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When it comes to beaches to visit on the Sunshine Coast, we are spoilt for choice. Thankfully that means gives campers and caravanners plenty of options to snag a beachside spot to set up camp. But with so many options, which Sunny Coast spot is the best? To make the choice a bit easier for you, we have put together a list of our favourite beachside caravan parks.

Noosa North Shore

Located on the north shore of the Noosa River, the Noosa North Shore Campground is a great location with absolute beachfront. The campground has limited amenities so it is best suited to the more self-sufficient camper. You can enjoy fishing, surfing, bushwalking, a stroll on the beach and plenty of 4WDing. There is beach access not far from the campground, with a great drive up the beach to Double Island Point, and across to Fraser Island.

What’s There:

  • Suitable for tents, camper trailers, motorhomes and caravans
  • 8 powered sites
  • Numerous un-powered sites
  • Coin operated showers ($1), Flushing toilets
  • Two (2) coin operated washing machines
  • Waste dump facilities
  • Charging station
  • Well stocked kiosk

Important advice to campers:

  • Must book sites in advance during peak times.
  • Arrivals MUST be prior to 6 pm.
  • There is no town water supply, conserve water and BYO drinking water.
  • There is no site sullage or camp kitchen.

How to get there:

  • 240 Wilderness Track, Noosa North Shore
  • From Tewantin, catch the Noosa North Shore Ferries across the Noosa River (fees apply).
  • The Campground is located 7.5kms from the ferry by sealed road.

Dicky Beach Holiday Park

With direct access to one of the Sunshine Coast’s most spectacular beaches, it’s no surprise the Dicky Beach Holiday Park is one of the most popular beachside caravan parks. Located on the beachfront at Caloundra’s Dicky Beach, this park has a variety of accommodation, ranging from camping to caravans as well as studio units.

There is a fantastic range of facilities onsite and plenty of beaches to choose from in the area. There are some great spots for fishing nearby and a heap of bike paths to go exploring. The park is ideally situated with many restaurants close by.

What’s There: 

  • 108 powered tourist caravan sites – (11 with absolute water views)
  • 41 un-powered tent sites
  • 12 self-contained motel style units
  • swimming pool
  • tennis court (full size)
  • camp kitchen
  • BBQs
  • children’s playground
  • 3 amenity buildings
  • 3 laundry facilities – with coin operated washing machines and driers
  • toilet/shower facilities for the disabled
  • recreation room
  • direct access to patrolled beach
  • free Wi-Fi

Things to do: 

  • swimming at the patrolled beach
  • Visit Caloundra beaches
  • fishing
  • ride along the bike paths
  • Dicky Beach Surf Club and other restaurants
  • Skate park is located 50 metres away

Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park

Arguably the Sunshine Coasts most sought after beachside caravan park, Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park is situated directly on the stunning Mooloolaba Beach. It is central to some of Mooloolaba’s biggest attractions including Sea Life Aquarium, Mooloolaba Wharf and Mooloolaba Surf Club. Safety is ensured with fully fenced grounds and boom gate access.

What’s There:

  • 75 powered sites
  • Amenities for the disabled
  • Amenity building with baby bath
  • Laundry facilities – with coin operated washing machines and driers
  • BBQ facilities
  • LPG and ice for sale
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • plenty of shade
  • direct access to Mooloolaba patrolled beach
  • Fully fenced
  • Boom gate access at entry

Things to do in the area:

  • swimming, surfing and walking along the beach
  • Sea Life Aquarium
  • walk to Mooloolaba shops and restaurants
  • dive the ex-HMAS Brisbane shipwreck
  • ride along the bike paths

Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park

Another favourite beachside caravan park on the Sunshine Coast, the Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park. Here there is nothing between you and the ocean, with a walkway straight to one of the most magnificent beaches on the Coast. The patrolled beach offers surfers some magnificent waves and the waters of the Maroochy River’s estuary are ideal for young swimmers, boaters, water skiers and fishers. There are plenty of parks, bbq and picnic facilities to keep the whole family happy. The holiday park is ideally situated next to one of the Maroochydore Surf Club and many more restaurants.

What’s There: 

  • 117 powered caravan and camp sites with water and most with sullage points
  • 6 villas (3 x 2 bedroom, 3 x 1 bedroom, one PWD compliant and a studio unit)
  • Amenity buildings including baby bath plus toilet/shower facilities for the disabled
  • Laundry facilities – with coin operated washing machines and dryers
  • LPG and party ice for sale
  • free Wi-Fi
  • undercover shelter with large BBQ
  • situated next to the Tourist Information Centre

Things to do in the area:

  • swim and surf at the patrolled beach
  • visit the Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre
  • childrens playground
  • ride along the bike paths
  • lawn bowls

Cotton Tree Holiday Park

The best of both worlds awaits you at Cotton Tree Holiday Park with direct access to the Maroochy River and Maroochydore Beach. Surfers will love Maroochydore Beach and paddle boarders or sailors will love the river close by. Maroochy River is an angler’s delight with great fishing all year round.

There is a multitude of options for dining or shopping at one of Cotton Tree’s many local cafes, restaurants or boutiques. Enjoy the spectacular sunsets, with family and friends or retreat to a quiet spot to relax and enjoy the tranquillity. With over eight hectares there is a spacious and shady place for everyone to enjoy.

What’s There: 

  • 372 powered tourist caravan sites (24 absolute waterfront)
  • 29 un-powered water-front tent sites
  • 9 Deluxe Villas – 6 x 2 bedroom, 3x 1 bedroom (2 of which are PWD compliant)
  • 1 four bedroom Beach House
  • BBQs
  • 5 amenity buildings
  • 3 laundry facilities – with coin operated washing machines and driers
  • baby facilities including bath and change table
  • LPG and party ice, bait for sale
  • free Wi-Fi

Things to do in the area: 

  • swimming or surfing at the beach or by the River
  • Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre located next door
  • Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre
  • ride along the bike paths
  • lawn bowls
  • nice selection of restaurants

Although not technically beachside these are a few others near the water that are worth checking out…


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