I stayed in Esperance for five weeks in 2000 and loved it -- the wonderful beaches and amazing colour of the sea, the hospitality of the residents, The Cape Le Grand area, lucky beach, twilight cove, and salmon leap. I hired a bike several times and had some great rides on the boardwalk/beach. They have very friendly staff at the visitor centre. If I could, I would live there.
Esperance is located on the Bay of Isles in the south of Western Australia. The town is a popular holiday spot for locals from nearby towns, including Kalgoorlie and sometimes from as far north as Perth. It is also a popular stop for people traveling interstate to or from South Australia or even further, Victoria.
The Great Ocean Road is the most popular drive in the area -- it's a relaxing drive along the southern coast of Australia, passing through spectacular coastal views and popular swimming spots.
Esperance also has some beautiful, white sandy beaches, with some great surfing and wildlife sighting spots. Fur seals and penguins are commonly seen off the coast near Esperance. There are also many coastal walks, which can be completed without a guide. If venturing out on a walk, make sure you take enough water with you, as it can get extremely hot during the summer months, and shops or water stations are few and far between.
Hostels in Esperance are usually located within a few minutes' walking distance from the waterfront and beaches, and not too much further from the town center. Hostels in Esperance usually have a laid-back atmosphere, with clean and spacious rooms and communal areas, and helpful staff. Most Esperance hostels offer rental services for bikes, snorkeling equipment, and surfboards. Some Esperance hostels also provide free information about local events and activities and can help arrange day trips and excursions. Hostels in Esperance usually have free car parking available, however it is worth confirming this with the hostel at time of booking.
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