Cape Naturaliste – Lighthouse
Only 13 kilometres from Dunsborough, the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse is one of the most popular attractions in the Geographe Bay and Margaret River Region.
Easier than most lighthouses to climb, the lighthouse tower, and the restored cottages reveal the fascinating maritime history of the Cape region.
This beautifully restored heritage precinct includes the period-themed Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Cafe, offering delicious coffee, refreshments and light lunches.
Injidup – North – Natural Spa
At first, it seems just another majestic rockpool – something WA doesn’t exactly lack, but through the cracks of the rocks the surf blasts through, creating a spa-like experience.
To find this, head out of Yallingup towards Margaret River and you’ll stumble down Wyadup Road. It takes you to Injidup – which is also worth checking out: catch it on a good day and it has a solid wedge of a wave. Instead of turning left to Injidup, follow Wyadup Road to the end carpark, walk down the rocks on the left, and to the right is the natural spa.
Prevelly – River Mouth
Prevelly is where the Margaret River meets the ocean. A great place for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and walks through the beautiful landscape.
The image/statue above is part of the Public Art Trail in Margaret River (click for external link – new tab).
Margaret River River Mouth is a destination and a surf break. The river mouth itself comes gracefully through the hillside and out onto the beach. The break is consistent with nice lefts on both reefs. A popular surfing location just north of Surfers Point.
Where the Indian Ocean and Margaret River meet, is the river mouth. The natural beauty of the river mouth is amazing, the surfing is great too!
Yallingup – South Beach Car Park
Yallingup is a small coastal hamlet nestled into the hillside, overlooking one of the region’s well-known surf beaches.
The coastline here is dramatic. Jagged rocks and high cliff faces are met by a haze of sea spray from the swell below. It has been touted that Yallingup means ‘Place of Love’ in the local Aboriginal dialect, a rumour that sprouted due to the popularity of Yallingup as a wedding and honeymoon location.
In fact, Yallingup means ‘Place of Caves’, as the town sits above an extensive cave network in the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge.
Yallingup has bred some of the world’s greatest surfers and you’ll soon see why with a visit to Yallingup Beach, Smiths Beach and Injidup.
They’re awesome places to watch the surf (and the surfers!). The tranquil crystal clear lagoon at Yallingup Beach is lovely for snorkelling and swimming and one of the main Yallingup attractions.
And a swim is especially deserved if you’ve explored a bit further along the pristine white sandy beach to the rugged cliffs or on the Cape to Cape Track.