AnswerID: 168944 Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 18:43
Hi Hans & Wendy,
It's been a couple of years since I drove that stretch.
From memory Cervantes to southern end of Nambung National Park
is mostly rocky shorelines, low coastal scrub (with some bush tucker fruits) and all the usual restrictions of a national park. Not ideal for camping in my view.
However, there's some nice spots around Wedge Island.
From Wedge Island, drive north along the beach (safe 4Wding) for up to 5-6km's and either pull up on the beach (white sand, torquoise water, no people) or pull off into the dunes wherever possible and camp behind the first ridge. This is worth a look (it's a great, easy drive).
Alternatively, from Wedge Island drive south along the beach for 1.5~2.0km, drive over/inland of the first rocky headland, then along the beach for the next 8-10km's. Again, be on the lookout for short tracks off into the dunes leading into hollows behind the dunes. I've camped in quite a few of these spots and most of them are quite nice.
Low tide is mandatory if you want to go all the way to Lancelin along the beach (not recommended).
Otherwise, exit the beach around 10km's south of the headland...you will see a well worn exit that leads onto an inland track, veers around the bombing range fenceline, then follow the main track into Lancelin.
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