South coast beauty spot with sweeping views, plus great swimming, fishing and bushwalking.
- Park Entry Fees:No
Gull Rock National Park takes its name from a small island off Ledge Beach, which is in fact not part of the park. High vista points in the landscape offer outstanding views of Breaksea and Michaelmas Islands, King George Sound and Torndirrup Peninsula.
Gull Rock National Park is a day use park popular with locals as a swimming beach over summer as it is protected from the prevailing south-easterly winds. Boiler Bay at the eastern end of Ledge Beach is the best area for swimming.
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Fishing is also popular in the park. Always fish for the future. Make sure you are familiar with the latest bag, size and possession limits (fish.wa.gov.au). Keep safely in mind when choosing a site. Fishing from rocks is extremely dangerous. Some local sporting goods suppliers loan out safety vests provided by the Nathan Drew Memorial Trust.
Vehicle tracks that have been closed for rehabilitation can be used for bushwalking. These tracks offer opportunities for close-up viewing of wildflowers and access to high vantage points to enjoy wonderful views. The 2,000 hectares reserve is an area of exceptional botanical richness. It contains several species of threatened native flora and has the most significant remaining stands of scarlet banksia (Banksia coccinea) in the region.
It’s great to escape everyday life and visit a park or reserve in WA. It is also important to us that you return safely to your family and friends.
Always remember it is really important to plan when to visit. Read this safety information about swimming, bushwalking, fishing and snorkelling, diving, surfing and horse riding. Consider traveling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au