Castle Rock Bay

Star 4.8 (124 Google reviews)

Castle Rock Bay

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Located on the east side of Cape Naturaliste, this calm, turquoise bay is protected from the westerly winds and ocean swell. Perfect for swimming, fishing and relaxing. Castle Rock is located at the end of Castle Bay, accessed by a meander along the beach or via the Meelup Trail. A climb to the top will offer spectacular views.
It is a picturesque spot for a picnic with gas BBQs, picnic tables and wheelchair access.

If you're a lover of wildflowers, this is the place to come - head east on the coastal track towards Castle Rock and the whale lookout or head west towards Meelup Beach and you find several varieties of Spider, Mustard, Jug, Donkey and possibly the rare Cape orchid. Native Rose, Pimeleas Hooded Lily and Acacias (Wattles) can also be spotted here. 

It is also a great surf break if you venture off the beach. When the swells are big and dangerous along the coast head to castle rock because it is protected and holds good swell, with great long rides.

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Castle Rock Bay

Castle Rock Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.8 (124 Google reviews)
Emily Keye 26 February 2022

Beautiful area! Car park is close by with long drop loos. Meelup beach is a 2km walk away with flushing loos and showers. Beautiful coastal area to explore. Very interesting also to see the dividing line between the fire and non affected area. Such a contrast! Lovely water...So clear. The flies were too friendly tho!

Cindy Si 29 September 2022

Easy quick walk to reach this beautiful natural formation. Accessible via bush trail or from the beach. A fun activity for the kids as they spotted some crabs hiding amongst the rocks.

Kit Teguh 13 August 2022

If you're driving down from Eagle Bay, you're probably thinking that this coast is on an absolute roll. Basically each beach you're stopping by is prettier than the one before it. I love Castle Rock because of well, the rocks, the view of the water and the trail that leads up to Meelup. It's places like Castle Rock that make you realise how special this corner of the globe really is.

Nick Guglielmino 24 August 2022

A must visit for any tourist. An ABSOLUTE must for any reasonably fit and mobile persons. It isn't difficult to climb to the very top of the Castle Rock. Often there are fishermen catching salmon off the rocks. Bring shoes and follow the path to the top, worth the hike 5/5! Do yourself a favour and if in the Southwest, visit this place on a good day as a PRIORITY!!! Note: I actually got stung by a bee while on the top as sometimes they next in the crevices... fair point to note if you are allergic!