Best Beach Camping Spots in WA

Are you looking to go camping in this beautiful part of the world? If so, you have to know where to stay! Most of us have a tent or two and some camping chairs laying in the garage or cupboard waiting for our next camping adventure.

Now, it is time to dust them off, get on out, and get adventurous while you explore the beauty that awaits you in WA. As you know, Western Australia really is a magnificent part of the world. However, you probably don’t know where the best opportunities can be found for hidden little gems.

Get out and explore WA with our great list of spots for the best beach camping in Perth!


Beach Camping Spots Near Perth WA

Belvidere Campground

Belvedere Campground, only 20km north of Bunbury, is a stunning location that offers both river and beach activities! It is based near the famous Leschenault Inlet and is close enough to Perth that you don’t have to spend all day travelling. This beach and inlet offer awesome fishing for different species depending on which season it is.

You can also enjoy 4WDing, kayaking, bushwalking, and so much more! While the campsite is only pretty small, it is very well catered for. You can find BBQs and firewood available between April and November every year! It is a lovely spot to camp with the family if you are wanting access to multiple activities. This beach campground offers plenty of great opportunities for camping in a great camping location.


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Conto Campground

Conto Campground, based near Conto Springs Beach, is a massive campsite that is home to over 100 sites nestled under some stunning peppermint woodlands in Boranup. Only 20 minutes south of Margaret River, this campsite is mostly accessible with 2WDs.

You can find plenty of excellent hiking trails nearby, as well as places to go fishing, surfing, or just relaxing. Put your feet up, relax, and breathe in the stunning ocean air. There is no better way to spend your time while you camp on the beach. This beach is fully accessible via many different vehicles which makes it ideal for those who don’t have 4WD but want to go beach camping near Perth.


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Hamelin Bay

There are so many wonderful things to do in Hamelin Bay! In fact, it has been a popular and enticing tourist destination for decades upon decades now. It really isn’t hard to see why this is the case.

This beach is home to beautiful turquoise waters, long, white sandy beaches, and friendly marine life. It is only 25 minutes south of Margaret River which means that it is super accessible and enticing when it comes to finding the ideal camping spot. You can even enjoy some lovely bird spotting around the freshwater lake right alongside the caravan park.

Don’t forget to mingle with the stingrays. However, be sure that you respect them and their space. This place offers ample opportunities for camping getaways as one of the best spots to beach camp.

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Herron Point Near Perth

Situated just slightly to the south of Mandurah, you can find the great spot known as Herron Point Campground. Located in Birchmont, this awesome spot has a camp kitchen, toilets, barbecues, and so much more for you to enjoy and take advantage of. Herron Point is situated within the Kooljerrenup Nature Reserve with plenty of great fishing and crabbing opportunities.

You will also be able to head out on some great bushwalks while bird spotting. As long as your doggo stays on a lead, you can also bring them with you. Beach camping just got so much better with this beach camping spot in Western Australia.


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Moore River

Situated only 100km north of Perth is one of WA’s best kept most enchanting, and most peaceful secrets. Moore River offers both a sea and a river to play in. You can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, surfing, dushing, sandboarding, bushwalking, 4WDing, and so much more!

You will not believe just how many exciting things you can do here! Guilderton has put an insane emphasis on preserving the wonderful natural assets in the area to ensure that everyone who visits can enjoy their time.

Read our review of Guilderton Caravan Park

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Coogee Beach Perth

If you’d prefer to stay a little closer to home while camping, head on over to Discovery Parks Woodman Point at  Coogee Beach! Being only 10 minutes south of Fremantle and one of the most naturally stunning places in WA, you will most certainly enjoy your time at this destination. Take advantage of and bask in the white, sandy beaches, crystal clear water, swimming, fishing, beach walks, and plenty of space for kids to play.

Better yet, Coogee Beach is just one of the Perth beaches with shark nets to ensure that you are safe in the water.

Read our review of Discovery Parks Woodman Point

Martins Tank

While it isn’t technically a beach, it gives off the exact same vibe! The shores at Martins Tank Lake are simply enchanting. Better yet, this location is only a short trip away from other hidden gems such as Preston Beach, Myalup, Tim’s Thicket, and Lake Clifton.

The campsite is fully decked out with dishwashing sinks, gas BBQs, and food prep areas. If you are camping with a group of friends, you can use the few group camping spaces on-site! There is plenty of room here for the whole crew to join!


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Eighty Mile Beach

Eighty Mile Beach is an absolutely amazing stop-over point based along WA’s northern coast between Port Headland and Broome. You can take advantage of the famous WA sunsets and plenty of great fishing opportunities in between! The awesome campgrounds at Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park offer around 200 sites. Just take your pick from the powered sites. There are also cabins available.


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Gnoorea Point

While only half the mileage but the same amount of fun, Gnoorea Point, also known as 40 Mile Beach, is a remote camping experience that is based only 60-odd kilometres out of Karratha. Bring your fishing gear along to catch yourself some fresh fish for a feed.

You won’t have to deal with the awful wind that is usually common around this part as you will have plenty of protection surrounding you. The amenities here are essentially non-existent, so make sure you come prepared with everything you need to stay here.


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Milligan Island Camping Node

Situated right between Green Head and Leeman, you will find the hidden gem known as Milligan Island Camping Node. Here, you will find 36 different campsites in a lovely, quiet spot out of town and very close to the beautiful beach. As one of WA’s few eco-tourist sites, there is no running power or water here.

However, there are long drop toilets and gas barbeques in the area for all of your needs. The beaches in the area nearby are truly made for adventurers’ enjoyment. You can snorkel on Lipfer Island, go beach fishing, sandboarding, kitesurfing, and even enjoy normal surfing depending on how the ocean is looking.

