21 Feb
Best Beach Camping Spots In Australia
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Best Beach Camping Spots In Australia

All around the world Australia is well known for its beach culture, which is no surprise considering that this amazing country has a coastline that stretches more than 47,000 kilometres, scattered with over 10,000 beaches.

With so many beaches at our fingertips, it’s easy to see why beach camping has long been a favourite pastime not only for Australians but for international visitors as well. What a better way to really soak up the beach atmosphere than pitching your tent or swag within metres of the ocean and listening to the waves roll in as you drift off to sleep at night.

Being home to some of the best beaches in the world, it can be hard to decide where your next beach camping adventure should be. To help make the decision a little easier, here we have shared some of the best beach camping spots in Australia to get you started.

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Fitzroy Island, Queensland

Fitzroy Island is a tropical island located in Tropical Far North Queensland just a short 45-minute fast cat ride from Cairns Marlin Marina. It has a friendly laid back vibe which is why it’s a favourite getaway destination even for the locals.

The Island has a variety of resort accommodation, but if getting back to nature is more your thing, then there is a campground located right next to the beach. Imagine getting out of your tent in the morning, grabbing your mask and snorkel and having instant access to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, straight from the beach.

The Island has a whole range of activities to keep you busy during the day, including sea kayaking tours, glass bottom boat tours, walking trails, the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, stand-up paddle boarding and the giant ocean trampoline.

The campground has approximately 20 tent sites as well as a very modern and stylish shower block, beachfront BBQs and pergola cover for eating areas. Fitzroy Island Resort manages the campgrounds on behalf of the Cairns Regional Council and campfires are not permitted in the campgrounds. Campers need to supply their own camping equipment.

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Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia

Lucky Bay is located in Cape Le Grand National Park, about a 40-minute drive from Esperance in Western Australia. With its pure white sand, clear turquoise water and perfect swimming conditions, it is rated one of the best beach camping spots in Australia.

Surrounded by rocky headlands, Lucky Bay stretches for five kilometres and has a number of excellent bush walks close by that give you the opportunity to take in the wild coastal scenery and many of the nearby islands. You’ll be impressed by the local kangaroos that come to laze about on the sand and may even catch a glimpse of migrating whales.

The campground is situated amongst the coastal scrub right by the beach and has a great range of facilities including solar hot showers, a camp kitchen, toilets, a picnic area and even a beach boat launch. The camping area has 22 camp sites, however bookings are not available, so you simply have to turn up and try your luck.

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Bruny Island, Tasmania

Bruny Island is Tasmania’s premier island destination and can be accessed via a 20-minute ferry crossing from Kettering, a 35-minute drive south of Hobart. The island is about 50km long, which actually appears to be two islands with North and South Bruny joined by a narrow strip of land called ‘The Neck’.

While camping on Bruny Island you’ll be able to explore its breathtaking wilderness from places such as the towering cliffs on South Bruny, that overlook its pristine sandy coastline. Bruny Island’s unique natural environment is also home to an abundant array of diverse wildlife, including fairy penguins, fur seals, wallabies and exotic birds.

There are three main beach campsites on South Bruny: Cloudy Corner, Jetty Beach and The Neck Camping and Day Area. All three sites have non-flushing toilets and no water supply, so it is essential to bring your own water and firewood.

Best Beach Camping Spots In Australia Bruny Island Tasmania

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Johanna Beach, Victoria

Johanna Beach is located in the Otways National Park in Victoria. It is twelve kilometres from the town of Lavers Hill on the Great Ocean Road, and 200 kilometres south west of Melbourne.

It has a raw and untamed beauty and has long been a popular spot for surfing, picnicking and bushwalking. It is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area and a popular stopover spot for walkers doing the Great Ocean Walk, which is a 100km long-distance walk extending east to west between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles near Princetown.

Johanna Beach has two camping options. The drive-in campground is a large, open, grassy area nestled amongst the sand dunes. There are non-flushing toilets, but there is no drinking water available and campfires are not allowed. For those doing the Great Ocean Walk, there is a hike-in camping area set on a ridge with spectacular ocean views. This site has one tank with untreated rainwater and composting toilet facilities.

Best Beach Camping Spots In Australia Johanna Beach Victoria

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The camping spots we have shared with you here are just a handful of the amazing beach camping experiences you’ll find on your adventures through Australia, but they are by far some of the best.

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