Eagle Bluff can be found outside of Denham. It is one of my BIG 9’s to visit.
I have been to Shark Bay a number of times. On all occasions I found Eagle Bluff to be windy. However, on our last visit, it was a little windier than all my past visits.
Eagle Bluff offers an amazing aerial view of the bay. It has a board walk which you can walk and view different angles of the bay.
On our visit we spotted 5 Hammerheads, some rays and some turtles. I was especially excited about the former marine animal, because I have a wish to kayak with some hammerheads and capture them on camera with a ‘go pro’.
Shark Bay only receives about 134 mm of rain per year. We were fortunate to experience a range of weather conditions during our short stay with amazing Thunderstorms and rain near the end of our stay. Interesting, even though it was a heavy downpour, only 18 mm was recorded.
The island by Eagle Bluff is called Eagle Island. I have it on my scope to kayak to – when it is not blowing a gale. This island is the home to Pied Comorants and Silver Gulls.
One will need to drive along a gravel road to reach Eagle Bluff. You don’t need a 4 x 4 for this stretch, however it will be fairly bumpy. There is unmarked parking and closest toilets are either at Denham or Shell Beach.
About 1 km shy of Eagle Bluff is a turn off to a remote beach area. If you have a 4 x 4, you will be able to drive onto the beach area. This would probably be the perfect launch spot for a kayak. #futureadventure.
We had a little swim in this area and were visited by a small hammerhead. Unfortunately I did not have my camera. Of course while everyone was running out of the water, I was running after the shark to determine why type it was. [note self – tie gopro to waist]
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