A 25.4 km (15.8 mi) hike along the Rockingham coastline. Take in the stunning views of the Indian Ocean, Cockburn Sound and the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Other highlights include exploring the jagged limestone cliffs of Point Peron and among the sand dunes of Warnbro Sound. Keep an eye out for dolphins feeding close to shore!
Rockingham is a popular summertime holiday destination and it isn't hard to see why. With vast stretches of calm white sandy beaches, the jagged limestone islands of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and abundant sea and bird life, the Rockingham coast is a perfect place for walking.
The local Rockingham government has done a great job in providing excellent walking paths along the Rockingham coastline. If you enjoy ocean views this is a hike for you. The walk is flat and the majority of the paths are concrete, with some beach and gravel walks. Don't feel like hiking the whole way? There are plenty of car parking facilities and public transport options along the way so you can cut the hike into smaller trips.
The Rockingham Coastal Hike can be broken up into four sections.
Rockingham Beach & Palm Beach
The most easterly section of the path starts near the Grain Terminal and traverses through a sand dunned area adjacent to parks. Some of the naval history of the area can be viewed (including an old gun turret and the top of a submarine) at the Naval Memorial Park next to the Grain Terminal. Heading west you will encounter Churchill Park and the main restaurant and bar strip of Rockingham, which can get very busy on a sunny weekend. Further along is the picturesque area of Mangles Bay.
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