Camp for free on the South coast in Albany Western Australia

Free & informal 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. 

Visit the Parks & Wildlife, Park Stay WA website for details of West Australian camping and caravanning sites including facilities such as water, track access, BBQs, 2WD access, showers, toilets, campfires, picnic tables, powered sites, dogs allowed and maps. Click on the image for details.
Torbay Inlet
GPS Ref: 35 02 22.82 S 117 40 47.79 E Some soft sand on access road.
Big rigs may have problems if crowded. 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.
Cosy Corner East
GPS Ref: 35 03 53.16 S 117 38 35.55 E
PH: 08 9841 9333. Too small for anything but campervans. Access from Lwr Denmark Rd & Cosy Corner Rd west of Albany. Look for a sign to an unsealed road on the left. This site is better suited to campervans, camper trailers etc. limited space. Difficulty getting a site here as it is too well known. But worth a try!
NOT FREE. Bookings not possible. Charges apply. GPS Ref: 34 53 34.99 S 118 20 01.47 E | PH: 08 9842 4500 National Park | No dogs | campervan vehicles, tents.
65Km E of Albany via Sth Coast Hwy & Cheynes Beach Rd. Unsealed road. One of the most spectacular spots on the coast. Tent sites are secluded and shady. Click image for park details.
Shelley Beach
NOT FREE. Bookings not possible. Charges apply. No Dogs. Check access first if you intend to go to this site as beach road narrow. A great place for a picnic or fishing. Take the Lwr Denmark Rd from Albany, Left Cosy Corner Rd, right into Coombes Rd, left into Shelley Beach Rd. Click on image for park details.
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Sturdee Road Rest AreaAlbany Hwy, Mt Barker WA - 42 mins (61.5 km) from Albany 

Betty's Beach - Bettys Beach Rd, Manypeaks, WA - 42 mins (51.7 km) from Albany

East Bay Campground - East Bay Rd, Manypeaks, WA - 40 mins (50.2 km) from Albany

Normans Beach - 200 Normans Beach Rd, Manypeaks, WA - 41 mins (48 km) from Albany

Kalgan Road Side Stop - South Coast Hwy, Kalgan, WA - 20 mins (25 km) from Albany

Napier Bridge Rest Area - Chester Pass Rd, Napier, WA - 21 mins (24 km) from Albany

Torbay West Campground - 29 Torbay Inlet Rd, Torbay WA - 25 mins (23 km) from Albany

Marbelup Rest Area - Lot 5992 South Coast Hwy, Marbelup, WA - 14 mins (18 km) from Albany

Torbay West Campground - 29 Torbay Inlet Rd, Torbay WA - 29 mins (32 km) from Albany (35°02'22.3"S 117°40'47.5"E   -35.039517, 117.679851)

Tenterden Rest Area - 29030 Albany Hwy, Tenterden, WA 57 mins (79 km) from Albany (34°24'03.4"S 117°33'26.6"E
-34.400934, 117.557380)

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.