Jurien Bay

Sea lions, Suzanne Long / Auscape International

Population 1175

Jurien Bay, settled in the mid-1850s, is the centre of a lobster fishing industry. The jetty was constructed in 1885 to enable a more efficient route to markets for locally produced wool and hides. Located within a sheltered bay protected by reefs and islands, the town has wide beaches and sparkling waters ideal for swimming, waterskiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, diving and surfing. The Jurien Bay boat harbour services the fishing fleet and has facilities for holiday boating and fishing. Anglers can fish from boat, jetty and beach.

Visitor Information

Council offices, 110 Bashford St; (08) 9652 1020


Nearby national parks

  • Nambung National Park

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  • Yanchep National Park

    Just a 45-minute drive from Perth, Yanchep is one of Western Australia’s oldest national parks. Lying on a belt of coastal limestone,...more

  • Avon Valley National Park

    The Avon River runs through the centre of this national park, not far from Perth and once occupied by the Nyoongar people of the Darling...more

Nearby towns

  • Cervantes

    This small but thriving fishing town was established in 1962 and named after the American whaling ship Cervantes, which sank off the coast...more

  • Moora

    On the banks of the Moore River, Moora is the largest town between Perth and Geraldton. The area in its virgin state was a large salmon gum...more

  • Carnamah

    Carnamah is a typical wheat-belt town servicing the surrounding wheat and sheep properties. From late July through to December the shire of...more

In Town

Jurien Bay Charters: boat and fishing charters, scuba diving, sea lion tours; bookings at dive shop; Carmella St.

Old jetty site: plaque commemorates site of original jetty. Remains of the jetty's timber piles have been discovered 65 m inland from high-water mark, which indicates the gradual build-up of coastline over time; Hastings St.


Jurien Bay Marine Park Established in August 2003, this marine park extends from Wedge Island to Green Head and encompasses major sea lion and seabird breeding areas. The reefs within the park are populated by a wide range of plants and animals including the rare Australian sea lion, and the seagrass meadows are a breeding ground for western rock lobsters.

Lions Lookout: spectacular views of town and surrounds; 5 km E.

Drovers Cave National Park: rough limestone country with numerous caves, all of which have secured entrances limiting public access; 4WD access only; 7 km E.

Grigsons Lookout: panoramic views of ocean and hinterland. Also wildflowers July–Nov; 15 km N.

Lesueur National Park: with over 900 species of flora, representing 10% of the state's known flora, Lesueur is an important area for flora conservation. Enjoy coastal views from a lookout; 23 km E.

Stockyard Gully National Park: walk through 300 m Stockyard Gully Tunnel along winding underground creek; 4WD access only; 50 km N.

Cafes & restaurants around town

Leuseur's Gallery Cafe

This cafe is known for its monster burgers, but Turkish bread rolls, souvlaki and fish and chips are also menu favourites. Whether you’re dining inside surrounded by artworks or outside, the atmosphere here is... Find out more

Sandpiper Bar & Grill

Patrons would agree that the Sandpiper Bar & Grill serves more than your standard pub meals. The menu includes not only fresh seafood plucked from the bay, but also Asian flavours, which can be enjoyed either inside... Find out more

Campsites around town

Jurien Bay Caravan Park

A haven for anglers, divers, snorkellers, surfers and boaters, Jurien Bay is around 266 km north of Perth. The beaches here are sheltered and pristine, thanks to loads of reefs and offshore islands that protect this part... Find out more

Lake Indoon camping area 49 km

This large, freshwater lake covers 130 ha, with a depth varying from 1.5 m to 5 m depending on the seasons and rainfall. The lake is on the Brand Hwy, 12 km west of Eneabba. The birdlife is abundant and kangaroos and... Find out more

Pioneer Park 76 km

Basic caravan park facilities are offered here in Dandaragan, a small town in the wheat-belt district that boasts lush pastures and golden crops, 180 km north of Perth. The characteristic red and white gums and a... Find out more

