About this park
The marine park lies between Port Hedland and Broome just off the Great Northern Highway. The pristine coastline is popular for beach fishing with targeted species including threadfin salmon, blue nose salmon and mulloway. Enjoy combing the beach for tropical sea shells while you stroll along the shoreline. Pack a picnic to enjoy while watching one of the picturesque sunsets.
Under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park is internationally significant. Thousands of small wading migratory birds flock to the stretch of coastline from other countries. They feed during their annual migration in the summer months.
Flatback turtles found only in Northern Australia also share the beach for nesting. During October through to February, the female turtles make their way on shore to lay their eggs. Eight weeks later, hatchlings can be seen scrambling their way to the water. Enjoy these protected marine turtles from a distance to avoid disturbing them.
You can stay at Eighty Mile Beach Caravan Park which has a mini mart, powered sites, barbecues, shade and lawn. Cape Keraudren is managed by the Shire of East Pilbara. There are campsites, toilets, rubbish bins and an on-site ranger (vehicle entry and camping fees apply). A privately-owned caravan park at Pardoo Station has campsites. There are ablution facilities, a camp kitchen with gas barbecues, a swimming pool, filtered water for drinking and a kiosk.
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about swimming, surfing, fishing, paddling, kayaking, snorkelling and diving. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
- Always be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to visitor risk warning signs.
- Hazard warning signs are placed there for your protection and safety.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park.
The marine park is jointly managed with the Ngarla, Nyangumarta and Karajarri traditional owners. The traditional owners have lived on and remain connected to the land, plants, spirits and animals of their traditional country. Stories, songlines and sites are embedded within Eighty Mile Beach and remain a powerful spiritual force. Each group has rangers who work alongside the Parks and Wildlife Service to look after their saltwater country.
The Ngarla, Nyangumarta and Karajarri people welcome visitors to their saltwater country and the marine park, and ask that you care for and respect this sacred place.
• Acknowledge traditional owner country and their ancestors.
• Respect traditional owner culture and values.
• Take your rubbish with you.
• Respect wildlife.
• Fish for the future and only catch what you can eat fresh.
• Be careful as there are dangers in the water.
• Be considerate of your hosts and other visitors.
• Visitors are encouraged not to take shells from the beach.