Lucky Bay
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  • KatSimpson78
    Inverness, United Kingdom50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking!
    This beach is simply stunning. Beautiful blue sea and white sand and goes on forever. We came late afternoon and stayed till dusk where we had the beach to ourselves. I would have stayed all night just looking around me and soaking it all in. A must when in WA.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Kim C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    White sand beach and kangaroos in the wild.
    This was a definite highlight of our trip from Sydney to Perth. The campground was well appointed with great amenities given how remote it was. The white powder beach was stunning and there were so many awesome walks to do. The kangaroos came out in the morning which was just magical. Definitely worth the overnight stay.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • swinggal
    Western Australia, Australia169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning beyond compare
    The most beautiful white sands and turquoise waters that you have ever seen in your life! The sand squeaks when you walk on it as is so ancient. Pristine and beautiful, we came at the end of winter but the day was sunny and warm. Very few people here at this time of year, which was a bonus. Summer time would be packed. We walked along the beach for an hour just raking in the peace and beauty. There are great faculties here and a new caravan park at the top of the hill. Absolutely stunning and a must. Very calm beach too in areas. One of the best beaches in the world!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Shaaaaaarn
    Mackay, Australia127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Australia's best beach??
    This beach was way better than any of the others so far in WA! Maybe because of the calmer water but the colours are next level! I loved it, even though the water was cold, it was a beautiful place. The cars and amount of people on the beach killed the serenity a little but it was fun to watch the other people around.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Janet W
    Kilburn, United Kingdom195 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You need to be lucky …
    … to see Lucky Bay at its best. Firstly, you need sunshine to bring out those incredibly beautiful colours. They take your breath away. Secondly, you need to be very lucky to see kangaroos on the beach. The local brochures say the roos “sunbathe all day” on the white sand. Er, no they don’t. They sleep deep inside the bushes at the back of the beach. We went at several different times of the day and saw just one, at 3pm, nibbling at the seaweed for about five minutes. Otherwise, this is a lovely beach, great for a day out or a sunset stroll. There is a little walk at the back of the campsite, to a Matthew Flinders memorial, with lovely viewpoints for photos. For me, I thought Thistle Cove to be more beautiful, and more photogenic. If you’re after wildflowers, try Rossiter Bay.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Julie C
    Mandurah, Australia153 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trek from Lucky Bay to Thistle Cove
    A 2 km walk one way, park your car at Lucky Bay and walk over the granite rocks to Thistle Cove. Stunning views of the coast and islands. Thistle Cove has the whistling rock and a picnic table to have lunch. Go for a swim.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2024
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MaggieBos
Plymouth, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We got here early on a Sunday morning at the tail end of the school summer holidays. Parking was easy at that time, right next to the beach. We grabbed a coffee from the Coffee Bean van (v good coffee) and walked along this beautiful stretch of powdery white sand.
After sitting for a while we decided to walk over the headland along the trail to adjacent Thistle Cove. This was an easy walk and we met only one couple on our return leg. Otherwise it was just us and the birds and the amazing views.
Back at the end of Lucky Bay, below the Flinders memorial, we cut down to the beach for a refreshing swim. By this time there were a lot more people around, but it didn’t feel busy or noisy. And when I came out of the water there were two kangaroos having a drink from the fresh water running down the beach into the sea. They were unperturbed by us, although once they were spotted by others there was a steady stream of people pricking their way over the sand to take photos!
Altogether a magical day at a wonderful place.
Written February 11, 2020
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Brendan
Perth, Australia482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We got told about this area by our host at our Air B and B this was not on our plans but found time to drive out there to see it.
So glad we did it was out standing the whole area our phone and cameras got a big work out so much to see and the colors of the water the rock views.
It cost 15 dollars a car to get in but so worth it and what you get to see the amazing West Australian coastline it a must see allow plenty of time do not rush this area
if you have a 4WD there is beach driving if you are into that
Written December 17, 2020
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Thryleon
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A gorgeous place that easily rivals whitehaven beach in Queensland. Roos can come down to eat when the sun starts to go down and seem quite happy to get up close with tourists. Well worth the trek.
