KARRATHA VISITOR CENTRE

Hearson's Cove

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Hearson’s Cove, located on the Burrup Peninsula between Karratha and Dampier, is one of the many beautiful beaches in this region. Explore the tidal flats and you could encounter turtles, mud crabs, octopus and migrating seasonal bird life.

This lovely sheltered cove is a popular swimming and picnic spot all year round. It is also one of only a few locations where you can view the spectacular Staircase to the Moon event, which occurs from May through to October. The Staircase to the Moon, only occurs in WA and is a phenomenon that occurs when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at an extremely low tide, creating the optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon.

This picturesque shell beach boasts amenities such as barbeques, shade shelters and toilets and is conveniently accessible by 2WD on a sealed road. The area is also a fishing paradise for both amateurs and professionals alike with a huge variety of fish species inhabiting the area, including the much sought after Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Scarlet Sea Perch, Spangled Emperor and Norwest Snapper.

Ensure you check your local tide times and weather conditions before setting out.

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