This stretch of coastline is a little unusual for the region – instead of sandy beaches the coast is covered in rock and pebbles.
Wyadup Beach (Injidup Natural Spa)
It’s a great place to watch the sunset. You can also hike and beachcomb between the Wyadup car park and Canal Rocks, which is a little over 1 km north.
Just a few minutes drive from the bustling little town of Yallingup, towards Margaret River along Caves Road, you’ll find a road heading west (Wyadup Road). Following it right to the end there’s a carpark with amazing views of the Indian Ocean. You’ll probably bump into a few surfers trying to catch the waves down at the beach, but a little hike from the carpark to the right you’ll find a large rock pool, but it’s no ordinary rockpool. It’s almost like a natural spa where the surrounding rocks shelter this little inlet from the crazy waves.
Canal Rocks rock formation is amazing. The Indian Ocean has carved crevasses and channels into the rocks of the headland leaving a network of patchy rocky islands.
These channels can be observed from a raised wooden boardwalk which takes you out onto the rocks.
As you approach Sugarloaf Rock you will instantly see why this towering, sea-scultpured rock that emerges from the Indian Ocean is one of the most photographed coastal landforms in the region.
Sugarloaf Rock and the sometimes treacherous seas that pound it are best viewed from the platform. With its ever-changing colour, it is difficult to decide when it’s best to see it.