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.