Sandy Cape: An epic campground right on the beach just north of Jurien Bay

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Once a big “locals only” spot along Australia’s Coral Coast, Sandy Cape campground has quite simply grown too big for its red dust-laden boots.

With the explosion in popularity of caravanning and camping during COVID, Sandy Cape became a popular choice for its proximity to Perth and (somewhat protected) white sandy beaches offering a great opportunity for swimming, snorkelling and fishing just north of Jurien Bay.

Located just 10km north of Jurien Bay, the campsite is 2WD accessible, but it helps to have a 4WD if its busy or you want to hit the 4WD tracks north and south of the main camping grounds.

Amenities-wise things are kept pretty simple, with gas barbecues and eco-toilets available to use, and you are allowed to bring your furry friends.

Keep in mind that while there are toilets, there’s no drinkable water or powered sites.

Entry is only $20 per night per vehicle – simply fill out a registration envelope with the cash and drop it at the information zone that’s about halfway into unsealed road heading into the campground.

It’s a first-come, first-served basis, but rangers will put a sign up at the entry way if you’ve missed your chance!

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Sandy Cape Campground

That said, outside of super peak periods you should be able to find your own little slice of paradise to pitch your tent or camper on, with sites able to be used for a maximum of four nights.

Once you’re settled, Sandy Cape is a stunning place to chill on the beach, drop a line in, rip into a spot of sandboarding and just settling into the laidback coastal lifestyle.

And don’t forget to look up at night, the night sky’s stars shine a lot brighter once you get outta the big smoke…

Sandy Cape is also a great launch point to explore the rest of Jurien Bay, while it’s not too far to drive to explore other highlights of this region including Green Head, The Pinnacles, Cervantes and more!

Image Credit: Perth is OK! / Troy Mutton