Beachside Camping and Holiday Parks

NSW is the perfect destination for a beach camping holiday, with spectacular spots all along the coast from Eden in the south to Tweed Heads in the north. So grab your tent, pack up the car and head to the coast to fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean.

Hundreds of sandy beaches hug the curves of the NSW coast, which stretches for more than 2,000km. Make the most of your time by the water and stay in beachside accommodation that includes powered and unpowered caravan and campsites, cabins and self-contained villas.

Children fishing at their campsite at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park

North Coast

Take a road trip along the Legendary Pacific Coast Drive on the North Coast, where you will discover an abundance of beautiful beaches, bays and national parks. Urbanites can also enjoy a beachfront escape near cities such as NewcastlePort StephensCoffs Harbour and the charming towns of Ballina and Byron Bay.

Pitch a tent by the beach at Horseshoe Bay Holiday Park in South West Rocks. From here you can dive one of the best cave dives in the world, at Fish Rock Cave, a key site for grey nurse sharks.  Discover fascinating colonial heritage when you take a guided tour of the Trial Bay Goal and Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

Couple relaxing at Gillards Campground inside Mimosa Rocks National Park, Tanja

Central Coast

On Sydney’s northern doorstep is the Central Coast, perfect for a short break or weekend escape. Enjoy blissful beachside camping at Toowoon Bay Holiday Park and resort-style amenities at NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort near to the main attraction: white sandy beaches and turquoise seas.

South Coast

The South Coast of NSW has a laidback feel. Take the Grand Pacific Drive through Australia’s oldest national park and enjoy beach holiday parks in ShellharbourKiama and Gerringong. You will find more campsites, caravan parks and cabins around Jervis Bay where it’s a luxury to be by the world’s whitest sands.

Further south, you'll find plenty of beachside places to stay. Try Big 4 South Durras Holiday Park, where you can get up close to native wildlife such as kangaroos and spot migrating humpback whales.