The Best Byron Bay Campsites (For All Budgets)
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Byron Bay is one of those spots in Australia that you have to hit up and for those road tripping along the coast there are plenty of Byron Bay campsites to choose from.

So if you’re travelling around Australia in a campervan or car here’s your guide to the best Byron Bay campsites for all styles and budgets…

The Best Byron Bay Campsites

Quick overview

Our top pick = Glen Villa Resort

Cheapest option = Arts Factory Lodge and Belongil Fields

Closest to the beach = Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park or Reflections Holiday Park

Best Location = First Sun Holiday Park

Best for backpackers = Arts Factory Lodge

Biggest range of facilities = Discovery Parks Byron Bay


Broken Head Campsite

Distance from Byron town centre = 8.6km

Camping Pitches from: $34

Powered Campervan pitches from: $39

The furthest campsite from Byron Bay town itself, Broken Head is about a 15 minute drive out of town, but I’ve included it on the list as it’s an awesome option for those who dont want to be based in the Bay, or another great stop just before you hit Byron Bay

Situated on the stunning beach of Broken Head you’ll be a short stroll from the sand and waves here – which include both a beach break and point break.

It’s a beautiful place to chill out for a few nights, soak up the nature of Broken Head Nature Reserve as well as enjoying some scenic coastal walks and beach time!

Facilities Include; 

  • Undercover BBQ areas
  • Laundry
  • Small on site shop
  • Amenities block


Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park

Distance from Byron town centre = 6.1km

Camping Pitches from: $40

Powered Campervan pitches from: $40

Situated in the suburb of Suffolk Park, this Byron Bay campsite puts you about a 10 min drive from the centre of town. However Suffolk Park itself has all the facilities you’ll need – including bars, shops and a few restaurants.

Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park is exactly that – beachfront! With it’s own private access to the beach you can enjoy some epic time on the sand and for surfers there are plenty of fun peaks to enjoy across this long stretch of coast.

In fact you can head out and walk right all the way to Broken Head or left all the way up to Tallows and the Byron Lighthouse!

Another great option for those who dont want to be directly in Byron Bay but still want all the beach vibes.

Facilities include:

  • Modern camp kitchen
  • Free BBQs
  • Undercover dining area
  • Laundry
  • Free wifi
  • Snack shop
  • Bodyboard hire


Red Devils Camping

Distance from Byron town centre = 3.3km

Camping Pitches from: $

Powered Campervan pitches from: $

Just a 5 minute drive into the centre of town Red Devil Campground it actually part of the rugby club.

To be honest out of all the options on the list value wise this isn’t the best as facilities are limited and the setup is pretty basic.

For a few extra dollars a night you can get a much better setup at a Bryon Bay campsite in the centre of town!

Facilities include;

  • Amenities block


Ingenia Holiday Park

Distance from Byron town centre = 3.8km

Camping Pitches from: $30

Powered Campervan pitches from: $30

A great value option packed with facilities, Ingenia Holiday Park is just a 5 minute drive into the centre of Byron Bay and even has a public bus stop right opposite it so you can easily explore everything Byron has to offer.

The campsite itself boats everything from a large swimming pool to kids playground, wellness centre and even a skate ramp – making it ideal for everyone from families to backpackers.

A short 5 minute walk from the main campsite (which offers both powered and unpowered sites and even en suite pitches) is Tallow Beach – miles of sand to explore and as you would expect from the area heaps of fun surf spots too.

Facilities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • On site cafe/restaurant
  • Wellness centre
  • Pool table
  • Moden camp kitchens
  • Bike hire
  • Kids playground
  • Skate ramp
  • Basketball court
  • TV room
  • Free wifi

Discovery Parks Byron Bay

Distance from Byron town centre = 2.5km

Camping Pitches from: $22

Powered Campervan pitches from: $37

A favourite amongst a range of travellers – from families to backpackers – Discovery Parks Byron Bay comes with one of the biggest rage of facilities of all the Byron Bay campsites on the list.

Obviously the big draw for travellers with families is the waterpark and swimming pool facilities, and to be honest anywhere with a pool t escape the Aussie heat is going to be a good option!

