Margaret River - A very special place

Sun, Sea and Surf

Eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater is a regular visitor to the Margaret River region, head to the coast and it's easy to see why...
Eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater is a regular visitor to the Margaret River region, head to the coast and it's easy to see why...

Eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater is a regular visitor to the Margaret River region, head to the coast and it's easy to see why...

The calm waters of Geographe Bay are ideal for sailing and watersports
The calm waters of Geographe Bay are ideal for sailing and watersports

The calm waters of Geographe Bay are ideal for sailing and watersports

Conto's Beach is one of the most extraordinary marine landscapes you will ever see
Conto's Beach is one of the most extraordinary marine landscapes you will ever see

Conto's Beach is one of the most extraordinary marine landscapes you will ever see

Everyone surfs in Margaret River
Everyone surfs in Margaret River

Everyone surfs in Margaret River

Playing on the beach is always a winner for the little ones
Playing on the beach is always a winner for the little ones

Playing on the beach is always a winner for the little ones

Explore the ocean...

With 138 kilometres of sparkling coastline, the aquatic western border of the Margaret River region is abundant with life and colour, historic shipwrecks and diverse marine life. From rugged rocky bays, dramatic limestone cliffs, secluded white sandy beaches, calm crystal clear waters to thunderous surf - it’s a captivating aquatic playground just waiting to be explored.

We recommend:

  • Surf: Margaret River is renowned for its epic surf breaks, and with over 70 surf breaks (not including the secret spots) anyone from a beginner to a pro can enjoy the surfing lifestyle. Don’t have a board? Surfing and stand up paddle boarding lessons or surfboard hire are available from a number of local businesses.
  • Get underwater: grab a snorkel and explore the pristine waters and reefs teeming with marine life, or dive down to WA’s most famous shipwreck, the HMAS Swan. Don’t want to get wet? The Busselton Underwater Observatory is eight metres below sea level, so you can explore this enchanting underwater world whilst staying warm and dry.
  • Water sports: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming… take your pick!
  • Fish: the waters of the Margaret River region offer some great fishing – whether it’s off the beach, on a deep-sea charter or in the local waterways – check if you need a license, then tackle up!
  • Beach it:  nothing beats a lazy day on the beach – there are plenty of sheltered bays throughout the region, so pack your umbrella, your esky, and your sunscreen – you’ll never want to leave!

Where to Stay

Margaret River

Beachside Prevelly Villas

Superbly located pet /dog friendly beach house accommodation on the...

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What to Do

Margaret River

Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddle Surfing offers a new and enjoyable experience to...

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