Destination: Jurien Bay (Part 2)


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.

The lookout point at Cervantes which gives you a better view of this little gem
The lookout point at Cervantes which gives you a better view of this little gem
Cervantes from the lookout point.
Cervantes from the lookout point.
Islands in the Distance
Islands in the Distance

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.

A kite surfer having loads of fun in his "playground".
A kite surfer having loads of fun in his “playground”.

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.

Jurien Bay Marine Park
Jurien Bay Marine Park

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:

http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Hotel_Review-g580524-d255705-Reviews-Cervantes_Pinnacles-Cervantes_Western_Australia.html

NEXT STOP:  Jurien Bay

 

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