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Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Exmouth

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Watch the sun rise at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse--and then come back at dusk to watch it set. The lighthouse, built in 1912, stands as one of only a few places on the Australian coast where you can witness sunrise and sunset (not at the same time, of course). Even if you arrive at midday, you'll still have sweeping views of the Indian Ocean in three directions. If you visit between August and November, bring your binoculars for the chance to see migrating whales. If you arrive for sunset during any month, you'll likely see others taking in the spectacle with glasses of wine in their hands. Plan to visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Exmouth attractions using our Exmouth trip builder.
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  • A popular spot to watch the sun setting into the horizon. Plenty of places to park the car and lay out the chairs to sit and relax while watching the sun go down with a nice cool drink after a day of ...  more »
  • From here you can pretty much see ocean 300 degrees being on the cape. Easy access off the main road. I've seen whales breaching from here previously! There are some plaques outlining history. Only 10...  more »
  • Great spot for panormaic photos, i don't recommend having a trailer of any sort on the back of your vehicle, not much room to tuen around up there.  more »
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  • This is a nice spot for a quick break. The lighthouse itself is interesting, but the view on the Ningaloo reef is the best thing. Unluckily, when we got there the weather was getting worse, but hopefully the picture will still give the place justice.
  • Good view, interesting historic site and good Internet connection.
  • Very pretty with great views. There's a ton of cool historical plaques as well.
  • Nice place for sunset and if u get lucky u might see humpback whales!!!
  • Sparse big view and history