Make A Splash At Perth’s Snorkelling Hotspots

When the mercury is rising, sometimes all you need is a quick dip in the ocean to help you cool off. But if you’re bored of the same old beach activities, why not take your aquatic adventure to the next level with a bit of snorkelling? Just grab your goggles and take your pick from Perth’s finest choices!

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Mettam’s Pool

Clear blue waters surrounded by a stunning coral reef? Sign us up, mate. Mettam’s Pool is one of the crowning jewels of Perth’s coastal scenery, and it’s absolutely unmissable during the summertime. All sorts of beautiful plants and animals dwell beneath the surface, and once you’re done snorkelling your way through the reefs, you can spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach. Pure summertime bliss.

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Marmion Marine Park

A tranquil expanse of reefs, islands, caves and lagoons, Marmion Marine Park is basically snorkelling heaven. You could explore the area for days and not come close to seeing all that it has to offer – so you’d better get started! Keep an eye out for sea lions lounging around on the beach, and see how many types of fish you can spot in a single session.

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Burns Beach

With its rugged, moss-covered rocks and pristine white sands, Burns Beach is undeniably gorgeous. But you may be surprised to learn that some of its most incredible sights are actually underwater. Both Burns Beach and its neighbour, Yanchep Beach, boast gorgeously reefy areas just crying out to be snorkelled. You’ll see heaps of marine life, and if you’re lucky you may even encounter the elusive Dhufish, which can grow to over 10 kilos. Now that’s surely worth taking the trip!

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Image credit: Tours to Go
Image credit: Tours to Go

Parker Point Promontory, Rottnest Island

Known for its sea lions, seals and unimaginably cute quokkas (they just look so happy all the time!) Rottnest Island is a true wildlife paradise. There’s all sorts of wonderful things to see and do across the island, but today we’re focusing only on Parker Point Promontory on the south. The reefs here stretch out for miles at sea, creating rocky lagoons that are simply perfect for snorkelling. You may even run into a grey nurse shark – and your brave tales about going swimming with sharks will be good at parties for years to come!

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Image credit: Yallingup Beach Resort
Image credit: Yallingup Beach Resort

Yallingup Lagoon

In case you haven’t had enough impossibly pretty lagoons, here’s another one for good measure. The waters off Yallingup Beach are calm, warm and dazzlingly blue, and make for a fine day’s snorkelling. The calm, shallow waters are protected from the wind and the waves, so it’s the perfect spot for beginners to explore. Yes, Yallingup is a full three hours’ drive from Perth, but trust us – it’s worth making the trip.

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