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The Coral Bay boat ramp is located near Monck Head, approx. 1.5km south of Coral Bay. Please be aware that the boat ramp is within a Restricted Area which has a speed limit of 5 knots. The navigation passage heading west from Monck Head has a speed limit of 8 knots.

If travelling north from the boating facility, follow the channel markers – for your own safety and for the protection of fragile coral gardens, please do not cut across the shallow coral areas.The waters directly off Paradise Beach and southern Bills Bay are designated primarily for swimming, snorkelling and other passive water activities. This area is restricted to Authorised Vessels Only (see map overleaf). No power or sailing vessels (including wind surfers and kite surfers) are permitted in this area without lawful authority from DEC.


Coral Bay has two Caravan Parks which provides facilities for campers, including showers, toilets and potable water. Free Camping or on the beaches/dunes is not permitted in Coral Bay - there are no designated beach camping areas in or around Coral Bay. The nearest coastal camping areas to Coral Bay are:

  • To the south: Warroora Station (80) 9942 5920.
  • To the north: Bruboodjoo Point (on Cardabia Station (08) 9942 5935. 
  • Further to the north: Ningaloo Station (08) 9942 5936.  

Special rules apply at each of these camping areas. Contact the station office, homestead or on-site caretakers for further details. 


Coral Bay has two small supermarkets, where you can purchase groceries and supplies if you wish to be self-sufficient in Coral Bay. The bakery has fresh bread available daily. You will also find a number of boutiques, a salon and art shops for your very own keepsake souvenir made right on the Ningaloo Reef.  Public telephones, fuel, and other supplies are also available. 


Coral Bay has a 24HR Fuel Swipe Card Facility. The Fuel Bowser is located on Banksia Drive (on the way to the Monck Head Boat Ramp Facility). The facility only accepts card payments and Caltex Star Cards. The Coral Bay News & Gifts in the Shopping Arcade sells fuel cards if you wish to use Cash. You can contact Coral Bay News & Gifts on (08) 9942 5995.


Coral Bay has a nursing post in the Shopping Arcade which provides emergency and primary healthcare services to Coral Bay residents and visitors. The post is staffed by an Clinical Nurse Specialist, and is supported by a doctor by fortnightly visits, and other health professionals visits as the need arises. The nurse has extensive knowledge and skills in advanced assessment, diagnosis, nursing care and evaluation. The nearest hospital is Exmouth or Carnarvon. Ambulance services do operate in this area. 


67 Robinson STREET, CORAL BAY, 6701
Contact: (08) 9942 6100
Opening times:
  • Monday:8:30am - 11am & 1:30pm - 5pm
  • Tuesday:8:30am - 11am & 1:30pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday:8:30am - 11am & 1:30pm - 5pm
  • Thursday:8:30am - 11am & 1:30pm - 5pm
  • Friday:8:30am - 11am & 1:30pm - 5pm
For public holiday hours, please contact this service. 11am-1:30pm Weekdays - Given number redirects to mobile phone when clinic is closed. Wheelchair access is available.