WALK TRAILS - COASTAL

 

Walk Trails - Coastal IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

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Perth and Suburban Trails | Darling Range | Coastal Walks | South West | Bibbulmun Track

 

Coastal Walk Trails

Erskine Trail | Halls Head Coastal Walk | Heathlands Trail | Lake Pollard Trail | Caves Walk Trail | Yanchep National Park Ghost Walk Trail | Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk | Penguin Island Boardwalk Walk Trail | Cape Peron | Guilderton | Mindarie Dunes | Trigg Mountain | Cottesloe | Woodman Point | Rockingham Beach | Shoalwater | Lake Richmond | Warnbro | Burns Beach

 

Erskine Trail - Mandurah

 

Distance: 6km
Difficulty: Easy.

 

Start point: Len Howard Conservation Reserve

 

You can get to this trail from Mandurah Quays or from Glandart Court, Erskine.

 

The trail skirts the Peel Inlet and there are a number of seats located along the walk. The trail passes through Mandurah Quays Residential Resort where it is sometimes possible to see Dolphins feeding.

 

Halls Head Coastal Walk

 

Distance: 6km
Difficulty: Moderate

 

Facilities: Wheelchair access, Beaches, Viewing points

 

Access from Boardwalk Blvd.

 

The walk runs beside the Indian Ocean and favourite times to walk include dawn and dusk. There are sections of boardwalk and plenty of places to sit. The trail leads to the mouth of the Estuary and the Old Mandurah Bridge.

 

Old Mandurah Bridge

 

Heathlands Trail - Yalgorup National Park

 

Distance: 4.5km
Difficulty: Easy

 

Facilities: BBQs, picnic areas and toilets at Hayward Lake Picnic site. (This is a particularly pathetic picnic site.)

 

Located in Yalgorup National Park. It starts at the information bay on Preston Beach Road. Best times to walk this track are late winter to spring.

 

Lake Pollard Trail - Lake Clifton

 

Distance: 6km
Difficulty: Easy

 

Between October and March the lake is visited by large numbers of black swans. Access is from the entance to Martins Tank campground on Preston Beach Road.

 

Caves Walk Trail - Yanchep National Park

 

Distance: 2km
Difficulty: Easy
Entry fees apply to the park and separate fees to enter the cave.

 

Facilities: Toilets, BBQ, Shelters, Tables, Seats.

 

Wanneroo Road. Yanchep National Park. A tour of the cave takes about 1 hour.

 

Yanchep cave

 

Ghost Walk Trail - Yanchep National Park

 

Distance: 9.2km
Difficulty: Moderate

 

Facilities: BBQ, Cafe, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Shop, Visitor Information Centre, Tavern and accommodation.

 

National Park entry fee applies. The trail leads through wetlands, tuart forest, banksia woodland and coastal heath.

 

It terminates at Cabaret Cave which is not far from the cafe.

 

Reabold Hill Summit Boardwalk - City Beach

 

Distance: 200m
Difficulty: Easy

 

Facilities: Car Park, Toilets, Wheelchair accessible.

 

Accessed from Bold Park in Floreat.

 

At 85 metres this is the highest natural elevation on the coastal plain in the metro area.

 

There is an elevated boardwalk and interpretive signs and some seating.

 

Penguin Island Boardwalk Walk Trail

 

Distance: 1.5km
Difficulty: Moderate

 

Ferry access to the Island (fees apply).

 

Facilities: Interpretive Centre, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Wheelchair accessible.

 

The trail starts by the visitor centre on the island and leads, via boardwalks along the island.

 

Penguin Island

 

Cape Peron - Rockingham

 

Distance: 3km
Difficulty: Easy

 

Walk paths lead from car parks on both sides of the cape and there are a number of different tracks winding around the cape.

 

Apart from the coastal scenery, one of the main attractions are the old WWII military buildings that dot the area.

 

Swimming and snorkelling are popular as Cape Peron is surrounded by reefs.

