MUTTONBIRD BEACH

 

 

Muttonbird - Western Australia

 

GPS 35 02 45 S 117 41 35 E

 

 

 

 

Toilets available Pets allowed on leash Boat launching possible Swimming allowed Fishing allowed (some sites may require a freshwater license.) Sight seeing area Walk trails Unpowered water craft allowed Authorised parking facilities Day use site only - no camping

 

 

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Muttonbird Beach is located between Albany and Denmark and is accessed via Lower Denmark Road and Muttonbird Road.

The name originates with bird, more properly known as a shearwater or petrel. The name muttonbird apparently comes from the fact that the bird tastes something like mutton. There is a breeding population of Flesh-footed Shearwaters and Little Penguins on the island just off the coast.

The island is sometimes mistakenly called Muttonbird Island but the correct name is Shelter Island. The island is primarily granite and is partly vegetated.

The island was declared a 1A class nature reserve in 1973.

There is a lookout at the northern car park where you will also find a vehicle track leading down to the beach. The beach is 4x4 territory only.

A foot path leads down from the southern car park to a small beach just opposite the island.

Diving, fishing, surfing and swimming are all popular at this site. Walking is another activity and the Bibbulmun Track passes along this coast.

 

 

 

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