Bunker Bay, Destination Guide
Bunker Bay is the closest settlement to historic Cape Naturaliste lighthouse, located on the far end of Geographe Bay, and providing a perfect base for coastal walks year-round. The lighthouse, built in 1903, was made from limestone quarried near Bunker Bay and offers panoramic ocean views. The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage Café is a great spot for coffee, cake or a light lunch and the kids will love the nautical-themed playground.
You can’t help connecting with nature thanks to the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and unspoilt coastline. This is an absolutely beautiful beach for swimming, beach fishing, go for a SUP or a surf, and look out for whales – humpbacks, southern rights, the rare blue and minke whales, from June to October.The 123-kilometre Cape to Cape Track starts at Cape Naturaliste and shorter walks are available too! There’s a lovely walk from Bunker Bay to the lighthouse via Shelley Cove, or simply along the white sands of Bunker Bay beach.
Although you’re tucked away from it all you have some wonderful award-winning wineries, micro-breweries, restaurants and cafes on your doorstep! Right on the beach is Bunkers Beach House for breakfast, lunch and fine wine. Other Side of the Moon restaurant (named after a local surf break) provides breakfast, lunch and dinner; Eagle Bay Brewing Co is a local institution; Wise Wine has a stunning outlook with tastings, lunch and dinner, and its sister restaurant Lot 80 provides relaxed dining and is kid and pet friendly plus there is Eagle Bay olives with picnic hampers available. Vie Spa provides luxury body treatments.