Campsites: Camping & Caravans

In Denmark, Walpole and Albany, Western Australia

There are some incredible places to camp along the Rainbow Coast. From the beaches to the forests to the wilderness, you'll find the perfect camping spot for your holidays.

Birts of the South Coast of Western Australia

Here you will find a list of the campsites we're aware of, in Albany, Denmark & Walpole.  We hope this assist your plan to visit to the Rainbow Coast!

We have provided as much information as possible but we recommend contacting the people responsible for each individual campground for current availability, rules and rates.

At the bottom you'll also find a Campground Map and current live Weather from the South Coast. This info is provided only as a guide.

Cosy Corner Campground, Albany Region of Albany, Western Australia

The beautiful south coast of Western Australia offers many opportunities to camp in amazing natural surroundings.


Camping in Denmark, Western Australia

If you've been to Denmark, you'll know how stunningly beautiful the area is. There are several camping locations close to Denmark including:

Parry Beach, Denmark, WA

Parry Beach WA - 30 kms west of Denmark.
Fees apply $15.00 per car (for 1 or 2 people) per night.  
Extras:
Adult $7.50 per person. 

Children school age $3.00 per person

Children under 4 are free  

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This large campsite with separate bays is simply wonderful.

Only a short distance from the beach and under the shade of peppermint trees make this a tranquil location. The road through the campsite is excellent.

There are no shops, the nearest town is Denmark 30km away. You cannot make a booking, you need to turn up to get a place. It is busy during main school holidays.

There is no power or water connection and a height restriction of 2.70 Mts

  • Two flushing toilets
  • Solar hot water male and female shower blocks
  • Solar lighting for night use
  • BBQ and picnic area
  • Bins
  • Laundry
  • Bore water
  • Caretaker on site
  • Unpowered sites only
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Bibbulmun Track runs through part of the park and along the beach.
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Dog friendly

Find out more about Parry Beach.

Parry Beach, Denmark WA

Parry Beach, Denmark

Parry Beach Campground


Camping in Albany, Western Australia

There are many campgrounds within the Albany Region of Western Australia. Though they are all in the Albany City and surrounds, many of them are also close to Denmark like Torbay, Cosy Corner and Shelley Beach at West Cape Howe. These are less then 40km from Denmark Town.


Flood Gates, Torbay Inlet Rd Campground, Torbay

Torbay Inlet offers camping at Flood Gates. 28km west of Albany via the Lower Denmark Road, Perkins Beach Rd, and Torbay Inlet Rd. (4WD recommended)
Free camping.

This is a very small camping area in a peaceful location. Torbay Inlet is surrounded by coastal scrub.

  • Dog friendly
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • 4WD boat launch

Contact the City of Albany on (08) 9841 9333 or DPAW on 08 9842 4500

Find out more about the Torbay Inlet.

Torbay Inlet Camping Torbay Inlet Camping

Shelley Beach, West Cape Howe National Park, Albany

30 km west of Albany via Lower Denmark Rd, turn south on Cosy Corner Rd.  Turn right on Coombes Rd, turn left on Shelley Beach Road and follow the signs.
Fees apply $7.50 per person, per night

Shelley Beach bush is a small natural coastal campsite with limited space for trailers. This area is spectacularly beautiful with a white pristine sandy beach and walking trails all around. The Shelley Beach lookout is a popular launch pad for hang-gliding and para-gliding.

Tel: DPAW on 08 9842 4500

  • 2WD gravel Road access
  • BBQ
  • Toilets
  • Bins
  • Fires
  • No dogs
  • No caravans
  • Hang Gliding
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Bibbulmun Track - walking
  • Hang-gliding
  • Rock Climbing

Find out more about Shelley Beach.

Torbay Inlet Camping Torbay Inlet Camping

Cosy Corner Beach (East), Albany

30 km west of Albany (half way between Albany and Denmark off the Lower Denmark Road. Turn onto Cosy Corner Rd, follow the signs. Free camping.

This secluded camping area next to the beach has 10 sites set around the trees.

There are picnic benches and there is a shady grassed area.

This is a popular campsite during main holidays. Tel: DPAW on 08 9842 4500

  • Maximum stay 3 nights.
  • Sealed Road Access
  • Caravans
  • BBQ
  • Boat launch
  • Beach shower
  • Composting toilets
  • Bins
  • No Fires! Within the Shire of Albany, no fires are permitted on Shire Reserves at ANY TIME.
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bibbulmun Track - walking

Find out more about Cosy Corner.

