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Samurai Beach campground

Tomaree National Park

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Set up camp behind the dunes at beautiful Samurai Beach campground, near Port Stephens. This 4WD-accessible campground and nearby Samurai Beach are both clothing-optional.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 20
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, fuel stove, ice, portable toilet, toilet paper, torch, food supplies, first aid kit, insect repellent, sunscreen
Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • Samurai Beach campground and nearby Samurai Beach are clothing optional. 
  • Clothing is required in other areas, including the dunes and surrounding bushland behind Samurai Beach and on One Mile Beach.
  • The beachfront of Samurai Beach is for day use only.
  • Only camp within the designated camping areas. Do not camp on the beach.
  • Maximum stays of 7 days apply.
  • Access to the campground is via Gan Gan Road and Samurai Beach access trail only; you must have a 4WD vehicle to use the access trail. 
  • Do not drive on the sand dunes, they are fragile habitat.

Leave your cares behind when you camp at this peaceful oceanside spot with ever-changing views of the ocean, dunes and headlands. If you’ve left your cozzie at home, don’t worry because just minutes away is Samurai Beach, a designated nude bathing spot.  

Once you’ve set up your tent or caravan behind the beautiful natural sand dunes, there’s plenty to do. South-east facing Samurai Beach is also a great spot for surfing and popular One Mile Beach, a leisurely 1hr stroll over the sand, is a popular swimming spot.

Getting there is part of the adventure, because you’ll need a 4WD vehicle if you want to drive into Samurai Beach campground. Be sure to enter via Gan Gan Road, and camp only in designated campsites.

Spend your days surfing, fishing or exploring scenic headlands, including the beautiful coastline near Big Rocky Island, about 1.5km away. If you’d like to venture further afield, visit Wreck Beach or try the popular Tomaree Head Summit or Fort Tomaree walks

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • View across dunes to people and a vehicle on Samurai Beach and a distant headland. Photo: Jim Cutler © DPIE

    Samurai Beach

    Samurai Beach is a designated nude-bathing beach near Port Stephens in Tomaree National Park. It’s a beautiful spot for surfing, swimming and 4WDing.


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