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Camping Jervis Bay: 7 Stunning Coastal Campsites

Camping Jervis Bay: 7 Stunning Coastal Campsites

So, the exquisite coastline of Jervis Bay has been calling. Keen to maximise your precious time soaking in this incredible white sand–turquoise water environment, you’ll be wondering where the best place to stay is. Well, despite holiday homes in abundance, it is, in fact, campsites and campgrounds in Jervis Bay that command some of the best beachfront locations. So, in this guide, we’re going to tell you about 7 stunning seafront camping locations in Jervis Bay, meaning you’ll never have to stray far from this superb coastline your entire trip.

About Camping in Jervis Bay

Camping in Jervis Bay is one of the best ways to soak up this dreamy location and immerse yourself in the natural beauty all around. Enjoying serene seafronts, private beach access and the joys of nature after dark, the picturesque environment of camping in Jervis Bay is hard to beat.

Gone is the need for purpose-built swimming pools, hotel bars and fake foliage adorning the inside of a plainly decorated four-walled room. Instead, you’ll be sharing your Jervis Bay accommodation with kangaroos and wallabies. The sparkling azure waters of Jervis Bay become your natural swimming hole and the comfort of your own camp pitch doubles perfectly as bed, restaurant and breakfast bar, where you’ll crack open the esky and pop a tinny or two right on the beachfront. It’s back to basic stuff, that somehow ticks all the right boxes.

So, where are the best beachfront camping sites in Jervis Bay, New South Wales?

Where to Camp in Jervis Bay

The 7 campsites we’ll triumph below span across the entirety of Jervis Bay, encompassing some of the most picturesque and popular locations to visit in the area on the South Coast of NSW.

We’ll start by listing a group of Jervis Bay camping locations that fall within national park territory. These include

Honeymoon Bay lies within the Beecroft Weapons Range in Jervis Bay, with camping only permitted on weekends. Green Patch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach are some of the best campsites in Jervis Bay and are located within Booderee National Park.

As the campgrounds are managed by Parks Australia, you should always check their website for any booking conditions, updated fees or unexpected closures. Annoyingly, closures can and do happen. Also, all of the Booderee campsites require prior booking. So, don’t just turn up as you’ll likely be left disappointed.

As with most national park campgrounds, they’re all unpowered and so those looking to really unplug will find camping here is truly delightful. You’ll certainly be kicking back, relaxing to the sound of the local bird song, watching the waves crash along the powdery shoreline and unwinding for a day or two.

The last three camping locations are caravan parks in Jervis Bay. Offering more in terms of amenities and facilities, they often work well for those with families or less wild camping know-how. But, fear not, they still occupy a sublime coastal location, with wonderful views across, and access to, Jervis Bay. They include

7 Best Beachfront Campsites in Jervis Bay

In this article, we’ll provide an overview of each of the 7 best campsites in Jervis Bay. That way, you can figure out which of the Jervis Bay camping locations and facilities will work best for you.

1. Honeymoon Bay Campground

Honeymoon Bay is a beautiful and secluded sheltered bay on the east side of Jervis Bay. Falling within the Beecroft Weapons Range, it’s surprisingly small in size and the calm waters mean swimming, bathing, and snorkelling are the utmost relaxing experience. On the banks of Honeymoon Bay is a well-hidden campground, nestled within the coastal forest. Its quiet and dreamy location makes Honeymoon Bay Campground a popular camping spot in Jervis Bay.

Camp pitches are numbered and allocated, with the campground amenities basic but including bush toilets and a recycling area. There is NO drinking water available at the campground, so bring your own. You can purchase from Currarong before you enter, or you can refill bottles from the Visitor Centre.

Expect to share your campsite with Jervis Bay’s resident ‘roos, and don’t be surprised if they bounce over to give you a hand with your set-up.

  • Best for: quiet weekends
  • Camping type: tent, caravan, camper trailer
  • Amenities: drop toilets

Read more: How To Visit Honeymoon Bay In Jervis Bay, NSW

Dan walks down to Honeymoon Bay, Jervis Bay campsite, NSW
Honeymoon Bay

Camping in Booderee National Park

Next up are three camping options in Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay. You can check out our guide below to find out information on how to get to Booderee National Park, entry fees and how to book the campsites there, as you can’t just rock up.

Read more: A Quick Guide To Booderee National Park Camping

2. Green Patch Campground

Green Patch is one of the most exquisite locations in Booderee National Park. White sand beaches, tea tree-stained creeks, coastal bush walks and dazzling turquoise waters await intrepid nature seekers.

Adjacent to the beach is Green Patch Campground. It’s a large and spacious camping site that’s arguably the most popular place to camp in Booderee National Park. That’s because the camping facilities here are excellent, including sheltered BBQ areas, hot showers and toilets. Camping at Green Patch in Jervis Bay certainly offers excellent proximity to the wonderful attractions within Booderee National Park, as well as Jervis Bay as a whole.

