Jurien Bay is a perfect long weekend escape from Perth. West Aussies truly love this place. What can you expect here? Sandy beaches, pristine nature, and some thrilling activities such as swimming with sea lions. How cool is that? It doesn’t matter if you live in Perth or came to Western Australia to travel around. Jurien Bay is a place you should definitely visit, even for a day. In this blog post, I’m going to share with you the top things to do in Jurien Bay. This is definitely one of the best places to visit in Western Australia. Let’s go!
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
Jurien Bay is located 220 km north of Perth in Western Australia. What is the best time to visit this place? Definitely summer with temperatures around 30°C during the day. Australia’s winter is much colder. The real feel in winter time is around 10°C. There’s no issue with accommodation in Jurien Bay. Check out Sandy Cape Recreation Park if you are looking for a campsite next to the beach. Before you go, make sure to plan a stop in Cervates too, and find out more about top things to do in Cervantes in a separate blog post.
WHAT ARE THE TOP THINGS TO DO?
These are the top things to do in Jurien Bay in Western Australia. Number one is swimming with sea lions. Jumping into the water with those cute creatures is such a memorable experience. Number two is Lesueur National Park. This location is not popular at all, and at the same time, extremely beautiful. Sandy Cape is another place worth a visit. Who’s up for gorgeous beaches, turquoise water and sandboarding? I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely in. Good news is a 4WD car is not needed to access any of those places.
SWIMMING WITH SEA LIONS
These friendly and playful creatures spend most of their time in the water, looking for food. You can also spot them chilling on the beach in Jurien Bay Marine Park. Sea lions are very keen to interact with people in the water. So why don’t you take this opportunity to swim with them? If you are a confident swimmer and want to observe sea lions in their natural habitat, book a tour with one of the operators in Jurien Bay. I joined Turquoise Safaris – Sea Lion Tours, and was super happy about my choice. Pricing for the 3 hour tour is 115 AUD for an adult. It includes snorkel equipment, snacks and drinks. You will be also accompanied by a guide. Booking is essential. This is definitely one of the top things to do in Jurien Bay in Western Australia.
LESUEUR NATIONAL PARK
I had literally no expectations before coming to Lesueur National Park. Mainly because it’s not a popular travel destination in Western Australia. No one has ever told me that this location is worth a visit. No one has ever mentioned how beautiful this place is. So how did I end up hiking there? I just enjoy going a little bit off the beaten track. I had some spare time left in Jurien Bay, and decided to give it a go. And guess what? It turned out to be a great decision. Lesueur National Park is barely touched, unspoiled, and absolutely charming. Make sure to check it out. It’s definitely one of the top things to do in Jurien Bay. More information about walking tracks in Lesueur National Park is included in a separate blog post. Enjoy!
Sandy Cape is absolutely gorgeous! A perfect spot to chill out on the beach, swim in the ocean, and do a little bit of snorkelling. Sandboarding is also very popular here. Have you ever tried that? You will definitely spot children, as well as adults, running up the sand dunes and waiting for their turn to slide down. What a great fun! No need to have your own sandboard, you can hire it here. If you are looking for a campsite in this area, check out Sandy Cape Recreation Park located in a beautiful scenery, close to the beach. This campground is well-structured. It has showers, toilets and a camping kitchen. The camping fee is AUD 20 per night for an adult. Booking is not possible. First come, first served rule applies. I’m sure you will love it!
- Stockyard Gully National Park (4WD access only)
These are the top things to do in Jurien Bay in Western Australia. Are you going to swim with sea lions or chill out on the beach in Sandy Cape? Let me know by leaving a comment below!