About this place
Named after the Norwegian barque Mandalay, wrecked there in 1911, Mandalay Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Walpole area.
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 Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of D'Entrecasteaux National Park.