"Camping on the beach" Hopetoun by aussirose
Hopetoun Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 32 photos
We decided to get away from it all and enjoy a free camping holiday in the scrub right on the beach. We ended up about 15 miles east of Hopetoun, down the bottom of western Australia. The beach was called 12mile beach. Come and enjoy our holiday with us.
Hopetoun is about 7 hours south east of Perth. To get there you can go via Wave Rock at Hyden and then travel via Lake King and through Ravensthorpe. Also you can visit Hopetoun from Albany if you are doing the Southern WA loop from Perth through Albany and Esperance and back.....just remember to take the southern detour from Ravensthorpe as most do not do this but travel straight through to Esperance.
If you are into adventure and love to experience natural Australia and don't mind roughing it then Hopetoun is definately the place to visit. Mind you, you don't need to camp on the beach like we did....as there is accommodation in town :o)
Because the beaches are relatively untouched, the fishing's great. Dylan caught 6 fish. Not bad for an amateur :o) And of course we didn't run short of a fresh feed. Yum Yum.
Janine found this gorgeous star fish.
- Pros:Free beachside camping. Miles of untouched beaches. Great fishing.
- Cons:Stay away from the bees. Flies by the millions. Be careful of the snakes and take Mozzie spray or coils.
- In a nutshell:Hopetoun - A wild, natural place to enjoy endless pure white sand beaches.
The thing I love about camping is quiet time :o) By this I mean taking time to walk along the beach at dawn or dusk,... more travel advice
Can't get away from it. When you're on holiday you've still gotta do the washing. We just washed our clothes in sea... more travel advice
Written May 9, 2016
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