Coastal Trail
  • Length: 17km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Rossiter Beach

  • End: Le Grand Beach

  • Location: Cape Le Grand National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 781km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.97977587

  • Longitude: 122.1195795

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Coastal Trail is a 17km, grade 4 one way hike, located in Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Coastal Trail is a spectacular but haRoad 17 kilometre walk trail in Cape Le Grand National Park, 30 minutes drive from Esperance. The experienced walker can hike from bay to bay, enjoying some of the best scenery in Australia; kangaroos basking on pristine white beaches, dolphins surfing the aqua waters and amazing views.

Rossiter Bay to Lucky Bay - Rossiter Bay, a long beach, is one end of the walk. Up and over the first ridge, the vast expanses of Lucky Bay fold out below. The bright white sand is so fine that it squeaks when you walk. Lucky Bay to Thistle Cove - The easiest part of the walk, with spectacular views in every direction, even out to sea to the Recherche Archipelago.  There’s a campsite at Lucky Bay. Thistle Cove to Hellfire Bay - From Thistle Cove the trail is mostly granite which becomes dangerously slippery when wet. On approach to the isolated beach of Little Hellfire Bay, you are beckoned for a swim by this extraoRoadinary panorama. Hellfire Bay to Le Grand Beach - The walk to Le Grand Beach is the haRoadest with the trail taking walkers up and downhill - often at awkwaRoad angles. Another camping ground awaits This trail is ideally a multiple day walk, taking approximately 2 days to complete, however it can be done in a shorter time frame of approximately 8 hours.  Starting at Rossiter Beach and finishing at Le Grand Beach Car Park, the trail has additional access points at Lucky Bay, Thistle Cove and Hellfire Bay and as such this walk may be broken into four shorter sections:  

About the region

The most spectacular coastal scenery is found in the south-west corner of Cape Le Grand National Park where massive granite and gneiss peaks rise from the coastal plain. The park's rolling heathlands are home to pygmy possums, western grey kangaroos and a diversity of colourful wildflowers including dense thickets of showy banksia.


Start Point: Rossiter Beach, Cape Le Grand National Park. Approximately 50km south east of Esperance, or a 30 minute drive.

End Point: Le Grand Beach, Cape Le Grand National Park

Region: Cape Le Grand National Park, Golden Outback

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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