Coral Bay, Western Australia

Coral Bay is situated along the north west coast on the inside of the Ningaloo Reef (known as the only fringing reef in Australia). The coral of Ningaloo reef starts right at the water’s edge of the bay which makes this location so unique.  From the white sand beaches you can easily access the coral reef and the thriving marine life for some great fishing, diving or boating in the area.

This location is also listed as a World Heritage site. This amazing location is approximately 1-2 day drive away from Perth.  You can find the best beach weather here throughout the year, which makes it a popular destination for Perth residents who are looking for some sunny weather in the winter months.

The town is run using a wind-diesel hybrid power system and the people of this town are very welcoming to visitors as tourism is their main source of business.

Coral Bay Location Map

This small coastal settlement is located almost 1200 km(750miles) north of Perth, Western Australia. 

More Information

Alternatively, check out the Coral Bay Visitor Centre for move info.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you swim at Coral Bay, Western Australia?

Yes, with the beautiful beaches and crystal clear water Coral Bay is an ideal place to go swimming. It’s also a great place for snorkelling so be sure to pack your snorkel, mask and fins.

Where did Coral Bay get it’s name from?

It’s named this due to the amazing coral gardens which can be found metres from the beach.

How many days do you need in Coral Bay?

Alot of people suggest anywhere from 2 – 5 days, depending on what you plan to do in the area.

When is the best time to go?

Many say that the best time to visit coral bay is from April to October which has the best weather and it’s not as windy too. If your planning a Whale Shark charter then visit from March to July, or alternatively you can visit from July to October if you want to head out to see the humpback whales during there annual migration.

What’s the closest airport?

The closest airport to Coral Bay in Learmonth airport, located in Exmouth.

What is there to do at Coral Bay?

Whaleshark tours, watersports, fishing, kayaking, quad bike tours, snorkelling, scuba diving, enjoying the pristine beaches and much more. Oh and dont forget fish feeding:)

Feeding the fish at Coral Bay

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