Sun, Sea and Surf
Explore the ocean...
With 138 kilometres of sparkling coastline, the aquatic western border of the Margaret River region is abundant with life and colour, historic shipwrecks and diverse marine life. From rugged rocky bays, dramatic limestone cliffs, secluded white sandy beaches, calm crystal clear waters to thunderous surf - it’s a captivating aquatic playground just waiting to be explored.
- Surf: Margaret River is renowned for its epic surf breaks, and with over 70 surf breaks (not including the secret spots) anyone from a beginner to a pro can enjoy the surfing lifestyle. Don’t have a board? Surfing and stand up paddle boarding lessons or surfboard hire are available from a number of local businesses.
- Get underwater: grab a snorkel and explore the pristine waters and reefs teeming with marine life, or dive down to WA’s most famous shipwreck, the HMAS Swan. Don’t want to get wet? The Busselton Underwater Observatory is eight metres below sea level, so you can explore this enchanting underwater world whilst staying warm and dry.
- Water sports: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming… take your pick!
- Fish: the waters of the Margaret River region offer some great fishing – whether it’s off the beach, on a deep-sea charter or in the local waterways – check if you need a license, then tackle up!
- Beach it: nothing beats a lazy day on the beach – there are plenty of sheltered bays throughout the region, so pack your umbrella, your esky, and your sunscreen – you’ll never want to leave!