The Pinnacles are approximately 250 kilometers away fron Perth along the coast to the north. On the route to the Pinnacles you can make a stop at Guilderton approximately 80 km from Perth. The Moor River opens here into the Indian Ocean.
The town of Lancelin is about 40 km in direction of Cervantes. There is even a small town center with shops at the corner of Gingin Rd./Rock Way. The picture shows the beach towards Lancelin Island on the left.
A few kilometers north of Lancelin you will pass the "Nilgen Nature Park". There is a nice walking path with numerous viewpoints on the shoreline. A typical plant of the area is the Grass Tree (photo).
On the Indian Ocean Drive further to the north, you will see huge white soft mobile dunes. The dunes move about 10 m per year from the coast to the north.
The abandoned town of Gray offers nothing, no shop, no restaurant, no petrol station. But you can go to the beautiful beach. Tip: take enough drinking water with you.
The "Pinnacles" are part of the Nambung National Park. The Nambung National Park is about 12 km south of Cervantes. The "Pinnacles" are the most famous natural wonder of Western Australia. The yellow limestone pillars emerged from plant roots around 500,000 years ago. They are in the "Pinnacles Desert", a small part of the national park. This is also where the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Center and a large parking lot are located. You can drive your car on a sandy road through the desert park or walk around the 3-4 m high stone pillars. It is only 400 m from the visitor center to the first stone pillars. The circuit by car is approximately 3.5 km long. In addition to the "Pinnacles", there are also sand dunes, kangaroos and emus to see. The Discovery Center can be reached via a paved road that branches off from the Indian Ocean Drive. More information about the Nambung National Park see link below.