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 - 21 kms west of Denmark.
Fees apply

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 21km away. You cannot make a booking, you neet to turn up to get a place. It is busy during main school holidays.

  • 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 which 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

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. Entry and Camping Fees Apply.

Shelley Beach bush is a small natural coastal campsite with limited space. 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: Parks and Wildlife on 08 9842 4500

  • 2WD gravel Road - access along a narrow and steep descent onto Shelly Beach with limited turnaround if the carpark is busy
  • Toilet
  • No dogs
  • No caravans or trailers
  • No buses or long vehicles
  • Hang gliding & paragliding
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Bibbulmun Track - walking
  • 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: City of Albany

  • 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-February to the end of April campers are not encouraged. Tel: City of Albany

  • 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: City of Albany

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

  • Maximum stay 3 nights
    • Bore Hole
    • Caravans
    • Dog friendly
    • 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: City of Albany

    Find out more about Two Peoples Bay National Park.

    Bettys Beach Campground, Manypeaks, Albany Australia

    Waychinicup Inlet Camping Area

    • Camping Fees Apply
    • Toilet
    • 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: Parks and Wildlife


    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

    A unique and picturesque water front location, on the banks of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlet Marine Park.

    Summerstar Tourist parks Walpole welcomes you 4kms west of Walpole by the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. The park offers everything from caravan and camping facilities to cabins and units. Our accommodation ranges from two and three bedroom cabins to one, two or three bedroom units, all with breathtaking views of the inlet. All accommodation is fully self contained, and includes flat screen TVs, DVD players, full kitchen and bathroom facilities. Our cabins also come with reverse cycle air conditioning. At Rest Point Holiday Village we have grassed level sites for caravans and camping, and also “bush” style sites, under the shade of the peppermint trees. All sites have power and water available. Park facilities include TV, shop, laundry, BBQ and public phone.

    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

    Book online with Parks & Wildlife:

    Book online for some campgrounds managed by Parks and Wildlife here: Parks & Wildlife Campground Bookings

    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