For water babies and lovers of the horizon, no holiday is complete without warm sand, saltwater and an uninterrupted view of the sea.
Our island home is surrounded by coast, and there are literally hundreds of parks that boast ocean views and waterfront activities, from the northern tip of Cape York to the dramatic vistas of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.
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Voting for Australia's Favourite holiday park has now closed.
Congratulations to all the nominees in this category: Best holiday park for a beach holiday.
The best holiday park for a beach holiday is... 1. Great Ocean Road Tourist Park
Great Ocean Road Tourist Park says: "Spectacular, uncrowded beaches to explore at your leisure – sound impossible along the Great Ocean Road? It’s not, and Great Ocean Road Tourist Park is the ideal place to stay while doing so!
Set on the Curdies River Inlet at the quiet south-west Victorian town of Peterborough, the Park is picturesque and tranquil, and just a short walk to some of Victoria’s most spectacular beaches."
Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park says: "Our park has everything everyone wants when going on a holiday, from camping with pets to luxurious cabins 20 metres from the beach to glamping in our safari tents on our river, plenty of fun for the kids, or a beautiful romantic getaway. We have our friendship farm, jumping pillow, two pools, kayak and stand up paddle board hire and much more."
Stockton Beach Holiday Park says: "Spanning 32 kilometres of pure white sand, Stockton Beach is simply stunning. Its enormous sand dunes, wildlife, history and superb accommodation make this the ultimate beach holiday destination."
Brooms Head Caravan Park says: "Our park is the prettiest park on the North Coast. Quiet and relaxed, it boasts total beach frontage for 1.5km. We cater for caravans, tents and villa accommodation. It's a great place to reconnect with family and friends and the great outdoors."
Surfbeach Holiday Park Narooma says: "We are situated on Narooma's main Surfbeach and next to the Narooma Golf Course (a top 100 golf course). The park is the perfect getaway for golfers, people with pets, couples and families. There are uncrowded pristine beaches within 30 steps of the park."