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Shelly Beach campground

Myall Lakes National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    Shelly Beach campground is in the Myall Lake precinct of Myall Lakes National Park. The campground can only be accessed by boat or foot. To get there:

    Boat access:

    Walking/cycle access:

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads


    Parking is available at Violet Hill campground, Hearts Point picnic area, off Seal Rocks Road and at Boomeri campground.

    Best times to visit

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


    A good time to visit when the weather is a little cooler and the park is less busy.


    Magnificent wildflower displays as they bloom across the heathlands.


    Look for dolphins swimming among the waves.


    Head to Sugarloaf Point to watch for whales on their annual migration.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    19°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    10°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Water is not available at this campground.


    There are toilets that you can reach via a ramp, but to get to them you'll need to cross over grass and sand.

    • Non-flush toilets

    Barbecue facilities

    • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

    Step-free access

    The campground is step-free and mostly flat, but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over grass mixed with sand to get to your camp site and the toilets.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Boating safety

    If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, read these paddling and boating safety tips.

    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 Plus 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.


    Disability access level - easy

    • The campground is mostly flat and there is step-free access but there are no pathways.
    • You'll need to cross over grass and sand to reach your campsite and the amenities block.
    • There's an accessible toilet that you can reach via a ramp.
    • The campground is boat-access, walk-in or cycle-in only. If you're walking in, Shelly Beach trail is a flat gravel trail that is accessible for specialised all-terrain wheelchairs.



    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.

    Shelly Beach campground

    Park info

    • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
    • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Park entry fees:

      $8 per vehicle per day.

      The park has coin/card operated pay machines at Mungo Brush campground. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

      Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

      Buy annual pass