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Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park

Eighty Mile Beach extends for 220km. Endless stretches of white sand scattered with tropical seashells contrast with the rocky shores, seagrass meadows, tidal creeks and mangrove-lined muddy bays.

Details

  • Office Hours:Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm Closed weekends and public holidays
  • Park Entry Fees:No

Description

The panoramic vistas and turquoise waters of the marine park make it popular for beach fishing, camping, four-wheel driving, walking, swimming, beachcombing, bird watching, wildlife viewing and enjoying magnificent sunsets. You are welcome to fish. Please abide by Department of Fisheries bag, size and season limits. Most fishers target threadfin salmon, blue nose salmon and mulloway. You are able to launch your boat from the beach at high tide.

Wading wonders

Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park is one of the world's most important feeding grounds for small wading birds that migrate to the area each summer, travelling from countries thousands of kilometres away. The marine park is a major nesting area for flatback turtles which are found only in northern Australia. Sawfish, dugong, dolphins and millions of invertebrates inhabit the sand and mud flats, seagrass meadows, coral reefs and mangroves.

Amenities

The park itself has no facilities, but the privately operated Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park has a mini mart, fresh water, power, barbecues, several ablution blocks, shade and lawn.

Cape Keraudren has campsites, toilets, rubbish bins and an on-site ranger (vehicle entry and camping fees apply).

A privately run caravan park at Pardoo Station, has campsites, ablution facilities, a camp kitchen with gas barbecues, a swimming pool, filtered water for drinking and a kiosk (with limited opening times).

Getting there

Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park lies between Port Hedland and Broome on the Great Northern Highway.

You can access the park via the 10km access road to the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park, 250km north of Port Hedland and 365km south of Broome.

Cape Keraudren Coastal Reserve, managed by the Shire of East Pilbara, lies 179km north of Port Hedland on the Great Northern Highway (just west of the Pardoo Roadhouse) and 13km west via the Cape Keraudren Access Road (vehicle entry and camping fees apply).

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This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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Pardoo Station
Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park
Cape Keraudren

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