites that are set up right next to these beaches.
Here are the 5 best beach campgrounds in Australia:
The south coast of NSW will be a highlight of any east coast road trip. The stunning region is a camper’s dream, with rolling hills, lush national parks, incredible beaches and an abundance of wildlife.
Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park is a must-visit for all those reasons. Tucked behind the forest along the coast line, this is a fantastic spot to get away from the crowds and meet resident kangaroos. Facilities include showers, toilets, and BBQ and sites start at $24/night.
If you’re hiring a campervan in Melbourne, there’s no doubt you plan to travel along the Great Ocean Road. The road takes you from the city and winds along rugged coastal cliffs, and through wildlife abundant national parks.
Johanna Beach Campground, located between Lavers Hill and Apollo Bay, is one of Australia’s best beachfront campgrounds, and is the perfect spot to stop for the night. Tucked behind the sand dunes you’ll find this epic ground which is a perfect hub for nearby surfing beaches.
There are over 50 sites found here facilitated with toilets and costing around $30/night.
During a road trip in north Queensland, visiting the Daintree Rainforest just 135km north of Cairns is a must-do. This stunning ancient rainforest is the oldest in the world and is also home to fauna and flora that can be found nowhere else in the world. What’s even better is that this stunning rainforest meets the sea, so you can catch some rays after you explore the lush ferny paradise, making it one of Australia’s most unique beachfront campgrounds
Noah Beach Campground allows tents and campervans to camp under the forest canopy, protected from the sea breeze and harsh sun, so it offers the best of ocean beach camping without the challenges of heavy winds and high exposure. Here, you can wake to the sound of the ocean, with the beach being just 50 meters from the campsites.
This is a low-cost campground with few facilities, you will find camping tables and flushing toilets here. Campsites start at $6 per person.
There is so much to explore and experience on North Stradbroke Island, located just off the coast of Brisbane. The island is easily accessed by ferry and the trip from Brisbane will take you approximately 3 hours. The island offers many great camping locations, perfect for a summer adventure. Some of these campgrounds are only accessible by 4WD, though you can easily access Point Lookout and Amity Point in a regular vehicle.
Amity Point Camping Ground offers spectacular sunsets, and you can spot local dolphins, pelicans and koalas in and around the campground. This is a fully facilitated campground and powered sites start at $45/night.
Hamelin Bay is an absolute must visit on any southwest Australia road trip. Pick your campervan up from Perth and head 300km south, stopping at the incredible white sand bay with crystal clear water. The serene bay is famous for the abundance of stingrays that swim up to the shores to enjoy a feed of fish and will come so close you can touch them.
Hamelin Bay Holiday Park is just a stone’s throw from the incredible beach, making it a perfect destination amidst your snorkelling, surfing and swimming. The holiday park has a good amount of both powered and unpowered campsites, with plenty of facilities including hot showers, kitchen, laundry, and more.
Travellers Autobarn rents fully-equipped campervans from six convenient locations around Australia. Skip pitching a tent and let us take care of packing all your camping gear. With Travellers Autobarn, you can simply pick up your campervan and head off on your self-drive adventure, staying at some of Australia’s best campgrounds. We guarantee it will be the trip of a lifetime!