Cobden Beachfront, Greymouth

Cobden Beachfront, Greymouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Roland Oldengarm

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome location and very clean toilets! It was very busy though, it was full after about 7pm so you have to be early.

Reviewed 7 days ago

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Peter

Ranking: 8/10

Would be a higher review but the decent parking spots were taken at 4pm when we arrived, and people were parked badly to artificially create more space for themselves. Decent toilets and good view of the sunset.

Reviewed 10 days ago

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GERARD & AXELLES

Ranking: 8/10

great spot for 1 or 2 nights.
enough space for 25cars at least.
toilets 8/10
rubbish bins were pretty full.
5min from town centre.
right next to the beach.
amazing view.
alot of people though.

Reviewed 16 days ago

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Henry Waters

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Magic spot looking out on Tasman sea. Adjacent to quite beach walk. Well kept toilets beside parking. Well known stop over particularly with surfers.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Angela

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent spot by the sea! Road closed signs to the road but just went through them and lots of travellers about. Arrived around 8:30pm and all the spaces were taken but just parked on the side of the road. Toilets and outdoor shower available

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Javier Williams

Ranking: 8/10

We did not use the toilet and when we arrived there, it was almost full. Anyway the beach and surrondings are really nice

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Katherine Ong

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great location as close to town. Probably wise to get there early to secure a spot - say 5ish to get a view of the ocean! Big rock steps to get down to the beach. Two flushing toilets on site and well maintained. Close to a doc kiwi guardian site!!!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Jana

Ranking: 9/10

Wasn’t as busy when we were here but at least half was full. Toilets where clean and has a wonderful view and lovely to fall asleep to sound of waves.

Reviewed 8 months ago and experienced in November 2018

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Charlotte

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful spot to watch the sun set over the ocean (from the comfort of the warm van haha). Couldn't believe we were staying for free. There were toilets, rubbish bins and taps; next to the beach shower. Great little spot after a long day of driving.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Kristal

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay, flushing toliets, lovely views & plenty of space :)

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Kate

Ranking: 9/10

Nice spot on the water front. Quite busy so luckily we got the last spot to face out to the water. Very clean toilets for freedom! best yet!! Highly recommend

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Eugene Tan

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome site! Clean toilets! No hot shower, only a cold outdoor shower is available. Plenty of space. If you like the sight and sound of waves, this is the place!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Kipnkeri

Ranking: 10/10

Another excellent site. Windy yes - but toilets felt like a hotel. So clean. We loved watching the local surfers and boats. So nice to be on flat clean ground. Lots of space. Stay here.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Andy and Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing spot next to the sea front. Excellent toilets plus a cold shower (I braved it, but it was worth it). Room for 12+ Vehicles, so a decent sized car park. Can’t beat a sunset over the ocean.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Rick’d

Ranking: 10/10

Stayed on a Wednesday night. Great for what we were after.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Brice

Ranking: 9/10

Too bad it’s a carpark, if it was let’s say a big grassy area where everyone can park however he wants, the place would be my ideal freedom campsite !
You have clean toilets, an outdoor shower, a dump station.
View on the ocean (if you are there early enough to get a spot facing the ocean) is priceless. Cherry on the cake, if you got your surfboard, waves were firing the other day !

Reviewed 11 months ago

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TP&MM

Ranking: 8/10

Arrived early enough to get a good spot watching the waves crashing in. It looked full by 6pm. Excellent clean flush toilets.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Aparna

Ranking: 10/10

Really amazing campsite, we did park our van here when there was the storm recently and as a result of that it was very windy and rainy but the toilets are exceptionally clean and the water from the tap next to the toilets is potable. Highly recommend staying here rather than at the Cobden Bridge site because of the toilet situation.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Dean Coran

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing spot, the view is spectacular, 2 clean flushing toilets. I can't believe this spot was free. Great work NZ!

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Pedro

Ranking: 10/10

Small place but beautiful. We couldn’t find a place near the sea, but anyway was very nice and the sunset really unique. If you arrive too late, you will not get room.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Freya

Ranking: 8/10

Carpark on the seafront, when the tide is in the waves are wonderfully close. Toilets a little walk away but very nice and a cold shower available too.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Marinette Kegels

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place, beautiful view. Clean toilets and cold outside shower. If you are lucky you see dolphins

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Rosemary M

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful spot. Braved a cold shower! Toilets clean. Lovely view. Gets busy up the top nearest the beach.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Susie

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant location - right on the beach front ... windy but love that and the sound of the sea - beautiful.
2 surfers showers and 2 large, clean toilets- ideal - Thank you Cobden and GreymouthCouncil for allowing this 👍

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Joe

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect free camp, nice view directly on the beach (perfect for the sunset), a lot of space and really clean toilets ! We’ve been there three times in tow month, we loved it.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Martin

Ranking: 10/10

Cleanest free site toilets we've seen all around South Island! Cold showers available if you're feeling brave. Beautiful view of the beach right from the top rows but be sure to get there early if you want to secure a spot. Plenty of space further back too! Straight 10 /10

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Jacqui

Ranking: 8/10

Basic flat surface car park with approx 20+ free pitches. Be prepared is very windy. Good spot on beach. A cold wind whilst we were there. Certainly heard this waves crashing. Two toilets which were clean. Young vibe. Felt safe.
Jacqui

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Ymke Huisman

Ranking: 8/10

Cold shower and toilet are perfect. Beautiful view but is a parking lot and was very windy when we where there.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Joanne

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to watch the sunset. We arrived around 8.30ish but there are plenty of parking space left, maybe because it’s weekday. But the wind was very strong that night and our motorhome were shaking vigorously throughout the night. Toilets are clean, all the campers are very considerate. Outdoor cold shower available for those brave ones.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Sian

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent free campsite. Hard standing, reasonably flat for even large vehicles. Toilets cleaned twice a day and just a few feet from the beach. Couldn't ask for more. Thanks for the app.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Jonas R.

