Spotlight on Location: Western Australia
Coral Bay is on the coast of Western Australia, about 1200km north of the capital Perth. It’s about 12 hours by bus, but faster if you are in a car. The closest airport is Learmonth, located 140km north of Coral Bay. It’s a remote location, but it’s worth making the effort to get there!
This location is one in which we place participants in who prefer basking in the sun in small, remote beach communities.
Everything revolves around the beach here. Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sun bathing, and other beach-side activities. Coral Bay is a very small, remote, outback beach town with two small locally run general stores, one bakery, one pub, two shops, and three restaurants. In your time here, you will surely become a sun-bathed “local”.
Who Visits Coral Bay?
Australians are Coral Bays main clientele, with most of the business coming from Western Australia. The largest international visitors are from Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom. Generally though, you will be meeting and mixing with Aussies. Is that not the reason you are going to Australia?
What Do You Do In Coral Bay?
Swim with Manta Rays: Whilst on board enjoying the beauty of the Ningaloo Reef surrounded by Manta Rays, remember to keep a look out for Dolphins, Dugongs, Turtles and other marine life!
Quad Bike: Experience a fun filled day rolling up and down and over the sand dunes! Adventures to thrill as you ride along white sandy beaches, winding through bush tracks and hills to secluded bays along the coastline. Quad Biking is a must-do at Coral Bay!
Blokarting: What do you do when it is too windy for the beach? Blokarting! A Blokart is a type of compact land yacht rapidly gaining popularity as a major land-based sailing sport – especially in Australia. A perfect adventure on a windy day!
Glass-Bottom Boat: Around 250 species of coral and 500 species of fish thrive in the crystal clear waters of the Ningaloo Reef, many of them only
metres from shore! The visibility is quite amazing from the deck of a glass-bottom boat.
Is Coral Bay For You?
Coral Bay is a remote location. The main attraction of the area is the reef and the beach. Time off would be spent indulging in the natural attractions of the area: snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, etc. There are numerous tours that staff here can partake in. There isn’t much nighttime activity, as there is only one pub in town and a bar in the local hostel. Coral Bay is, however, a very close knit community and you will interact with the locals and other staff on a daily basis. During your time here you will feel like and become a local!
If you are after a big city or even a big town experience then Coral Bay isn’t for you. If you wish to spend time in a natural paradise, then this is the place to be!