D’Entrecasteaux National Park combines pristine beaches and tall forests in a spectacular landscape along the southern coastline. Bush-walk through dense forest and coastal tracks or four-wheel drive through sand dunes.
D’Entrecasteaux National Park, accessed from Pemberton, Northcliffe or Windy Harbour, is a great place to go beach four-wheel driving, however be aware it is remote and isolated. Jasper, Yeagarup, Warren, Malimup, Gardner and Coodamurrup beaches are all great places to go four-wheel driving, fishing and exploring but our coastal ecosystems are fragile so be considerate if you take your vehicle into the park.
The long white beaches are good for swimming, snorkelling, diving, and fishing. From September to November, you might see migrating southern right whales along the coast and New Zealand fur seals have been seen at Black Point.
Camping facilities are at Yeagarup Lake, Yeagarup Beach, Carey Brook, Crystal Springs and Walpole’s western beaches. Or, take advantage of the camp set-up services on offer in the area. Book ahead and you can arrive to find your camp set up for you – tent, bedding and barbecue included with an optional canvas en suite.
Windy Harbour, Salmon Beach, Broke Inlet and Walpole are the only coastal areas which are accessible by conventional vehicle.
Here are some tips on how to be a careful driver, enjoy your four-wheel driving experience and protect the parks sensitive coastal environment:
- Let someone know where you are going.
- Normal road traffic rules apply in national parks.
- Engage four-wheel drive and select the correct gear.
- Reduce your tyre pressure to suit the conditions.
- Drive slowly along narrow tracks and expect to encounter oncoming vehicles, wildlife and other track hazards.
- Driving off the track destroys native vegetation and disturbs wildlife, so please drive carefully and responsibly.
- When on the beach, drive on the high tide mark.
- River crossings can be hazardous. If in doubt, do not cross.
- Trailers (including caravans, camper trailers and boat trailers) are not permitted on the Yeagarup Dunes or beach, Warren Beach or the Yeagarup and Warren beach tracks due to the soft sand and steep terrain.
Need to know
|No Pets Allowed
Park Entry Fee
|Standard Park Entry fees apply for D'Entrecasteaux National Park
|No toilets at this location. Follow Leave No Trace principles.