A beautiful 220km drive north of Perth is Jurien Bay, one of Western Australia’s most beloved holiday hotspots. Situated on the Coral Coast, there’s an abundance of ocean activities that make it a perfect weekend break away from the city…
Jurien Bay’s Marine Park is home to submerged reefs, shallow lagoons and gorgeous waters in different shades of blue that make it a hotbed for marine life. From western rock lobsters to sea lions and dolphins, the underwater activity makes Jurien Bay an ideal snorkelling spot. It’s also in the path of migrating whales travelling up north each year – an unforgettable sight if you’re lucky enough to spot them. While the town’s eateries make the most of the coastal location with seafood-packed menus, you can catch your own dinner off of the Jurien Bay Jetty, well known for its population of tailor and squid.
Adrenaline seekers are by no means neglected. Windsurfing and kite surfing are popular sports on the clear waters of the bay, and you can even skydive onto a beautiful beach from up to 15,000ft or take a ride on a scenic flight – amazing views guaranteed. If you’ve got more of a taste for inland adventure, nearby Lesueur National Park is smothered in wonderful wildflower that is best viewed by going on a bushwalk.
Should Jurien Bay entice you to stay (we doubt you’d want to leave in a hurry), there’s a range of fantastic accommodation from hotels to tourist parks before you set off on the rest of your West Coast adventure.
Travel to Jurien Bay with Integrity Coach Lines’ direct bus trip or hop-on-hop-off bus pass. Book your journey at www.integritycoachlines.com.au