Weekend in Margaret River
Most people travel to Margaret River for its famous wine. However, Margaret River has much more to offer: from sandy white beaches, great surfing spots, to charming beachside restaurants. Here is a weekend guide on what to see besides wineries in Margaret River (also good for kids).
If you are looking for the best wineries in Margaret River, you might be interested in reading Guide to Margaret River | The Best Wineries and Restaurants
1) Visit Busselton Jetty
Visit the touristy beach town of Busselton. It’s famous for its 1841 meters long wooden pier, the Busselton Jetty. It is the second longest pier in the world. If you are travelling with kids, get a fishing rod and join the other families on the pier for some quality family time. You can catch pretty big fish there! If you are looking for a place to eat, I can recommend The Goose, a beach restaurant with direct views of the peer.
2) Yallingup Beach – A Surfer’s Paradise
If you like surfing (or watch surfers – that’s what I prefer), stop by Yallingup beach – the famous surfer’s paradise in Western Australia. Head to the Yallingup lookout for stunning views of the giant waves bursting on the beautiful red rocks of the coastline. Don’t miss out on the coastal walks leading from one cliff to another – it’s just exceptional!
3) Enjoy Breakfast in Yallingup – My secret tip
The Gugelhupf Bakery is undoubtedly the best bakery in the Margaret River region – and loved by the locals. The family-owned bakery creates its chocolate croissants, bread, and other delicious pastries in the back of the bakery. Fresh out of the oven, everything tastes delicious. How can you better start your day than with fresh coffee and a warm croissant?
4) The Most Beautiful Beach – White Sand and crystal blue water
If you’re looking for an excellent beach for swimming (please always watch the sharks) and sunbathing, you should head to Bunker Bay Beach. Nestled within the local bushes and cliffs the beach is not widely known to tourists and only accessible by car. The Bay has one beachside restaurant, called Bunkers Beach House, which slightly resembles Club 55 in St.Tropez (France). If you’re planning to enjoy the beaches and the Margaret River region a bit longer, consider staying at the Pullman Resort with direct access to Bunker Bay Beach.