Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grand National Park, WA
Author: Tahlia Maynard Date Posted:8 December 2016
There’s nothing like a therapeutic dose of sun, sand and sea, to douse the woes of your city life in. Lucky Bay offers this and much, much more.
Average Winter Temp: 17°C
Average Summer Temp: 27.7°C
Traditionally inhabited by: Njunga people
With its long stretches of white-sand covered beaches (the whitest in Australia as a matter of fact), its tranquil waters that reflect clear blue skies, and its atmosphere of pure, undiluted bliss that draws you into a warm, sunbathed embrace.
Located about 50 kilometres from Esperance, Lucky Bay forms one edge of the Cape Le Grand National Park, a unique preserve of relict landscapes, flora and fauna. Catch a glimpse of these in one of the many bushwalks you can take just off the beach. Or choose to stroll along Lucky Bay itself, observing the many islands off the coast, spotting the occasional whale in the pristine waters, and chancing upon kangaroos basking in the sun…because the idyllic lure of Lucky Bay is rather hard to resist!
One of Australia’s most popular fishing and beach camping destinations, the Lucky Bay area is equipped with a variety of tent sites, cabins and caravan parks. Head out there with the family for a special concoction of beach fun. Swim, surf, fish and boat to your heart’s content, and capture the spectacular beauty of this coastal paradise in your photographs and memories.
Attractions & Activities:
- Beach Camping
- Canoeing & Kayaking
- Pygmy Possum Spotting
- Western Grey Kangaroo Spotting
- Whale Spotting
- Nature Photography
- Le Grand Coastal Trail
- Recherche Archipelago
Caravan Parks / Accommodation:
Lucky Bay Campground
Cape Le Grand, WA
Lucky Bay’s very own camping area consists of 22 sites for tents and regular sized caravans, campervans and trailers. The site comes with attractive facilities including hot and cold showers, functional toilets and a camp kitchen equipped with burners and a gas barbecue. What’s more, you get all this for a very nominal fee, plus the entry charges for Cape Le Grand National Park of course. The management does not accept advance bookings; sites are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis.
$10/night for 1 person; $2.20 per child (6-15 years); Park entry fees are also applicable
Orleans Bay Caravan Park
Caravanning Tourists who fail to secure a site at the Lucky Bay campground can make a stopover at one of Esperance’s many caravan parks and resorts. One of these is the Orleans Bay Caravan Park, located about an hour’s drive away from Lucky Bay, and offering as many as 70 powered and 30 unpowered sites. Facilities at the premises include toilets, a campers’ kitchen and barbecue area, a children’s playground and a dump station. In addition to this, the caravan park is pet-friendly and has wheelchair access.
$27/night for 1 person, powered sites accommodating up to 6 people; $8 for every additional person
$23/night for 1 person, unpowered sites accommodating up to 6 people; $8 for every additional person
Bathers Paradise Caravan Park
Caravan parks at Esperance are a good option for caravanning tourists planning a visit to Lucky Bay. Of these, Bathers Paradise is ideally located just off the main Esperance town site. The beautiful property has 57 powered sites, along with cabins and unpowered tent camping options. Besides offering the full range of facilities, from toilets and showers to a camp kitchen and barbecue area, the premises are optimised for children and pets.
$37/night for up to 2 persons, powered sites accommodating up to 6 people; $8 for every additional person
(Several other accommodation options are also available; please check website for tariffs)
Free Camping / Low Cost Camping:
With free camping options being discontinued in Esperance a few years ago, Lucky Bay’s in-house camping facility remains the most affordable option for caravanning tourists. Alternatively, you can explore low budget caravan parks around Esperance town, or scout the rural precinct of Condingup for free sites with toilets.