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Wrecked ship gave name to bay

The City of York was carrying a cargo of timber and doors when the master became confused in heavy... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
Nice beach with some quokkas!

We had a quokka sneak up behind us at the bus stop here which was initially scary (really?!) but... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
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26 May 2018
“The shipwreck”
31 May 2017
“Wrecked ship gave name to bay”
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I was wondering why it was named the City Of York Bay. I found out that there was a shipwreck at that very place. 11 people died. This is why this is called the City of York Bay. It is no wonder that boats could...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The City of York was carrying a cargo of timber and doors when the master became confused in heavy weather. The ship was wrecked and 11 crew, including the master, perished. The wreck was attributed to confusion over lights. As a result, the second Rottnest...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had a quokka sneak up behind us at the bus stop here which was initially scary (really?!) but great fun. The beach itself is nice but not as good as Ricey. It's worth a visit though.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank CarlEdinburgh
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The snapshot view of this bay begs you to explore. We hung off all the bus stops as we thought that the last ones may appeal to us the best. Most of these last stops are small beaches. It is near the end of the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Enjoy the beautiful scenery. Before you cycle out here, perhaps read up on the history of the rescue of the passengers from the City of York that sank off shore here.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank 4everTheTraveller
Reviewed 6 April 2016

It's been over 20 years since I have been to Rottenest. It was so disappointing to see so much sea-weed. The once pristine beaches with clear coves and crystal clear water are now darkened with thick sea-weed. I was so disappointed to see so much...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Cecilia D
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We spent a awesome few hours in this gorgeous beach. We had it to ourselves and the water was crystal clear and the sand was white as can be! Great place for photos and well worth the trip down the hill to explore

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank madstever
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Don't know if this is typical but there was a lot of seaweed on my visit. Rottnest has so many wonderful beaches that this one isn't making my cut.

Date of experience: November 2015
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