The surf club operates a small and unique grassy campsite that borders right onto the golden sand. Coledale beach is beautifully sandwiched between the rolling blue surf of the pacific and the rolling green tree canopy of the Illawarra escarpment.

Just over 1 hour south of Sydney CBD, the small beachside village of Coledale is accessed by the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive via the stunning Sea Cliff Bridge. Well serviced from Sydney and the south coast by city rail trains and with regular local bus services. The stunning beach is bordered north and south by rocky outcrops that protect the beach from the worst of the weather, as well as offering excellent fishing spots. The beach is a great surfing spot, with the right conditions offering nice right and left hand breaks. Never as crowded as other comparable surf spots, Coledale Beach is a great location to enjoy the beach, swim, surf, fish, dive or just sit back, enjoy the views and sound of the surf at your doorstep. Regular visits by dolphins playing just off the beach and close views of migrating humpback and southern right whales just add to the experience.

For all enquiries please call the Campground office on (02) 4267 4302 or submit an enquiry form. The office is not open all the time so if you call, and we cannot answer, please leave a message.

The campsite is currently booked out for all Friday and Saturday nights til the end of 2023. Bookings from 22nd December to 28th January are on a waitlist. There are no beachfront sites on weekends in 2024 before February 2024 with limited availability from March til Easter.

Coledale Surf Life Saving Club Inc. manages the Camping Reserve under the License from Wollongong City Council. Our pricing has changed as of the 1st of July 2023. Current pricing list is:

Off Season2 person basisHigh Season2 person basis
Site Tariff is inclusive of 2 personsNightlyWeekend (2 night minimum booking -Fri/Sat)WeeklyNightlyWeekly
Powered Sites – including one car and/or caravan/motorhome/camper$40$45$250$55$385
Unpowered Sites – including one car and/or camper/ camper trailer or tent$30$35$190$45$315
Unpowered Sites with water & sullage – including one car and/or camper/ camper trailer or tent$35$40$220$50$350
Unpowered Beachfront Sites with water & sullage – including one car and/or camper/ camper trailer or tent$40$45$250$55$385
Unpowered Beachfront Sites – including one car and/or camper/ camper trailer or tent$35$40$220$50$350
Unpowered Tent only sites $25$30$160$38$266
Seniors Card only holders upon application
Powered Sites $30$35$190$50$350
Unpowered Sites$25$30$160$40$280
Unpowered Sites with water & sullage $30$35$190$45$315
Unpowered Beachfront Sites with water & sullage$35$40$220$50$350
Unpowered Beachfront Sites $30$35$190$45$315
Unpowered Tent only sites$20$30$140$35$245

Extra charges

Weekly discounts are not available in the On Season and School Holidays.

Off SeasonHigh Season
Extra persons (8 – 17years)$12$18
Extra persons ( + 18years)$20$23

Late check out to 3:00pm (conditions apply) 50% of daily rate

Late check out after 3:00pm (conditions apply) Full nightly rate

Cancellation fee – Refer to our cancellation policy

The Schedule of Fees & Charges is a guide only – Management discretion applies to Fees & Conditions & may be altered without notice


Coledale village

The village itself offers a range of shops and eating-places including Coledale RSL, Scarborough Wombarra Bowling Club (The Bowlo) cafe, takeaway and more formal dining. Other local centers of Austinmer, Thirroul, Stanwell Park and Bulli are great to shop, eat, drink or browse amongst the galleries and boutiques. Ideally positioned for short breaks from Sydney or for visitors to the area that want to be close to the attractions of Sydney, yet away from the hustle and bustle and close to nature (or for those on a tighter budget). Camping at Coledale beach offers a great location and a unique holiday

On site Amenities

Hot showers




Coin operated machines

Electric BBQ’s

Provided on the grass promenade for which there is no charge


Bookings can be made via phone or email to the campground office.

Bookings are essential and should be arranged well in advance


NO FIRES or heat beads

Full payment taken at time of booking. NOTE:The booking fee for Xmas must be paid prior to 1st of October

A refund for cancellation of a booking is NOT GIVEN.

Bookings are not transferable to other parties or dates

Camping on sites is restricted to designated sites allocated by the Caretaker

The Surf Club reserves the right to vary fees at any time. Generally, the fees will be reviewed annually

Checkout time is 10:00am unless otherwise agreed by the Caretaker.

Check in time is after 12pm

Minimum bookings

Swim season: Minimum of two nights on weekends during swim season

Weekends: Minimum of three nights or four on long weekends.

Christmas school holidays: Minimum of one week during Christmas school holidays

The cancellation of any booking will result in forfeiture of the full deposit.

Management reserves the right to refuse sites and to require occupants breaching the conditions of use to vacate the site immediately – No refunds will be made.

Fees and Charges

These fees cover 2 persons. Additional persons (exception children under 8 years) are charged per the schedule of fee’s. Payment of the total period of stay must be made when booking

Seniors Card Welcome

If you hold a valid Seniors Card you will be entitled discounts on the camp site stay rate. Please advise the camp site staff when making a booking