Beach Camping At Its Best- South Australia

Beach Camping, Fishing and Cave Exploring

South Australia has some of the most amazing coastlines we have seen on our travels. What is even better is when you find yourself going to sleep listening to the waves and waking up to a pod of dolphins swimming by while you enjoy a cup of coffee and your feet in the sand.

This is why we loved camping at Rapid Bay Campgrounds. For a small fee we were able to enjoy all of the above plus some beach fishing and the kids loved riding the waves everyday.

Rapid Bay is located in the Fleurieu Peninsula and is a quiet coastal beach away from all local towns. The nearest grocery store is in Second Valley which is just under 10 kilometres away so ensure you bring everything with you including plenty of water.

Can you spot our Essential van?

We spent a few days here over the Mothers Day weekend, it was relaxing to say the least. Everyday we played a game of cricket and threw a line out from the shore and only caught one fish. If you are a keen fisher then I would suggest on heading over to the jetty and fishing from there.

Rapid Bay is not just a great off-grid camping spot but a great place to explore some bat caves. One hundred metres up the beach is a large cave inhabitated with bats. Don’t forget to take a torch and some courage and you can walk into the dark passage ways of the bat cave.

Picnics on the beach

From Rapid Bay Campgrounds we did a few day trips to different places in the area. I highly recommend heading into Vincent Harbor and exploring there. We took our fishing rods and visited all the jetty’s in the area (below is Encounter Bay boat ramp).

Victor Harbor has a great foreshore to walk along and a large playground for the kids. We enjoyed lunch at one of the pubs and then went for a walk to Granite Island. Granite Island is beautiful and is a must-do when visiting Victor Harbor. If walking isn’t your thing then you can also take a horse and cart across the bridge.

Encounter Bay boat ramp

If you have any other additional things to do or see in or around the area please leave a comment below.

Kylie and Dan from Fearless and Free Range

Sunset from Rapid Bay Campgrounds