About this place
Redgate is in a special purpose surfing zone of the Ngari Capes Marine Park and is popular with the locals and visitors to the South West.
This is also the location of a local legend - the rescue of passengers and crew from the Georgette shipwreck on 1 December 1876.
When the steamship Georgette developed a leak, lost power and began to sink near Calgardup Beach, it was seen in the breakers by stockman Sam Isaacs. Sam and his employer’s 16-year-old daughter, Grace Bussell, rode their horses into the surf and out to the capsized lifeboats. Over four hours, Sam and Grace made several trips into the surf bringing the passengers and crew, clinging to their horses and clothes, safely back to the beach. Twelve of the 50 passengers and crew lost their lives. The wreck’s location was rediscovered in 1964.
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!
The ocean can be unpredictable and conditions can change quickly. This is an unpatrolled beach where dangerous rips can occur. Lives have been lost. Take note of all advisory and risk signs and be aware of the weather and ocean conditions. To find a patrolled beach go to Surf Lifesaving Australia's Beachsafe website.
Please be aware that the only fishing permitted in this zone is line fishing and diving for rock lobster. No rock lobster or octopus potting is allowed. For more information go to Fisheries and take the time to learn more about staying safe while fishing.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Redgate Beach.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park.