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.

What to do:
The wreck of the Mandalay is usually buried by sand but from
time to time parts of the wreck are visible above the waves. You
may also be lucky enough to see whales from the lookouts high
above the beach.
This area is popular with anglers, but even if you don’t fish it’s
worth the visit for the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean
and Chatham Island that looms out of the ocean 3km offshore.

Need to know

No Pets Allowed

Park Entry Fee

Standard Park Entry fees apply for D'Entrecasteaux National Park


Toilets are available.


Picnic Table