"Drive in, pop up a tent and head for the sand. This is simply one of the best beachside camping locations on the east coast."
With its excellent camping and picnic facilities, the beachside campground at Diamond Head is one of the most popular places to stay in Crowdy Bay National Park. It includes campsites for caravans, camper trailers and by-your-car camping.
Once you’ve ogled the ocean and the blackened pillars of Split Rock from the beach, there is lots more to explore. Take your choice from several hiking tracks, including the 4.8km Diamond Head loop walk via Indian Head with its panoramic views of coast, mountains and forest, or the shorter Mermaid Lookout track. And don't forget to pick up your wildflowers identification brochure, bird and fauna lists from the nearby park office before you head out.
There is 4WD access to the beach from Diamond Head, however you’ll need to organise a permit from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council before setting out.
You’ll find gas barbecues, picnic shelters and outdoor showers right on the beach.