Jurien Bay is located 267km north of Perth and is known for its successful rock lobster industry, great fishing opportunities and the protected Marine Park. An abundance of marine life frequents the area and in the right circumstances you can observe sea lions, whales and dolphins in the crystal clear local waters.
Fishing is a popular pastime here so be sure to give your rod a workout at one of the jetties, beaches, limestone groynes or the marina. Excellent boat launching facilities are available for offshore fishermen.
If you’re not the avid fisherman and prefer pure relaxation then the gorgeous crisp white beach in town is the perfect place to do it. A green grassy picnic area with facilities is located here as is a fabulous café with a delicious menu.
There is plenty to explore along the coastline within 50km north and south of town. To the south are Cervantes and the stunning limestone structures of the Pinnacle Desert in Nambung National Park. These intriguing formations lie in their own desert setting of golden sands and a 4km unsealed road loops through the desert so you can explore it from the comfort of your vehicle.
North along Indian Ocean Drive is picturesque coastline and more fishing communities. About 10km north of town and a further 6km along unsealed road is the Sandy Cape Recreational Park. Situated on limestone coast the beach is gorgeous and is a popular camping area. Camping fees are $15 per vehicle (2adults and 2 children) and $3 per extra persons per night. Pit toilets are provided, dogs are permitted on lead and no water is available so come prepared.
About 30km north of Jurien Bay is Green Head, a small fishing community located on a headland. The town of course has a boat ramp and jetty for the fishermen and operates sea lion tours to nearby Fisherman’s Island breeding colony. The most appealing area is Dynamite Bay which can be seen from the town’s scenic lookout. This beach has protected waters and a nice grassy picnic area with toilet and barbecue facilities.
Leeman is 42km north of Jurien Bay and is another quiet peaceful community. There’s a well shaded caravan park close to the coast, skate park and playground for the kids and toilet and outdoor shower facilities near the beach. Ti-tree Point Scenic Lookout offers views of the ocean and the picturesque Bay Beach below. Bay Beach is a sacred aboriginal site significant to the Yued Traditional Owners and has been rehabilitated by the local shire.
Jurien Bay and its surrounds are big on fishing, crabbing and rock lobster so if you enjoy throwing in a line or net or even feasting on seafood this will be an enjoyable area to escape to.