There is something extra special about Bunker Bay, a long and lonely beach of pearly white sand near the top of Cape Naturaliste in Geographe Bay. Many people agree that Bunker Bay one of the most beautiful beaches in the South West of Western Australia.
On this page I take you on a journey visiting all the beaches, big rocks and other special places along the Margaret River coast from Cape Naturaliste in the far north of the region and Cape Leeuwin, the southernmost point. This 100km long west-facing coastline has some of the most beautiful beaches you will ever […]
Meelup Beach is a place that features in many a happy holiday memory. The gentle calm water, spacious white sand beach and the big shady park with barbecues and picnic benches makes it a favourite spot for family picnics and swimming. It would be hard to find a beach more perfect for families with little […]
One of my favourite towns in Western Australia is the small beach-holiday hamlet of Yallingup. Yallingup occupies a spectacular coastal location in the north of the Margaret River Region towards Cape Naturaliste. The houses of the town look out over the Indian Ocean from high on the slope of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, and down at […]
The Lighthouse is the main focal point of Cape Naturaliste. At 20m high it’s not quite as impressive as the lighthouse at Cape Leeuwin, but is still worth checking out. The views from the top are superb. It’s on a hill, elevated quite high above sea level so you can see right down the west […]
Cape Naturaliste, the northernmost point in Western Australia’s Margaret River Region, is quite close to Dunsborough and makes for a fantastic outing if you’re staying in the area. When you’re out at the end of the Cape, you’re elevated 100 metres or so above sea-level and surrounded on 3 sides by the ocean. The coastal […]
This page features those gorgeous sheltered Dunsborough beaches to the north of town on the way out to Cape Naturaliste. Along Dunsborough’s scenic coastline, clean white-sand beaches alternate with boulder-strewn bays and headlands of orangey-red granititic gneiss. The water is almost always calm and waveless, sparkling crystal clear above a white sandy seafloor.
Castle Rock near Dunsborough is a massive chunck of orange granite standing tall at the end of beautiful Castle Bay. It is probably the most spectacular feature of the scenic Meelup coastline on the calm Geographe Bay side of Cape Naturaliste. Castle Rock is one of my favourite places to visit when I’m staying in […]
Shelly Cove right at the end of Bunker Point feels enclosed and secluded. It’s a pretty little bay facing north-east, dotted with granite rocks and reefs in the water, and towered over by a tall limestone cliff on one side. In the morning it’s a pleasant, peaceful place for a swim or snorkel, but later […]