redcliffeWhat’s missing from so many holiday destinations these days? Campgrounds that offer a relaxed uncrowded feel. Redcliffe campsite offers exactly this, sixteen campsites with a handful of cabins situated on your very own private bay, with all the facilities you could need.

The view over the campsite and bay

The view over the campsite and bay

Driving through Tumby Bay late in the afternoon we wanted to camp around the area but didn’t like the idea of having to squeeze into a caravan park and by accident we came across this little gem of a spot.

Amazing clear water

Amazing clear water

With the campsites situated high on the hill overlooking a pristine turquoise bay, you’ll think as we did you’ve found your own piece of paradise. Launching the boat from the beach we spent a few days out on the water catching squid and whiting and a handful of other fish, but the most amazing experience was having a pod of dolphins swimming around our tinnie.

redcliffeThe bay was also the perfect safe spot for the boys to run and splash in the water, and a walk along the cove made this such a relaxing location.

Ruins of the old school camp right on the beach

Ruins of the old school camp right on the beach

Redcliffe Campsite was originally donated to the Catholic Church back in the 1930s by a local farmer for them to run camps and get togethers. Over the years it has been used for school camps, and evidence of this remains right on the beach, with the ruins of one of the old building still standing, bringing character and a story to this lovely location. Recently they have opened the campsite up to the general public and we are certainly glad they did. If only more places were as small, private and as well maintained as Redcliffe.  redcliffe

If fishing at your doorstep, a beautiful calm protected bay where you wake to a glass finish and a beautiful sunrise over the rocks and water sounds like your idea of paradise then we definitely recommend Redcliffe Campsite of the Eyre Peninsula.

Where: Redcliffe Campsite is located 15km south of Tumby Bay on Trinity Haven Rd

Cost: Powered site for 2 $25per night unpowered for 2 $15 per night

More Info and Bookings: redcliffecampsite.com or contact Kathy on (08) 8688 1947

The lookout tower at Tumby Bay

The lookout tower at Tumby Bay

The view from the lookout tower

The view from the lookout tower