Drive The Coast

A Project to drive the coast of Western Australia, where possible along the beach.

As time permits and opportunities arise some of the routes will be 'improved' by adding more beach kilometres.

If you want to be part of the Project, simply join the Cockburn 4WD Club and submit your track files of the beaches/coast that you have covered.

Beach Driving Tips

Western Australian Beaches

Western Australia has 2051 mainland beaches along 5835 kilometres of coastline between Eucla and Roebuck Bay. The authority for these details of these beaches, including their location, numbering and description is the excellent book by Andrew D. Short titled Beaches Of The Western Australian Coast: Eucla To Roebick Bay - A guide to their nature, characteristics, surf and safety.

Region

From / To

Beaches

No. of Beaches

Km

Km

South-East

South Coast

Leeuwin

Central West

Carnarvon

Pilbara
.

Canning

Eucla - Cape Palsey

Sandy Bight  - Cape Leeuwin

Leeuwin - Naturaliste

Cape Naturaliste - Kalbarri
.

Kalbarri - Cape Preston

Cape Preston - Port Hedland

Port Hedland - Roebuck Bay

1 - 52

53 - 617
.

618 - 730

731 - 1134
.

1709 - 1896

1135 - 1708
.

1897 - 2051

52

565
.

113

403
.

574

188
.

155

0 - 637

638 - 1818
.

1818 - 1930

1931 - 2734
.

2734 - 4770

4770 - 5236
.

5236 - 5834

638

1181
.

112

804
.

2036

466
.

598

DRIVE THE COAST

Region 1 South East

Eucla to Cape Palsey

Length of Coast - 637 km

Number of Beaches - 52

Region 2 South Coast

Cape Palsey to Cape Leeuwin

Length of Coast - 1181 km

Number of Beaches - 565

Region 2A Sandy Bight  - Bremer Bay

Covers WA Beach 55 (Fern-Poison Creek) to WA Beach 95 (Alexander Bay)

Covers WA Beach 95 (Alexander Bay) to WA Beach 105 (Duke of Orleans Bay Beach).

Covers WA Beach 105 (Duke of Orleans Bay Beach to WA Beach 115 (Wharton Beach)

Covers WA Beach 115 (Wharton Beach) to WA Beach 143 (Wylie Head)

Covers WA Beach 143 (Wylie Head) to WA Beach 151, not travelled.

Covers WA Beach 152 (Lovers Beach) to WA Beach 160 (Thirteen Mile Beach)

Covers WA Beach 161 to WA Beach 168 (Roses Beach).

Covers WA Beach 168 (Roses Beach).

Covers  WA Beach 168 (Roses Beach) to WA Beach 198 (Torradup Beach).

Covers WA Beach 168 (Torradup Beach) to WA Beach 207.

Covers WA Beach 207 to

Region 2B Point Henry - Cape Leeuwin

Covers WA Beaches 480 (Boat Harbour to 516 (Bellanger).

 

Region 3 Leeuwin

Cape Leeuwin - Cape Naturaliste

Length of Coast - 112 km

Number of Beaches - 113

Region 4 Central West

Cape Naturaliste - Kalbarri

Length of Coast - 804 km

Number of Beaches - 403

Region 4A Cape Naturaliste  - Mandurah

Region 4B Rockingham - Fremantle

Region 4C Perth - Quinns Rock

Region 4E Yanchep - Leeman

Region 4F Illawong - Kalbarri

 

Region 5 Carnarvon

Kalbarri - Cape Preston

Length of Coast - 2036 km

Number of Beaches - 574

Region 5A Kalbarri - Steep Point

Region 5B Shark Bay

Region 5C Carnarvon - Waroora

Region 5D Waroora - North West Cape

Region 5E Exmouth Gulf - Cape Preston

Region 6 Pilbara

Cape Preston - Port Hedland

Length of Coast - 466 km

Number of Beaches - 188

 

Region 7 Canning

Port Hedland - Roebuck Bay

Length of Coast - 598 km

Number of Beaches - 155

Region 7A Port Hedland - Eighty Mile Beach

Region 7B Eighty Mile Beach - Roebuck Bay