Coastal walks and cycling trails

The City of Joondalup is privileged to have fantastic beaches, sunsets over the Indian ocean and many cycle paths that venture inland amongst nature reserves and for most of the 17 kilometres of pristine coastline.

Walk or cycle along the Sunset Coast

The Sunset Coast coastal path is an easy, half day family ride that runs from Marmion, south of Hillarys Boat Harbour to Burns Beach. Eleven interpretive signs along the path provide information on the native flora, fauna and history of the area.

The 14km trail encompasses Marmion Marine Park, a diving and snorkelling paradise, and Hillarys Boat Harbour with its cafes, shops, family friendly swimming beach and boats. Take the trail north to Burns Beach and weave through a natural coastline of bushland, alternating with fabulous coastal views.

Fishing areas, swimming beaches, lookouts, toilets, pubs, cafes, restaurants, kiosks and shops, can all be seen along this trail or alternatively via a nice drive all the way up the coast. Along the path flowering native plants, and animals such as the slow moving “bobtail” lizards and the tiny blue fairy wrens can often be spotted.

Whilst the trail can be started at either end, and accessed from any point, the official start is in the suburb of Marmion. 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 north easier than riding south.

For more information visit Trails WA.

Discover Joondalup’s best hidden secret

Walk or cycle around Lake Joondalup and enjoy the beauty of Perth’s metropolitan bushland in Yellagonga Regional Park.

The 16km Lake Joondalup circuit is a well-developed family friendly path starting from the historic site of Neil Hawkins Park, situated only a short stroll away from the Joondalup City Centre.

Make your way around the lake and enjoy the magnificent flora and local wildlife including kangaroos, long-necked turtles, and a variety of birds. The circuit takes you through magnificent panoramic lake views as well as various children’s playgrounds, picnic spots, and a boardwalk and lookout.

Yellagonga Regional Park is easily accessible by car and public transport. It is serviced by five train stations on the Joondalup line: Greenwood, Edgewater, Currambine, Joondalup and Whitfords.