Denmark camping

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:01
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Looking to camp down Denmark WA way soon. Two campsites interest me, Parry Beach Camping area and William Bay camp near Elephant rocks. We will be towing a camper and need a roomy campsite. Any advice on area greatly appreciated!
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Mick.
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Reply By: Doggy Tease - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:44

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:44
Parry Beach as far as we are concerned,,,very neat and tidy,,,and a great jump off place to tour around the area.
no affiliation etc etc....

meow.

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Follow Up By: mikeyprop3 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:31

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:31
Parry's sounds great but does it fill up over easter? I hoped it was far enough away from Perth to avoid crowds?
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Follow Up By: Doggy Tease - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:41

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:41
Everywhere fills up down that end of the world,if you want to stay away from the crowds when down south,,,i think it will be very hard for you to find somewhere. If anything 08 9848 2055 ,,,might pay to get in contact with them and try and book a site.

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Follow Up By: mikeyprop3 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:45

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:45
Tragic but true.

Thanks buddy.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:48

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:48
While it wasn't "free" camping we stayed in the Peaceful Bay Caravan Park in the "Bullring" last week. Perfect for two vans, water on tap and power. The beach to the left was hard as, to the right was soft as.

Easy access to both Walpole and Denmark.
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Follow Up By: mikeyprop3 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:59

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 21:59
I'm not that concerned about "free" and peaceful bay looks allright. I was hoping to avoid the crowds as much as possible but as we wont be arriving till good friday this may be hard! Parry beach sounds more our style but does it fill up?
Not an ideal time of year but there you go!
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:13

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:13
If you do go to Peaceful Bay the Bull Ring is way down the back, well shielded from the rest of the park by bushes. It is about a 100 yard walk to the ablutions. Next G worked OK there as well.

It was as if there wasn't a park there.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:25

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:25
I now see you are going at Easter.

Ring ahead and book if you are thinking of the Park.

I don't know if you can ask for exclusivity in the Bull Ring.

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Follow Up By: mikeyprop3 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:37

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:37
Sorry mate i did not include that it will be Easter in my original post.

I think I was in denial. However thats what I've got.

Thanks for info about park however.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:28

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:28
Mick, I didn't know you could camp at William Bay as i haven't been there for many many years. When i was a youngster it was a favourite of mine. At that stage somewhat remote down a sand track to this gorgeous fully enclosed by rocks bay and safe place to swim and picnic. I sure hope it hasn't been spoiled too much. Back in those days, i would have cheerfully camped there as you rarely saw anyone else, but my friend lived at Denmark so i used to spend some of the summer holidays with her family.

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Follow Up By: mikeyprop3 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:40

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 22:40
I don't know much about it either motherhen, but it is in my Roads and Tracks book. Info in book however makes it look like a very small camp and limited vehicle access.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:48

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:48
As Disco Driver has confirmed - looks like William Bay is out for camping. It is also not listed in Camps3, nor does it crack a mention in Jan Holland's Priceless Campsites and Rest areas. If you do find somewhere nice, do a day trip to William Bay anyway, it is a delightful spot.

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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:07

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:07
Hi Mick,
1. There is NO legal campingin the William Bay area at any time.

2. Parry's and Peaceful Bay and all the Caravan Parks in and around Denmark are usually fully booked out for Easter.

3. East of Denmark, Cosy Corner campsite will also be packed in like sardines.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but you will not find peace and isolation at this time of year.

Having said that, Easter is not part of the school holiday period this year so it may be worth a phone call or two to check out the options.

Rivermouth C/Park
Riverbend C/Park
Ocean Beach C/Park
Peaceful Bay C/Park
Parry Beach C/Park
Boat Harbour C/Park (has changed owners and was not open at Xmas but may be now)

Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Muzzgit [WA] - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:17

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:17
Yep, parry's is a nightmare at easter, and because there is no power you have to put up with some very loud inconsiderate generators, and if you want a hot shower you need to be in before 4:00 pm
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Reply By: Tessysdad - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:49

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:49
Don't underestimate the number of locals who go tp Parry Beach on long weekends and the like, they tend to arrive from Thursday and fill the place up. We were there a couple of years ago for a week either side of the Labour Day long week end. By Friday morning they were packed in like sardines, and people were still arriving at 10pm and expecting the caretaker to find them a spot. Not a pretty site I tell you. By the way, you can't book Parry Beach in advance, its first come first served I'm affraid. Good luck.

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