Israelite Bay, part of Cape Arid National Park, has good beach and rock fishing, but high-clearance 4WD is needed to explore this area.
Visitors also need to be fully self-sufficient.
Israelite Bay itself is sheltered and shallow and has good whiting and flathead fishing, but beach fishing is better on the deeper 40-Mile Beach north of the bay, or around Point Malcolm 25km to the south.
Salmon is the main species around the rocks and deeper beaches, usually available all year, with silver trevally, herring, mullet and mulloway all a chance.
Storms can carpet the beaches with weed, making access hard.
Never drive over seaweed piles, as bogging is inevitable. Tyres must be deflated for the sand tracks.
Beach launching within the shallow bay is only for cartoppers or kayaks. Bigger boats are better launched elsewhere within Cape Arid NP.
The Eastern Group of Islands are 10km and 25km out.
For visitors who drive in from Esperance via Fisheries Rd (the usual route), the last fuel outlet is Condingup, 80km from Esperance.
There are shaded camp sites near Israelite Bay and at Point Malcolm.
More coastal camps are to the south-west at Seal and Jorndee Creeks, and Thomas Fishery. See the Cape Arid NP link above.
Heading north-east from Israelite Bay, well organised 4WD fishos can travel via the beach at low tide about 120km north to Point Culver, where there is more good surf fishing.
A track leads up the cliffs and back to the highway.
A Commonwealth marine sanctuary applies wide of Israelite Bay.
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