Swimming, snorkelling and kayaking
Coral Bay's beach is generally sheltered from the prevailing southerly winds and the water is usually calm. There's great snorkelling right off the beach and there are four kayak moorings between 300m and 1.8km from the beach where you can tie up and view some underwater highlights.
Tours, accommodation and other services
A number of operators provide a wide range of tours departing from Coral Bay. Swim with whale sharks or manta rays, see migrating 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. Search for tours at Tourism Western Australia.
Equipment hire, accommodation, restaurants, fuel and general supplies are all available.
Reef Shark Nursery
Walk just 20 minutes north and watch as up to 200 reef sharks congregate in the shallow waters between October and March.
Marine Park Zones and fishing
Coral Bay is adjacent to the Maud Sanctuary Zone of Ningaloo Marine Park - look but don't take. There is a special purpose (shore-based activities) zone immediately to the south where recreational fishing for finfish only and from the shore only is permitted.