Dynamite Bay is a stunning bay in Green Head which is sheltered from the strong winds off the coast by a low lying rocky cliff that circles around the beach. The bay is part of the Three Bays Walkway, which takes you along the coast past the bays of South Bay, Dynamite Bay and Anchorage Bay.
Tourism Australia's Beach Ambassadors named Dynamite Bay #19 in Australia's 101 Best Beaches in 2017. In Western Australia, Dynamite Bay and Turquoise Bay (#4 place) made the Top 20 of Australia's beaches.
Swim in the calm turquoise waters or laze on the soft sandy beach. Make a day of it and bring along a picnic that can be enjoyed on the sand or on the grassed area overlooking the beach.
The still waters provide the perfect conditions for snorkelling. Witness the abundant marine life including hard and soft corals and a diverse range of fish that reside within the bay.
Take a walk out along the rocky peninsula to watch windsurfers tackling the winds out in the ocean and look back towards the shore for a beautiful photograph of the bay. Cast a fishing line out into the ocean and try and catch your evening meal.
The reasoning for the name behind Dynamite Bay is largely unknown - however, there is a common theory that fishermen used to use sticks of dynamite to stun the fish in the bay. Dynamite Bay is on Yued country, with the Traditional Aboriginal Yued name for the bay being "Cuencandjaa", meaning "mouthful of sand".
Green Head is a charming coastal town three hours' drive northwest of Perth along the Indian Ocean Drive. Dynamite bay is a short 15 minute walk from the town centre or a two minute drive. A car park is available at the bay.