Eagle Bluff

Highlights

  • Elevated viewing platform 
  • Spot sharks, rays, turtles and more in the shallow waters 
  • Bird watch on Eagle Island 
  • Beach Bush Camping

A great place to view rare marine life 

Located approximately 20 km south from Denham, this area is named after the osprey or sea eagles which nest on the rock island just offshore. It boasts a boardwalk which extends over the ocean and from this you can see the Useless Loop salt pile as well as the spectacular Shark Bay wildlife. Dugongs can be seen during the summer months, when they come in close to shore to feed on the massive sea grass meadows in the Shark Bay area.

The warm, shallow waters of this bay abound in fish species such as whiting and mullet which attract dozens of sharks to feed.

The deeper channel water contains many colourful species of coral making it great for snokelling if you don't mind sharing the water with the sharks.

Eagle Bluff also marks the spot where Captain H.M. Denham carved the inscription on a rock in 1858 from which the town derives its name. The rock is now placed in Pioneer Park in the township of Denham because it was fragile and breaking away from the Bluff.

The raised boardwalk also gives views of two small limestone islands once mined for guano and now important breeding bird colonies. The larger island is called Eagle Island.

Eagle Bluff - Bush Camping

Camping at Eagle Bluff is located 2km down the 4km access track to the board walk on your right hand side. Camping at Eagle Bluff is by permit only, permits can be obtained by calling 08 9948 1590 or in person in the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre.    

Permits are charged at $15.00 per vehicle. No consecutive nights can be booked across the four bush camping locations.