Exmouth Australia

Exmouth Australia is on the northern gateway to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, and is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park. Visitors come from around the world to swim with the gentle giants of the sea – the whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales.

Divers and snorkelers will want to visit Ningaloo Reef, the largest fringing reef in Australia. The Exmouth Navy Pier is referred to as the aquarium without glass. Here you will see more species of fish than any other diving site. Beautiful Cape Range National Park has breathtaking canyons, limestone ranges and 50 kilometers of coastline. Wildlife such as emus, wallaroos, red kangaroos, dingoes, echidnas and a variety of birds and reptiles are sighted daily.

Exmouth Weather – When to Visit

Winter (May thru October) is the most popular time to visit the Pilbara region of Australia’s North West. Daytime temperatures range from 68°F to 86°F, perfect for enjoying all outdoor activities. On the coast, nights are cool with fresh breezes, while inland the wind off the desert can see temperatures a little chillier.

For the best whale sharks and humpback whales, the best time to visit the Ningaloo Reef is between the end of March and October. April and July are the best time if you are wanting to snorkel with a whale shark. August thru October is the best time to see humpback whales up close.

Best Exmouth Area Beaches

Budleigh Salterton Beach, Exmouth Australia, best Australia beaches, best beaches in Exmouth, best Exmouth hotels, best Exmouth restaurants, best Exmouth bars, best Exmouth Tours & Activities
Budleigh Salterton Beach

Swimming is safe and the water clear, families can relax here, with the beach side cafes, beach huts and the rocks at Ottermouth giving parents and children plenty to explore.

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Sandy Bay Beach, Exmouth Australia, best Australia beaches, best beaches in Exmouth, best Exmouth hotels, best Exmouth restaurants, best Exmouth bars, best Exmouth Tours & Activities
Sandy Bay Beach

Ideal for families, this sandy beach offers a great location to spend some quality time. Along the shore there are rock pools ideal for crabbing in. The beach is great for swimming and water sports, and there are lifeguards during the summer months.

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Exmouth Beach, Exmouth Australia, best Australia beaches, best beaches in Exmouth, best Exmouth hotels, best Exmouth restaurants, best Exmouth bars, best Exmouth Tours & Activities
Exmouth Beach

Exmouth Beach is well celebrated for its two miles of golden sand, rare on this coast and fascinating rock pools it's a paradise for children and adults alike. Exmouth Beach has plenty of water sports – kite surfing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding and windsurfing. 

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Bundegi Beach

Bundegi Beach is calm and pristine. Bundegi Beach has boat launching facility and ample parking for boat trailers, located at the southern end of Bundegi. A perfect beach for SUPing, Kayaking, fishing and relaxing.

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Pebble Beach, Exmouth Australia, best Australia beaches, best beaches in Exmouth, best Exmouth hotels, best Exmouth restaurants, best Exmouth bars, best Exmouth Tours & Activities
Pebble Beach

Pebbles cover this beach, fantastic for beach combing, uncovering unique, smooth pebbles. The access road is dirt and a two wheel car can drive to the beach. 4wds can access the beach.

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Best Exmouth Tours & Activities by Viator

Turtle Tours on the Ningaloo Reef with 1/2 Day Cruise

While vacationing in Exmouth, don’t waste precious time getting to snorkel sites on the World Heritage–listed Ningaloo Reef. This small-group tour departs from Bundegi Beach aboard the “Immersion,” a high-speed vessel. The crew makes sure you’re well looked after and made to feel as comfortable as possible, both in and out of the water. Visit here for more information on the Ningaloo Reef Turtle Tour & 1/2 Day Cruise.

Muiron Islands, Ningaloo Reef Snorkeling & Wildlife Adventure

The Muiron Islands provide a peaceful sanctuary for a myriad of species of marine and bird life. A fantastic place to explore the stunning snorkel sites and search for wildlife to interact with. This tour will be an experience to remember with a great combination of adventure and relaxation. Visit here for more information on the Muiron Islands & Ningaloo Reef Tour.

Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim on Luxury Sailing Catamaran

Experience the thrill of spotting a whale shark—the largest fish in the world—during this catamaran sail in World Heritage–listed Ningaloo Reef. A professional photographer takes photos above and below the water while you swim at a safe distance from these gentle giants. Spend your day snorkeling, relaxing on deck, stand-up paddle boarding, or kayaking. Visit here for more information on the Ningaloo Whale Shark Swim.

Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Snorkeling Adventure from Exmouth

Western Australia’s World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast has some of the world’s most beautiful reefs swarming with marine life. With this tour, skip generic snorkeling outings and head straight for the elusive whale sharks. Swim with the gentle giants as they make their way along the country’s west coast during their annual migration during the period from March to August. Visit here for more information on this Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour.

Humpback Whale Sunset Cruise

From August to November, observe pods of humpback whales—adults and calves—that filter feed in Exmouth Gulf before continue their migratory journey south. Ride into the sunset on this whale-watching cruise and see these mammals in their natural habitat. Look for tail slaps, breaches, and bubble blowing from the deck while you enjoy a selection of gourmet platters and refreshments. Crew members provide insightful commentary throughout the evening. Visit here for more information on the Humpback Whale Sunset Cruise.

Best Exmouth Restaurants

Whalebone Brewing Company $11 – 30

Locally brewed beer and delicious pizza in a family friendly atmosphere. The ideal place to kick off your thongs and relax with some mates after a busy day exploring the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast. Telephone: 61 457 447 117 Web: Whalebone Brewing Company

Ningaloo Bakehouse & Cafe Under $10

Walk into Exmouth’s Ningaloo Bakehouse & Cafe and you could well be walking into the best cafe in any city, in any of the past three decades. Established since 1963, the bakery has all the Cafe delights and an alfresco eating area outside. Telephone: 61 8 9949 2009 Web: Ningaloo Bakehouse & Cafe

Adrift Cafe $11 – 30

The concept behind Adrift Cafe is to provide simple, rustic, fresh food made with love. Their chef and owner Matt has been working as a chef for the past 20 years, so he knows the local produce very well, and is reflected on the menu. Telephone: 61 8 9949 2058 Web: Adrift Cafe

Whalers Restaurant $11 – 30

Serving the finest local seafood, steaks and produce available, Whalers prides itself on fresh, honest flavors while providing a relaxed, family friendly dining experience. Live music is a regular feature at the restaurant. Telephone: 61 8 9949 2416 Web: Whalers Restaurant

Froth Craft Brewery $11 – 30

Australian cuisine paired with craft beer, brewed on-site. Delicious brews, high quality fresh local produce and artisan coffee all served in a warm rustic setting. Regular live music, kids play area and various entertainment. Telephone: 61 8 9949 1451 Web: Froth Craft Brewery

Best Exmouth Bars

Froth Craft Brewery

Quench your thirst at this microbrewery with a pint of pale ale, IPA, amber ale or kölsch. Enjoy live music along with great burgers. Telephone: 61 8 9949 1451 Web: Froth Craft Brewery

Whalebone Brewing Company

Owned and operated by two local families with a love of craft beer who wanted to bring beer back to what it should be; a great, refreshing, true to style brew. They have great pizza, a kids play area and great tunes. Telephone: 0457 447 117 Web: Whalebone Brewing Company

Potshot Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing Beer in our front bar named after Cyclone Vance which completely destroyed it in March 1999. Open from 10.00am to late 7 nights per week. Telephone: 08 9949 1200 Web: Potshot Hotel

Cadilacs Bar & Grill

This is Exmouth's country bar. Burgers, banjos and a little bit of country music. Telephone: 61 8 9949 1000 Web: Cadilacs Bar & Grill

Best Exmouth Hotels

26 Comments

  1. Bogadi

    It is beautiful and breath taking . Exmouth Australia is certainly a place to visit . Thank you for this article ,it was eye opening and refreshing especially from the lockdowns, one really need to go and chill around a place like this to recover from all the covid stress.This article has all the info to make a vacation to this destination a pleasant success. Thank you 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome and yes, Exmouth….well all of Australia is beautiful and I don’t think you could have a bad experience anywhere here.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. LineCowley

    This is such an inspiring post to start planning a trip to Exmouth in Australia. I love going to Australia and have been to the east coast a few times, but never to the north west. So Exmouth will definitely be added as a destination in Australia when I start planning the holiday. 

    Most Australian beaches are to die for and it certainly looks as if Exmouth will not disappoint me. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I don’t think you would go wrong anywhere in Australia 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Ann

    I really want to visit Sandy Bay Beach and Exmouth Beach. I have been fascinated with the drone video you included on your post and I also have some ideas for taking pictures with drones. 

