There are surfing opportunities in marine parks and off the coast of other parks in Western Australia - including top-quality surf breaks in Ngari Capes and Ningaloo marine parks.

The same basic safety advice that applies to surfing also applies to other surf sports; bodyboarding, kitesurfing, kneeboarding, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), surfskiing, kayaking and windsurfing. Don't go into the surf unless you know what you're doing and can swim confidently.

If you are just beginning or want to try surfing to see if you like it, be prepared to learn and practice your surfing skills in places recommended for beginners. Take lessons and build your experience gradually.

There is a lot of know-how needed to interpret all sorts of information in the surf. You need to know the right time to go to each spot, the best waves for you to catch and how to the assess the conditions and risks at the time you are there. For information on how to safely enjoy beaches and coastal environments see the advice at Safety and Coastal areas.

Surf Life Saving WA, Surfing WA, Windsurfing WA and the Kiteboarding WA are all useful resources for surf sports.

Find out more about canoeing and kayaking, including clubs, at Paddle WA and about SUP at SUPWA.

Cape Arid National Park

Take a walk, swim, snorkel, fish, four-wheel drive or camp on the wild side.

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Cape Le Grand National Park

Wild coastal scenery, beaches, bays, and bush walks, life’s grand at Cape Le Grand!

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D'Entrecasteaux National Park

An impressive name for an impressive park - explore huge mobile sand dunes, volcanic rock columns by the sea, see a shipwreck, freshwater lakes and so much more.

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Fitzgerald River National Park

Wilderness, wildflowers, walking and whale watching. Fitzgerald River National Park has a raw beauty all its own. A visit to this botanical wonderland that will keep you wanting more.

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Gnaraloo Coast


Gnaraloo displays the beauty of a contrasting landscape where the desert meets the sea.

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Kalbarri National Park

Venture out onto the Kalbarri Skywalk for panoramic views of Murchison Gorge. We think you’ll agree the sky’s the limit! 

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Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Mother Nature is seriously showing off with gorgeous sunsets, beaches, peaceful forests, awesome surf-breaks, limestone caves and rugged coastlines.

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Marmion Marine Park

Take the plunge into a submerged watery wonderland right on Perth’s doorstep. You might be surprised at what you can see.

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Montebello Islands Conservation and Marine Park

Fancy a swim somewhere a little different? Set your navigation course to Montebello Islands Conservation and Marine Park. Discover a kaleidoscope of coral reefs and tropical fish.

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Nambung National Park

Get an out of this world experience, no spacesuit required! The Pinnacles Desert and Lake Thetis will give you plenty to talk about. And then there’s the dunes, beaches and spring flowers!

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Ngari Capes Marine Park

Reefs, shipwrecks, whales, fishing and awesome surf.

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Ningaloo Marine Park

Plunge into the clear, warm waters for an amazing snorkel experience just metres from shore, venture to some deeper water to swim with whale sharks, or just relax on the beach and pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read.

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