When to go

Shark Bay can be visited comfortably at any time of the year. The temperatures are generally mild all year round and rainfall is very low. The daytime temperature averages 20 – 25°C in the winter months, July is the coolest, and up to 35°C in February, the hottest month. Visit our climate page for more detail and for links to current weather data.

If you are heading out on the water you may want to avoid the summer months when strong southerly winds are the norm. Remember that the barge to Dirk Hartog Island currently stops running over summer. Places like Monkey Mia, on the north-eastern side of Peron Peninsula offer some protection from the wind.