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| Via Shark Bay Road, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shell Beach is made up entirely of millions of tiny white Fragum cockle shells.  The shells are up to 10 m deep in places and it takes 4,000 shells to cover 1 square metre of the hyper saline water here where little else could survive. ...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lovetowander_co_uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a short stop. It's no distance from the main road. The interpretive signs are good and it's a fascinating and beautiful place.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wildflower68
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Lovely spot to visit... a little sharp on the toes but beautiful!!! Plenty of beach and the kids loved it!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 108peril
Reviewed October 6, 2019

It helps to visit this beach after visiting the Hamelin Pool (quarry) site, and also the old parts of the Shark Bay Hotel and the nearby "Pearler" restaurant building on the Denham shore-front to see the use of these shells in actual practice. The beach...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank pohcrofter
Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

Great peaceful spot with such a unique experience. Soo many shells 😂 Beautiful scenery and very calm to paddle in the water

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jaccis2019
Reviewed October 1, 2019

Very rare beach with full of shells and no sand, Can walk few kms in the water . Very beautiful place , but no swim

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank samperth2016
Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

This was a beautiful and peaceful lagoon beach, the whole beach is tiny shells which makes for great instagram pics, the water is crystal clear and shallow with no waves, perfect to cool down however the water is very salty due to evaporation so if...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mj_phill
Reviewed October 1, 2019

This beautiful unique location is worth a look. The beach is millions of tiny shells, in a protective cove beautiful for swimming and dog friendly.Good parking suitable for cars as well as motorhomes and cars with caravans.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Koebs888
Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

An amazing natural phenomenon. This place is so beautiful and peaceful. The cove is protected so it’s also great for swimming.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TheGatesClan
Reviewed September 19, 2019

Stayed for two nights at tent landing. Picturesque to say the least. Great fishing, dog friendly. Theresa,at check, was very welcoming and informative. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
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May 21, 2018|
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Response from OliviaC1839 | Reviewed this property |
A tiny IGA. Also if not mistaken only one restaurant in town.
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Mcmonaglechris | Reviewed this property |
Define hot? Depends if you live in the Sahara desert or Alaska as to what you class as hot. Best time of year to visit Shark Bay is April to September. Anything outside that will either be windy as hell, or hot as hadies.