Castle Bay (WA 740, also known as Little Meelup Beach) lies 500 m to the east in the next small valley and is a similar 400 m long northeast-facing low energy beach, with usually a moderately steep beach and narrow bar. Dolugup Brook flows across the western corner of the beach. It is bordered by the granite rocks of Sail Rock to the west and Castle Point to the east, which includes the prominent Castle Rock. Rocks also fringe either end of the beach, leaving an open 200 m long central section. During large outside waves there may be a reef break along the rocky eastern end of the beach. There is vehicle access to a small car park, but no facilities at the beach, which is backed by densely vegetated slopes rising to 90 m. A whaling station operated out of this little bay from 1845.
Castle Point lies immediately east of Castle Bay and can only be accessed on foot. In amongst the rocky shore are two small pockets of sand, both accessible off the walking track
Beach Length: 0.4km
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