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Address: Shark Bay Road | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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Great Quick Stop, No Facilities

Certainly worth a quick stop. About 100-200m walk from car park (just off the side of the raod 30km from Denham). There is a lookout too about 200-300m towards Denham. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Wuppertal, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went there as a trip stopped for only 20 minutes. It's only a beach with shells. So unspectacular. Unbelievable. I was disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Certainly worth a quick stop. About 100-200m walk from car park (just off the side of the raod 30km from Denham). There is a lookout too about 200-300m towards Denham. The beach is hard, the water calm and protected. Probably not the best place for a long day as there are no facilities or drinking water. Nearest toilets are probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Extraordinary natural phenomenon. Miles and Milne fo shells compacted on the beach that have, I the past, been used as bricked for building.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

After telling my kids my childhood experience of how amazing this beach was, with nothing but shells in every direction (including down), it was a let down to find a flat, very thin layer of shells over sand. At the water's edge the water had cleared the shell to expose sand. Certainly not the mind blowing prior experience. At the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What an amazing area. Excellent informative signs explaining the locations history and how the beach was formed. This makes for a great day trip when planning to see the many areas along the main road.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Initially the family laughed when I suggested we stop here on our way through to Monkey Mia and Denham as they couldn't possibly see what would be so interesting about a beach with shells, after all don't all beaches have shells?! But we were all completely blown away by the sheer interest & beauty of this place. The walk from... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Aptly named, Shell Beach is worth a 20 min stop on your way to or from Monkey Mia. With 100's of millions of tiny shells crunching beneath each of your footsteps, you will marvel at the sheer volume. The beach itself beyond the shells is fairly non-specific, but the shells are worth kneeling down and taking a look.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A brilliant beach, no sand, a vista of a white shelly shoreline, turquoise coloured sea and a brilliant blue tropical sky greeted us the day we visited. The beach is made up of Hamelin Cockle shells which tolerate the highly salty water here. The beach is quite long. There are toilets and excellent interpretation boards explaining the geological and evolution... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Worth dropping by for 15min or so - the beach near the water is made of small tiny shells. The water is very nice and clear, good photo opportunity.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I wish we had had enough time there to go for a dip, but as it was, we had to make do with a short walk along this amazing beach. The shells are just beautiful, and the whole beach gleams white in the sunlight.

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Address: Shark Bay Road | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Denham

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