Shark Bay Road attractions

Top Choice Marine Reserve in Shark Bay Road

Hamelin Pool

Twenty-nine kilometres along Shark Bay Rd from the Overlander Roadhouse is the turn-off for Hamelin Pool, a marine reserve with the world's best-known colony of stromatolites. These coral-like formations consist of …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Shark Bay Road

Eagle Bluff

About 25km south of Denham, take the unsealed road 4km to this brilliant viewpoint, where a boardwalk allows you vistas that meld pinky-orange cliffs with the azure lagoon below. You may spot turtles, sharks or mant…
Beach in Shark Bay Road

Shell Beach

Some 55km past the Hamelin turn-off is the road to the wide sweep of Shell Beach, where tiny cockle shells, densely compacted over time, were once quarried as building material for places such as the Old Pearler Res…
Landmark in Shark Bay Road

Steep Point

The Australian mainland's most westerly point, accessed by 4WD only via Useless Loop Rd off Shark Bay Rd.
Museum in Shark Bay Road

Telegraph Station

At the tiny Hamelin Pool Caravan Park, this old telegraph station dates from 1884 and houses historical exhibits and possibly the only living stromatolites in captivity. Ask at the park office about visitor access (…