Explore Hearson Cove
This lovely sheltered cove is a popular swimming and picnic spot all year round. It is also one of only a few locations where you can view the spectacular Staircase to the Moon event, which occurs from May through to October. The Staircase to the Moon, only occurs in WA and is a phenomenon that occurs when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at an extremely low tide, creating the optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon.
The area is also a fishing paradise for both amateurs and professionals alike with a huge variety of fish species inhabiting the area – including the much sought after Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Scarlet Sea Perch, Spangled Emperor and Norwest Snapper.
Things to do
- Tidal Flats
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Staircase to the Moon
Accomodation and Facilities
This picturesque shell beach boasts amenities such as barbeques, shade shelters and toilets and is conveniently accessible by 2WD on a sealed road.
Getting to Hearson Cove
Hearson Cove, is located on the Burrup Peninsula between Karratha and Dampier and is a short 15 minute drive from the town of Karratha.
Ensure you check your local tide times and weather conditions before setting out.