Top Swimming Beaches

Busselton Foreshore

This beach is very popular for its safe swimming under normal conditions.

A tidal swimming enclosure is located just west of the Jetty, otherwise people swim all along the beach.

The calm waters and nearby playground make it a great place for families and people wanting a relaxing beach experience.

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Dunsborough Foreshore and Old Boat Ramp

The pristine Dunsborough Foreshore is an idyllic place for a beach day, with extremely calm waters protected by sand banks close to the shore.

Stand up paddle boarding is perfect for these sheltered waters, and equipment is available to purchase or hire during the warmer months.

The old boat ramp is a hive of fun in summer, as families flock to enjoy the large swimming enclosure and pontoon.

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No visit to the region is complete without a visit to this beautiful beach. 

Located near Dunsborough, Meelup is also protected by Geographe Bay and its serene waters attract many visitors.

The beach provides the perfect setting for a family picnic with plenty of shade in the form of beautiful native trees.  Facilities include excellent public change rooms, toilets and showers.

There is also a coastal track which winds its way along the coast, allowing an exquisite view of the bay from a multitude of different vantage points.


Eagle Bay

The opal colours of vivid turquoise water, bright green vegetation and blazing red rocks give way to the dazzling white sandy beach.

Facing north, this is one of the best swimming beaches with its sweeping wide beach and shallow calm water.

It is also great for kayaking, snorkelling, photography and picnicking with a shady spot near Point Piquet.

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Bunker Bay

Bunker Bay is a calm watered beach where you can swim, fish, paddle out to the surf break that the locals call ‘The Farm’ and snorkelers can check out some fantastic marine life in the bay.

Whales are regularly from the shore during spring. At the northern end of the bay there is a walk trail leading to Cape Naturaliste.



Yallingup Beach provides a protected lagoon that is perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

You may also like to try your luck at some fishing, soak up some rays while you read a book, or build sand castles with the kids.

Yallingup is also a great place to watch surfers catching breaks at the back of the reef.


Smiths Beach

Smiths Beach is a long, spacious beach of clean white sand, big waves and crystal-clear blue water, making it one of the most popular beaches in

The Margaret River Region. Smiths is a fantastic spot for all sorts of big-wave beach activities, including swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, long walks and sunbathing.

Smiths is also great year-round for walking and beach combing.


Cowaramup Bay

Cowaramup Bay is located at Gracetown and faces north, bringing shelter from the strong winds of summer, and making it popular with holidaymakers and surfers


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