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Rossiter Bay

A secluded bay ideal for beach combing and exploring a natural bird sanctuary where flowering thickets attract a diversity of birdlife.

Details

  • Sites:Beaches & Bays,Wildlife Spots
  • Feature:Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Activity:Diving,Bush Walking,Swimming,Fishing

Description

Rossiter Bay was named by explorer Edward John Eyre after the Captain of a whaling vessel who came to his aid. In June 1841, suffering from a near disastrous crossing of the Nullarbor, Eyre’s exhausted party had been heading for Thistle Cove where Captain Matthew Flinders had previously recorded fresh water. Eyre was relieved to find Rossiter’s ship, the Mississippi, anchored in the bay. Rossiter and his crew assisted Eyre and his Aboriginal companion Wylie so that they were able recuperate and continue their overland journey to Albany.

Boating and beach driving
Launching boats at Rossiter Bay is not recommended. 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.

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

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