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5+ Yallingup Beaches: Complete Locals Guide

Are you on the lookout for the most stunning Yallingup beaches to visit? You’ve come to the right place!

Since moving to Margaret River in 2016, my family and I have become well-acquainted with the breathtaking beaches of Yallingup, spending countless hours enjoying their unique beauty.

In this post, I’m going to share with you the best Yallingup beaches, each offering its own slice of paradise. Whether you’re seeking a quiet cove for a peaceful swim, a lively spot for surfing, or simply a picturesque place to relax and watch the sunset, Yallingup has a beach to suit every mood and preference.

Drawing from my extensive experience, I’ll provide you with all the insider tips you need to make your beach day in Yallingup absolutely perfect.

So, check out the crystal-clear waters of Yallingup and discover the beach that’s just right for you!

🏆Don’t have time to read the whole article? Here are my top picks, depending what you are specifically looking for:

👶Best for young kids to have a splash: Yallingup Beach

🎣Best for fishing: Smiths Beach, Injidup Beach

🚙Best for 4WDing: Three Bears

🏄‍♂️Best for surfing: Injidup Beach, Yallingup Beach

📸Best for photos: Yallingup Beach

Yallingup Beaches

1. Three Bears


♥️Why You Will Love Three Bears Beach

✅Three Bears Beach (also known as Kabbijgup Beach) is accessible via a popular 4WD track, offering a fun off-road adventure. It’s not too challenging, consisting mainly of compact sand and a few rocky spots.

✅The beach is a local favorite surf spot, featuring three distinct breaks named baby bear, mama bear, and papa bear catering to beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers respectively.

✅Along the beach, you can enjoy beautiful landscapes, long walks along the coast, or relaxing on the sand.

✅Facilities include a car park and toilets, and the beach itself is interesting for kids to explore.

✅However, due to the waves and rocks, it’s not the best place for swimming but a great location for surfers.

Child playing on Yallingup beach with gentle waves and a cloudy blue sky.

2. Yallingup Beach


♥️Why You Will Love Yallingup Beach

✅The beach splits into two main areas: Yallingup Lagoon on the left offers a calm, kid-friendly zone, while the right side has beach breaks and waves for more experienced swimmers and surfers.

✅The beach features BBQ facilities, an outdoor adventure playground for kids, public toilets, showers, and picnic spots.

✅Dog-friendly area is on the northern part of the beach, with access via the Dawson Drive path.

✅There’s also a really popular luxe beach kiosk across the road, called Lagoon Yallingup, serving up smart casual breakfasts and sumptuous seafood lunches, and you can even order online!

✅Be aware that the ocean here can be unpredictable and dangerous rips can occur, so always adhere to signage and respect the weather and ocean conditions.

🏖️Summary: We’ve been here heaps of times, moving Cape to Cape Hikers cars and whatnot, and I do really like it here. The beach is nice, the playground is awesome, the facilities are nice, and there are plenty of shady trees to have a picnic under. The only thing I’d say is it can be very busy here, so prepare to have a backup plan if you are coming here on a busy day, just in case it’s out of control.

3. Smiths Beach


♥️Why You Will Love Smiths Beach

✅Smiths Beach is a popular spot for swimming, surfing, and fishing, making it a versatile choice for beachgoers.

✅Family-friendly areas for safe swimming are available, perfect for those with kids.

✅Don’t miss the nearby Aquarium, a favourite spot for snorkelling, just south of the beach.

✅Surfers will be excited by Super Tubes, a renowned surf break known for excellent tubes in shallow water. Be warned, it’s not for beginners!

✅Dogs are welcome before 9am and after 5pm from 1 December to 28 February, and all day for the rest of the year.

🏖️Summary: Smiths Beach is a great option because of Smiths Beach Resort. If you stay here, you can walk to the beach! Can’t get much better than that!

Expansive Yallingup beach called Injidup Beach, with its golden sands, clear blue skies, and tranquil ocean at dusk.

4. Injidup Beach


♥️Why You Will Love Injidup Beach

✅Injidup Beach is part of the Injidup Sanctuary Zone, which allows beach fishing but not from recreational or commercial vessels. It’s a prime location to catch salmon and herring.

✅Known for its surf breaks, this beach features a few popular spots: Peabreak, Injidup Carpark, and Injidup Point.

✅Safety note: It’s not recommended for swimming, especially for families with young children. Safer beaches are available nearby.

Wooden staircase leading to the rugged coastline of Moses Beach, under a sky with fluffy clouds.
This is Moses Rock!

5. Moses Rock


♥️Why You Will Love Moses Rock

✅Moses Rock beach is accessible via Moses Rock Road from Caves Road, with a dirt road leading to a frequently busy car park.

✅This location is a starting and ending point for Cape to Cape walk and a one-hour hike to Quinninup Falls.

✅Popular for surfing, beachcombing, and exploring rock pools, Moses Rock Beach offers beautiful coastal scenery for photography.

✅As surf breaks, Moses Rock provides a gentle left-hander, optimal with westerly swells and easterly winds.

Wrapping Up: Beaches in Yallingup

As we conclude our journey through the stunning beaches of Yallingup, it’s clear that this corner of Western Australia is a beach lover’s dream. My family’s countless hours spent along these shores are a testament to the endless beauty and variety Yallingup beaches have to offer.

But the adventure doesn’t have to end here. The Margaret River region is home to an array of other spectacular beaches, each with its own story and allure. I encourage you to continue exploring through our other posts on the region’s beaches. Whether you’re seeking more hidden gems or popular spots, our guides are packed with all the information you need to make the most of your beach experiences in this beautiful part of the world.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into our other beach guides and keep the coastal adventure going!

Australia Travel Planning Guide

🚑Should I buy Australian travel insurance?

100% YES! — Australia has “free” healthcare but it’s only for citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners visiting need travel insurance in case anything happens on their visit. I like SafetyWing – their Nomad Insurance starts at just $1.50 USD a day!

🚗Should I rent a car in Australia?

Yes — Renting a car is a necessity in most of Australia! If you want to go on road trips or adventures outside of the major cities, and even if you’re staying in a major city, you’ll want to rent a car. If you are visiting Margaret River, it will be even more important that you hire a car, you’ll need it to be able to get around and see all the great attractions and wineries!

🏨What’s the best way to book my Australian accommodation?

My go-to for Australian hotels is Booking.com. Pretty much all registered accommodation use Booking.com (but not necessarily any of the other major booking platforms), and even most of the holiday homes and caravan parks use Booking.com too!

If you’re planning a trip to Australia where you will stay at multiple locations, it’s super handy to have all your accommodation listed in one place, and accommodation owners like Booking.com because it’s easy to contact the guests using the messaging platform if the guest has an international phone number.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Margaret River!