We stayed here for about a week around Australia Day 2013. Our pitch was on the left on the drive that leads down to the beach from reception. There are plenty of shady pitches with trees around. Facilities are generally good. Camp Kitchen is quite large with several sinks and places to prepare & cook food. Good Laundry area with machines too. However the ablution block should really have been given more attention by the cleaning staff, particularly in the height of the season when the park is at maximum occupancy. The standard of cleanliness around the showers and toilets was generally poor when we were there. Other than that, it is a great location, right next to the beach.
There is a small shop on site that sells Ice, Fishing Tackle, Snacks, and a small selection of groceries. Whilst we were there a guy from the local bakery came each morning in his van selling fresh bread, rolls and pastries. Augusta is about 15 minutes drive away, where there’s an IGA, Butchers, Café, Takeaway and Fuel. Three of Margaret River’s best caves to visit are just 15 minutes drive away too.
Hamelin Bay is quiet with no Bars, Restaurants or Shops in the immediate area. The beaches are lovely, with plenty of fishing, relaxing, and messing about in boats. Manta Rays visit the shore daily to be fed scraps of waste fish from the fishermen which is quite a sight.
We initially booked three nights and decided to extend our stay as we enjoyed it so much
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located around 20km north of Augusta and 40kms south of Margaret River, Hamelin Bay is well known for its stingrays. The number and size of them are amazing. You will be in awe of these inquisitive creatures. They will casually swim alongside you, and on some occasions even feed out of your hand. This is an incredible free experience, with no huge crowds and no appointment necessary! Hamelin Bay Holiday Park offers over 100 camping sites, with a mix of powered and unpowered. The park also has several caravan sites. If you prefer onsite accommodation then Hamelin Bay Holiday Park offers four different styles of cabins and cottages. ... more less