Best Beaches in Bremer Bay

Bremer Bay is one of Western Australia’s most stunning locations, largely on account of its sensational beaches. The beaches stretch along the coastline to the west, south, and east of the town of Bremer Bay. They range from beautiful, calm, sheltered coves to vast open expanses of soft white sand with crashing surf. So whether you’re into surfing, swimming, boating, fishing, or hiking, there’s a perfect beach for you in the Bremer Bay area.

In this guide to Bremer Bay’s best beaches, we’ll look at all the beaches in the area. We’ll give you an overview of what to expect at each beach, how to get there, and the best activities on offer. And we can reliably assure you that regardless of the beach you ultimately choose to visit, you’ll always find soft white sand and stunningly clear waters.

The 20 Best Beaches in Bremer Bay

There’s a huge number of beaches in and around Bremer Bay. The following list of 20 beaches incorporates all the best beaches to the west of Bremer Bay, those south and east of town, as well as the many beaches in the nearby Fitzgerald River National Park.

Here are the top 20 beaches in Bremer Bay:

  1. Bremer Beach
  2. John Cove 
  3. James Cove
  4. Fishery Beach
  5. Short Beach
  6. Back Beach
  7. Blossoms Beach
  8. Native Dog Beach
  9. Little Boat Harbour Beach
  10. Dillon Beach (North and South)
  11. House Beach
  12. Doubtful Bay Beach
  13. Peppermint Beach
  14. Stream Beach
  15. Reef Beach
  16. Banky Beach
  17. Foster Beach
  18. Tooregullup Beach
  19. Trigelow Beach
  20. Point Ann Fish Hole

Bremer Beach

The main beach in Bremer Bay is, of course, Bremer Beach, a 6km long expanse of squeaky, soft white sands and azure waters. It stretches from the edge of town by the Wellstead Inlet all the way to the large headland that separates it from Peppermint Beach. Backed by a vast area of sand dunes, the beach occupies a sensational location. 

Bremer Beach is a relatively sheltered spot with John Cove and James Cove at either end, which are safe destinations for swimming. The more exposed center of the beach has some good surf. It’s also possible to fish along the length of the beach.

During the period January to March, it is not uncommon to spot Orcas or Sperm Whales close to the beach. You can also see migrating Southern Right Whales during the period from July to October. 

The beach is easily accessed via a 10-minute walk from town, or you can drive a 4WD vehicle onto the beach. There are toilets, showers, and BBQ facilities located by the car park at Paperback Park, close to the entrance to the beach.

John Cove Beach

One of the closest beaches to town and nestled in a picturesque setting, John Cove Beach enjoys an ideal location. The beach’s calm waters are perfect for kids to splash around in. They are also ideal for snorkeling and swimming, with the nearby headland protecting the beach from the worst of the southwesterly wind. 

You can easily access the beach via the paved Cuneo Drive, where a car park is located. The beach is also just a short walk away from some public toilets and Paperback Park. Orcas Coffee Company is also in the same area if you need a caffeine fix or some treats for the beach. 

James Cove Beach

James Cove Beach is located at the eastern end of Bremer Beach in the shadow of a large headland. Its sheltered location makes it a good spot for swimming, and its relatively remote setting makes it far quieter than John Cove Beach. Its calm and relatively shallow waters make it a good spot for kids. 

You can reach James Cove Beach by driving along Bremer Beach from town. For a longer and more scenic journey, you can travel along the Gordon Inlet Road and Doubtful Islands Road before turning off onto the beach track. 

Fishery Beach

Fishery Beach is another beach located on the Bremer Bay Peninsula. The beach is known for its pristine white sands, calm waters, and marina. There’s a boat ramp, a skinny jetty on the beach, and a paved access road (Swarbrick Road), making it a perfect launch spot. 

The calm and sheltered waters make it a good beach for swimming. It’s also an excellent spot for fishing, particularly from the jetty. As it’s the departure point for many whale watching trips, there are some good facilities around. This includes toilets, changing rooms, a fish cleaning station, and a decent-sized car park. 

