Whether you’re after a quick dip or a day-long laze, these locally loved chill-out zones, located at various points along The South West Edge, tick all the right boxes: calm, clear waters, gorgeous scenery and unique local charm.
1. The Basin, Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is a mecca for incredible swimming spots – with some of the finest beaches and bays, how could it not be? Plus, it’s a snorkelling paradise and an adventure to The Basin is an absolute must. The swim in this pristine, crystal blue bay surrounded by reef will take your breath away. Don’t forget to pack your snorkel for a proper underwater experience – we promise you’ll be channelling your inner mermaid in no time.
2. Injidup Natural Spa, Yallingup
This may well be Australia’s most stunning natural spa: a blissfully serene rock pool, nestled into the cracks of smoothly rounded boulders, until – crash! – waters topple over one side, creating a fizzy cascade of natural bubbles that fill the pool with delight. Long enjoyed by locals, Injidup Natural Spa is the result of a high rock shelf on one side, which creates a natural barrier against the ocean’s tidal movements. As waves crash onto the rocks, they filter through cracks like natural bubble jets, causing a temporary ‘spa’ in the stunningly clear water. To get here, drive to the car park at the north end of Wyadup Road in Yallingup, then follow the well-worn network of paths downhill (to the left of the carpark) before the trail curves to the right. Be sure to watch your footing; walkways traverse an uneven rock plateau and aren’t marked.