North Mindarie Coastal Walk Trail
Starting from either the carpark on Rosslare Promenade in Mindarie or from the car park at Quinns Beach Surf Life Saving Club this path meanders along the coast for just over 1 km, taking about 15 minutes each way.
Heading north you get lovely views over the water to Quinns Beach and heading south you get views down the coast to Mindarie Harbour.
There are interpretive signs along the way......
and you can keep the kids busy scanning the QR codes or see if they can spot the osprey in the osprey nest!
If you want to walk a little further you can continue up the coast to Blue Vue Cafe. There is a playground here at Frederick Stubbs Park. If you go this far up make sure you check out the mosaic mural on the toilet block in the beach carpark! This mural is part of the Wanneroo Public Art Trail.
If you want to vary your walk you can head along the path one way and return along the sand on the beach. (Blue line on map below).
Alternatively you can do a loop walk diverting from the coastal path and heading either along Kinsale Drive and Seaham Way (paved) or along Duncannon Drive and through Kinsale Park (unpaved), emerging into the top end of Coopers Park which has paths winding down towards the lime kilns on Fairport Vista. (Orange and Yellow lines on map below). Take the time to head up the stairs to explore the lime kilns which are a little hidden from view. Did you know A.B. Facey, author of A Fortunate Life, spent time working at these kilns. NOTE: From Rosslare Park to Cooper's Kilns is uphill. From Cooper's Kilns to Rosslare Park is downhill!
If you want to combine your walk with a play at the beach you can enjoy the beaches at either end of the trail. There are also toilet facilities at each end.
Rosslare Beach, on the sheltered waters of Mindarie Harbour, has a small fenced playground, picnic benches and a small grassed area.
Quinns Beach is a longer beach, which is patrolled in season. There is ample parking here and you can stop for a snack or a meal at Portofinos Cafe.