Shell Beach, Denham

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The remarkable, rare spectacle of a sun-bleached beach made entirely of shells rather than sand awaits the visitor to Shell Beach, a 110 km (68 mi) stretch of land in Western Australia. The stark whiteness of the beach contrasts vividly with the azure of the sea, while the shells of Shell Beach generally reach a depth of 7 to 10 meters (23 to 33 ft). Only one other such beach is known to exist. Use our Denham trip planner to visit Shell Beach on your trip to Denham, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We really liked shell beach for a little stop along the way into Shark Bay! I wouldn't recommend that you factor a whole day here because there is so much to see in the Shark Bay Area. However it's ni...  more »
  • The views of a snow-white beach consisting of towering Cockleshells opens up a few meters from the road.
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  • Unbelievable beach made entirely of coquina shells all exactly the same size. Not so much a swimming beach but Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Driving to Monkey Mia, we saw the sign on the side pointing Shell Beach, so we decided to take a look. After a short stroll through bushes (and lots of big flies), this shell beach blowed us away. It felt like the end of the world. It was february and we were the only ones. The calm, warm water in this bay is just 15 cm deep and goes out at least 300 metres. Its like walking in a warm bath. If you are in the area, don't miss Shell Beach!
  • Very interesting place, millions of shells and warm water
  • Fantastic beach with calm warm waters. If you want to relax at a beach, there isn't a better spot.
  • Very beautiful place specially sunrising view from beach.
  • Awesome beech shallow warm waters ...even spotted a little shark cruising around
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