Camping is easy at Rainbow Beach. You make a booking at National Parks at the cost of $6.50 a night, and armed with your permit you head for Inskip and search for the area you have your permit for. I booked into Dorrigo as that was the only campsite available for 2WD. The other camp sites are for 4WD because of the sand. I could park at the first level and I chose a spot close to the toilet. I changed the next day to where the toilets were bigger and cleaner.
The weekend was busy with campers at a maximum but from Monday I was virtually the only camper there so it was quiet, peaceful and perfect. There were paths to the beach and also you could walk along the shore and down to the water. It was very windy this week and I chose to stay above on the shore mostly. The beach was deserted once the weekenders left and only the sea gulls chose to wander down on the sands.
Inskip Peninsula is a narrow, sandy finger of land built up by wind and waves. It forms a natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet. Camping in Inskip. Beach she-oaks, cypress pine and other coastal trees and shrubs shade Inskip Peninsula’s camping areas which are ringed by open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores—all within 15 minutes drive of Rainbow Beach
The sunrise was over the water and the sunset was on the other side. I walked to the sunrise and was always the only person on the beach. It was very beautiful in the morning.