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Published June 6th 2018
On our way to Geraldton, down the Indian Ocean Coastal Drive, we made a pit stop at Jurien Bay. Just 220 kilometres from Perth and 200 from Geraldton, Jurien Bay is an ideal ½ way stop. A coastal town in the Wheatbelt area of WA with a population of 1,507people, it faces the Indian Ocean, guaranteeing amazing sunsets. What more can you want?
As soon as we arrived, we headed to the town bakery/cafe. Prices were reasonable and the pies and vanilla slices (my favourite) was everything one could hope for. After our hunger and thirst were sated, it was time for a walk to straighten out the kinks in our legs.
Jurien Bay's New Jetty
One thing that was very noticeable on the beachfront was all the work and money the shire has put in. There's now a bright playground area for the littlies, a green grassed area, toilet block and a new jetty - it looks most impressive. The white sand and stretch of blue water just set it off.
The town has everything you'd need, a supermarket, newsagents, chemist and plenty of cafes. There are also a tavern and hotel. Jurien is popular for holidaymakers and has a sizeable caravan park and holiday chalets.
Recreational fishing is one of the highlights of Jurien Bay as are other water activities such as swimming and snorkelling, There are three shipwrecks off the coast, plenty for the snorkeller to see, and a number of small islands that arc around the bay protecting the beach area.
Information About Sea Lions
Jurien Bay also has the best marina between Perth and Geraldton, where you can see sea lions and their pups. There are several tours that can be booked to show you around the marina. Other activities are skydiving, bushwalking and off-road driving. Areas have been set aside for off-road driving. Cray fishing is the main industry of the town.
Children's Play Area
Jurien Bay is close to a lot of other tourist spots such as Cervantes and the Pinnacles, Sandy Cape and Lesueur National Park. With holiday destinations like Jurien Bay, why not holiday at home in WA.
The Beach At Jurien Bay
There are plenty of sites where you can find out more, book accommodation and/or book a tour. The following government site contains much information about Jurien Bay.