40 mile beach south of karratha

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 19, 2010 at 22:08


Hi Guys me and the missus (and the dogs of course) are hoping to head of to 40 mile beach south of Karratha next year in April - any pros or cons or any thing we need to know before we head out on our (return) great quest to the lovely north - not having been to this part of the coast before would appreciate any feedback

Thanks Sim & the Sal (Boss)
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Reply By: Goldfind (Dunsborough) - Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 10:40

Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 10:40

A nice spot, right on the beach, but lots of activity from gas hubs and iron ore ports under construction. We were there October last year and there were signs posted on a new gas line being put in right through the boat ramp. I think that is happening now, so will be completed by the time you get there.
There is an onsite caretaker that will answer queries ands you pay the rent to. They are there from April to 1st October (start of cyclone season)
Can get crowded, camping areas are scattered both north and south of main area. not much shade, scrubby coastal growth. You really need a boat to get to the mud crabs and good fishing offshore. Very high tide movements. No facilities apart from rubbish bin provided by Shire and emptied regularly and a 2 dump points (in very poor condition when we were there)
You must take and set up your own toilet facilities
There were a couple of groups of people living there all year round and commuting to work in Karratha (I quess because of the expense of renting a house in Karratha)

Hope this helps

Cheers Wayne H
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Follow Up By: hdkins - Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 22:48

Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 22:48
Wayne thanks for the info - found it very helpful - The boat will be out though as I will be towing the camper trailer and have net got a tinnie yet - got a kayak but - crabbing in that would be an adventure in itself
Sim & Sal
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Reply By: Member - Rona G (QLD) - Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 12:33

Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 12:33
we were there early august with our dog etc. great spot, caretaker very helpful. do need a boat though for good fishing. hope this helps. rgds Rona
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Follow Up By: hdkins - Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 22:51

Friday, Aug 20, 2010 at 22:51
Thanks Rona for the feedback - the dogs will be happy - looks as though I will miss out with the fishing with the tinnie unless fishing inshore in the mangroves pays off
Sim & Sal
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Reply By: Member - Joel and Michelle (WA - Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 18:20

Sunday, Aug 22, 2010 at 18:20
Gday have been there a couple of times in the winter and if you get there early enough you may get a good spot. If you need some more info, try red dog four wheel drive club, have a couple of mates there they could be of some help.Try the link.

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