Swimming, snorkelling and diving

Swimming

The City of Rockingham is renowned for its safe, calm, shallow-water swimming and sandy beaches. Some of the best beaches in the area include Rockingham Beach, Palm Beach, Safety Bay, Shoalwater, Warnbro and Port Kennedy and Waikiki Foreshore.

Secret Harbour beach is patrolled weekends and public holidays from October through to the end of March. From the start of December through to the end of January it is patrolled on weekdays by a professional lifeguard. Swim between the flags, and if you are unsure of your ability, do not swim alone.

The Aqua Jetty at Warnbro has a 50m heated outdoor pool, a heated 25m indoor pool and a lagoon style fun pool for young children, along with a fully enclosed waterslide. For opening times, contact the City of Rockingham on (08) 9528 0333 or Aqua Jetty on (08) 9593 9999.

Rockingham Aquatic Centre  on Council Ave has a 50m outdoor pool and often has inflatable play equipment for children. For opening times, contact the City of Rockingham on (08) 9528 0333.

 See also: At the beach


Snorkelling and diving

Rockingham has over 40km of magnificent open water to explore with scuba diving or snorkelling for all ages and levels of ability.
 
The Saxon Ranger Dive Wreck is located offshore in Warnbro Sound within the boundaries of the Shoalwater Island Marine Park and is part of the West Coast Dive Park. The wreck can be reached by boat via Bent St Boat launching facility, Carlisle St boat ramp, Donald Drive boat ramp and Port Kennedy boat launching facility. GPS Coordinates identifying the wreck location are available on the marine signage boards at all boat launching facilities adjacent to Warnbro Sound.
 
You must purchase a recreational dive permit to dive the Saxon Ranger. The permit cost is based on a vessel carrying up to four divers at a time with a two hour time limit on the moorings. The permit must be displayed on the vessel and is available from the Rockingham Visitor Centre and local dive shops.
 
The Churchill Park Dive Trail is located 50m offshore from the Rockingham Foreshore and is easily accessed via Flinders Lane car park. The trail has a collection of small wrecks, small airplanes and children’s playground equipment.
 
Point Peron offers some of the best snorkelling in the region off a limestone headland dotted with reefs, caves and swim through in crystal clear water.