The rough and tumble times of early whaling have made way for peace and tranquility at Fowlers Bay, where the sand hills are awesome and fishing is fine.
Named by Matthew Flinders, in honour of his First Lieutenant Robert Fowler, the site was later used by explorer Edward John Eyre as a base camp for his historic overland journey to Albany.
Fowlers Bay, situated in the Fowlers Bay Conservation Park, has a seaside caravan park, kiosk (serving diesel only) and holiday units. Take time to observe the wildlife both onshore and offshore.
Just a couple of hours drive from Fowlers Bay is Head Bight. During the whale watching season from May to October, you can view the magnificent Southern Right Whales.
Fowlers Bay is blessed with an abundance of good fishing including Mulloway, Whiting, Garfish, Tommy Ruff, Trevally and Sweep to name a few. For the casual fisherman, Fowlers Bay jetty is just a short walk from your accommodation. Nearby Scott’s Beach and ‘Mexican Hat’ are very popular for surf fishing.
Spectacular beaches, unspoilt coastline, rugged cliffs and sand hills are all close to Fowlers Bay.