Thistle Cove

Thistle Cove, Esperance: Address, Thistle Cove Reviews: 5/5

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bluebay06
La Spezia, Italy1,264 contributions
Dec. 2021
Proceeding on Lucky Bay Rd, about 1 Km before arriving at Lucky Bay, there is the detour to Thistle Cove. A short stretch of paved road of less than 1 km that ends with a loop where there are a limited number of parking bays. Here a road sign indicates both the trail to Thistle Cove and the direction to Whistling Rock. We headed to Whistling Rock. A few steps and you arrive at the beautiful rock cliff on the top of which there is Whistling Rock, a natural monolith which, depending on the strength and direction of the wind, whistles. When we visited this place, there was only a slight breeze, but in strong winds the whistle can be intense and we read that it can even give the feeling of being in the presence of an air conditioner. Going down the large rocks till the end of the small promontory, we could see behind large rocks sculpted by the wind and the sea. Fascinated by the beauty of the rocks and the intense blue of the calm sea, we easily reached the lower rocks where there were people fishing. The presence of life buoys rings on top of the cliff, very far from the sea, and of steel life rings firmly planted in the rock to which fishermen can hook, immediately remind us that this is one at high risk fishing locations. But the day was so beautiful that we continued on the rocks towards the beach to take pictures of Thistle Cove from the rocks that border the east side of the beach. The small white beach photographed from here, with the crystal clear blue sea and the blue sky background is truly beautiful. Close to us, on the rocks, some ornate dragons (Ctenophorus ornatus) were running while some big Pacific gulls (Larus pacificus) stationed on the rocks near the sea. We did the reverse walk back to the car parking to take the path that leads to Thistle Cove. A beautiful and fairly protected beach that looks like a paradise and an invitation to enter the water. Fantastic. Not to be missed.
Written 15 December 2021
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,223 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
What can I say? Another stunning beach in Esperance. Squeaky white sand, turquoise water, sweeping coastline - beautiful. It's not as easy to get to as Hellfire Bay (the best beach in the world) but still worth the effort.

Near the car park you'll also find some wonderful rocks including Whistling Rock? Make sure you check them out as well.
Written 15 May 2021
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Nigel C
Perth, Australia351 contributions
Mar. 2021
Yet another stunning beach the park has more than its fair share and all are equally amazing. Make sure you see them all.
Written 15 March 2021
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EdiBa683
Switzerland1,226 contributions
Feb. 2020
It is another stunning beach. There was nobody when we arrived. We climbed down to the beach and enjoyed the breathtaking costal view and impressive colors of the water before we started the Thistle Cove walk to Lucky Bay. It is a magnificent walk with amazing costal views. We also saw a few kangaroos and several types of lizards. It was just fantastic.
Written 31 January 2021
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia3,582 contributions
Oct. 2020
As you will travel around Cape Le Grand National Park,you will visit all the beaches in quite a small area.Thistle is near Hellfire and nearly as stunning.White white squeaky sand and aqua blue waters.Worth the visit
Written 1 November 2020
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Vanessa T
Hong Kong, Hong Kong12 contributions
Sep. 2020
Amazing coastal views along the way then climb down a huge rock to be surprised by this quiet thistle Cove. Best way to end a hike.
Written 25 September 2020
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Martin L
Steyning, UK314 contributions
Feb. 2020
We visited as many of the beaches in Cap Le Grand National Park as we could and for us this was probably the best. Beautiful sand, turqoise sea and totally unpoilt.
Written 10 March 2020
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JKEELAN
Perth, Australia508 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
One of several stunning bays and beaches in the Cape le Grande National Park, the views from the elevated carpark are fantastic. The contrasting colours of the rocks, ocean, surf and beach are stunning. Dont miss the interesting Whistling Rock on the crest, where the wind passing through the cracks in a giant boulder create eerie sounds.
Written 9 January 2020
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The Traveller
Perth, Australia622 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Family
Found this place to be a little gem in the national park. It is a rocky walk down to the beach which I think puts people off but we loved it.
Written 8 January 2020
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia4,642 contributions
Nov. 2019
Visited on Thursday 21st November. Check out Whistling Rock before you head down to the beach for a swim.
Written 20 December 2019
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