It's always summer somewhere in Western Australia.

Abundant sunshine, clear turquoise sea and the whitest Australian beaches can be found all year round on WA’s extensive stretch of coast – a total of 12,500 kilometres of mainland coastline, plus its many islands and archipelagos.

In the capital city of Perth, you’re spoilt with a choice of 19 stunning beaches. The far north is blessed with the world-famous Indian Ocean sunsets of Cable Beach, and the south boasts Australia’s whitest beach, Lucky Bay. That’s not forgetting the idyllic island getaways, luxury cruising escapes and sailing adventures that lie in-between.

Two of Australia’s most treasured World Heritage listed wonders also sit on the coast of WA – Shark Bay and the largest fringing reef on Earth, Ningaloo Reef, not to mention the biodiversity hotspots of Rottnest, the Abrolhos Islands, Dampier Archipelago and Rowley Shoals.

Gaze in awe through your snorkel mask or a glass-bottom boat at the sheer diversity of marine life. Grab a once-in-a-lifetime close encounter with wild dolphins, turtles, manta rays and the biggest fish in the ocean – the gentle whale shark. Witness one of greatest whale migrations on the planet. Or venture beyond the sanctuary zones and enjoy some world-class boat, beach and big-game fishing.

As for the surf, Australia’s west coast is world-renowned among the surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing elite for some of the most consistent, top quality reef breaks, beach breaks and point breaks on Earth. Hit the windsurfing capital of Geraldton, the surfing capital of Margaret River, or go in search of the locals’ best-kept secrets.