EUCLA JETTY & BEACH
Built in 1887, the old Eucla Jetty was once used by sail & steam ships to bring stores from Albany and Esperance. It was also used to export wool and Sandalwood from out of the Eucla region. The Eucla Jetty and nearby landing represent an important physical reminder of that remarkable engineering achievement, the overland telegraph. The jetty served as a transportation link with the rest of the world (along with camel-trains & horses) for the local population. It played a significant role in the maintenance of the Eucla Telegraph Station and was the outpost for the region's wool and sandalwood trade.
Today, the ruins that remain provide a picturesque backdrop overlooking the Southern Ocean - as they jut out along the isolated Eucla Beach. Much of the time, visitors have this entire beach to themselves. The clarity and depth of the water around the site of the Eucla Jetty ruins makes it ideal for snorkelling. There is also sufficient material visible on the seabed to make the site interesting for divers.
Original Length: 151 metres
Built by: Ballie, Davies & Wishart