Coral Bay is located about 14 hours north of Perth. Super popular with everyone and as such super busy and noisy.
There are a few caravan parks to choose from and they all provide small cramped sites packed bumper to bumper. You can also look forward to multiple people cranking their stereos as soon as the sun goes down, it’s almost like clockwork. 😂
We spoilt ourselves straight away with a seafood platter at one of the restaurant/pubs.
The highlight of Coral Bay is the swimming and snorkelling. We did not know before arriving (I think they have kept it a secret) but in 2022 there was a natural event where the coral spawn caused the water in the Ningaloo region to become toxic. This caused the death of most of the fish and coral close to shore. It was a surprise for us and lead us to booking a glass bottom boat ride and then following up with a snorkelling tour further out from the beach. This turned out to be the highlights of the trip and I would highly recommend it.
If you are willing to deal with the large population and noisy nights, Coral Bay is a must visit for the region. I am not planning on returning for a while, but I am more than glad we went.