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Beach campground

Clyde River National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Beach campground.

Getting there and parking

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    Beach campground is in the Chinamans Point precinct of Clyde River National Park. The campground can only be accessed by boat. To get there:

    • Launch your watercraft from the boat ramp beside the bridge at either Batemans Bay or Nelligen
    • Travel approximately 6km upstream of Batemans Bay or 9km downstream of Nelligen
    • The campground is located downstream of Big Island on the eastern river bank.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available at Batemans Bay and Nelligen.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Clyde River National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    Take in magnificent sunset views from Holmes lookout after a day of exploring.


    Get away from the holiday crowds and enjoy peaceful camping, swimming and kayaking on mighty Clyde River.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    14°C and 24°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    6°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    • Water is not available at this campground
    • Firewood is not provided and is sparse.
    • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.
    • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
    • Boat hire, camping supplies, grocery stores and medical supplies and services are available at Batemans Bay.


    • Non-flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Camping safety

    Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Paddling safety

    To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.



    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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