Bingil Bay is located on the Cassowary Coast some 115km south of Cairns, just north of Mission Beach. This small beachside community operates a council camp ground overlooking what can only be described as paradise. The golden beach fringed with coconut palms is a spectacular view and if you’re lucky you’ll be sampling fresh coconuts.
This is the perfect location to relax and enjoy nature’s window from your very own camp. The camp ground is relatively small and has limited space so first come is first served, bookings cannot be made in advance and a restriction of 4 weeks maximum stay is imposed. The camp ground is good value with no frills and has toilets, showers and washing machines. Dogs are permitted at the camp and on the beach so pet owners and their animals can enjoy a fabulous beach together.
Skydiving is popular here. Several companies operate out of Mission Beach and jumpers can land on many of the beaches in the area. If you hear a plane while at camp be sure to walk along the beach and watch all the action.
Local retail consists only of a general takeaway store, however, there are plenty of shops nearby at Mission Beach and a Woolworths complex at Wongaling Beach just 10 minutes away.
Fresh produce is readily available in the area as there are always roadside stalls from local farmers selling tropical fruits and vegetables in season, bananas are abundant and very tasty. Fruit and vegetables are also on sale at the Mission Beach Markets held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday each month.
Bicton Hill walking circuit in Clump Mountain National Park is accessible from here. The 3.9km return walk gradually inclines to the summit to expose some breathtaking views of Mission Beach and offshore islands. The walk is magnificent and well worth the 1.5-2 hour effort.
Between Bingil Bay and Mission Beach is Clump Point. Like every beach in this area this one is also stunning. There is a jetty here and this is where the Dunk Island Ferry departs from and tours can be booked.
Nearby is the Clump Point boat ramp with excellent launching facilities and fishing opportunities from the rock groyne, chasing Mangrove Jack and Barramundi. The Clump Point Lookout close by is very scenic and offers views across to Dunk Island.
Bingil Bay is absolutely beautiful and peaceful and the ideal beach to set up base camp and explore the 14km palm-fringed coastline which includes Mission Beach, Wongaling Beach and South Mission Beach. Tully Gorge and its famous whitewater rafting are also within reach.