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Parakeet Bay

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Address: Bovell Way | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia

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My partner surprised me by taking me here while we were in Perth. This was probably the easier of the beaches to get to by bike, and we arrived early (by ferry from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2015
Jeshness
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

My partner surprised me by taking me here while we were in Perth. This was probably the easier of the beaches to get to by bike, and we arrived early (by ferry from Fremantle), so we had the beach to ourselves! Absolutely beautiful spot with clear blue waters.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

This was a beautiful bay to swim and relax on the beach. It was popular and had a few boats anchored nearby. Again the isolation and the clear water make it an ideal spot.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

Parakeet Bay is my personal favourite on Rottnest Island. The bay has a very cosy vibe as the local rock formations create a serene cove like experience. The water here is calm and offers some expectational snorkelling. I was lucky enough to spot a large adult snapper while swimming over the large drops, which are about 20m out from the... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Stunning beach, small & secluded, perfect spot for a dip, shame about the visiting snakes apearing fr the rocks

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

I visited Rottness island, which is a small island, just a short ferry ride from Fremantle. I have been there on many occasions with my family & friends. I went to parakeet Bay to go snorkelling, which has beautiful coral reef, the most amazing tropical fish in crystal clear water, although when snorkelling be careful on how sharp the coral... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

There are 2 beautiful beaches here: Little Parakeet (smaller but better for snorkelling) and Parakeet Bay, with a long, crescent-shaped beach, which was quieter and not so busy with families.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

We caught the free shuttle to Jordie Bay then walked about 10 minutes north to Parakeet Bay. Not much shade unless you can find a cliff overhang but super-duper snorkelling and bay. The fish were enormous and you didn't have to go out far at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

This is a gorgeous little bay on the north side of Rottnest. We'd been cycling around the east and south of the island so quickly went to Parakeet Bay before we left as someone had recommended it. Not sure if I was just hotter than earlier in the day but the water seemed warmer than at Little Salmon Bay. Beautiful... More 

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Great place to start off. We caught the bus and got off at stop 5 and kids spent an easy hour until the next bus came. Lovely views and a kid friendly beach. Also has a toilet.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

Just a beautiful little bay that you can paddle in and sit on the beach and watch the world go by. Absolutely lovely. Nature at it's best.

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