Top 7 Beaches In Victoria For Camping This Summer

2020 has certainly been a tough year for everybody, especially for those living in Victoria. Many of us have been dreaming of better days and have been looking forward to being able to escape the “ring of steel” now that restrictions have been eased.

Now that summer is finally here, the timing is almost perfect. And summer means beaches! What better way to escape the dreary life of quarantine than to camp at some of the most stunning beaches that Victoria has to offer!

Victoria is an Australian hotspot as it boasts some of the best beaches this country has to offer. What’s more, you can camp at most of these stunning beaches. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the top 7 beaches for you to camp at this summer. We are sure you will love these beaches and what they have to offer, so please read on to learn more!

1). Johanna Beach, Great Otway National Park

Looking for an opportunity to go surfing amidst some rugged scenery and an amazing camping experience? Then look no further than Johanna Beach!

Johanna Beach is a great spot and is located on the west side of Great Otway National Park and is recognised as one of the best surfing spots in the state. The surf beach rivals Bells Beach and is so highly regarded that it even hosts the World Surfing Championships! 

However, aside from surfing, you can even go hiking amongst the rugged landscape of the Great Otway National Park along the Great Ocean Walk. This is a 100-kilometer trek stretching from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell. 

Moreover, its 25-pitch campsite lies nestled behind some wicked sand dunes! If you plan to visit this area, make sure to book ahead of time.

Top 7 Beaches Victoria Camping Summer

2). Newhaven Beach, Phillip Island

Newhaven Beach doubles up as both a caravan park and campground that has everything you need, ranging from fancy bathrooms, sports facilities, a laundry, a kiosk, games rooms, and much more!

However, aside from the campground’s plentiful amenities, at Phillip Island you can get the chance to meet their famous penguins and koalas without any costly accommodation expenses! The campground also lies on a nature reserve located between Newhaven Beach and wetlands, so you can definitely experience the best Port Phillip Bay has to offer.

You may also visit the Nobbies boardwalk and Cape Woolamai and check out the various rock formations, rock pools, wineries and breweries in the area. Newhaven Beach could not get any better!

Top 7 Beaches Victoria Camping Summer

3). Fairhaven, French Island National Park

If you’re searching for a peaceful getaway not far from Melbourne, then Fairhaven is the place for you. Fairhaven is located in the French Island National Park just east of the Mornington Peninsula. Fairhaven can be reached via a passenger ferry where you can travel to the campsite located on the western coast of the island.

Aside from taking a dip in the still waters and relaxing on a long stretch of sand, you can explore the best nature sites that the island has to offer. There is a plethora of open woodlands and mangroves that are home to 580 plant species, 280 bird species, and of course, plenty of koalas!

4). Shoreline Drive, Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

Did you know that Shoreline Drive is home to the 90 Mile Beach, one of the longest beaches in the world? The iconic 90 Mile Beach runs for 145 kilometers along the southeastern coast of Victoria, and it’s definitely a site you do not want to miss.

At Shoreline Drive, you can find 65 pitches along the southern strip of Mile’s end, just a short distance away from the cottage village of Seaspray. The best part is that camping is free! Shoreline Drive is definitely an irresistible summer getaway for the family.

Top 7 Beaches Victoria Camping Summer

5). Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory

Located in the Wilsons Promontory National Park, Tidal River offers you the best of both worlds because it is situated between a river and the stunning Norman Beach. You can never run out of spaces to stay at the campsite because it is home to nearly 500 tents and various amenities. This includes gas barbecues, toilets, washing machines, and many more.

Summertime is the best time to visit Tidal River because you can visit the seasonal open-air cinema after a long day of swimming, hiking, surfing, and nature exploring. It’s the perfect way to end a long day full of fun activities!

Top 7 Beaches Victoria Camping Summer

6). Killarney Beach, Killarney

Located 280 kilometers west of Melbourne, Killarney Beach offers one of Victoria’s best camping areas. Killarney Beach is located in Killarney, a serene and plush 800-person town surrounded by breathtaking dairy pastures. Sounds like the perfect summer getaway, right?

The dune-sheltered campground offers both powered and unpowered sites, and even has a playground for kids to keep your children occupied the whole day! The campground is also pet-friendly, so you’re more than welcome to bring your furry friends along for the journey. 

7). Marengo Holiday Park, Apollo Bay

Similar to Killarney Beach, Marengo Holiday Park offers both powered and unpowered sites that overlook unforgettable ocean views. The most exciting feature of this park is that it is situated right next to the Marengo Reef Marine Sanctuary where you can visit to explore all local seal colonies! Not to mention the beautiful near white sand beach and glorious turquoise waters.

Marengo Holiday Park is also pet-friendly and offers various amenities such as bathrooms, camp kitchens, barbecue areas, and laundry. It truly is one of the most all-around campgrounds you will ever get to visit!

Top 7 Beaches Victoria Camping Summer

Final Thoughts

So there we have it, 7 absolutely outstanding beaches for you to go camping this summer with family and friends. These are all sensational places that will not only leave you breathless, but will leave you with some great memories that you will never forget.

With summer only around the corner, now is the best time to start planning your next big adventure and what better way to enjoy the great outdoors than with a Retreat Caravan.

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