Steel City Sport Fishing Club members from Whyalla, stayed at the Parry Beach Camp Area in August 2010, for four nights. This most delightful camp area is located on the coast between Walpole to the West and Denmark to the East. It is right on the beach just six kms off the main South Coast Highway at the end of a good bitumen road.
It is a Council run camping area staffed by volunteers who live in a small cottage near the entrance to the camping area. They do not take bookings and the maximum permitted stay is about 3 weeks. A daily tariff of around $8.00 per rig is charged and generators are allowed in the area.
It is a longish park with all unpowered sites that extend quite a distance through an almost complete cover/canopy of peppermint trees. There are two toilet/shower blocks cleaned daily, the older one closer to the beach is all cold water but there is a fairly new solar heated shower toilet block further back in the camping area. People with bigger rigs would need to be mindful of the overhanging trees in places. We were able to easily park six pop top vans to seventeen feet, in close proximity around a campfire site of our choosing.
It is an ideal place to access the many attractions only short drives away in the surrounding area. These included the towns of Denmark and Walpole, and attractions such as the Shannon National Park, Circular Pool, Walpole tree top walk, Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks and the many local art, craft and produce outlets which sell a wide range of goods ranging from handicrafts/homewares, chocolates, apple cider, honey meads and more. There is direct access to the beach for long walks and fishing.
Photos and report on this page were kindly supplied by our roving reporter Roger Sando and Darlene Collins in July 2017.