The Perfect Reset!! Ningaloo Coral Bay

Epic Stay at Ningaloo Coral Bay! Where to start? This place is epic and ticked all of our boxes, we stayed for 8 nights in total as we had traveled a lot of Km’s leading up to our stay and really needed to relax and reset, and what a reset we had it was perfect! 


The site we got was ideal, close to the ablutions, wash points & drinking water! Don’t make the same mistake we did and skim the confirmation email as you’ll find that you can only hook up to bore water here, this was a first for us being new on the road and the first we had come across whilst making our way up to Exmouth.

But don’t stress! You can fill up your drinking water easily with 2 options, 1 on-site and 1 at the petrol station upon entry, both come with a small fee but the water tastes great!

The amenities are very dated but they serve a purpose and we’re cleaned daily, although not all the washing machines work, don’t forget your $1 coins for the laundry or another rookie mistake we made!


Snorkeling on the other hand I’d wicked, in the bay theirs large fish and sting rays swimming super close up to you, we found the water here a little Merkel but we put that down to earlier winds that they had before we arrived, however, we had fun times here and loved lazying around on the beach and going for little local hikes. 

Five Fingers, on the other hand, was out of this world, still now we cannot believe how beautiful and clear the water was, the 4wd track next to the boot ramp that leads to the beach is so much fun, there was an abundance of marine life on this reef, we even got to swim with our first ever Hawksbill turtle the experience was surreal and best of all FREE! We spent the full day here and couldn’t get our son Brody out of the water. 


The fishing here is insane here, we fished at two different locations – off the rocks at the boat ramp & – Mauds landing both of which we found on wiki camps and we weren’t disappointed we were lucky enough to enjoy a fresh fish dinner on two evenings!

We had coffee at Fins cafe every day, it hit the spot and was great as it was located next to the excursions counter! 

We didn’t do any excursions on this part of our travels but there were many to choose from to keep you busy.


Happy hour & food at shades cafe was 10/10! Make sure you get the burger it’s delicious and fresh :), service was friendly and the sunset here was phenomenal, everywhere in Coral Bay is fantastic for sunsets our favorite spots were the sand dunes next to shades cafe and the cliff tops next to the boat ramp, this spots also incredible for the stars if you love to star gaze like we do!

Shopping for Groceries

Coral Bay has everything you need in regards to groceries but is prepared as the prices are very expensive and although we love supporting small villages we feel some things we’re on the extreme side and stupidly overpriced unfortunately you have no choice but to pay them because there is nothing else around! We will definitely go more prepared next time! 

Overall we had the best stay and would highly recommend it to all of our friends 🙂 


Brody age 11 – our budding adventurer – had spent his days fishing off the rocks at the boat ramp and playing tennis with newfound friends. But the ultimate highlight was swimming with Hawksbill Turtles – an unforgettable experience that left him in awe. Ningaloo Coral Bay is a paradise for kids and adults alike, offering endless opportunities for adventure and fun!


Stock up in Carnarvon for all things food! You won’t regret it when you’re cooking up a storm on the beach, or enjoying a meal in the comfort of your own caravan. 


Coral Bay is not only a stunning paradise, but it’s also a place where you can make unforgettable memories. The highlight of our stay was undoubtedly the chance to swim with Hawksbill Turtles, an experience that left us in awe of the majestic creatures. And the best part? The facilities were amazing! With access to phone, WiFi, power, water, toilets, and even a dump point, we never had to worry about a thing. The dog-friendly beach, refreshing pool, and breathtaking scenery made our stay even more enjoyable. Coral Bay truly is a place where you can have it all!