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Cape Le Grand National Park

Within 45 minutes drive of Esperance, this grand park features sweeping heathlands, rugged coastal peaks and white sandy beaches voted the best in Australia.

Details

  • Park Entry Fees:Yes
  • Feature:Boat Ramp,Info Shelter,Toilet,Barbecue,Entry Station
  • Activity:Snorkelling,Surfing,Bush Walking,Fishing,Swimming,Diving,Canoeing / Kayaking

Description

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.

Sheltered bays

Enjoy a picnic in a sheltered nook overlooking the beach at Hellfire Bay or Lucky Bay, or explore the whistling rocks at Thistle Cove.

Beach fun

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 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.

Camping

Le Grand Beach and Lucky Bay campgrounds have gas barbecues, picnic tables, toilets and water. Rubbish bins are not provided in the park. Please take your rubbish with you, when you leave the park.

Bookings are essential.

Check availability & book

Your safety

It’s great to escape everyday life and visit a park or reserve in WA. It is also important to us that you return safely to your family and friends.

It is really important to plan when to visit. For your safety we have provided safety information about swimming, bushwalking, fishing, snorkelling and diving, paddling and kayaking, and surfing. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!

  • 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.

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

Related

Thistle Cove
Rossiter Bay
Lucky Bay Campground
Le Grand Beach Campground
Le Grand Beach
Hellfire Bay
Frenchman Peak
Entry Station - Cape Le Grand
Dunn Rocks
Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail

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