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Eighty Mile Beach travel guide: 11 things to do in Eighty Mile Beach

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At 220 kilometres, Eighty Mile Beach is the longest uninterrupted beach in Western Australia. Located just a few hours northeast of Port Hedland, Eighty Mile Beach provides a relaxing beachside escape for local, interstate and international travellers.

There are activities for people of all ages, including birdwatching, hiking, swimming, fishing, and so much more. If you’re booked in to stay with Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park, speak to our friendly and knowledgeable park staff during your visit for updates on local events and attractions.

If you’re looking to plan your next adventure, read through our travel guide which includes 11 things to do in Eighty Mile Beach.

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Things to do in Eighty Mile Beach

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Summer Dec, Jan, Feb 26°C - 34°C
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Winter Jun, Jul, Aug 14°C - 30°C
Spring Sep, Oct, Nov 19°C - 33°C

Eighty Mile Beach national parks and nature walks

Large mangroves growing in the sea at Cape Keraundren near Eighty Mile Beach, WA.

Large mangroves growing in the sea at Cape Keraundren near Eighty Mile Beach, WA.

Those wanting to spend lots of time outdoors won't be disappointed with a trip to Eighty Mile Beach. Here are a few spots and activities to help you enjoy the area's natural beauty.

1. Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve

The Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve is 116 kilometres from Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park. The drive, which takes about an hour and a half, is definitely worth it for nature lovers.

The reserve is located in Port Hedland and accessible via Cape Keraudren Access Road. The area is known for its beautiful beach, fishing spots, swimming, and magnificent views.

2. Eighty Mile Beach Walk

This beautiful coastal walk is 5.1 kilometres out and back. It's a pleasant way to explore the natural beauty that Eighty Mile Beach has to offer.

The Eighty Mile Beach Walk is considered moderately challenging, so it may not be suitable for young children or people with mobility issues. It's also important to note that dogs aren't permitted on the trail.

Eighty Mile Beach water and beach activities

Just a short walk from Eighty Mile Beach to the coastline.

Just a short walk from Eighty Mile Beach to the coastline.

Looking to spend lots of time in the water or on the beach? Here are a few activities to put on your bucket list of things to do at Eighty Mile Beach.

3. Fishing at Eighty Mile Beach

Fishing is one of the most popular things to do in Eighty Mile Beach.

There are several fishing spots at Eighty Mile Beach, including many offshore locations and a small creek that's accessible along the beach via a four-wheel drive. You'll find several types of fish at Eighty Mile Beach, with the most notable being its threadfin salmon.

4. Shell collecting on the shore

Eighty Mile Beach is a prime location in WA for shell collecting. This massive beach is covered in uniquely stunning shells that tell their own story. They're a great way to learn and teach your children about marine life.

It's also one of the most budget-friendly ocean activities out there!

5. Birdwatching at Eighty Mile Beach

One of the major draws to Eighty Mile Beach is birdwatching.

Eighty Mile Beach is one of the most important shorebird sites in the country, as hundreds of thousands of them come to the beach each year to feed. These huge flocks of migratory seabirds are comprised of over 20 different species, including red knots, great knots, Terek sandpipers, and red-capped plovers.

Eighty Mile Beach art galleries and culture

A shipping vessel off the coast of Port Hedland in Western Australia.

A shipping vessel off the coast of Port Hedland in Western Australia.

As Eighty Mile Beach is about 220 kilometres long, naturally there are a handful of small communities along or near the coastline. This includes rural communities like Lagrange Bay, Pardoo, De Grey, and the much more populated town of Port Hedland.

These towns have a lot to offer in terms of cultural activities.

6. Rabbit Proof Fence

Just a 15-minute drive from Pardoo is the famous Rabbit Proof Fence, also known as the State Barrier Fence of Western Australia. The fence was originally constructed between 1901 and 1907 to keep rabbits and other pests out of WA pastoral areas.

Not too much remains of this historical landmark today, but it's still worth a visit if you're in the area.

7. The Junction Co. Inc.

Port Hedland is a relatively long drive (a few hours) from Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park. Still, it's a great place to drive to if you want to get supplies or enjoy some amazing art galleries.

The Junction Co. Inc. is one of a few in this charming town. It's distinct for its frequent events, courses, and gorgeous paintings.

8. Art. Metal Animals

Art. Metal Animals offers just that — sculptures of life-sized animals made out of different types of metal. The sculptures are really impressive, and the place is a great spot for families.

9. Spinifex Hill Studio

The Spinifex Hill Studio is home to one of the youngest Aboriginal art collectives in the region, the Spinifex Hill Artists. They're incredibly passionate about preserving and promoting the local culture and heritage through their community project space.

Eighty Mile Beach cafes and restaurants

Aerial view over Port Hedland in Western Australia.

Aerial view over Port Hedland in Western Australia.

There aren't too many restaurants near Eighty Mile Beach, but you can find some lovely places if you're able to make the drive to Port Hedland!

10. Dome Café

Dome Café is a great spot for adults and kids alike. They have menus that appeal to diners of all ages and taste buds. Whether you want a burger and fries, soup, a parmie, or pancakes, you'll probably find it at Dome Café in Port Hedland. They also offer an impressive variety of drinks, including milkshakes, espressos, teas, and more.

11. Bernie's Place

Craving some delicious home-cooked food? Look no further than Bernie's Place in Port Hedland.

This small restaurant offers visitors a peaceful atmosphere and a great selection of flavourful Indonesian food, including noodles, chilli, meat dishes, and much more.

Enjoy rest and relaxation at Eighty Mile Beach

Part of what makes Eighty Mile Beach so appealing is that it's quite remote. This, of course, means that there aren't too many accommodation options available.

Summerstar Tourist Parks is proud to offer lovely cabins, along with 150 grassed, shaded, and powered sites and 50 unpowered sites. Our Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park is just one of our many locations across Western Australia. It's located right on the beachfront and within reasonable driving distance of the various activities listed above.

What's not to love?

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Frequently asked questions

  • Where is Eighty Mile Beach?

    Eighty Mile Beach is located in the North West of Western Australia, part of the Pilbara region. It sits between the two more well-known towns of Port Hedland and Broome. If you’re driving from Perth, the trip will take approximately 19 hours. Alternatively, you can fly up to Broome and rent a vehicle, with Eighty Mile Beach being a 4-hour drive South West.

  • What are the best experiences in Eighty Mile Beach?

    Things to do in Eighty Mile Beach:

    • National parks and nature walks
    • Water and beach activities
    • Art galleries and culture
    • Cafes and restaurants

    Check out our Eighty Mile Beach Travel Guide for more info.

  • How can I book accommodation in Eighty Mile Beach?

    Accommodation at Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park can be booked directly on the Summerstar Tourist Park website. Book Now »

14 October 2022

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