This is the true secret of WA, the best beaches no one has ever heard of… until now.

17 Bennion Beach

Where is it?
Bennion Beach is in the northern suburbs of Perth, about a half-hour drive from the centre of the city.
Why you’ll love it:
You can stay in the heart of Perth and still savour the secluded nature of this incredible sheltered white-sand beach strewn with giant clusters of limestone. Most of the summer crowds hang at neighbouring Trigg Beach, so you can snorkel and explore the surrounding reef in peace. People from the eastern states always get a kick out of a WA beach sunset, so stick around and watch the colours stain the sky.
The details:
For more information about Perth’s beaches, go to stirling.wa.gov.au. For details on where to stay, go to www.westernaustralia.com.

18 Point Ann

Where is it?
Point Ann is in the western section of Fitzgerald River National Park, 180km north-east of Albany. Best access is via Bremer Bay; from the east, the best access is via Hopetoun or the Hamersley Drive from the South Coast Highway.
Why you’ll love it:
It’s one of just two places in Australia (the other is Head of Bight in South Australia) where southern right whales come to calve in large numbers. There are two whale-watching platforms and best time to go to make use of it is June through to October.
The details:
For more information on the Albany region, go to albanytourist.com.au. For more information about Fitzgerald River National Park, click here dec.wa.gov.au.

19 Lucky Bay

Where is it?
Cape Le Grand National Park, 50km south-east of Esperance by sealed road.
Why you’ll love it:
Breathtaking scenery, beachside camping and a fantastic 15km coastal walking trail from Le Grand Beach to Rossiter Bay along the edge of Cape Le Grand. You’ll find Lucky Bay at about the halfway point. You’ll also find southern grey kangaroos sunning themselves on the beach. If there are two many fisherman here for your liking, head around the point to Thistle Cove, where you’re unlikely to find a soul.
The details:
For more information on the region and to book the caravan or camping grounds, go to visitesperance.com.

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