Quiet beach in Byron Bay area

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We have been travelling in outback SA, NT and SW QLD and would like to go to the beach to wash off the dust etc before returning home to Victoria.

Does anyone know of a quiet beach caravan park or national park (or bush camp site) in the Byron Bay region (say within 200 kms either way). Doesn't have to be right on the beach - just within walking distance.

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Wendy
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Reply By: Wherrol - Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 16:01

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 16:01
Hello Wendy,

North of Byron Bay is Lennox Head, they used to have a very quiet caravan park, on banks of Lake Ainsworth, and a short stroll to the beach. Haven't been past for a bit so not sure what it is like now.

Heading south way, way, way south (about 359k's is Trial Bay east of Kempsey. National Park is right on the beach, and just beautiful. Lots of walks, incredibly scenic. So much to see around the area. Reckon that would have been our pick.

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Allan and Sharon

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Reply By: Gone Bush - Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 19:01

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 19:01
Some friends of ours, in their BT, decribed to us a caravan park at South West Rocks that sounded delightful.

Haven't been there myself but their description made me envious.

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Reply By: Cadz1 - Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 20:37

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 20:37
broken head just south of byron bay
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Reply By: Drinky - Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 21:03

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 21:03
There is a great van park at Brunswick Heads, right on the river - Massey Greene. In fact we are haeding there after we pick our van up in November
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Reply By: Mr & Mrs Bean - Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 22:04

Friday, Oct 23, 2009 at 22:04
National Park campground at Minnie Waters east of Grafton. Beachfront and plenty of room for BT.
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Reply By: Crowbar - Sunday, Oct 25, 2009 at 18:34

Sunday, Oct 25, 2009 at 18:34
Yamba has a nice quiet caravan park (usually), lovely beach and pub purched high up overlooking the big blue
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Reply By: Freewheelers - Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 05:15

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 at 05:15
Hi Wendy,

Brooms Head out from Grafton has a nice quiet cara park and a good surf beach, It's a commercial park, but the Brooms Hd settlement is surrounded by Yuraygir Nat Park, which also offers you Minnie Water, a bit further south down the coast, (but you have to go back through Grafton to get there, can't travel directly down the coast from Brooms Hd).

Minnie Water camp in Yuraygir NP is one of our favourites, but NSW Parks and Wildlife Service have increased their fees a couple of years ago to astronomical levels for their popular parks. I think it's now $14pp/night + $7 daily vehicle entry fee (if you don't have an annual pass)at Minnie Water - that's right, a grand total of $35/night, for a composting toilet, and a tap about a km back down the road.It's a fabulous spot right on the beach, but we balk at paying fees which exceed those of some caravan parks.

Another favourite of ours is beyond your 200km radius, but you and others might be interested: Delicate Nobby, is 10km south of Crescent Head, which is 20km out on the coast from Kempsey. It is run by the Lands Dept, and cost $15/night for 2 people when we stayed there a year ago. The ranger comes out and collects the fees. You get bore water the colour of tea, flush toilets, an outside cold shower, garbage bins, firewood, and pets are allowed. The camping area is sheltered behind a banksia covered dune, so you can have shade if you want. Generators allowed.There is also a rainwater tank,but at peak periods is under pressure. Max stay 5-6 weeks. When leaving Crescent Head, take the road to Limeburners Crk Nature Reserve. There is another camp, (Racecourse) before you reach Delicate Nobby about 1km further on. Delicate Nobby is more BT friendly.

Have you checked the BOG Camp Sites tab? Worth a look

Cheers Deb
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Reply By: galacticbob - Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 06:40

Friday, Oct 30, 2009 at 06:40
Thanks guys and gals for all your wonderful suggestions.

Broken Head Caravan Park was our choice, but on ringing to book in we discovered that they only have a couple of sites suitable for Bushtrackers. So cannot get in until next week.
So we are currently staying at the Lake Ainsworth/Lennox Heads caravan park. It is lovely and quiet at the moment.
If time permits we will check out a few of the other suggestions on our way back to Victoria.

Thanks again everyone
Wendy
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