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Venue information

Mettams Pool is located off West Coast Drive, north of Trigg Beach and is a natural rock pool protected by a surrounding reef.

The pool is the perfect location for swimmers due to its calm water. It is the perfect location for a wedding ceremony.

Address

Mettams Pool

West Coast Drive between Lynn Street and Hamersley Street

North Beach WA 6020

Features
  • Toilets
Suitability
  • Wedding/occasion
  • Fitness/exercise
Capacity
  • Standing 100
Parking
  • Parking bays

Please note that parking cannot be guaranteed

It is less than two metres deep inside this naturally formed lagoon. A good range of fish species resides within the pool, particularly in the holes and crevices in the southern section. They include red-lip morwong, banded sweep, bullseyes, wrasse, schools of buffalo bream, sea mullet, tarwine and blowfish. Sand whiting and Australian herring can be seen in the open water.

You may also notice a few anemones growing within the pool, while cushion stars, abalone and other shellfish species hide in the rocky reef top. While the snorkelling inside the lagoon is easy, the surge can be strong on the outer edge of the reef. Beware of cobblers in the weed near the shore.

Mettams often makes a recommended snorkelling list and it’s for good reason. Just south of Hillary’s Boat Harbour, these limestone reefs house an array of different sea animals from zebra stripped morwong fish to the multi-coloured wrasse! What’s better is you don’t have to go out too far to see fish. The beach’s ring-shaped rock formation forms a two-meter-deep lagoon making this part of WA’s coastline easily accessible. However, the outer edge of the reef can occasionally bring strong surges and would be best suited to those who are regular snorkelers.

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