Canal Rocks

Star 4.8 (1855 Google reviews)

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.  

Location

Canal Rocks

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, Canal Rocks Rd, Busselton WA 6280, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.8 (1855 Google reviews)
4wding and Camping Western Australia 17 April 2022

Beautiful spot for a swim and to just enjoy the scenery. A must visit if your into photography as the rocks and ocean can provide excellent background. Great protected boat ramp with concrete bottom and solid jetty. Plenty of parking available and public toilets. Dog friendly Well worth a visit...

Markiel Giles Ramos 28 September 2022

Nothing much to say about visiting Canal Rocks other than the beautiful water crashing into the rocks. It tends to be very crowded on peek time and it’s very hard for my big group to move out. It wasn’t fun having a lot of people blocking the only path for going in and out. I highly suggest taking a safer way to climb the rocks to get a better view of the ocean.

Kit Teguh 14 August 2022

If I have to choose only one place to go to in the Southwest, I'd choose Canal Rocks. This is one of the prettiest spots to watch the sunset and no matter what the weather is, it is always stunning. It's always fun to climb around the rocks here, I've been climbing them since I was in primary school. Just look after yourself over here, because there is always the temptation to keep climbing, but when the tide's are getting high, there's a bit of melodrama with the waves. There's nothing like the sight of a massive wave crashing over the rocks while the water bleeds through right under the footbridge. There's so much going on here so stay humble and enjoy the view.

T and L Webster 09 March 2022

Awesome spot. The walkways partially rebuilt so you can get a great view. Water at beach adjacent the boat ramp is so clear, great snorkeling. Change rooms were clean. Couldn't find a bin which was weird.