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Mandalay Beach

Named after the Norwegian barque Mandalay, wrecked there in 1911, Mandalaly Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Walpole area.

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  • Attraction Fee:No fees apply
  • Sites:Beaches & Bays
  • Feature:Toilet,Lookout / Deck,Info Shelter,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Activity:Surfing,Fishing,Bush Walking

Description

Mandalay Beach is a great stop en route between Manjimup and Walpole. Worth a visit purely for the stunning beach scenery, the lucky visitor may be fortunate enough to glimpse the wreck of the Mandalay, which can still be seen poking out of the rough waters of the Southern Ocean when the tides are low. This area is popular with anglers, but even if you don’t fish, it’s worth the visit for the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean and Chatham Island, which looms out of the water three kilometres offshore. This is a very beautiful spot with boardwalks down to the rugged beach, whale watching lookouts for the annual migration along the coast and historical information and interpretation signs about Mandalay. The Bibbulmun Track passes through the site.

Getting There
Mandalay Beach is approximately 30 minutes from Walpole. It is located on an unsealed road which is suitable for 2WD.
Whale Watching
Numerous whale watching platforms are set high on the limestone cliffs, providing unbeatable views of the southern coastline and limestone cliffs. The best time for whale watching is September to June.

Fishing
Fishing is a popular activity off Mandalay Beach, which is so wide that even on busy days it never seems crowded. Anglers can expect to catch skippy, herring and whiting any time of the year and salmon or tailor when they are running.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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