The best beaches of Margaret River, Western Australia

The Best beaches of Margaret River and the South West region

The beaches of the Margaret River and South West Region of Western Australia, we believe, are some of the best in the world and trust us we have spent many summer days frolicking with the family and surfing some epic waves, at all of these on our list below.

They are uncrowded, with white sands, turquoise waters and rocky granite outcrops. From long stretches of coastline to protected coves, little lagoons and swimming holes.

From June to November you can spot migrating whales from lookouts along the coast. Walk along some stunning walk trails and boardwalks and be surrounded by wildflowers from August to November.

Let’s not forget that the region is famous for world-class surf breaks and hosts the Margaret River Surf Pro each year (Read our blog here) attracting international champs from all over the world.

So we think the perfect holiday in this incredible corner of our state combines lazy days relaxing at some of these beaches, getting out and exploring the forests and caves and indulging in award-winning wines, crafted boutique beers and fresh local produce. Best of all the holiday starts just a 3hr drive from Perth.

Busselton:

Busselton Foreshore

Family beach with safe swimming and calm waters, a nearby playground, cafes and the famous Busselton Jetty with its train and Underwater Observatory.

Dunsborough:

Meelup

Family beach, one of the most picturesque beaches and one of our most favourites. Calm water for swimming, completely protected from wind and waves. Grassed picnic and bbq areas. Just down the road from Wise Winery and Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

Eagle Bay

Family beach, just the next bay from Meelup. Safe swimming and rocky outcrops to explore. Also close to Wise Winery and Eagle Bay Brewing Co, great spots for lunch before a dip in the ocean.

Bunker Bay

Family beach, a 2km stretch of white sandy beach, the next beach in the area after Eagle Bay. Pullman Resort Bunker Bay is located here so why not stay a few nights. Also, Bunker’s Beach Café is a great spot for Breakfast or lunch overlooking the beach.

Castle Rock, Castle Bay

Explore rugged scenery of the large orange granite rock formations, spot whales from Whale Lookout. Enjoy some scenic walking tracks.

Yallingup:

Smith's Beach

A hot spot for surfing, one of the most popular beaches in the Margaret River region. Beautiful white sands and turquoise waters and a challenging surf break even for the pros.

Injidup Natural Spa

This hidden gem is fast becoming an Instagram hot spot for its sheer beauty. Rock formations have created a protected pool and the waves gently trickle over the rocks forming a waterfall. Quite amazing and definitely one of our favourite beaches.

Margaret River Discovery Tour, Western Australia

Margaret River:

Gnarabup, Prevelly

Family beach and one of the most popular swimming beaches. There is a limestone cliff for great views over the ocean, it has a boat launch and café and is not far from Margaret River town.

Augusta:

Hamelin Bay

Family beach and a must visit of the region. This beautiful spot is where you can meet the famous friendly stingrays. There’s an old jetty which makes for great photos and a boat ramp and caravan park nearby.

Peaceful Bay, near Walpole

Family beach and holiday spot for summer. Long stretches of white beach, this beach is part of the famous Bibbulmun Track and has some nice walking trails.

Hamelin Bay Giant Stingrays

 

Denmark:

Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks, Denmark

Family beach. A beautiful cove to explore with large granite rock outcrops, another stunning spot for photos and snorkelling, the rocks create safe swimming pools in the ocean.

Albany:

Little Beach, Two People’s Nature Reserve, near Albany

Named the ‘Best Beach in WA’ for its squeaky white sand, turquoise waters, green and granite rock coastal scenery.

Middleton Beach, Albany

Albany’s main beach. Calm waters, it has BBQs and picnic area, café, restaurant and fish and chips shop are within walking distance, a large jetty and a pontoon during summer. The Ellen Cove boardwalk takes you up the hill for great views over the bays