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Camping
Dog walking
Picnicking
Surfing

Nestled among the sand dunes, Johanna Beach is a good spot for camping with dogs, caravaning, picknicking and walking. Surfing is also popular here.

There are 50 grassy campsites at Johanna Beach. There are also toilets.

Be self-sufficient with drinking water as there is none provided.

Book your stay

Advance bookings and payment are required year round.

Great Ocean Walk Hike-in and Group Campsites

Along with the car-based camping area, there is also a a purpose-built Great Ocean Walk hike-in camping area and a group camping area at Johanna Beach set on a ridge with spectacular ocean views.

The hike-in campsite is in a sheltered area under Cypress trees and has eight individual camp pads set into the surrounding bushland. Each camp pad has room for a 2-3 person tent. There is a maximum of 12 people per hiker party, booking no more than four hike-in campsites at each location.

The group camping area offers larger and more open sites catering for groups up to16 people with enough room for eight 2-3 person tents.

Registration fees apply at these hike-in and group campsites and hikers must book at least two weeks in advance.

There is one tank with untreated rainwater and composting toilet facilities.

Accessibility information for the day visitor area

Access is via Johanna Road, Johanna. This road is not suitable for large buses.

Facilities

The day visitor area consists of a beach viewing area, information shelter and accessible pit toilets.

Parking

There is a designed carpark that can accommodate around 20 vehicles. The carpark has a compacted earth and gravel surface and has a significant cross slope. There is no designated disabled parking or parking for longer vehicles.

Toilet facilities

There are three standard toilet cubicles and a unisex accessible toilet that services the day visitor area. They can be accessed by the carpark or the gravel service road, and then up a grass slope leading to the toilets. The slope is quite steep for wheelchairs but works are underway for a tiered compacted gravel path.

johanna beach visitor area - toilet block 

The entrance to the accessible toilet cubicle is approximately 870mm wide with an inward swinging door. The door has a turnstile locking mechanism. There is ample room for manoeuvrability in the cubicle and there are two types of toilet roll dispensers. Grab railing is on the left side of the cubicle wall and extends behind the toilet. The cubicle also has a bench seat.

johanna beach visitor area & campground - toilet cubicle 

The vanity basin is located outside the toilet cubicles and is accessible for wheelchairs. It has a knob handle cold water tap and a stainless steel mirror.

johanna beach visitor area - basin outside toilet 

There is no mains power in this toilet.

Tank water can only be accessed from the vanity basin tap.

Other facilities

An information shelter is only a few metres from the service road but is situated on a slope making it difficult for wheelchair access.

The Johanna Beach Lookout is not accessible to wheelchairs due to the significant gradient of the path and steps.

The path leading from the carpark to Johanna Beach is not accessible for wheelchairs due to many steps and very loose sand.

Other Information

Dogs are permitted on leads at Johanna Beach Day Visitor area.

Accessibility information for the camping area

Access is via Johanna Road, Johanna. This road not suitable for large buses

Facilities

Facilities in the camping area include designated campsites, pit toilets and taps providing limited tank water

Campsites

The Johanna Beach drive in camping area has a range of campsites located close to Johanna Beach. Sites are located on undulating grassland with some limited shelter provided by coastal vegetation.  A number of the campsites are on slopes making them unsuitable for wheelchair access.

johanna beach campground - campground 

Parking is on the grass generally next to the campsite. There are no designated paths leading all the way to the toilets.

There are no designated fireplaces or picnic tables provided for the camping sites. Campfires are not permitted at the site.

Toilet facilities

There are two standard toilet cubicles and a unisex accessible toilet servicing the camping area. Access is via the gravel service road and then up a short compacted gravel path leading to the toilets. There is no designated path leading from the campsites directly to the toilets; wheelchairs are required to go over grassy surfaces and parts of the service road.

johanna beach campground - gravel path to toilets 

The entrance to the accessible toilet cubicle is approximately 870mm wide with an inward swinging door. The door has a turnstile locking mechanism. There is ample room for manoeuvrability in the cubicle and there are two types of toilet roll dispensers. Grab railing is on the left side of the cubicle wall and extends behind the toilet. The cubicle also has a bench seat.

johanna beach visitor area & campground - toilet cubicle 

The vanity basin is located outside the toilet cubicles and is accessible for wheelchairs. It has a knob handle cold water tap and a stainless steel mirror.

johanna beach campground - basin outside toilets 

Other Information

There is no mains power in this toilet or in the camping area. Tank water for camp use can only be accessed from the vanity basin tap.

Johanna Beach is not accessible by wheelchair from the camping area.

Dogs are permitted on leads in the campground

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