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Le Grand Beach

Sweeping beach with a well-equipped campground at the foot of the majestic Mount Le Grand.

Details

  • Attraction Fee:No fees apply
  • Sites:Beaches & Bays
  • Feature:Info Shelter,Boat Ramp,Entry Station,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Activity:Surfing,Swimming,Snorkelling,Diving,Fishing,Bush Walking

Description

Le Grand beach and the adjoining coastline take their name from an officer on the L'Esperance, one of two vessels in a French expedition exploring the south coast in 1792. Le Grand is said to have climbed the masthead during a severe storm and guided the ships to a safe anchorage near Observatory Island west of Esperance. Many other natural features along this stretch of coastline, including Esperance and the Recherche, were also named by the French during this expedition.

Camping
Camping facilities are available at Le Grand Beach Campground.

Boating and beach driving
Boats are best launched at Lucky Bay but small boats can be launched with caution from Le Grand Beach. Be aware that these beaches are notoriously treacherous for vehicles and it is easy to become bogged in the most innocent looking wet or dry sand. Ask the ranger about surface conditions and tides.

Bushwalking
Le Grand Beach is the trailhead for the western end of the Le Grand Coastal Trail. A short walk along this section of the trail will take you across the steep foot slopes of Mount Le Grand (345m), to vantage points that provide uninterrupted views of the coastal plain and other impressive peaks.

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

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

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