Camping On Flinders Beach Stradbroke Island

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Stradbroke Island camping

There is plenty of dog friendlyWestside Brisbane Dog Off Leash Parks. Read more … » bush camping in South East Queensland, but dog friendly beachDog Friendly Beaches Around Brisbane. Read more … » front camping was very hard to come by. The options might be few, but they are nothing les than fantastic in the BrisbaneThe Whitlams with Symphonie Des Femmes. Read more … » region. Stradbroke Island camping is possibly one of the most beautiful places any of my friends or family have camped. North Stradbroke Island camping is also a 10 to 60 minute drive from most Brisbane suburbs, (depending upon where you live) to the car ferry or barge, then a short trip across the island in your car to tracks that lead you and your 4wd to the beach.

We hadn’t had our family Summer holiday yet for the December/January timeframe. It didn’t help with all the rain that we have had in South East Queensland for the past few months. Luckily the weather was amazing for our late January trip to North Stradbroke Island, to camp on the beach with our dog at Flinders Beach.

There are 200 campsites along the beach and we were surprised to see that there are now several composting toilets scattered from the Point Lookout end to the Amity Point end of the beach.

The camping areas at the Amity Point end of Flinders Beach are dog off leash areas. This is helpful if you dog doesn’t like being tied up or on a lead 100% of the time. We found that it was wise to tie up our very friendly staffy overnight or when we were unable to supervise him as it isn’t always pleasant for other campers to have a unknown dog loitering around their campground. He’s friendly and very affectionate, but that tail is amazing at knocking stuff off tables and whipping toddlers in the eyes!

One of the many Flinders Beach campgrounds

One of the many Flinders Beach campgrounds

The Point Lookout end of Flinders Beach camping was a lot more exposed – less trees and less privacy from passing people and cars on the beach in front of you. The beach is also a lot narrower up this end, making it a little more dangeous with dogs and children with all of the four wheel drives going back and forth. Naturally this end of the beach is more populated by people and cars because of it’s close proximity to Point Lookout.

The Amity Point end of Flinders Beach was MUCH wider and there were only a fraction of the amount of cars and people on the beach, making it a safer alternative for those with pets and little people to look out for. The camping grounds here are also a lot more shaded and what I would consider – much prettier. There is also a cutting to the beach at this end of Flinders Beach too, via the Amity Point township.

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I have camped on many beaches in and around Queensland and Flinders Beach Straddie happens to be my favourite. The only downside is that we arrived at the end of the big holiday period and sadly, a lot of rubbish was left lying around some of the campsites. The ranger turned up on day 3 and had to do a huge clean up with his ute.

For more information, go to Straddie Camping http://www.straddiecamping.com.au/flinders-beach.php

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flinders beach stradbroke

 

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