Coral Bay is the southern gateway to the incredible Ningaloo Reef and begins its underwater paradise just meters from the pristine white shores. Situated on Australia’s Coral Coast it offers a diverse range of activities to suit the young and the young at heart.
Go snorkeling on the Ningaloo Reef where you can see reef sharks, colourful coral and playful tropical fish. If swimming isn’t for you then jump aboard a glass bottom boat tour of Ningaloo Reef and be awed by its beauty. Hire a kayak and spend the day exploring the reef and quiet secluded bays where the water is usually no deeper then 3m.
You can also join a diving tour of Ningaloo Reef, divers come from all over the world to explore this magical place and with crystal clear waters it’s like entering another world. Here, you will also get the chance to swim with whale sharks (March to July) and manta rays all year round.
Coral Bay is also the ideal spot for fishing, try your luck at beach fishing or maybe deep sea fishing is more your thing where you have a chance at catching North West Snapper, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel and so many more.
Climate: Coral Bay has beach weather all year round, so take the time to relax, unwind and see nature at its best. The average maximum temperature during the winter months is 25 degrees, and during the summer months is 37 degrees.
Calendar of Natural Events
Turtles - February to early March. Turtle hatching.
Coral Spawning - March and April. Creating a spectacle at night with lights when the ocean glows. Occurs approx 10-12 days after the full moon.
Whale Sharks - mid March to May. Whale Sharks are the world's largest fish & can grow up to 18 metres in length.
Whale Watching - June to November. Annual migration for the humpback whale.
Distances from Coral Bay: Exmouth 153km, Carnarvon 238km, Monkey Mia 577km