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Cervantes - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located 245 km north of Perth, Cervantes is a small fishing village and holiday destination with three jetties. During the rock lobster season, the town’s fishing fleet nearly doubles.

Cervantes takes the name from an American whaling ship that was wrecked off the coast in 1844. Anchored off Thirsty Point, the promontory which lies to the west of the town and separates Nambung Bay (to the south) from Ronsard Bay in the north, a gale blew up and the ship was blown ashore on an island to the south of the point. Although the ship was not badly damaged, it proved to difficult to repair and all the ship’s contents were sold. The island was named Cervantes and, in 1963, the name was given to the small township on the mainland.
 

Of particular interest to visitors is the Nambung National Park where the world famous Pinnacles are located. Access is via a dirt road for about 27 km through coastal scrubland. You can stop off to explore the huge white sand dunes and white beaches separating the road from the coast. There are turnoffs to Kangaroo Point and Hangover Bay on the way to the Pinnacle Desert. When you arrive at the desert, you will be confronted by thousands of limestone pillars, ranging from a few centimetres high to those which rise to over four metres. The Pinnacles area is carefully managed with only a one way road system through the area.

Check out our listing of Cervantes accommodation and Coral Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Pinnacles Visitors Centre
Cervantes Tourist Information Centre
Lot 886, Cadiz Street
CERVANTES WA 6511
Ph: 08 9652 7700
Freecall: 1800 610 660 (within Australia)
Email
Web: www.turquoisecoast.org.au
Open
Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm
1 pm - 4 pm
Sat to Sun 10 am - 4 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
Ocean View Beach House - Cervantes, Western Australia

Ocean View Beach House

is a lovely holiday home available for overnight or short-stay holiday accommodation. With ocean views from the top balcony and less than 1 minute walk to the best swimming beach in Cervantes, this holiday house is perfect for either families or couples seeking a relaxing get-away.

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CERVANTES - WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Cervantes Attractions

The Pinnacles - Nambung National Park
• Pinnacles Drv, via Nambung National Park
• Nambung National Park is just to the south of Cervantes, and approximately 42 km from Jurien Bay. It is home to the unique Pinnacles Desert, also known as the ‘Pinnacles’. The Pinnacles are an extraordinary formation of ancient limestone rock spires, some rising several metres high. Created millions of years ago from seashells that were broken down into sand and further eroded by water and wind. The Pinnacles Desert Discovery is an interpretive centre with displays that provide an insight into the natural processes that formed these amazing structures, as well as the biodiversity to be found in the park.
Fishing and Rock Lobsters
Cervantes is a laid back fishing village, whose waters are teeming with marine life, attracting visitors seeking the perfect getaway to relax and a spot of fishing. The beach, jetty or out in a boat above the reef are popular fishing options.

Hangover Bay and Kangaroo Point are both renowned fishing spots, either from the beach or a boat. It is also a great spot snorkeling. There are picnic tables, BBQs, shelter and toilets.

The annual rock lobster season operates from mid or late November (start dates vary for recreational fishing and some commercial zones) through until the end of June each year. See the Department of Fisheries - Recreational Fishing for more information.
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Cervantes Distance

Distance to Cervantes
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Cervantes:
  Km
• Denham 666
• Geraldton 258
• Jurien 54
• Kalbarri 393
  Km
• Lancelin 168
• Monkey Mia 672
• Moora 125
• Perth 245
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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