Cervantes & The Pinnacles Western Australia

Cervantes is about 200kms North Of Perth and is home to The Pinnacles located in the Nambung National Park. They are natural limestone structures, some standing as high as 5 metres and were formed approximately 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Overtime the coastal winds removed the surrounding sand and left the pillars exposed to the elements. I went out late afternoon to catch sunset it was lovely time to go.

We stayed at the Pinnacles Holiday Park right on the beach a great caravan park and dog friendly they have a cafe here also. Just up the road is The Lobster Shack which catch the Western Rock Lobster here you can have a tour inside the factory and see how they are caught and processed and they also have a cafe where you can try the lobster thats been caught fresh. they also have fishing charters and seal tours from here. the Seal tour takes you around the Cervantes Islands where you get to see Australian Sea Lions one of the rarest seals.

The town was named after an American whaling vessel that was wrecked on the reef close by in 1844. There are lots of walks and great lookouts along Hansen Bay, Thirsty Point, Lake Thetis, Hangover Bay and Kangaroo Point. You can fish from the jetty or on the beach. There is a General Store, Post Office, Newsagent, Servo, Tavern and Golf Club here as well. We did have a massive thunder and lightning storm come through while we were here the sky was spectacular but a bit scary for Miss Elly. A lovely spot I would really recommend it if your on your way up the WA coast.