Jurien Bay is a little slice of heaven found just a two and a half hours drive north of Perth. This little township is predominately a blissful fishing village, and a beautiful place to spend a week in the sunshine. The shores of the beaches in Jurien Bay are long and sandy with plenty of fish to be caught in the water. There’s so much to see and do here!
Firstly, fishing is a must do when on holiday in this peaceful town. The many beaches are the perfect place to take a picnic, your rod and just sit back and relax while you fish. Although with the amount of tasty fish in the sea, there won’t be a lot of relaxing! Swimming and water sports are also very popular at Jurien Bay. You can also decide to lean to dive and start catching fish form the other side of the sea. There are an abundance of crayfish and rock lobster that can be caught diving. And diving and snorkeling is also the best way to explore the off shore reefs and islands. You will see stunning limestone reefs and caves which are covered with colorful sponges and home to a large variety of fish.
On a larger scale, why not go visit the Jurien Bay Marine Park where you'll see whales migrating each year along the coast. You can even join a fishing charter or a cruise to get up close to cheeky seals, sea lions, dolphins and the whales!
Once you have had enough of the beach (which is almost impossible), you can make your way to the Lesuer National Park, just half an hour drive from town, to surround yourself in green, lush, beautiful bush and it’s well worth doing the 18 kilometer scenic drive to get there with the many roadside viewing stops. The most amazing sights can be seen in season with around 900 native flora species popping up to make Jurien one of the most wildflower rich areas on the globe!
For something a little bit different check out the spectacular Pinnacles Desert which encompasses a wild, rugged terrain unlike anywhere else in the State.
A good place to see the sunset can be found in the heart of Nambung National Park, where thousands of limestone pillars rise out of the white sand, some reaching three and a half meters tall!
A semi-tropical area, Jurien Bay reaches an average temperature in summer of 30 degrees Celsius. It drops slightly in the winter however you can still expect temperature to reach the late teens which makes it perfect for visiting all year round!