Bremer BayOctober 18, 2017 in Australia
We left Albany under more grey skies and decided to check out Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve on route to our next stop. It's an easy half hour drive from Albany and has at least 2 idyllic looking beaches that we saw - Little Beach (the somewhat unoriginal name for the smaller of the two beaches!) and Two Peoples Bay Beach. Both had beautiful white sand and clear turquoise water. The rain clouds that had chased us from Albany caught up with us just minutes after we arrived so we snapped a few photos and jumped back in the car to head to Bremer Bay.
It was a pretty drive through rolling green farmland which reverted back to coastal scrub as we neared the small beachside town. We opted to stay at the caravan park right on the river seeing as it was only one night, however it looked like there were at least 2 other great options available - including one spot about 12km out of town (Tozer's Bush Camp which is apparently a great spot for wildflowers).
The lady at the caravan park office said the river had just broken through to the sea the day before (usually you can walk across to the wider strip of beach via a sandbank) so we walked down to take a look - sure enough the tannin tainted river water was slowly leaching out into the turquoise waters of the bay - interesting but didn't make it look very inviting!
We headed up to the lookout and wind turbine which generates 40% of the town's electricity - kids thought it was pretty cool because you could drive up and park right underneath it (although we did note it was shorter than lots of the Karri trees we'd seen recently, at only 46m high!). Bremer Bay itself is a quiet little town with only the bare essentials in terms of shops (wood fired pizza place sounded great but wasn't open while we were there); it's main appeal lies in the nearby estuary, Fitzgerald River NP and opportunity for whale watching at the right time of year. Whale watching from the beach is possible - sometimes they come in as close as 6m off shore! Another spot to add to our "next time" list!Read more