Planning to hit the best beaches in South Australia in your caravan for some camping this summer? Read on below for a breakdown of your top five options.
Normanville Jetty Caravan Park, Fleurieu Peninsula
If you are travelling with young kids, enjoy fishing or are simply looking for a great beachside caravan park, Normanville Jetty Caravan Park is definitely worth considering. For starters, the beach barely has any waves, making it a great place for kids to have some fun in the water. Furthermore, at peak times, this is a surf lifesaver patrolled beach.
For those who enjoy fishing, there is a small jetty that is great for fishing at the right time – it barely has any water under it during certain times. Shore fishing is also quite popular at this beach. And, if you want to enjoy some beachside meals, there is an excellent café.
It is also worth noting that if you are launching and retrieving boats, you can actually drive on part of the beach.
Perlubie Beach Campground, Eyre Peninsula
Some of the best beach camping spots in South Australia, and the entire country as a whole, are found in the Eyre Peninsula. As such, you will have your pick of every shade of blue water, endless camping spots and long stretches of beautiful sandy beaches.
For the best beachfront camping, Perlubie beach tops the list. The area has calm waters that make it a great spot for some family-friendly fun. Furthermore, you can enjoy breathtaking taking views of the, sea, sunrise and sunset, among others. If you have a boat, you can easily launch and retrieve it as well.
For a true camping experience, caravanning enthusiasts can set up their barbeque grill and cook up some freshly caught crab or snapper.
Port Vincent, Yorke Peninsula
Located on a stretch of land that has waterfront on both sides – with cabins facing a beach populated by pelicans and caravans facing a sheltered bay – Foreshore Caravan Park in Port Vincent, is another great option for caravanning enthusiasts. Your van will be separated from the beach and the water, by a small wall and a few terraced steps, if you get a prime beachfront site at the park.
Visitors can enjoy a variety of beach and water activities including crabbing, fishing, boating, paddle boarding, swimming and sailing. You can also explore the nearby town and enjoy some dining and shopping.
Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island
Vivonne bay is arguably one of the best camping spots in Australia, and definitely one of the best options on Kangaroo Island. In addition to the turquoise blue waters and impeccably white sands, you can observe the drama of the Great Southern Ocean from the safety of the bay.
Once you have pitched your tent in one of the top camping sites on Kangaroo Island, you can then move on to enjoying the surroundings, including great fishing at the jetty.
Port Elliot Holiday Park, Fleurieu Peninsula
Looking for a great beachfront caravan park that is also great for walking around? Port Elliot Holiday Park is definitely a great option. The park has wide grassed beachfront sites with paths over the dunes onto the sand with awesome views of Horseshoe Bay.
In addition to having great walking paths, Port Elliot is also a short walk away, there is also a playground and park right next to this caravan park as well.
The safer part of the beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers. However, it is worth noting that dumping waves make the beach at the end of the caravan park a bit treacherous – so surfboarding or any other water activities should be done with care. You can also enjoy fishing at the small jetty, or explore some of the historic shipwrecks around Horseshoe Bay.
With the above list of the top five beachside camping and caravan parks in South Australia in mind, you can plan an exciting trip away with your family this summer. Contact Great Southern RV today to find your perfect caravan or have your caravan serviced by seasoned pros!