Origin of Gull Rock

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.

Secluded beach

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.

Wet a line

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.

Go bush

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 ha 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.

Casey Beach in Gull Rock National Park. Photo credit - Tom Callaghan