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 extra 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.
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, Canal Rocks Rd, Busselton WA 6280, Australia
4.8 (1947 Google reviews)
Trevor Holland04 September 2023
Great place the raw power of nature is on show and it’s stunning certainly worth a visit and then a short drive to Yallingup for refreshments
Every photo is brilliant not due to the photographer but the scenery it’s amazing
Young and old love this place it’s so colourful and the noise of the waves reminds you just how powerful the ocean can be
Go and see it for yourself
Hector Niam12 July 2023
A nice place to take a look at the waves and coast. Pretty chilly at the evenings during winter. You could climb the rocks to enjoy better views. But be careful though as the rocks are slippery. Great thing is there is a public toilet near the carpark. Recommended to come here visit!
Zeglar “Zeg” Fergus30 March 2023
Great views of Canal Rocks from the Cape to Cape track. This is a relatively busy beach access point with a large carpark. The access road crosses the trail so need to keep an ear open to vehicle traffic.
Ivanka Marincic09 April 2023
Nice view, kids loved climbing the rocks, make sure you wear Sneakers as some areas of rocks can be tricky . Platform walks you across to main rock area , where you can sit and watch waves crash, visited on a weekday about noon and was busy .
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