Turquoise Bay

The white sands and stunning aquamarine waters that Turquoise Bay is known for, make this one of the best places for relaxing in Western Australia. About 60 km northwest of Exmouth, it’s part of the Ningaloo Marine Park.

The clear waters make it is a top spot for snorkelling with an amazing diversity of corals, fish and marine life reasonably close to shore. The best time to snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef is at high tide when you’ll be about 1.2m above the coral. Due to the currents, the recommended way to drift snorkel at Turquoise Bay is to enter the water at the south end of the beach. Let the current carry you over the reef gardens for the best viewing. Expect to see turtles, squid, rays, harmless reef sharks and over 500 species of fish in all colours and sizes inhabiting the coral reef.

There are moderate/ strong currents to watch out for around the sandbar. Inexperienced snorkellers should enter the water as part of a supervised tour with experienced people on hand in case they get into difficulty. Fins are recommended to help you exit the water.

Finally, this stunning beach has a car park, picnic area and toilets.

Nearest town/city



  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Restroom/toilets

Submit a correction

More Western Australia beaches in Australia

2022-10-06 22:00:00

Current weather (Thu Oct 6th 22:00)

Clear sky

(Clear sky)
21°C / 70°F

Sea temperature

Turquoise Bay surf forecasts

Turquoise BayFull weather & tide times info »

What did we get wrong?