Located 830km by sealed road fromPerth, Shark Bay offers sun drenched beaches, unbelievable fishing and pristine bays, inlets and lagoons. Strong summer winds generate a moderate climate along the coast during summer with temperatures averaging 30-33 degrees C and delightful warm winters of 20-25 degrees C from June to September.
Beginning as a pearling settlement called Freshwater camp, Denham was gazetted as a town by the Western Australian Government in May 1898. Today as Shark Bay's commercial centre, Denham offers a range of accomodation, restaurants, shops and the Shark Bay Visitors Centre where you can get all the up to date information and make bookings for your holiday activities and accomodation. The Visitors Centre can also book ahead for your next port of call.
Other activities include safe swimming beaches, tours and fishing cruises, recreational and service jetties, camel rides, and the nearby Ocean Park oceanarium and Little Lagoon picnic or fishing spot.
For children a skateboard park and mini golf course are located near Denham's Oval with several parks offering playground facilities.
A safe beach is located in front of the Denham Seaside Tourist Village, however great swimming and snorkelling spots are scattered throughout the bay.
Activities and Things to do in Denham.......
Bush and Beach Walking- Pristine beaches ideal for swimming. Wildflowers in Spring.
BirdWatching on Peron Peninsula. Upwards of 230 bird species are found in Shark Bay
Cycling-An active wayto see Denham. Ride along the beachfront to Little Lagoon and Ocean Park
Go fishing and catch squid on the town jetty or beachfront. Fishing Cjarters and Boat Hire available. Explore Bar Flats, Heirisson and Bellefin prongs or head towards Dirk Hartog Island, Turtle Bay and Cape Inscription
Tour Ocean Park Natural Marine Exhibition
Visit Pioneer Park, the Wind Turbines or Shark Bay Fish Factory
Children's playground at Denham Foreshore and the Skate Park at the town oval
Peron Homestead& Hot Tubs-Relax and unwind in the twilight hours
4WD in Francois Peron National Park and see Herald Bight, Skipjack Point Lookout, Bottle Bay, Gregories, Cattle Well, Cape Peron and Big Lagoon. Visit Steep Point- the most westerly locationof Australia's mainland. Car and 4WD hire available
Sailing,WInd Surfing, Kite Boarding, snorkelling, swimming and fishing are popular activities
Scenic flights-See Shark Bay from the air
Turtle Breeding-Loggerhead and Green Turtles hatch in April&May on Dirk Hartog Island. Turtle Bay is a major nesting site
Shell Beach-120km of pure white beach created by Caediid cockle shells
Explore Nanga Bay, Eagle Bluff, Fowlers Camp, Whalebone, Goulet Bluff and the historic Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station. Observation boardwalk for viewing of Stromatolites-considered living fossils and part of the Earth's evolutionary history