The Basin, Rottnest Island

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  • If you're looking for a nice place to lay out on the beach and swim the Basin is definitely that - although it's the closest place to Thomson Bay (where the boats come in) it hasn't ever in my experie...  more »
  • The Basin is a lovely beach for all ages. But being so close to Thompson bay it's also quite busy. However gorgeous water and stunning colours.  more »
  • Fine, shallow water, good snorkelling with not too far to 'travel' to find grassy fish shelters. Depending on the wind, it's fairly sheltered...  more »
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  • Great relaxing small beach with clear water and awesome snorkeling. There is an outdoor shower (cold water), foot wash and tap. A small change room with toilets. The main drawback is the lack of shade in summer. There are two undercover tables which are great if you can get them! You can walk along the beach towards the lighthouse over the dunes to the next beach along.
  • A great place for swimming or snorkelling. Clear water and soft sand. Not too far a walk from the main visitor's area.
  • Good to cool off after a day riding around rotto. Close by to town for an easy ride. Not really a spot to snorkel more just to swim
  • Great place for a breathtaking view of the Indian ocean. Also snorkelling and swimming is enjoyable here due to its short travel time to town
  • Very popular swim spot for tourists and you can see why.
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