Hamelin Bay

Best Beaches in Western Australia – You Must Visit in 2024

If you’re a beach lover, you won’t be disappointed in Western Australia. There are plenty of beaches to choose from and all of them have something unique to offer you. Whether you’re looking for a place to swim, snorkel, fish, or picnic, there is a beach for you.

While travelling through Western Australia we found the best beaches in Western Australia. A road trip is a perfect way to visit as many beaches as possible but you could just pick your favourites and spend a day there.

Some beaches make a perfect pair because they’re close together. That way you can visit even more of the best beaches in Western Australia. Others are further away, but every beach on this list is worth your time and energy.

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Eagle Bay Beach, Dunsborough

Eagle Bay beach
Eagle Bay Beach

Eagle Bay Beach is situated right outside of Dunsborough in the Margaret River Region. If you’re looking for a bounty beach, this is it! The beautiful clear turquoise water and perfect white sand makes you feel like you stepped into a dream.

Because it’s facing North it’s one of the best swimming beaches and a perfect place for families and children. But you could go fishing, kayaking, or snorkelling as well. Of course, there is plenty of room to enjoy a picnic or a barbecue to end a perfect day.

Meelup Beach, Dunsborough

Meelup Beach
Meelup Beach

Meelup Beach is situated on Eagle Bay-Meelup Road, right outside of Dunsborough. If you want to visit two of the top beaches of Western Australia in one day Eagle Bay Beach & Meelup Beach are a perfect pair.

There is a huge picnic area before you enter the beach which has trees to provide some shade on those hot summer days. This is another bounty beach with clear turquoise waters and white sand. Perfect for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, or Stand-Up Paddleboarding.

Hamelin Bay, Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay
Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay is one of the best beaches in south Western Australia because you can swim with stingrays! It is situated just north of Augusta in the Margaret River Region on the southwest coast. Stingrays visit this beach on a regular basis and sometimes get fed scraps by the fishermen.

Although stingrays are the main attraction, there are other things to do in Hamelin Bay, including swimming, fishing, and snorkelling. There is a huge limestone rock on the left side of the beach that’s worth a visit.

Greens Pool, Denmark

Greens Pool
Greens Pool

The best thing about heading to Greens Pool is the surprise you get once you head over the dune. All of a sudden you see the clear turquoise and blue waters finding their way around rock collections next to the breathtaking white sand of the beach.

Go for a stroll along the coastline, swim or snorkel in the clear water, or just find a nice spot on the beach to relax and chill. If you’re looking for a little adventure, hike over the rocks toward Elephant Rocks instead of taking the stairs.

Elephant Rocks, Denmark

Elephants Rock
Elephants Rock

Right next to Greens Pool you will find Elephant Rocks. While you hike up to the viewpoint you see where the name comes from. The rocks in the ocean look like a group of elephants. There is a staircase that descends down between the rocks into Elephant Cove, where you can walk through a narrow section of the rocks onto the beach.

The beach is situated in a cove, but because it’s more exposed to the elements, people generally tend to swim and chill by the beach around the corner at Greens Pool. If you want to visit two of the best beaches of Western Australia in one day Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks are a perfect match.

Waterfall Beach, Denmark

Waterfall Beach
Waterfall Beach

Just up the road from Greens Pool and Elephant Rock, you will find a couple more beaches. Waterfall Beach is one of them. The beach is somewhat sheltered with beautiful turquoise waters. The waterfall is on the far side of the beach but you’ll spot it in winter only.

It’s great for swimming because it’s secluded but you could do some fishing as well. Or hike over the rock formation on the beach. Just make sure to watch the tide. There is a gravel road that runs out to Lights Beach and Madfish Bay, both popular locations for picnicking, swimming, and fishing.

Twilight Beach, Esperance

Twilight Beach
Twilight Beach

Twilight Beach is one of the beaches that is part of the Great Ocean Drive near Esperance. Facing southeast, Twilight Beach continues for 3.2 km in length and becomes more sheltered the further west you head.

This beach is perfect for families and children because of the shallow calm waters. It’s great for swimming and surfing and you could go fishing as well. The beautiful rock formations in the water just give this beach a little extra.

11-Mile Beach, Esperance

11 Mile Beach
11 Mile beach

11-Mile Beach is situated 11 miles outside of Esperance, hence its name. The best part of this beach is the view from the top of the staircase leading to the beach. The beaches changes with the tides creating a lagoon at high tide.

Take a swim around the lagoon (or just walk, because the water is quite shallow) and enjoy paradise. Because it’s sheltered from the prevailing winds it’s perfect on a breezy day and a great beach for late in the afternoon.

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Visit the best beaches in Western Australia

If you’re visiting Western Australia you cannot get around the beautiful beaches. We hope you get inspired by this list and plan a visit to your favourite best beaches in Western Australia. Spend a day or two exploring one or two beaches, even if the weather is a bit off.

We were both lucky and unlucky with the weather but still, we loved every single minute of exploring Western Australia and its beaches. If you see a sign while you’re travelling by car, just take a minute to stop and admire the view. You won’t be disappointed! 

Our guest writers are from the travel blog Boots & Sunshine.

Boots & Sunshine is a Travel Blog for Long-term Travelers & Backpackers. It’s run by Rieneke & Kenji Elzerman and is based on their travel experiences. They have been on the road since 2016. Boots & Sunshine focuses on budget-friendly locations, slow travel & unique experiences all over the world.

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