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Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia. Author Nachoman-au. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia. Author Nachoman-au

Eighty Mile Beach: in search of shells

Eighty Mile Beach is a long stretch of sand that extends over much of the coast between the towns of Port Hedland and Broome, between Cape Missiessy and Cape Keraudren in Western Australia, this beach is the meeting point between the Great Sandy Desert and the Indian Ocean.

It is a beautiful and very long stretch of beach that extends over more than 220 km of coastline, the beach is white silica sand about 100 meters wide, on which arrive, carried by the waves of the ocean thousands of shells, the collection shells on this beach is a daily ritual especially during low tide.

On this beach unlike other places in Australia there are no restrictions on the collection of shells, the variety of shapes, sizes and colors of the shells found here is truly amazing.

Shells, Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia. Author Linear 77. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Shells, Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia. Author Linear 77

The beach and lake areas located in its vicinity as the Mandora Salt Marsh are very important resting places for seabirds and waders, this is in fact the most important area for waders in the north -west of Australia, is particularly important as a landing place to the south for migratory birds. In the waters off the beach in the months between June and October you can often see the whales.

A campsite and caravan park is located on the beach front at Wallal Downs, located 245 km north of Port Hedland and 365 km south of Broome.

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