We all know that New South Wales is home to some pretty amazing beaches. So, why spend only the afternoon when you can set up camp and enjoy the fresh sea breeze, cool waves and beautiful sunsets over a few days and nights?
Pack your swimmers and your beach inflatables, because we’ve put together a list of some of the best spots for beach camping in NSW down below:
1. Coledale Beach
If you love everything about the beach except the strong, sand-filled winds, then Coledale Beach is definitely worth checking out. Situated between high cliffs and flat rocks, the topography of this place is astounding; plus, it’s generally not too crowded either, so it’s perfect for all you campers who are looking to truly escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.
2. Honeymoon Bay
If you’re looking to set up camp somewhere off the beaten track, then Honeymoon Bay is your calling. Located in Jervis Bay, we’re warning you now that any photos you take are not going to do this place justice. Stunning white sands lead into clear, tranquil waters, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, or paddle boarding. Of course, you have to keep in mind that this place runs on a first come first served basis, so it’s important to get in quick.
3. Woody Head Campground
With 94 campsites to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice at Woody Head Campground, whether you’re heading in with a tent or a caravan. Got friends who aren’t into the camping lifestyle? Well, there’s no excuse for them to stay at home, because there are on-site cabins available for booking as well. With picturesque ocean views, a relaxing atmosphere and all the necessary amenities, what more could you want at this unbeatable location?
4. Diamond Head Campground
Love a good hike? Well, Diamond Head Campground boasts some great hiking trails with wondrous views of the ocean; and you’ll be seriously rewarded for getting up early enough to see the impressive sunrise on your morning stroll. The blackened pillars of Split Rock reach all the way up to the sky and are the perfect place to snap an Instagram pic. And if that’s not enough, there are heaps of beautiful rockpools to explore nearby.
5. The Basin Campground
The Basin is one of Sydney’s most popular beach camping spots, and it’s pretty easy to see why. We’d strongly recommend taking a water taxi, boat or ferry from Palm Beach Wharf, because parking your car at West Head Road is going to be followed by a steep 2.8km walk to the campground- not the most ideal way to start your trip. The crystal-clear water begins shallow and is perfect for children and paddle boarding beginners. With lots of native wildlife roaming the campsite, including wallabies, ducks, goannas and kookaburras, it’s the perfect place for animal lovers too!
6. Trial Bay Gaol Campground
Don’t let the idea of a former prison being nearby turn you off this one- Trial Bay Gaol Campground is the perfect place to visit if you’re new to the wonderous world of beach camping. Chock-full of awesome amenities like a camp kitchen, barbeques, flushing toilets, hot showers and even a café, it’s a great place for first timers and experienced campers alike. Head on down in the summer to catch some waves or come by in winter for the chance to do some incredible whale watching!
7. Mystery Bay Campground
Like to take your pets camping with you? Head down to Mystery Bay Campground, a pet-friendly camping area and one of the few natural camping areas remaining on the South Coast of NSW. Complete with off-leash areas and heaps of opportunities for fishing, snorkelling and surfing, it’s the perfect place to bring the whole family when you want to experience sand and waves on one end and beautiful, spotted gum forests on the other.
Choose Supex Products for All Your Beach Camping Essentials
Heading off beach camping? Grab all your beach camping essentials from Supex Products- one of Australia’s most trusted camping and caravanning equipment suppliers. Offering everything from tents and shelters to bedding, cookware, hardware and maintenance equipment, we can provide everything you need to make your next trip the smoothest and most comfortable one yet.
Don’t forget any of the essentials. Find your nearest Supex retailer, and tick off all the boxes on your checklist today!