About this place
Mandalay Beach is a great stop between Manjimup and Walpole. Worth a visit purely for the stunning beach scenery, you may be fortunate enough to glimpse the wreck of the Mandalay, which can still be seen poking out of the rough waters of the Southern Ocean when the tides are low. This area is popular with anglers and there are spectacular views of the Southern Ocean and Chatham Island, which looms out of the water three kilometres offshore. This is a very beautiful spot with boardwalks down to the rugged beach, whale watching lookouts for the annual migration along the coast and historical information about the Mandalay. The Bibbulmun Track passes through the area.
Several whale watching platforms are set high on the limestone cliffs, providing unbeatable views of the southern coastline and limestone cliffs. The best time for whale watching is September to June.
Fishing is a popular activity off Mandalay Beach, which is so wide that even on busy days it never seems crowded. Anglers can expect to catch skippy, herring and whiting any time of the year and salmon or tailor when they are running.
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 Mandalay Beach.
We recognise and acknowledge Minang and Bibbulman people as the traditional owners of D'Entrecasteaux National Park.
There is evidence that Noongar people have lived in South-West Australia for over 47,000 years. The oldest archeological evidence at D’Entrecasteaux is dated at 6000 years, although this does not mean it wasn’t occupied early than this. Erosion of sand dunes within the park has revealed numerous stone artifacts, fish traps, quarry sites, mythological and burial sites. The majority of these are located around the Lake Jasper/ Meerup Dunes area, an area of particular archeological and cultural significance to the Noongar people. Artifacts have been found 10 metres below Lake Jasper’s current water levels, indicating a number of major campsites existed here when the lake was a prehistoric forest.
Wandjoo ngaalang kwoba/moorditj boodjar,
Nyoondool djinang ngaalang kwobidak Wardan, balyoongar, bilya, worl wer djinda kada werda ngaalang miya,
Ngaalang koort kalyakoorl nidja.
Welcome to our good/strong country,
You will see our beautiful sea, sand, rivers, sky, and stars across our place,
Our heart always here.