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Pebbly Beach campground - Yuraygir National Park

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Alerts for Yuraygir National Park: closed areas, upcoming closed areas

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Updated: 23/04/2015 11:18 AM

“Forget fancy hotel rooms – here you get oceanfront accommodation sheltered by picturesque headlands. I can’t think of anything more relaxing.”

Pebbly Beach campground sits by a small bay north of Station Creek Beach. Getting to this remote campground is as much an adventure as staying there – you’ll need to drive along the beach and cross a saltwater estuary at low tide.

Once you’re there, the fun really begins. Settle into a spacious campsite, just metres from the she-oak lined shore, then start exploring. You’ll find great walking tracks in the area, and the nearby headlands are excellent for whale watching.

True to its name, the beach features ‘pebbly’, gravel-like sand and is a fantastic place for swimming and fishing. What are you waiting for?

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Getting there

Getting there:

On entering Yuraygir National Park follow signs to Pebbly Beach Camping Area. Access to the campground includes a combination of unsealed road, dune track, beach and Saltwater Creek crossing and is suitable for only high clearance 4WDs and only at low tide.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Pebbly Beach campground

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Number of campsites:

60

Types of camping:

Caravan site, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle, Don't mind a short walk to tent

Facilities:

  • Non-flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • Bookings are not available; the campground operates on a first in-first served basis so it’s a good idea to arrive early in the day, particularly during summer
  • This campground is not suitable for large caravans but is suitable for small caravans and trailers if towed by high clearance 4WDs
  • Water is not available at this campground so you'll need to bring your own supply for drinking and cooking
  • Free firewood is available at the Station Creek turnoff
  • This remote campground can be tricky to get to – please come well prepared and ensure your vehicle is ready for sand driving and water crossing
  • Be sure to note the signs advising you to cross Station Creek only at low tide
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at the beach – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Fees:

Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day. Purchase at any NPWS office, from the Camp Contractor in the camground or buy an Annual Pass on the NPWS website.

Camping fees: $10 per adult per night. $5 per child per night. Child rates apply for children aged 5-15 years only. Children under 5 years are free of charge. Please note that during NSW & QLD school holidays and long weekends a minimum camping fee of $20 per site per night applies.

Contacts:

Grafton, Phone: 02 6641 1500

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Yuraygir National Park

closed areas

Removal of Angourie Back Beach staircase
The staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. You cannot access Yuragyir coastal walk from the beach. All walkers should go via the walking track from Mara Creek picnic area.
Locations affected: Angourie walking track, Yuraygir coastal walk, Angourie to Brooms Head
Yellow Cutting Road closed due to bridge wash out
Visitors are advised that Yellow Cutting Road between Bald Knob Road and McPhillip's Road is closed due to a bridge wash-out. Access to Station Creek campground and Pebbly Beach campground is available through McPhillip's or Barcoongere Roads only. Penalties apply for non-compliance . For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Station Creek campground, Pebbly Beach campground - Yuraygir National Park

upcoming closed areas

Closed areas: Temporary closures for aerial bitou spray (Thursday 30 April to Saturday 2 May)NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is advising of temporary closures of areas of beaches only within Yuraygir National Park and Yuraygir Coastal Walk on 30 April and 1 May 2015, due to the aerial spraying of Bitou Bush at the following locations:
• North and south of Brooms Head
• South Sandon Beach hind dunes
Spraying and temporary closures are dependent upon weather conditions and this closure may be extended. Any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
NPWS staff will be present during spraying operations. Sandon south beach, Sandon campground and Sandon village access will remain open at all times during the operation. All areas will reopen after completion.
Attending staff in these areas will advise park visitors in these areas prior to commencement and will re-open access to remote beach areas within 1-2 hours of commencement.
All Yuraygir NP campgrounds will remain open during the operation.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Grafton office on (02) 66411500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.
Locations affected: Angourie walking track, Illaroo campground, Sandon River campground, Lake Arragan and Red Cliff campgrounds, Shelley Head campground, Angourie Bay picnic area, Yuraygir coastal walk, Angourie to Brooms Head, Brooms Head to Illaroo, Illaroo to Wooli walking track

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Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir National Park. Photo; Rob Cleary