The Beautiful Beaches of Ningaloo Reef
If it’s pristine beaches you’re after, you have come to the right place! The Exmouth coastline offers visitors an endless array of stunning, unspoilt, deserted beaches which are perfect for snorkelling, sunbathing, water sports, fishing, or simply relaxing and soaking in the superb scenery.
Town Beach: The closest beach to Exmouth is Town Beach. Located only 1km from the centre of town, this beach is ideal for morning walks, beachcombing and safe, protected swimming. 4WD access tracks that lead onto the beach can be found at the ends of both Warne Street and Willersdorf Road. This beach is tidal, so swimming is best at high tide.
Bundegi Beach: Located 12km north of Exmouth, Bundegi Beach marks the start of the Ningaloo Marine Park and is a great beach for swimming, kayaking and fishing. There is also a boat launching facility at the southern end of the Bundegi Beach.
Lighthouse Bay: Several short tracks along Mildura Wreck Road into Lighthouse Bay provide access to a variety of beaches suitable for fishing, surfing, swimming and sunbathing. At the end of the road you will discover the wreck of the cattle transport vessel, SS Mildura. which can be easily viewed from the beach. The Mildura was wrecked in 1907, with the loss of no human lives, although most of the cattle on board did not survive the disaster. The timbers and irons of the vessel were salvaged and used in renovations for Yardie Homestead, and the hull was later used for bombing practice by allied planes during world War II.
Jurabi Coastal Reserve: The access tracks along the Yardie Creek Road offer a variety of beaches to choose from. These beaches are suitable for fishing, swimming and viewing nesting turtles during season (approximately November to February). On a low tide, close inspection of the rock pools hold many hidden delights such as sea urchins, anemones, starfish and octopus.
Mauritius Beach: If an all over tan is what youre after then this is the beach for you. Declared a 'clothing optional' beach in 1999, Mauritius Beach is located just past the Vlamingh Head lighthouse 21km from Exmouth.
Beaches of the Cape Range National Park: The beaches south of Tantabiddi lie within the Cape Range National Park and form the coastline of the Ningaloo Marine Park. These spectacular beaches - some of the best in WA are great for relaxing, swimming or snorkelling. See Snorkelling the Ningaloo Reef for more details.
Turquoise Bay: Located within the Cape Range National Park, 63kms from Exmouth, Turquoise Bay deserves special mention amongst the many stunning beaches of this coastline. Turquoise Bay was recently ranked in the world's top 20 beaches by users of leading travel review website, TripAdvisor.com. The unique combination of white, sandy beaches with fantastic coral snorkelling only metres from the shoreline in calm, crystal clear water makes Turquoise Bay a must see.
CORAL BAY BEACHES
Bill's Bay: Located at the end of Robinson Street in Coral Bay, the sheltered waters of Bill's Bay make for an ideal swimming beach. Mere metres offshore you'll find thriving, fish filled coral gardens, making this beach a tourist favourite. Bills Bay is within walking distance of all accommodation providers in Coral Bay.
Paradise Beach: Located south of Purdy Point just before Monk's Head rocky outcrop, Paradise Beach is appropiately named. It is a stunning beach with pristine white sands and crystal clear waters.