Yallingup - The closest beach to Yallingup Forest Resort has something for every-one. An arch of white sand looking out over some of the world's finest surf breaks.

The 'lagoon' (pictured) is a safe area for swimming protected by natural reef. Many locals use the 'lagoon' for their daily swimming and the spot is enjoyed by families as it is safe for little kids.

Main break (beyond the reef) is for initiated surfers only - great to watch for every-one else. Slightly further north along the beach, 'rabbits break' is again a bit 'hard-core' and 'shallows' will often work when the swell in slight and is more user friendly...

You'll also spot a few fisherman, particularly around dusk - Yallingup is a favourite spot for the local salmon.

BBQ's are available here, there is a playground and a shop/cafe.

Smiths Beach - Around the corner from Yallingup beach is the spectacular Smiths beach, a real beauty. Great for families, the surf here tends to be less fierce than Yallingup - it's one of the better spots to learn how to ride the waves and is ideal for body boarding beginners. Dolphins also hang out here!

Curtis Bay - Situated between Old Dunsborough and Castle Rock, Curtis Bay is a short walk either through Meelup Regional Park or along the coast (going along the coast involves scrambling over a few rocks.) Because of its relative isolation (it takes five minutes to walk from the car rather than the usual one!) you'll often have this beach to yourself. It's just a beautiful picture postcard setting and the snorkelling is pretty good too.

Bunker Bay - Bunker Bay can only be described as just picture postcard beautiful, it's near the top of Cape Naturaliste and has a car park and restaurant over looking the bay. Its a popular wedding location choice and it's not hard to see why.

Meelup Beach - A real gem, especially good for young families as it is a lovely secluded bay - facilities are good here, they include free gas BBQ's, car park, toilets and showers.

Geographe Bay - the bay in Dunsborough, with is panoramic views, is very sheltered and shallow and when the tide is out you can walk, paddle and wade into the distance. It is popular with sailing, kite surfing & wind surfing (on windy days of course!)