As is the case with the east coast, conditions here are usually rougher than those on the north and west coasts. The area is quite scenic and a great place to
explore, take photos or beachcomb. Unsurprisingly, the rocky cay close off the coast here is named Whale Island.
As the name suggests,
Humpback Whales can be spotted off the coast here during the January to March whale season.
Aerial photo of Whale House Bay. The island, cattle, donkeys, and the Grey Salina inlet can be seen.
When in the area, you may also be interested in looking at the nearby site of the inlet to the Grey Salina. Although a rather minor feature, the ancient limestone stonework of this tiny salt pond feed canal is nevertheless beautiful, and a testament to the
salt industry of days past.
Whale House Bay is a little difficult to access. No drivable paths exist to this beach, so it’s necessary to walk over from the
Long Bay beach track.