Cape Le Grande
Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 23:45
Member - Brian R (WA)
Some freinds are lucky enough to be taking a trip ...they intend to visit Cape Le Grande (Esperance
) and have asked me for good camping spots be it caravan parks or National Parks in that area...I would like any feed back
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Reply By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 23:47
Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010 at 23:47
Sorry forgot to mention they are towing a SPORTLINER (A'Van )
Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 00:02
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 00:02
There are camping grounds at both Cape Le Grand
Beach and at Lucky Bay both in the Cape le Grand National Park
. The facilities extend to ablutions with solar hot water and NP gas BBQ's but not much further, but they are generally nice camping spots.
Just east of the National Park is the Duke of Orleans Bay
Caravan Park which has better facilities but is 20 or 30km from Cape Le Grand
. It is however adjacent to Wharton
Beach, the BEST BEACH IN THE WORLD.
Further east again is Alexander Bay
with council sites provided by the Shire of Esperance
- the facilities are more rudimentary than the national parks, from memory. Further east again, you are into the Cape Arid NP and there are several campsites there as well.
Back towards Esperance
a few miles
from the Cape le Ground turn-off is Xanadu which I'm pretty sure has camp spots (without facilities as I recall) as well, almost on the beach.
They will love it!
Reply By: ross - Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 00:08
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 00:08
I always stay at Croakers caravan park when in Esperance
Its away from the ocean and well sheltered which can be a blessing when the weather turns nasty.
I looked at Lucky Bay camping area last time I was down there and made a mental note to stay longer next time. Camping fees apply but you get toilets and bbqs.
Its only a small area ,so booking may be necessary.Ranger lives on site.
I also looked at another spot
that looked good. I think it was at the end of Orleans Bay Rd and on the eastern side,outside of the nat park.
Reply By: Member - Two and a half Myles - Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 08:14
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 08:14
Le Grande Beach is a great little spot
, we did not want to leave. It's right on the beach but well sheltered and has excellent facilities and easy access to the beach drive
into Esperence. We loved the camp ground in cape Arid too, there a privately owned and operated one within the nat park with okay facilities but you can have a camp fire.
Follow Up By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 10:37
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010 at 10:37
Thanks Guys...I have forwarded the info to our friends, I am sure they will enjoy this area. It has been some time since we have ventured to these parts and it is good to get an update