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Top coastal campgrounds

Planning a holiday? Pitch your tent or park your caravan at one of these popular beachside campgrounds in NSW national parks. Wake up with the waves at Little Beach campground on the Central Coast, or camp by the sweeping coastline of Crowdy Bay National Park near Port Macquarie. Further south, you’ll find camping spots a short walk from the beaches of Murramarang National Park, near Batemans Bay. Spend your lazy days fishing, swimming, walking, and whale watching from May to November.

Tents in Frazer campground, Munmorah State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Find your next coastal camping getaway

Beachside camping at Trial Bay Gaol campground, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin/OEH

Trial Bay Gaol campground

Trial Bay Gaol campground is right by the beach and perfect for a family camping holiday. Bring your caravan, motorhome or tent for a weekend of swimming, fishing and fun.

Price
Budget. Free park entry.
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park. Photo: Matthew Cramer

Diamond Head campground

The beachside campground at Diamond Head is one of the most popular places to stay in Crowdy Bay National Park. It includes caravan sites as well as picnic amenities.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
75
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Crowdy Bay National Park in North Coast
Park bench under the shade of a tree, Woody Head campground, Bundjalung National Park. Photo:Rob Cleary Copyright:Rob Cleary

Woody Head campground

Woody Head campground is one of the best places for a weekend getaway camping by the beach. Bring your caravan, camper trailer or tent and don’t forget your fishing rod.

Price
Mid-range. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
94
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Bundjalung National Park in North Coast
Depot Beach campground, Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

Depot Beach campground

Depot Beach campground in Murramarang National Park is right by the beach and perfect for a family camping holiday. Spend your days swimming, snorkelling, and fishing.

Price
Mid-range. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
59
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Murramarang National Park in South Coast
Picnic table overlooking the water. Photo: Rob Cleary