Port Parham Foreshore Camping Reserve

Free Camping - South Australia


This free camping area is suitable for caravans and motorhomes (self contained).  It is a gorgeous spot with beautiful ocean views.  It is unsealed and doesn't have much shade however the amenities are well maintained.  Here you will find toilets with disabled access, water, picnic tables, BBQ's and pets are allowed.  It is popular as it's directly on the beach.  It's popular for fishing, boating, swimming and walking. 

Please note: During school holidays, length of stay is limited to 3 days. 

We spent 2 weeks here in total. Amazing location for a free camp and the facilities are really great for a free spot. When we were there March 18, they were measuring up for the new dump point, fantastic. Go to the local S&S club for a great (but don’t expect flash) meal. Limited menu and only open certain nights but well well worth the visit. Very friendly and appreciative locals. A walk with the incoming tide as it mak s it’s way in is an experience along with watches by or participating in crab catching. Loved the place.

We stayed here for just one night a bit over a month ago....it is as described, an area that can fit quite a lot of different size rigs with basic facilities right on the beach but protected quite well from the wind....we personally wouldn't want to stay too long, but each to there own, overall quite a nice spot... it's free and reasonably close to Adelaide.

stayed 3 nights but could have stayed for more. toilet facilities were clean and well maintained. bbq area which was free. the stay was free, just needed to complete a permit. being right on the foreshore it did get a bit windy but nothing too bad. limited menu at the sports club for meals but very pleasant and friendly people.

We have enjoyed several days at the Parham camping ground. The toilets are clean and well maintained. The camp ground itself has several areas for motorhomes and caravans as well as tent top vehicles. Maximum stay is 14 days and you can read all the ‘rules’ on the attached photos. I went to use the BBQ and found it very clean, then realised it didn’t work. My guess is that the BBQs have been switched off because they weren’t being cleaned after use. I have seen this occur in many places unfortunately. The site does get windy as the ‘beach’ is over a small vegetation covered sand dune. The beach itself is covered in seaweed so it’s probably more suited to people with boats rather than those wanting to swim. All in all a good spot for a few days. Being ~80k’s to Adelaide it is a little too far to use as a base. The local Sports/Social Club does good meals, their Sunday evening fish’n’chip for $12 (up from $10 on (02/12/18) is great value and a decent feed.

The Parham Camping Ground now has a camping permit in place. The permit applications are located at the BBQ area and must be displayed on your vehicle. A maximum of 3 nights during school holidays and 7 nights in off peak times.
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    Lot 415 The Esplanade
    Parham, South Australia, 5501
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    -34.426102, 138.25602
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