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Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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All reviews salmon picnic lunch crystal clear water beautiful beach coral reef the bus colorful fishes fine white sand bike ride small beach rented bikes walk along the beach snorkeling spot main area great for kids sunny day day trip
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome beach, very beautiful but take note that there are no facilities here, no toilets, no change rooms.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TravelQueenJean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you only have the time to visit one beach on Rottnest, make it this one. Safe swimming, fun snorkelling and pristine white sand. The stop on the island bus is number 7, or rent a bike and be prepared for some hills. From the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sw11mike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great long sandy beach with coral snorkelling. Check wind direction first, can get busy on the south side when an easterly blows. The walk along the beach is great and you may see stingrays in the water.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jamestasmorris
Reviewed February 14, 2019

We were meandering our way across Rottnest on bike when we came upon this pristine beach. The one you would imagine when you think summer on a secluded white sandy beach with clear turquoise waters. Minus the secluded part (it's very easy to get to),...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Junichini
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

When the wind is Easterly this is the place to be. On bus stop #7 this place can be pretty busy, but the beach is wide and it never really feels crowded. If you are snorkelling go out on the right of the rocks that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank GPA1966
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Ferry leaves Sorrento Pier and the ride was good and comfortable. There is a fee to pay on Rottnest Island as well but that includes using the bus service around. Dont leave it too late to return to the Ferry erminal on the Island as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Trevor E
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful bay to stop and enjoy the amazing views at and have a snorkel too!! Lots of fish to see and the waters were so so clear! Nice spot to have some lunch if you bought it with you!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KatieC38
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Salmon bay was gorgeous for a swim! I went when it was cloudy and windy, the water was a beautiful green and visibility went on forever despite the clouds! Make sure you book early to ensure you have a bike, otherwise the hop-on hop-off bus...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank MDMarie
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Go in September before school holidays. Get going early on the first bus or bike it to have the beach to yourself. There is a fantastic Osprey nest here to check out.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ReefQueenCairns
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Crystal clear water allows you to see the sandy floor and colorful fishes just on your naked eyes. Salmon bay suits highly for those who are for looking for high rewards in a quick snorkeling session. Me and my family were blessed to watch a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Debra F
March 19, 2019|
Response from GPA1966 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, as it’s probably the most popular beach after the Basin on the island, so there’s always a few people around unless it’s a terrible day.
Debra F
March 15, 2019|
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Response from Botway | Reviewed this property |
Bike or bus, buses run continuously throughout the day.