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Top Campgrounds in Bremer Bay and Surroundings

Top campgrounds in Bremer Bay and surroundings

Bremer Bay in Western Australia’s Great Southern, is a coastal town with pristine beaches located between Albany and Hopetoun. Bremer Bay’s population of 211 swells in the summer months to over 6,500. This creates a need for visitors seeking accommodation options to at times search further out of the town if other options are limited – looking for camping areas that are free or affordable not just in the town of Bremer Bay but further afield. We’ve hunted down in town options as well as out of town to make camping an easier part of your adventure depending on your preferences.

Bremer Bay Campgrounds

Bremer Bay Caravan Park – They have 130 camping and caravan sites. Their informal friendly environment means you can relax after setting up your tent and explore their range of amenities which include a grassed areas, tennis court, bbq and a kids playground. The caravan park sits directly adjacent to Wellstead Estuary which is a great place to hit the walk trails nearby. There’s a 10-minute walk to the town centre and an easy 2 minute drive to the Main Beach. They allow pets all year EXCEPT over peak periods (20th Dec until 1st of Feb) & Easter Weekend.

Bremer Bay Beaches Resort Tourist Park is a four star park with powered sites and powered or unpowered campsites. Amenities include a fully equipped camp kitchen, pool, sauna, kiosk, kids playground, bbq, tennis and basketball courts. They are pet friendly and during peak summer season they have food vans and a jumping castle for the kids. Nestled in a cool peppermint grove, this park sits at the gateway to Point Henry Peninsula. So it’s a short trip to any of the 8 beaches surrounding Bremer Bay.

PAID Camping Outside of Bremer Bay

Paid camping outside of bremer bay

Toolibut Bushcamp is a secluded, tranquil 68 acre bush block 32 kilometres from Bremer Bay. Camp in the shade of the bush or in open air areas. Keep a lookout for kangaroos and bird life. For the 4×4 enthusiast, the 9 km track to Reef Beach is a challenge that will reward you with beach fishing and sand dunes to explore. If you prefer, you can set up camp near the camp kitchen. The camp kitchen is basic with a BBQ, bar, fridge and a sink with running untreated rainwater. A clean pit toilet is also provided. Campfire in the communal fire-pit area is welcome except during a fire ban. Firewood and kindling are provided for your convenience. This is a dog friendly camp-site. There are walking trails nearby.

Horse Hill Campsite has ocean frontage, with natural bush walks, this means you can walk through the wildflowers and bush that grow on the point all the way down to a rock beach where you can swim, dive, fish or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the ocean all to yourself as you can only access the cove via the site. Bremer Bay is only a short 5-minute drive or bike ride away.

Freshwater River Crossing has flat, grassy sites located by the creek or next to the fresh water dam. There is lots to do and see on the property and around the area including walking, bike riding, fresh water swimming and fishing. There are no facilities here. Campers are welcome to have a campfire (local regulations permitting) with firewood provided. The nearby Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the largest and most botanically significant national parks in Australia. It is a 50 minutes drive to the coastal hamlet of Bremer Bay. You can also launch your boat here.

Further away from Bremer Bay are camp spots – My Mates Place (Condingup) and Greystone Farmstay (near Hopetoun). Visit the Hicamp website to book any of these.

FREE Camping Outside of Bremer Bay

Free camping outside of Bremer Bay

Betty’s Beach is located 155 kilometres (about an hour and 40 minutes) west of Bremer Bay along an unsealed road located on the Southern Ocean. The nearest bay to Betty’s Beach is Two Peoples Bay with Normans Beach, Nanarup Beach and Ben Dearg Beach being the closest beaches.

The campsite has a hard surface which may make setting up a tent difficult but for those who are happy to camp on the beach, you can head past the grassed campsite and camp on the water’s edge. Facilities include a gazebo, basic toilet and bins but you will need to bring your own drinking water. Campfires are prohibited all year round. Apart from salmon, the main catches here include snapper, whiting, flathead and flounder from the beach or rocks. It is not recommended to camp here from February to April as it is used by salmon fishermen. There is a seven day maximum stay allowed at Betty’s Beach.

Millers Point Reserve is located 53 kilometres (40 minutes) west of Bremer Bay located on Millers Point Reserve, a beautiful secluded reserve on the Beaufort Inlet. Millers Point is a quiet and generally well sheltered camping area overlooking the Beaufort Inlet.

You can camp right next to the water (although these spots are in high demand). Parts of the inlet are very calm and sheltered, although shallow and rocky in lots of areas. March flies can be very bad, be prepared with fly screens and repellent. Winds in the area can be very strong, so consider this when setting up your camp. Some areas are more sheltered than others. Bring your own drinking water. Smaller estuary fish can be caught in the inlet such as Herring, Black (River) Bream and whiting. Best fishing is near the rocks and small islands.

Things To See and Do

Killer Whale jumping out on an Orca Tours in Bremer Bay

Whale Watching and Killer Whale Expeditions happen throughout the Bremer Marine Park from mid December through to April each year. Naturaliste Charters recently upgraded boat, the Alison Maree, leaves daily from the Bremer Bay Boat Harbour which is only a short drive out of the main town centre. What you can expect on this expedition is to see Killer Whales (Orca), Southern Right Whales, Long Finned Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales, Blue Whales, seabirds, seals and a range of dolphin and shark species. Naturaliste Charters have been conducting these expeditions since 2015 and are extremely professional and knowledgeable. For those wishing to go from Albany they have bus transfers available.

Fishing at Short Beach and Fishery beach for salmon, skippy & herring. You could try fishing on and around the Bremer River for black bream and mullet or crab and prawns during their season if the sand bank at the inlet is open. Flat Rock and Bremer Beach catches include skippy, salmon, squid, King George whiting and herring as well as at Little Boat Harbour. If you choose to rock fish, due to the risks involved it is a good idea to drop into Bremer Bay Hardware Store to loan a free lifejacket.

Four Wheel Driving at Strem Beach offers a steep sandy track which takes you down to the soar for a long beach drive. Other 4WD tracks include Whalebone, Dillion, Blossom and Peppermint beaches which will allow you to further explore along the stunning coastline.

Snorkelling at Barrens Beach in the Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the town’s best spots.

Surfing at family friendly Blossoms Beach to the challenging surf breaks of Native Dog Beach surfing is possible along the beautiful beaches of this sheltered peninsula.

Walking Trails are also very popular in the region. Mamong Trail in Fitzgerald River National Park is about 15.5 km long with spectacular views or a shorter hike option is Point Ann Heritage Trail with views over point Charles Bay. A great time to go walking is during the wildflower season in spring.

Bremer Bay Town offers some historical sites to visit like Quaalup Homestead, The Old Telegraph Station and Museum Cafe. For the kids there’s the local skate park, mini golf, surfing and swimming or visit Bremer Bay Brewing Company, Gnorbup Winery or Bremer Bay Tavern for beer, wine and meals.

Bremer Bay’s location to the stunning south coast with pristine beaches and nearby Fitzgerald National Park with its incredible beach location makes camping here a real winner. Killer Whale watching over Bremer Canyon in the deep ocean, viewing the Southern Right Whale migration from the shore of Point Ann or camping by the water under the stars are just a few bucket list ticks you can do here so a road trip to this beautiful place really makes it worth a visit.

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