Put things in perspective with a short walk to the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs. Massive views, a wild ocean and burnt orange cliffs are your reward for finding this slightly hidden gem.


Highlights

  • Incredible views of the coastline
  • Coastal bush/farmland walk
  • Beautiful variety of wildflowers
  • Opportunity to abseil

The Lowdown

The nondescript Wilyabrup Road branches off Caves Road and heads towards the coast. It winds through droopy peppermint trees and eventually turns into a gravel road. The car park for the cliffs is difficult to recognise on your first visit as the road passes through it without so much as a sign.

Stunning Views and Salty Air at Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs // Margaret River (WA) Cedric and Melody Tang beach, ocean, drone

You can recognise it by a clearing, and a fence to the left which has a wooden climbing frame to help you get over. On the other side of the fence is a little information sign which should reassure you that you’re on the right track to Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs.

A dirt track winds down through a luscious valley of lilies and then up through farmland. You might have to dodge some giant animal (cow?) droppings on the path, so don’t spend all your time looking up at the sparkling blue line of ocean in the distance! Over one more fence, the final stretch of the walk is through tall coastal shrubs that smell like the sea.

Wilybrup Sea Cliffs

The cliffs themselves are dramatically orange, even more so if you go during sunset. There’s a clear view of the coastline which appears misty with the spray. The waves can be quite wild, and you’re likely to get buffeted by wind. When we visit, we always feel quite reduced and insignificant next to the size of the cliffs and the power of the ocean.

If you fancy a bit more of a walk, we recommend heading down the track that leads you to a lonely beach at the base of the cliffs. But if you want a bit more of a heart-pumping experience, you can abseil down! The famous and beautiful Cape to Cape hike runs on top of the cliffs, if you’re wanting a longer or overnight walk.

Stunning Views and Salty Air at Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs // Margaret River (WA) Cedric and Melody Tang beach, ocean, cliff

Essential Gear

  • Enclosed shoes
  • Windproof jacket
  • Sun protection

How To Get There

Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs are down the picturesque Wilyabrup Road. Find the turn off on Caves Road between Yallingup and Gracetown.

Activities

  • Bush/beach walking
  • Abseiling/Rock climbing
  • Wildflower spotting
  • Photography

Skill Level

Beginner — the walk from the carpark to the cliffs is easy, although it does require climbing over 2 fences with the help of a wooden step. Descending to the beach from the cliffs is steep in parts.

Advanced — abseiling or rock climbing is possible at these cliffs.

Distance / Elevation Gained / Duration

About 1 km or 20 minutes from carpark to top of cliffs/Cliffs are 30-40m high

 


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