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Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park

​Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park is between Broome and Port Hedland, extending nearly 260 kilometres along the coast between Mulla Mulla Down Creek and Cape Missiessy. The marine park encompasses the high water mark out to the limit of State coastal waters and covers almost 209,000 hectares.

Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park consists of six zone types: 'no-take' sanctuary zones, a recreation zone, a special purpose (mangrove protection) zone, special purpose (cultural heritage) zones, special purpose (shore-based activities) zones and a general use zone. 

The management plan for the Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park has been finalised, and includes detailed information on the zones and permitted recreational fishing activities.

Note: The marine park zoning scheme has been gazetted, and a 12 month transition period is currently in place. The fishing prohibitions will take effect from 6th October 2018.

Once the fishing prohibitions take effect, recreational fishing rules will remain unchanged in more than 75 per cent of the marine park.

You can become familiar with the new zones by exploring the interactive map below. While special rules will soon apply in the marine park zones, Statewide recreational fishing rules also apply.


The key species likely to be found in the waters of Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park include barramundi, threadfin, jewfish and mud crabs.  

Eighty Mile Beach also boasts one of the nation’s finest array of shells thanks to the huge population of molluscs inhabiting the sand and mud flats. Remember that there are limits on how many shells you can collect and take home with you. 

More information

For further information about zones, sites and activities in Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks WA website.
To access resources and publications, including the Kimberley Tides newsletter, click on the ‘Downloads and Resources’ tab.

The  Frequently asked questions also provides more details.

Last modified: 20/07/2018 3:49 PM

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