Western Australia has some of the most diverse beaches in the country, from pristine stretches of white sand to dramatic granite boulders and beaches comprised entirely of tiny white shells. With so many unique destinations, it can be hard to know where to start. To help you get the most out of your next trip, here are 5 of the best beaches in Western Australia.
This picturesque beach is famous for its unique dolphin experience. Every day, groups of these beautiful and inquisitive animals visit the beach and provide travellers with the experience of a lifetime. With its trademark stunning white sand and sparkling turquoise water, the beach at Monkey Mia is truly one of the best in the state.
While many places may claim a similar name, Shell Beach in Western Australia is one of the few in the whole world which actually lives up to its title. Over 100kms of stunning coastline is framed by this unique beach in which there is no sand. The entire stretch is made up of tiny white shells, and is a truly beautiful sight to behold. A visit to Shell Beach is a must for travellers looking to explore Western Australia’s best beaches.
Eighty Mile Beach
As the name suggests, this stunning beach stretches for over 80 miles, which equates to 129kms of perfection from Port Headland to Broome. This amazing beach is not only visually captivating, it also provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in some relaxed bird watching or a spot of fishing. The beach holds significant importance to the traditional owners of the land, with ownership shared between two groups, the Nyangumarta People and the Karajarri (or Garadjari) People. The beach was primarily prized due to the freshwater soaks that lie behind the beach.
Set in the expanse of Cape Le Grand National Park is this beautiful beach. Overlooked by dramatic granite peaks and headlands, the outlook from the beach is truly stunning. Lucky Bay has become famous for the kangaroos that like to stop along the beach and play in the sun. The sheer contrast between the surrounding landscape, the white sand and the brilliant blue water makes this a must see beach when visiting Western Australia.
Aside from crystal clear water and pristine white sand, the real defining aspect of Greens Pool is the giant boulders that stand proudly along the shore and into the water. These giant granite stones not only contribute to the unique look of the beach, they provide the perfect place to sunbake before diving off for a quick swim in the beautifully refreshing water. Greens Pool is calm and sheltered, making it a great place for a quiet swim.
With such amazing beach destinations, it can be hard to fit everything in. To make sure you get the most out of your holiday, why not check out the great range of Lost In Australia Western Australian tours on offer. Whether it’s meeting the dolphins at Monkey Mia or taking a snorkelling
Monkey Mia (cc) Eric Titcombe/Flickr
Shell Beach (cc) Thorsten Neuhaus/Flickr
Eighty Mile Beach (cc) Nachoman-au/Wikimedia
Lucky Bay (cc) lileepod/Flickr
Greens Pool (cc) Julien Carnot