Green Patch Campground can book out weeks in advance, so it’s worthwhile being organised with your trip planning. Also, the national park recommends bringing your own gas BBQ if you have one, as the communal BBQ facilities can be rather busy. Green Patch is also the only Booderee campground that offers drive-in sites, helping to boost its popularity by offering something for those with a caravan or trailer.

For a top beachside location, with a little more in the way of amenities, then Green Patch is a wonderful campsite choice.

  • Best for: families, groups
  • Camping type: tent, caravan, camper trailer
  • Amenities: toilets, BBQ, water, fire pits, hot showers

Read more: Green Patch Beach, Jervis Bay: Top 6 Things To Do

Man walks onto Green Patch Beach from the campground in Jervis Bay
Green Patch Beach

3. Bristol Point Campground

Next door to Green Patch Campground is Jervis Bay’s Bristol Point Campground. This smaller and more basic campsite is a great coastal retreat for nature enthusiasts looking to soak up the scenic surroundings of Jervis Bay. Set in a serene environment, Bristol Point Campground offers cozy campsites on the shores of Jervis Bay, ideal for a tranquil and secluded getaway. Surrounded by pristine and untouched coastal bushland, this camping spot is a haven for wildlife spotting in Booderee National Park. Alongside an array of birdlife, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wallabies and echidnas.

Bristol Point Campground only accommodates tents and is walk-in only, meaning it’s not possible to park directly at your pitch. That being said, it’s never more than a 50 metre walk between your vehicle and your tent. So, it’s certainly nothing that should put you off from camping here.

For a quiet camping spot, where you can spy the intense turquoise views of Jervis Bay through the trees and stroll down to the beach for an epic sunrise, then you should consider camping at Bristol Point Campground.

  • Best for: nature enthusiasts, small groups, couples
  • Camping type: tent, walk-in only
  • Amenities: toilets, BBQ, fire pits
Bristol Point walking track in Jervis Bay from the campground to the beach.
Bristol Point

4. Cave Beach Campground

Cave Beach Campground is a walk-in-only campsite in Jervis Bay for those looking for something a little more remote and removed. The tent-only camping in Jervis Bay requires a walk of around 300 metres from car to camp, so you might want to pack lightly. But, what awaits is a serene grassy patch set high above Booderee’s beguiling Cave Beach.

Understandably, it’s a nature lovers’ paradise. Kangaroos are just some of the wildlife you’ll encounter at this picturesque site. Whilst, for any keen surfers, you’re just a short walk away from the outstanding Cave Beach and Bherwerre Beach, where you’ll find some of the best surf conditions in Booderee National Park.

Cave Beach’s facilities are basic but more than sufficient for camping in a national park. If you want to switch off and camp somewhere quiet and immersed in nature, head to Cave Beach Campground.

  • Best for: surfers, small groups, couples
  • Camping type: tent, walk-in only
  • Amenities: toilets, BBQ, fire pits, cold showers

Read more: Cave Beach Jervis Bay: The Complete Visitor’s Guide

Inside Cave Beach Jervis Bay
Cave Beach

Jervis Bay Caravan Parks

There are three standout caravan parks in Jervis Bay, for the camper who prefers a little more in the way of amenities and facilities. But don’t worry. As they still occupy glorious coastal locations, some with direct access to Jervis Bay beaches, they’re just as wonderful to stay at. You’ll be less remote than the Booderee National Park camping locations, but you’ll be much closer to the hustle and bustle of Jervis Bay, which might tick some boxes for many of you.

Let’s take a look.

5. Holiday Haven White Sands 

Occupying a glorious beachfront location in Huskisson is the wonderful Holiday Haven White Sands. Enjoying a prime position on a natural bend on the coastline of Jervis Bay, the holiday park and campground is affectionately known as ‘the caravan park on the point’.

The holiday park caters for self-catered camping trips to Jervis Bay, with pitches for tents, camper trailers, caravans, and RV’s. If you want some extra luxury during your camping trip to Jervis Bay, then you can ditch the campsite and book straight into one of the fabulous holiday cabins, with some of the best views across the turquoise bay. Alternatively, you might meet somewhere in the middle and stay in one of the thoughtfully planned safari tents. They each come with a deck and a private bathroom.

Given its sublime beachfront location, you can expect to enjoy almost exclusive use of Huskisson Beach. Well, it certainly feels like that given the private beach access straight from your campsite. You can also use the BBQ facilities, cooking up a feast and enjoying the sunset over Jervis Bay from the comfort of your camping site.

