• Beaches

Canal Rocks

Open 24 Hours
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, Canal Rocks Rd, Busselton WA 6280
  • Walk trails
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Free
  • Photography
  • Scenic Spot
    Scenic Spot
  • Scuba Snorkelling & Diving
    Scuba Snorkelling & Diving
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day
  • Walking & Hiking
    Walking & Hiking
  • Wildflower Spotting
    Wildflower Spotting

Witness spectacular seascape views across the Indian Ocean and up and down the remote coastline at Canal Rocks. Thousands of years of the Indian Ocean surging and crashing against this section of granite coastline has chiselled out a narrow channel between the granite rocks. A narrow timber walkway allows for easy access and great views of the rushing ocean beneath. It is always impressive no matter what the weather, but breathtaking when the big storms and swells roll in. 

The timber pathway meanders around and across the rocks, taking in grand seascapes with swirling water to little pools and lagoons where you can look for marine creatures like cheeky crabs to brightly coloured starfish. For something more challenging there are areas to climb over rocks, or take an energetic stroll to the lookout about 500m from the road. For the more adventurous, snorkelling and fishing are popular activities in the sheltered areas but be sure to heed the directional and warning signs. A finger jetty and boat ramp add to the facilities offered. Canal Rocks is on the Cape to Cape Track and is a popular stop for walkers with the freshwater spring located 100m below the track, north of the carpark. Canal Rocks also offers a two kilometre scenic walk to Wyadup Cliffs.  

Google Reviews

Great watching the waves crashing in the canal, would be awesome just after a storm. Worth the drive. david parkin
This place was mesmerising. As you clamber through the boulders and rocks, many easy enough for small children to navigate but others perfect for avid climbers, you'll be able to feel the wind in your hair and taste the salty sea breeze in your mouth. Once you've trekked through the hill of rocks, you'll be able to experience the massive jade blue waves crash up and foam against the rocky shore, and maybe feel a light spray on your face if you get close enough. The rock pools were also stunning in a much more subtle way, especially in contrast to the fiery pigmentation of some of the rocks nearby them. Overall, a lovely excursion for visitors of any age. // CandyCornCrafts //
If your in the area this is a must place for a visit, plenty of rocks to climb over and amazing views. Sturdy shoes and ability to climb or scramble over rocks is almost a must. Neil Pope
This place was beautiful, you have to go if you're in the area and don't forget your bathers. Dorothy Seala
It'll take your breathe away. Put some decent shoes on and go rock jumping for an hour or so you'll love it. Graham Watson
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