If you wander down to the Hamelin Bay Jetty or the boat ramp at Hamelin Bay, you will notice black shadows moving throught the water close to shore. Don’t panic, they are just the stingrays who have become somewhat of a tourist attraction!
Patting and feeding of the sting rays is not encouraged, though you are more than welcome to take plenty of photos. The locals normally post signs on the jetty during school holidays to let everyone know that the stingrays are friendly and are not to be harmed.
The best time to see these fascinating creatures are when the fishing boats come into shore, as the stingrays like to feed off the scraps left by the fishermen. This happens usually early in the morning or late afternoon.