The Sunset Coast summer season is here in the west of Australia & it will be sensational. The regions are open within the the state & the boarders to the eastern states are opening. Its one step forward for the WA.
Checkout were to go & what to do in the Action – Must See Must Do
Get out & get with a group going to do some sunset coasting.
20 BEACHES to CHECK OUT
This firm Perth favorite is popular with surfers, body-boarders and swimmers thanks to its regular swell, stunning stretch of white sand, and afternoon sea-breeze. Only 20 minutes’ drive from the city center, Scarborough Beach is bustling with cafes and restaurants as well as an outdoor amphitheater and a brand new geo-thermally heated open-air public pool that the entire family to enjoy.
Mullaloo Beach begins at the tip of the foreland and gently curves towards the north-east before straightening into a stretch of pristine white sand. Patrolled every day, Mullaloo is perfect for both active and non-active beach-goers. Ride bikes along the beach paths, stroll in the sand, bring a picnic and sit under the shady trees, or take a dip in the refreshing turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Just a short, scenic drive west of Denmark is a stunning stretch of coastline. The emerald-coloured waters and pure white sands of Greens Pool is considered one of WA’s most iconic swimming, snorkeling and diving locations. Explore rock pools and see giant boulders, known as Elephant Rocks, as they “bathe” in the clear, warm waters.
Little Salmon Bay
Situated on stunning Rottnest Island, Little Salmon Bay is a sheltered and calm beach that is perfect for snorkelers and young children wanting to learn more about the different fish species on the island. Relax on the white-sand shores, wade in the crystal-clear waters, or for the more adventurous, swim out further to see the outer edge of the lagoon.
With 5km of stunning seascape, white sands and safe swimming Middleton Beach is a popular location for families wanting to picnic and soak up the sun. A 4.5-hour drive from Perth, here you can cast a line from the jetty, slap a steak down on the barbecue, or just watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
Duke Of Orleans Bay
Picturesque, uncrowded and just over an hour’s drive from Esperance, the coastal wilderness of Duke of Orleans Bay is nestled on a peninsula between Cape le Grand and Cape Arid national parks. Affectionately known as ‘The Duke’ this bay is frequented by those who love a family seaside holiday filled with fishing, water-skiing, surfing and kicking back. Picture: Tourism Western Australia
Located in the Cape le Grand National Park just 45 minutes from Esperance is the 5km-long Lucky Bay, which got its name when Matthew Flinders took shelter in HMS Investigator while sailing a dangerous route through the Recherche Archipelago. While this sheltered bay is ideal for snorkeling and swimming, it is easy for vehicles to become bogged in the sand.
your own slice of paradise at this world-famous beach, known for its 22km of white sand edged by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Cable Beach is a must-see for anyone visiting WA. Just an eight-minute bus ride from Broome or a quick flight from Perth, this beach is named after the telegraph cable that was laid between Broome and Java in 1889. Ride the camel train and take in the sand dunes, ochre-red cliffs and tropical splendor of this magnificent beach.
Home to friendly, 2m-wide stingrays, Hamelin Bay is located four hours south of Perth. Fishing enthusiasts can launch their boat from the ramp and explore the open ocean, while snorkelers will enjoy exploring shipwrecks and caves, as well as the opportunity to get up close and personal with marine life as they feed on scraps left by fishermen.
Pretty as a picture, Cottesloe Beach is a Perth icon with over 1km of pure white sand just waiting for you to sink your feet into. Popular with Perth locals who love to surf, this beach is also great for families wanting to snorkel or swim. Easily reachable by car, train or bus from Perth, Cottesloe is the perfect location to watch the sunset with a glass of wine.
Marmion Marine Park
Just north of Perth sits the limestone reefs and crystal-clear lagoons of Marmion Marine Park. This park is the perfect location for novice snorkeling and diving as the clear, shallow lagoons are a diver’s paradise. Spot migrating humpback whales from the coast between September and December or take a whale-watching boat tour and see them up close. The park is a great natural beauty and home to a diversity of marine species, making it the perfect place to snorkel with plenty to see so close to shore.
A sheltered family-friendly swimming spot set in Marmion Marine Park, Burns Beach is just 30 minutes’ drive from Perth. This spectacular white-sand beach is a great place to spot seabirds, sea lions, dolphins and stingrays. The trails to the lookout are dotted with interpretive signs explaining flora and fauna native to the area.
A two-hour flight from Perth (or for the adventurous, a day’s drive), the calm waters of Monkey Mia are home to friendly, mischievous and curious dolphins offering visitors is a unique chance to see dolphins frolicking and feeding in their natural habitat. Apart from dolphins, you can experience Aboriginal cultural tours, hop on a camel ride and explore the sea on fishing charters.
With world-class surfing and windsurfing conditions, the secluded Gnaraloo Bay is also home to some of the finest snorkelling spots along Ningaloo Reef. A two-hour flight from Perth followed by a 140km-drive on mainly unsealed roads, Gnaraloo Bay is a reward for the adventurous short-breaker. Its calm waters perfect for windsurfing in the afternoon breeze, and experienced surfers will love the powerful swell off Gnaraloo Point.
Eighty Mile Beach
It might be called Eighty Mile Beach, but this beach is actually 220km of pristine white sand and turquoise waters situated between Broome and Port Hedland. It forms the coastline where the Great Sandy Desert hits the Indian Ocean and is an excellent spot for bird watching and fishing, as well as soaking in magnificent sunsets over the Indian Ocean. Eighty Mile Beach is an important feeding ground for birds flying in from the Arctic Circle, and is a slice of paradise you’ll likely enjoy without a soul in sight.
This calm and protected bay, three hours’ drive from Perth, is the perfect place for families wanting to frolic in calm waters. The gentle waves of Meelup Beach offer ideal swimming conditions that are popular with young children, as well as yachts and sailing boats who drop anchor in the calm sea. Surrounded by bushland and coastal walks, Meelup Beach is sure to become a favourite part of your seaside holiday memories.
The white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of Turquoise Bay, located within the Cape Range National Park, have often seen it ranked as one of the top three beaches in Australia. This bay is brimming with thick coral gardens which are home to thousands of brightly-coloured reef fish, making it perfect for snorkeling and swimming.
Protected by the rocks of Cape Naturaliste, Bunker Bay is ideal for families, divers and snorkellers alike. The white sand and gentle waves give way to a variety of marine life just offshore. This sheltered bay is just three hours from Perth – great for those who want to throw a line in and snare some whiting.
The swimming, fishing, surfing and sheltered areas are the reasons locals go to Smiths Beach for their summer holidays. Situated near Yallingup (3.5 hours from Perth) this white-sand beach is perfect for families looking to take a refreshing dip in the sea. Smiths is also popular with surfers who want to hit the swell. Ideal conditions make Smiths Beach a pleasant place to unwind and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef is the planet’s largest fringing coral reef, with pristine coral gardens accessible just meters from the beaches that make up the reef. Snorkelers are spoilt with hundreds of colourful tropical fish who call the reef lagoon home. Between March and August visitors can swim with majestic whale sharks and see sea turtles, humpback whales, orcas and manta rays. Daily flights operate from Perth to Exmouth, making Ningaloo Reef an absolute must-see for any visitor to Western Australia.