We stayed at Waitpinga Campground (at Waitpinga Beach) and found that it lived up to its namesake (the Aboriginal meaning of Waitpinga is "Windy Place"). It's a nice camp ground with toilets, water, nearby walking trails and a boardwalk to the beach (about 20 minutes return). The designated camping areas are enclosed by wooden barriers, so you generally can't get your vehicle directly adjacent to your camp site, which is what we would usually do. We had to carry our gear to the camp site, instead of leaving it in the boot, but it wasn't a problem.
We did the "Coastal Cliffs Loop Hike" one morning. The walk took us past the impressively flat cliffs of Newland Head, and provided some nice coastal views. We covered the distance of 7.5 km in under three hours.
|Newland Head Cliffs (Coastal Cliffs Loop Hike)|
We didn't do any swimming at Waitpinga or Parsons beach as according to Parks SA: Due to strong rips and hidden gutters, the park's beaches are not suitable for swimming. After seeing the beaches in person, we agreed with that. It was pretty windy anyway, and therefore a bit cold.
We were going to try a bit of fishing, but thought better of it given our miserly little rod and the windy conditions. There were quite a few people fishing with large beach rods. Apparently the area is good for Australian Salmon, Mullet and Mulloway.
Some more photos here.
(I have since created a Wikipedia article on Newland Head Conservation Park.)