    I’m a photographer and I want to take advantage of how important sites look now that COVID-19 is around. I way not be able to take these pictures ever again.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I hope you don’t have to take pictures when Covid is here.  I want it gone LOL  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  4. Alblue

    Hi and thank you for explaining what we do at Exmouth Australia. I’ve been dreaming to go there in the next year or so, especially after this pandemic has been ended. I plan to go cruising there with my family. The view seems nice 🙂 Also, are there any vegetarian restaurants nearby? Thank you for the answer

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I think you will love it!  You can get a good vegetarian meal at the Adrift Cafe or Sea Salt.  There are probably other as well.  But don’t miss these two.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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  5. Aparna

    Hi Leahrae,

    This is such an interesting website with fabulous content. I especially liked the writeup about Exmouth Australia. You have taken pains to provide so much good information about the various places and resorts where one can visit and stay. Australia looks really beautiful and though I have visited about 25 countries around the world, I have not been fortunate enough to travel to Australia. Let’s hope I get a chance soon after this COVID scare is over.

    Thanks.

    Aparna

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wow, all those beautiful countries you visited, yet not Australia.  Time to go!  Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Ezra Mtambeka

    What wildlife can one expect to see in the above mention destinations? Having to see wildlife really improves my experience more especially if I visit a place outside my continent. I have heard a lot about Pebble Beach from sitcoms and all. I can say that it is my first time actually reading a an article about the place and I am convinced that I will enjoy my stay there. Great article. I loved it. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Hi Ezra, there is plenty of wildlife.  Whale sharks, turtles, a huge variety of colorful fish, humpback whales, and dugong underwater.  On land of course you have the kangaroo, wallaby, dingo, bungarra and echidna 🙂  No convincing needed!  You will love Exmouth and Australia in general.  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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  7. Nuttanee

    I always wanted to visit Australia again. Last time I did all the touristy places it was fun and all but I found out later that Australia has so many things to offer than Sydney. Thanks for sharing about Exmounth and the itinerary. This time I will rent a car and just drive around and enjoy the beautiful beaches. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will have a lot of fun doing that!  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  8. Bruce

    This is a really interesting and resourceful are to read, I’m a big fan of traveling and it’s been a thing in my family for us to travel over time to different places around the world, I’m an online business owner so I literally work remotely so it doesn’t affect. Exmouth Australia will be a perfect place to be, the activities and fun are gonna ask unlimited, I’ll look into planning to go there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Bruce!  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  9. Suz

    My kind of travel destination really and it would be a very big dream come through for me if I am able to take a trip down to a place like this where I would be able to enjoy the gracious scenery and also to tap into the beauty that is the beach and if I go with a lover, it will be a good time for romance.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It would be a great time for romance 🙂  I am glad you enjoyed.  Thanks for visiting my Exmouth Australia post.

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  10. Justin

    Hello Leahrea, thanks for this very nice and clear article, I really felt like I was already there while I was reading through because the beach part of this article was really great and I’m a lover of nature it felt so real. I would really love to visit Australia because its indeed a fine place and there are places I would like to visit 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Australia is definitely a great place if you like beaches.  The perfect place to enjoy the sun, sand and sea for sure.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  11. Beesean

    Finding the right beach to relax on and work on getting a tan seems like a trivial affair but is actually something that much thought should be given into. Planning an enjoyable vacation also includes picking the ideal vacation spot so it’s great that you’ve recommended and given a thorough review of the relaxation destinations. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you and glad you enjoyed 🙂  

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  12. Nath

    Wow! Wow! Wow! This is an absolute shocker for me. This looks so much beautiful that I am rather fearful abit concerning it. If I can, I will definitely want to get myself into something like this. Being in a place like this definitely will settle your mind. This Exmouth Australia is definitely a go to on my to do list right now. thanks

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Nath, you won’t be disappointed.  Please let me know if you need any additional information and thanks for visiting my Exmouth Australia guide.

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  13. Dave Fuller

    Hi Leahrae.  Wow! I live for beaches.  I would love to plan my next vacation somewhere in the world.  Not sure where though.  Your site is a good place to start.  I have been to Perth Australia many years ago.  Alot like the states.  When I am ready to begin planning I will definately check out your site.  I read your bio and appreciate your passion for beach travel.  My wife and I spend a week last year on Maui at the Kapalu Bay Villas right next to the beach.  What a wonderful place.  By the way, thank you for showing so many pictures.  Make a beach dreamer dream and want to go there.  I am originally from Oregon.  Perhaps I am bias because I grew up there, but I am very fond of the Oregon coast.  It is a great place for vacation.  I see that you posted information on your site.  Good to know…

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      First I want to thank you for taking the time to leave me some great comments.  I too, live for the beach.  The Oregon coast is beautiful.  I would live there except for the rain.  So here I am in sunny Florida just 10 minutes away from the beach 🙂  Glad you enjoyed!

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