Cheynes Beach, looking west.

Cheynes Beach, looking west.Neil McKnight668 x 380 px. 47.5 Kb.

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Cheynes Beach

Cheyne Beach is the orig­inal site of whal­ing in Albany.

Fishermen have used the area since the 1840s and formed Albanys first whal­ing business there in 1920 before re­locat­ing to Frenchman's Bay in 1952.

Near Man­ypeaks, a short drive through the anci­ent beauty of Waychinicup National Park will bring you to the small settle­ment of Cheyne Beach, an ex­cell­ent spot for cam­ping, fish­ing, boat­ing, 4-wheel driv­ing, bush walk­ing, swimm­ing, snorkell­ing and just gett­ing away from it all.

Cam­ping is re­stric­ted in areas and campfires are not per­mit­ted, however the Cheynes Beach Caravan Park pro­vides camp­site and chalet accommod­ation, in­clud­ing a campers kitchen. Free gas BBQs , picnic tables and day park­ing are at multi­­ple sites so you can find the per­fect spot for lunch. Public toilets are avail­able at either end of the main beach and pets are welcome on a leash, however there is no mob­ile phone coverage.

Cheyne Beach is the orig­inal site of whal­ing in Albany. Fishermen have used the area since the 1840s

The caravan park has a small shop that pro­vides food, bait and alcohol, but it re­com­mended that you bring most of your own supplies. Waychinicup Cam­ping grounds, Bettys Beach and Normans Beach are all great nearby sites to check out and per­fect for nat­ural cam­ping.

The Cheynes Beach Road turnoff is loca­ted 9km N/NE of Man­ypeaks on the South Coast High­way. Follow it all the way to the end and en­joy the view of Mount Man­ypeaks it­self and Waychinicup National Park on the way.

Article updated 29/11/2017.