Beaches & Water Activities
The waters that surround the island are often described as glass, crystal… unforgettable
A sea this clear isn’t just an invitation to experience island stillness, it allows you to witness life thriving beneath the surface. Curious stingrays play with the motion of gentle waves; schools of tropical fish follow the warm Leeuwin Current; marine gardens grow in the safety of an underwater sanctuary.
With a vast collection of beaches and bays, all connected by the embrace of water, it’s easy to find a secluded spot for yourself.
The Indian Ocean that wraps around the shores of the island will offer a tropical current to snorkellers at Little Salmon Bay, while playing with swimmers at The Basin, and delivering spectacular views for those paused on the boardwalk at West End.
For those exploring by boat, the vastness of the sea expands in front of you. Out there, you feel like a small part of something much bigger.
Swim, snorkel, dive, or venture out to deeper seas; however you choose to wander in the waters of Rottnest Island, the experience will stay with you long after you leave the shore.
Tips for a time well spent
Make your visit even more meaningful with helpful advice from those in the know.