Geraldton is located 424km north of Perth. The city spreads along the west coast and has numerous beaches stretching for miles. The Local Scenic Drive along the coast is a good way to see the city and its vast expanse of water. The drive is well sign posted and is suitable for vehicles towing caravans and camper trailers.
Separation Point provides views of Back Beach, Greys Beach and Point Moore and its lighthouse in the distance. The lookout is located on Separation Way off John Willcock Link at the southern end of town.
Point Moore can be recognized by its iconic red and white striped lighthouse which has been standing there since 1878. The beach permits dogs to the left side and recreational activities to the right. We were lucky enough to catch some four-wheelers in action while there.
Fishermans Wharf and Marina on Connell Rd is where all the action happens. This midwest city is big in the Rock Lobster department and tours of the live lobster factory at the Fishermens Co-Op are available weekdays at 9.30am for a small fee.
Town Beach as the name suggests is right in the town centre. The beach is well protected and there is plenty of grass to relax on. “The Yellow Submarine” replica is located here which is quite interesting. Facilities are provided for your convenience and dogs are prohibited.
Sunset Beach is located off Bosley St north of the city centre and is perfect for fishing, swimming, relaxing and of course watching the sunset. Dogs are permitted here and toilets and showers are close by.
Geraldton has many holiday parks available for travellers, however if you prefer the bush camping scene there is a camp ground at Coronation Beach 36km north of town. Follow the North West Coastal Highway for 28km then head west for 8km to the coast. There are about 20 camp sites, some smaller than others, with pit toilets and shower recesses (supply own water). A sheltered viewing platform with seating makes a nice spot for an evening drink whilst taking in the sunset. For $10 per vehicle per night it’s a cheap way to kick back and enjoy the beach.