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What are the best surf spots in Western Australia?

By Kevin Kelly

Buying a house in Bunbury means moving to Western Australia's 12,000 km of pristine coastline. With the Indian Ocean right on your doorstep, you might want to consider getting into surfing if you haven't already – its a great way to exercise and soak up the beach vibes. Here are some of Western Australia's best surf spots, with a range of point breaks, so even if you're a beginner you'll be able to ride the waves.

1) Cottesloe Beach

Perth hosts a range of great beaches, with Cottesloe one of the most popular for surfing and swimming. Its white sand and consistent swell means you're guaranteed not to be disappointed when you make the two hour drive north from Bunbury.

The Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1909, making Cottesloe Beach the birthplace of surfing and surf live saving in Western Australia. What makes this beach a great option is that there are waves for all skill levels, with the strongest down by the reefs.

Once you've had enough of the waves you can also eat and drink at one of the many bars and restaurants dotted along the beach. 

2) Trigg Island 

Trigg Island beach is another excellent place to surf in Perth. Not only will you share the waves with other surfers, you can also see bottlenose dolphins on a good day, and regular surf lifesaving patrols keep surfers and swimmers safe. 

3) Prevelly Park

Prevelly Park is located where the mouth of the Margaret River meets the sea and is world famous for having some of the biggest surf breaks in the area. The surf is so great that the annual Margaret River Masters competition takes place here.

For those wanting something a bit different, you can also take canoe tours up the Margaret River, or hike one of the many bushwalking trails. Only one hour and 20 minutes from Bunbury, this is the closest surf beach on our list to your Bunbury home.

4) Gnaraloo Bay

Getting to Gnaraloo Bay requires catching a two hour flight from Perth, but you'll see that it's definitely worth the effort when you get there. The Ningaloo Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring a variety of coral and marine life. The waves are biggest at Gnaraloo Point, where only experienced surfers should go, while Gnaraloo Bay is calmer and great for kite and windsurfing. If you're lucky, you might even see dolphins, manta rays, migrating humpback whales and turtles.

The surf is just one of the many reasons people buy a home in Bunbury. For more information on moving here, contact Ray White Bunbury today. 

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