Meelup Beach & Regional Park

Meelup Beach & Regional Park

Meelup Beach & Regional Park

‘Place of the moon rising’

Meelup Regional Park a Class A reserve in the City of Busselton. The park is approximately 577 hectares and extends 11.5 kilometres along the coastline from Dunsborough to Bunker Bay. The park’s coastline faces north east, which is rare in Western Australia. Therefore it is sheltered from prevailing salt-bearing south-westerly winds, and so, in many places, tall trees and dense vegetation grow down to the water’s edge.

The Aboriginal name Meelup – “place of the moon rising” comes from the full moon appearing to rise out of the sea on a few days of the year. The park offers excellent recreation facilities among pristine coastal bushland. It has a stunning visual landscape due to its protected coastline and the stark contrast between the rustic granite outcrops and turquoise ocean.

Meelup Beach is a place that features in many happy holiday memories. The gentle, calm water, spacious white sand beach and the big shady park with barbecues and picnic benches makes it a favourite spot for family picnics and swimming. It would be hard to find a beach more perfect for families with little kids!

On most days – especially hot summery days – Meelup Beach is completely sheltered from wind and waves. The water is crystal-clear and calm as a swimming pool. The white sandy seafloor slopes away gradually into the deeper water where you can anchor your boat, if you have one. There is no vehicular access on beaches. Camping, pets, fires and off-road vehicles are not permitted. Gas barbeques are provided at Meelup Beach and Castle Bay.