Horrocks Beach was named the #1 Mainland Beach in Tourism Australia's Best Australian Beaches for 2018
You'll instantly feel on holidays as you take in the glorious ocean views on your descent into Horrocks. Nestled along white sandy beaches, Horrocks provides the ideal family beach getaway with sheltered waters, rock pools and waves along the reefs. Whether it's swimming, fishing, surfing, diving, windsurfing or plain beachside fun you're after, Horrocks has the lot.
Horrocks stretches a 7km section of WA’s Coral Coast from the Bowes River Mouth of local fishing and surfing fame, along a shallow fringing, wash-lashed coral reef northwards, to a cluster of ‘off-the-grid’ beachside camping sites at spectacular Little Bay, or the Whaleboat Cove as it appears on some historic maps. The sandstone escarpment following the river is rich in Indigenous culture. Willigully Caves feature rock art created by the Nhanda people to describe and communicate their traditions, ideas and values.
Four wheel drive opportunities can be found at Little Bay and the Bowes River Mouth, both of which are picturesque locations and rewarding for picnics, fishing, wildflowers and birds.
The Bowes River Mouth is a scenic beach favoured among surfers and is a special place for birdlife including pelicans, black swans, ducks, heron, egrets, eagles, terns and osprey. Cast a line from the jetty or the beach in search of ocean delights like tailor, mulloway, snapper, whiting and herring. Migrating humpback whales are regularly spotted in season from the Whale Watching Lookout.
The General Store has supplies and some the best fish n’ chips around, which can be taken to the beach and enjoyed while taking in a beautiful West Australian sunset.