08.04.2013 - 10.04.2013 30 °C
Wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, sweeping heathlands and attractive bays with white sandy beaches set between rocky headlands characterise Cape Le Grand National Park.
Lucky Bay is famed as having one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and it is locally claimed to have the whitest beach in Australia. The same claim is made for Hyams Beach in Cape Jervis. After seeing both my vote goes for Lucky Bay beach as not only the whitest bu the most beautiful as well.
Lucky Bay was discovered by Matthew Flinders when he sailed into a storm in the hazardous Archipelago of the Recherche in January 1802. He found found his ship surrounded by islands and rocks with nightfall coming on. They eventually found shelter in the bay before nightfall which he named Lucky Bay.
Thistle Bay around the corner is named after Flinders' ship's Master who drowned at Memory Cove in South Australia. The next bay, Hellfire Bay is a good contender for the second best beach in Australia.
From Lucky Bay we will travel back to Esperance and then on to Stirling Range National Park as our last stop on our 14 month tour of Australia.