Situated just 226kms North of Perth, Jurien Bay has become a popular holiday, tourist and fishing destination in Western Australia. The new marina provides an excellent concrete launching ramp for all types of boats, and the sheltered beach hosts crystal clear water with great snorkelling opportunities.
With shops, diving and tackle stores as well abundant accommodation, Jurien Bay is perfect for families, singles or couples wishing to stay as long as they like.
State: Western Australia
Location: Jurien Bay
Distance from City: 228km (1:30 hours)
Best for: Beaches, Beach 4×4 Tracks, Fishing
After a good night’s sleep in Jurien Bay we packed up the camper and headed towards Sandy Cape. From here we went for a quick run down the beach, testing the camper’s seals as we skipped through the water’s edge. From here we headed south west towards North Head and down a sand track where we really tested the four wheel drives and the mighty Viper RT.
Sharp corners, over grown vegetation and deep ruts met us at every turn we made, stopping regularly to judge the safest way to navigate and pass the more difficult obstacles ahead of us. As we dredged further south, the track opened up and after a short burst over a sand dune we found ourselves on a secluded beach, being watched over by an old WWII concrete bunker.
From here two tracks led up to the top of North Head, us being the adventurous type (or by accident) took the steeper and more corrugated track to the cliff.
We were in total awe as we parked only metres away from the rocky cliffs of North Head, looking over the seamlessly never ending Indian Ocean.
A monument for a young shark victim in 1967 stood alone at the peak of the cliff, watching over the bay and the depths below.
With a new sense of perspective we made our way back down the cliff, through the tracks and back onto the main road, ready to tackle our next adventure.