5 Must Do Beach Experiences in Western Australia

Guest Post by Jayde Ferguson
WA is renowned for being home to some of the world’s best beaches. Lined with coastal wonders for almost anyone to enjoy, it’s easy to see why the west is Australia’s hot-spot to visit, live in and explore. If you love getting out in the open and chasing the summer sun along WA’s stunning coast line, then these beach experiences are a must.
From snorkelling and fishing adventures to exploring beaches and bays in the FWD, WA is home to a jaw-dropping 12,000 kilometres of seaside spots. That’s more pristine beaches than any other state in Australia! Whether you’re visiting WA for your next holiday or you’re a local looking for a new beach experience to encounter, here’s our top picks to explore:

1. A Bottlenose Dolphin Encounter

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Located a 9-hour drive north of Perth City, Monkey Mia in Shark Bay offers a haven for marine life with friendly dolphins to visit.  The Monkey Mia bottlenose dolphin experience involves a rare and famous opportunity to get up close and personal with these interesting creatures. Whilst you won’t be able to touch them or swim with them (to ensure they’re not harmed) you will have the opportunity to watch feeding times and if you’re lucky, get picked to feed them with the ranger!

The bottlenose dolphins you’ll get to see are wild and have been coming to the bay making friends with the local fishers since the 1960’s. And with a dolphin attendance rate of 99%, you’ll almost always get to see a few of them in their natural habitat; although number and visiting times can vary from day to day. Great for the whole family to enjoy or anyone interested in learning about the dolphins’ behaviour and biology.

2. Skydiving Extravaganza with a Beach Landing12A9979-600x320

They say that taking the plunge through skydiving is one of the best ways to get a natural adrenalin rush. Skydiving extravaganzas offer a change of scenery and a completely different view to experience. Proven to boost physical and mental rejuvenation, it’s definitely an activity that should be on everyone’s bucket list!

If you’re up for a fun challenge or it’s something you’re already addicted too, take skydiving to the next level with a beach landing. Rottnest Island have started beach skydives which gives the perfect excuse to spend the day over there exploring too. Plunging over WA’s coastline with a bird’s eye view of the stunning beaches and bays is ultimately the best way to experience the adventure at full speed.

3. Elope to Cable Beach

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As a world famous beach, Broome’s Cable coastline is home to some of the most spectacular sunsets and beach experiences. It’s a big part of the Kimberley and Broome history and those that have ventured to the outback for it will agree the beach is WA’s little slice of paradise – great for any wedding proposal

4. Snorkel at One of the World’s Best Beaches

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Aside from Cable Beach, Exmouth’s Turquoise Bay and Esperance’s Lucky Bay are rated as some of the world’s best beaches. So if you haven’t ventured out to explore these idyllic oases’ then you’re missing out! Amongst the top 20 beaches worldwide, Turquoise Bay is a popular drift snorkel spot protected by a reef with the most colourful coral and marine life to witness. If you’re not a confident snorkeler though, there’s plenty of water dipping and relaxation to experience on the side.

Lucky Bay just a 40-minute drive from Esperance is another hot-spot beach experience. Take the FWD to get all the coastal goodies and soak up the crystal blue waters for your own stunning oasis. Head to the bay between July and October for whale watching opportunities as they migrate over too. Whilst most beach lovers will find it hard to leave this secluded bay, there’s heaps of other great adventures in the area too like wildlife-rich walking tracks and designated camp grounds to spend a few nights under the stars.

5. Lancelin Sand Dunes

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Located just an hour and a half drive out of Perth City, Lancelin is Perth’s desert like spot for those that haven’t been to a desert. You can hire sand boards when you’re there too, just make sure to bring a pair of goggles and comfy clothing for the adventure. If you have access to dirt bikes, you’ll want to bring those along too!

Author Bio: This article is written by Jayde Ferguson, who writes for Skydive Geronimo – Perth’s premium skydiving company with Drop Zones on Rottnest Island and in Busselton. You can catch her on Google+.
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