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Trail StartGet directions
Marmion Marine Park, West Coast Drive, 16km (20 mins) from Perth
Trail EndGet directions
Burns Beach, Ocean Parade
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About Ride the Sunset Coast- Marmion to Burns Beach
Located on the west coast, Perth is privileged to have fantastic beaches, sunsets over the Indian ocean and a cycle way that ventures for many kilometres along the coast. Eleven interpretive signs along this section provide information on the native flora, fauna and history of the area.
Marmion Marine Park is a nice area for snorkelling in summer. Just north is Hillarys Boat Harbour with its cafes, shops, family friendly swimming beach and boats. From here, the trail north to Burns Beach weaves through a natural coastline of scrub, alternating with fabulous coastal views.
Fishing areas, swimming beaches, lookouts, toilets, pubs, kiosks and stores, can all be seen along this trail or alternatively via a nice drive all the way up the coast. Trail markers along the route provide distances to the next section. Please note that at many times of the year the prevailing wind makes riding south more difficult than riding north (for example, if you are riding the trail from Burns Beach to Marmion).
Whilst the trail can be started at either end, and accessed from any point, the official start is located in the suburb of Marmion, approximately 20 minutes drive west of the city.
Bike hire is available in Scarborough, which is six kilometres south of Marmion.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Time depends on individual itinerary
14km one way
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Hazards & WarningsTrail can be very busy in the morning, late afternoon and weekends. Bikes should yield to pedestrians, and watch out for dogs. Use your bell
FacilitiesBike hire available in Scarborough, which is 6km south of Marmion
- Access with assistance for the Disabled
- BBQ Facilities
- Bicycle Path
- Bicycle Rack
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
Best time of year
Road or Bus. 16km (20 minutes) west of Perth
Prohibited ItemsDogs on lead permitted
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Hillarys Boat HarbourStop for a swim and a meal
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