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Mettams Pool Coastal Walk

This walk is about 2 km in length and takes 30 minutes each way. Parking is always at a premium along this stretch of coast so you can start your walk from anywhere and then backtrack as necessary. With lots of lovely places to dine or stop for a coffee this is a lovely relaxing weekend walk with superb views up and down the coast.

If you prefer a longer walk you can continue along the coastal path to Trigg or further to Scarborough or head inland at Trigg to explore some of the Trigg Bushland trails. You can also extend north to Watermans Bay, Marmion and on to Hillarys.

The northern most point of our walk was North Beach Jetty which juts out 22m over the sea providing an excellent location for fishing but also views of the sea percolating beneath the jetty.

The path then follows West Coast Drive south with views over North Beach until you get to Hamersley Pool, a reef-enclosed, tidal pool popular as a family swimming spot and also as a snorkelling location..

Between Hamersley Pool and Mettams Pool you will find the Centaur Memorial commemorating the iron brig Centaur which foundered on a reef 2 km out to sea in 1894. All nine crew and four passengers on board made it safely to shore on lifeboats, landing near what is now known as Hamersley Pool.

Mettams Pool is a natural rock pool protected by a surrounding reef. It's usually calm waters and 2 metre depth make it an ideal spot for swimming. A variety of marine plant and animal species close to shore make this a popular snorkelling and scuba diving spot as well.

There is also access for the disabled at the South Mettams Pool Pedestrian Ramp.

We turned around at Bennion Beach just to the north of Clarko Reserve at Trigg.

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In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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