Mandalay Beach is well worth a visit. With spectacular views to Chatham Island, spectacular coastline and long white sandy beach it is a must-see. Access to the beach is along a dune-side boardwalk which descends, in several flights, to the sand. The view from the boardwalk is spectacular.
The beach is named for the three-masted Norwegian Barque "Mandalay" which was beached on the 15th of May 1911. The captain managed to beach the vessel and all aboard were saved! The shipwreck appears every decade or so as the beach erodes and then covers her again.
The Boardwalk from the Mandalay Beach lookout onto Mandalay Beach is part of the Bibbulmun Track.
Chatham Island and Rock Formations from the far northern end of Mandalay Beach. These geological formations are truly amazing.
The phograph above of Mandalay Beach was taken from the rocks at the far northern end of the beach.
The coast from this point becomes impassable further north, turning into granite cliff faces and boulder fields.
The Bibbulmun Track walkers (heading north) take the boardwalk and continue overland for some kilometres.
There are several things about Mandalay beach to consider. There is a donation box with an entry fee for the National Park. There are toilets but no picnic benches. The last 8k or so approaching the carpark for Mandalay Beach is on an unsealed road (dirt track) but is ok for regular vehicles including standard 2wd vehicles.
The path to the Mandalay Beach Lookout.
The boardwalk, part of the Bibbulmun Track, heading down to Mandalay Beach.
The photo above is taken on Mandaly Beach facing north wtih Chatham Island in the distance.
There is a campsite nearby just along the start of the road towards Mandalay Beach, called Banksia Camp which allows camping. The facilities are limited so seek the advice of the Walpole Tourist Information Centre in Walpole Town.
The natural beauty of Mandalay Beach is astounding. Huge stretches of white sandy beaches, in many cases untouched.
Mandalay Beach if spectacular.
Mandalay Beach has a path that takes you over the rocks on the northern side of the beach (right side) and offers amazing views of the large waves crashing along the coast. BE CAREFUL and stay clear of the waterline.
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