Coral Bay to Yardie Creek along the beach

Submitted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 17:02
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How easy is this stretch of beach to get along if you decrease the tyre pressure. Have a Kia Sportage, have done all of Fraser Is and Noosa Nth shore to Rainbow Beach many times and also Bribie Is. Can anyone compare. Also any good spots along there to camp a night or two? Only camping so no trailer. Will be there July.

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Reply By: phantom - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 17:20

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 17:20
G,day Atomnaki,
I asked these same questions recently. Do a search of Yardie Creek and you will get all you need.
Regards,
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Reply By: revhead307 - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 17:33

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 17:33
As Phantom said post 33038 has good info.

I crossed Yardi Creek a few years ago with a SWB landcruiser BJ70 on my way to coral bay. on low tide the crossings easy.

The run between coral bay and Yardie is made up of sand and dirt tracks behind the dunes, is quite easy....there is beach access along the way...some of the beaches themselves are a little soft.

Definitely worth doing.

Rev

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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 18:22

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 18:22
We have done this a couple of times, some years back (both in May) - it was very easy crossing at the time. We did pull a 2wd F truck camper out of soft sand, but they had pulled off the track to park with our cruiser - they didn't need much to get them out. Lovely national park camping and snorkeling along the gorgeous Ningaloo coast - one of the real gems of WA. The recent post referred to in the follow up is certainly more up to date than mine.
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 22:32

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 22:32
A mechanic mate has just come back from there last week. He said he crossed the creek with no trouble in a Pajero.
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 01:22

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 01:22
Just remember that you cannot drive along the beach from cCoral Bay to Yardie Creek as most of the trip is done on a sand come corrugated gravel track at the back of the sand dunes. There is good camping at Lefroy Bay where you can launch a boat and the crossing at Yardie Creek is not a problem at that time of year.tTHere are numerous side tracks to the beach most of which can become real boggy as you aproach the beach.North of Yardy Creek you are in National park with some very nice campgrounds right on the beach for a small camp fee but are very booked out in June -Aug so it is a bit of "pot luck".However a lovely part of the coast so enjoy.
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Reply By: Baldrick - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 09:07

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 09:07
You can't actually drive along the beach, mainly due to rock outcrops, also it can be very soft and the tide often comes right up to the dunes.

ALSO at certain times of year it is illegal to drive on the beaches due to turtle nesting.
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Reply By: Spango - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 09:53

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 09:53
I live locally, one thing to be aware of is the tides that effect Yardie Creek, also have had about 30mm of rain in the last day or so. Prior to crossing Yardie Creek i always lower tyre pressures, makes the trip a bit more comfortable.

Cheers
Spango
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Reply By: Atomnaki - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 10:19

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 10:19
Thanks for the info given everyone. Much appreciated.
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