On our way to Jurien Bay we came across a little sign that said Cervantes. Being first time travelers to this part of the world, I was very keen to see what lay down the road. The town was named after a ship that was wrecked nearby. The ship, in turn, was named after Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote. Cervantes has a very unique atmosphere. It has no commercial type attachment, with a little shopping center that only has the bare necessities. At the end of the little road we were travelling on, we were welcome by a sandy beach cover, with islands in the distance. Cervantes is part of the Jurien Bay Marine Park, which hosts a number of amazing marine animals.
Cervantes is slightly wild and rugged…with no real signs of any commercial developments along the coast line. It has toilet facilities with a shower…much needed after a day in the sand and water.
I took a mental note of the distance of the islands, where I feel they could be easily reached by kayak, wind-surfing, paddle board, or some other form of “flotation” device. It is something that I definitely put on my “life goals” list.
The water at Cervantes was very warm and calm. While the kite surfers were enjoying their time in the surf, the wind was a refresher from the hot sun. We visited Cervantes when the temperature topped over 40 degree Celsius.
As this was only a day trip, there was no need for accommodation. However, if you are planning a long trip up the coast with a number of stops along the way, you could find accommodation at http://www.cervantespinnaclesmotel.com.au/ I can not give you any feedback on this however you can visit Trip Advisor where others have left their comments about their experience:
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