10 August 13
Lucky Bay is a spectacular camping ground 60km east of Esperance on the southern coast of WA within Cape Le Grand National Park. We stopped here for a week in April, and the girls were thrilled to return to what Brioni calls “my favourite place in the whole world”.
I love the remoteness of Lucky Bay — mobile-phone access is only possible if I climb the tall granite mountain that overlooks the bay. The girls love the adventures they can have on the beach and exploring the granite rock formations. The rangers and campground hosts are friendly, and even the wildlife regularly hops through camp to see if anyone has left food scraps out.
Lucky Bay is maintained by national park rangers, and minimal camping fees apply. Unlike most WA national parks, this camping ground has solar hot showers as well as designated camping/parking sites, bbq facilities, toilets and picnic areas. Minimal recycling facilities are offered, which is a nice change from most places, and the quickly-filled bag of aluminium cans is emptied regularly.
When we leave Lucky Bay tomorrow, it’s with the promise to ourselves that we’ll come back next time we’re in the state. It’s a peaceful driver-reviver stop after the Nullarbor Plain and a great introduction to the beauty of Western Australia!