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Horrocks travel guide: 9 things to do in Horrocks

Horrocks WEATHER

Horrocks is a small sleepy fishing village which is usually off the radar for international tourists. It’s the perfect location for visitors seeking a true rural beachside town without the hustle and bustle of large city life. If you’re seeking a hidden gem perfect for swimming, 4WDing and great photo opportunities, Horrocks Beach is the place to be.

So, are you looking for things to do in Horrocks?

Summerstar has put together the ultimate Horrocks travel guide for visitors to the region. Better yet, you can book your Horrocks accommodation and experiences right here on the Summerstar website – it doesn’t get much easier than that!

Find things to do in Horrocks below.

Horrocks accommodation

Things to do in Horrocks

Horrocks weather

Find the best season to book a trip to Horrocks.

Summer Dec, Jan, Feb 15°C - 35°C
Autumn Mar, Apr, May 12°C - 33°C
Winter Jun, Jul, Aug 8°C - 22°C
Spring Sep, Oct, Nov 8°C - 28°C

Horrocks activities map

Horrocks water activities

Horrocks Water Activities

Grab the rod and bait before heading coastal for some brilliant fishing opportunities.

Recently named one of Australia’s top mainland beaches, Horrocks Beach is the perfect location for fishing enthusiasts, swimmers, divers and more. Cast your reel right off the beach or small jetty and real in some delicious edible fish. Or, jump in the 4WD and travel to a more secluded location for a swim or windsurfing. When looking for things to do in Western Australia, Horrocks is perfect for travellers seeking a secluded and relaxed escape.

1. Horrocks beach fishing

Horrocks Beach may be a sleepy little fishing village, but it’s the perfect location to catch all your favourite fish. While beach fishing in Horrocks, you may reel in include Dhufish, snapper, cod, mackerel and groper.

2. Swimming at Horrocks beach

Horrocks Beach is the perfect spot to cool off and relax after a day adventuring around the local area. With calm warm waters and small jetties off the coastline, slip, slop and slap before having a splash. The swimming beach is not patrolled by professional surf lifesavers, so travel in groups and keep an eye out for each other.

Horrocks food, drinks and restaurants

horrocks food drinks restaurants

Fish and chips by the beach? You can't say no to that!

A small quaint town right on the beach, Horrocks does not have any large restaurants or dining halls. However, it is home to some of the best fish and chips in the state and has a general store for all your essentials.

3. Horrocks Beach General Store

Stop in at the Horrocks Beach General Store, located just over the road from Horrocks Beach Caravan Park, for all the staples such as bread, milk and snacks.

4. Horrocks fish & chips

Horrocks Beach General Store also has some of the most delicious fish and chips in the state. Stop in and grab a serving to enjoy down on the beach as you watch the sunset.

Horrocks sporting clubs and recreation

horrocks sporting clubs recreation

Try your hand at some relaxing lawn bowls during your visit to Horrocks.

Horrocks Community Centre has a few recreational and sporting facilities available to the local community and people visiting Horrocks.

5. Horrocks golf course

The 9-hole golf course is great for amateur golfers as well as kids and families wanting to give it a try. Speak to the team at Horrocks Community Centre for more information.

6. Horrocks tennis & lawn bowls

Just north of Horrocks Beach Caravan Park, you’ll find Horrocks Community Centre which has a few great recreation facilities for adults and kids. Try your hand at lawn bowls, play tennis on the court or give basketball a shot with a half-court available.

Horrocks outdoor activities

horrocks outdoor adventures

Jump in your 4WD, load up the kids and make your way to Little Bay, just north of Horrocks.

Horrocks is the ideal location for travellers in a 4WD. Drop off your caravan or camper trailer at Horrocks Beach Caravan Park and head out to some more secluded locations up or down the coral coastline.

7. 4WD north to Little Bay

Little Bay just north of Horrocks is a small sheltered camping site that is only accessible via 4WD. With large limestone cliffs and endless beaches with calm clear water, it’s a visitor favourite when travelling through Horrocks, Western Australia.

8. 4WD south to Bowes River Mouth

Approximately an hour drive south of Horrocks along the beach and you will end up at Bowes River Mouth. This section of the coastline is where the Bowes River enters the Indian Ocean. This spot is quite difficult to travel to, however, if you are experienced in 4WDing off-road, you can reach it.

9. Willigully Caves rock art

Adventure out to the Willygully Caves to experience rich Indigenous culture in the fort of rock art. The rock art was created by the Nhanda people to communicate their traditions, ideas and values.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Where is Horrocks?

    Horrocks is located approximately 500km North of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. By car, the trip to Horrocks will take you approximately 5.5 hours from Perth.

  • What are the best experiences in Horrocks?

    Things to do in Horrocks:

    • Water activities
    • Food, drinks and restaurants
    • Sporting clubs and recreation
    • Outdoor activities

    Check out our Horrocks Travel Guide for more info.

  • How can I book accommodation in Horrocks?

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

4 March 2020

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