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is the northern most part of Shark Bay and is located 863 kilometres north of
Perth. The area has been nominated as a fish habitat protection area.
The rugged coastline north of Quobba Point has produced a spectacular set of
blowholes where the action of the waves produce a water spout some 30 metres or
Just south of the blowholes is a sheltered beach and areas all along the bay
where camping is permitted. Fees are now charged and a caretaker is usually on
site during peak season. Some tourist guides suggest that the sandy bay might
make for good swimming, but DON'T! There are very large sharks in the area and
they swim along right next to the beach. Don't be tempted to wade across to the
point either as up to 100 reef sharks have been seen in a feeding frenzy in the
marine sanctuary just behind the point.
Keep an eye out for whales migrating along the coast, as they come in very close
to shore near the blowholes.
Quobba is one of the best campsites along the coast and despite the lack of
fresh water or electricity, many people spend several weeks here each winter.
The shacks along the coast are similar to those that used to be at
give the area a frontier feel.
There are other campsites further north
along the coast road (unsealed) at
and other pastoral properties but all are quite expensive in comparison.