Cosy Corner Camping, Albany Cosy Corner Camping, Albany

Bettys Beach, Manypeaks

Manypeaks. Free camping

This campsite has two camping areas. Follow the signs. It is also possible to camp on the beach past the rocks that divide the beach and cove area. Durning the professional salmon fishing season from Mid Feb to the end of April campers are not encouraged. Tel: DPAW on 08 9842 4500

  • Toilets
  • Bins
  • No caravans
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
Bettys Beach Campground, Manypeaks, Albany Australia

Norman's Beach, Manypeaks

49 km east of Albany at Manypeaks, reached via the South Coast Hwy, Homestead Rd and Norman's Beach Rd. Free camping. Tel: DPAW on 08 9842 4500

This foreshore camp ground provides a secluded beach setting surrounded by coastal scrub.

  • Bore Hole
  • Caravans
  • Dog friendly
  • Maximum stay 3 nights.
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Walking
Bettys Beach Campground, Manypeaks, Albany Australia

East Bay Road Campground, near Two People's Bay National Park

  • Restricted camping sites
  • No caravans
  • Toilets
  • Caravans
  • Dog friendly

This secluded camping area is 52 km north-east of Albany on Two People Bay. Fish and swim on a beautiful section of coastline or simply relax and take in the magnificent views. On East Bay Rd, the site is off Bettys Beach Rd via Homestead Rd off the South Coast Hwy. The basic facilities suit self-sufficient campers.

Tel: DPAW on 08 9842 4500

Find out more about Two Peoples Bay National Park.

Bettys Beach Campground, Manypeaks, Albany Australia

Waychinicup Inlet Camping Area

  • Fees apply (we are not responsible for price changes, please check with the Rangers: 08 9841 9349)
  • Toilets
  • No caravans
  • No dogs
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Off Cheyne Beach Rd, 60 km east of Albany, Waychinicup Inlet has 9 tent sites, some walk-in only.

The facilities are basic (you need to bring drinking water and a gas/fuel stove) but the coastal location is picturesque.

Tel: DPAW on 08 9842 4500



Camping in Walpole, Western Australia

There are many campgrounds near Walpole and surrounds including some of the most beautiful and remote campsites along the south coast.


Crystal Springs

Situated in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park a little more than ten kilometres west of Walpole at the turning for Mandalay Beach. 500m off the highway

Fees apply $10.00 per night

Marked camp sites.

  • Bush toilet
  • Drinking water
  • BBQ
  • Unpowered
  • Picnic tables

There are two other campgrounds in this area which are accessible only by 4WD: Banksia Beach (4 kms of 4WD only), Long Point (9 kms of 4WD only).

Find out more about Mandalay Beach and Walpole.

Mandalay Beach near Crystal Springs Campground, Albany Region of Albany, Western Australia

Centre Road Crossing

  • Free camping
  • Toilets, tank water, BBQ
  • 1 cabin available - first come first served, maximum stay 3 days.

Situated in National Park on the Deep River, 20km west of Walpole on South Western Highway. On Centre Rd, 5 km east of the South Western Hwy, this small camping area is on the western side of Deep River.

Take the signposted turn-off 20 km north-west of Walpole. Surrounded by dense forest, the basic camping facilities include a shelter hut, along with limited tent sites.

A 3-night maximum stay applies.

Centre Road Crossing Camping

Fernhook Falls, Mount Frankland Camping, Walpole

Situated 36 km north-west of Walpole on Beardmore Road, turn off South Western Highway.

  • Fees apply $7.00 per adult per night
  • Toilets, tank water, Gas BBQs, kitchen, 2 cabins available- first come first served, maximum stay 3 days
  • Canoeing, Hiking
  • Swimming
  • No Dogs
  • Fires (when posted)

Located on Beardmore Road (36kms NW of Walpole), Fernhook Falls are part of the Deep River with spectacular falls in winter. This area is also a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer. Below the falls, at the river edge, are board walks and a stairway into the river affords a safe canoe launch during the white water season of July to October. Camping facilities are also available. Two shelters, camping sites, water and barbecue facilities are provided for a fee.

Explore the falls area or take a canoe trip on the pristine Deep River. The camping area is 6 km east of the South Western Hwy, with signposted access along Beardmore Rd, 35 km north-west of Walpole. Shelter huts are available.

