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. Best of all, you can stay in beachside accommodation that includes powered and unpowered caravan and campsites, cabins and self-contained villas.

Hundreds of sandy beaches hug the curves of the NSW coast, which stretches for more than 2,000km. Whether you want to travel to the South CoastNorth Coast or Central Coast, you’ll have great water views at holiday parks by beaches, lakes and estuaries. Below is your guide to coastal holiday parks in NSW.

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

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 where there's plenty to do nearby. You’ll discover fascinating colonial heritage when you take a guided tour of the Trial Bay Goal and Smoky Cape Lighthouse. One of the best cave dives in the world is at Fish Rock Cave, a key site for grey nurse sharks.

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

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. For more holiday ideas, explore the Batemans Bay region and Sapphire 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.

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