Denham Caravan Park is in the seaside resort of Denham in the Shire of Shark Bay, It’s around 850km (nearly 9 hours) North of Perth. We left Perth super early at 5am and arrived just after 2pm in time for setting up the caravan and cooking dinner. We stopped off in Geraldton on the way for lunch and coffee and a play on the Foreshore Playground. Our friends had to stop a few times as they had younger kids with smaller bladders than ours 😉 Prepare yourself it’s a long drive but well worth it.
Denham is a beautiful coastal town, only a 25 minute drive to the famous Monkey Mia making Denham a favourite location for many family holidays. We stayed for a week with friends during the September school holidays in our pop-up caravan trailer.
The Caravan Park is very spacious with lots of mature trees providing natural shade throughout the site. There are a few levels and nooks to the park and obviously, those who go every year have their personal favourite spots. The pitches directly on the edge of the beach are quite exposed to the elements and Denham can get very very windy!
But it’s well worth it when you step out of your caravan/tent and you’re greeted with stunning Shark Bay coastline. There’s beach access from various points around the front of the park so it’s not too far if you’re carrying canoes, windsurfing gear or just your beach towel. We found the ground quite hard for pegs so make sure you take a very large hammer and long nails.
The park also offers budget villas and cabins which are scattered around the park. (check out my thumb!!)
They even have shaded communal areas for those staying in large groups around the cabins. You can see the 2nd level to the caravan site in this picture, be warned, it was extremely steep and not a great location if you have very young children.
Shark Bay is a spectacular coastline and beach, very shallow waters and plenty of beach. It’s also a good fishing spot and we regularly saw families down the local beach morning, noon and night catching line fish. As always, there are snakes in those bushes and we saw a few during our visit so be mindful with young children running around the sand dunes.
The park has a large shaded bouncy pillow and a few rockers to play on for the kids and you can book the sites directly overlooking this area which would be great for families with younger kids.
We saw some amazing wild flowers along the beaches during our family walks and a serious amount of LARGE shells!!
You won’t find it difficult to find your own piece of paradise in Shark Bay, you can literally walk for miles and not see anyone!
I think we paid around $400 all in for the week in a powered site making it very affordable.
For more information visitwww.sharkbayfun.com
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