The City of Rockingham contains some of the finest coastline and parks in Perth’s metropolitan area. This was confirmed when Rockingham Beach won the 2010 WA Clean Beaches Award which is judged on the level of beach and foreshore maintenance and cleanliness, the quality and accessibility of beachside amenities and adaptability to growing environmental changes.
Rockingham Beach also won the Water Conservation and the Heritage and Culture category awards at the 2010/2011 National Clean Beaches Awards, and was runner up in the Energy Innovation and the Environmental Innovation and Protection categories.
You will find the following major beaches along the City’s 29 kilometres of coastline:
- Rockingham Beach
- Palm Beach
- Mangles Bay
- Waikiki Beach
- Warnbro Beach
- Secret Harbour Beach
- Golden Bay Beach
- Singleton Beach
Beach Emergency Number Signage (BEN)
The Beach Emergency Numbers (BEN) system – named in honour of fatal shark bite victim Ben Gerring – is a coding system that aims to improve emergency response times by installing signs with unique codes at public beach access points.
These signs provide specific location information, vital when emergency services are deployed in the event of any beach emergencies including a shark sighting, attack or other emergencies. In the event of an emergency, the BEN signs are designed help to decrease the response time by pinpointing strategic locations for responders. Callers should quote the BEN sign number and any extra location details displayed on the map.
The signs will form part of the State's emergency signage network which spans from Geraldton to Esperance. In the Rockingham mainland area, there are 67 signs being installed, plus 14 on Garden Island.
An up-to-date interactive map of BEN signs and other useful functions can be found on the Sharksmart shark activity page (use the drop down menu on the left and select the BEN icon). Alternatively, a printable map of all LGA signs is available on the Sharksmart website. (Rockingham maps expected to be available by the end of July 2019).
View the latest reported sightings and tagged shark detections before you hit the beach.
Help keep everyone safe. Report shark sightings to Water Police on 9442 8600.