The Three Bays Walkway is a 2.5km fully-sealed walkway which is found near Green Head; a small coastal town located 288km north of Perth. This walkway includes the sweeping South Bay, the picturesque Dynamite Bay, and the charming yet peaceful Anchorage Bay. It allows visitors to immerse themselves in the coastal landscape, experience its natural beauty and learn about the Aboriginal and European history of the area.
The coastline of this area sees the stunning Indian Ocean meet white limestone shorelines and the three separate coastal bays were created when an extraordinary limestone cliff escarpment approximately 2 kilometres long was eroded by the Indian Ocean.
Along the way, you're likely to spot a range of native wildlife both on the land and in the water, such as white-belled sea eagles, ospreys, sea lions and dolphins. From July - October, the walkway is scattered with stunning wildflowers.
The Walkway is located in Yued country, home to ancient midden sites and hunting grounds. The Yued people survived off the land of this area for thousands of years. It also formed an important environment for the livelihood of Traditional Owners. For thousands of years the Yued people have seasonally visited the three bays to hunt and collect fish, other marine life and access the natural foods and freshwater in the surrounding coastal vegetation.
During World War 2 the Australian Army was in the area for troop training and coastal surveillance for enemy seaborne activity. From the 1950’s cray fishing developed as an industry with Anchorage Bay providing a safe harbour for the fleet.
The southern half of the escarpment forms the northernmost section of the Jurien Bay Marine Park, emphasising the importance of this unique coastal environment in Western Australia.