Meelup Beach Photo Album
Meelup beach is a very popular beach for families due to the safe water conditions. Meelup is protected from the Indian Ocean by Cape Naturaliste and the entire Geographe Bay is relatively calm. There are many photographic opportunities in this area of the Southwest, so photographers also get to enjoy their pastime.
Meelup beach is a very popular beach for families due to the safe water conditions. It is protected from the Indian Ocean by Cape Naturaliste and the entire Geographe Bay is relatively calm. There are many photographic opportunities in this area of the Southwest, so photographers also get to enjoy their pastime.
This is a perfect beach for the family to get together and have a family gathering. The beautiful blue water and white sandy beach make it a great and safe beach for swimming and snorkeling. Facilities in the area include very good public change rooms, showers and toilets.
Meelup Beach is completely sheltered from the Indian Ocean and it is very rare for the sea not to be very calm. The sea floor has a gently slope out to deeper water and this all makes for a safe swimming beach.
Snorkeling here is quite good, but if you want to see more fish then there are better places along this stretch of coastline. Try Castle Rock, Eagle Bay or Shelley Beach.
There is a lot of parking areas but they do tend to fill up quickly during holidays and the beach can be crowded but this is all just a part of the experience of visiting this beautiful beach.
The shady park has barbecues and several picnic beaches making it an inviting beach for picnic gatherings. This is one of the most popular beaches in Geographe Bay.
There is a walk trail that leads from Dunsborough to Eagle Bay and passes right beside this beach as well as Castle Rock where you can get some great views of the coast line.
This is about the only place in Western Australia where you can see the sun or the moon rise over the water and is a very good way to relax on a summers evening and just soak up the experience.
“Meelup” means “Place of the Moon Rising” in the local Wardandi Aboriginal language
Getting to the beach is just a 10 minute drive from Dunsborough or if you are feeling energetic then the 3.7 kilometer walk from Dunsborough is an excellent alternative especially during Spring when the surrounding bush is alive with colour.