Secret no more – Sandy Cape has grown in popularity with visitors unable to resist photographing and posting images of this idyllic location. Located 10km north of Jurien Bay is the turnoff to the 7km unsealed road to reach the campsite area.
Sandy Cape is a white beach situated in a small, sheltered bay offering great swimming, snorkelling, fishing and sandboarding. SUP'ing is poplular with the bay offering calm conditions for water activities. Licensed road vehicles are permitted in the park and are allowed to use the beach between the high and low tide line. Look for signage before taking out the fishing line as some restrictions are in place.
The campsite is 2WD-accessible but there are excellent 4WD tracks to the north and south of the campsite. Pristine dunes run the length of the beach so dont forget your sandboard if you want to make the most of the dunes. Grigson’s Lookout is 6km north of the Sandy Cape turnoff for a sensational inland and coastal vista.
Whilst at Sandy Cape, why not also visit North Head which 4WD access only, follow tracks west off Sandy Cape Road. The well-preserved remains of a WWII radar installation has two intact shelters, original foundations and an underground tank. The walk trails around the structures pass Bartle’s memorial, built to commemorate a man taken by a shark in 1968. Refer to signage about fishing to avoid restricted zones. See the Sandy Cape Information Bay on the outskirts of the campsite for further details.
Toilet and BBQ facilities but no drinking water. Dogs are allowed at Sandy Cape, but they need to be on a leash in some areas. Camping sites at Sandy Camp are first come first serve basis and no pre-booking is available.