Monkey Mia Beach
Monkey Mia is a popular beach 25km northeast of Denham within the World Heritage Site of Shark Bay Marine Park. The main attraction is the bottlenose dolphins that can be seen close to shore.
Rangers provide fish that visitors can feed to the dolphins in the mornings but the dolphins often visit the beach at other times too. Due to their friendly nature, rangers supervise any interactions between swimmers and dolphins in this extraordinary wildlife experience.
Researchers are also based at the bay to study the behaviour of these marine mammals which are believed to number about 3000 in the bay area.
Other activities include canoeing and kayaking, swimming, fishing and bushwalking. There’s a Visitor Centre where you can learn more about the dolphins and the other features of the Marine Park. Keen walkers can hike to Red Cliff Bay in Francois Peron National Park.
There is an admission fee to enter Monkey Mia and there are good facilities including rest rooms and food vendors.
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