Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Exmouth

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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Exmouth holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great views all around and lots of history. Make sure to stop here and bring your camera. It is a gorgeous location for taking great photos.  more »
  • A great spot to get a good understanding of the military history of the area. Beautiful view. Was told it was the best spot to see the sunset, but haze prevented this when I visited.  more »
  • The right place to see the Sunset ! It is Free ! I recommend taking with you your camera to take pictures .  more »
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  • Great spot to watch the sunset. Feel encouraged to stroll from the common parking spot to find a more secluded overlook. Lots of visitors may not expect the swarms of sandflies that attack at this time of day however. Take repellent (if you can find one that actually works...)
  • Great view over the western shore and the surrounding area. Awesome place to take in the view and take in a little bit of history whilst you are at it. There are still some of the original sandbags from WW2 which have not been moved.
  • Amazing views!! Only a 2 minute detour off the road to the national park and reef, well worth the time!!
  • The best view for miles around Exmouth, beautiful
  • Great views of lighthouse bay. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Must stop spot.
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