Theres nothing quite like falling asleep and waking up to the sound of crashing waves.
Spending days in the sun, running along the beach and sizzling snags on the barbie is the stuff lifelong memories are made of. Next time a long weekend beckons, why not check out these epic beachfront, family friendly camping locations in Gold Coast with access to immaculate golden beaches, stunning national parks and adrenaline-pumping theme parks.
Burleigh Beach Tourist Park
Located just a minutes walk from Burleigh Town, the local surf beach and a national park, Burleigh Beach camping offers fun and adventure for everyone. Combining the pristine serenity of the Burleigh Heads National Park with the village-like atmosphere of the arty Burleigh Town, this is a camping location suitable for both relaxation and exploration. With a host of nearby affordable dining venues including the Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club, Burleigh Heads Bowls Club, and countless cafes and restaurants, this family friendly campsite is definitely one to visit.
36 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220 | (07) 5667 2750
South Stradbroke Island Camping
With three campsites on the island, South Straddie is a great place to camp if youre looking for peace and privacy. An island of untouched native bushland and 22 kilometres of pristine surf beach, South Straddie has been a Gold Coast favourite for years. If you go camping between June and October, youre also likely to see migrating whales heading north to breed. With a kiosk and licensed cafe called Tipplers, South Straddie is an exciting camping location. But make sure you bring all necessary supplies with you as the island is not commercialised. Also keep in mind that it is an island (duuhhh), so figure out an alternate method of transport than your car! Boats for hire, water taxis and private boats are all good choices.
South Stradbroke Island QLD 4216 | (07) 5577 2849 or (07) 5577 3932
Main Beach Tourist Park
Situated north of Surfers Paradise, this Main Beach campsite is located in the heart of the trendy Main Beach precinct. Perfect for family getaways, the campsite offers a resort-style pool, snooker table, childrens playground and is easy walking distance to local restaurants, cafes and shopping outlets. The patrolled surf beach across the road is breathtakingly stunning, ideal for learning to surf, sunrise walks and all-day sun lounging. This central location is also close to public transport, making for an easy, stress-free, carefree holiday.
3600 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach QLD 4217 | (07) 5667 2720
Kirra Beach Tourist Park
Set 300 metres back from the incredible Kirra Beach, this campsite is a great choice for families. Just an hours drive south to the bohemian Byron Bay and many beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland attractions to the west including Springbrook National Park and the Natural Bridge. For all surfing enthusiasts, this campsite is just minutes from Coolangattas Snapper Rocks, host to the annual Quiksilver Pro. And if youre travelling with your beloved four-legged friend, theyre welcome too!
10 Charlotte Street, Coolangatta QLD 4225 | (07) 5667 2740
Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park
With three swimming pools, a crystal clear Tallebudgera Creek to the north, and Pacific Ocean to the east, this is every water-lovers paradise! Close to local lifeguard-patrolled beaches, this campsite is guaranteed to be a family favourite. The campsite includes a tennis court, playground, kitchens and a recreation room. A great choice for fishers and boaties, this campsite is located adjacent to a boat ramp for easy access into the pristine waters of the Gold Coast. A quick stroll over the Creek takes you to Burleigh Heads National Park, a stunning bushland walk leading to a lookout across the expanse of aquamarine Pacific Ocean.
1544 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | (07) 5667 2700