Your guide to Eagle Bay
Published Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Talking Local
There are some places on earth that words and photos simply do not do justice and must be seen with your own eyes. Eagle Bay is one of those locations.
This quiet beachside hamlet is a short drive from Dunsborough; far enough away to be secluded, but close enough to all the attractions of the region. On one side, there is the to-die-for beach with its crystal-clear water and long stretches of sand you just want to run and sink your toes into. To the other side lies the pristine natural bushland of Meelup Regional Park, and in yet another direction is the softly rippling hills dotted with farms and popular eateries.
It’s time to take a deeper dive into Eagle Bay.
What to do in Eagle Bay
Beautiful bays and beaches
- The main beach at Eagle Bay is simply gorgeous. Think of those beaches that feature in holiday billboards: long stretches of pale buttercream-coloured sand and calm aqua waters for those leisurely holiday swims. The main bay also lends itself perfectly to long dreamy walks at sunset as the sky is splashed with red, orange and pink.
- At the far northern end there is a sand boat ramp – a 4WD is required – for launching dinghies and jet skis.
- Surfers, head along the short coastal track to Rocky Point. This is a lesser-known left-hand break so you can avoid the surfing crowds that are found at nearby beaches.
- Stroll to Point Picquet at the southern end. With clear turquoise waters, rock pools, snorkelling opportunities and a whale-watching vantage point, it’s well worth the visit.
- Family-friendly Meelup Beach is just round the corner if you feel like a visit somewhere busier and energetic.
- Walk from Castle Rock to Meelup and on to Eagle Bay via a rocky coastal trail, for sensational views. Allow time to take a plunge in the water or snorkel.
- If you feel so inclined, walk all the way to Bunker Bay along the track or even continue on to Dunsborough and take in some of the incredible scenery. The carpet of flowers during wildflower season is a must-see.
Where to dine in Eagle Bay
Dunsborough and Yallingup are just a heartbeat away, but also Eagle Bay has some stunning eateries that will knock your socks off.
Eagle Bay Brewing Co
Every seat in the house has a fabulous view. There’s an unmistakable casual-cool vibe in this large venue, and the beer, wine and food are impressive. It’s a family-friendly spot too, where kids can venture into the playground or kick a football around on the lawned area.
There are more gorgeous sights just down the road at this upmarket property. Not only is it a restaurant and winery, but also a function centre – when you see it, it’ll be no surprise this is a popular wedding spot.
This popular café has boho-chic charm. From the trendy neutral and white styling, to the chicken coop and friendly resident cow, you’ll love this spot. Plus, the menu is delicious.
BBQs at Meelup Beach
Spread out a picnic blanket under the peppermint trees with the pretty beach in full panoramic view. Pack your own or order yourself a gourmet picnic hamper to feast on.
Where to stay in Eagle Bay
Be inspired by these dreamy holiday homes that will whisk you away to another world.
Classy elegance set out across two levels. This home boasts a huge verandah, two fireplaces, a swimming pool and beautiful manicured gardens. Sleeps 8.
This Hamptons-style treasure with its picture windows and meticulous interiors will have you daydreaming of another visit. Sleeps 12.
A rustic hideaway in a glamorous town. With cathedral ceilings, a chandelier and plenty of cosy wood and stone, all wrapped up in lush natural bushland. Sleeps 10.
An upscale beachy holiday home that is sure to please everyone, with a table tennis table, swings, pizza oven, spa, and log burner. Sleeps 10.
A secluded picture-perfect holiday is waiting for you at Eagle Bay. Browse our portfolio of luxury holiday homes today.