Camping at Frazer Beach is right up there as one of the most impressive places to camp in New South Wales.
With ocean views, great surf and plenty of walking trails nearby, it’s easy to see why the campsites at Frazer Campground are booked out months in advance.
Eager to see what all the fuss was about, I booked a weekend camping trip to Frazer Beach campground. After waiting 6 months for the next available spot, I hit the road and spent 3 incredible days completely disconnected from the outside world.
Here’s my honest Frazer Campground review.
Where is Frazer Beach Campground
Frazer camping area is a 90-minute drive north of Sydney.
It’s situated in the Munmorah State Conservation Area along the Central Coast and makes for the perfect weekend trip.
The location couldn’t be better as you’re only a stone’s throw away from Frazer Beach – 50 meters to be exact!
This beautiful stretch of coastline is a surfer hotspot, and the small bay is the ideal place to spend a warm summer’s day.
But with only 6 sites available, you’re going to have to book this campground months in advance.
What to expect when camping at Frazer Beach Campground
This intimate campground is absolutely stunning. Unlike its neighbour, Putty Beach campground, Frazer campground sits on a small hill overlooking Frazer Beach.
With Wybung Head to your right and Snapper Point to your left, you’re nestled in a sheltered bay, surrounded by a rugged and jagged coastline.
Notes for Frazer Beach camping
- Flushing toilets are available, but they’re a short walk from the campground toward the main beach access area.
- There are no hot showers available. There’s a cold shower to rinse off as you get off the beach and indoor showers in the amenities block with the toilets.
- The sites don’t have power.
- Open fires are not permitted.
- There are covered BBQ facilities and picnic tables near the campground.
- Bore water is available, but you’ll need to bring your own drinking water.
- Frazer Campground is for tent camping only. (N0 camper vans and camper trailers).
- No pets allowed.
- There are no shade areas, so bring a gazebo if you’re travelling during summer.
- The phone reception at Frazer Campground isn’t great. We barely had any phone signal, but if you’re desperate to make a call, your best bet is next to the amenities block.
Frazer Beach Campground Map
Which sites to book
The 6 campsites at Frazer Campground are on top of each other! They are so close that you will most likely hear every conversation your neighbour has.
So, you want to be picky when it comes to choosing your camping spot. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
There’s one site you want to book when visiting Frazer Campground, and that’s site 1. It’s the only one that has ocean views and has a bit more space toward the front.
You can easily set up 2 big tents on this site, and you’ll have some grass in front to hang out.
If you’re travelling in a bigger group, I’d recommend you book sites 1 and 2 so that you can set up your tents on site 2 and then have your gazebo and camp kitchen on the first site.
Sites 2, 3, 4, 5
These four sites are sandwiched between sites 1 and 6. There’s very little space between them, and you’ll have neighbours on both sides of your tent.
For these middle sites, I recommend bringing no more than one big and one small tent. If you have two big tents, you won’t have any extra space to set up your camping chairs and table.
If site 1 is taken, site 6 would be my second choice.
While it’s the furthest from Frazer Beach and doesn’t have ocean views, you won’t be squashed between two sites.
It sits alongside a grassy hill so you’ll have more space than sites 2-5.
My experience at Frazer Campground in NSW
I love camping. I’m in my happy place when I’m out in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.
But would I book Frazer Beach again, knowing just how close the sites are to each other?
Hmmm – yes! And here’s why.
I considered myself very lucky on this trip. All the sites were booked, yet no campers turned up on the Saturday. This left us with the entire campground to ourselves! (Well, for one night at least)
On the Friday night, we had a big group camping next to us, which wasn’t ideal. Their set up looked on to our site, and we could hear everything that was said.
This was a loud group who went to bed late and woke up early, so it wasn’t quite the peaceful wake-up call I had hoped for.
But the next night was a different story.
The people from Friday had left, and a new group of campers were due to arrive, but they never did. So we were the only ones camping at Frazer Beach.
It was incredible, and I feel very lucky to have had that remote and isolated experience.
What to do near Frazer Campground
Go surfing at Frazer Beach. It’s one of the most popular surf spots along the central coast.
Watch the sunset from Wybung Head Lookout. This headland to the right of Frazer Beach offers incredible views no matter the time of day.
Watch for dolphins and whales at Snapper Point. June to August is the whale migration season and you’re almost guaranteed to spot these beautiful creatures at this time.
Frazer Beach is also a popular fishing spot. But fishing from the rock platforms is notoriously dangerous and lifejackets are required.
- Frazer Beach camping costs $17 per person per night
- Bookings are limited to 6 people per site
- A National Parks parking pass is required. This is a cost you’ll incur over and above your camping fees. This pass can be purchased for $8 from the parking machine at the entrance of the beach, near the toilets
- Check-in after 12:00, Check-out before 12:00.
- Visit the National Parks website to make your booking
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