Sandy Cape Recreation Park
Sandy Cape Recreation Park
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lovetolife298
Ham, UK152 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Absolutely LOVED this site! Such a great find. Travelling in a motor home with my husband and small baby (1.5yrs) and it was heaven.

We arrived in the late afternoon on a Saturday and only just managed to get a spot (it’s not possible to book in advance).

The road is smooth however the last 1km into the site and around is track so a bit bumpy but totally fine for a touristy motor home!

Lots of people set up with proper hardcore rigs - very cool!

The site was super friendly and spaced out.

We didn’t pay on entry because we didn’t know if we’d get a spot but there’s a second pay box / honesty box once your in.

Anywhere you park up you’ve got loads of space and it’s a nano second walk to a pristine beach. Flour like sand, crystal clear and calm water. Great for swimming and walking around - we saw a BIG ray!!

We were there just the one night but could easily have stayed longer.

The only facilities are block loos so bring everything you need with you!
Written March 12, 2023
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Kelly S
Joondalup, Australia10 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We decided to do an overnight at sandy cape as we had never been before and also have a year old kelpie that has severe fomo and loves a swim and a dig in the sand. The bay directly off the south camp track was absolutely beautiful, like being on rotto except better! The water is so warm and still, perfect for sup’ping, snorkeling, floating… we went just after school holidays and although a few people were there we had our privacy. Only downer was the wind, we didn’t account for the wind strength. Our Kmart tents were no match for the gale force winds ripping through ‘tent land’ and we decided to get tf out of dodge. Caravans, swags, roof top tents maybe but flimsy discount store tents made of paper clips and chewy wrappers? I’d not risk it.
Written February 9, 2023
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Spennygirl
Perth, Australia49 contributions
Jan 2020
We had been before a couple of times but never to stay and were always worried about going in case it was full when we arrived as you are unable to book. We took the chance on a mid week school holiday period and were really surprised to find that there was plenty of space.

The beach is amazing with sand dunes at one end and a nice sheltered cove around the corner at the other end. Sand boarding on the dunes is a must and loads of fun for the whole family. I read about the great snorkelling from other posts but I don't think that it would be that good looking at the visibility in the sea. There was also a lot of seaweed which I don't remember there being as much in the past.

The camp site is great with long drop toilets only and no showers, water or power. $20 is a fair price for the location but with no power or water it is excessive when you are unable to book and risking not getting a plot after a 3 hour drive. I would be really happy to see a online booking system with some strict conditions so that at least you know you have the opportunity to get a plot in peak periods.

Will definitely be back but not sure when as we were talking to other families who claim that on normal weekends it is really difficult to get a plot so not really happy to take the risk.
Written January 17, 2020
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Joachim M
3 contributions
May 2021
Rangers only ensure that you pay your fee. Nothing more.
We had a drunken idiot next to us playing extremely loud music and screaming until 11 pm.
There was nothing we could do, nobody there to assist.
Night before people were playing music until 12pm.
Left this place distressed and tired. Not our idea of a holiday.
If you pay for your stay there should be a Ranger there to make sure idiots behave themselves.
Written May 30, 2021
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Jeanette
Perth, Australia2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Definitely would recommend trip Sandy Cape from Jurien Bay only 18 km north to swim in the pristine crystal calm waters kayaking. sand boarding bush hiking fishing. boating. etc or if you prefer camping etc
Written November 27, 2021
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TravelGrooveLisa
Perth, Australia129 contributions
Sep 2021
What a lovely beach, only 10km north of Jurien Bay. The water is calm in this bay, flanked by rock on either side. Lovely to walk along if its too windy or cold to swim. There is a caravan behind the dunes - perfect for those who truly want to get away from the crammed tourist caravan parks. You must add this beach to your list.
Written September 24, 2021
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LDG
Secret Harbour, Australia640 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
Rated the Sandy Cape beach .
The sand was white and spongy , massive dune that kids and adults were sand boarding down , paddle boards for hire , 4x4s parked on the beach and everyone enjoying a swim .The weekend was wet and wild , but when we went to the beach , the sun came out and we made the most of it. Water temp was great and pretty sheltered from the wind right around where there is a pretty big rock half in the water. Will be back , to maybe try out the camp facilities and mimic hyena noises.
Fair bit of Sea weed which sucked . Just brought me down to Very good.
Written November 15, 2020
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia4,572 contributions
Jul 2022
Sandy Cape is somewhere we have been quite a few times and when the weather is good,its amazing with stunning water,cool breezes and lots of marine life.This time we dropped through in winter and a front came through dropping 38mls on Jurien.Not so nice when its pouring down and its freezing as well.Try and make your trip when you can enjoy the hot weather and thens there no chance of being flooded in on the road to Sandy Cape which nearly happened to us.Drop toilets which are very clean.BBQ facilities and long beautiful walks along the beach.Plenty of room even when its full.Its 420 a night for a site which is paid to the caretaker or ranger.Whichever comes to collect and please pay as it goes to keeping the facilities in the great condition that they are in.Dump points and bins out of the campgrounds
Written August 1, 2022
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kate3862
Grenoble, France101 contributions
Oct 2021
One of my favorite spot in the area, short walk to the platform with great view.
Only downside it the campground, the toilet are really dirty. We stayed in lots of Campground and this one was by far, the worst. For $20 it unacceptable, not even a brush the wash it. We tried all of the toilet of the campground and they were all in the same shape. Will visit again but will not stayed there.
Written October 28, 2021
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Josie.Antonina
Scarborough, Australia25 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I was holding off reviewing this gem, as I wanted to keep this a secret. That said, I wanted to show Sandy Cale some love since it’s always been so lovely.

I’ve camped here several times; with my partner, my mother, my bestie and an overseas friend—all separate occasions.

Every visit has been great. The site is clean, accessible and is dynamic enough to host many types of campers.

Please be mindful when visiting this gorgeous place. My last visit, I had to save a seagull that was trapped in fishing wire.
Written August 1, 2020
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