Camping

Keep cool and set up camp by the ocean

Western Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches and we've got you covered with the latest beachside camping inspo.

  • By Kayla Kargas
  • 2nd December, 2022

Big Lagoon Campground – Francois Peron National Park

Big Lagoon Campground overlooks a stunning turquoise lagoon that you can explore by canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing. Campsites here are only accessible by four-wheel drive or a boat and are non-bookable.

At this campground, you'll find sheltered decking and barbecue facilities along with views of Francois Peron National Park -  what a great way to experience beachside camping. 

Big Lagoon Campground operates on a first come, first serve basis and is not available to book online. We can't guarantee there will be a campsite available, but when you arrive if there is a campsite available for you, you can occupy it. Fees are paid upon arrival in cash.  

Fess are:

  • $11 adult per night 
  • $7 concession card holder per night
  • $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years)

* there is an additional entry fee to enter the national park.   

Lucky Bay Campground – Cape Le Grand National Park 

Lucky Bay is located within Cape Le Grand National Park and is famous for its crystal blue waters, soft white sand and the visiting kangaroos. There are lots of activities to take part in such as diving, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, and bushwalking - not to mention lazing on the beach and enjoying a barbeque. 

Campsites at Lucky Bay Campground are suitable for tents and swags, campervans, rooftop tents, caravans and camper trailers and can be accessed by two-wheel drive.

When camping here, it is important to keep in mind that although the kangaroos seem approachable and friendly, they are still a wild animal. It is recommended to keep your distance and refrain from feeding the wildlife.

Online bookings are essential, you can book a campsite here. This is a very popular campground and fills quickly during peak times. 

Fees are:

  • $15 adult per night 
  • $9 concession card holder per night
  • $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years).

* there is an additional entry fee to enter the park.

Boat Harbour Campground – Cape Range National Park 

Located within Cape Range National Park, Boat Harbour Campground sits along the shores of Ningaloo Marine Park. Even though Boat Harbour campground is small, it has a lot to offer. You’ll be able to enjoy activities such as diving, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Small boats can be launched from the beach.

It is important to note that this campground is only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles.

Bookings can be made here, and fees are:

  • $11 adult per night
  • $7 concession card holder per night
  • $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years).

*there is an additional entry fee to enter the park.

Conto Campground – Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park 

Conto Campground is not quite as close to the ocean as the other campgrounds mentioned, but you can still hear the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore from your sleeping bag.

Conto is located in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and is one of the larger campgrounds near the ocean. Some campsites are located under the shade of the peppermint trees, fitting for camping in tents, larger caravans and camper trailers.

Other than enjoying the very popular beach, at Conto you can also go bushwalking and enjoy the surrounding views of the south-west coast. Wineries, caves and the Boranup Forest are just a short drive away.

Bookings have to be made online to guarantee a spot at this busy location, and fees are:

  • $15 adult per night
  • $9 concession card holder per night
  • $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years)

Mesa Campground – Cape Range National Park 

Mesa Campground can be found in Cape Range National Park and borders the beautiful Ningaloo Marine Park. You may be lucky enough to see migrating whales or dolphins swimming by.

The campground has a number of hard surface campsites and Campground Hosts usually manage the camp from April to the end of November.

Some water based activities you can do while camping here include canoeing and kayaking, snorkelling, swimming and fishing.

Booking your stay at Mesa campground must be done online, fees are:

  • $11 adult per night
  • $7 concession card holder per night
  • $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years)

*there is an additional entry fee to enter the park.

Are you already planning your upcoming camping trip by the ocean? Don’t forget to tag us @exploreparkswa in your snaps on social media, or use the hashtag #exploreparkswa.

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