Knobby Head North


3.9 from 17 users


**At this point the site remains free of charge however, Council resolved at the June 2020 meeting to introduce a fee structure which will be $20 per night, per vehicle. The fees will be introduced sometime in the new financial year. The 72 hour restricted period still applies.** Free camping right on the beach, nature based camping is allowed for up to 72 hours. You can camp for up to 3 nights in any period of 28 consecutive days in the Shire of Irwin, the coastal nodes including Cliff Head, Fresh Water Point and Knobby Head are classified as one location. No fee applies however we encourage visitors to support local businesses located in Dongara-Port Denison.

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Lat: -29.653724 Lng: 114.965622

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It's ok but got to be honest and say there are better spots. Just as well it's free at the moment as would not be prepared to pay $20 a night unless more was done. Sad to say the men's drop toilet was a disgrace and could not used. Moved to Cliff Head a few Kms north and that is a different story.



We stayed last night 21st March. Just us and a car with a couple. Nice spot for overnight or 72 hours if you want. Long drop toilets. Big rubbish bin. Walk to beach. Just beautiful calm sea. Would recommend for overnight.



Currently still free for 72 hours. Close to beach and has basic toilets and a skip bin.


User 1373366

Nice little spot right next to the beach. Little bit windy at night in case you sleep in a tend. Clean drop toilets provided.


User 2308191

If shire are charging in the future, I hope it goes towards tidying this strip of sites up as they're not what they could be with remnants of settlers shacks and property left where they once stood



Now open (as of 24/06/2020)


Wobbly Wombats

I just rang the Shire and they said : all free camping spots in this Shire are closed due to the Corona virus. However you can go to their fee paying caravan park or fee paying tourist resorts. (Meaning those fee paying places are free of Covid19 while self contained sanitised Vans in Knobby Head are not? ) We will bypass Dongara and Port Denison and get our fuel, hamburgers, pub food and drinks, souvenirs, Knick knacks, supermarket, before or after this town/shire. The locals must be doing well financially if they are squeezing people out.


ourroadtripadvantures what is going on??? We have been told to by Mark McGowan to Wander Yonder in WA but all the free shire camps are now closed as of 3hours ago??? Please explain?? This cannot possibly be due to covid!!



As Council is committed to the recovery of the local economy during COVID-19, the Shire of Irwin wishes to advise visitors to Dongara Port Denison that all Shire maintained (free) camping sites remain closed until further notice.


User 1861024

Closed due to COVID at the moment.

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