THINGS TO DO AT WA BEACHES
Swimming and snorkelling: WA's clear waters, islands, varied marine life and shipwrecks make snorkelling a popular activity. From next year, the Tourism Council will trial swimming with humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef.
Kite and wind surfing: WA is one of the most popular destinations in the world thanks to its consistent conditions. Leighton Beach and Woodman Point are popular local spots.
Fishing: With more than 12,000km of coastline, there is no shortage of water for keen fishers to reel in something good. The North Mole in Fremantle, Woodman Point and South Rock Wall in Hillarys are popular metro spots. Whale watching: Western Australia's whale watching season runs from May to December, one of the longest seasons in the world. Regular tours leave out of Fremantle and Hillarys.
Sea Kayaking: Sea kayaking is an easy way to get closer to WA's marine life, visit our World Heritage-listed marine parks or go for a leisurely paddle. A sea kayaking trip to Penguin Island, near Rockingham, can bring you face to face with penguins and rare Australian sea lions. Surfing/bodyboarding: WA has some of the best surf breaks in the world for professionals and amateurs. While Margaret River is considered our state's surfing hotspot, Trigg Beach, Scarborough and Cottesloe provide more local options.