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Putty Beach campground

“Putty Beach is really great for families. Kids will love paddling in the water or having a go at fishing. Then you can cook what you catch on the camp barbecue and enjoy having dinner by the sea.”

Accommodating 20 sites, Putty Beach campground is the largest of Bouddi National Park’s camping areas. Located near Killcare, this Central Coast campground is easily accessed from Gosford and Sydney.

The campground sits just steps from the Putty Beach sand and offers good facilities in a natural setting.

When camping at Putty Beach, you can wake with the birds and start your day with a swim in the Tasman Sea. Fancy a bushwalk through the eucalypts? The spectacular Bouddi coastal walk begins at the beach’s eastern end and will take you to Gerrin Point lookout. Check out the interesting rock platforms in the area, enjoy a spot of fishing or a barbecue, and stop to say hello to the area’s resident brush turkeys.

Take a virtual tour of Putty Beach campground on Google Street View.


Getting there

Getting there:

Putty Beach campground is located in the Putty Beach precinct of Bouddi National Park.

To get there:

  • Turn into Wards Hill Road at Empire Bay
  • Turn right into The Scenic Road at Killcare Heights
  • Turn left into Putty Beach Road and follow to the campground

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD (no long vehicle access) - All weather


Parking is available at the campground 5–100m from campsites.

Important info

Number of campsites:


Types of camping:

Don't mind a short walk to tent


  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Cold showers
  • Flush toilets

You should know:

  • This is a popular campground. Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Sites are marked and unpowered
  • The sites may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation
  • The campground is unsuitable for camper trailers, campervans and caravans.
  • Woodfires and gathering firewood are not permitted, including on the beach area. 
  • Mobile phone coverage is reasonable depending on carrier
  • Check-in time 12 midday, check-out time 12 midday.
  • You can access town water at the campsite, but it's a good idea to bring your own drinking water as well.
  • NSW National Parks are now no smoking areas
  • Pets are not permitted
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Wheelchair access:


This area is fully wheelchair-accessible, with a wheelchair-accessible toilet and campsites.


Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day. Please note vehicle entrance fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase at the local office or buy an annual pass online.

Camping fees: All campsite and sites fee: $28 per night (2-person inclusive), $14 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $7 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).

Book online now:

Use a secure payment gateway to book now.

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) to make a booking.

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.


Central Coast, Phone: 02 4320 4200 (general enquiries)

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A person fishing on the beach and sunrise. Photo: John Yurasek