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Water activities

WA’s oceans, lakes, dams and rivers provide such a diversity of water activity options for us to create adventures in, on or under.

If there is a water sport that you’d like to try but don’t know how to go about it then check out the variety of water activities we have listed and find one that suits you and make a promise to yourself to give it a go.

Netted Swimming areas

If you love the beach, and why wouldn’t you as our beaches are stunning, but are a little hesitant to go in the ocean because of our finned friends then here are some netted swimming areas to keep you feeling protected.

  • Cottesloe Beach
  • Coogee Beach
  • Quinns Beach
  • Rottnest Island- Thomson Bay
  • Old Dunsborough Beach
  • Busselton Foreshore
  • Middleton Beach, Albany


Keep an eye on shark activity

If you would like to check on recent shark activity then click here to check out Shark Smart WA that also features Surf Lifesaving patrolled beaches and the weather forecast. Or you can download the SharkSmart App to watch their activity.

Shark Deterrent Device

The WA Government is offering a Shark Deterrent Device rebate of $200 to Western Australians purchasing a scientifically-proven and approved personal shark deterrent devices, Rpela v2 and Ocean Guardian Freedom.
For more information and to get the rebate click here.