Learning about beaches
The City is home to an amazing coastline stretching for 17kms between Marmion and Burns Beach including sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, coastal vegetation and the marine environment.
A diversity of marine animals including migratory birds, whales and sea lions live in the waters of the Indian Ocean. Other wildlife like the Echidna, Quenda and many reptile species also occur in the nearby land environment adjacent to the shore. The dune environment within the City includes important vegetation ranging from Spinifex grasslands, to coastal shrublands and upper storey trees such as eucalypts.
To learn more about the City’s coast:
- Take a walk along the coastal pathway from Burns Beach to Marmion Beach and explore the interpretive signage along the way highlighting the local flora, fauna and history of the area
- Volunteer with your local Natural Area Friends Group
- Read the Birds of the City of Joondalup brochure to learn about local bird species
- Have a read of Plants and People of Mooro Country to discover more about local flora species used by the Noongar people
- Visit the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions website to learn more about the Marmion Marine Park
- Visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website to learn more about recreational fishing and boating
- Find out more about the Adopt a Coastline program, targeted to primary school students in Years 4-6
- Check out MarineWATERs website for educational resources and the Tangaroa Blue Australian Marine Debris Initiative.