Windy Harbour is a small settlement surrounded by D’Entrecasteaux National Park. Over two hundred cottages have been built since the 1900’s for inexpensive camping holidays. Most were constructed after the Great Depression by local timber workers. Windy Harbour is a popular destination for fishing, birdwatching and wildflowers and the settlement is a base for a small commercial fishing fleet.
Windy Harbour is accessible via a sealed road and is the only site in D’Entrecasteaux National Park with facilities for caravans. The nature-based campground features a campers kitchen, drinking water, ablution block and a laundry. D’Entrecasteaux Drive to Salmon Beach, Tookalup and Pt D’Entrecasteaux is a fully sealed road road and is suitable for all conventional vehicles.
One of the best ways to experience Windy Harbour’s stunning setting is to walk along the beach or follow the 2.8km Coastal Survivors Walk to Cathedral Beach and Pt D’Entrecasteaux. Learn about the coastal flora and fauna and their adaptations to this most demanding of environments. Allow 2 hours for the walk and return trip.
Windy Harbour is known for its excellent fishing with herring, whiting and skippy all year round, and salmon and tailor when they are migrating along the coast. The harbour is sheltered over the summer months and is one of the few places along this dynamic coastline to offer a safe area to swim.