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Is it worth going to Coral Bay?

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Is it worth going to Coral Bay?

I am driving north from Perth for a week and plan on 1-2 nights in Kalbarri then 2-3 nights in Denham/Monkey Mia. Trying to decide whether it is worth a 7.5 hour drive to go to Coral Bay for 2 nights and then doing 13 hours back to Perth or whether I'd be better spending a couple more days in the Shark Bay area? 6 nights in total. The plan at the moment is to visit the Pinnacles and Hutt Lagoon on the way to Kalbarri, then Kalbarri National Park and then onto Shark Bay and have a few days chilling on beaches there. Is there anywhere closer than Coral Bay worth visiting or anything at Coral Bay which makes it well worth the extra driving?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Is it worth going to Coral Bay?

Coral Bay is spectacular adn you can snorkel on the coral reef straight off the beach.

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2. Re: Is it worth going to Coral Bay?

With your very limited time, I don't think it's worth the effort to get there. You'll have no trouble filling your time in Shark Bay and Kalbarri.

Here's a rundown of our trip from Perth to Exmouth and return - it includes travel time, drive distances and what to see and do along the way. It might be of some help:

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i22664-Road_tri…

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3. Re: Is it worth going to Coral Bay?

Personally I would go to Coral Bay instead of 2 nights in Kalbarri but that's me. Much nicer spot.

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4. Re: Is it worth going to Coral Bay?

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