Lucky Bay is in the Cape Le Grand National Park, about 60km east of Esperance. Exploring the south coast of Australia in 1802 Matthew Flinders found his ship surrounded by islands and rocks with nightfall coming on. He named this area “Lucky Bay” when his vessel took refuge after a summer storm.
Officially the whitest beach in Australia if not the world, it’s washed by turquoise-coloured waters. Such a beautiful place with the best National Park campgrounds we’ve seen, lots of wildflowers and birds so we decided it needed a blog of its own.
We took the tourist drive along the beaches west of Esperance, pulled up to admire the scenery and there was a whale and calf resting in the calmer shallow waters just a few meters off shore at Twilight Beach.