Beach and dog-friendly camping in South Australia

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Pine Ridge

8 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Yahl, SA
We have 80 acres of farm, approximately 15 minutes from town. Our campsites are located in a paddock on our farm, perfect for off grid self contained campers. We are not far from The Blue Lake, The little blue is also close by, and is perfect for swimming in summer. The Umpherston Caves is literally just down the road, and is wonderful for a picnic, or on dusk feeding the possums. Sites are approx 20m x 20m, lined with trees, perfect for pitching a tent, parking a van, camper trailer, RV, or even a bus! You can even bring your boat! We are only 25 minutes away from Port MacDonnell, put your boat in, go fishing or just enjoy the beach. One van/tent per site (unless negotiated prior). Our sites are all located in a back paddock, it's quiet and peaceful. We have sites available to cater for RVs, vans and tents. Must be self-contained (no facilities provided, must dispose of waste at approved dumpsites in town), take your rubbish with you; dogs are welcome if they are friendly and well behaved.
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Blombery Road Campground

11 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Arno Bay, SA
Blombery Road Campground is located just 3km north of the relaxing beach town of Arno Bay. The grounds are set on beautiful, undeveloped coastal land with direct beach access. It's basic, but it's natural, and that's how we like it. And our guests do too! We offer unpowered sites closer to the beach and powered sites set back from the beach on a slight rise with a view. Both options have access to our shared toilet and hot shower facilities. We also have two ensuite sites where you can enjoy your own private ensuite with a flushing toilet, hot water shower, and power. The land here is very sandy in parts, with low scrub in some areas, but access to most sites is still good for all types of vehicles. There is also plenty of space for larger vehicles to turn around, and to park boats etc. Children under 12 stay free, however, please ensure they are still booked in as we need to cap our total camp capacity at 20 people at any one time due to the delicate nature of the grounds. This also helps keep the campground quiet and relaxing for everyone.
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Coodlie Park Eco Retreat

281 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Talia, SA
WELCOME to our home!! Coodlie Park Eco Retreat.....Let the Adventure Begin. * UNDER New Ownership / Re-Open from 01-Nov-2023 * ENTER via the Flinders Highway Driveway and not Talia Caves Road back entrance - (4X4 drive only there)* NOTES: - Please note that Hipcamp charge you a booking fee, our prices are as listed below. - Campground water is potable (unfiltered) rainwater and is strictly for camp kitchen and camp shower use. **Please Do Not Fill Tanks, cause once's gone, it's gone until it rains again!! - No Dumping - No Powered Sites - FULLY OFF-GRID - No reception due to the limited phone towers in the area - Telstra is touchy - Starlink works best and everything else is a no-go. Welcome to Coodlie.....IF OFF-GRID BUSH CAMPING is your style, then we can promise you some of the best and one of the most unique off-grid bush camping experiences located on the Eyre Peninsula. Camp Coodlie is created with Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Travel in mind. All the campground structures are made with recycled oyster timber, and we encourage you to recycle leaving behind the lightest ecological footprint during your travels. Prices: Bush Camping $25.00 per site/3 pax - $12.50 per additional guest (Max x5 per site) Swag Huts $25.00 per hut (2 pax) CHECK-IN: 1:00pm CHECK-OUT: 11:00am Camp Coodlie is set on native bush land 2km from the main homestead and reception office.......If it’s peace and quiet that you’re after, you’ll find it here! Camp Coodlie has been created with sustainability at the forefront of our minds. Locally sourced, recycled materials and oyster wood have been used to build the camping creature-comforts to ensure you have a happy and memorable experience. Pet Friendly and four-legged friends are also welcome. Privacy: All bush camping sites have plenty of privacy Showers: Eco-friendly, bucket-system showers with hot water, a very cool bush-camping experience! Loos: Eco-designed compost toilets (BYO toilet paper) Communal fire pit: Great for socializing and roasting marshmallows *Fire Ban Season October to April - Restrictions Apply Camp Kitchen: 6-burner cook top and grillers - the Camp Kitchen sink has solar powered and gas heated hot water.  - All communal areas (kitchen, shower, toilets) have solar powered lighting - No mains electricity available  - Gas BBQs available for cooking up a storm - Shelter and seating for 80 people - Access to Talia Caves, Talia Beach, Mount Camel Beach, our own private beach at Coodlie Cove, (which includes a 40m climb down the rocks to reach the beach, beach access is 'at your own risk') as well as Sunset Cove, that boast the best sunsets around. Coodlie Park Eco Retreat is located on 500 acres in between Elliston and Streaky Bay on the wild coastline of the Eyre Peninsula and the Great Australian Bight.  Popular tourist spots such as Talia Caves and Mount Camel Beach are a short 5-minute drive from Coodlie Park and the spectacular Lake Newland Conservation Park is about 25 minutes away. From rugged coastline and spectacular beauty to the weird and wonderful rock formations and massive sand dunes, Coodlie Park Eco Retreat is ideally positioned amongst it all. **South Australia and the Eyre Peninsula were voted Lonely Planet’s #5 region in the entire world in the 2017 Best of Travel Awards
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Emu Bay Hideaway, Kangaroo Island

