Camping

City of Albany offers six bushland camp sites.

Where can I camp?

Currently the City of Albany manages 6 camp sites, 5 of these are currently fee free (under review for the 2017/18 budget). Cape Riche currently charges $20 per night per site for up to 2 Adults and 3 Children, additional adults fees are $9/night and additional Children (6-16yrs) are $3/night. Cape Riche is also the only camping area within Albany that allows cooking fires (rules apply). Please take your own fire wood.

Cosy Corner East

A well protected campsite within easy walking distance of the beach for swimming, fishing and kayaking. The campsite is accessible by 2WD vehicles.

Facilities include public toilets, RV dump point, 24 camp bays (9 suitable for caravans) and beach access. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. Limited mobile phone signal is available. A seven day maximum stay applies to all campers all year round. A camp host is on site during the peak Summer period. No fires are allowed at any time.

Torbay West (Floodgates)

Shady campsite under mature Peppermint trees on the banks of the Torbay Inlet.

Facilities include a public toilet, bins and up to 9 camp bays. The site is not suitable for caravans or large camper trailers. There is no mobile phone reception. A seven day maximum stay applies to all campers all year round. There is access into Torbay inlet, which is suitable for fishing, swimming and kayaking. The ocean can be accessed via a short 4WD track. No fires are allowed at any time, dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. The campsite is accessible by 2WD along as gravel road.

East Bay

Very small campsite not suitable for caravans or large campervans due to steep nature of access road and limited turning in campsite.

Facilities are very limited and only include a public toilet and bins. There is no mobile phone reception. A seven day maximum stay applies to all campers all year round. No fires are allowed at any time, dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times.

Bettys Beach

A small campsite next to the beach. Camping is not permitted from Mid-February till the end of April each year when the site is utilised by professional fishermen.

This site is not suitable for caravans due to the extremely steep access road. Facilities include public toilet, bins and a gazebo. There is no mobile phone reception. A seven day maximum stay applies to all campers all year round. No fires are allowed at any time, dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times.  Camping is not permitted on the beach which is extremely soft sand and exposed to the surf and tides which pose a significant risk.

Normans Inlet

A protected and shady campsite approximately 300m back from the beach and on the edge of the Normans Inlet. A walk track and steps provides access to the beach, while the Inlet is suitable for fishing, kayaking and swimming.

Facilities include a public toilet, bins and up to 6 camp bays. There is no mobile phone reception. A seven day maximum stay applies to all campers all year round. No fires are allowed at any time, dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times .

Cape Riche

A fee of $20 per night per site for up to 2 Adults and 3 Children, additional adults fees are $9/night and additional Children (6-16yrs) are $3/night. Sites cannot be pre-booked. Facilities include public toilets cold showers, fish cleaning station, bins and public barbeques. Fires are allowed under strict guidance from the on-site caretaker, but you must bring in your own firewood prior to reaching the site. No dogs are allowed. Boats can be launched from the beach.

RV dump points

There are four RV dump points within the City of Albany.

  • Town information bay on Albany Highway (opposite Le Grande Ave)
  • Amity Quays off Princess Royal Drive (near the Brig Amity)
  • Cosy Corner East camp grounds, off Cosy Corner Road (in the western section)
  • Wellstead Town site on South Coast Highway (in the eastern section)

Please ensure that you thoroughly wash down the dump point after using it, with the water provided. Report any damage or issues to 1800 6330 00.