From the beaches by the border through to the tropical escapes up north, Queensland’s beaches are known as some as the best in the world, and it’s with good reason!
With over 7,000 kilometres of diverse coastline on offer, there is always somewhere to set up beach camp, embrace your surroundings and unwind from the hustle and bustle of your 9-5.
Now, with literally hundreds of world class beach camping grounds along the way, it can sometimes become hard to pick where to head first. To help plan your next getaway, we’ve put together a handcrafted list of our favourite beach camping spots along the Queensland coast. Get ready to pack the car, here they are!
5 Incredible Queensland Beach Camping Spots
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands
Whitehaven? More like heaven! With Pristine sandy beachies and crystal-clear waters, this is the postcard location of all Queensland getaways.
Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and voted both the world’s top echo friendly beach and Queensland’s cleanest, this is a camping trip you’ll never forget, and it’s with good reason.
Apart from its scenery, it’s also easy on the wallet with the camping ground costing around 6 dollars a night. Guess what? It’s worth a lot more! Numbers are limited and it’s no surprise it fills up quick, so grab your squad and reserve your spot today!
Cylinder Beach North Stradbroke Island
Located in close proximity for all Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast residents, North Stradbroke Island’s Cylinder Beach is the prefect place to park up with a group of close mates or escape for a family getaway.
With access to local restaurants and cafes, there’s also fun waves a just stone’s throw from the wind protected playground that is your camp site, and after a day in the sun, it’s hard to beat the feeling of an ice cold drink in your hand when it comes time for sunset.
Our tip, treat yourself to the North Gorge walk for great views of the surroundings areas. Suitable for all ages, it’s a great way to gain perspective, explore and see some wild life!
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If you're looking for us today, we'll be lazing on #CylinderBeach on @queensland's @discover_stradbroke island ☀️ This picturesque cove between Cylinder and Home Beach headlands is perfect for sunbathing and swimming, and is patrolled by life guards. Although it looks empty here, this spot gets busy in the warmer months, so head down early to secure prime pozzy (that's short for position, in Australia!) on the golden sands. Photo: @maddi_evansxoxo #thisisqueensland #brisbaneanyday #travel #explore #wanderlust
Fraser Island, Fraser Coast
If endless stretches of white sand beaches are your ideal backdrop, Fraser Island is calling. Renowned as the biggest sand island in the world, Fraser has plenty to offer and is the perfect place for a little bit of r and r.
With a choice of 7 beach camping grounds, the exploration opportunities are endless. Our picks to make the most of your time would be mixing it between the grounds at Lake McKenzie, Wathumba, Dundudara and Waady Point which are a little quieter than the other commercial campgrounds. For those wanting to wake up on the sand itself, beach camping is also permitted in some areas on the both sides of the island.
Swim in the fresh water lakes, admire the 80 year old iconic shipwreck and go sand duning but just remember, to visit Fraser, you need a permit!
Noah Beach, Cape Tribulation
Noah Beach, Cape Tribulation sits nestled in paradise between the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. It may have basic amenities, though the backdrop of two World Heritage listed areas meeting in front of your very own eyes speaks for itself and is well worth it.
Noah Beach camping area lies a mere 50 meters from the sand and is protected by the lushness of the overhanging rainforest, making it a relaxing spot to escape the heat and unplug. There may be limited phone signal, though that won’t stop you getting the snaps while you take in this amazing part of the world.
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CAPE TRIBULATION // When your campsite is situated right on the secluded white-sand beach sheltered by the world's oldest rainforest and it only costs $6.55 per person per night, you know you're winning at life! #paradisefound @tropicalnorthqueensland . . . . . #homeiswhereyouparkit #lifeonwheels #exploreTNQ #noahbeach #capetribulation #daintreerainforest #daintreenationalpark #roadtripaustralia #vanlifers #discoverqueensland #thisisqueensland #youthgoals #welivetoexplore #lifeontheroad #takemetoaustralia #homeonwheels #thisisaustralia #campsitegoals #VLAU #speechlesssplaces #igaustralia #socialifeaustralia #lifeontheroad #campingbeachside #campgoals #drone #djimavicpro #dronenature #natureshots
Double Island Point, Great Sandy National Park
Escape the mundane and embrace all the elements of beachside living with Double Island Point and the beauty it beholds.
Located just a short drive along Noosa’s North Shore for 4WD vehicles, the area offers something for all visitors and with Teewah Beach Camping Area as homebase, spend every minute exploring over 40km’s of empty beach front. There are no designated campsites, so pick your beach camping spot and park up, though remember, this is the full beach camping experience and it does require a permit so make sure you literally bring everything.
With breathtaking views from land to sea, the headland and lighthouse at Double Island Point is a must to check out, as well as other short trips to Red Canyon and Freshwater. Not feeling any extra time in the car? Say no more! You’ve got surfing, swimming, sand dune tobogganing, fishing and more right at your door step of your ocean oasis.
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We certainly wouldn't mind heading here for the weekend! ☀️This is stunning Double Island Point, which you'll find when driving along the breathtaking stretch of Noosa North Shore, between Noosa and @visitgympieregion's Rainbow Beach... a popular weekend and school holiday spot amongst those with a 4WD and sense of adventure! Photo: @dancanphoto #VisitNoosa #RelaxationCapital
We hope you enjoyed reading 5 Incredible Queensland Beach Camping Spots at Benny's Boardroom Blog.
Pack the car and visit one of Queensland’s most treasured beach camping experiences today!
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