The Cape’s tranquil, turquoise curves. Pic:

Sandy Cape’s one of those spots that often goes overlooked by tourers planning more ambitious expeditions up the west coast.

It’s only a little over 200km north of Perth, just past Cervantes and Jurien Bay, and can be reached in less than three hours from the West Oz capital.

This spot’s ideal if you’re hankering for a straight up beach getaway. Camping in the dunes, cruising the beaches, casting a line and cooling off in the surf.

The campground here is basic but offers everything you need. Be aware that the word is getting out about this spot, and the little campground can often be packed out during peak holiday times.


4WDING is on offer on the endless beach runs as well as a network of narrow sandy tracks that lead to a couple of alternate 4WD access only campsites.

FISHING is possible from the beach out front of the campground with an array of species on offer. Aussie salmon are a staple catch out here, and whiting turn up in better numbers during summer.


LOCATION: 238km north of Perth, access is via National Route 1.

CAMPING can be at a premium during busy holiday times and long weekends. Plan to arrive early to secure your spot. A small fee is payable daily via honesty box or otherwise the caretaker comes around to collect fees each morning.

FUEL is available in Perth.

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