Western AustraliaSouthwest Free All Year Outdoor
Beach

Yallingup Beach

A captivating white sandy beach with a curvaceous shoreline that accentuates the Southwest’s vibrant sunsets. A popular beach for surfers to ride waves, snorkelers to admire the coral reef, and sunbakers to perfect their tan. 

A large, shady grassed area is located near the dunes with a beloved playground and picnic tables. 

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Price

Free

Time Spent

30-120minutes

Fitness level: Easy

Hours

24 hours7 days

Look Around

Parking lotParking lot
Walking along paved path to the beachWalking along paved path to the beach
Surfing code of ethics sign at entrance.
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Look around Yallingup Beach
Soft, golden sands contrasted with deep blue waters of Yallingup Lagoon.Soft, golden sands contrasted with deep blue waters of Yallingup Lagoon.
Stormy sunset view of rocks near southern parking lot.Stormy sunset view of rocks near southern parking lot.
The natural beauty of Yallingup Beach.

Who Will Like Yallingup Beach

Relaxation Guru

Lay a towl down on the sand and soak up a little vitamin D while reading your favorite book.

Recreational Athlete

Pull out your surfboard and feel the adrenaline rush riding the waves in one of Australia’s best surfing beaches. 

Nature Lover

Feel the soft sand between your toes and listen to the waves crashing in the background as you stroll along the coastline or sit and watch the sunset.

Fun Expert

Enjoy a morning at the beach snorkelling, swimming and building sandcastles before sharing a picnic with family and friends. 

Photography Whiz

Head down to the beach at golden hour to capture sunrays dancing on the waves as the sun sets over the sea. 

Road Tripper

Spend a day at the beach as you journey around Western Australia’s exquisite southwest coastline. 

Insider Tips For Yallingup Beach

Dedicated surfers catch the best waves at the crack of dawn while swimmers and sunbakers line the sand with towels in the mid morning. 

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Where Is It

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Yallingup Beach, Western Australia, Australia

How To Get There

Car

Free • Ample parking in 2 large carparks.

Driving directions... Walking directions from car...

Bus (5295)

Walk west down a series of concrete steps.

Walking directions from bus... Google Map directions may be inaccurate

What To Bring

Do:
  • Sunscreen. SPF 15+ or higher.
  • Hat for sun protection.
  • Picnic basket full of delicious goodies.
  • Book for a relaxing read.
  • Beach towel.
Don't:
  • Valuable belongings like jewelry or large quantities of cash.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Yes

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Sunset

Tips: The best photos are taken from north of the main carpark. The green bushland makes a dramatic backdrop against the hot pink and burnt orange colors of sunset.

Drones

Drones allowed: Yes (subject to national/regional rules)

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

Several picnic tables and barbeques are located within the large grassed area adjacent to the main carpark. Alternatively, Shaana Café and Restaurant sells takeaway meals like hamburgers and hot and cold drinks, and is open for sitdown service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The café is closed during winter months.

Backstory

Yallingup means "place of caves" in the language of the indigenous Wardandi people. The beach is now one of the most popular surfing beaches in Australia and is considered a go-to spot for professional surfers perfecting their skills. It’s also a favorite location for weddings and honeymooners. 

Etiquette

Do:
  • Clear picnic tables and barbecues after use. Leave the area clean for the next visitors.
  • Keep dogs on leads  and clean up after them.
Don't:
  • Litter. There are plenty of garbage bins around.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Sunsets are beautiful and vibrant.
  • Surfing and body boarding. World-class waves. 
Could Be Better:
  • Cafe closed during winter months.
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