The coral reefs offshore from the baby reef shark nursery in Skeleton Bay make for a nice easy snorkel within walking distance of Coral Bay town that’s a bit different to the reefs near the town beach. With plenty of colourful coral and fish there’s a lot to see at Skeleton Bay in good clear […]
Snorkeling at Bill’s Bay straight off the beach in front of Coral Bay town is so easy and relaxing. The water is safe and very calm, protected from the big waves of the open ocean by the Ningaloo Reef barrier about 2km offshore, and the coral and fish are just a short 50 – 100 […]
A few hundred metres out from Purdy Point (the beach immediately south of the Coral Bay town beach at Bills Bay), a large area of dense coral and prolific fish life awaits. This is my favourite snorkeling spot in Coral Bay because the Purdy Point beach is just a short 5 minute walk around the […]
On our most recent adventure in the Cape Range National Park – just a fleeting visit of 2 days and one night in the middle of a two-week stay in Coral Bay – we arrived at Yardie Creek late in the afternoon and decided to make it our campsite for the night. The Yardie Creek […]
Bateman Beach near the town of Coral Bay is a huge beach that sweeps north 8km from Point Maud all the way to the Oyster Bridge in the Bateman Sanctuary Zone.
The Bateman Sanctuary Zone is a very special place near Coral Bay that not too many people visit. The sanctuary zone begins about 7 or 8km north of Coral Bay town at the northern end of Bateman Bay. These beautiful pristine beaches are a bit of an adventure to get to from town, but it […]
Turquoise Bay in the Cape Range National Park has one of the most beautiful, perfect beaches in Western Australia, and some pretty amazing snorkelling too. The Ningaloo Reef’s main barrier is very close to the shore here – only 100m out in fact. The reef encloses a lagoon of crystal-clear water of the most brilliant […]
Coral Bay fishing is some of the best in Western Australia. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons why people return year after year to this tiny, remote town where the arid desert meets the Indian Ocean in the Ningaloo Marine Park. You’ll find that a good-sized boat and/or a 4WD are necessary for […]
The waters off Coral Bay, and elsewhere in the Ningaloo Marine Park, are home to some of the best fishing, diving and snorkeling in Australia. So towing a boat on the long journey up the West Australian coast to Coral Bay is always well worth the effort. A boat will give you access to amazing […]
Which is the Better Base for a Ningaloo Holiday – Coral Bay or Exmouth? Kylie from Victoria wrote in with the question of whether to base herself in Coral Bay or Exmouth for her Ningaloo trip.