We struck gold when we found this campsite. Only 12km from the main road, it ends at an inlet that leads to the ocean.
There is a quick 350m walk to Normans Beach – named after one of the first European families to settle in the area in 1795. The adjacent beach is called Betty’s Beach – after a little girl who frequented the spot with her family.
The beaches are framed by rocky headlands on either side, with distant islands and peninsulas that create a fantastical view close to paradise.
Camping is by the inlet only, with sites marked with a low wooden fence, but you are still close to the clear water and paperbark trees. The magpies are very friendly and come to visit when you have some tucker out. The sites are basic, bins are provided and one scary drop toilet.
We arrived in the late afternoon on a Saturday and it was deserted, but by 7pm, it was a full house, leaving us to believe that this is a popular camping spot for both travellers and locals.