Elephant Cove, Denmark, Western Australia.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mason Bay.

Going back a few weeks now, after the couple of days in Hopetoun, we drove East, maybe 35, or thereabouts, km to Mason Bay camping area. 
Only a halfhour or so from Hopetoun.

MASON BAY is a lovely, sheltered, quiet spot right on the beach. No fresh water but there are toilets. Fires are allowed during the correct season but you need your own wood as it's not allowed to be collected from the area.
Fees apply to MB but no one came to collect while we were there and there was no place to leave them so may be seasonal.
Gets busy, we were there during the week and the were up to 7 others with people coming and going. I think it would be packed during holidays.
We were close to the beach, seperated by a log railing and a few bushes.  There were quite a few areas that had water views.  The camping area is protected from the winds by trees and bushes. 
We had fresh fish, only minutes old, for breakfast both mornings.  Saw a few stingrays just offshore.
I'm no good with directions but if you stand and look at the water then turn right, west?, there is a lovely walk around to a point.  Might be a couple of km but an easy walk on hard sand and over a few rocks.  Back to your camping area and the other way, East?  takes you around a curve and there are these great flat rocks to climb over. 
The water looks safe for swimming but it was too cold for us.
It gets very windy though and the sand can sting any uncovered bits.
No mozzies but plenty of flies so take some netting of some sort.
And of course no photos because the batteries were flat.

We had Hubby's Cruiser and camped from that.  He has built a bed base in the back and we have the swag on top of that. 

We take our own loo and have had 2 water tanks put in under the tray so no worrying about drinking or showering.

Mason Bay...I like it. Possibly nicer than Starvation Bay which is just down the road but SB is bigger with more places to camp, fish, explore and walk.  But further away from the water...

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