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Jurien Bay Western Australia

The main coastal hub of the Turquoise Coast. A fantastic short break destination popular for its beautiful beaches and rare Australian sea lions.


At a Glance

Jurien Bay is situated in the Coral Coast in Western Australia. The short strip of coastline surrounding Jurien Bay is also known as the Turquoise Bay. Just 2.5 hours drive away from Perth, Jurien Bay is considered one of the best fishing spot in the area, and is known for the abundance of crayfish.

There are many popular activities in Jurien Bay, marine activities are one of the most popular among them. Since Jurien Bay is known for fishing, you can go fishing at the jetty or the beach, or you can opt for something more exciting - deep sea fishing. Jurien Bay is also a paradise for those who likes to explore, whether it’s in the water or on land, you will be able to find something that suits you. Do take note that many land destinations are only accessible with a 4WD so grab hold of a 4WD hire for the maximum experience.


Jurien Bay Western Australia
 
 

 


Where is Jurien Bay?

 

Jurien Bay is 220 kilometres north of Perth.

Jurien Bay is located on the coast facing the Indian Ocean, in the Wheatbelt region in the Coral Coast. The town is surrounded by many natural reserves and parks. The best way to get to Jurien Bay is to hire a car and drive up the scenic Indian Ocean Drive.


 

Things to see in Jurien Bay

 

Jurien Bay Marine Park

The Jurien Bay Marine Park is a protected park with pristine strips of coasts managed by the government. It features a series of striking submerged reefs and lagoons with a huge diversity of wildlife. The marine park is considered a heaven for divers and snorkelers as there are beautiful sheltered anchorage available. The lagoons in the area also provides a great habitat for the rare Australian sea lions - which you can interact with at Sea Lion Charters - as well as other marine lives such as seals, lobsters and fishes. Within the town, the Jurien Bay Jetty is a popular place for fishing and is also an instagram-worthy destination with a historical significance.

Jurien Bay Marine Park

 

Pinnacles Desert

The Pinnacles is one of the most essential place to visit when you are visiting Jurien Bay. Located in the Nambung National Park to the south, this is the draw card attraction for the area. The Pinnacles Desert is one of the most unique geographical features in Australia and in the world. The lunar-like formations and yellow sand create an eerie and fascinating sight. The limestone formations are the remnants of an ancient seabed when the ocean's levels were higher than present day.

Pinnacles Desert

 

Lesueur National Park

Lesueur National Park is one of the most important natural reservation project in Western Australia, harboring a huge variety of diverse flora that will come to live in late winter and early spring, filling the national park with colours. This is the perfect place for wildflower enthusiasts to admire and take photographs of these native Australian flowers. You can also drive up to the top of Mount Lesueur for a majestic overview across the park and the coastline.

Lesueur National Park

 

Skydive at Jurien Bay

Looking for a unique experience while visiting the Turquoise Coast? Go skydiving at Jurien Bay! It will be an awesome and unique life experience for you to witness the beautiful coastline and the great Australian landscape while free falling from up in the air. You can even have a video of the process recorded in HD so you can wow your family and friends with this thrilling experience.

Skydive at Jurien Bay
 
 

What's the weather like?

 

Jurien Bay has a warm Mediterranean climate, with most of the rainfall occurring in winter, with little left for the summers. It is typically warm during summer and comfortable during winter. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 30°C with an average minimum of 17°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 19°C with an average minimum of 10°C.

 

Get to know Jurien Bay' history

 

The area around Jurien Bay was known to Europeans in as early as the 17th century. In the early 19th century, a surveyor on an expedition sailing along the Western Australian coast named the area Jurien Bay after Charles Marie Jurien from the French Navy.

Jurien Bay was first settled officially in the 1850s. Its success of pastoralism led to a construction of a jetty in the town. Fishing were also a moderate industry in the area due to the abundance of marine life. The abundance of crayfish in the area greatly influenced the development of the town, with more and more infrastructure built to facilitate the export of crayfish to Japan and the United States. Today, the town has around 1760 inhabitants and growing rapidly as it becomes more popular as a holiday destination.