Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Jimmy Armers Beach, Kaikoura

Overnight Campervan Parking


17 Rankers Reviews

0 Face-to-Face

20 Freedom Camping

4 Kaikoura

Online Maps

FREE Header

Camping NZ NEW

Welcome to New Zealand's most comprehensive database of freely available camping information. This is the only travel map of its kind in NZ.

Get the best out of it. Here's how…



- Camping for free in a certified self-contained vehicle is allowed for a maximum of 1 night in
any four week period.
- Vehicles must park within defined spaces.
- One vehicle per space.
- All personal effects must be kept within the vehicle.

- Marked spaces only.
- Maximum 6 vehicles.
- Maximum vehicle length 7.5 metres.


Feature Value Info


South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura


  • Freedom Camping
  • Free


Showing 13 reviews of 17.

Get the best out of it. Here's how…

Gina's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Would 100% stay here again. Pretty flat, clean toilets and amazing view of the beach. Seal colony are a short 5 minute walk and there's a Roadside Cafe that sets up about 50m along that serves yummy seafood.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Tellic  Evans 's avatar

Tellic Evans

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great place clean toilets, rubbish and recycling right there. Take a walk to see the seal colony

Reviewed 6 months ago

Helen's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We were super impressed by this site. It was a gorgeous place to stay with a toilet that was very clean.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Patricia's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nice spot by the beach.
Again, make sure you arrive before 5pm. Toilets and cold shower.
Next door, you can have crayfish and a glass of wine 😊

Reviewed 8 months ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

The Gillies's avatar

The Gillies

Ranking: 9/10

This was a great, quiet spot with six sites. Excellent toilets, picnic tables and a seal colony near by. The rule of leaving early was followed by all when we were there - a short drive to the seal colony for breakfast. There was a nice walk on the cliffs above the seal colony. The near by beach bbq seemed pretty good value.

Reviewed 9 months ago

Alydia's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome spot right on the beach! 6 designated parking spaces. Clean Toilets close by and 2 picnic tables. Council come and kick you out by 7am so no luck with a sleep in :(

Reviewed 10 months ago

ElodieDC's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great spot by the beach! Close to the Kaikoura Peninsula Walk! Cold Shower, toilets and tables!

Reviewed 11 months ago

Tim's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Only 6 spaces for certified campers, we got the last spot at 4.30. Council door knocked all campers at about 5 reminding us to be gone by 7am. Council checks every morning. Plenty of campers arrived after and stayed in the non designated area. Most campers migrated to the seal colony car park by 7am for coffee and brekkie. Toilet clean.
Great view!

Reviewed 11 months ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Lex's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Awesome free spot with the sea right in front of you where you can snorkle, you can buy lunch/dinner 30m at the fish place and 15mins walk is Point Kean with loads of seals, what's not to like?
We were here in december and it got full around 6 but guess thats incomparable in these corona times...

Reviewed 12 months ago

Boardwalk Blss's avatar

Boardwalk Blss

United States

Ranking: 9/10

As others have said you do need to be here early - in winter (July 2020) & NZ border closed b/c COVID - we got the last spot ~ 6pm and there were others who missed out. Close to the seal colony and cliff walkway which is well worth doing. Very clean new toilet facilities, rubbish/recycling; quiet tho parked right next to the road.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in July 2020

Claire  ALLMON's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Great little spot by the beach. Toilets and cold showers right there and kept very clean. Rubbish and recycling bins also. Need to get there by 1pm as spaces start to fill up. We were the third camper there, only 6 allowed. We walked into town which was about 45 mins but an easy walk. When we got back there were more than 6 campers there and lots not self contained. I had already taken a photo of our camper before we walked into town in case it got checked on but no one did. Overall a great spot!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Sandy's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice parking lot near a rocky beach. The public toilets are clean, thank you fellow travelers and Kaikoura community. The downside is the road very close to the parking. Luckily it is t a busy road.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Claudi's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Great location away from town, close to the Peninsula walkway.
Beware of seals by the boardwalk. Very clean public toilets and recycling and robbing bins nearby

Reviewed over 1 year ago