Cheyne Beach is located 68km east of Albany and is a quiet holiday escape on the pristine south coast. The crisp white stretch of sand around the bay and the turquoise blue water paints a pretty picture indeed.
The protected cove to the west is a beautiful part of the bay and perfect for safe swimming and setting up on the beach for a day of relaxation and scenic bliss. There are some grassy areas skirting the beach ideal for erecting shelters. Dogs are prohibited in this area.
Further around to the east the waves are rolling in and water sports are common. We watched a kite surfer having a ball as he manoeuvred his rig through the wind and waves. This part of the beach is also great for fishing. Four-wheel drive access is permitted and dogs are allowed in this area.
The holiday township has only one caravan park, which is just a short walk from the beach. It offers shady powered and unpowered camp sites, ensuite cabins and has both a general store and liquor outlet on site. The park is extremely busy over summer, particularly school holidays and weekends so be sure to inquire prior to arrival. Camping is strictly prohibited elsewhere around the township.
Alternatively, free camping is available at Normans Beach and Bettys Beach which are about 30km from the township. Turnoff from South Coast Hwy about 3km west of Manypeaks onto Homestead Rd, then continue for 9km and take either Normans Beach Rd for 6km or Bettys Beach Rd for 5km until you reach the coast. Both camping areas have toilets and dogs are permitted.
Cheyne Beach is a relaxing holiday destination where all you can do is enjoy the sun, surf and surrounds. It’s also a great place to base camp and explore the nearby Waychinicup National Park.