Kakadu National Park

This is the only secluded coastal beach camping area in Kakadu.

Although suited to those with a real spirit of adventure who enjoy out of the way places it is mainly used by locals for fishing and is rarely visited by travellers.

The turn-off to West Alligator Head is 2 km from the entry station. An 80 km 4WD track through the savanna woodlands brings you to the campground.

There are basic facilities at Pococks Beach but no defined camping areas at Pococks Beach Middle Beach or Jungle Camp.

There is no boat ramp but boats can be launched from the beach. You should note the tidal flat extends out 1.2 km.

Driving on the beaches is prohibited.

The beach is an important nesting ground for flatback turtles, which nest for nine months of the year.

West Alligator Head campground isn't open right now.

Current status: Seasonal closure.


This area is not recommended for rooftop tinnies.

Be Crocwise: Fishing and boating

  • Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the park, there is a risk of crocs!
  • Do not enter the water when fishing.
  • Never lean over the edge of a boat, out on a tree limb or enter the water to retrieve snagged lures.
  • When fishing from the bank fish five metres from the water’s edge.
  • Saltwater crocodiles can attack people in boats, the smaller the boat the greater the risk.
  • All non-powered vessels are prohibited in Kakadu.

Read more to stay safe when boating and fishing

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not open today - Seasonal closure
  • 4WD essential

See the access report for more details.

Type of camping

Bush campsite

Suitable for

  • Tick icon Tents
  • Tick icon Camper trailers
  • Cross icon No caravans


Adults: $6.00 per night

Children: $3.00 per night

Families: $15.00 per night


  • Cross icon No drinking water
  • Tick icon Toilets (pit)
  • Cross icon No showers
  • Cross icon No rubbish bins
  • Cross icon No power
  • Cross icon No generators permitted
  • Cross icon No alcohol permitted
  • Cross icon No picnic area
  • Tick icon Fire pit
  • Tick icon Boat ramp
  • Cross icon No swimming pool

Nearest hub


Amenities at hub

  • Tick icon Park passes
  • Tick icon Fuel
  • Tick icon General store
  • Tick icon Meals
  • Tick icon Restaurant
  • Tick icon Bar