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Chili Beach

15/10/2016
Travel around AU
Chili Beach Cape York

Cape York Camping

Chili beach is a coastal campground on the eastern edge of Cape York. It’s a windy place, and the best campsites offer some shelter from the relentless wind. Chili beach is a great place for a walk; you can find nautilus and other special shells on the high tide mark, and if you head south along the beach you’ll come across a very cool tree with a rope swing that the kids will love.

Getting there

The road from the PDR to Iron Range has been upgraded recently and is now a pretty easy 4×4 road. That doesn't mean that a caravan can get in there as there are still washouts and narrow sections.
From the ranger station turnoff to Chili Beach remains pretty rough and is slippery when it rains

Facts

  • There are 25 numbered sites which are very popular during peak periods.
  • Plan your visit and obtain a permit in advance.
  • No mobile coverage
  • Best fishing is along the beach at the creek mouth but beware of the salty that lives in the mangroves and creek
  • The camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicles only.
  • Bring adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, screened tents or mosquito nets, a fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle