Mandalay Beach is one of the must-see sights while visiting the Walpole Coast. The beach and lookout are in the southern-most end of D'Entrecasteaux National Park.
Located west of Walpole, Mandalay Beach is part of the world-famous Bibbulmun Track, and the vehicle access road gives visitors a chance to see this spectacular coastline that only seasoned hikers would ever glimpse. View the MAP below.
Mandalay Beach is named because of the famous wreck of the three-masted Norwegian Barque (ship) Mandalay, which came to shore on the 15th of May 1911 with all twelve crew members safely but thoroughly marooned.
Thanks to the second mate finding a local pioneer Frank Thompson, they only had a 4 day wait until assistance arrived.
The well sealed walkway takes you from the carpark to the lookout.
The lookout is spectacular. Take the boardwalk and descend to the beach.
The view to Chatham Island is amazing. Watch whales in season.
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