This location is absolutely epic.


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D’Entrecasteaux National Park

The D’Entrecasteaux National Park is a very narrow strip of land. It runs over 130km between Walpole and Augusta. If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime camping experience, this is truly the place to visit.

Steeped in both indigenous and environmental history, this truly impressive geographical location will make you feel like you have been transported to another world entirely. This location is rugged, raw, and completely pristine. No matter who you are or who you’re travelling with, this is a must-visit destination if you’re searching for new parts of WA to visit.


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Cape Range National Park

Where the vibrant Ningaloo Marine Park meets the natural yet rugged landscape of Northern WA, you will find the gorgeous Cape Range National Park. This location is truly an adventure-seekers ideal playground. You will be able to bask in the glory of the ancient rivers that wind through the gorgeous red rock gorges and head out into the deep blue seas of the Ningaloo Coast.

The possibilities for activities here are absolutely endless. You can go swimming, snorkelling, fishing, bushwalking, surfing, and so much more. You name it, this awesome piece of the world has it.

This campground is located on a really beautiful part of the coastline. If you do truly want to get amongst this area, try visiting Ningaloo Station. It is an experience you will never be able to forget. Here, you will find some of the best places to camp right on the beach.


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Warroora Station

Warroora Station is a super awesome campground that sits you right alongside the brilliant blue waters of the amazing Coral Coast. The unpowered sites as very well-equipped with hot showers, a camp kitchen, toilet amenities, and so much more for you to enjoy. With all that being said, this campground isn’t super accessible for 2WDs, so make sure you bring a suitable car and some drinking water while you’re there.


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Prevelly Western Australia

When you stay at Prevelly, you will be put in the heart of some of the world’s best surf breaks! You will also be sitting amongst plenty of opportunities to explore great areas inland. There are some awesome rock pools nearby that you can explore that sit towards the north of surfer’s point at low tide. You can also hop in a kayak and head up the Margaret River once you have finished surfing at the River Mouth.

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Lucky Bay

Situated roughly 30km south of Kalbarri, you will find the beautiful Lucky Bay. Lucky Bay is a super popular spot for beach campers and people who like to get their adrenaline pumping on their coastal stays. Thanks to the beautiful outer reef just off the beach, you can enjoy plenty of swimming and snorkelling at this spot.

The dunes also do a great job of protecting campers from the wind. Bring your buggy and motorbike to cruise along the dunes!


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Dirk Hartog Island

Shark Bay is full of some pretty amazing coastal vistas with one of them being the amazing Dirk Hartog Island. Dirk Hartog Island is home to nine awesome national park campsites that will fulfil your needs. All you need to do is head east out of the prevailing northwest area winds.

From there, you can enjoy great beach fishing, SUPing, snorkelling, and so much more. You won’t believe how many great things are waiting for you here!


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Francois Peron

Head to Francois Peron to enjoy one of the only places in WA where you can watch the red dunes meet the deep blue sea. Francois Peron National Park sits within the Shark Bay World Heritage area and is the place to be when you’re looking for somewhere to camp. The Big Lagoon also has a lot of great camping areas and is the perfect place to enjoy some of the state’s very best canoeing and kayaking opportunities.

Cape Peron and Skipjack Point Lookout are the very places to check out some unique and simply spectacular views over this beautiful corner of the world. Beach camping in WA has never looked as good as it does here!


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Yallingup WA

Did you know that Yallingup is the home of one of Australia’s most enchanting and picturesque surf breaks? In fact, this lovely piece of the world is renowned for its consistent quality waves. It is one of Western Australia’s most popular and beloved areas in the entirety of the Margaret River Region.

Just off the beach, you can explore the stunning reef which is an awesome spot for snorkelling during the calmer hours of the day. The Yallingup Beach Holiday Park is situated right on the banks of Yallingup Beach. Most of the year, this site is absolutely packed.

It is a beautiful place to visit with your family as there are many things to do in Yallingup. There are plenty of magical spots to pitch a tent here as one of the best camping spots in WA.


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Peaceful Bay

Located roughly halfway between Denmark and Walpole, Peaceful Bay is exactly what its name suggests. It is one of the most calming and gorgeous places to camp in the entire world. The Peaceful Bay Caravan Park offers visitors plenty of car camping opportunities.

It is situated right next to the Walpole-Nornalup National Park and offers amazing 4WD tracks, stunning beaches, bushwalking, and so much more that you can’t even imagine. The Tree Top Walk, The Gap, Rame Head, and Cape Range Walk will keep you more than busy while you visit.

This area is wonderful for beach fishing and catching a few whiting just off the shore. Sometimes, during the annual run between March and April, you may even catch salmon! On-site, you can even find a small caravan park store that stocks lots of essential items such as a café/shop where you can munch down on some delicious fresh fish and chips.


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Denham Caravan Park

Based in Shark Bay, the Denham Caravan Park is around 9 hours from the city. It is one of the best beach camping spots near Shark Bay and really isn’t far from the beach. This caravan park is super spacious and will feel like your home away from home.

We recommend avoiding camping right on the beach as the elements can get a tad furious here. You’re better off finding a spot a little further back to stay out of the wind. Walk out your tent/caravan and soak up the gorgeous views of the Shark Bay coastline.

Have you ever camped at any of the best spots for beach camping listed above? Let us know in the comments below!

About Nikita Hillier

Nikita is a business owner based in the southwest of Western Australia. She owns two businesses, a professional writing business (NHW) and mental health brand (Self-Centred) that she has built from the ground up. Outside of her work life, Nikita enjoys spending time with her animals and studying.

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