  • Best for: families, couples
  • Camping type: tent, caravan, camper trailers, RV’s, cabins, safari tents
  • Amenities: en suite, camp kitchen, BBQ, playground, sea views, beach access

Read more: Jervis Bay Glamping: 5 Sites For The Perfect South Coast Trip

White sand beach and turquoise water at close to camping ground in Jervis Bay
Chinamans Beach, Jervis Bay

6. Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach 

Next door to Holiday Haven White Sands is Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach. Located above Huskisson Beach and enjoying more of this tranquil beachfront location, this is truly a dreamy place to go camping in Jervis Bay.

This Huskisson camping ground has it all. From an array of camping or accommodation options to facilities and activities to keep every kind of camper entertained, a stay at Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach will not disappoint.

Located around the central sections of Huskisson Beach, camping here provides some of the best views and access to the beaches around Jervis Bay. Whether you head directly onto the white sands of Huskisson Beach and set up for the day, pick up the White Sands Walk to explore the coastline, or jump in the car and take the short drive into Booderee National Park, you’ll love this campground and holiday park’s ease of access to basically everything.

  • Best for: families, groups
  • Camping type: tent, caravan, camper trailers, RV’s, cabins, safari tents
  • Amenities: camp kitchen, BBQ, playground, sea views, swimming pool, tennis court, beach access

Read more: The Complete Guide To Huskisson Beach, Jervis Bay

Huskisson Beach, Jervis Bay
Huskisson Beach

7. Jervis Bay Holiday Park

Jervis Bay Holiday Park is one of the best caravan parks in the area. Whether you choose to bring your own gear and pitch the tent or hook up the caravan, check into one of the sumptuous cabins or even try glamping in their selection of safari tents, all guests can enjoy the excellent facilities and amenities on offer.

Situated in northern Huskisson on the banks of the Currambene River, guests can enjoy a wide selection of water sports. Additionally, there’s a bike rental, a children’s playground, and a swimming pool, as well as BBQ facilities and outdoor places to relax. Simply put, it’s the perfect family camping holiday location, and perfect for exploring wider Jervis Bay.

  • Best for: families, groups
  • Camping type: tent, caravan, camper trailers, cabins, safari tents
  • Amenities: amenities block, camp kitchen, BBQ, playground, swimming pool, water sports

Read more: Top 8 Jervis Bay Cabins For A Unique and Memorable Stay

Woman in black swimsuit splashes in the turquoise waters of Hyams Beach
Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay

Other Jervis Bay Campsites 

If you’re not bothered about camping right on the coast and waking up to sea views, or simply prefer less touristy areas of Jervis Bay, then the following campgrounds are some other great options for camping in the area.

Hidden Creek Campsite

A self-proclaimed ‘hidden paradise’, Hidden Creek Campsite is a remote and somewhat secluded campground located 5-minutes outside of Huskisson. Situated close to Currambene Creek, you can fish and kayak in Jervis Bay directly from your camping pitch. There are powered and unpowered sites, and even the option to upgrade to a cabin in the woods.

Paperbark Camp

Nestled within the dense coastal bush of Jervis Bay, next door to Hidden Creek Campsite, is Paperbark Camp. This is a luxury glamping experience in Jervis Bay, sure to leave you with a memorable camping trip. Indulge in your private open-air en suite facilities, make use of the tree-top restaurant and bar, cycle through the forest and relax in your sumptuous safari tent. As luxury camping in Jervis Bay goes, this place is outstanding.

Holiday Haven Currarong

As another Holiday Haven caravan park, expect to enjoy even more of the fantastic beachfront locations along this less touristy stretch of Jervis Bay. Situated on Currarong Beach, you’re within easy reach of the Beecroft Peninsula for some wonderful natural attractions and coastal walks, like Gosangs Tunnel and Mermain Inlet.

Tasman Holiday Parks – Myola

Camping at Myola Holiday Park provides some of the most outstanding access and views to Jervis Bay, but is pleasantly separated from the hustle and bustle of Huskisson by the Currambene Creek. Enjoy top-notch camping facilities, relax whilst the kids make use of the playground, hire snorkels and paddleboards to explore Jervis Bay, and get acquainted with the resident kangaroos.

Paperbark Campsite in Jervis Bay
Paperbark Camp

How to Get to Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is around 200km south of Sydney in the Shoalhaven region and takes around 3 hours to drive to. Certainly, the easiest way to get to Jervis Bay, its attractions and of course, campgrounds, is with your own set of wheels. The drive is very straightforward, following the M1 south down to Bomaderry, before picking up the A1 Jervis Bay Road. Follow this directly to Booderee National Park or Huskisson.

If you want to break up the journey and make a longer trip itinerary out of heading down to Jervis Bay, then we recommend stopping at Killalea Regional Park, and Kiama.