Short Beach

Short Beach is a small, secluded beach on the Bremer Bay Peninsula. Easily accessed via the paved Short Beach Road, it’s a relatively quiet and sheltered retreat. The beach is good for sunbathing, and as it is enclosed by a reef, it’s a good spot for swimming and fishing. Dolphins are also frequent visitors to the beach. 

There’s a car park close to the beach which has toilet facilities. There’s also a gazebo near the car park if you need to get out of the sun for a while. 

4WD on a sandy beach in Bremer Bay

Back Beach

Back Beach is one of the closest beaches to town. It extends for 3 km south from the John Cove Headland and backs onto Bremer Bay Golf Course. The beach has a rustic feel and is less crowded than other beaches close to town. You can swim directly from the beach, and it’s also a popular spot for surfers. As no spearfishing is permitted on the beach, it’s a good destination to go fishing.

 Back Beach can be accessed via a paved road at the southern end or a 4WD track at the northern end. 

Blossoms Beach

Exceptional Blossoms Beach is one of the most popular in the Bremer Bay region. It’s located a short distance south of town and fronts onto the beautiful Dillon Bay. The beach is easily accessible and has crystal clear shallow waters and soft white sands. This makes it really popular with families, and the tide pools that teem with life are a real hit with kids. 

It’s a popular surfing beach but be warned that the beach has the same strong rip tides as neighboring Native Dog Beach. Therefore exercise caution in the water at all times. If you’re out surfing, it’s not uncommon to see pods of dolphins here, so keep your eyes peeled!

The beach is easily accessed via the paved Native Dog Beach Road. There’s a car park with toilet facilities at the northern end of the beach. 

Native Dog Beach

Native Dog Beach is one of the only year-round dog-friendly stretches of beach where furry companions can frolic freely along the shoreline. You’d imagine that a beach named after and devoted to dogs wouldn’t be the most attractive, but you’d be wrong! In this part of western Australia, even the dog beaches are exceptional. 

The beach is also known as a good surfing beach, in part down to the strong rip tide. Therefore it is recommended that only experienced surfers enter the water here. It’s also a beautiful beach to experience the daily sunset. 

The beach is easily accessible via the paved Native Dog Beach Road. There’s a small car park with long drop toilets.

Little Boat Harbour Beach

This tiny beach is a haven for boaters and fishermen, featuring calm waters and easy access for launching boats onto the water. Located south of Bremer Bay, the beach is reached via the paved Little Boat Harbour Road. While it’s predominantly used as a beach for launching boats, the beach’s soft sands and deep waters also attract sunbathers, snorkelers, and fishermen. As a west facing beach its also a popular destination at sunset. 

Surf break and surfers in Bremer Bay

Dillon Beach (North and South)

Set along the beautiful Dillon Bay, Dillon Beach comprises a northern and southern part. Both parts of the beach are accessed by Dillon Bay Road, a 4WD track off the main Borden – Bremer Bay Road. 

The beach is home to kilometers of golden sand and different parts of the beach offer something a little different. The western end of the beach is a popular spot for surfing, while the calmer eastern end has softer sands and is better for swimming. The length of the beach offers good fishing and beachcombing opportunities, although the persistent winds can drain your enthusiasm after an hour or two. 

House Beach

House Beach sits in an isolated but sheltered location, protected from the elements on three sides. The beach is situated on the western side of Whalebone Point and boasts some of the calmest waters in the area. Great for swimming, fishing, and relaxing, its sheltered position can make it a popular destination on windier days. The beach is accessed via 4WD tracks off of the Doubtful Islands Road. 

Doubtful Bay Beach

Located on the other side of Whalebone Point from House Beach, Doubtful Bay Beach extends south for several kilometers. The northern end of the beach benefits from a sheltered location, but as you head further south, the beach is increasingly open to the elements. It’s a fine beach that doesn’t attract too many visitors. 

Peppermint Beach

Peppermint Beach lies due east of Bremer Bay and is accessed by a combination of the Gordon Inlet Road and Doubtful Islands Road. The beach is reached by a large wooden staircase that leads down from the surrounding bedrock. 

