Cape Peron Loop Trail

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Cape Peron Loop Trail is a 2.6 kilometer loop trail located near Peron, Western Australia, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
2.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
94 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wildlife

Cape Peron has rugged limestone cliffs with sandy beaches and offshore beaches, while its northern shore is more sheltered. It is popular for sightseeing, fishing, walking, diving, swimming and picnicking. Point Peron and Mushroom Rocks are interesting snorkelling sites in the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. The limestone has been carved into numerous overhangs, small caves and swimthroughs very close to shore in up to five metres.The north and south ends of the beach at Long Reach are gently sloping and sandy, allowing easy entry. In the centre is a flat beach rock platform that drops to about 1.5m. An alternative entry site is the beach just west of the Department of Education and Training camp school. This entry provides good access to the Point John Reef. The reefs about 150m from the north and south end of Long Reach beach lie in water up to 7m deep and are best suited to scuba diving. Here, the swimthroughs are bigger and the caves deeper. Old wives, various wrasse and red-lipped morwong are relatively common. A network of trails begins at Mangles Bay carpark and traverses the cliffs and coastal heaths of the coastline to John Point, past historic wartime bunkers and an observation post to end at Shoalwater car park.