Australia’s Shell Beach Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

Francois Peron National Park, Australia
Francois Peron National Park, Australia. Photo by Michael Lämmli on Unsplash

From unusual rock formations to pink lakes and amazing islands, Australia is home to all the natural wonders your heart desires including beautiful beaches. If you want to relax and soak up the sun, you’ll have countless options at your disposal, but if you’re looking for something a little bit different, Shell Beach is the place to be.

One of the most amazing attractions of Western Australia’s Shark Bay region, this beach is best accessed by car. Its relatively secluded location is the reason why it’s not as popular as some other beaches in Australia since Denham happens to be the only major city close by.

If you have a chance to visit it, take a ride down the scenic Shark Bay Road, and you’ll reach it in about 30 minutes from Denham. It’s definitely worth the trip since it’s one of the world’s only beaches made up entirely of shells, mostly cockles, which are between seven to ten meters deep.

Shells managed to survive in this area and form this amazing beach because the high salinity of seawater kept natural predators at bay. If you’re in the mood for some water sports during your visit, you’ll be happy to hear that swimming is allowed and the crystal clear waters at this beach are truly unmatched.