About Turquoise Bay, Western Australia
Make your own footprints in the silky soft sand at one of Western Australia’s best beaches. This long and uninterrupted stretch of white sand separates the iconic red rock landscape of Cape Range National Park from the emerald lagoons of Ningaloo Marine Park, one of the largest fringing reefs in the world.
Turquoise Bay offers all the ingredients you need for the perfect beach holiday or romantic getaway.
Things to do and see
Unwind and sunbathe on the powder-white sand, surf an offshore reef break from Surfers Beach, scuba dive Ningaloo Reef or wade right into the lagoon at Bundegi Beach where you can snorkel above brilliant coral gardens teeming with colourful tropical fish only metres from the shoreline.
Other beachside activities include catamaran cruising, sea kayaking, fishing and glass bottom boat excursions to the outer reef.
Swim alongside the world's largest fish – the whale shark – at Ningaloo Reef and look out for more than 500 species of fish including manta rays, dugong and dolphins. See coral spawning from March to April, watch whale sharks from April to July and observe humpback whales from June to October.
At Coral Bay, join an eco-tour to spy green and loggerhead turtles nesting from November to January and see turtles hatching from late January to March. Inland, the rugged gorges and diverse landscape of Cape Range National Park offer a smorgasbord of hiking and four-wheel drive adventures.
Choose from a range of holiday accommodation such as the 4-star Novotel Ningaloo Resort Exmouth or the Ningaloo Reef Resort at Coral Bay.
Getting there – Turquoise Bay is located 60km south of Exmouth on the west coast of North West Cape on Western Australia’s magnificent Coral Coast. Exmouth is about two and a half hours flight from Perth.
Best time to visit Turquoise and Coral Bays?
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The best time to visit Turquoise Bay is between May and October as summer temperatures from November to April can reach as high as 50˚C. For more climate info: Coral Bay Weather Guide