We recently spent time wandering along the coastline of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, stopping at caravan parks as well as many campgrounds that are dotted along this spectacular coast.
We discovered some beautiful beaches along the way, some with massive sand dunes to explore and long white sandy beaches to take a walk.
Others were big wave surf beaches and some that would be perfect for a leisurely cruise along on a stand up paddle board or by kayak.
In most places we saw large pods of dolphins, a few seals and at quite a few spots we also had success fishing from the beaches and jetties.
What has stayed with us most from this trip was the absolute serenity of being able to park the caravan at some beautiful scenic spots with views overlooking some of these beaches and just a short stroll onto the sand.
Two of our absolute favourites were Sheringa Beach and Walker’s Rock Beach which both had council run campgrounds that were clean and tidy, allowed campfires, had designated camping areas and clean and modern amenities to use.
Both of these beaches are popular fishing spots too and places where you could happily stay for days just enjoying the natural elements and scenery. Conveniently these campgrounds are only a short drive from the town of Elliston where you can pick up any supplies needed too.
The cost to stay at these campgrounds is $20 per night, per vehicle which at the moment, you pay at the self-registration station or by visiting the Elliston community and visitor information centre or the council office. Soon it will be even easier with the ability to book them online by visiting: eyrepeninsula.com/camping
This is a very handy way to pay for campsites, especially if you’re like us and don’t always carry cash to be able to pay at the self-registration stations. A similar system is available for bush camping grounds on Yorke Peninsula too, where you can find information on where to camp, facilities available and pay for a permit online at visityorkepeninsula.com.au
Just a few more reasons to put these regions of South Australia in your holiday planning for this summer.