Jurien Bay is Western Australia’s family favourite and fast emerging as popular short break destination. Jurien offers fantastic swimming, coffee, great beaches and a good range of accommodation options.
Located just 2.5 hours drive north of Perth on the Indian Ocean Drive and only 20 minutes north of Cervantes, Jurien Bay is a top fishing spot with the Jurien Bay Marina providing a safe haven for a large number of crayfishing boats.
It’s not uncommon to spot endangered Australian Sea Lions and these cute creatures are often seen lazing in the sun on the beaches of the Jurien Bay Marine Park. But for a close encounter, take a boat tour from Jurien Bay or Green Head and watch them frolic in the wild.
Four-wheeling driving around the Jurien Bay area is very popular. Secret no more – Sandy Cape has recently grown in popularity with visitors constantly Instagramming from the location. Located 13 kilometres north of Jurien Bay, Sandy Cape is a white beach situated in a small, sheltered bay - an all-wheel drive or 4WD is needed to access. Hill River is accessible by 4WD track only and found 25km from Jurien Bay between Cervantes - it's a great fishing and kayaking spot.
Fish for your supper from the beaches, the Jurien Bay Jetty or the limestone groynes. If you’ve brought your own boat along, fuel, jetties, ramps and pens are all available to the public. Speaking of beaches, what about seeing Jurien Bay from above? Thillseekers love J-Bay and it's award-winning SkyDive Jurien Bay experience.
Take a drive south to Cervantes to see the magical Pinnacles of Nambung National Park or north to Green Head's Stockyard Gully National Park or Lesueur National Park where 10% of WA's total flora is found.