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Top coastal campgrounds

Planning a holiday? Pitch your tent or park your caravan at one of these popular beachside campgrounds in NSW national parks. Wake up with the waves at Little Beach campground on the Central Coast, or camp by the sweeping coastline of Crowdy Bay National Park near Port Macquarie. Further south, you’ll find camping spots a short walk from the beaches of Murramarang National Park, near Batemans Bay. Spend your lazy days fishing, swimming, walking, and whale watching from May to November.

Tents in Frazer campground, Munmorah State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Find your next coastal camping getaway

Aerial view of Woody Head campground and adjoining beach, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Woody Head campground

Woody Head campground is one of the best places for a weekend getaway camping by the beach. Bring your caravan, camper trailer or tent and don’t forget your fishing rod.

Price
Mid-range. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
94
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/bundjalung-national-park">Bundjalung National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in North Coast
Tents in Freemans campground, Munmorah State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

Freemans campground

Pitch your tent in unspoilt bushland near to Birdie Beach. It’s a popular campground, with walking, fishing, whale watching and surfing opportunities nearby.

Price
Mid-range. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
39
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/munmorah-state-conservation-area">Munmorah State Conservation Area</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/sydney-and-surrounds">Sydney and surrounds</a>, <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/north-coast">North Coast</a> in Sydney and surrounds, North Coast
Campers at Bittangabee campground, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: J Spencer/OEH

Bittangabee campground

Enjoy bush camping by the beach at Bittangabee campground on the far south coast. Go fishing, swimming, snorkelling or look out for superb lyrebirds nearby.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
30
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/green-cape-area"> Green Cape area</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/parks/ben-boyd-national-park">Ben Boyd National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in South Coast
Pebbly Beach campground, Murramarang National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Pebbly Beach campground - Murramarang National Park

Pack your camping gear for a weekend of adventure at Murramarang National Park on the NSW south coast. Pebbly Beach campground is only a short walk from the beach.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
23
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/murramarang-national-park">Murramarang National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in South Coast
A couple walk to their tent at Depot Beach campground, Murramarang National Park. Photo: Melissa Findley/OEH.

Depot Beach campground

Depot Beach campground in Murramarang National Park is right by the beach and perfect for a family camping holiday. Spend your days swimming, snorkelling, and fishing.

Price
Mid-range. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
59
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/murramarang-national-park">Murramarang National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in South Coast
A couple outside their tent at Pretty Beach campground, Murramarang National Park. Photo: Melissa Findley/OEH.

Pretty Beach campground - Murramarang National Park

Pretty Beach campground, near Durras Mountain and within Murramarang National Park, offers tent camping and cabins by the beach where visitors can enjoy coastal walks, swimming and fishing.

Price
Free park entry.
Sites
60
Suitable for
Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site
Where
<a href="/visit-a-park/parks/murramarang-national-park">Murramarang National Park</a> in <a href="/visit-a-park/regions/south-coast">South Coast</a> in South Coast