Rossiter Bay, Esperance

2.9
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Rossiter Bay is on the southern coast of Western Australia, in the Cape Le Grand National Park east of Esperance. The bay is noted as the place where explorer Edward John Eyre and his Aboriginal companion Wylie met the crew of the French whaling ship Mississippi in June 1841, having completed a crossing of the Nullarbor Plain.It is named for Captain Thomas Rossiter, the Englishman who commanded the Mississippi.The bay contains a long, curving sandy beach which is often covered with dry seagrass. To the west lies Lucky Bay which was named by Matthew Flinders.The bay is accessible by conventional vehicle along a road ending in a carpark. This point is the trailhead for the Le Grand Coastal Trail.
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  • Down 6km of badly-corrugated dirt road, Rossiter does not get many visitors. The first car park opens directly onto an ok beach that is a bit rougher than some of the others around here. The second ca...  more »
  • Unfortunately the beach was covered in tonnes and tonnes of weed when we visited. Very disappointing as the location is very pretty. The access is via dirt road whis presently severely corrugated. Wit...  more »
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  • Fair journey down from the other bays in the Cape Le Grande National Park via gravel road. Beach access is pretty much catered for 4x4 use only. Not as protected as the other bays for swimmers. Fairly choppy, weedy and windswept. The upside Rossiter Bay is fairly isolated from the tourist beaten track of the CLNP with the trademark white powder beach.
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