Car Hire

If you don’t have your own car, you should hire one using Discover Cars. Personally, we use Discover Cars and highly recommend them for finding your ideal car hire at an affordable price. Booking online is super easy and the free cancellation policy is great.

To find out more about renting a car with Discover Cars, read our Discover Cars review and Discover Cars Insurance review.

Public Transport

But, if you don’t have a car and don’t want to hire one, then it’s also possible to take public transport to Jervis Bay. Essentially, from Sydney, you’ll take the train to Kiama, before picking up a bus to Bomaderray and then another bus towards Huskisson.

Please note, that it will be difficult to camp in Booderee National Park without a car as there is no public transport heading to, or around, the national park.

Read more: How To Get From Sydney To Jervis Bay

Best Time For Camping in Jervis Bay

Certainly, summer in Jervis Bay is the busiest time of year to go camping. Understandably so, as the sun is warm, the water temperature is quite wonderful and the days much longer. So, with that in mind, it’s also not uncommon for camping in Jervis Bay and at Booderee National Park to not only be busy but also booked out.

If you can avoid weekends, you should have a quieter stay at your chosen campground in Jervis Bay. Also, consider camping during the shoulder season and outside of school holidays for a more tranquil holiday.

Dan and I have visited Jervis Bay during both the winter and the summer. Although camping in Jervis Bay might feel a little chilly in the winter, if you have the right equipment, you’ll experience a truly serene and nature-filled trip, without the crowds.

What to Pack For Camping in Jervis Bay

You’ll need to be fairly self-sufficient when camping in Jervis Bay, especially Booderee National Park. If you’re a fan of keeping things minimal when you’re camping (especially useful for Cave Beach Campground), then below are some of our favourite pieces of gear when spending the night camping in Jervis Bay.

Alternatives to Camping in Jervis Bay

Of course, you might decide camping isn’t for you. So, below is our pick of the best apartment, motel and hotel accommodation options in Jervis Bay, as a great alternative to camping. Also, feel free to check out our guides on staying in Jervis Bay cabins and the best glamping.

Top 3 Jervis Bay Accommodation

What to Do in Jervis Bay

Although camping in Jervis Bay feels like an attraction in itself, there’s plenty more to keep you occupied. If you can peel yourself away from that dreamy beachfront pitch that is. Below are a selection of guides to some of Jervis Bay’s best natural attractions and activities.

Woman in black swimsuit walks down Hyams Beach
Hyams Beach


Below we’ll answer some of the most popular questions asked about camping in Jervis Bay.

How Long Does it Take to Get to Jervis Bay From Sydney?

Roughly 3 hours if driving. Public transport can take around 5 hours, minimum.

What’s the Best Time to Visit Jervis Bay?

This depends on what kind of experience you’re after. But, to enjoy beach hopping with swimming, watersports and bathing, visit in summer. For whale watching season, visit between April and November. For less crowds, take your camping trip to Jervis Bay during the shoulder season.

What’s the Best Beach in Jervis Bay National Park?

You’ll need to visit them all and decide for yourself! They all have perfect white sand and turquoise water, so you won’t be disappointed wherever you go.

Top tip: Hyams is NOT the best beach.

Can You Bring Dogs to Jervis Bay Campsites?

Dogs are not allowed within national parks so that rules out bringing your pooch to Honeymoon Bay, Green Patch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach. Holiday parks tend to have their own rules regarding pet-friendly accommodation. The only campsites in this guide that accept dogs (usually outside of peak season) are Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach and Holiday Haven Currarong.

Where’s the Best Place in Jervis Bay National Park to Whale Watch?

It’s possible to whale watch from any beach or clifftop lookout in Jervis Bay. You’ll find plenty of benches littering the pavement as you walk around Huskisson and Vincentia. But, for a more definite chance of seeing whales in Jervis Bay, be sure to visit during whale migratory season and book a whale-watching boat tour.

Jervis Bay Whale Watching Cruise

Whale emerging from Jervis Bay on a Get Your Guide whale watchig cruise
  • 2-hour boat tour
  • Spot humpback whales
  • Explore the Jervis Bay coastline

Can You Camp in Jervis Bay?

Yes, you certainly can! And you should, it’s wonderful. Check out the 7 different camping sites in Jervis Bay we’ve listed in this guide.

Is Honeymoon Bay Open?

You should check with the Beecroft Weapons Range and Peninsula Facebook page as to whether Honeymoon Bay is open before travelling there.

Can I Camp at Cave Beach?

You can’t camp on the beach, but you can camp at the perfectly positioned campsite above this splendid Jervis Bay beach.

White Sands Walking track with forest and sea
White Sands Walk

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We acknowledge and respect the First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the land/water that we visited and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

Beck Piggott

With an art and design based background, Beck uses photography and writing to help inspire readers to climb mountains, hike coastal trails and chase waterfalls around the globe.

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