SIX BEST AUSTRALIAN FAMILY-FRIENDLY BEACH CAMPGROUNDS
Little Beach Campground, NSW
The small but popular Little Beach campground offers plenty of nature for the whole family to enjoy. With beachfront tent camping options, bushwalks, fishing and surfing, this hidden gem is the perfect place for family adventures to unfold. The campground is ste up for ten campaign, but you don’t need to bring absolutely everything – this site offers barbecues, picnic tables and toilets. It’s such a cute spot, tucked away from the public eye off the beaten path in the Central Coast. If you’re lucky, you might even manage to see humpback whales during the migration season and other amazing sea life year-round.
Address: Little Beach Trail, Bouddi NSW 2251
Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park, NSW
Wake up in a safari tent between the beach and the river at the beautiful Shoalhaven coastal area. This camping and caravan park offers many activities for the kids including pools, playground and even a massive jumping pillow. The park offers different accommodation set ups, with clean and tidy showers, toilets, laundry, and barbeque facilities. And you can even bring your best mate; this campsite is dog friendly with a designated doggie bath to shower off the salt and sand after a swim!
Address: 200 Crooked River Rd, Gerroa NSW 2534
Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park, WA
Heading west, this campsite is a real gem with a variety of options to suit all your family needs. With cabins and chalets available in two- or three-bedroom options, this park is situated on the doorstep of wild and pristine Western Australia beaches. Guests have access to two large camp kitchens a laundry facility, as well as well-maintained barbecues. The park has seating dotted throughout and is perfect for a tranquil family vacation in nature. Be sure to pack your beach essentials (including a great quality beach tent) because this site is only a short stroll to the iconic Ocean beach.
Address: 770 Ocean Beach Rd, Denmark WA 6333
Ingenia Holidays Rivershore, QLD
This campsite has all the amenities you would expect from a holiday park with the luxury atmosphere of a resort. For families with children, there’s a kangaroo jumper, playground, waterslide AND mini golf! What we love the most about this site is that it also offers our favourite new way for camping – glamping. Check into Rivershore’s glamping safari tents which have an ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and a four-poster king bed that will spoil you for normal camping for ever after. This is the ultimate camp site for the whole family including the four-legged members; yes, it’s also pet friendly!
Address: 99 David Low Way, Diddillibah, QLD 4558
Holiday Haven Bendalong, NSW
Haven by name, haven by nature; this magical spot is the ideal location to escape it all. It’s a paradise for any family who love to relax, bushwalk, swim, fish or surf.
The park is home to resident wildlife – native birds, possums, kangaroos, and even stingrays off the local boat ramp. Floating on a paddle board less than a metre above a serenely gliding stingray is a guaranteed once in a lifetime experience!
Nestled amongst tall eucalypts, Holiday Haven Bendalong offers a range of accommodation options for camping, caravanning and cabin holidays, so there’s something for every comfort level. Get back to nature and spend quality time together on a traditional family holiday you’ll never forget.
Address: 1 Waratah Street, Bendalong NSW 2539
Just a short drive from Adelaide, this family friendly camping and caravan park offers loads of different activities to keep your kids busy during your stay. Located at the centre of Victor Harbor, this park offers a wide selection of self-contained units, cabin accommodation as well as spacious campsites. Your kids will never want to leave when they discover the playground, jumping pillow and swimming pool (heated over winter!) – not to mention the mini golf and handy BBQs for easy family dinners. Within a short stroll of the beautiful and clear turquoise water off Granite Island, this campsite is not to be missed when holidaying in South Australia.
Address: 19 Bay Rd, Victor Harbor SA 5211
Written by the team behind OZoola Beachlife, a family-owned Australian beach gear brand, based in Bondi Beach.