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Cape Le Grand National Park

Southern WA

Good fishing, swimming and camping can be found at Lucky Bay – arguably Australia's top beach, complete with beach-going kangaroos – and Le Grand Beach, and day-use facilities at gorgeous Hellfire Bay. Make the effort to climb Frenchman Peak (a steep 3km return, allow two hours), as the views from the top and through the rocky 'eye', especially during the late afternoon, are superb.

The beautiful 15km Le Grand Coastal Trail links the bay, or you can do shorter stretches between beaches.

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2. Lucky Bay

3.56 MILES

One of Australia's top beaches, Lucky Bay has sand so white and so fine that is squeaks underfoot like rubber. Good for kite- and windsurfing. Tame…

3. Le Grand Beach

3.62 MILES

This wide stretch of white sand stretches for miles and is popular with 4WD drivers. It is rather exposed, though, and occasionally blasted by strong…

4. Esperance Museum

18.2 MILES

This warehouse is filled with everyday objects from yesteryear, as well as Aboriginal weaponry (spot the fishing boomerang!), a vintage locomotive and a…

5. Cannery Arts Centre

18.34 MILES

Interesting contemporary art exhibitions by local artists and a shop selling locally made ceramics and other crafts.

6. West Beach

18.48 MILES

Gorgeous sweep of sand, ideal for sunbathing. Dangerous rip currents.

7. Blue Haven

18.99 MILES

Long sweep of brilliant white sand and usually calm waters for swimming.

8. Lake Warden Wetland System

19.04 MILES

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