Distance from Perth: 225km
Nearest Fuel: Jurien Bay
Size: Multiple 4WD tracks north and south along the coast.
Time to allow: 2 days+ (North Head & Sandy Point 4wd tracks can easily
be done as a half day trip or a couple of days of relaxing)
Combine this trip with: Cervantes/Pinnacles, Green Head, Leeman and
Stockyard Gully Caves.
For more information see Sandy Cape and North Head.
Sunset in The Bay.
This is a small growing fishing town nestled in a picturesque bay
just a few hours' drive north of Perth via Indian Ocean Drive.
The town thrives
on crayfish and tourists. There is accommodation to suit anyone's needs, from
beach front apartments to caravan parks.
From the town centre everything is within walking distance, there is a
supermarket, camping and fishing store, Laundromat and other stores to supply
almost all needs.
The camping/fishing store has a vast selection of goods which would come
in handy for resupply or stocking up on those couple of things you forgot to
On a week day it is usually very quiet in town, it's a good idea to
check which restaurants are open during week days as most will shut for one or
two week days.
On the weekend it gets busy, however there is no lack of space
and in the holidays the population almost doubles.
For the kids:
At the western end of Roberts street there is a big play ground for
kids, and just a 2 minute walk north along the coastal park is another kids
For the older kids there is a recreational jetty (see Jurien Bay Jetty)
SEE ALSO ACCOMMODATION IN JURIEN BAY.
The Playground & Jetty.
The recreational jetty is at the end of Roberts street.
It caters for fishing, swimming and strolling/sightseeing.
You don't need to be a skilled fisherman to catch fish from this jetty,
just looking into the water you can actually see hundreds of fish small and large.
The jetty has a washing basin for cleaning fish and fishing gear, it even has a
few sheltered sections.
Part of the jetty is swimming only and these parts are clearly marked.
The jetty by night.
Jurien Bay was first established in the 1850's, around the mid 1880's
the first jetty was constructed for shipping live stock, in the early 1900's a
fishing village had been built around
the jetty and then in the 1950's the
first permanent residents built structures on their purchased land.
Land back in those days cost about 180 pounds with no water or power.
of Jurien Bay:
The Toyota Cruiser @ North Head.
A short drive on Indian Ocean Drive heading north is a
4wd Sandy Cape recreational area, camping is allowed in Sandy Cape see the
information board for details.
Part of this area is in the Jurien Marine Park. There is some really good scenery to be seen in
For more information about the 4WD tracks see here.
The Information Bay.
Things to do:
- 4WD Explore Sandy Cape and North Head
- 4WD Explore more sand tracks along the coast 4WD to your own stretch of
beach and relax for the day Fishing from beaches or jetties.
- Sky diving
(bookings and info call 08 9652 1320)
- Scenic Flights (bookings and info call
0467 888 044)
- Explore The Marine Park (swim with Sea lions and Whale
- Snorkeling & Scrubber diving
- Wind surfing.
- Kite surfing and