Written March 1, 2020
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Lynda M
Perth, Australia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A visit to Lucky Bay is a must for anyone who visits Esperance. The drive out was about 60km on good road. The bay is pristine and the water is clear and azure. We did not swim as it was too cold but those who did said it was freezing but in the summer it would be amazing as the water is so very clear. The whitest of sand is almost pure silica so it is soft and very very fine, and squeaks under your feet. It's dazzling to see. The downside here is that vehicles are allowed to drive on the beach hence, even if you find a nice spot up the beach, you're likely to have several 4WD vehicles pass you which is annoying and such a shame to allow this. We found this an issue at any of the beaches within the Park. You'd be sitting quietly on a rock and then some idiot in a 4WD would drive past on the beach. The amenities at the Bay are very good in fact the whole National Park was well organised with toilets and picnic tables etc. There are toilets very close to the beach at Lucky Bay. They are ECO toilets but kept very clean and don't smell. There are facilities to camp or park a caravan close to the Bay. Dogs are not allowed as it is a National Park. Payment was about $15.00 per car which was entry to the whole National Park, not just Lucky Bay.
Written November 11, 2022
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Sonia H
Perth, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Arguably one of the best beaches in WA.
Made better by the sightings of mother and baby kangaroo hopping along the beach.
They even had an all day coffee truck on the actual sand.
What more could you ask for than squeaky white sand, the turquoise ocean, some cuddly animals and a coffee all in one place. All you need is a good chair to relax in.
Written December 14, 2020
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BellBoy53
Brisbane, Australia607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The jewel in Cape Le Grande National Park and as such it is popular and busy. Walk the beach among the kangaroos, walk on the whitest of white sand, enjoy a coffee from the locally-run cafe-van, go for a walk to the next bay, or just have a relaxing time. Park fees are payable upon entry.
Written February 23, 2020
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Megan C
Sydney, Australia386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lucky Bay is gorgeous. Even though it was windy and cold when we came past we still were able to see how beautiful this place is. Whilst we didn't see the resident Kanga's because of the weather, we still went for a walk on the beach and took tonnes of photos. Probably my fave beach in Esperance, can only imagine what it's like in good weather. The squeaky sand was really cool and the water just so blue. Definitely recommend as a must see.
Written December 26, 2022
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Jody P
Armadale, Australia139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This place is beautiful, a nice place to sit and watch the world go by. We had brought a $7 coffee that was small but it was too nice and was worth the. Money and the damper and quandong jam was beautiful, tastes just like my Mum used to make. A nice touch and addition to lucky Bay.
Written October 26, 2021
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia5,295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Lucky Bay was our first impression of the beaches in Cape Le Grand and it literally took our breath away.There was a bit of seaweed around at the time so not at its best but the colours were amazing.You can take your 4x4 down to the beach and the sand is hard.You cannot drive all the way around as you get to the rocks at the end which is an impass. Worth having a look around the rocks as the colours intensify there.The camping grounds are well maintained and have toilets and showers .There were plenty of spaces when we visited but I would book ahead in busy times.The coffee van down on the beach is a great idea and they make great coffees.Lucky bean is its name.I think they are only there on the weekends but I could be wrong.Lots of hiking trails to be done in the area but just be aware that there are snakes in the park but they are more scared of you then you are of them.Dress suitably for hiking.
Written November 1, 2020
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NAOMIHAWKINS
Perth, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Another amazing beach. I loved the squeaky sand and the water. My only dislike was the cars being allowed on the beach which I felt was a little dangerous given there are lots of kids on the beach. Maybe one part could be car free to the right and to the left towards the rocks car free. We never saw any kangaroos when we were there sadly. Fabulous camping grounds close by too.
Written January 18, 2021
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