A choice of two parks with frontage to Smiths Lake at Cellito Beach.

At the end of Sandbar Road you'll find two hidden gems at Sandbar between Smiths Lake and the Pacific Ocean:

  • Sandbar Holiday Park has absolute frontage to Smiths Lake with a 500m walk to beautiful Cellito Beach.
  • Bushland Holiday Park is a camper's paradise in a natural bush setting with majestic eucalypts. Smiths Lake is just across the road with the boardwalk access to Cellito Beach only 500ms away.

Smiths Lake offers fun for all the family with safe swimming, kayaking and fishing. Other activities here are bushwalking and a challenging game of golf.


  • Ensuite cabins and standard cabins
  • Powered and unpowered sites
  • Clean toilet and shower facilities
  • Laundries
  • Definitely no pets in either park
  • Convenience store
  • Petrol, LPG refills and ice
  • Wood fire barbecues (wood available at cost per bag)
  • Gas barbecues available for hire
  • Challenging 9 hole golf course (club hire available)

What did others have to say?

Amanda Breitfuss

2 months ago

What a wonderful camp spot. Peaceful as paradise. The amenities were great,showers are hot. Washing machine if you need. I can’t recommend this beautiful camping spot enough.

Ben Hare

9 months ago

100% highly recommend Bushlands and Sandbar for a perfect place to camp and chill out. we can’t thank the park manager Evan enough for his hospitality. After getting yo know him and telling our story why we were there for our mates 1year passed away reunion. They offered to make us a trophy from the park to give us as a special moment to to celebrate each year. we gave them 24 hours to make a trophy and they came back the next day with a trophy made out of a wood stump with a club mounted through the middle all minuted on a piece of wood with plaque. This kind gesture will never be forgotten and it for us to use as a momento to bring back every year to celebrate our best mate who passed away in 5 months due to melanoma cancer. Evan and Scott both made us feel very welcome and would be obliging in anything we did. Golf - just call the number at the tee off and he says tee off and he comes out in his quad bike to take money as you go around, it’s so relaxed and the great Australia way is being kept alive. We’ll be coming back for years to come! It’s our new go to relaxed camping holiday on the mid north coast. Camping, surfing, golfing, beers around a camp fire with your best mates... this is living. Cheers again for your great spirit and kindness MUZZA WOULD GO - reunion 2020 onwards Cheers Benny

Andrew Wise

9 months ago

Wouldn’t recommend the swamp camping area. The first one on your left driving in. The area near the reception looked better, but more sterile like a big 4 caravan park. We stayed in the swamp area, huge party central till 4am. You know it’s going to be when there are 5 or more signs saying 10pm noise cutoff. The sites are smaller than they tell you. You’ll fit 1-2 tents and a car. Lots of the sites are very uneven and have huge roots - particularly 89/96. Probably fine for a camper or van. When we stayed there was no hot water for the showers, no toilet paper.

sam hoey

6 months ago

Just returned from a disaster weekend at Bushlands Three separate large groups of young people, big parties, drinking and loud techno music from midday day and late into night, all weekend. We have a young family and completely unsuitable environment for them Real 'festival' vibe, toilets trashed, drinking, screaming and swearing. If you are young and want to party, go here and enjoy! If you have children or just want a normal break away avoid this place.

Alexandra Talbot

10 months ago

I love this place even more every time I go. Always a different fantastic experience, so much to do and see on the lake. The cabins are good for feeling in your surrounds, and we love sitting on the side where you can see the lake and bush. Can’t wait to come back!!