Mandalay Beach, D'entrecasteaux National Park, Walpole, Western Australia

Mandalay Beach is well worth a visit, 30 minutes from Walpole,  located on an unsealed road suitable for 2WD.
With spectacular views to Chatham Island, spectacular coastline and long white sandy beach it is a must-see.  The view from the boardwalk is spectacular including whale watching lookouts for the annual whale migration along the coast.  Access to the beach is along a dune-side boardwalk which descends, in several flights, to the sand.

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.

View the Map to Mandalay Beach below or Video.

Mandalay Beach Boardwalk

The Boardwalk from the Mandalay Beach lookout onto Mandalay Beach is part of the Bibbulmun Track.

Chatham Island and Rock Formations

Chatham Island and Rock Formations from the far northern end of Mandalay Beach.
These geological formations are truly amazing.  The area provides a wide range of nature-based recreational activities which complement the remote nature and wilderness of the park.

Mandalay Beach Boardwalk, part of the Bibbulmun Track Mandalay Beach from the North

The photograph 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.  Surfing is also popular at the beach. 

Mandalay Beach facing South

Entry to Mandalay Beach, D'Entrecasteaux National Park

D'Entrecasteaux National Park in Western Australia requires park access fees to enter.  Camping fees are payable in addition to park entry fees, but campground only accessible by 4WD.
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.

Pathway to Mandalay Beach & Chatham Island

The path to the Mandalay Beach Lookout.

Pathway to Mandalay Beach & Chatham Island

The boardwalk, part of the Bibbulmun Track, heading down to Mandalay Beach.

Mandalay Beach facing north towards Chatham Island
Mandalay Beach, descent from the boardwalk Wildflowers at Mandalay Beach, D'entrecasteaux National Park
Mandaly Beach facing North wtih Chatham Island

Photo of Mandalay Beach facing north with Chatham Island in the distance.

Banksia Camp, can only be accessed by 4WD and Camping fees apply. 
The Banksia Hut is a roomy shelter, which cannot be pre-booked, with four bedrooms and a common area where 12 people can comfortably sleep. Campfires are permitted but ONLY when no restrictions apply and ONLY in the provided fire rings.

The natural beauty of Mandalay Beach is astounding. Huge stretches of white sandy beaches, in many cases untouched.
   Mandalay Beach from the Northern Rocks towards Chatham Island

Fishing is a popular activity off Mandalay Beach: Anglers can expect to catch skippy, herring and whiting any time of the year and salmon or tailor in season. 
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.

Mandalay Rainbow

Mandalay Beach Map

Mandalay Beach Map

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What's on the map? These are the locations plotted above:

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Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach

Attractions of D'Entrecasteaux National Park:

Broke Inlet Broke Inlet
Broke Inlet is located in Dentrecasteaux National Park approximately 40km west northwest of Walpole Town. Visit Broke Inlet
Mandalay Beach Mandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
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