Lucky Bay Campground - Cape Le Grand National Park

National Park - Western Australia


Whilst exploring the south coast in 1802, Matthew Flinders sailed a dangerous route through the Recherche Archipelago. He named Lucky Bay when his vessel HMS Investigator took shelter here from a summer storm. While here, his botanist Robert Brown explored a diverse and largely unknown flora, discovering and naming many new species.

Enjoy a walk along the beach to a lookout where a plaque celebrates this historic event.

Boating and beach driving

The sheltered bay is ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing, surfing and launching small boats. Be aware that these beaches are notoriously treacherous for vehicles and it is easy to become bogged in the most innocent looking wet or dry sand. Ask the ranger about surface conditions and tides.


This site has a picturesque camping area overlooking the bay. Camping fees apply.  Bookings are essential.

Great facilities, hot solar showers being installed. Toilets, BBQs & camp kitchens abound. Easy access to water & walks fine if you have limited mobility. Best thing is the absolutely level sites everywhere. Heaven

Many new facilities, including hot showers and flushing toilets. Need to pay to enter the National Park and book online for a site. Wifi available for booking in a few places along the drive in. Popular so pays to book in advance. Also wifi for Internet use at hotspot.

We did not camp here but one day! The beach was lovely and the camping looked spacious enough. Those sites high enough to have a view made us envious. Quite a drive from Esperance if you forgot something but a great experience.

Best camp ever. Sites well spaced up a gentle slope so most have a view of the bay. Hot spot provided at the gate to book in. The camp kitchens are the best. Book before you arrive, as it is very popular.
Camping Fee - Child (aged 5-15 years) $3.00
Per child, per night - from

Camping Fee - Adult $15.00
Per adult, per night - from

Camping Fee - Concession Card Holder $9.00
per concession card holder, per night - from