Great Northern Highway. We had decided to head again to the coast and stay
overnight at Eighty Mile Beach. There is a caravan park that is very
popular even though the road in is not the best. It is about eighteen
kilometres from the highway and is red bull dust and corrugations all the
way - we don't normally like taking the caravan down this sort of road but
decided to take it slowly so that we could see the beach. There was nowhere
to leave the caravan so if we wanted to go to Eighty Mile Beach it was
continue down the dust road.
The amount of dust flying up behind us was incredible and it was difficult
to photograph this to give a good indication. The slower we went the worse
the corrugations were, so we travelled between 30 and 40 kmph and the
corrugations were better but still dusty.
We arrived at the caravan park around 9.45 am and believe it or not we had
to queue behind four other caravans to register at reception. Obviously a
Eighty Mile Beach Tracks - Not Ours!
Of course if you are allowed to drive along the beach Peter has to give it a go. We took the car about 5-10 kms each direction from the beach access. We stayed up near the dunes where the sand was a bit harder but it was surprising to see some of the tracks left by other vehicles.