Western Australia's Coral Coast enjoys a warm climate all year round. Covering approximately 1,270 kilometres of coastline, from Cervantes to Exmouth, the region experiences a Mediterranean climate in the south and a subtropical climate in the north.

Average seasonal temperatures for Western Australia's Coral Coast are:

Dec - FebMar - MayJun - AugSep - Nov
Cervantes & Jurien Bay30262023
Geraldton & Dongara32282025
Denham (Shark Bay)31292326
Coral Bay & Exmouth37 33 25 32

Please note all temperatures are in degrees celsius.

The sun can be fierce at times, and sun protection is required all year. It is not uncommon for the Coral Coast to be affected by cyclones during the summer period. For more information, contact the Bureau of Meteorology on 1300 659 210 or visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for more detailed information about the weather and climate of Western Australia's Coral Coast.

There are a range of natural experiences that are only available on a seasonal basis. These are:

  • Whale Sharks - March to July: Coral Bay & Exmouth
  • Humpback Whales - July to October: Kalbarri, Dirk Hartog Island, Ningaloo & Mackerel Islands
  • Turtles - NESTING: December to February, HATCHING: January to March, Dirk Hartog Island, Ningaloo & Mackerel Islands
  • Wildflowers - July to September

Weather conditions determine the best time to visit some parts of the region. These are:

  • Abrolhos Islands - March to October
  • Dirk Hartog Island – March to September
  • Kalbarri inland gorges – March to October
  • Ningaloo Reef – March to October
  • Mackerel Islands – April to September

Activities recommended for certain times of the year are:

  • Deep sea fishing – January to September
  • Surfing – March to October
  • Windsurfing – October to April