For surfers traveling Australia, there is little in the way of disappointment. Some of the best waves in the world for both beginners and the experienced, perhaps the best weather in the world and it’s all on offer whilst embarking on the world’s most popular adventure. So pack up your gear and strap your boards tightly to your roof rack – Here are the Best Surf Beaches in Australia with Campsites.
Camping in Australia has long been the most popular choice of accommodation for backpackers on a road trip. For those easily swayed by the swell; check out the best surf beaches with campsites.
Surf Beaches with Campsites in WA
Beach – Conto Springs
Conto Springs is in the surrounding area of Margaret River. The sets here are an exposed reef break and has a particular popularity as it is a spot which works all year round. The best swell direction is from the southwest which pushes through a firm left-hand reef break. It can get crowded here but stay patient as Conto Springs is surfable on any tide.
Campsite – Conto Campgrounds
A resting abode that is comfortably situated within a well shaded Peppermint Woodland – Conto Campgrounds is perfecting for the minimalists looking to surf Conto Springs. Just a small walk from the swell and with all of the luxuries one could wish for in a campsite, the campgrounds, and the beach are complemented by one another – an absolute must!
Address: Conto Rd, Boranup WA 6286, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9757 7422
Beach – Broome Cable Beach
Broome’s Cable Beach is a fantastic spot for beginners, but this does not mean that the more experienced can’t have a blast here also. This spot works best in the cyclone seasons and offers both left and right breaks. As the beach is exposed, conditions need to be particularly decent. The best wave direction is from the northwest and as it is such a large beach you will have plenty of room to yourself.
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Broom has a large pick of campsites and all of which are comfortably close to Cable Beach.
Address: 91 Walcott St, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9192 1366
Tarangau Caravan Park
Address: 16 Millington Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9193 5084
Broome Caravan Park
Address: 14 Wattle Dr, Roebuck WA 6725, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9192 1776
Cable Beach Caravan Park
Address: 8 Millington Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9192 2066
Beach – Guilderton River Mouth
This spot is almost sworn to secrecy. Backpackers are hardly ever found here, not until at least the rise of farm work around the surrounding areas. But for those who know it, know this place needs to be visited. The break is a beach break and usually produces fun and playful close-outs. It is worth taking caution, however, as they can pack a serious punch. The real beauty though is when the river mouth breaks. The water rushing out into the sea can cause some serious novelty left and right breaks. For the days the swell isn’t working, Guilderton is just an incredibly humble spot to kick back and enjoy other activities such as fishing, sand during and obviously – endless BBQ’s.
Campsite – Guilderton Caravan Park
It’s hard to believe that this place even exists! Placed directly over the beach the views are simply astonishing. Mostly this place is unrecognized because of popular tourism advertisement but for those that do know it, they always return which keeps the campsite busy and full with summer vibes!
Address: 2 Dewar St, Guilderton WA 6041, Australia
Phone: +61 8 9577 1021
Surf Beaches with Campsites on East Coast Australia
Beach – Caves Beach
Caves Beach is in Newcastle, New South Wales. It is an exposed beach and point break. It is a reliable surf spot which produces both left and rights. It can get crowded and slightly competitive here so regardless of your ability, try to stay cautious of others to keep things safe. Surfable on any tide; this place is an absolute gem!
Campsite – Caves Beach Camping Ground
Caves Beach Camping Ground is another one of those spots which are “see it believe it”. Smack bang in the thick of Booderee National Park, this place is the absolute best of land and sea. Nature walks, surfing and with BBQ’s in preparation, it’s hard to find a reason not to be headed here.
Address: Caves Beach Rd, Jervis Bay NSW 2540, Australia
Phone: +61 451 047 263
Beach – Byron Bay
There are no 2 ways about it, whether you are surfing or not, if you are on the East Coast of Australia, you’ll soon enough find your way to Byron. This is actually a fantastic place for both beginners and experienced surfers. There are plenty of surf schools in Byron Bay so if you are a beginner be sure to check out the best surf camps in Byron Bay. Byron surf is reliant on summer cyclones and winter souths. On smaller days you can find both left and right breaks and on the larger days, you will mostly find shore breaking closeouts (sometimes equally as fun).
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Byron Bay has a number of great campsites to choose from and as this town is rather small, all the campsites are a safe bet as far as distance is concerned.
First Sun Holiday Park
Address: Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6685 6544
Byron Holiday Park
Address: 5/37 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6685 6751
Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park
Address: 143 Alcorn St, Suffolk Park NSW 2481, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6685 3353
Beach – 1770 (Agnes Water)
Agnes Water is a small town on the coast of Queensland. Perhaps the last well-known surf spot this far north of Brisbane and it is absolutely stunning. A place where the rainforest meets the sea. The swell is most usually small and safe making it perfect for beginners. But those with experience can also have a blast on a longboard or a sturdy foamy. The waves are great fun, breaking both left and right and the scenery really makes this break quite the novelty.
There is a great selection of campsites and caravan parks here. All of which is practically a stone’s throw away from the ocean.
Agnes Water Beach Holidays
Address: Jeffery Ct, Agnes Water QLD 4677, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4974 7279
Address: Agnes Water QLD 4677, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4902 1515
Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary and Campground
Address: 15 Fitzroy Cres, Agnes Water QLD 4677, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4974 7783
1770 Camping Grounds and Beachcombers Cafe
Address: 641 Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy QLD 4677, Australia
Phone: +61 7 4974 9286
Surf Beaches with Campsites in South Australia
Beach – Cactus Beach
Thi is a fantastic break for those less familiar to the area. The nature of this break is very harmless with a very calm entry to dropping in. Locals will most usually choose other spots which are actually what makes Cactus Beach so epic. Unless it is absolutely pumping you will have it to yourself and its left hands are still just as good as you are going to get from anywhere.
Campsite – Cactus Beach
Cactus Beach is a free camping location which is well cared for by thoughtful campers who honor a code to maintain a level of cleanliness and respect for the environment. Well and truly off the beaten track, camping at Cactus Beach will have to be taken, somewhat, seriously as there is a high level of solitude. With that being said, the location, scenery and the surf make this camp spot absolutely incredible!
Beach – Kangaroo Island – Vivonne Bay
Kangaroo Island, Vivonne Bay is an incredibly well sheltered beach-sandbar break which brings inconsistent sets all year round, most notably in winter. The ideal swell direction is from the Southwest and the wind, from the Northwest. You can catch both left and right breaks here and it is rarely ever crowded. Equally, grabbing a few waves here is also a perfect chance to jump on to Kangaroo Island Tours; not a bad vacation!
Campsite – Vivonne Bay Campground
This camp spot is a very short walk away from the beautiful beach of Vivonne Bay. This is an incredible location where you can take nature walks, fish and of course, catch a few green walls. What makes this place so unique is the fact you will already be on an Island (Kangaroo Island) and are separated from the mainland. This gives an additional novelty to the scenery.
Address: Vivonne Bay SA 5223, Australia
With all the surf spots detailed above it is important to consider your own safety. Riptides, rocks, and sharks should all be taken into consideration. Although unlikely to cause you any danger, it is safer to stay mindful of any hazards.
There is nothing like road tripping or traveling around Australia, add that with the unquenchable need to surf then you will absolutely need this guide to the best surf beaches in Australia with campsites.
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