You are here: Home Beachside
Beachside
PDF Print E-mail

port-gregory

Port Gregory

Port Gregory, located 47km northwest of Northampton along a sealed road. Port Gregory provides a beautiful scenic drive through hills and valleys and wildflowers in Spring. The sheltered waters and exposed reef at low tide are a feature of the endless white beach and are adjacent to the stunning Pink Lake.

The Pink Lake gets its spectacular colour from the algal blooms of the microscopic algae Dunaliella salina. Dunaliella salina algae bloom when conditions are salty, sunny and warm, as found in the Hutt Lagoon near Port Gregory. The algae produce carotenoids to protect themselves from these harsh conditions and the carotenoids are what gives the lakes their unusual and beautiful colours.

The algae is cultivated and harvested in the Hutt Lagoon and the natural mix of carotenoids (including beta and alpha carotene, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin) are extracted. These are then sold world-wide for use in dietary supplements, aquaculture feeds and as a natural food colouring.

Within the townsite of Port Gregory you will find a children's play area, family barbeque equipment and beachside shelters Enjoy the beach, fishing, diving, safe boat anchorage and launching and don't forget to try and catch the one that got away from the local jetty.

The local Port Gregory General Store is open 7 days a week and offers fishing tackle and bait, ice, liquor, take away food and snacks, souveniers and beachwear. Phone (08) 99351013.

Close to Port Gregory is the Lynton townsite, a historic settlement built by convicts in the mid-19th century. This convict hiring station employed convicts to work at the local Geraldine Mine and local pastoral stations. Some of the buildings have been restored and the convict hiring depot, Sanfords House and the old barn are a must see when visiting the area. For more information on Lynton contact (08) 9935 1040.

Enjoy an unforgettable day of fun, discovery and adventure exploring Wagoe Beach on a guided self-drive Quad Bike Tour. By being part of this guided Quad Bike Tour you will not only experience a pristine part of the Western Australian coastline, you will also get to ride your own 4 wheel motor-bike. Wagoe Beach is situated 20k’ms south of Kalbarri adjoining the Kalbarri National Park This tour is designed for the novice as well as for the more accomplished riders.For more information contact Wagoe Beach Quad Bike Tours on 08 99366060 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
PDF Print E-mail

horrocks

Horrocks Beach

Horrocks Beach is only a short 22km drive from Northampton. This is a perfect spot for holidaying families of all ages with a beautiful beach which is perfect for swimming, fishing, surfing, diving, windsurfing and beachside fun. Take your boat out and see if you can catch the big one! Or maybe throw in a Craypot and enjoy some fresh ocean Crayfish. If you are the sporting type you will find tennis courts and a golf course all close by. Adjacent to the safe swimming beach and jetty is an adventure playground and community kitchens with BBQ facilities. Visit the lookout to check for Humpback Whales on their migration during the Spring and early Summer.

During your drive to Horrocks Beach you may be interested to take a short trip to see the aboriginal paintings. Turning into Bowes River road you will also see some interesting rock formations.