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Eagle Bay Soars In The Margaret River Region
 
eagle bayEagle Bay is carefully hidden in the south-west region of Western Australia. Positioned at the tip of the Cape Naturaliste in Geographe Bay, Eagle Bay's location means that it is an ideal base for exploring the majestic Margaret River region. It also enjoys a close proximity to surrounding towns, including Dunsborough, Yallingup and Busselton, which adds to its appeal as the perfect destination for a weekend escape or extended holiday.

Eagle Bay is home to some of the south-west's most picturesque and pristine beaches, making it the resting place of much of Australia's unique marine life. These marine animals call the white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters their home, while these waters also offer perfect opportunities for fishing, swimming or snorkelling. Surfers here will also fall in love with the pleasant blend of wild and composed waves, and there is always one to catch.

Beautiful beaches and waterways won't cut it for some tourists, so they will be pleased to know that as you venture inland, you will come across a wealth of nature walks as well. Explore the headlands, and be sure to take the hike up to the Cape Naturalise Lighthouse. This lighthouse is positioned right on the point where the Indian and Southern Ocean's meet. It will take you past some amazing flora as well as offer some unique bird watching opportunities, allowing you to get back in touch with nature.

Eagle Bay has managed to remain hidden and escape the hordes of tourists, mainly owing to its obvious shortage of local shops. However, for those who do visit the Bay's shores, you will be pleased to know that there is a small town just up the road that offers all the luxuries of your normal seaside town. Dunsborough is home to an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and arts and crafts shops, making it one of the most popular family holiday spots in Western Australia. This town offers the wonder and beauty of Eagle Bay, along with a commercial sense of comfort.

While in town there are multitudes of things to do and places to see. Be sure to place a visit to the HMAS Swan Wreck dive at the top of your "must-do' list, because either snorkelling or scuba diving this wreck will offer you an unforgettable experience. Almost every water activity under the sun can be taken part in at Dunsborough, with the opportunities for family fun, endless.

Eagle Bay really is all about the beaches so you will be pleased to discover several that are great to explore. Bunker Bay is a true surfers paradise, while Shelly Beach will become popular if you are into snorkelling. Meelup Beach is another popular destination for a fun, family day out. The shady picnic areas, easy snorkelling areas and clean BBQ facilities make the day out fun, friendly and unforgettable.

As mentioned previously, Eagle Bay also acts as an ideal base for those wishing to explore the Margaret River Wine Region. This region is blessed is home to countless natural attractions that shine all year round. Although it is most commonly known for its abundance of successful vineyards, the region also boasts a wealth of fresh, local produce. Here, you can sample world-class wines and dine on tasty cuisine creations, which are all made locally with the freshest of ingredients.

Food and wine are just two of the amazing things this beautiful region offers. Since the region stretched from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin, there are many beautiful things in between that are just itching to be discovered. This stunning part of the coastline can best be enjoyed by trekking along the Cape to Cape Track, which extends across the entirety of the region, offering magnificent views throughout. The climate here is perfect pretty much all year round, making walking the track a rewarding and pleasant experience, no matter when you journey it. This experience will introduce you to a wondrous beauty that is characterised by a splendour of native flora and fauna.

Once you have finished your exploration of the beautiful surrounds, head back to the warmth of Eagle Bay, where you will be met with a wide range of accommodation options. Make a choice from tranquil holiday houses, luxury retreats and quaint villas, or get back in touch with nature and pitch a tent in one of the local caravan parks. Whichever style of accommodation you prefer in Eagle Bay, you are sure to feel right at home.

Exploring Eagle Bay and surrounds offers a unique holiday experience that will rank amongst the best of them. The pristine, uncrowded beaches permit you to relax, take it easy and soak up the quiet and peaceful nature of this hidden getaway in comfort and harmony. So for a quiet weekend away, Eagle Bay is the only place to play!

Christine Barton




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