Munglinup Beach; stunning coastal camping
We’ve explored a huge amount of the Western Australian coastline, and its not often we pull into a new location and feel shocked by how stunning, and truly beautiful it is. Munglinup Beach though, was exactly that, and whilst we had no real expectations it blew us away on so many levels.
On our recent stay at Four Mile Camp, in the Fitzgerald River National Park, we headed out for the day to see some more of the great coastline, and weren’t left disappointed at all!
Munglinup Beach has rocks to the West, and then a giant reef that runs along the front of the beach, protecting it from the swell and creating a stunning little lagoon that would be a heap of fun to fish, snorkel and enjoy.
Where is Munglinup Beach?
You’ll find this stunning location East of Hopetoun, roughly 75km, or an hours drive. Its 131km, or an hour and a half West of Esperance, and easily accessible.
It’s just off Springdale Road, a well maintained gravel road that continues to head further East towards Stokes National Park.
Munglinup Beach Camping
As the photos show, the camp ground at Munglinup is metres away from the beach, down a short track that you can drive your 4WD on too. There’s only a small number of camp sites that are a decent size, and its an incredible place to stay for a few nights.
Camping costs $15 per night per site, and you don’t need to pay any national park fees to stay here. If the Munglinup Beach campsite is full, you can head 3km up the road to the Munglinup Caravan Park.
Fishing at Munglinup Beach
With the reef protecting the main beach, there’s a heap of places you can fish depending on whether you want to go off the rocks, or the sand. We never flicked a line here, but can see huge potential, and you can head up and down the coastline for kilometres.
Can you take a 4WD on the beach?
Yep, the track from the camp ground goes straight down to the beach, and you can get there off tracks that follow the river just further West. You’d be able to drive quite a distance with the tides and beach conditions being suitable.
Munglinup Caravan Park
If you aren’t set up for off grid camping, or you prefer to stay in a Caravan Park, or the Munglinup Camp grounds are full there’s a Caravan Park just up the road that has a pretty good reputation. We’ve never stayed there, but the reviews are positive and if you wanted to guarantee a spot in a busy period (like Easter) we’d be more than happy to pull up for a few nights.
Powered sites are $40 for a family of 4, and Unpowered sites are $35 for a family of 4, at peak rates.
We’ll do a southern run again
The south coast of WA is such an under-rated area. Yep, everyone knows about Esperance, but there are more hidden gems from Albany to Bilbunya dunes than you can poke a stick at, and with work finishing up we’ll have an opportunity to head down there over the long school holidays in a few years, and we are super keen to do it.
We’ll find all the best off grid camp sites, spend days kicking back on the beach and enjoying amazing places like Munglinup Camp site. Have you been here? What did you think of it?