Little Salmon Bay

Situated on the southernmost tip of famous Rottnest Island, about 18km off the coast of Perth, Little Salmon Bay is a must for keen snorkellers. It has a wealth of colourful fish species milling around the bright Pocillopora coral in the bay waters.

Serene Little Salmon Bay is popular with families as it offers soft white sand and calm, sheltered waters that are crystal clear. The beach descends quite steeply into the water for about 80 metres before patchy reefs and rocks appear. They break up the larger waves to less than one metre by the time they reach the shore. Keen snorkellers can follow the Snorkel Trail and learn more about the fish species that inhabit these warm waters.

Free to visit, Little Salmon Bay has no facilities or lifeguard. It is on the local Rottnest Island bus route or you can easily cycle to it from Thomson Bay Settlement a few km away. For non-island residents, getting there involves a 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle or a little longer boat ride from Hillarys Boat Harbour in North Perth.

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