This very unassuming beach is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Australia following the Great Barrier Reef. "Really?", I hear you say.
Yes, really. It is here that every evening at dusk the Fairy Penguins (Little Penguins) return from the sea to this narrow corner of this beach and waddle to their burrows. The spectacle draws more, and more visitors. Happily this area is very well controlled and visitors can enjoy the spectacle without interrupting their passage or damaging their habitat.
Fairy Penguin populations are under threat from human population. Here they are well protected from both human and foxes. It is estimated that there are now less that 1 million remaining in Australian territories.
Read more about the penguins here
Read more about the conservation of penguins here
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