Fernhook Falls is a small, secluded camping area in the forest. With limited sites for off-road camper trailers, you can stay here to explore the falls area or take a canoe trip on the pristine Deep River. The camping area is 6 km east of the South Western Hwy, with signposted access along Beardmore Rd, 35 km north-west of Walpole. Shelter huts are available and you need to bring your own drinking water.

Find out more about Fernhook Falls near Mount Frankland National Park.

Fernhook Falls Camping, Walpole Fernhook Falls Camping, Walpole

Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park

Walpole Rest Point Caravan Park

Walpole

Cosy heated cottages, caravan and camping with breathtaking views on the waters edge, in the heart of the National Park.

4kms West of Walpole have your choice of 17 cabins and units all with views of the inlet. Grassy level caravan and camping sites which are all powered. WA's most picturesque holiday resort offering an 18 hole golf course at your back door, scenic walks, ocean and estuary fishing, yachting, wind surfing, private boat ramp and jetty, bowls, jumping pillow, climbing or lazing in the sun on sandy beaches, it's all here! Park facilities include TV, shop, laundry, BBQ and public phone. Relax in our unique location surrounded by lush lawns in the calm tranquil setting at the junction of the Walpole & Nornalup Inlets, and in the centre of Walpole Nornalup National Park. Ideally suited for all the family. Pets Welcome on our Caravan/Tent sites.

Telephone: (08) 9840 1032
Address: Rest Point Road, Walpole, 6398 WA
Coalmine Beach Holiday Park

Coalmine Beach Holiday Park

Walpole

Overlooking the calm waters of the picturesque Nornalup Inlet in the tranquil bushland of the Walpole-Nornalup National Park.

Relax on a pristine beach in a tranquil bush setting located just 3.5 km from the township of Walpole on the shores of the peaceful Nornalup Inlet. Choose from chalets or 2, 4 or 6 berth standard or en suite cosy cabins with views of the inlet or the tranquil bushland. All accommodation has air conditioning, TV, fully equipped kitchen and parking for 1 car. Nestled amongst natural bush our powered and unpowered sites offer caravaners and campers a well shaded, private location. Facilities available for the use of all guests include 2 Campers’ Kitchens, BBQ area, Playground, 3 laundries, boat storage yard with a boat ramp, internet kiosk and a well stocked shop. Located within the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Coalmine Beach Holiday Park is an idyllic location in which to get away from it all.

Telephone: Freecall 1800 670 026 or +61 8 9840 1026
Address: Coalmine Beach Rd, Walpole, 6398 WA

Campground Map

Campground Map

Map of the Campgrounds in Albany, Walpole and Denmark Western Australia. Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.

What's on the map? These are the locations plotted above:

Bettys Beach at Manypeaks Bettys Beach at Manypeaks
This campsite has two camping areas. Follow the signs. It is also possible to camp on the beach past the rocks that divide the beach and cove. Visit Bettys Beach at Manypeaks
Centre Road Campground Centre Road Campground
Twenty km northwest of Walpole. Surrounded by dense forest the basic camping facilities include a shelter hut along with limited tent sites. Visit Centre Road Campground
Cosy Corner Campground Cosy Corner Campground
This secluded camping area next to the beach has ten sites set around the trees. There are picnic benches and there is a shady grassed area. Visit Cosy Corner Campground
Crystal Springs Crystal Springs
Situated in the Walpole Nornalup National Park a little more than ten kilometres west of Walpole at the turning for Mandalay Beach. Visit Crystal Springs
East Bay Road Campground East Bay Road Campground
This secluded camping area on Two People Bay. Fish and swim or simply relax and take in the magnificent views. Visit East Bay Road Campground
Fernhook Falls Fernhook Falls
This area is also a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer. Below the falls there is a safe canoe launch during the white water season of July to October. Visit Fernhook Falls
Flood Gates Torbay Inlet Rd Campground Flood Gates Torbay Inlet Rd Campground
Free campground maintained by the City of Albany and is free for seven days. No pets no water no fires. Visit Flood Gates Torbay Inlet Rd Campground
Normans Beach Normans Beach
This foreshore camp ground provides a secluded beach setting surrounded by coastal scrub. Visit Normans Beach
Parry Beach Campground Parry Beach Campground
Parry Beach Campground is a large campsite with separate bay. Only a short distance from the beach and under the shade of peppermint trees makes this a tranquil location. Visit Parry Beach Campground
Shelley Beach Campground Shelley Beach Campground
Shelley Beach bush is a small natural coastal campsite with limited space for trailers. Beautiful white pristine sandy beach and walking trails all around. Visit Shelley Beach Campground
Waychinicup Inlet Camping Area Waychinicup Inlet Camping Area
9 tent sites some walk in only. The facilities are basic you need to bring drinking water and a gas or fuel stove but the coastal location is picturesque. Visit Waychinicup Inlet Camping Area