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent free spot for self - contained vehicles. Plenty of space and decent toilets and free cold outdoor showers. The view of the ocean is great as well. Would come again!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Tatjana & Manuel

Ranking: 10/10

Today it was raining but the view on the sea is amazing. Also the two toilets are very clean. There is an cold outdoor shower available. Good place to stay there for a few nights

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Rachel

Ranking: 9/10

Great free site in a car park on Greymouth beachfront. Amazing views, new and clean toilets and right on the beach. Lots of sandflies so keep your doors closed but would definitely recommend!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Sharon

Ranking: 9/10

This site is now a self contained vehicle FREE camping spot. Toilets cleaned regularly and lights on at night. Flat gravel parking areas side by side nose to surf or further back for more privacy. Views of ocean and Greymouth city lights. If you like the sound of roaring waves, sea salt spray and the wind rocking you to sleep this is the place to stay. I can see another FREE spot further up closer to surf and no amenities but still nice; wind and spray would be greater. SS Australia

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Sue

Ranking: 8/10

Great level spot, amazing sunset views, new toilets. We got there early and backed into a great position, got busier as it got dark but still nice and quiet. Thanks to Greymouth for allowing camping here :-)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Judy

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely spot . A little hard to find as works are being done put in Blackett street, yellow sign speedway follow that to site.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Eb Brough

Ranking: 8/10

It’s a simple, easy to find car park over looking the beach. There are 2 clean toilets. It was busy enough when we arrived at around 6:30pm but still found a spot.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Jayden

Ranking: 9/10

Common trend of it being windy, can agree to that. But awesome ocean views, real sweet location, bonus of a clean toilet aswell.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Cefa

Ranking: 10/10

This site is a special place...and we must say a huge thank you to the Grey District and the people of Greymouth for allowing campers to use this carpark and toilets free of charge. Get there early enough so you can get a prime site facing the sea, and you will get rewarded with a stunning sunset.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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S Weslake

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Another perfect free campervan spot. Lovely place to park up, especially if you get a space looking right into the sea. Beautiful new flush loo unit with cold outdoor shower. We stayed here en route down the west coast. Highly recommend.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2018

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The Farrs

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful spot on the waterfront with brand new toilet block on site and outside surfers shower.
Cute walking park just next door.
We chose to walk to a takeaway shop nearby for fish n chips but be prepared as it’s cash only.
Only downside to this site was the wind!!! So strong the van was shaking all night. Arrive at a decent time as it does fill up but there are quite a few spaces.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Mallory

Ranking: 10/10

Huge parking lot on the ocean. Very nice bathrooms and cold shower available.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Danielle Wolff

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place to stay considering it’s free and right on the beachfront! Would highly recommend!

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Tay Dao Han

Ranking: 9/10

Good view of the Tasman Sea, though it also means it can get quite chilly and breezy. Just follow Nelson Quay and head all the way in. More than ample parking spaces, and two clean public toilets. If you like cold showers, feel free to use the outdoor showers. Otherwise, highly recommended for those passing by Cobden Beach!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Michael Pitman

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Carpark location, but it's free! Its at the end of Nelson Quay. Views over the ocean are pretty spectacular. Amazing brand new toilet blocks with new Dyson hand driers. Two cold outdoor surfer showers to have a shower and wash up. Short walk (15min) to a local fish and chip shop which serves great and cheap fish and chips! Car bays are pretty close together (carpark style) but plenty of spots.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Maggie Konstanski

Ranking: 8/10

Great facilities, including an outdoor shower. Right on the ocean with amazing sea views. A bit crowded, as it is just a parking lot, but still quiet.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Jana Erdel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great view directly in front of the sea. No toilets. The sunset is definitely worth to watch.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Julian Kihnle

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely view of the sea, only for self contained campervans.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Phil and Mel Rowson

Ranking: 8/10

When we arrived there was a police presence but after a while he left, this made us feel safe that they keep an eye on the site. Right on the seafront. No facilities. We were lucky to have an amazing sunset here.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Jamie Hack

Ranking: 10/10

OK, there are actually two sites here, the one off Bright Street gives you awesome sea views, you are right above the surf, but no loos. If you turn off Bright Street onto Blackett Street (follow signs for Cobden breakwater) then onto Nelson Quay you end up at the shiny new site, immaculate loos, a surfers exterior shower, lots of space and looking over the sea. A fabulous beachside retreat in the heart of town.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Jasmine Andrew

Ranking: 7/10

This place is a short drive for Greymouth city centre. It is right on the beachfront so on a nice day it would be really nice. Unfortunately the day we stayed it was quite cold, wet and very windy (being on the beachfront) which made for a very noisy night. However for a free spot to park it is a good spot and plenty of space for all vehicles. There is another spot down the road with a dump station but we chose not to stay there as it can get boggy and was not overly appealing.

Reviewed over 2 years ago