Cervantes ~ Jurien Bay Attractions
Nambung National Park
The most outstanding feature of Nambung National Park is the Pinnacles Desert . This area is in the heart of the Park and consists of thousands of limestone pillars rising out of yellow sand. Some pillars are three and a half metres tall. The pillars are composed of lime-rich sand derived from seashells. The first documented sighting of the Pinnacles was in 1658, when passing Dutch sailors saw what they believed to be the ruins of an ancient city.
1.3km down Hansen Bay Road. This lake contains Stromatolites and Strombalites, one of the earths oldest living life forms. There is a Walk trail approx 1.5km, with boardwalk and viewing areas. The lake has a water level that rises and falls with the tide- indicating a possible connection to the sea by seepage through an underground source. The circular mounds are up to 1m in diameter and 40cm in height. The lake water is 1.3 to 1.4 times more saline than normal seawater. Stromatolites produce oxygen. Without them we might not of evolved? Our lake was named after the sailing ship Thetis (R.Shoesmith nominated.)which was surveying our coastline in 1845 by J.W.Gregory. For those keen on a Sunrise 7.13am, this is the place to be first light approx 6.47am. The majority are under water, but some can be viewed from the Boardwalk. The best examples are at the south western edge of the lake and during the drier months. ( information provided to mycoralcoast.com au from the Pinnacles Visitors Centre).
Well known both locally and by overseas visitors, Cervantes Beach has pure white sand and turquoise waters that are ideal for the family or for a quiet moment.
The wildflower season extends from August to November and the variety and colours of the wildflowers will be sure to enthuse camera buffs.
This beautiful bay has a white sandy beach. It offers good snorkelling, swimming, windsurfing, surfing and beachcombing. Bottlenose dolphins and sea lions can also be seen. There is a spot with picnic tables, gas barbecues, and a boat launch (four-wheel-drive access only).
Jurien Bay Fishing & Dive Charters
Deep sea fishing, scuba diving and bay fishing can all be arranged. Phone 08 9652 1109 to book your tour.
Jurien Bay Marina
Excellent boat launching conditions here with the added bonus of an inland harbour with all boating facilities on hand. Also great for swimming, fishing or crabbing in the tranquil waters of the bay.
Jurien Sealion Tours
A stable catamaran can take you out to Essex Rocks to see the playful, friendly creatures that love having their photo taken! A government licensed guide will accompany you. Phone 08 9652 1109 for details.