Watsons Bay camping area
Watsons Bay camping area is just behind the beach in scenic Watsons Bay. Some shade is offered by beachfront vegetation.
Camping area facilities
- Anchoring allowed
- Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
- Mooring points
- Picnic tables
- Toilets (non-flush)
- Tent camping
- Long walk to tent
- Cultural and historic sites
Camping area features: just behind the beach in scenic Watsons Bay. Some shade is offered by beachfront vegetation. The camping area is adjacent to the day-use area and close to the network of walking tracks around the island.
Location: in Watsons Bay on the north-west side of Lizard Island.
Access: on foot from the airstrip (1.2km; campers must carry all their gear) or by boat in Watsons Bay.
Number of sites: five sites (separate but not numbered).
Camp sites are suitable for: tents.
Camp site surface: sand.
Facilities: composting toilet, picnic tables and gas barbecue (hot plate only, no burners). Poles are also provided for erecting shelters for shade. Water is available from a hand pump 250m from the camping area or from a tap at the Marlin Bar. Treat all water before drinking.
Open fires: not allowed.
Generators: not permitted.
Essentials to bring: rubbish bags, insect repellent, insect-proof tents, tarpaulins for extra shade and pots and pans to use on the barbecue. Water containers and water-treating equipment are also required. Read more about before you visit.
Mobile phone coverage: not available.
- Campground water supply disrupted 16 April to 31 May 2021