Cervantes

Western Australia

Cervantes derived its name from an American whaling ship which had been wrecked within that vicinity on 10th July 1844.

There was a general lack of interest in Cervantes prior to World War II but subsequently became a base along the coastline for crayfishermen. The first person to consider settling in Cervantes was Max Beissel who in the 1950’s fished off shore and delivered to a freezer boat moored in the sheltered Ronsard Bay.

Jetties were constructed in 1962 by Tropical Traders and in 1967 by the Cervantes Export Processing Company and from this Cervantes was gradually opened up culminating in 1962 when the Department of Land Surveys excised 505 hectares of the Nambung Reserve to establish a townsite for people engaged in the crayfishing industry.

The laidback fishing village of Cervantes in WA (Western Australia) boasts white sandy beaches and turquoise waters teeming with marine life, making it a popular choice for fishing holidays and relaxed family getaways.

Approximately two hours’ drive north of Perth along the new Indian Ocean Drive, Cervantes is WA’s gateway to the magical Pinnacles of Australia’s Nambung National Park.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • ATM
  • • BBQ
  • • Boat Ramp
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Children's Playground
  • • Dump Point
  • • Eateries
  • • Fishing
  • • Golf Course
  • • Library
  • • National Park
  • • Post Office
  • • Pub/Tavern
  • • Public Toilets
  • • Recreation Centre
  • • Seasonal Wildflowers
  • • Supermarket

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Pinnacles Visitor Centre

Cadiz Street (Inside the Post Office)
Cervantes WA 6511
Phone: (08) 9652 7700
Phone: 1800 610 660
Fax: (08) 9652 7711
Email: enquiries@visitpinnaclescountry.com.au
Website: www.visitpinnaclescountry.com.au

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday – 9.00am to 5.30pm
Sunday – 9.00am to 5.00pm

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