Cape Le Grand National Park Review
Cape Le Grand National Park is extraordinary to say the least. It is amazing how every beach somehow just gets better and better.
The most stunning of them all is Lucky bay which has been considered to have the whitest beach in Australia and the contrasting sea Is the most incredible turquoise imaginable.
If you are lucky you may even see the kangaroos gathering on the beach in the afternoons, this is one of the most beautiful parks you will ever visit.
If you have a four wheel drive you will love it, however if you don’t you’ll still enjoy the views from the car park area or go down to the beach.
This is one of them place where everyone will tell you to visit, Lucky Bay in-particular……We bet that once you have been you will be the people that tell everyone, they should visit Lucky Bay!
When we pulled up in the carpark, it was wow…just like paradise. The sand is fine and almost white, the sea is Turquoise.
Kangaroos come down onto the beach, they love to have their photo taken! Check out Thistle beach, again beautiful. Hell Fire Bay and Cape Le Grand beach, all worth a visit. It was $12 per car to get into the national park. A great day out.
The most spectacular coastal scenery is found in the south-west corner of Cape Le Grand National Park where massive granite and gneiss peaks rise from the coastal plain. The park’s rolling heathlands are home to pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and a diversity of colourful wildflowers including dense thickets of showy banksia.
Stroll along wide beaches where the sand squeaks underfoot or enjoy swimming, surfing, fishing, or recreational boating in the park’s picture-perfect bays. Boats may be launched with caution from Lucky Bay and Cape Le Grand Beach. The main recreation sites are located in the park’s south-west corner. Dunn Rocks on the eastern side of the park is also a picturesque and popular fishing spot.
A walk on the wild side
Explore the park’s wild reaches on the Le Grand Coastal Trail, which links many of the park’s most spectacular coastal sections between Cape Le Grand Beach and Rossiter Bay. If you still have energy to burn then a hike up Frenchman Peak (262m) will be rewarded with panoramic views of the park and islands in the Recherche Archipelago.
Cape Le Grand Campground and Lucky Bay Campground areas have campsites with camp kitchens, gas barbecues, picnic tables, toilets and water. Camping fees apply and camp sites operate on a first come, first served basis.
- Coastal risks are significant in this area. RecFishWest’s website has essential rock fishing safety information.
- Feral bees are known to be a problem in this area. Avoid active hives.
The drive from Esperance to Cape Le Grand National Park is by sealed road. Roads to all recreation sites in the park are also sealed except for the spur road to Rossiter Bay, which is graded for two-wheel-drive.
Le Grand Road, Esperance WA 6450