Current Weather along the South Coast of WA

Additional resources for visiting the south coast:

Rainbows Rainbows
The coast is perfectly placed to see Rainbows! And perfectly named. Green trees, mountains, forests beaches, and winter rainbows. Visit Rainbows
Seasons of the Coast Seasons of the Coast
You will find a Seasons Calendar with Wildflower and a Whales to help you plan your visit to the South Coast - The Rainbow Coast! Visit Seasons of the Coast
South Coast Beaches Map South Coast Beaches Map
South Coast Beaches from west of Walpole to East of Albany all on one map! Visit South Coast Beaches Map
South Coast Weather South Coast Weather
The climate of the Rainbow Coast is considered to be "the best in the world," according to those who live here. Visit South Coast Weather

Rainbow Coast Regions:

Albany Region Albany Region
The Albany Region of Western Australia is a land of mountains and waterways. An amazing region to explore. Visit Albany Region
Denmark Region Denmark Region
The Denmark Region is gorgeous. Trees, hills, beaches, rocks, wildlife around the river and the inlet. Visit Denmark Region
Walpole Region Walpole Region
Walpole is the western end of the Rainbow Coast and is surrounded by National Park and forested wilderness. Visit Walpole Region

Main Attractions on the Coast:

Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Bibbulmun Track Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track stretches from Kalamunda in the Perth hills to Albany, through many locations in the heart of the Rainbow Coast. Visit Bibbulmun Track
Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Denmark Wineries Denmark Wineries
Denmark Wineries and Vineyards to visit while on holiday along the Rainbow Coast. Wineries with restaurants, music, cellar doors and more! Visit Denmark Wineries
Elephant Rocks Elephant Rocks
Giant rocks shaped like elephants stand together facing into the waves of the Great Southern Ocean Visit Elephant Rocks
Ellen Cove Ellen Cove
Ellen Cove, Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Ellen Cove Pier are at the far southern end of Middleton Beach, Albany. Visit Ellen Cove
Frenchman Bay Frenchman Bay
Located on the southern side of the King George Sound this is a beautiful setting with picnic area and barbecues and a boat launch. Ideal for relaxing, eating, and having quiet day out. Visit Frenchman Bay
Giant Tingle Tree Giant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
Greens Pool Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
Little Beach Little Beach
This gorgeous beach is approximately 25 kilometres north east of Albany in Two Peoples Bay National Park. Visit Little Beach
Mandalay Beach Mandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Middleton Beach Middleton Beach
The most popular beach in Albany. Swim or relax under the trees. Cafes and amenities. Visit Middleton Beach
Monkey Rock Monkey Rock
Spectacular elevated views over William Bay Nat. Park, Ratcliffe Bay, Ocean Beach and the Nullaki Peninsula. Visit Monkey Rock
Mount Frankland Mount Frankland
Starting in the karri trees you wind up and through towards the summit of Mt Frankland way above the tree top canopy. Visit Mount Frankland
Natural Bridge Natural Bridge
The Natural Bridge is a granite formation caused by the gradual wearing away of the rock by the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Natural Bridge
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is set between the Wilson Inlet and the Great Southern Ocean, and is the closest beach to Denmark Town. A popular surfing spot and lookout.. Visit Ocean Beach
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
Rainbows Rainbows
The coast is perfectly placed to see Rainbows! And perfectly named. Green trees, mountains, forests beaches, and winter rainbows. Visit Rainbows
Shelley Beach Shelley Beach
Turquoise waters, verdant surrounds and ocean breeze make this beach a popular yet remote destination. Visit Shelley Beach
South Coast Beaches Map South Coast Beaches Map
South Coast Beaches from west of Walpole to East of Albany all on one map! Visit South Coast Beaches Map
The Gap The Gap
An impressive rugged granite channel carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean crashing against the granite coastline forming a spectacular sheer drop of almost twenty five metres. Visit The Gap
Two Peoples Bay NP Two Peoples Bay NP
Located approximately 25 kilometres north-east of Albany. Rediscovery of the presumed extinct noisy scrub-bird. Visit Two Peoples Bay NP
Valley of the Giants Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
West Cape Howe National Park West Cape Howe National Park
Containing the southernmost point of Western Australia this national park is astounding. Visit West Cape Howe National Park