At Quinns-Rocks beach often the best time to swim is early to late morning. In the early afternoon the South west wind often comes in at 15 to 20 knots. Conditions can become rough and present a challenge to swimmers. If unsure of your swimming ability and conditions please ask our friendly lifesavers for advice.

Although there is no significant surf at Quinns-Rocks beach there is:

   At times a significant shore break

   An undertow in rough conditions

   A drop-off not far from the water’s edge

   A long-shore current

Be aware of body surfing or catching the shore break, which has the potential to cause skin abrasions and/or back and neck injuries.


Our beach is patrolled by volunteers from our Club on weekends from October through to April, including Public Holidays. During the Summer months the City of Wanneroo hires Lifeguards to patrol the beach during the week.

  Fixed Patrols:

Our beach has a swimmer protection barrier within which a flagged area is maintained for swimmers. We also monitor the entire swimmer protection barrier from our observation tower.

 Mobile Patrols:

We use canaams, an inflatable rescue boat (IRB), jet ski and drones to monitor swimmer activity along the coast from the Mindarie marina to the Quinns Rocks dog beach.


While you're downloading our Beach Safe Brochure check out this cool video of our safety barrier being installed by a helicopter.