Eighty Mile Beach in Western Australia: turtles, shells, and a beautiful sunset!
Australia is full of beaches. Of course it is, since it’s an island. But I’d never really stopped to consider what that meant before we moved here. Most of the population lives on or near the coast. So the beach is a way of life here, it’s common to take a holiday to the beach since so many of us are within a few hours (or at least less than a day) from the coast. We were so lucky during our travels to see so much of the beautiful coastline in this country. One of my favourite places as we travelled in northern Western Australia was Eighty Mile Beach.
We stayed at the Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park. As most do. It was a dirt road all the way in from the highway, about 10 km if I remember correctly. In this part of Australia the dirt is red. Very red. It sticks to everything.
We only spent two nights here, I think. I’ll never forget the sheer astonishment I felt when I realised all those tracks were turtle tracks. It was so peaceful there, the weather was beautiful, heaps of exploring to be done…everything a beach holiday should be.
If you’re planning a lap around Australia, be sure to add Eighty Mile Beach to your list!