Looking for a holiday with beautiful beaches, fantastic fishing
Jurien Bay was first discovered by Europeans in the 17th century, however it wasn’t named until far later in an expedition led by French sailors from 1801-1803. It was named Jurien Bay by the cartographic surveyor Louis de Freycinet, who mapped and named much of Jurien Bay’s coastline, after Charles Marie Jurien of the French navy. The first settlements occurred in Jurien Bay in the mid 1850’s when the millionaire Walter Padbury took some land in the area. Jurien Bay began to establish itself as a fishing village in the early 1900’s, although it wasn’t until the 1960’s that Jurien Bay began to experience success and early tourism as a result of the crayfish industry taking off.
Jurien Bay is home to one of the best locations for fishing, diving,
Jurien Bay also offers a haven for divers and snorkellers with an abundance of marine life to see! The interpretive snorkel and dive trail
Jurien Bay can also be experienced from the sky with an unforgettable skydiving adventure over the picturesque Coral Coast! Thrill seekers can relish over the fact they will be able to skydive from well over 10 000 feet in the air and then land on a white sandy beach followed by a swim in the turquoise water!
Distance from Perth: 220km North of Perth
Founded: Mid 1850’s
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