Norman's Beach, near Mount Manypeaks, is a rugged, white, sandy beach and popular nature camping area.
John and Ann Norman, arriving in 1837, were some of the first European settlers to the area. Over the years, the family has owned several farms including the "Many Peaks" homestead, and still has a strong local presence today.
Norman's Beach is a long, white, sandy beach split by an inlet, suitable for beach walking, swimming and catching a variety of fish.
Norman's Beach camping area is a free to use natural camping site.
A 300 metre walking trail connects the campsite to a lookout, with steps leading to the beach proper. The views from the lookout are stunning, with whale watching possible between July and October.
Norman's Beach camping area is a free to use natural camping site, and features public toilets, day parking, picnic benches and waste bins. Fires are not permitted at any time and leashed pets are welcome.
Camping is limited to 7 days maximum. You will need to supply your own power and water. There is no mobile phone coverage. Generators may only be used between 7.30am and 10.00pm.
Norman's Beach is located near Two Peoples Bay and Betty's Beach, some 49km from Albany. To reach the camping site, travel along South Coast Highway approximately 35km to Homestead Road, follow this and turn left at Norman's Beach Road.
Nearby Betty's Beach and East Bay Beach also have nature camping sites, and can also be reached from Homestead Road.
Article updated 29/10/2016.