Writing just for the fun of it! from Perth, Western Australia
Published July 19th 2011
Situated approx. 3 hours south of Perth, Cosy Corner is a tourist hotspot for viewing the hundreds of migrating whales who make their way past the West Australian coast in the cooler months of the year. The secluded bay's crystal white sand is surrounded by magnificent prehistoric rock formations. On a clear day you can see for miles in all directions, and on a rougher day it can still astonish you with the ferocity of the waves crashing on the red cliffs.
Although the South West is notorious for tourists, very rarely will you feel crowded at Cosy Corner. Don't forget your binoculars! Even if the playful whales and their young don't venture into the bay, you can still see them from outside the reef, and there is barely a day when you won't see one of these beautiful creatures frolicking in the white wash.
In addition to the world's largest mammals, this tiny bay plays host to all kinds of creatures, from local bird life to everyone's favourite, dolphins. Seals and stingrays are common visitors when its calm, and you cannot mistake the huge outline of a pelican gliding above you.
This is a more relaxed and not to mention free way of whale watching that is guaranteed not to disappoint. However the rocky cliffs come with a warning. Particularly in the winter months, these cliffs are extremely dangerous, and its easy to be swept off if you get too close, so I recommend staying on the marked paths at all times.