Cheynes Beach - Western Australia


GPS 34 52 55.68 S 118 24 11.29 E




Entry fee and / or camping fee charged Toilets available Wheel chair access provided Tables and / or seats and / or shelters provided Fire places or BBQs available Water available Tent camping sites Caravan access possible Big rig access possible Pets allowed on leash Boat launching possible Swimming allowed Fishing allowed (some sites may require a freshwater license.) Sight seeing area Walk trails Phone access nearby 240 volt power available Unpowered water craft allowed Showers available



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After reading a number of sources about Cheynes Beach, there seems to be some confusion about where Cheynes Beach is. Many sources state that it is at Frenchman Bay closer to Albany but this is due to the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company. The company started operations at Cheynes Beach but then re-located to Frenchman Bay.

The whaling station at Frenchman Bay is now known as Whale World and the real Cheyne's Beach is located about 65 km east of Albany.

The bay is protected from the worst of southerly winds and the long sandy beach is very popular in the summer months.

A small settlement grew up as a series of beach shacks but during the 1970s the shacks were demolished and a caravan park established.

Most people who want accommodation stay at the Cheynes Beach Caravan Park that offers caravan and tenting sites as well as chalets.

There are also a number of holiday homes at the bay but it remains a very quiet, less developed place.

The name of the bay seems to have originated with an early settler named George McCartney Cheyne. He acquired land in the Albany area at Kalgan River, Moorilup and on Mistaken Island. He also had land at Kendenup and Cape Riche.. Initially Cheyne traded with whalers and eventually started his own whaling operations at Doubtful Islands Bay. You can find more information on George Cheyne at the Trove website.






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