About this place
Le Grand beach and the adjoining coastline take their name from an officer on the L'Esperance, one of two vessels in a French expedition exploring the south coast in 1792. Le Grand is said to have climbed the masthead during a severe storm and guided the ships to a safe anchorage near Observatory Island west of Esperance. Many other natural features along this stretch of coastline, including Esperance and the Recherche, were also named by the French during this expedition.
Camping is available at Le Grand Beach Campground.
Boats are best launched at Lucky Bay but small boats can be launched with caution from Le Grand Beach. Be aware that these beaches are notoriously treacherous for vehicles and it is easy to become bogged in the most innocent looking wet or dry sand. Ask the ranger about surface conditions and tides.
Le Grand Beach is the trailhead for the western end of the Le Grand Coastal Trail. A short walk along this section of the trail will take you across the steep foot slopes of Mount Le Grand (345m), to vantage points that provide uninterrupted views of the coastal plain and other impressive peaks.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Le Grand Beach.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Cape Le Grand National Park.