When you think Margaret River, what do you think of? The first thing that comes to mind is our long pristine stretches of beach that are honestly world-class.
Anyone who has ever driven around our coastlines will know the beauty and joy that spears through you when you spot the ocean on the horizon. There’s blue, but in the Margaret River Region, we take blue to a whole other level.
We’re going to take this chance to introduce you to our favourite bays and beaches in the region, drive along and experience it, or jump on a ride with Jet Adventures to see them from a completely different perspective!
Castle Rock Bay
This picture-perfect turquoise bay is located on the east side of Cape Naturaliste. Well protected and sheltered from the swell, this bay is the perfect place for a spot of swimming and fishing from the beach.
One of the first stops when out on tour with Jet Adventures, Castle Rock is named so for *drumroll* the rock that looks like a fortress. We like to stop off at this bay on our Thrill Rides and Cape Naturaliste Wilderness Cruises so our guests can dive off the boat for a dip and swim.
Staff Tip: Climbing to the top of Castle Rock will reward you with some pretty amazing views.
Meelup Bay Beach
A popular favourite among the locals, Meelup Bay Beach is the perfect family beach. Protected by Geographe Bay with calm waters, this beach attracts locals and international visitors alike. Take a swim, then picnic in the shade provided by native trees along the beach, this beach is one of the quintessential Margaret River beaches!
Just look at it.
This region and its long stretches of unspoiled beach. There are days where you can have the entire beach to yourself.
Bunker Bay is another well-known local favourite beach. This beach comes complete with a dedicated carpark, beachside cafe, and wait for it, showers and toilets. Beach lovers know the pain of getting the sand off before heading off to a winery for lunch! Did we mention it’s also dog-friendly?
Shelley Cove is a tiny little rock beach that is known among the locals for being a great snorkelling spot.
When out on the Cape Naturaliste Cruise with Jet Adventures, we stop off at Shelley Cove to show you the great cave structures and how they’re formed. The rockface provides the best visual explanation of how caves are formed.
There are picnic tables on the beach with an idyllic view to Rocky Point. You can see all the way back to Busselton and Bunbury, and it’s one of the few places in Western Australia where you can watch the sun or moon rise over the ocean.
Located in the Meelup Regional Park, this beach is another long uninterrupted stretch of white sand. A spectacular spot with calm waters, this beach is a great spot for kids to frolic in and splash around and clamber across the small rocks.
When you’re done with your morning beach session and starting to feel peckish, duck over to Eagle Bay Brewing Co for a spot of lunch to finish the day off in a family-friendly venue overlooking a gorgeous vista.