5 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Emu Bay, SA
30 hectares of peace, mainly vegetated with Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia, a nationally-protected ecological community). Kangaroos and wallabies are in abundance. It has a wonderful feeling of remoteness and seclusion yet is so close to iconic Emu Bay. Those with 4WD may choose sites overlooking Shoal Bay towards Kingscote. Alternatively, you may set up camp anywhere on the property. There is even one under-cover position with a concrete floor for those concerned about the weather. There are no amenities so guests need to be 100% self-sufficient (including BYO drinking water and toilet) and leave no trace. It is a wild block and only five minutes from the iconic Emu Bay, where the white sandy beach runs for 4kms, most of which is backed by 10 to 20-meter-high dunes. It is one of the best beaches on the island with crystal-clear water. Check with me before lighting a campfire - this depends on the season and risk. Dogs are permitted if well controlled (register visiting dogs with local council). IMPORTANT: I have very limited access to the Internet, only periodically every few days, if that, therefore, I may take some time to respond to inquiries. It is preferred that if you have questions, you can text or call me, Rosalie, on 0490485123. Please note - all bookings MUST still go through the Hipcamp system, no exceptions. Kangaroo Island is serviced by regular ferry - check SeaLink for details.
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Tiatukia Farm Campsite by the Sea

4 sites · RVs80 acres · Boston, SA
Campsite has spectacular views over Boston Bay. Only 7 km north of Port Lincoln. Bitumen road access. Located on small working farm. Walking trails and beach within short walking distance. Roadhouse, hotel, jetty and swimming beach 3 km. Wineries in close proximity. Port Lincoln has all facilities close by. Must be self contained.
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Shingleback Shack

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Port Pirie, SA
The Shingleback Shack is situated on a 1/4 acre costal block in Port Germein. It is only a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk to the town centre, main beach and jetty. Otherwise you can explore the stunning Southern Flinders Ranges just a 15 minute drive from the block. You can either choose to bring your own bedding and stay in the shack or bring a caravan or tent and set up camp around it. The shack fits 1 - 2 people, and is an empty 1.2m x 2.4m room. The block is off gird, but there is access to water from a sink connected to a water tank. There is also access to toilets and showers both in the Port Germein town centre or at the local truck stop the Perry's Tinman just up the road. In town you can also access a RV dump point, and water tap if additional water is required. There are also bins located at the corner of Taylor's Road and Port Germein Road or in the town centre. Please take all your waste with you. I want to acknowledge that Port Germain sits on the land of the Nukunu People, who have native title claims in the area and the Flinders Ranges sits on the land of the Adnyamathanha people. I respect all elders past and present and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. 10% of profit made from this HipCamp goes to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
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Reefs Ocean Retreat

14 sites · RVs16 acres · Marion Bay, SA
Our property of 16 acres of natural scrub offers walking access to the beach along a 100-metre sandy path. Located only 1 km from the township of Marion Bay, it is an easy stroll via the beach or road to the local jetty, Tavern, shop, playground, and community centre. The amazing Dhilba-Guuranda National Park is only 6 km away, providing many choices of great beaches - well known for surfing, fishing, swimming, and hiking trails. Pets are welcome ... but we do ask that they be kept on a lead and not left unsupervised whilst on the property. Clean up after your dogs, so no-one has to step in their poop!! The walk-on beach is dog friendly. Self contained campers only please. Bring everything you need and take it all with you on departure.
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Ocean Front Arno Bay Retreat

8 sites · RVs4 acres · Arno Bay, SA
We offer ocean front sites where you can enjoy the sounds of the ocean while you sleep and wake up to spectacular views. Make the most of Arno Bay and enjoy a great day fishing or paddling along the mangrove. You can also go for a walk on the long stretch of Turnbulls Beach or a little adventure on your 4WD from Turnbulls Beach to Red Banks Beach. The rocky beach at the front of our property is great for fishing and u might be able to catch some abalone when u snorkeling, the close by turnbulls beach is great for swim, lots to explore in arno bay. Pets are welcome and well behaved pets are allowed off leash if no other guests around. Pls noted the site is not suitable for tent
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Robe Camel Farm - Self Contained Campers Only

4 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Mount Benson, SA
SELF CONTAINED CAMPERS ONLY (must have your own toilet/shower/bin). Perfect for RV or trailer camping. Situated on 100 acres 5km north of Robe town, and a very very short drive (or 2km walk) to beautiful Long Beach, the Robe Camel Farm is in the perfect location. You have a choice of camp sites nestled within and on the surrounds of 5 acres of bush. You are free to watch the camels in the paddock from behind the fenceline. If you are after a more up and personal experience with the beautiful beasts, you can book a Morning Milking Tour or a Camel Safari in our electric buggy. Book these experiences on the website www.humpalicious.com.au Robe Camel Farm is a very relaxed environment. We will be carrying on daily jobs such as camel feeding, building, training etc. Guests are welcome to participate in daily farm life if they choose to! Note, we do keep beehives on the property, so if you are badly allergic to bees, please come prepared. Dog friendly but must be well controlled. Campfires not permitted.
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Sunshine at Tiatukia

