Hipcamp host Damian C.
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Best access to the beach, about a 150m walk. Best place to stay for those with a caravan/motor home set up as the bottom paddock offers a great open space with well kept grass. The bottom paddock boundary is closest to neighboring properties but has ample space for privacy. Kids 5 and under are free! Please use social distancing practices when interacting with other guests.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Damian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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22 Reviews

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Hipcamper Sally
Sally H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 13th, 2020

This is a great spot, the bottom paddock was spacious and sheltered and there was an aspect of huge green fields and trees. Only a short walk to lovely beach walks and a toilet block. Damian was very helpful and friendly. Thanks for a refreshing and peaceful stay, I would definitely come back here.

Hipcamper donna
Donna S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
February 16th, 2020

'Solitude' my first thought on arrival at the Bottom Paddock...a flat, well kept private campground, yet, just round the corner was the waterfront and local shop. Thanks, so peaceful!

Hipcamper Sally
Sally H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 13th, 2020

Perfect stay. Bottom Paddock exactly as described. The dogs had an absolute ball and our hosts were genuinely welcoming and helpful. Enjoyed a beer with Damian around our fire pit as we swapped camping tips. We will be back and might try the Top Paddock next time. Variety is the spice of life!

Hipcamper Kym
Kym L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 13th, 2020

This was our third time great times again, Ally and Damian the best

Hipcamper Georgi
Georgi P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
January 27th, 2020

Damian & family, thank you for having us. Great stay, Great hosts, Great location - just around the corner from the water, lots of room, well maintained property and would highly recommend!

Hipcamper Kym
Kym L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 25th, 2020

What more can I say we’ve stay twice in 3 weekend , and will be back
Damian and Ally thank you again

Hipcamper Caley

Campfire and beach getaway

Caley P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 29th, 2020

This camping site was very well kept and nice and flat. Easy access for caravans with plenty of space for kids to play safely. It was an easy walk to the beach front which had clean toilet block, tennis court, boat ramp and walking tracks. Although there were houses close by it was very peaceful and had a feeling of relaxation and solitude. The sunset was beautiful over the paddocks. Our hosts were wonderful and made sure we had everything required. We will definitely be back again. Thank you.

Hipcamper Roz

Beats a caravan park!

Roz R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 2nd, 2020

Great finding a spot which is cleared, safe, well maintained and so close to the beach. Damian and Alli were very welcoming too! Our dogs had a ball as well!!

Hipcamper Damian
Response from Damian, the Host, on November 5th, 2020

Thanks for coming Roz. We’ll see you next year!

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Hipcamper Paul
Paul M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 2nd, 2020

Great spot, very well set up with excellent hosts! Thanks!


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