Holidays in Meelup Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
Naturaliste showing a sandy beach and rocky coastline as well as a small group of people

With sheltered waters, fine white sand, shady trees and free-for-use barbecues and picnic benches, this beach is a firm family favorite.

Meelup Beach is a wide, spacious stretch of sand lapped by calm transparent waters and equipped with facilities for a fun day out. Find shade under the branches of the trees that line the shore, take a dip in the sheltered waters and enjoy a feast cooked up on the beach’s public barbecues.

Though Meelup Beach isn’t typically crowded, it’s still wise to arrive early to get a good spot on the sand, particularly if it’s a weekend or a day during school vacations Roll out your towel in the sandy center and soak up the warm sun. Or, look for a shaded spot around the beach’s inland curve where the overhanging branches of tall jarrah trees shield you from the sun.

Head to the public change rooms, which have toilets and showers, to put on your swimsuit. Then venture into the waters for a swim. Snorkeling is also popular both on the beach itself and at the nearby Castle Rock. Because of the beach’s setting behind Geographe Bay, the waters are generally calm and thus suitable for weaker swimmers. Look out to the water to spot bobbing yachts; boats often drop anchor here so passengers can swim.

Take a walk along one of the coastal paths that wind throughout Meelup Park. A gentle route suitable for families extends along the coast offering gorgeous ocean vistas. Follow the path in spring to see colorful wildflowers in bloom in the surrounding bushland.

Back at the beach, light one of the gas barbecues, which are available for visitors to use. Enjoy lunch by the picnic tables or on the grass. If you happen to visit the beach in late winter or spring, look out at the sea for whales, which can often be spotted breaching the waves during their coastal migration.

Find Meelup Beach in Meelup Park, about a 10-minute drive from Dunsborough. It’s also possible to cycle to Meelup Beach from Dunsborough. A large car park is located next to the beach.

707 Cheap Hotels Near Meelup Beach

Meelup Ridge
Meelup Ridge
3.5 out of 5
24 Wardandi Drive, Dunsborough, WA
Located in Dunsborough, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Meelup Beach, Geographe Bay and Dunsborough Beach. Eagle Bay is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
Meelup Ridge
Eagle Vista - Exclusive Escapes
Eagle Vista - Exclusive Escapes
10 Depuch Cl, Busselton, WA
Located in Eagle Bay, this family-friendly Busselton holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Geographe Bay and Eagle Bay. Bunker Bay is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Fabulous!
"This was a wonderful house for our stay. The living space was open and inviting but our favourite spot was the large balcony where we all sat immersed in the beautiful bush, admiring the birdlife and spotting the whales in the ocean."

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2021

Eagle Vista - Exclusive Escapes
Spectacular Eagle Bay beachside home
Spectacular Eagle Bay beachside home
9 Ella Gladstone drive, Busselton, WA
Located in Eagle Bay, this family-friendly Busselton holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Geographe Bay and Eagle Bay. Bunker Bay is 2 mi (3.2 km) ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Amazing location, great for groups of families.
"Easy process and the owner was easy to contact for any issues."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2022

Spectacular Eagle Bay beachside home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Meelup Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Meelup Ridge
Meelup Ridge
3.5 out of 5
24 Wardandi Drive, Dunsborough, WA
Meelup Ridge
Eagle Vista - Exclusive Escapes
Eagle Vista - Exclusive Escapes
10 Depuch Cl, Busselton, WA
Eagle Vista - Exclusive Escapes
Spectacular Eagle Bay beachside home
Spectacular Eagle Bay beachside home
9 Ella Gladstone drive, Busselton, WA
Spectacular Eagle Bay beachside home
Elegance Character and Charm with Beautiful Eagle Bay Views
Elegance Character and Charm with Beautiful Eagle Bay Views
18 Eagle Bay Road, Busselton, WA
Elegance Character and Charm with Beautiful Eagle Bay Views
Eagle Bay Discovery Cottage
Eagle Bay Discovery Cottage
Busselton, WA
Eagle Bay Discovery Cottage
Cosy Timber Holiday Home Boasting Stunning Bay Views
Cosy Timber Holiday Home Boasting Stunning Bay Views
Not Specified, Busselton, WA
Cosy Timber Holiday Home Boasting Stunning Bay Views
Family beach house with ocean views in Old Dunsborough
Family beach house with ocean views in Old Dunsborough
4 Norfolk St, Busselton, WA
Family beach house with ocean views in Old Dunsborough
Sport Stays South West
Sport Stays South West
22 Norfolk St, Busselton, WA
Sport Stays South West
Sea Views & Birdsong - Family Friendly
Sea Views & Birdsong - Family Friendly
6/26 Bird Cres, Busselton, WA
Sea Views & Birdsong - Family Friendly
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.