About this place
A formed path provides access to this delightful beach where the rocks have been sculpted by nature into intriguing shapes. The wave-washed surfaces of these weathered schists show detail in alternating bands of light and dark minerals, including listening mica and small deep pink garnets. A lookout with seating on the path is a good vantage point to enjoy the views, and spot whales and their young during winter when they may shelter close to shore.
From West Beach, enjoy a moderately easy walk along part of the Hakea Trail, which follows the coast west towards Hamersley Inlet or east to Cave Point lookout (2.5km return).
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!
Coast and cliff risks are significant in this park.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of West Beach.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Fitzgerald River National Park.