Getaway: Camel Beach House Redefining ‘Off-Grid’

Discover the pristine coastline along the Chain of Bays, and retreat into an incredible part of the world, at Camel Beach House.

Mt Camel Beach is famous for its long golden sands and pristine wilderness. It sits at the southern tip of a spectacular coastal area known as the Chain of Bays (Venus Bay to Streaky Bay) which provides special habitats for a number of threatened species, including the Australian Sea Lion, White-Bellied Sea Eagle and Osprey and also provides habitats for many migratory birds. Mt Camel Beach’s pristine coast is abundant with fauna and flora species, including wildflower season which is simply stunning.

To get there is decent road trip from Adelaide, but that’s partly the reason, it’s just so damn beautiful, untouched and wild.

Located along the stretch of coastline that’s home to Mt Camel Beach, is the Camel Beach House, an eco off-grid destination that offers pure tranquility to its guests.

The house is a retreat for those who wish to immerse themselves in the arresting beauty of SA’s west coast.

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Utilising the benefits and luxury of pure rain water and solar panels for energy, the design features embrace water and energy-efficient appliances and observe the principals of passive cooling and heating.

In the cosy nest, guests are treated to an beautiful mix of global treasures from the owners travel and style, a collection of fabulous contemporary Australian art, Mexican sculptures, library, board games and a Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth speaker system.


The house offers guests two queen beds (you can book for one or two beds) and all linens and towels are provided. There is a modern kitchen and appliances, commercial fridge and wine cooler and the gift of a basic bush pantry.

A mobile booster has been installed for remote IT (the Telstra network operates best).

The expansive house decking has two daybeds and a stunning Palm Springs inspired cactus collection.

All of their cactus stay in pots because Camel Beach House honours the natural ecosystem & native species by not introducing anything non-native into its earth. 

Camel Beach House was architecturally designed with consideration for the Wild West SA coast.

The owner’s dwelling concept was to create a modern rustic space with an ecologically small footprint.

The house is inspired by the simplicity of the classic west coast fisherman’s caravan or shack, and reflects a rugged minimalism.

Nestled steps away from Camel Beach, the space was designed to encounter the wild Southern Ocean.

The exterior material choice of ochre corten-steel cladding beautifully reflects its exchange with nature as it changes colour with seasons.

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Travelling to the retreat is approximately 7 hours drive from Adelaide, 2 hours from Port Lincoln and 45min from Streaky Bay. Qantas+Rex Airlines also operate flights daily from Adelaide to Port Lincoln.

Prices start from $275 a night for one bedroom, or $375 a night for two bedrooms. Book here.

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