Thoughts on Location No 61
Esperance, Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia
Everything I’ve ever heard about this little town on the south coast of Western Australia is true and it took me less than 24 hours to declare that I could easily call Esperance home.
Nestled on the south coast of Western Australia, where the climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean, and with the backdrop of some of the Recherche Archipelago islands just off shore, I found the area to be one of the prettiest we’ve been so far.
It ticks all the boxes – my boxes anyway – no traffic lights, no traffic congestion, friendly people, great coffee, my favourite supermarket, Dean’s favourite hardware store and surf to be found (on the right day), a gorgeous foreshore to walk along and enjoy, and the crystal clear waters of the Southern Ocean gently lapping a plethora of white sandy beaches everywhere.
The following photos were taken at Twilight Beach.
There are so many beaches that if you arrive at one that’s busy, you need only drive a little further and you’re sure to find one that’s not. Perhaps we were visiting Esperance during a quiet period with summer still a few weeks away, but we found ourselves on many deserted beaches and enjoyed walking along the firm white sand with the ‘not so cold’ water wrapping around our ankles.
I could easily have looked for a job and called an end to our travels.
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We stayed at the Esperance Seafront Caravan Park and, to be perfectly honest, I couldn’t leave the park quick enough. It was grossly overpriced and we couldn’t see the value in the price we paid to stay there.
Esperance is such a beautiful area that we would loved to have stayed longer. Unfortunately the park was a huge disappointment and therefore we moved on, making me question their affiliation with Top Tourist Parks of Australia.