Gracetown is located about 15km northwest of Margaret River
on Cowaramup Bay
. The community houses and beach shacks are spread across the hills overlooking the bay and many of these are holiday homes and are available for rent. The coastal holiday village is sleepy in the winter and vibrant in the summer. It offers surfing, fishing and beautiful beaches and is one of those quiet little seaside getaways where all you can do is enjoy the water playground or relax on the beach.
is undoubtedly the most popular activity here. The two main surf breaks are at Lefthanders
and South Point
. The village attracts many surfers to its pounding waves and peaceful location each year. Its less crowded beaches offer a pleasant escape from the larger and busier tourist centres.
is another popular pastime here. The boat ramp
is located on Cowaramup Bay at the northern end of town, accessible via gravel road off Caves Rd. Just beware as it is rocky at the launch site, small boats are all good but if you have a large vessel you might find it difficult around low tide.
Dhufish and Snapper are there for taking in the waters outside the bay. There is reef worth fishing about 3km out however caution should be taken and only fish there on little to no swell if you aren’t familiar with the area, as the reef can break without warning.
The village has one caravan park which is located 2.5km from the beach in a bush setting and a basic general store supplying grocery items. More shops, cafes and restaurants are located 10km away at Cowaramup and at Margaret River.
The Margaret River Wine Region is definitely worth exploring. Explore Caves Road between Yallingup and Augusta and you’ll discover more beautiful beaches, the Karst cave system beneath the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, Karri forests, wineries galore, several breweries, cafes, restaurants and local gourmet produce. There’s plenty to see and do in WA’s south west and Gracetown offers a serene setting from which to base yourselves and get out there and see it all.
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Destinations in Western Australia
Cape Le Grand
Cape Range National Park
Eighty Mile Beach
Fitzgerald River National Park
Gibb River Road
Kalbarri National Park
Kennedy Range National Park
Porongurup National Park
Port Denison Dongara
Torndirrup National Park
Wellington National Park
William Bay National Park
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