1. Hi Shannon, the water clarity at Coral Bay is usually pretty good so long as the wind isn’t blowing too strongly. From March/April to September the weather is mild, with hot dry days and not much wind. The summer months are windier (and hotter!), so the water generally isn’t quite as clear then.

  2. We are coming to Coral Bay in June. Is the water warm enough to snorkel? I saw 23C as average temps and does not seem that warm to be at the beach. thanks for your advice!

    • It’s not hard to get good photos when the water is that clear, with hundreds of fish everywhere you look!

      The most difficult thing was choosing which of the photos to leave out!! There’s about 30 or so that I didn’t include because it was getting too long.
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  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures and local knowledge. My wife and I are avid snorkelers and look forward to visiting Coral Bay in late May. Is it worth it to take a Whale Shark tour while there?

  4. Just did the suggested snorkle off purdy point.

    Truly an amazingly site. Anyone who is not feeling confident, just do it. We saw lots of people missing the main show by not swimming out far enough.

    May not be there for ever. Sadly.

    • I’m glad you got to enjoy it! You’re definitely right about swimming out further.

      I hope it’s there for a long time to come and that Ningaloo fares better than the GBR :-(

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