Wharton Beach Western Australia

wharton beach


The beautiful Wharton Beach in Cape Le Grand is located about 100km East of the coastal Wheat belt town of Esperance.

We stayed in the Duke of Orleans Bay Caravan Park just around the corner from the bay. We visited the area in March and found this to be a very calm weather period, we encountered light winds and comfortable mid 20 degree temperature on most days....

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited. We spent a week exploring the area including Lucky Bay, Frenchmen's Bay and the isolated Cape Arid.

Picnic on Wharton Beach with Outback Jack and Tigar


We spent a whole day exploring Wharton beach, it's white soft sand clear calm water and easy access. Jack could easily wheel around in his wheel chair on the firm sand base.

We drove the whole beach in mums taxi just a simple SUV, not a problem. There are some soft sandy patches and I did stop and walk these before attempting them. It's OK to be adventurous with you mates. but you do not want to get bogged on a beach with your wife and child in a wheelchair. That could ruin a good holiday.

All we required was a little speed and high range 4x4 to go everywhere. Jack loved it cruising along the beach with the windows open and the waves crashing nearby.

We had a great picnic lunch under the awning to shade Jack from the sun whilst I did some fishing.

A great day had by all.


How to Find Wharton Beach

Wharton Beach is only about 100km East of Esperance. Use the map below as a guide.


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A secluded and protected fishing spot
Little Wharton Beach

Little Wharton Beach

A view out over little Wharton Beach Looking towards the Great Australian Bight

Wharton Beach Lookout

What is the right 4x4 for you, mum taxi towed a camper van and carried all of Jack equipment around WA. A land cruiser is great but do you really need it?


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