Camp for free on the South coast in Albany Western Australia

Free campsites in the Albany area.

Here we have a listing of free campsites in natural settings on the South Coast,

pictured above, Shelley Beach. Take a drive out of Albany to Waychinicup and camp in 

peaceful bushland on a very beautiful granite natural harbour. 


GPS Ref: 34 53 34.99 S 118 20 01.47 E 
Phone for information: 08 9842 4500 
Time limit: Unknown 
Warnings: National Park site. 
Restrictions: No dogs. Only suitable for campervan sized vehicles and tents. 
Location details: 

65Km E of Albany via South Coast Highway and Cheynes Beach road. Access down an unsealed road west from Cheynes Beach Road. Officially tent camping but campervans will fit into parking bays. The inlet is one of the most spectacular spots on the coast. Tent sites are secluded and shady, some have beautiful views.

Killer Whale Expedition



Join this Busy Blue Bus tour in Albany Western Australia, bound for the nature hot spot of Bremer Bay Canyon, 1 hour 45 minutes East of Albany. Experience the majesty of Killer Whales (Orcas) hunting in pods. Witness seabirds feeding on the remains of giant deep sea squid. These nutrient rich waters abound with dolphins, whales and sea-life of all kinds. Don't miss this expedition of a lifetime.

Torbay Inlet

GPS Ref: 35 02 22.82 S 117 40 47.79 E 
Phone for information: Unknown 
Time limit: 1 week 
Warnings: Some soft sand on access road. 
Restrictions: Big rigs may have problems if crowded. 
Location details: 

Located west of Albany. Access via a gravel track with one or two boggy patches. Limited space (2-3 vans), but a lovely campsite by the inlet.  

Head west from Albany along the Lower Denmark Road. Turn left (south) into Perkins Beach Road, (gravel) then take the next left. This leads to the inlet. 

Cosy Corner East

GPS Ref: 35 03 53.16 S 117 38 35.55 E 
Phone for information: 08 9841 9333 
Time limit: 1 week. 
Warnings: None. 
Restrictions: Noneknown but too small for anything but campervans. 
Location details: 
Access from Lower Denmark Road and Cosy Corner Road west of Albany. Look for a sign to an unsealed road on the left. This site is better suited to campervans, camper trailers etc. as there isn't a lot of room. 
Difficult to get a site here as it is too well known.

Shelley Beach

This campsite is located at Shelley Beach in Albany WA.Small motorhomes and camper trailers only. Hang gliding launch ramps are on the cliffs above. CALM administered site so NO DOGS. Check access first if you intend to go to this site and are unsure about getting your vehicle down to the beach as the road is narrow and winding. 

A great place for a picnic or fishing. Hang gliding from hill above beach. From there, visit West Cape Howe National Park. 

Directions: Take the Lower Denmark Road from Albany. Turn left into Cosy Corner Rd, turn right into Coombes Rd, left into Shelley Beach Rd.

Book an Albany tour



The Busy Blue Bus offers tours of Albany & the Great Southern in Western Australia. Experience a wide range of unique tours from the Killer Whale expedition to our breweries, wineries and fresh local produce. Step into an ancient forest or walk the way of the Anzacs and discover our history and traditions.

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Book Accommodation direct with locally owned and operated Albany hotels.

Use this website to find locally owned accomodation and book direct with the owner, rather than booking through a third party and paying fees to a multi-national business.

Albany has a variety of beautiful natural settings for camping.


When you arrive in Albany, call in at the Visitor Centre in York Street (the main street). There is parking for caravans out front, but it may be easier to park around the corner depending upon traffic. You can also access the Visitor Centre from a pathway that leads from a carpark at the back of the building. 


Discover our best events and things to do in Albany, WA


Discover our best attractions, things to do and places to shop in Albany, WA. Visit our Tours page and find a tour to suit your taste & destination.
Find Albany’s most popular attractions like white sand beaches, best fishing & best walks .

If you are looking for bars or breweries, check out our listings for a wide range of albany venues, many have live music as well.

And if shopping is what you would like do, head over to our shopping page. There you will find a collection of Albany’s top gift stores. Albany is a wonderful place to be for a few days or a week or more. We have such a wide range of attractions to entertain and delight our visitors. Take for instance the natural beauty of the area. 

Our Beaches are second to none and suitable for swimming, scuba diving or fishing for salmon. The Porongurup range offers tall Karri forests and unusual wildflowers from August to October. And if you want to take some time out  for birdwatching, you can see the Rufus Tree Creeper and Splendid Blue Wren at the Porongurups. Take a moment to find out more about Albany Western Australia's natural attractions, its population, rich history and original inhabitants.

If you would like Fish and Chips tonight, check out your options!

Albany is well known for its plentiful supply of fresh local fish caught in the surrounding oceans. Deep sea fish, squid, whiting, local shark, to name a few. You can choose from a wide variety of fish and chip shops, from stylish sit down inside and eat to pick up and run! Sit down near the fishing boat harbour with Pelicans preening in full view at the Squid Shack, Emu Point. On Middleton Road is Ocean and Paddock, Named Western Australia's best fish and chips in 2017! At Middleton Beach you can dine inside in style at Hooked on Middleton Beach.