Beach camping northern WA

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:23
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Hi Guys, great forum..

Forgive my lack of knowledge.

Am looking for a nice spot to do some beach camping... (illegal camping I assume?)..

Somewhere between probably Shark bay area to exmouth area (inclusive).. (really anywhere 4+ hours north of Perth... Looking to go around mid April, maybe Easter long weekend.

Just two of us, have our own tent, 4wd and all accessories.

Preferably would like nice beach, seclusion, protection from wind and be able to have an open fire on the beach... Is this possible at all any more? In amonnst dunes anywhere? any secret spots?

Other option is in a nice DEC or shire camp site which lets u camp on the beach, but none these days allow open fire do they?

Any feedback would be appreciated,

many thanks,
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Reply By: the bunyips - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 13:23

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 13:23
Hi there

We are planning the big lap around Oz leaving from Melbourne in 8 weeks and heading west. So I have been researching free camping. Check out this website -

http://www.travel-australia-online.com/camping-in-Western-Australia.html

The website lists free, cheap and best value camp spots in all states - heaps of beach camping in WA. It also lists what camp sites have what - in terms of toilets, showers, fire, wood etc. The site also has other great info for traveling around Oz too.

Good luck.

Cheers,
sd
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Follow Up By: Member - Joel & Deanne - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 15:18

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 15:18
Hi sd,

We are doing the same thing but the other way - Leaving Newcastle in 6 weeks and heading North.

Might see you half way!!

Joel & De
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Reply By: ModSquad - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 18:15

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 18:15
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 18:27

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 18:27
There are a few nice station stays on the coast, Quobba, Warroora(pronounced Warrah spelling??), Ningaloo. We have usually camped at Warrah which allows campfires but you may have to check for any fire bans which may be in place. You will need to be self sufficient including drinking water and firewood. Also check out the DEC website but I think you may be right about them not allowing open fires.
It can get a bit windy at times and with Easter/school holidays coming up finding "seclusion" may not be that easy if you mean not crowded.
Unfortunately a lot of that coastline is either on station property or controlled (locked up??) by DEC.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 20:54

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 20:54
been having this discussion elswhere but while im not necc a DEC fan i cant really see alot of that area "locked up"

I dont actually think any of it is supposedly "locked up" from my recollection

you may be confused with some of the stations in that area which are no entry
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 21:33

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 21:33
If you are unsure what "locked up" means in this particular context try having a quiet chat to the people at Warroora Station or the owners of the 80 Mile Beach caravan park. No confusion if you can get them to open up which they may choose not to do.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 05:17

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 05:17
I know what locked up means and according to lots of people DEC land is locked out

- and yet most of my travelling , camping, fishing, exploring is done on DEC land

i am locked out of plenty of land ive tried toigo mostly pastoral land but never had an issue on DEC land
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 20:32

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 20:32
Hi Tabian

There are some lovely free but with permit camps at Shark Bay near Denham, not on but overlooking the ocean:Shark Bay camping

The Shire of Exmouth does not allow camping outside of authorised areas, but there are plenty of opportunities on beach front stations and along the Ningaloo Coast in the National Park:Ningaloo Coast camping

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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 20:43

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 20:43
To add to what Motherhen has said. You really do need to do some research for both of these places. They have some funny local rules that apply.

Remember that internet is scarce in outback WA so why not just get a camps6? Still the best way to go by far.
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 01:00
Shark bay / Exmouth is a lot more than 4+ hrs from Perth. More like 8+ hrs Cheers
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Reply By: Evelyn H - Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 at 17:10

Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 at 17:10
Blow Holes , just North of Canarvon. Camp right on dunes. Long drops. Take own fire wood & toilet paper. $5.50 per day. Caretaker collects money from campsite. Shire site. Brilliant spot.
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Reply By: Member - DingoBlue(WA) - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 19:04

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 19:04
Try Tamala Station just past Monkey Mia turnoff on way to Steep Point
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