Salmon Holes Beach

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Salmon Holes

Salmon Holes Beach is a popular and pictur­esque fish­ing beach in Torndirrup National Park, named after the salmon that rest in the cal­mer waters near the shore.

Loca­ted just off French­man Bay Road, approxim­ately 23km from Albany City Centre, Salmon Holes Beach is a beautiful white sandy bay en­closed by steep slopes of granite and heath-covered dunes.

The view from the look­out, just 200m from the car park, is popular with photo­graphers and a must see for visitors.

The beach is access­ible via a wind­ing wooden staircase that leads from the look­out to the beach pro­per. Swimm­ing is per­mit­ted, but there is a risk of rips and strong surges. The beach is not patrolled by life savers.

Extreme­ly popular for fish­ing, it is, however, one of the most danger­ous places on the South­ern Coast.

Ex­treme­ly popular for fish­ing, it is, however, one of the most danger­ous places on the South­ern Coast. Keep safety in mind and never leave children un­superv­ised, or allow them to fish from rocky outcrops. Drownings are an un­fortun­ate occurr­ence for un­w­ary visitors, as king-waves have claimed many of those fish­ing from the granite rocks.

Close by is the Bald Head Walk­ing Trail, popular with bushwalkers, the Dis­cov­ery Bay tourist attrac­tion and French­man Bay.

Article updated 02/09/2015.