Whitfords Beach commences at the tip of the foreland and curves initially to the northeast for 1 km, then straightens and trends north as Mullaloo Beach for 3 km to the northern end of the foreland and the beginning of 10 m high calcarenite bluffs. Wave height increases up the beach with the highest waves around the Mullaloo surf club area. There is a large car park at the foreland, which is also the site of Whitfords Bay Sailing Club and a beach boat launching area, with water skiing permitted north of the point. An undeveloped 200-300 m wide reserve extends for nearly 2 km north of the point to the first of the Mullaloo access points.
The Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club patrols the central-northern section of the beach. The club, which was established in 1960, is located in a large grassy foreshore reserve between the road and the beach, with a large car park next to the club house, and three car parks to the north. This is one of the higher energy Perth beaches with usually waves breaking across the attached bar and rips forming during and following periods of higher waves. Surfers usually head to the northern end of Mullaloo where waves tend to be highest, with higher waves also producing a right-hand surf break along Mullaloo Point.
Beach Length: 0.08km
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