About this place
Take a walk along the shores of Cape Peron or take the plunge and explore some of the underwater features of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.
The waters surrounding Cape Peron are dotted with numerous reefs, caves and swimthroughs. Snorkel at Point Peron and Mushroom Rocks where the limestone has been carved into numerous overhangs, small caves and swimthroughs very close to shore in up to five metres. The north and south ends of the beach at Long Reach are gently sloping and sandy, allowing easy entry. In the centre is a flat beach rock platform that drops to about 1.5m.
An alternative entry is the beach just west of the Department of Education and Training camp school. This entry provides good access to the Point John Reef. The reefs about 150m from the north and south end of Long Reach beach lie in water up to seven metres deep and are best suited to scuba diving. Here, the swimthroughs are bigger and the caves deeper. Old wives, various wrasse and red-lipped morwong are relatively common.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Cape Peron - Rockingham Lakes.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of Rockingham Lakes Regional Park.