Coral Bay

Just three hours drive north of Carnarvon, you should be forgiven for thinking you've arrived in paradise. 

Coral Bay is a small settlement hugging the pristine azure ocean with its white sandy beaches, hides an extra special secret. Just meters from the shoreline, you'll find the Ningaloo Reef. There aren't many places in the world where a fringed reef is literally steps away from the beach, so while you're in Coral Bay, make the most of this unique opportunity to explore the natural, unspoilt underwater world on your doorstep. 

Coral Bay Glass bottom Boat


    • How many days: 2 Days 
    • Best time of the year: March to November

Day One

When you arrive in Coral Bay head to the Ningaloo Coral Bay – Bayview where you can choose your style of accommodation from houses, villas, to campsites where you can park your home on wheels.

Once you are all settled make your way to Bills Bay for a swim and snorkel with the large array of fish that live on the Ningaloo Reef. Make the most of your time on this pristine beach by taking a 20-minute walk north along Bills Bay to visit Skeleton Beach, the shark sanctuary where reef sharks congregate.

Then get ready to have a taste of adventure with Coastal Adventures Sunset Snorkel Quad Trek tour winding through bush tracks and along the white sandy beaches, stopping at Turtle Cliffs to admire the turtles then continue to Five Fingers Reef where you can snorkel and explore the amazing coral gardens all whilst admiring the stunning sunset.

With the excitement completed for today head on down to Bills Bar to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or beer and feed all the hungry mouths with their tasty menu which features fresh coastal cuisine and classic bar fare in their refreshing alfresco dining area.

Stay around to enjoy some live music or head back to Ningaloo Coral Bay – Bayview, put your feet up for the night, and get ready for tomorrow.

Snorkling in Coral Bay

Day Two

Waking up in stunning Coral Bay is something you can’t beat, make the most of your morning by heading back to the Coral Bay Bakery and grabbing a fresh coffee and some pastries or why not head to local favourite Fin’s for breakfast. Don’t forget to pack some lunch. Sun, sea, and surf build an appetite.

Now make your way to the shuttle bus which will take you to the Boat Launching Facility where you will hop onboard Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters to enjoy a half-day charter of light game and bottom fishing. What a way to spend your day on the ocean catching amazing fish you can take home such as Red Emperor, Nor West Snapper, and Rankin Cod.

Once your feet are back on land why not treat yourself to a delectable ice cream from Sweet Ningaloo a locally owned artisan Gelato shop where ice cream comes in many shapes and forms with a large variety of flavours.

To freshen up and make the most of your time in Coral Bay head back to Bills Bay for one last dip in in the refreshing waters and maybe even enjoy some beach cricket.