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Tiatukia, SA
Enjoy a full water view of Boston Bay and the surrounds of Port Lincoln. At night, witness the magical display of the entire bay with moonlight reflections, fish farms, water markers, large ships, the Port Lincoln wharf and silos, and the surrounding area. During the day, marvel at the boating activities ranging from ships to old-style yachts and smaller fishing vessels. Situated off a main road, with only local residents using the road (positioned at the back of a large 2.5-acre block), the block is fully fenced with a gateway entrance. Power outlets are provided if needed, located on the outside of the shed. There is ample rainwater available, with a tap and hose located at the shed for filling tanks or washing. While we don’t have toilet facilities on our block at this point, the closest public toilets are in the beach town of North Shields and in Port Lincoln. We welcome animal companions but ask that you are mindful of other campers. Although not far from Port Lincoln and North Shields, our location offers space, tranquility, and quality views. The shed is locked, and we have a shower facility at the back, which is currently locked until we install a septic tank. You can camp anywhere on the block, drive around to find a spot, or choose from a few little granite rock spots and a single olive tree. The front gate is unlocked with a pin that can be easily pulled out, and it is a double-opening gate. To access the rainwater pump and tap outlets, simply turn on the power point located on the front side of the shed. The power point for the pump is a double 10-amp outlet. It’s a beautiful spot and perfect for leisurely walks if you enjoy exploring on foot.
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Port Germein Camping

10 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Point Lowly, SA
Port Germein is the gateway to the wonderful Flinders Ranges and you will have full exclusivity to over 50 acres of prime property. Located minutes away from the water and great for fishing and crabbing. Easy access to major highways. 4WD access required for sites as there are no roads or tracks to the block. ​Guests are required to have their own toilet/shower facilities and must take all waste with them on departure. Great place to get away from it all yet close to major towns and amenities. Home to the Longest Jetty in Australia. Pets are welcome!
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Boatshed Annex

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Adelaide, SA
Recreating many hours spent on boats, The Boatshed Annex can sleep two in a queen size bed. The boat cabin inspired room opens to a sheltered deck leading to a bathroom with marine toilet from the boat Rambler mounted on an America's Cup Challenge Crew box. The boat Jolly Roger's laser sails screen the Joolca deck shower and form the bathroom walls. A sheltered cooking dinning area opens out to an area that can be used to lounge or roll out a swag.
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Beach and dog-friendly camping in South Australia guide

Overview

One of Australia’s most compact states, South Australia offers outback adventures and wildlife safaris within easy reach of Adelaide. Head south to spot sunbathing wild kangaroos, enjoy lazy afternoons wine tasting and oyster sampling, and hike through red-sand deserts, forested gorges, and rocky mountains. Temperate weather makes SA a year-round destination for camping and outdoor activities, but it’s busiest during the balmy summer months. Cruise over to Kangaroo Island in springtime to see the cutest wildlife encounters, admire wine country in a canopy of fall leaves, or take a winter whale-watching cruise along the coast.

Adelaide

Adelaide is South Australia’s laid-back state capital, where parklands unfurl along the River Torrens, bars and restaurants sit riverfront, and arts festivals draw crowds year-round. Once you tire of the city, hop over to nearby Kangaroo Island, go for a beachside getaway along the Fleurieu Peninsula, or plan wine tasting in the vineyards.

Wine Country

The green hills around Adelaide house some of Australia’s finest wine regions. From the Barossa Valley, with its stone cottages and patchwork vineyards, to the leafy peaks of the Adelaide Hills—there are some sweet spots to sip Sshiraz or taste cabernets. Many camping sites offer direct access to the natural landscapes, whether strolling the beaches of McLaren Vale or cycling between cellar door wine tastings in the Eden Valley.

Northern Outback

North of Adelaide, the hills give way to the dusty red sands and remote bushlands of the Australian outback. Flinders Range National Park is the headliner, the dramatic finish line of the 1,200-kilometre Heysen Trail and home to the peaks of Wilpena Pound. Further north, the opal mining towns of Coober Pedy and William Creek offer a look at outback life, while Lake Eyre National Park’s pink lakes feature lakeside camping sites like no other.

Eyre Peninsula

Stretching west from Adelaide and the Yorke Peninsula, Eyre unfolds in a panorama of gold-dust sands, rocky shores, and deserted dunes. Coastal camping spots have the best views, and the sheltered waters of Coffin Bay, Venus Bay, and Streaky Bay are famous for their oysters.

Kangaroo Island

Bushlands, sand dunes, and wave-ravaged coastlines await on Kangaroo Island. Explore off-piste in a 4WD, spot wild kangaroos and koalas in the nature reserves, or walk the beach to watch fur seals and little penguins, then head back to camp for a campfire barbecue. Adventurous campers will find a number of bush camping grounds, while holiday parks provide a little more luxury.

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