Parrys Beach & William Bay in West Aust.

Submitted: Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 16:01
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heading off not far from home for few days and needed some variety of scenery so wife and I thought of this area. Can anyone help out with current standards, facilities and prices for both these camp areas. Seem to find plenty info on what to do on the net but that's about it. Were originally heading up to Stirling Range National Park, but think will save that run for wildflower season.

Appreciate any help at all.
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Reply By: wizzer73 - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 19:15

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 19:15
We went to parrys about a year ago. Great spot. If you are taking a caravan there are low overhanging branches so be careful. There was a toilet block there with solar showers so get in early. No power there. Can't remember the price but it was reasonable. You could have a fire and buy a wheelbarrow of wood from caretakers.

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Follow Up By: Nomad Navara - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 19:43

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 19:43
We were there a few weeks ago in our Camper Trailer & we paid $7.00 a night, also took our own wood, lovely spot :)
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 19:53

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 19:53
Been a while since we've been there, but Parry Beach is a nice campsite, with plenty of peppermint trees for shade, and they also help block the wind, which could be an advantage this time of year. There was an resident volunteer to collect fees, which were pretty cheap, I recall. A nice base to check out the coast and hinterland. Elephant Rocks is a great spot to visit.
Checking the CALM map, as I read it, I think William Bay campsite is actually on the Bibbulmun Track, rather than the coast. Not sure if it's available for general campers.
There are also a couple of free huts available, one at the base of Mt Frankland, and another to the north of Walpole, but it's first-come, first served. Max stay allowed is about 4 days. The Mt Frankland one has a fireplace, I recall, but the other hut you must use the outside fire pit.
Take plenty of warm things this time of year!!

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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 00:06

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 00:06
Hi Kevmac

Low Cost Camp Ground at Parry Beach (not sure of fee). Toilets, showers (hot if you get in early), camper’s kitchen and limited power via a generator. Fees, volunteer caretaker on site in peak periods. Can get crowded in peak periods – no bookings. Generators permitted within specified times.

No camping at William Bay.


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Reply By: hotfishez - Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 08:08

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 08:08
Parrys is a really good set up, lots of areas thorughout the area for camping, Peaceful bay and Walpole to the west within 30km and denmark to the east approx 30km. Well worth the trip...
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Reply By: Member - Mary-Teresa R- Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 15:56

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011 at 15:56
We popped in and had a look at Parry Beach over Easter - I have wanted to camp there for some time, but the plans keep drifting and we keep missing it. It looked great. There are some low hanging branches, but the campsites were all nicely sheltered from any wind. It was very busy at Easter, which suggests to me that it's generally a good spot to stop at off-peak times. I noticed there was a payphone, as well as the amenities block and campers kitchen.

We're also aiming for the Stirling Ranges in Springtime.

Have fun,
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