Shuck oysters to the sounds of crashing waves at Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park, before hitting the sands for a sunset stroll. Let lapping waves tickle the feet, or snorkel among fish at this protected, gentle patch of Bosanquet Bay. Or bring your best mate and lodge in a dog-friendly cabin.
As an official end point of the Nullarbor, Ceduna offers great fishing, squidding and crabbing plus sand driving to complete your coastal and desert-bound adventures.
Owners and onsite managers Anna and Lynton are seasoned Aussie travellers. And with Googs Track and the Nullarbor nearby, overlanders can check in at the office till 9pm and wash the car and boat onsite before journeying home. Of course, there’s always the 24-hour reception should your plans come undone.
Native trees planted onsite thrive to shelter your weary shoulders, thanks to park’s clever water capture systems. There’s even a free bounty of grapes and figs if the onsite vines and trees are fruiting.
In peak season, heed the essential ring of the bushie’s line around a communal fire-pit as local musicians entertain to the waft of snags. If you like a party, there’s also the Oysterfest hosted once a year on the banks of Murat Bay.
The campsites at Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park are secluded with some large enough for tent-style camper trailers. Site options include power, unpowered, private ensuites, plus drive-through setups for hassle-free departures. There’s also a dump site for travellers with black tank facilities in a caravan or motorhome.
For outstanding views undercover, check out the beach-fronted eco-villas set within dunes with spa, linen, and continental breakfast options available. Closer to reception, you’ll find multi-bedroom units that sleep up to seven.
Plus there’s free Wi-Fi onsite and access to a public phone–no matter your choice of accommodation.
Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park suits all kinds of travellers. Pet-friendly sites are available year-round with animals welcomed indoors in dog-built cabins. Recline alongside your pal opposite your privately gazetted courtyard, under cover with a table and chair. And, if you bring the leash, you can stretch their legs along the beach a short walk away.
There’s a playground, pedal buggy hire and games room for the kids with family-style ensuites and baby’s bath. And, if you’re in a wheelchair, enjoy fully-accessible cabins plus disabled facilities and a full size bath in the shared amenities.
Enjoy free electric barbecues, a camp kitchen with full cooking facilities or fire up your own with Elgas SWAP’n’GO at the well-stocked kiosk.
Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park has several walking tracks within its 55-acre boundary including the publicly-accessible Ceduna Shelly Beach Dune Walk Trail. In town is the Ceduna Foreshore Jetty and Walk Trail, and the Pinky Point Lookout overlooking the wharf and port.
If you’re into fishing, there’s ample opportunity throw a line beyond the park’s borders with reels, bait and rods for sale at reception. Or, hire a crab net and try your hand a crabbing during the allocated season. In town, catch squid and fish sheltering beneath the jetty. If you come up trumps, you’ll find a steady supply of Ceduna oysters in town
To engage 4×4, take the 4km stretch along Shelly Beach right near the park.
Pretty Ceduna is just 3km from the park. Although remote, it’s well serviced with supermarkets open after five, dentists, hospital and medical facilities, mechanics, a post office, men’s shed and more. You’ll have your pick with seafood, too, and there’s great pizza and pub fare as well.
Fatten the art collection at Ceduna Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre Discover with works for sale and on display from more than 100 artists of the West Eyre region. The National Trust Museum is also worth a look.
Near Ceduna admire Peter Island in Decres Bay at Wittlebee Conservation Park or spot birdlife from mangroves and rocky headlands at Laura Bay Conservation Park. A 15-minute drive north will take you to the McKenzie Ruins near the Denial Bay Jetty.
Further south-east via the coast, there’s Streaky Bay and Elliston or head inland east to Wudinna. For a challenge, weave through coastal shrub and dunes up Googs Track. An hour west you’ll find the Penong Woolshed Museum and the spectacular surf beach, Cactus Beach. Then, push on for Head of Bight, of the Great Australian Bight.
244 Decres Bay Road, Ceduna SA 5690, Australia
(08) 8625 2012
State: South Australia
CIAA Accredited: No
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