Destination: Jurien Bay (Part ONE)


Jurien Bay can be found about 226 km North of Perth.  This can be a perfect destination for a day trip, with ample time for stops and detours.

Of course there are many ways to get to Jurien Bay based on where you are coming from, however we enjoyed taking the INDIAN OCEAN Drive, which allowed us some wonderful views of the ocean.

Indian Ocean Drive - straight Ahead
Indian Ocean Drive – straight Ahead

I found the landscape to be very intriguing  with yellow and green hues streaming across the terrain.  Wildlife cross this road often, so we kept a look-out for kangaroos,emus or other critters that may just innocently cross our paths.

Wild Life Alert
Wild Life Alert

Our first stop was about 30 minutes short of Cervantes.  It was a newly developed picnic area with a “Look Out” view-point.  Of course being at the highest point of the terrain, it did give you a true appreciation of what was lying ahead.

I thought the steel chairs would be hot, given that it was in the sun for most the morning but to my surprise it was NOT!
I thought the steel chairs would be hot, given that it was in the sun for most the morning but to my surprise it was NOT!
A birds eye view of the look out point
A birds eye view of the look out point

However, even though this spot was spectacular, calling for us to stay longer, we were pressed to move on.   Before long – we were off again – on route to Jurien Bay.  The views around were amazing with a blend of “fynbos” (fine bush) and sand dunes.  I did see some people  walking up the dunes with their “sand boards”.  I made a quiet note to myself to purchase our own sand boards for such an experience on our next journey is this direction.

The road itself was smooth with no pot holes.  Normally one would expect to find a gas station, or some form of “cafe” along the way, however this road did not lend in this way at all.  The only time you would be able to fill the tank would be at little towns scattered along the way.  This is generally a given for most of Western Australia, and it is why many cars carry spare gas cans, just in case it is needed!

It wasn’t long before we came across a little sign that said:  Cervantes.  However – for the moment I will end my journey here – because I will talk about the hidden gem we found at Cervantes in my next Blog.

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