Western Australia’s coastline boasts some of the continent’s most spectacular beaches. Whether you are seeking a tranquil escape or an exhilarating coastal excursion, beaches in this part of Australia have something for all. Scroll down to check our pick of some must-visit beaches in Western Australia.

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Cable Beach

Located near Broome Airport in the Kimberley region, Cable Beach is a beauty to behold. With pure white sands, fringed by swaying palms and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, it is a perfect place for sunbathing, lazing around and enjoying several other beach activities. The view of the sunset from this long, flat beach is simply spectacular. Gantheaume Point Lighthouse is a renowned place to watch dolphins and migrating whales.

Shell Beach, Shark Bay

The Shell Beach will make your jaw drop with its seemingly endless snowy white sands, pristine blue waters and white cockle shells. A part of Western Australia’s Shark Bay Heritage Area, Shell Beach is truly a natural spectacle and a must-visit place for anyone holidaying in the region. About 45kms south of Denham Township, it’s a popular place for camping and bird-watching as well.

Mettam’s Pool, Perth

A snorkeller’s paradise, Mettam’s Pool is just a 20-minute drive from Perth and is a popular hangout place for locals and tourists alike. The calm and warm waters here are perfect for a relaxed swim and various other water sports such as diving and snorkelling. Close to the beach are a handful of lovely cafes and restaurants, serving delicious local fare.

Yallingup Beach

With dramatic views, excellent surfing opportunities, a protected swimming lagoon and calm environment, Yallingup Beach is a big hit among beach bummers. Nestled in the Margaret River Region, this beach makes for a wonderful escape from the mundane city chaos. Adventure-lovers are definitely in for a treat, as this area boasts an abundance of flora & fauna, along with a range of water sports.

The Basin, Rottnest Island

Probably the most beautiful of all the beaches on the Rottnest Island, The Basin is a dream destination for swimmers. Just a few steps off the coast is a large natural pool, which is cut out of a shallow reef. Swimming in this pool is highly rejuvenating and refreshing. The spectacular coral reefs in this region draw divers and snorkellers in hordes. Surrounded by limestone rocks, the beauty of the beach is absolutely breathtaking.

Turquoise Bay

Turquoise Bay is well known for the famous Ningaloo Reef and is a big hit with divers from around the world. As soon as you hit the water, you can see schools of tropical fish and various other forms of aquatic life. The calm, shallow waters feature colourful coral reefs, as close as 50-100 meters from the shore. Other than diving, activities that can be enjoyed here include swimming and sunbathing.

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