Camp by the beach on the northern side of Perth at Burns Beach Caravan Park
Burns Beach caravan park is a good spot to set up the caravan that’s just next to the beach and not too far from the main attractions of Perth.
The caravan park has grassy camp sites with plenty of room, then a lot of the rest of the park is made up of short or long-term rental cabins, many of which are used as holiday homes or occupied by permanent residents. In a way, it’s almost like a holiday park version of a retirement village, but in a much nicer way than that sounds.
At the park entrance, there’s a cafe with a large outdoor seating area and across the road is Burns Beach – a great place to cool off after venturing into Perth’s CBD on a hot day.
There’s a bike path and walking trail going right along the beach in either direction, ideal for walking the dog and you’ve got to make the most of it, as most of the beaches in the area aren’t dog friendly, with the exceptional of some small areas.
Heading to Perth City from the Caravan Park
It’s only about a 30 minute drive to get right into the centre of Perth from Burns Beach Caravan Park. It’s an easy drive that’s mostly along a freeway. You can also take a train line, as there are stations with-in about 10 minutes from the caravan park.
Burns Beach is a good location to stop at when heading along the west coast, as it’s little effort to head into the city then retreat to the affordable accommodation by the beach. Even on a cool day, the coastline provides a nice back drop in the evening. If you’re heading north afterwards, with-in minutes you’ll already be out of Perth from the caravan park and on your way, alternatively, jump on the free way and easily make your way out to the south.
Burns Beach Caravan Park Facilities
In the centre of the caravan park is a large amenities block with toilets and showers, beside laundry facilities. All of these facilities are relatively new and although they’re cleaned regularly and not too bad, they could do with a bit of maintenance and an upgrade.
There are several outdoor camp kitchens with a barbecue and sink, but just like the amenities, they’re not in a great condition, but good enough to get the job done.
Getting to Burns Beach from the Perth CBD
When you’re in Perth or heading through from the south, such as Margaret River, you’ll probably be on the Mitchell Freeway and if not, make it happen.
Drive for around 30 minutes to the north of the CBD and then you’ll need to exit at Burns Beach Road.
Not long after exiting the freeway, there’s a super market and petrol station on your left, which is handy to pick up some supplies on the way. Then keep heading west towards the coast on Burns Beach Road.
Drive almost all of the way to the end and go through several round abouts. Turn right at Ocean Parade and you’ll see Burns Beach Caravan Park on your left, you’ll enter behind the cafe next to the beach car park.