Coastline

The world-renowned South West coastline is characterised by white sandy beaches, granite outcrops, low-lying dune systems and clear waters. It stretches 400 kilometres from Binningup in the north to Walpole in the south.

Our coast includes the iconic coastal environments of D’Entrecasteaux, Leeuwin-Naturaliste and Walpole-Nornalup National Parks, as well as the popular Meelup Regional Park. It includes part of the Swan Coastal Plain and associated dune systems, and is home to a diverse range of species including the Quenda (bandicoot), Hooded Plover and Western Ringtail Possum. Our oceans support migrating whales, dolphins, seal colonies, the Great White Shark and Blue Swimmer Crab.

The community has a strong connection with the coast. This provides opportunities for locals and visitors to be involved in conservation efforts to manage threats like habitat loss, illegal access, weed invasion, feral and domestic animals, pollution, litter and erosion.

Local community volunteers work tirelessly to protect our fragile coastline. We support this passion and stewardship by engaging Coastcare groups and individuals in capacity building and on-ground projects, including dune stabilisation, revegetation, litter collection, pest and weed control, fencing, awareness raising, training, research and behaviour change.

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