Turquoise Bay is a mesmerizing spot known for its gorgeous landscape and wide array of marine life. Travelers from around the world come here for snorkeling and diving due to its crystal-clear water and wonderful weather conditions. It’s also a point of access to Ningaloo Reef, which is accessible from the shore—an incredible experience for snorkelers and divers of all skill levels and interests.

When is the best time to visit Turquoise Bay? You’ll want to visit during the Australian winter and spring (May to November), when you’ll have beautiful weather and the opportunity to see whale sharks.

How long should you stay at Turquoise Bay? A couple of days or a long weekend is a good amount of time to explore the area and enjoy the beach.

What can you see and do at Turquoise Bay? Go snorkeling or scuba diving (or get your certification) here for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, where you’ll be able to see all kinds of very cool marine animals, and maybe even whale sharks! Head to Ningaloo Centre, which has an aquarium and events that can teach you about the area, and don’t forget to check out Yardie Creek—a picturesque gorge where you can take boat tours and spot wildlife.

How do you get to Turquoise Bay? The nearest airport is Learmonth—from there, you can drive or take a shuttle to Exmouth and then to Turquoise Bay.

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