To help plan your stay in Jurien Bay (J Bay), we’ve made a list of the cool stuff. You’ve done your tandem skydive so now what? If you’re like most people, you’ll want to make the most of your time away. You’ve seen how beautiful the Turquoise Coast is from the air, now it’s time to explore it from the ground.
J Bay is a nature lovers’ wonderland: stunning beaches for safe, year-round swimming; snorkelling, diving, fishing galore, rolling sand dunes, riverbed caves and picture perfect sunsets.
For loads more info about staying in J Bay, check out www.stayjbay.com.au. Also check out Jurien Bay Time, for a guide on how to get the most out of your escape to Jurien Bay.
Incorporating the blessing of the crayfishing fleet, this community event is a day packed full of entertainment for the whole family including live music, amusement rides and local talent. https://www.indianoceanfestival.com.au/ While you’re here, book a tandem skydive!
End your year on a 14000ft High! Experience the adventure thrill of a life time in Jurien Bay. Packages available through https://www.leavers.com.au/
If there’s an icon that captures the essence of Jurien Bay, it has to be the jetty. The new jetty spans 162 metres into the Indian Ocean just a short walk from the Skydive Jurien Bay office. It’s a popular place for year-round fishing, lazy walks and golden hour photography. In summer, you’ll see kids of all ages chucking themselves over the edge for a little water bomb action.
Just next to the new jetty stands the old jetty pylons. Not only does this site offer a nice backdrop for photos, it’s also home to a beautiful snorkel trail. It’s free to use but be sure to snorkel with a buddy. If you don’t have a masks and snorkel, they can be purchased from Sea Sport Tackle nearby.
The area’s sand dunes, rugged coastline and national parks offer loads of opportunity to get off the beaten track. If you don’t have a 4WD, don’t worry. Jurien Bay Adventure Tours offers Sandboarding, Pinnacles, Mount Lesueur and Stockyard Gully Caves Tours. Check out www.jurienbayadventuretours.com.au or call 1300 GO ADVENTURE. Even if you’re just planning a daytrip, weather permitting, you could fit in a jump and a half day 4WD tour for an action packed day of adventure! Bring your bathers, snorkelling gear, sun protection and a towel and let your tour guide take care of everything else.
Fishing is Jurien Bay’s favourite past-time. You can fish from the jetty or the beach but deep sea fishing can be even more exciting. There are fishing charters in Jurien Bay and Cervantes that will show you everything you need to know about game fishing (and supply all the gear). Turquoise Safaris also offer boat trips to visit Jurien Bay’s famous sea lions and take you to the coast’s most amazing snorkelling locations. Check out Turquoise Safaris, Jurien Bay Oceanic, Sea Lion Charters or the Lobster Shack for more information. Fishing Charters are also available with Seaestar Boat Charters.
Just 13 kilometres north of Jurien Bay is Sandy Cape Recreation Park. If you fancy a bit of camping near a quiet, sheltered beach, then this just may be your kind of heaven. It’s also a popular place for sand boarding so rent yourself a board at Tiges Surf Shop and dune it.
If you’ve got your own 4WD and you’re into exploring, head to Stockyard Gully Caves. From there, a short hike will take you to the main cave. A couple hours is enough to explore the open caves, take a hike and have a picnic. Remember to take a torch and plenty of water. In springtime, wildflowers blanket the national parks to create an impressive landscape.
No trip to Jurien Bay is complete without exploring The Pinnacles. You’ll feel like you’ve entered a Star Wars movie set as you follow the driving track around the limestone sculptures in Nambung National Park. Word has it that these natural wonders date back 25,000 -30,000 years. When the sea receded, seashell deposits were exposed. Thanks to a strong sea breeze, the former seabed is now a mess of unusual pillars and formations that amaze 20,000 visitors each year.
For cocktails overlooking the jetty and Favorite Island, this is the spot! Part of the new foreshore precinct, and next to the skate park, adventure playground and Turquoise Way coastal path, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. https://www.facebook.com/JurienBayBeachCafe
Restaurant and Bar featuring authentic Asian cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Sunday. We recommend! Phone (08) 9652 2114 https://www.facebook.com/BarCafeAsianRestaurant
Everyone who does a tandem skydive in Jurien Bay gets their second drink free at The Pub. It’s a local favourite too so if you’re looking to mix and mingle, this is a good place to start. The kitchen serves up typical Aussie pub food: chicken parmy, steak, prawn and avocado salad and a seaside favourite, surf & turf. Curries are authentic! Serves lunch and dinner.
Located within a five minute walk from Skydive Jurien Bay is Sandpiper Tavern. Famous for Little C’s Pizzas plus Pub Grub menu.
Opposite Skydive Jurien Bay in the shopping centre is Family Affair Cafe, offers a free coffee when you buy food if you have done a tandem skydive with us that day. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.
Every town needs a good bakery and Jurien Bay has one! Just a block from Skydive Jurien Bay, the bakery is a must for a quick lunch or to satisfy a sweet tooth. Expect cues at peak lunch hours but hey, that means it must be good. Hours: 6am – 6pm.