Cotton Tree, Maroochydore
If a day spent relaxing on our sugar-white sand and floating in the sparkling water isn’t quite enough, then beachside camping on the Sunshine Coast is an absolute must. Fortunately, our region boasts an array of stunning seaside spots for you to relax beneath the stars.
Campers assemble... these are the best beachside camping spots on the Sunshine Coast.
Cotton Tree Holiday Park, Cotton Tree
Situated on the banks of the sparkling Maroochy River, Cotton Tree Holiday Park is where beachside camping dreams are made of. Wake up in the morning to uninterrupted views of the water, before spending your days stand-up paddle boarding on the calm waters, cycling along the coastal paths, or playing beach cricket. Nearby Cotton Tree Village is perfect for your morning coffee and brunch, while the next-door Boat Shed restaurant is the place to be for sunset drinks. With a mix of powered and unpowered sites and villas, it’s the perfect family escape.
Cotton Tree Holiday Park
Dicky Beach | Caloundra
With one of the Sunshine Coast’s most beautiful beaches only metres away, you’ll want to set yourself up at Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park for your next vacation. Located just north of the bustling Caloundra, you’ve got the convenience of local shops and cafes (for that all-important morning coffee) behind you, while the waves are crashing in front. The park offers powered tourist caravan sites, un-powered tent sites, and if you need it, 12 self-contained motel-style units. There’s also a swimming pool, full-size tennis court, kid’s playground, BBQs and a camp kitchen so you never have to leave.
Teewah Beach | Great Sandy National Park
If you own or can get your hands on a 4WD for a weekend, then cruising up the coast along the sand and setting up camp on Teewah Beach is an absolute must-do. Situated in the Cooloola Recreation Area in the Great Sandy National Park, there are 14 km of remote beaches for you to set your camp up offering uninterrupted, sweeping views of the ocean. With a backdrop of rugged cliffs, rolling dunes, and banksias, this breathtaking spot allows tents, campers, and generators and is best accessed via the southern entrance on Noosa North Shore or the northern beach entrance at Rainbow Beach.
Camping Under The Stars On Teerwah Beach, Great Sandy National Park
Mooloolaba Beach | Mooloolaba
Offering one of the best beachside camping locations in Queensland, you'll want to put Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park at the top of your holiday to-do list. Located on the edge of the ocean, and conveniently next to the surf club (a local’s fave), you’ll have direct access to the soft white sand, gentle wavebreak and rock pools of Mooloolaba. The holiday park, which was redeveloped in 2019, offers fully serviced powered slab sites, plus laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi and a modern camp kitchen with fridge, microwave, toaster and BBQ facilities.
Mooloolaba Spit Beach, Sunshine Coast
Noosa North Shore Beach Campground | Noosa
Noosa North Shore Beach Campground
It’s hard to pick a favourite, but if natural, rugged beauty that takes your breath away is how you’d describe your ideal camp set-up... then Noosa North Shore Campground is for you.
Here, there are powered and unpowered sites, all nestled amongst the natural vegetation right on the beachfront. While you’ll need to bring your drinking water with you, there is a small kiosk down the road for when you run out of ice (as well as an amenities block).
MOST importantly, though, you get to wake up to the sound of crashing waves and can get away with a morning swim in place of your usual morning shower. Looking for the best beachside camping in Queensland?
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