Western Australia is known across the globe for its amazing coastline and stunning beaches, and the South West Edge is no exception.
We know sometimes you want to head away from the most well-known spots and find a secret sanctuary just for you – and with a coastline like ours, that’s no problem. There are so many secret little beaches along The Edge, so we thought we’d share some of our favourites – just don’t tell anyone! Here are our top seven hidden gems to explore this summer.
1. Mary Cove, Rottnest Island
There’s no shortage of amazing beaches on Rottnest Island, but if you’re looking for a quiet spot to soak up the sun and don your mask and flippers, it doesn’t get much better than Mary Cove. This is a sanctuary zone, meaning fishing is prohibited, leaving the beautiful ocean waters clear for you to swim and snorkel in. The cove is protected from waves by natural rock formations, so it’s great for kids or a relaxing dip. It’s easy to see why this hidden spot is loved by locals and visitors alike, and it’s a nice change to the busier spots on the island.
2. Sandtrax Beach, Fremantle
With a backdrop of shipping containers and cranes – this beach couldn’t get any more Freo. The beach is located in North Fremantle, and there is no official carpark – but it is worth finding yourself a park on the roadside to explore this off-the-beaten-track beach. This is the perfect spot to escape the crowds and feel like you’re on your very own private beach. However, this is a favourite spot for local surfers, so you may have to share the water with them – or just watch as you laze from your towel.