The South West has over a thousand kilometres of coastline, from tranquil bays and bright blue lagoons to limestone cliffs and rugged granite headlands. Best of all, the region is lucky enough to have a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunny days to truly enjoy a day at the beach.
If you’re in search of the bustling atmosphere of the European seaside, head to the local town beaches where ice-cream vans and cafes await. If you want to search out your little slice of private heaven, it’s never too far away.
Here are some of our favourite South West beaches:
Blossoms Beach, Bremer Bay
Just one of the many turquoise beaches in the area.
Geographe Bay, Busselton
Close to the Busselton Jetty, cafes and picnic facilities, with ocean pool lanes open in summer.
Gnarabup Beach, Margaret River
Tucked in a protected bay with a cafe on site.
Greens Pool, Denmark
A shallow cove, beautiful for photos and a spot of snorkelling.
Misery Beach, Albany
A secluded white sand beach in the Torndirrup National Park, named Tourism Australia's Best Beach in 2022.
Hamelin Bay, near Augusta
Secluded camp spot great for families who love the outdoors. Also, home to a number of friendly stingrays.
Koombana Bay, Bunbury
Easy access, good for dolphin spotting.
Little Beach, near Albany
Squeaky white sand and breathtaking blue water.
Margaret River Mouth
This lifesaver-patrolled beach is where the Margaret River meets the Indian Ocean.
Meelup Beach and Bunker Bay, Dunsborough
Picture-perfect, with brilliant white sand.
Middleton Beach, Albany
Calm waters with areas for BBQs and picnics. Also features ocean pool lanes during summer.
Peaceful Bay, near Denmark
Great family holiday spot during summer.
Smiths Beach, Yallingup
A long stretch of white sandy beach hugging crystal-clear blue water.
Australian beaches are among some of the best in the world. We hope you enjoy them, but please take a moment to get clued up on rip currents and coastal dangers by visiting the Surf Life Saving Western Australia website.