Five awesome caravan and camping spots near NSW beaches

28 January 2016

Have you ever wanted to drive along the coast, pitch a tent somewhere or fall asleep to the sound of gently lapping waves? These prime camping locations let you watch the sun rising over the ocean every morning—all you need to do is wake up and roll over.

Merimbula Beach NRMA Holiday Park, Merimbula

Merimbula Beach NRMA Holiday Park, Merimbula

Merimbula Beach NRMA Holiday Park, Merimbula

Perched atop the cliffs overlooking Short Point Beach, an impressive 90% of all accommodation at Merimbula Beach NRMA Holiday Park enjoys stunning views of the ocean. Campers and caravanners can choose between powered and unpowered sites, then relax and enjoy swimming in the heated pool, or playing table tennis and billiards while the kids run wild in the playground.

Dunleith Tourist Park, The Entrance

Pelican feeding at The Entrance, Central Coast

Pelicans, The Entrance

Dunleith Tourist Park is hard to beat in terms of location. The park is bounded by lakes, beaches and lagoons at The Entrance on the Central Coast. The area is famous for its fantastic prawning and fishing opportunities, as well as daily pelican feeding and other tourist attractions. Dunleith Tourist Park also has a bbq area, a games room, and a boat ramp which leads out onto Tuggerah Lake.

First Sun Holiday Park, Byron Bay


First Sun Holiday Park, Byron Bay

At First Sun Holiday Park, everything people love about Byron Bay can be found within walking distance. First Sun Holiday Park offers views towards Byron Lighthouse, Mount Warning, and the world-famous surf spot, ‘The Wreck’. Caravan sites can be either powered or unpowered, and the shady camping area makes staying comfortable a breeze.

Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park, Byron Bay

A couple enjoying sunrise at the Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse, Byron Bay

Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse

If you prefer Byron Bay’s incredible scenery to its shops, pubs and clubs, Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park might be for you. Located a ten-minute drive from Byron’s centre, Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park is known for its mellow atmosphere and a beachfront location hidden from many of Byron’s tourists. The park has direct access to the shoreline without a single road to cross and, at the southern end of the Byron Bay area, also backs onto world heritage national parks and charming hinterland villages.

Norah Head Holiday Park, Norah Head

Norah Head Holiday Park, Norah Head

Norah Head Holiday Park, Norah Head

With spacious and powered campsites, caravans, and seven types of cabins to choose from, camping at Norah Head Holiday Park has never been easier. Visit the historic Norah Head Lighthouse, go for a swim in the clear waters of nearby Soldier’s Point beaches or cast a fishing line and kick back at Lakes Beach. The park also boasts a resort-style swimming pool and foxtel in all their cabins, but if you’re after something more low-key there are also bbq areas for picnics and grassy playgrounds to relax in.

  • best offroad

    Awesome places. Are there any camp site there? I think it is more appropriate to have camp to feel the essence of the place.

  • html16

    Is camping at the beach is permitted there?It will be more fun and exciting if that is ok.

  • Athens by Car

    Amazing landscapes and beaches. Just perfect places for family vacations.