Free-camp right beside the stunning Lagoon Beach on Tasmania's east coast
It’s a great location to set up camp when you’re exploring the east coast. You can leave your gear behind and complete day trips to large number of incredible sites in the area.
Just near the campground are plenty of bushwalking and hiking trails, places to go swimming (especially right on the stunning Lagoon Beach at the campground), fishing, four-wheel driving and horse riding.
There’s a large variety of campsites at Lagoon Beach, ranging from those where you can set up your tent right next to your vehicle and close to the amenities, or wander a bit further and find yourself some privacy.
This is a free campground and individual sites can’t be booked. You’ll just need to show up and see if there’s some space available. In any case, you can stay up to four weeks at a time.
Spread throughout the campground are picnic tables and fire pits, although you’ll need to bring along your own fire wood.
There are toilets there that seem to be well maintained.
It’s a great bush campground and should have everything that you need for a comfortable camp trip full of activities right near your site.
Fishing at Lagoon Beach
Lagoon Beach is regarded as one of the best places for Surf Fishing along the entire coast line.
You can cast out straight over the waves from the beach just in front of the campground to try and catch Australian Salmon which are often over 2kgs. There are plenty of other fish in area, just off the coast that you’ll have a good chance in hooking. It can be a great activity to unwind and keep entertained after a day of exploring the area, then bring the fish back to your campsite and cook up some dinner.
Lagoon Beach attracts people for Surf Fishing from right across Tasmania.
There’s also a boat ramp on Lagoon Beach and plenty of great spots for fishing off-shore.
Getting to Lagoon Beach Campground
The campground is at the northern end of Lagoon Beach, just past the Lower Marsh Creek mouth.
Whether you’re coming in from the north or the south, you’ll need to take the Tasman Highway. When coming from the south, you’ll go past the coastal town of Seymour and it’s only another 15 minutes or so of driving.
If you’re coming from the north, you’ll either head along the Tasman Highway but most likely come inland from St Mary’s. Once you get to Saint Mary’s, exit the town to the south-east on Elephant Pass Road and turn left once you reach the Tasman Highway, it’s then just a short drive to the north, not long after you pass the Lower Marsh Creek.