The main Yanchep Lagoon beach (WA 895) extends north from the northern bluff for 300 m. The reef is attached at the southern end, with the beach curving to the east causing the lagoon to widen to the north. While waves are usually low in the lagoon, water rushing over... Read more
The main Yanchep Lagoon beach (WA 895) extends north from the northern bluff for 300 m. The reef is attached at the southern end, with the beach curving to the east causing the lagoon to widen to the north. While waves are usually low in the lagoon, water rushing over the reef flows northward along the lagoon and out of the deep 50 m wide channel as a permanent rip (Fig. 4.223). Beware of this current if swimming in the channel. The beach is backed by vegetated 15 m high bluffs, a large blufftop car park and kiosk.
Yanchep Lagoon is a popular swimming and snorkelling beach. In calm conditions the beach is reasonably safe however; swimmers should swim between the flags and be cautious of the strong current which flows out of the lagoon into deeper water. If you are caught in a rip, stay calm, raise your hand and await rescue.
Beach fishing is a popular activity at Yanchep Lagoon and Yanchep Beach to the north. Fishing is not permitted between the red and yellow flags and spearfishing is prohibited at all times. During the permissible and license season, abalone fishing is also a popular activity for locals and visitors to Yanchep Lagoon and Fisherman’s Hollow to the south. When abalone fishing ensure you wear appropriate clothing, check the conditions on the day and swim with a friend. Although Yanchep Lagoon may appear safe, be aware of strong currents and waves washing over the reef when collecting abalone.Read less
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Wanneroo Roving Lifeguard
Yanchep Beach (Lifeguards)
SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.
General Hazard Rating: 4/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: wa0895
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