Camping around Shellharbour – Killalea

Killalea Beach was known as the Farm Beach by locals because it was once accessed through a farm. It’s a beautiful cove surrounded by natural bush and farmland. The gradual slope of the sand bed and the headlands that embrace it keep it fairly sheltered from winds and rips, which makes it perfect for swimming and surfing, including beginner surfing. The rocky shores at each end are dotted with rock pools filled with life. Just over the sand dunes are wetlands rich with birdlife.

Killalea Beach. Photo: s1mplem1nds
Killalea Beach. Photo: s1mplem1nds

The neighbouring beach to the south is Mystics, another great surf beach. It backs onto a forest and ends at the mouth of the beautiful Minnamurra River making it a pleasant walk. On calm days Mystics Beach and the Minnamurra River are  great swimming spots.

Mystics Beach. Photo: Earthhour
Mystics Beach. Photo: Earthhour

Killalea Beach Campground

What makes it special?

The campsite sits on the headland overlooking beautiful Killalea Beach. IT is also a short walk to Mystics Beach. This is my favourite stretch of coast between Wollongong and Kiama.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Camp kitchen
  • Outdoor yoga sessions
  • Wood BBQs
  • Electric BBQs
  • Communal fire pit
  • Picnic areas
  • A Gazebo for undercover picnics
  • Walking tracks

Rates: $15 – $44 depending on site and season.

Killalea Beach Campground. Photo: Killalea State Park.
Killalea Beach Campground. Photo: Killalea State Park.
Toasting marshmallows at Killalea campground. Photo: TheRealAnnie
Toasting marshmallows at Killalea campground. Photo: TheRealAnnie
Killalea Beach (the Farm Beach)

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Happy camping!

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