About this place
Dive in off the shore and explore the large coral bombies that shelter an abundance of marine life within the Lakeside Sanctuary Zone. Keep an eye out for the anemones swaying in the current, rays and sharks cruising the sand flats or turtles resting under coral.
To access the snorkelling area, walk 500m south along the beach to where you see the Lakeside Sanctuary marker. Continue past the shore sanctuary marker (yellow posts), you will see two in-water sanctuary markers (yellow buoys). Snorkel between the beach and the two in-water sanctuary markers.
For more detailed information about snorkelling Lakeside and other areas in Ningaloo Marine Park visit Milyering Discovery Centre.
Remember that the Lakeside snorkel area lies within a sanctuary zone in Ningaloo Marine Park. Look but don't touch. All marine life in sanctuary zones is protected.
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!
- Lakeside can experience strong currents, always assess the conditions before entering the water.
- It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required level of experience. Never snorkel alone, if in doubt, don’t go out.
- Lakeside may be subject to flooding after heavy rain falls or seasonal king tides.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Lakeside.
We recognise and acknowledge Baiyungu, Thalanyji and Yinigurdira people as the traditional owners of Cape Range National Park and adjoining Ningaloo Marine Park. We are proud to be in joint management with the traditional owners to look after these special areas for future generations to enjoy.