Located at the heart of Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, Coral Bay offers many opportunities to explore the magnificent coral gardens of Ningaloo Marine Park.
Swimming, snorkelling and kayaking
Relax on the beach, swim and snorkel straight from shore in the sheltered waters of Bill’s Bay and Paradise Beach.
Venture further from shore by kayak and snorkel from one of the four kayak moorings. Distance to moorings vary from 300m to 1.8km from the beach. For more visit the Coral Bay info hut.
Explore further and visit one of the nearby pristine beaches including Oyster Bridge, The Lagoon, Five Finger Reef and Maud’s Landing, accessible by four-wheel drive.
Tours, accommodation and other services
A number of operators provide a wide range of tours departing from Coral Bay. Swim with whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales, view the reef from a glass bottom boat. Join a snorkel or dive tour, cruise on a catamaran, take a scenic flight or learn to scuba dive.
Equipment hire, accommodation, restaurants, fuel and general supplies are all available.
Reef Shark Nursery
Walk just 20 minutes north along the beach at Bill’s Bay and watch as up to 200 reef sharks congregate in the shallow waters between October and March.
Coral Bay is adjacent to the Maud Sanctuary Zone. Shore-based fishing (finfish only) is permitted in the special purpose (shore-based activities) zone south of Bill’s Bay along Paradise Beach. Download the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area map or the Marine Parks WA app for marine park zoning and activities permitted in these zones or visit the Fisheries website.
The Coral Bay boat ramp is approximately 2.5 km south of Coral Bay settlement. This facility provides a well established boat ramp for visitors to launch and retrieve vessels entering Ningaloo Marine Park.