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6 beautiful coastal town to buy property in Western Australia

Western Australia is known for its outstanding gifts from mother nature, including Shark Bay World Heritage Area and others. If you’re looking for your perfect home in Western Australia, why not check out these 6 coastal towns.

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  • Median house price: $449,000
  • Population: 3,210
  • Average age group: 0-14

Geographe Bay is a small seaside location just 1 and a half hours drive from Perth, making it a perfect weekender or home for those who yearn for the beach but want the city centre relatively close. Bunbury, Western Australia's second largest city, is also close, while the town itself boasts many local cafes and options for dining and activities.

It's the perfect place if you enjoy long walks both night and day or lounging on the beach. It is also home to the famous Busselton Jetty, which is 1.841km's long, making it the longest timber built jetty in the southern hemisphere, so it can get a fair bit of attention from touirsts.

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  • Median house price: $476,000
  • Population: 1,458
  • Average age group: 55-64

The city of Albany is the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, located 418km south east of Perth. The town centre sits in the heart of the city, therefore not entirely providing a complete escape from the city feel, but it more incorporates city and beach together. There are many different beaches to choose from and the rich history of Albany to explore on land.

The town centre of Albany sits nestled in the bustle of the city, and the beach provides an escape from the busy hustle. Albany is the pefect town for the busy indvidual whos wants the serenity of the beach at their disposal, making it suitable for a family home and with the rich hisotry providing an industry for tourism, it is also appropriate for an investment property.

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  • Median house price: $480,000
  • Population: 2,389
  • Average age group: 0-14

Exmouth is a coastal town in Australia's Ningaloo Reef region, which is famous for the natural wonders that surround it. The gorges of Cape Range National Park, the white sand of the Coral Coast and coral reefs in clear blue water are just the beginning of Exmouth's charm. There are whale shark diving experiences available from the town along with the famous Ningaloo coral reef to explore.

This area is very well-known for its natural attractions, and therefore has a popular tourist presence. The town is made up mostly of young couples with children, and is 1,246km from Perth, making it a distant escape from the hustle and bustle.

Margaret River


  • Median house price: $491,250
  • Population: 6,331
  • Average age group: 0-14

With 4 outstanding caves to explore, Margaret River is an adventurer's haven. Perfect for families, couples or even just some alone time, the caves are all uniquely different and worth a visit.

Margaret River also has great beaches, lots of relaxing nature walks and if you like a cheeky drink now and then, you can visit the well established wineries and breweries. There is something for everyone in this seaside town, making it a great possibility for a home or holiday destination.

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Bayonet Head

  • Median house price: $365,000
  • Population: 2,483
  • Average age group: 0-14

Bayonet Head, outside of Albany, is one of many scenic towns in WA. Bayonet Head is a beautiful and peaceful place to live in, due to its scenic views and small population.

The native bushland along Yakamia Creek provides a few picturesque hikes, while the beaches and other natural beauty offer plenty of relaxing activities. Home prices are quite reasonable, and paired with the location of the town, it has the ability to become a valuable investment property.

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Cable Beach


  • Median house price: $365,000
  • Population: 2,483
  • Average age group: 0-14

Cable Beach is famous for its pure white sand with turquoise waters and a background of red cliffs. The beach is situated just a short trip from Broome, 2,345km from Perth. The beach is famous for the natural phenomenon that occurs between March and October, the Staircase to the Moon, where the full moon rising at low tides creates an optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon.

While the properties are at the higher end of the spectrum for this list, it is due to the fame and beauty of the beach they preside near. The area is mostly populated by young couples with families and is vastly popular for tourism.

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