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Ricey Beach

An invigorating space to stop and reflect

For those venturing around Wadjemup / Rottnest Island’s western shores, Ricey Beach is a delightful little find. A secluded beach, it’s quieter than some of the others on the island, making it perfect for a day with the kids and lazy afternoons spent lounging, swimming, and getting away from it all.

Protected by a winding coral reef, its sparkling turquoise waters provide calm refuge from the sun. In combination with the stunning white sand, it’s the ideal afternoon swimming spot.


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Beautiful calm waters for swimming

Audio sign sharing Nyitting (Dreaming) stories

Fishing for all levels of expertise

The Karlinyah Bidi stretch of the Wadjemup Bidi

Where to find Ricey Beach


Hop on the Quokka Coaches Island Explorer bus and get off at Stop 15. Take the walking track down from the road and you’ll find Ricey Beach sprawled out in front of you. Alternatively, jump on your bike for a 20-minute ride from the main Thomson Bay settlement, either around the northern coast or through the island’s central roads.

One of the island’s best fishing destinations

There’s a lot of good fishing off Wadjemup beaches, so choosing the best one is difficult. But Ricey Beach has made a name for itself as having some of the island’s best fishing conditions. 

Calm, tranquil waters bordered by a shallow reef create a safe haven for fish. There are fantastic reef fishing opportunities, with deep fishing holes providing homes for some of WA’s most sought-after fish species. Here you’ll be able to find mulloway, tailor, salmon, skippy, and herring, and even some silver bream, flathead, or flounder if you’re lucky that day.
Ricey Beach
Ricey Beach

Frequently asked questions

It’s a long walk from the main beaches, so the best way to get to Ricey Beach is either via the Quokka Coaches Island Explorer bus (Stop 15), or cycling.
There’s a picnic bench shaded by trees to stop, relax, and unwind.

The closest toilet facilities are located at City of York Bay (four minutes by bike or 15 minutes on foot) and Stark Bay (three minutes by bike or 12 minutes on foot).
The beach itself features a well-sited access ramp that allows for easy access to the beach.