Shire of Moora Caravan Park 100 km

On the Moore River in the Midlands district, about 180 km north of Perth, the town of Moora is at the centre of a mixed farming area of primarily wheat, wool and cattle. The main attractions here are the wildflowers... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Jurien Bay Tourist Park

This beachside park is in the centre of town, adjoining the jetty. There are good facilities and the park shop has an extensive range of takeaway food. This is a popular fishing area. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Pinnacles Caravan Park 21 km

This is a popular beachside holiday park near the Pinnacles. Fishing and windsurfing are the most popular pastimes along this section of coast. Bookings are required in peak times.... Find out more

Western Flora Caravan Park 78 km

Located 22 km north of Eneabba, time a visit to this park during the wildflower season when more than 300 varieties of stunning flowering plants can be viewed on the property and more than 2000 varieties within 40 km of... Find out more

Ledge Point Holiday Park 94 km

This park is just a few years old. It has the latest facilities and will be a great asset to the area. There is an internet cafe and bookings are essential in busy times. A minimum-length stay applies during peak... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Apex Camp Jurien

Offering a range of accommodation options, like self-contained units, budget accommodation, camping sites and a beach house, the Apex Camp Jurien is ideal for groups. Located in secluded Jurien Bay, the campsite has a... Find out more

Jurien Bay Tourist Park

With a beachside location to one of Western Australia’s favourite coastal regions, the Jurien Bay Tourist Park includes powered and unpowered sites, on-site vans and deluxe chalets. The chalets are well appointed,... Find out more

Ocean View Retreat

Featuring five bedrooms and two bathrooms, the Ocean View Retreat is a fully self-contained beach house ideal for a group. The two-storey house sleeps 12 and has an open-plan living area and separate games room. While... Find out more

On the Bay Bed & Breakfast

Boasting a beachside location, On the Bay Bed & Breakfast offers two queen-size bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Outside are barbecue facilities and a pool designed for lounging around. The town centre is a... Find out more

Seafront Estate

Within walking distance to town and the beach, Seafront Estate is located within a well-maintained complex. The modern three-bedroom and two-bathroom villa has a courtyard and there is also a communal barbecue and pool... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Tuart Reserve Park Area 16 km

T/O 51 km S of Eneabba (R) or 23 km N of Badgingarra (L)

Small secluded area surrounded by scrub 51 kilometres off the highway via Jurien Road, Munbinea Road and Cervantes Road. Good shade.

Banksia Reserve Park Area 17 km

T/O 51 km S of Eneabba (R) or 23 km N of Badgingarra (L)

Small secluded area located 46 kilometres off the highway in the scrub via Jurien Road, Munbinea Road and Cervantes Road. Limited shade.

Wandoo Reserve rest area 21 km

T/O 51km S of Eneabba (R) or 23km N of Badgingarra (L)

On Jurien Rd, 16km west of the highway.

Smoke Bush Reserve rest area 26 km

T/O 51km S of Eneabba (R) or 23km N of Badgingarra (L)

On Jurien Rd, 10km west of the highway.

Hakea Reserve rest area 33 km

T/O 13km S of Badgingarra (R) or 62km N of Regans Ford (L)

Off Bibby Rd, 14km west of the highway and near the wind farm.

Coomaloo Creek park area 36 km

51km S of Eneabba (R) or 23km N of Badgingarra (L)

Well off the highway among trees at the turn-off to Jurien Bay.

Drummonds Reserve rest area 43 km

T/O 13km S of Badgingarra (R) or 62km N of Regans Ford (L)

In scrub off Bibby Rd, 5km west of the highway.

Twin Hills rest area 81 km

49km S of Dongara (R) or 31km N of Eneabba (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Regans Ford park area 99 km

At Regans Ford

Just off the highway under shady trees. Opposite the roadhouse.

What's on around town

Market: Bashford St; usually last Sat each month.

Blessing of the Fleet: Nov.

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