Top Trail: Great Ocean Way, Esperance
About the Trail
Running 12 kilometres from Esperance Bay to Twilight Beach, the bitumen track, used by walkers, runners, cyclists and prams, follows the bay through town, passing cafes, the fishing jetty and the wharf.
The transition from the bay to the ocean side requires a climb up the hill to Twilight Beach Road. From here the trail follows the road but is removed from it as the coastal bush insulates the bike trail until arriving at the car park of one of the many beautiful beaches.
Highlights include Blue Haven where granite outcrops jut out into the azure sea to create the lovely bays, Tanker jetty where anglers fish and Sammy the Seal looks for fish heads and the Taylor Street Café housed in the old hospital building. Whale watching season runs from June to November.
The trail can be accessed from a number of carparks along its length to provide a variety of sceneries and distance options. Spend anywhere from a few hours to a full day depending on how long you like to stop and take in the atmosphere!
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