 

Cape Peron

 

Guilderton

 

Distance: 5km loop
Difficulty: Easy to moderate

 

Follow this trail from the car park next to the caravan park down to the beach and then north along the beach to Tank Road.

 

Turn right along Forrester Road and then turn right again into Gordon Street. This will take you back to your starting point.

 

One of the feature of the walk is the lookout which provides views of the Moore River and the beach.

 

Guilderton

 

Mindarie Dunes

 

Distance: 4km one way
Difficulty: Moderate

 

Car parks are available at either Alexandra View or Long Beach Promenade.

 

Part of this walk is along formed paths behind the beach and part is along the beach itself.

 

Trigg Mountain

 

Distance: 4.3km loop
Difficulty: Easy

 

Park at the Lady Wardle Performing Arts Centre off Elliott Road.

 

This is a good walk to do in spring when the wildflowers are out.

 

Follow the path either clockwise or anti-clockwise as both bring you back to the starting point.

 

Cottesloe Beach

 

Distance: 4km one way
Difficulty: Easy

 

Start opposite Grant Marine Park (next to Grant Street) and head south along the coast.

 

The path leads you past the main beach area to the Vlamingh memorial where you turn around are retrace your steps.

 

Cottesloe

 

Woodman Point

 

Distance: 7km loop
Difficulty: Easy

 

Park opposite John Graham Reserve.

 

Head south along the coast until you reach Woodman Point View. Cross the road and follow the path to the right out to the point.

 

Return to the place where you crossed the road but this time keep straight on until you cross the Jervoise Bay road.

 

Follow the path across O'Kane Crt. Keep following the path north until you pass the road you came in on. Keep left to return to the car park.

 

Woodman Point

 

Rockingham Beach

 

Distance: 5km return
Difficulty: Easy

 

There are a number of car parks along the foreshore at Rockingham Beach. To do this walk park near either Alexandra Reserve (opposite Alexandra Street) or near Rotary Reserve (just west of Bell Street).

 

Follow the path along the beach and you will find a couple of jetties to explore plus a number of cates and restaurants where you can stop and refresh yourself.

 

Toilets are available in at least three places along this route.

 

Rockingham Beach

 

Shoalwater

 

Distance: 2.2km one way.
Difficulty: Easy

 

This walk runs from the west end of Boundary Road in Shoalwater to the Penguin Island Ferry.

 

It is an easy walk to do at any time of year and the coastal scenery is always changing.

 

Toilets are available and it is also possible to take a ferry across to Penguin Island where another short walk awaits.

 

Shoalwater

 

Lake Richmond - Rockingham

 

Distance: 2.8km Loop.
Difficulty: Easy

 

Although there is a walk trail around this lake and a lookout tower on the eastern side, there is a lack of other facilities like toilets, BBQs and car parking areas that would make the walk more worth while.

 

There are some seats and shelters on the Safety Bay Road side of the lake and the nearest public toilets are along Palm Beach.

 

Across the road from the Lake is the Naragebup Discovery Centre which is worth checking out.

 

Shoalwater

 

Warnbro Coast

 

Distance: 6.4km One way.
Difficulty: Easy

 

The walk can be split into several sections if you don't want to do it all at once. There are a number of different car parks along the coast where you can begin and end your trip.

 

To do the whole walk you can start at Port Kennedy and walk north along the coastal path. This is also an idea track for bicycles.

 

A good spot to end the walk is the park opposite Tropicaca Way where you will find toilets, BBQs, seats and shelters. An alternate stop would be another BBQ area just north of Francis Street.

 

Warnbro Coast

 

Burns Beach

 

Distance: 3.48Km One way.
Difficulty: Easy

 

This walk runs south from Burns Beach along the coast to Ocean Reef.

 

The track runs along the top of a series of smalls cliffs and there are a number of small bays dotted along the way.

 

You can cut the walk short by leaving the path at the car park and shelter near Discover Circuit. The path is sealed and is ideal for bicycles and wheelchairs.

 

Burns Beach

 

Check out WalkGPS for detailed information on many walk trails

 

 

 

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