Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area Sunshine Coast

Soak up a tranquil sunset over Inskip Peninsula. Photo credit: © Ben Blanche

Camping in Inskip

Beach she-oaks, cypress pine and other coastal trees and shrubs shade Inskip Peninsula’s camping areas, which are ringed by open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores—all within 15 minutes drive of Rainbow Beach.

Wind and water conditions generally become calmer in areas where the peninsula curves westward towards Great Sandy Strait.

Permits

  • Camping permits for Inskip Peninsula camping areas are required and must be purchased before setting up campfees apply.
  • Buy permits well in advance.
  • When making your booking, you will need to know the name for the camping area you are booking. You must stipulate the place and dates you intend to camp. You cannot camp elsewhere during that period unless you amend your booking beforehand.
  • A camping permit booking number must be clearly displayed at your camp site.
  • Camping more than 30 days is prohibited in the Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area.
  • As mobile phone reception at Inskip can be intermittent, QPWS&P suggests purchasing your camping permit prior to arriving online or by visiting a permit issuing centre.
  • Summary of camping areas, including access and available facilities.

  • Information about making a booking and important things to know about local conditions and restrictions to help you plan your camping trip.

  • Inskip Peninsula camping areas are located in open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores 15 minutes drive from Rainbow Beach.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • There’s something for every camper at this waterfront spot on the western side of the peninsula. With shady and secluded sites this camping area gives you all the benefits of…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • There’s something for every camper at this popular beachside spot on the eastern side of the peninsula.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • There’s something for every camper at this popular beachside spot on the eastern side of the peninsula.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • This sheltered camping area is beachside accommodation at its greatest! Set yourself up here and explore the surrounding area.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • Explore the marine park and recreation area from this intimate seaside base with its endless ocean views.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • This is Inskip’s largest camping area and it won’t take you long to work out why it is also the most popular!

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • This sheltered camping area is beachside accommodation at its greatest! Set yourself up here and explore the surrounding area.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)