Situated on the edge of the Nullabor – It’s rich in exploration history – Great fishing – A base for Whales watching trips – a comfortable rest stop over during a crossing of Australia’s southern coastline
Fowlers Bay Today
Only twenty minutes from the National Highway 1 (Eyre Highway), the small township of Fowlers Bay nestles at the waters edge against a spectacular backdrop of magnificent towering sand hills.
Once an active port serving as the hub of the Far West Coast, the township of Fowlers Bay fell into decline in the 1960s and for more than 20 years, was virtually a ghost town.
Situated in the Fowlers Bay Conservation Park, the town is now enjoying a revival, as a popular overnight and recreational destination. When you visit Fowlers Bay we warmly invite you to stay with us.
Office and Reception
Situated on the Esplanade immediately opposite the jetty, you will find the old Fowlers Bay Police Station & Courthouse building (Est. 1883), which in 1983 housed the original Fowlers Bay Holiday Flats. Today, you will find our Office and Reception area in this historic building as well as the rustic ‘Old Courthouse’ .
It was in the sand hills at Fowlers Bay that, in 1840, Edward John Eyre set up his base camp before setting out on his epic overland journey of exploration to Albany in Western Australia. Today the township takes its water from soaks in those hills, as did Eyre and the Aboriginal people before him.
Climb the gentle slopes of sand at the edge of town to enjoy the magnificent views of the bay, the township and the greater expanse of the huge dunes stretching into the distance. Take advantage of great photo opportunities by capturing the ever-changing patterns of shadow and light on their undulations. The more adventurous will enjoy sandboarding the steeper slopes.
The adjacent pristine waters abound with a great variety of fish, which may be caught from the jetty, cliffs, beach or boat and the frequent sightings of whales (June – September), dolphins and sea lions make fishing at Fowlers Bay a special experience.
Rise early and capture a painted sky at dawn, walk on a deserted beach washed clean of foot prints, enjoy the spectacle of a setting sun slowly slipping behind the sandhills and dangle your line from the jetty as you watch a golden moon rise from the waters of Fowlers Bay. Come and stay with us a while and share our beautiful part of the world. See local Attractions