Samurai Beach campground
Tomaree National Park
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.
|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||Free. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
NSW national parks around Port Stephens have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.
The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Nelson Bay office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 4984 8200
- Level 1, 12B Teramby Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- in Tomaree National Park in the North Coast region
Tomaree National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.