Eagle Bluff, Fowler’s Camp, Whalebone and Goulet Bluff are four coastal sites south of Denham. These campsites have no amenities and are accessible using a two-wheel drive vehicle via unsealed roads. There is a maximum of four cars allowed per camping site and bookings are managed by the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery & Visitor Centre on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
To book an overnight camp
- You must have a permit, which cost $15 per night per vehicle for up to four people.
- Permits can only be issued on the day that you intend to camp.
- To buy a permit, please contact the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery & Visitor Centre in person or via the telephone (9948 1590) to pay via credit card.
- The sites are patrolled by a Ranger, however permits cannot be purchased from the Ranger.
- Permits are for 24 hours and restricted to ONE NIGHT ONLY at ANY of the four campsites. For example if you stay at Eagle Bluff one night, you cannot stay at Fowlers camp the following night.
Eagle Bluff is a great place to view marine life from a height. The shallow waters below the boardwalk are full of life – sharks, rays, turtles, fish and the occasional dugong. The boardwalk also has views of two small limestone islands where seabirds breed. On a clear day you can see Heirisson Prong across the water.
Although there are no formal tracks or boardwalks at Fowlers Camp, Whalebone and Goulet Bluff, you can explore remote beaches by foot from these sites.