Trial Bay Gaol camping area
This is a spectacular camping area on a sheltered surf beach, accessed via Cardwell St in South West Rocks. It’s well appointed, with coin-operated showers, powered and unpowered sites, electric BBQs, a kiosk and even a restaurant. It is also popular, so bookings for peak periods are essential. There’s a number of enjoyable walking trails, as well as all the water activities a beautiful beach can offer.
How to book: NPWS South West Rocks (02) 6566 6168
This campsite is located in Arakoon State Conservation Area
One of the historic drawcards of this pleasant and popular place, 3 km east of South West Rocks, is Trial Bay Gaol. In the late 1880s it was a Public Works Prison; during World War II it was used as an internment camp. Surrounding the headland are picturesque sandy beaches and easy walks.
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