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Address: Bovell Way | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia

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Such a beautiful beach

Lovely little cove, clear waters, white sands, too cold to swim when we were there but nice to sunbathe, very sheltered. You won't be able to stop taking photos here and the rest... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Nicola M
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Whiteley
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Whiteley
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely little cove, clear waters, white sands, too cold to swim when we were there but nice to sunbathe, very sheltered. You won't be able to stop taking photos here and the rest of the island.

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Thank Nicola M
Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Again one of the quieter of the bays. Lovely waters lovely sand occasional boats out to sea. Quokkas a plenty but... No parakeets!

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Thank Rebecca M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very peaceful and lovely place great water views and if it was a bit warmer snorkelling would of been fantastic

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Thank Bec B
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

My partner surprised me by taking me here while we were in Perth. This was probably the easier of the beaches to get to by bike, and we arrived early (by ferry from Fremantle), so we had the beach to ourselves! Absolutely beautiful spot with clear blue waters.

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1 Thank Jeshness
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

This was a beautiful bay to swim and relax on the beach. It was popular and had a few boats anchored nearby. Again the isolation and the clear water make it an ideal spot.

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Thank travellingtomonttrem
Perth, Australia
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90 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Parakeet Bay is my personal favourite on Rottnest Island. The bay has a very cosy vibe as the local rock formations create a serene cove like experience. The water here is calm and offers some expectational snorkelling. I was lucky enough to spot a large adult snapper while swimming over the large drops, which are about 20m out from the... More 

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1 Thank OceanGuide
Axminster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Stunning beach, small & secluded, perfect spot for a dip, shame about the visiting snakes apearing fr the rocks

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Thank BryreCottage
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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457 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

I visited Rottness island, which is a small island, just a short ferry ride from Fremantle. I have been there on many occasions with my family & friends. I went to parakeet Bay to go snorkelling, which has beautiful coral reef, the most amazing tropical fish in crystal clear water, although when snorkelling be careful on how sharp the coral... More 

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3 Thank David C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

There are 2 beautiful beaches here: Little Parakeet (smaller but better for snorkelling) and Parakeet Bay, with a long, crescent-shaped beach, which was quieter and not so busy with families.

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Thank ChesterBeaver
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We caught the free shuttle to Jordie Bay then walked about 10 minutes north to Parakeet Bay. Not much shade unless you can find a cliff overhang but super-duper snorkelling and bay. The fish were enormous and you didn't have to go out far at all.

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