Rockingham Beach (WA 809, also called Palm Beach) commences at the boat ramps and curves to the east, then northeast for 4.8 km (Fig. 4.176), terminating against the Kwinana jetty breakwater. The beach is backed by the continuous Rockingham Foreshore Reserve, which in the southern central Rockingham area has three jetties and the Cruising Yacht Club of Western Australia. The reserve widens to 200 m along the central-northern part of the beach, where it is crossed by the 700 m long Kwinana grain terminal jetty. Wave energy is low in the south and with boats moored off the yacht club. The waves pick up towards the north as it becomes more exposed to summer southwest sea breeze waves and occasional low swell. The beach consists of a steep reflective high tide beach fronted by a 50 m wide low tide terrace.
Beach Length: 4.8km
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