The beach measures around 2.5 km and has pristine, soft, powdery sand. As it is relatively sheltered, it has much calmer waters, making it a good swimming beach. It’s also an excellent spot for watching the sunset as it faces west towards Bremer Bay. 

Rocks on a beach in Bremer Bay

Stream Beach

At just 250 meters in length, Stream Beach is one of the smallest in the Bremer Bay area. However, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in wow factor. Set amongst a series of steep hills, it’s only accessible via a steep and challenging 4WD track. This track has defeated many experienced drivers, so it is recommended to not travel alone and to bring recovery gear, including lockers.

Once you’ve made it to the beach, you won’t be disappointed. This magical beach is a serene spot featuring a freshwater stream that is ideal for kids to play in. Camping on the beach is permitted and after the exertions of getting there, why wouldn’t you want to stay overnight?

Reef Beach

Reef Beach is the westernmost beach in this list and is reached via a track off the Borden-Bremer Bay Road. Known as the Reef Beach Road, it’s a long and bumpy track down to either end of the beach. The journey takes you anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to complete and has been known to wreck more than a few car suspensions!

Once you make it to the coast, you’ll find a long (8 km) and picturesque beach backed by extensive sand dunes. It’s a great beach for driving along. The offshore reef also makes it a great spot for snorkeling with a wide range of marine life. 

Banky Beach

Perhaps Bremer Bays best best-kept secret, Banky Beach is a small beach in a remote cove. The beach is only accessible via a steep climb down through the sand dunes. While getting down is perilous, getting back up is strenuous, so you’ll need to have a decent level of fitness. However, the exertion is certainly worth it. The pristine beach is near perfect and an amazing spot to spend the afternoon. 

Banky Beach is located south of Bremer Bay, and you’ll need to follow the Point Henry and Point Gordon Roads to get there.

Foster Beach

Located some 18 km to the southwest of Bremer Bay, Foster Beach is a serene and less frequented beach. Facing southwest and exposed to the ocean swells, it’s got bigger waves than many of the other surrounding beaches. As well as surfing, it’s also perfect for wilderness walks and beachcombing.

The 6 km long beach is reached via the Minarup Road off of Dillon Bay Road. It’s not the most difficult track to drive, but it’s recommended that you have a 4WD as some parts of the track can be challenging. 

Rocky headland overlooking beach and sea in Bremer Bay

Tooregullup Beach

Located to the northeast of Bremer Bay and just outside Fitzgerald River National Park, Tooregullup Beach is one of our favorite beaches. The beach extends 8 km from the Gordon Inlet down to the headland where Whalebone Point is located. The beach is only accessible by a series of meandering 4WD tracks. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, having a good GPS is recommended, as the undulating terrain can make navigation difficult. 

Once you make it to the beach, you’ll find a remote and unspoiled beach surrounded by dunes. It’s an incredibly secluded spot that offers plenty of solitude. Wild camping is permitted on and around the beach, just be sure to leave it as pristine as when you arrived. 

Trigelow Beach

The sensational Trigelow Beach is arguably the finest beach in Fitzgerald National Park. It stretches for over 11 km from Cheadanup Cliffs, south of Point Ann, all the way to the Gordon Inlet on the park’s southern boundary. The beach can be accessed at a number of points by taking tracks that lead from Point Ann Road. Driving on the beach is permitted, although the soft sands make it hard going. 

The beach is pristine and features golden sands and gentle waves. It’s an incredibly beautiful and peaceful setting with stunning views to the south. 

Point Ann Fish Hole

This stunning beach in Fitzgerald River National Park is reached via a rough sandy track off Point Ann Road. The track is only suitable for 4WD vehicles, and even then, it’s hard going. However, the beach at the end is exceptional and is a renowned fishing spot. The sands are powder soft and whales can be seen from the beach during certain seasons. The relatively calm and sheltered waters here are good for swimming, and there’s every chance you’ll be the only people on the beach. 

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