Cervantes is located on the coast 250km north of Perth and right next door to Nambung National Park where the famous Pinnacles are located. These unique limestone rock formations are scattered all over their own desert setting and are believed to be the result of wind-blown calcium carbonate and nature’s elements. The Pinnacles Desert Discovery is a fascinating experience. There is a 4km loop suitable for both two and four-wheel drives that winds through the desert amongst the spectacular pillars of all shapes and sizes. You can stop along the way at the Desert View Lookout or walk the 1.2km Desert View Walk amongst the Pinnacles. A fee of $10 per vehicle applies at the manned entry station and no camping or pets are allowed.
The small town site is a great holiday spot to take advantage of the beautiful beaches. Protected waters permit safe swimming for families and there are plenty of good fishing areas including the beaches, groyne, jetties and offshore.
About 1km from town is Lake Thetis which is inhabited by stromatolites, one of the earliest living organisms and only one of a few known locations in Western Australia. Take a short walk along the boardwalk to investigate these life forms.
Not far from the lake 1km from town is Hansen Bay Lookout which offers picturesque views of the ocean, islands and townsite.
Take a drive to Molah Lookout about 11km north of town to appreciate the 360 degree view of ocean, sand dunes, salt lakes and surrounding bush land.
Emu Downs Wind Farm is about 30km east on the road in to town. The green energy station runs on 48 turbines and utilizes the coastal wind to produce electricity. The farm is quite interesting and educational as well.
Cervantes is the perfect gateway to the Coral Coast. The town’s beautiful protected beaches, plentiful water activities and striking Pinnacle Desert make it a fantastic holiday destination for all.