Cervantes is only a two hour drive from Perth so it’s a perfect place for a weekend getaway or as a part of your road trip through Western Australia. Don’t miss out on these places around this town.
The sand dunes of Lancelin
This place is often forgotten and is called one of the best kept secrets of Western Australia. Lancelin is located about 80 km south of Cervantes and it’s seriously worth a stop. Why? Because of the beautiful sand dunes. The dunes are so white it almost hurts your eyes. The place is popular for 4-wheel driving and sand boarding.
The Pinnacles, a limestone mystery
View the natural wonder of the Pinnacles desert. Here you’ll find thousands of limestone Pinnacles, some up to 5 meters high. The national park is located 17 kilometers south of Cervantes and covers approximately 190 hectares. It is easy accessible for $12 per vehicle or with a Western Australia annual park pass.
The best thing to do is visit the Discovery Centre first, so you can learn all about the limestone Pinnacles mystery. Nobody knows how old the Pinnacles actually are. The process possibly started as long ago as 500.000 years but may have started only a few thousand years ago. And it may still be continuing today… The Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre is open daily 9.30am – 4.30pm. After you’ve visited the Discovery Centre you can drive or walk the Pinnacles Loop. This is an unsealed loop of approximately 4 km. It’s open all year round and suitable for normal cars.
Go to the beach at Jurien Bay
Haven’t had enough of the beautiful Western Australian beaches? Jurien Bay is sure one of them and ideal for a swim with it’s perfect blue water and white beach.
Cliff Head North, free beach camping
Looking for a cool free camping around Cervantes? Drive about an hour north and find the Cliff Head North campsite. This is a free campsite right at the beach. It was one of my favorite free campsites so far in Australia. You’ll have all privacy in the world when you eat, drink, sleep and watch the sunset. You’ll fall asleep and wake up with the sound of the ocean. The spot is only accessible with a 4-wheel drive but it’s just a short track.