Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, Exmouth

#5 of 111 in Historic Sites in Western Australia
Must see · Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
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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  • Spent the afternoon at Surfer’s Beach (near Mildura wreck) before heading over to the lighthouse around 5:45 to start watching the sunset. Get set up on the side, set up the camera on time lapse and.....  more »
  • Not only is this a beautiful location it was great to see plaques of history throughout the area and to see so many treasures well looked after.  more »
  • 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.
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