Victoria's rugged coastline is dotted with sandy beaches and coastal parks, many of which form the perfect spot to pitch a tent. During the summer months, these camping meccas are in high demand and require advanced booking.
This camping area offers shady campsites set among tall Banksias right on the shore of Waratah Bay. The adjacent beach is unpatrolled and not recommended for swimming. The area is popular for fishing and rock pooling.
This campground is located in coastal woodland between the river and the ocean near Point Hicks. This is a popular spot for families to relax on hot days.
This campground is situated within the Great Otway National Park just a short stroll from the beach which is accessible via walking tracks. Picturesque views are obtainable only meters from this campsite looking out over the beach and surrounding landscapes.
Nestled between coastal sand dunes, a lush, grassy hinterland and a prime surf beach, the dog-on-lead friendly Johanna Beach Campground has everything you need for an unforgettable seaside camping experience. Take in the salty ocean vistas, go surfing, fishing or hike a section of the Great Ocean Walk.
Banksia Bluff Campground offers campsites set amidst the coastal landscape within Cape Conran. Camp with your dog, or enjoy a campfire, on select campsites. With walking tracks to the beach, enjoy nearby East Cape, West Cape and Yeerung areas.
Binn Beach is a good spot for surf fishing. The campground has easy access to the beach via a sandy track over the dunes.
Tidal River is also the main camping location in Wilsons Promontory National Park, offering 484 camping and caravan sites (including 20 powered) situated near the beach and river.
Stockyard Camp is a small grassy campground set in native bushland near the park entrance, 30km from Tidal River. There is no beach access from the campground but Whisky Bay is a short drive away.
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Walk white sandy beaches, swim in cool coastal waters or surf the wild waves of the Southern Ocean.
Take to the waves of Port Phillip and see Victoria's coast from the water or sail inland lakes and rivers by boat or charter.
Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
In quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers, in the pounding surf or in the depths beneath your boat – the waters of Victoria’s parks and reserves offer some prize catches.
Dive to the depths of the ocean floor in marine national parks or explore shipwrecks at the bottom of the bays.
Learn to surf from beaches dotted along the coast or for experienced boarders ride the ultimate wave at ocean back beaches or famous Bells Beach.