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Thistle Cove

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Better than Lucky Bay.

On the day that we went we thought this bay was better than Lucky Bay and no cars. It wasn’t as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane T
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Perth, Australia
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Wild and beautiful

We ate lunch at a table overlooking the cove, near Whistling Rock. It was a windy day (our picnic... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
AnnieR437
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Yarra Glen, Australia
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Via Cape Le Grand Road | Cape Le Grand National Park, Esperance, Western Australia 6450, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the day that we went we thought this bay was better than Lucky Bay and no cars. It wasn’t as busy, we were nearly the only ones on the beach and were able to have a great game of beach cricket and not annoy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We ate lunch at a table overlooking the cove, near Whistling Rock. It was a windy day (our picnic kept blowing away) and the rock really was whistling. We played on the rocks near Whistling Rock, watched the waves breaking over the base of the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AnnieR437
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Thistle Cove This is a small beach in Cape Le Grand and is a little bit stony at some of the waters edge. It is great in that it is a fairly quiet beach, people wise, but other than the beautiful colour of the water,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank annettelaurie
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Part of the National Park, as with all the bays in the NP clear waters and white sands. As it is a smaller bay, there are less facilities, but only a short drive between bays for toilets and picnic areas

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Z9065MZdavidm
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We absolutely loved our time at Thistle Cove so much that we came back twice. A little difficult to get down to but perfect once you're down and enjoying the crystal blue water and the squeaky white sand! A must see whilst visiting WA!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ChloePoliwka
Reviewed 18 January 2018

A quite and peaceful little beach away from the crowds of Lucky Bay. Same amazing blue waters and brilliant white sands.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Although the wind is quite strong, the beach and water is nice. On the top of hill next to the beach lies whistle rock. Great place to swim if Lucky Bay is too crowded.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Menno007
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This beach is one of our favourite beaches of our trip. After a short walk from the carpark and an easy climb down a rock, we had the whole beach to ourselves for most of the time. White, soft sand, amazing blue water, like in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TimTolbin
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Hard to split the points between Thistle and Hellfire. Thistle requires walking down a rock (really hard to see where the correct path is) and it may be slightly more protected from the wind. Clear blue water and dramatic hills surrounding the bay and a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Yet another beautiful spot and it's not far from Lucky Bay. The whistling rock is here and great scenery.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank malleegirl
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