Cape Le Grand National Park

Cape Le Grand National Park

Cape Le Grand National Park
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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy1,455 contributions
Dec 2021
Cape Le Grand National Park is approximately 50 km from Esperance and can be reached via asphalted roads (there is also the option with 4WD to reach it along the sandy coastal stretch from Wylie Bay to Cape Le Grand Beach). Follow Merivale Rd first, passing by Mullet Lake Nature Reserve (excellent for bird watching), then take Cape Le Grand Rd. In the park there are only 2 roads both asphalted: the Cape Le Grand Rd which leads directly to Cape Le Grand Beach and the Lucky Bay Rd from which all the small roads, all paved, that lead to the individual points of interest begin. The only unpaved stretch is the one that leads to Rossiter Bay, 6 Km which are very corrugated and which can be avoided because this beach is beautiful, but not comparable to the others in the NP. Although there are campgrounds we have chosen to stay in Esperance by coming here daily. Moreover, returning at sunset on the road between the park entrance and Mullet Lake every evening we saw hundreds of kangaroos and a good number of emus. There are not many things to see in the park (Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay, Thistle Cove, Le Grand Beach, Frenchman Peak and possibly take some of the coastal trails), but since they are mostly very beautiful beaches it is worth spending some time relaxing on the beach, swimming and maybe snorkelling. For this reason at least two days are necessary for the visit even if three could be the best, certainly all very dependent on the weather conditions. The wildlife of this national park is also interesting. We have seen some species including Rosenberg's monitor (Varanus rosenbergi), ornate dragon (Ctenophorus ornatus), wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax), brown falcon (Falco berigora), sooty oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus) and Pacific gull (Larus pacificus). A beautiful and easy to visit national park that we recommend to anyone traveling in the Southern part of Western Australia.
Written December 15, 2021
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MojiNegro
Perth, Australia1,424 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Well worth visiting. The drive through the park is stunning with all the Christmas trees in flower.
The beaches while very windy and the water cold are stunning.

We bought a 5 day pass at the tourist bureau in town for $25 best way to do it otherwise $15 per visit.
If your stopping at the gate to buy a ticket pull over to the side unlike what many did on xmas day and left their vehicle in the driveway to go buy a ticket from the machine then blocking us that already had prepaid tickets from entering the park!
We took our 2WD down onto the begining of lucky bay beach as the sand is very hard.
Alot of cars on the beach and alot, what we felt driving way too fast, kids just weren't looking for cars as they played on the beach and nor should they!
There's a little van on the beach that sells snacks and coffee.
Toilet blocks we used where all well maintained
Written December 26, 2020
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joday013
Western Australia, Australia131 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We went out early to explore all the bays and Beach's . Like most Australian roads in the morning,keep you eyes out for the Roos. This is well worth the look. The beaches were spectacular and lived up to the hype. We were the only ones at whistling rock ,so could actually hear the whistle. $15 bucks for a day pass is worth the cost .
Written October 30, 2020
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Paz
Perth, Australia13 contributions
Feb 2021
What an amazing beach. The photos don’t do it justice and they are incredibly beautiful so that tells you something.

The only thing that spoiled it on one day was a noisey back packer group in three camper vans and a car driving up and down the beach with a drone, girls hanging out of the doors and the guys beeping their horns and all yelling and destroying the serenity.

Thank goodness this is not the norm and most people are respectful of the gorgeous surroundings and other people trying to enjoy it.

The water is so clear and refreshingly cool, it is a must visit in a Esperance.
Written February 24, 2021
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The Cruising Clarkes
Mandurah, Australia276 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
We visited here on an overcast day that was to cold and windy for swimming though looking v bc ack it may have been better. The ocean showed off the brilliant colours we were hoping to see and the back drop of the storm were stunning. $15 park entry fee for the car.
Written September 27, 2020
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Janette S
Perth, Australia21 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Of all the National Parks, this has to be the one with the most stunning beaches. This time we were there late afternoon and the way the setting sun changed the colour of everything was magical. Lucky Bay is every bit as special as people say, but make sure you visit all the other beaches too.
Written May 18, 2021
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia4,183 contributions
Oct 2020
Firstly let me say that if you are going to Esperance and surrounding areas get yourself a Park Pass for a year.We ended up in 9 National Parks and paid each time rather than pay the one off fee to do all parks.Capr Le Grand National park was so much more than we had imagined.Our drive in took us straight to Lucky Bay which is stunning.We did Rossiter which wasnt so great because of the seaweed,Hellfire was surblime in colours and beauty and my husband had a swim.We didnt climb Frenchmans Peak but saw many people of varying fitnesses that had managed to do it.Maybe do it in the cooler hours.Cape Le Grand itself was beautiful too with a simple camping area and if the tides are right with a 4x4 you can follow the beach back to Wylies near the boat Harbour in town but it is 22kms.We saw snakes,lizards and stunning wildflowers.Im sure in the right season too you would see many whales.You only need a 2x2 to access all beaches
Written November 1, 2020
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Tednmae
Perth, Australia193 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
First time to this National Park and a day entry for a sedan vehicle is $15. The amenities are good with toilets and picnic tables. Bitumen roads and carpacks. Definitely should be on your list to visit.
Written February 3, 2021
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m n
Safety Bay, Australia3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
It was our first time to visit Albany and this was on the checklist. You need to pay for entrance per vehicle.It was spectacular comparing to my local beach. Sand is firm, so i believe 4wd won't easily get bogged. Though the water is cold, it is clear and shallow. Only bad experience is that rude old man ranger. I work in aged care and I always love the elderly but I cant stand that guy. Need to learn how to say "please" and speak nicely to visitors especially if they make minor mistakes.
Written February 8, 2021
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TravelLadyBug22
Ocean Grove, Australia161 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The most beautiful park. Long stretches of white sand beaches, with hikes of different lengths and challenge levels for everyone. Terrific place for a picnic, easy to get around and see in one epic day. Frenchman's Peak was a highlight but definitely would not recommend if you don't like steep ascents/descents or have bad knees! Lucky Bay to Thistle Cove is a great short hike.
Written March 3, 2022
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