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Nice swim in sheltered location

Nice place for a swim although beach area is not big so could get busy in peak times - and could be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fremantle, Australia
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Beautiful aqua clear water

This area gets busy buts it’s such a beautiful area to swim. Even if your not swimming it’s still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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All reviews sheltered beach on duty white fine sand swimming hole calm waters perfect spot pretty spot great snorkeling beautiful water toilet facilities clean water safe swimming great for kids an easy walk shallow water all ages thomson bay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for a swim although beach area is not big so could get busy in peak times - and could be hard to get space on the sand. Worth a swim great for young kids.

Thank Jenko72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area gets busy buts it’s such a beautiful area to swim. Even if your not swimming it’s still wonderful to sit and watch and look out at the beautiful clear waters. Our kids went swimming and snorkelling and said they saw a few varieties...More

Thank Lark1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time me and my missus come to the Basin we set scour the beach and the shallows and find the best shells we can in terms of range, colour, size, pattern and many other factors that make them unique. We then each set up...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Taking a trip to Rottnest is expensive but it's something worth doing at least once(in good weather) to see quokkas up close and personal ! The quokkas here are extremely friendly and docile and fortunately have no problems with humans sticking cameras in the faces...More

Thank Ishinoye
Reviewed 10 July 2018

AMAZING!!!! It is absolutely stunning. You can just sit on one of the picnic benches eating lunch, with quokka's around you while the waves roll in. I went in winter and I would still recommend.

Thank Laura310199
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I visited this place in the year 2015 during a school exchange program during November, and went for a dip in the basin along with my friends which I consider as family, and the memory of it never fade even a bit until this day!...More

Thank NicoleL5370
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Gorgeous simple beach for families Odd seaweeds, nets and boats just a part of life 👍 Slip, slop, slap regardless what weather you’re in 😊

Thank 7Emma71
Reviewed 26 May 2018

People were enjoying the beach, while others were walking. However, the Basin is unique. The color of the ocean is light blue. It is peaceful and nothing can disturb us while swimming. It was cool! It was perfectly calm.

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful is a cliche for describing places on Rottnest but, The Basin is is! Inviting clear waters and golden sands, idyllic. Especially as out of season and fantastic weather.

Thank PARIS522
Reviewed 19 May 2018

A lovely place to go snorkelling and for a swim. White clean sand, beautiful rock pools and a peaceful location.

Thank juliemareewilson
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12 February 2015|
Response from Rottnest_Island | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. There is quite a variety of accommodation choices on the Island from Hotels, to the Rottnest Lodge, Rottnest Island Authority Hostel, Holiday Units, Heritage Cottage, Campgrounds and Cabins. Rottnest... More
12 February 2015|
Response from TashibaM |
Rottnest is an Island with no access for Caravans and very limited use of vehicles except for work purposes. The most common mode of transport is via foot or bicycle. The campgrounds are quite nice and very popular with... More
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