About 25km south of Fremantle and 53km south of Perth’s CBD, Safety Bay lies on the northern shores of Warnbro Sound and enjoys long stretches of some of the best and safest beaches in this part of WA, with long crescents of golden sand, generally gentle surf and clean, clear water.
Warnbro Sound falls within the Shoalwater Bay Marine Park and dolphins, seals - even fairy penguins and sea lions on nearby Penguin Island - all fall under its protection.
This is a popular holiday spot for Sandgropers who enjoy the sun and the sea, fishing, boating, sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Just up the road, at the southern end of Cockburn Sound, is the seaside resort of Rockingham. In its early days, Rockingham was a busy port for the timber industry. During World War II, troops were stationed along this part of the coast and Garden Island, just off Rockingham, was used by the Army, Navy and the famous commando 'Z Force'. Garden Island has now become HMAS Stirling, Australia's largest Fleet Base, which is capable of supporting half the Australian Navy's entire fleet.