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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 grand total of 20,781 kilometres of coastline, including 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.

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Beaches
Beaches
Western Australian beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, including the iconic Cable Beach and Lucky Bay.

Swimming with Dolphins
Swimming with Dolphins
Swimming with wild dolphins is one of the top bucket list experiences and Western Australia is among the best places in the world for magical close encounters.

Diving & Snorkelling
Diving & Snorkelling
Thousands of kilometres of coastline, abundant and varied marine life, a mix of tropical and temperate climates and numerous shipwrecks just offshore, the diving and snorkelling in Western Australia is unbeatable.

Cruising & Sailing
Cruising & Sailing
​​Sailing or cruising Australia’s largest state, longest coastline and some of its greatest rivers offers an incredible diversity of scenery and experiences.

Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Western Australia has one of the longest whale watching seasons in the world, following the annual whale migration from Albany to Broome and the Kimberley.

Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing
Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing
Go kayaking, white water rafting, canoeing or sea kayaking in Western Australia, paddle to Penguin Island, float along the Swan River or ride the Avon River rapids.

Island Getaways
Island Getaways
Western Australia’s idyllic island getaways offer blissful escapes, including Rottnest Island, Penguin Island, Woody Island, the Abrolhos Islands and Dirk Hartog Island.

Surfing
Surfing
Surfing Australia’s west coast, you can catch some of the most consistent, top quality surf breaks on Earth, from Margaret River and Perth to Exmouth in Western Australia.

Wakeboarding & Water Skiing
Wakeboarding & Water Skiing
Get your wakeboarding and water skiing kicks on Western Australia’s rivers, lakes and 20,781-kilometre coastline – from Albany and Esperance to Broome.

Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
On the global windsurfing and kitesurfing stage, Western Australia’s world-class wave and consistent winds create perfect conditions for testing novices and pros alike.

Marine Life Encounters
Marine Life Encounters
Meet eye-to-eye with little penguins, friendly dolphins, turtles, seals, sea lions, manta rays and dugongs or swim with the giant whale shark in Western Australia.

Perth
Perth
Perth is Australia's only capital city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within just 30 minutes of the city

Cable Beach
Cable Beach
Broome's Cable Beach is justifiably world famous for its 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand, turquoise water and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets.

Lucky Bay
Lucky Bay
Australia's whitest beach, Lucky Bay, is also one of Western Australia's most idyllic; the biggest jewel in a string of stunning beaches along the coast of Cape Le Grand National Park.

Recreational Fishing
Recreational Fishing
Recreational fishing in Western Australia offers some of the world’s best deep sea fishing, freshwater fishing and beach fishing challenges and rewards.