Best WA beach named

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era and Kent Acott

An Ex­mouth bay has been named the best beach in WA and fifth best na­tion­wide in a list of the top 25 coastal spots in Aus­tralia.

Turquoise Bay in Ex­mouth rated highly on TripAdvisor’s an­nual Trav­ellers’ Choice Awards list re­leased last week, which de­scribed it as a beau­ti­ful beach with turquoise wa­ters and white sand where peo­ple could snorkel among colour­ful co­ral and abun­dant fish species.

Ex­mouth Vis­i­tor Cen­tre man­ager Kristy BryanSmith said she was not sur­prised at the beach, which she called “the jewel of the Cape Range Na­tional Park”, had gained such high recog­ni­tion.

“Turquoise Bay of­fers the unique com­bi­na­tion of white, sandy beaches with fan­tas­tic co­ral snorkelling only me­tres from the shore­line,” she said.

“Com­bine this with the calm, crys­tal clear wa­ters of the Nin­ga­loo Reef la­goon and it’s easy to see why Turquoise Bay is such a pop­u­lar spot for visi­tors.”

Ms Bryan-Smith said the beach was also kept pris­tine un­der its special pro­tec­tion sta­tus as part of the Nin­ga­loo Marine Park’s Mandu Sanc­tu­ary Zone.

One TripAdvisor re­viewer said the beach was “to­tally un­spoilt, it lived up to its name”, while an­other called it “a bit of par­adise”.

Turquoise Bay beat out stiff com­pe­ti­tion from the seven other WA beaches, all from re­gional ar­eas, that made the list, in­clud­ing Ca­ble Beach in Broome (sev­enth), Greens Pool in Den­mark (11th), Cape Le Grand Na­tional Park near Esper­ance (13th), Lit­tle Beach near Al­bany (15th), Co­ral Bay (19th) and Meelup Beach near Duns­bor­ough (22nd).

Turquoise Bay pic­ture sup­plied by TripAdvisor.

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