It’s slightly out of town (roughly the same distance as Red Devils and Ingenia is on the other side of Byron) but there’s a nice chilled cycle path and walkway, with Belongil Beach only a short walk from the campsite as well.

Facilities include:

  • BBQs
  • Kids facilities
  • Bouncing pillow
  • Swimming pool
  • Waterpark
  • Wifi
  • Camp kitchen
  • Restaurant

Glenn Villa Resort – **Our Top Pick**

Distance from Byron town centre = 350m

Camping Pitches from: $35

Powered Campervan pitches from: $45

Out of all the Byron Bay campsites this is the one we’d personally recommend.

Situated slap in the centre of town it’s about 100m from the central bus stop, restaurants, bars and shops – with the beach just a 5-10 minute walk depending on which Byron Bay beach you want to chill at.

It’s also one of the most chilled campsites we’ve stayed in Byron too and despite the central location you’ll get a solid nights sleep here.

Also make sure you ask about the weekly rates which work out great value.

Facilities include;

  • Swimming pool
  • Camp kitchen
  • BBQs
  • Free wifi
  • Laundry


First Sun Holiday Park

Distance from Byron town centre = 50m

Camping Pitches from: $50

Powered Campervan pitches from: $58

If you’re looking for the campsite closest to the action you then First Sun Holiday Park wins out for most central location, it back onto one of the main strips in Byron with restaurants, shops and bars, as well as just being around the corner from the Byron Beach Hotel – one of the most popular bars and music venues in town.

But as an added sweetener it also has direct access to the beach too – with The Wreck just in front.

As with most of the campsites in town you’ll be within easy reach of numerous surf spots, but the punchy lefts and rights of the Wreck (named after the iconic shipwreck which juts out of the water) is the closest.

It’s not the cheapest, but you are paying for that location.

Facilities include;

  • Free wifi
  • 2 camp kitchens
  • BBQs
  • Snack shop
  • Night security


Reflections Holiday Park

Distance from Byron town centre = 1km

Camping Pitches from: $60

Powered Campervan pitches from: $68

Although this is one of the most expensive options when it comes to Byron Bay campsites the location is pretty spot on – and the site runs straight onto Clarkes Beach.

Surfers will be stoked as they’re in walking distances of the Pass – a world famous right hand point break, as well as numerous beach breaks along Main Beach, The Wreck and of course out front at Clarkes too.

You’ll be an easy 5 minute walk into the main town of Byron – either via the beach or pathways – so an array of bars, restaurants and shops are easily within reach.

Facilities include:

  • BBQs
  • Camp kitchen
  • Kids facilities
  • Laundry
  • Wifi


Belongil Fields

Distance from Byron town centre = 2.7km

Camping Pitches from: $30

Powered Campervan pitches from: $35

The original festival site of Bluesfest and Splendour in the Grass, Belongil Fields is just opposite Discovery Parks and is one of the most budget friendly options, especially for those travelling solo as there are discounts for single pitch occupancy.

To be honest the price reflect the facilities and it’s pretty basic overall, so you get what you pay for, but worth mentioning for those who are looking to base themselves in Byron but want to keep accommodation costs down.

Facilities include;

  • Camp kitchen
  • BBQs (paid)
  • Laundry


Arts Factory Lodge

Distance from Byron town centre = 1km

Camping Pitches from: $18

Campervan pitches from: $18

Ok so this is a slight curveball in the Byron Bay campsites list as the Arts Factory is actually a hostel not a campsite!

That being said though they do have a campground within the hostel grounds and those with camper vans can rent a parking space to stay the night – which also gives you access to all the hostel facilities too.

Nicknamed “The Jungle” the in-house campground is definitely a bit rough around the edges with some long term residents pimping out their setup with full double beds, gazebos and more!

A great option for backpackers wanting to be social but also on a bit of a budget – spaces are limited (max 40) so it’s best to call and book in advance – also they do cap the length of stay during peak periods so keep that in mind too.

Facilities include;

  • Swimming pool
  • Tour desk
  • Bike hire
  • Surfboard hire
  • Kitchen
  • Fire pit
  • Brewery and bar
  • Cinema

Have you stayed at any Byron Bay campsites?

Which would you recommend?


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