About this place
At the south end of the bay, limestone was hewn for the blocks used to build the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Small chips of stone at the base of the cliff, resulting from this quarrying activity, are already well cemented together after only 100 years.
Waves break over exposed rocks and reefs at the mouth of Quarry Bay resulting in low wave to calm conditions at the shore. The bay is usually suitable for swimming close to the beach, although there is sometimes a lot of seaweed.
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 Quarry Bay.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.