Shell Beach, Denham
As its name suggests, Shell Beach
is made up solely of shells. These tiny white shells are from one species of cockle. The Fragum Cockle
(also known as Hamelin Cockle
) has flourished here due to the extreme salinity of the water. The species is in abundance as there's a lack of predators. Over time, the shells accumulate up to ten metres deep.
Entry is free and you're welcome to simply experience walking on the unique shoreline. Swimmers and snorkellers can enjoy the crystal clear waters too. To learn more about the cockles, do check out the interpretive signs onsite.
Shell Beach is located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area and can easily be found along Shark Bay Road, approximately 45 kilometres from the township of Denham. The car park is accessible to all vehicles including 2WDs.
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