HAMELIN BAY

Situated on the south-west coast of Western Australia between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste.

Situated on the south-west coast of Western Australia between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste.

It was named after the French explorer Jacques Felix Emmanuel Hamelin who sailed the area in 1801.

A jetty was established to service the timber industry operation of M.C Davies in the late 1800’s. A few piles from the original structure still remain.

It was a notorious area for ship wrecks with over 12 recorded sites. A light station was built on nearby Hamelin Island in 1937. In 1967 it was moved to the mainland.

Salmon Fishing was an important industry from the beach in the 1940’s to 1970’s.

The beach has experienced whale stranding’s with larger ones in 1996 and 2018.

Tourist attractions include the incredible Hamelin Bay beach, nearby caves, the Cape to Cape walking track, a tourist camping ground and of course the large Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park.