The Best Beach Camping Near Brisbane

  • All Ages

There is nothing quite like waking up to the sound of the waves and breathing in the salty air when you're on holidays with the kids. Beach camping near Brisbane is a combination of two of the greatest things about living in this grand country of ours; the great outdoors and the big blue ocean.

To make the most of Brisbane's bountiful beach camping scene, here are six of the best beach camping spots near Brisbane for that next family holiday.

1. Bribie Island

Bribie Island Camping
The great thing about camping on Bribie Island is the accessibility and ease to get there.

The only island connected to Brisbane by bridge, Bribie Island has some tremendous camping grounds right on the sand. Some beach camping areas are only accessible by 4WD, so make sure you do your research and be prepared before you set off on your adventure.

Website: Bribie camping 

Price: Some permits apply for camping and/or for vehicles. Check website for details.

2. South Stradbroke Island

Beach Camping Near Brisbane - South Stradbroke Island
The kids won't be able to get enough at Stradbroke Island.

Just off the coast of the Gold Coast, South Stradbroke Island boasts three beach camping grounds on the island. They’re all great locations to get involved in all the water sports, take in the sun and get out of the city for some stargazing. You can go alfresco or upgrade to a self-contained cabin when beach camping near Brisbane at South Straddy.

Website: Gold Coast tourist parks 

Price: Unpowered tent sites start from $26 p/n.

3. North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island Beach Camping
If you've never camped on North Stradbroke Island, you don't know what you're missing!

Load up the car, hop on a ferry and leave your troubles on the mainland - this slice of paradise is only a 50 minute trip on the ferry. Once you get there, the large island is big enough to keep you entertained but quiet enough to feel like a real beach camping holiday. There’s a bunch of different beach camping options on North Stradbroke Island: you can set up shop right on the sand in a tent or swag, or you can ditch all the gear completely and stay in a fancy beach glamping site - all the joys of camping without the arguments over whether the tent is set up correctly!

Website: Minjerribah Camping

Price: Unpowered tent sites start from $17 p/n.

4. Noosa North Shore

Noosa North Shore Campground
It’s hard to believe this slice of paradise is just a stone's throw from the heart of Noosa’s Hastings Street.

Located on the shores of gorgeous Noosa River, a short ferry ride transports you to another world. Noosa North Shore is a quiet sanctuary paradise made for the real nature lovers. The Noosa beach campground has the bare basics and is probably not for the glampers. Great for 4WDing, swimming, fishing or doing nothing at all.

Where:  240 Wilderness Track, Noosa North Shore

Website: Noosa Holiday Parks 

Price: Prices start at $29 p/n for an unpowered site.

5. Moreton Island

Moreton Island Camping
Escape to a complete paradise when beach camping at Moreton Island.

A short ferry ride from Redcliffe across the gorgeous Moreton Bay sends you to a stunning island full of everything you need for whatever camping adventure you seek. There are unpowered sites, cabins, glamping tents and a full-blown resort. Moreton Island offers some of the cheapest beach camping near Brisbane at just $6.55 p/n. With five beach camping sites around the island, there are unpowered sites where you can rough it and be one with nature or the glamping sites at Castaways.

Website: Moreton Island Adventures 

Price: Unpowered sites start at $6.55.

6. Teerk Roo Ra National Park (Peel Island)

Peel Island Camping Teerk Roo Ra
Nestled between Brisbane and North Stradbroke Island, Peel Island is pretty much heaven on earth.

This relatively secluded beach camping spot is only accessible by boat, which only adds to its remote charms. Endless beach days and family time are on the cards when camping in this stunning marine park. Leave your devices at home! Beach and bush camping facilities are available along Horseshoe Bay and Platypus Bay.

Website: Camping in Teerk Roo Ra  

Price: Prices start from $6.75 per person per night.

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