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Shoalwater is a residential, mostly beach-front suburb located south of Rockingham and approx 40 kilometres south of Perth. South of Shoalwater is Safety Bay and Warnbro. Shoalwater is located on Shoalwater Bay, a relatively shallow bay off the Indian Ocean, which contains a number of islands including Bird Island, Gull Rock, Seal Island, Shag Rock and Penguin Island. The bay extends from Point Peron in the north to Mersey Point in the south


Shoalwater - Acadia Drive Bed and Breakfast

A fine looking building. This is a bed and breakfast on Acacia Drive. August 2010. Photos Ref: SWRB001


Shoalwater - Penguin Island South

The southern end of Penguin island viewed from Mersey Point, near the Wild Encounters jetty and restaurant on Acacia Avenue. August 2010. Photos Ref: SWRB002


Shoalwater - Penguin Island Centre

The middle section of Penguin Island. The jetty and a few buildings can be seen. Penguin Island is closed to public access during each winter, probably to give the wildlife a bit of a break. Island access commences mid-September. Ferries run each way about once an hour. Some hardy people actually walk across to the island on the sand bar but tides and water currents can make this hazardous. August 2010. Photos Ref: SWRB003


Shoalwater - Penguin Island North

The northern end of Penguin Island. You can see the cliffs with many birds perched up on them. August 2010. Photos Ref: SWRB004


Shoalwater - Bird Island

This is Bird Island, one of the many small islands and rocks in Shoalwater Bay and further south. This photo was taken from the southern side of Cape Peron. August 2010. Photos Ref: SWRB005


Shoalwater - Seal Island

Looking across Shoalwater Bay to Seal Island (centre) and Shag Rock (to the left). August 2010. Photos Ref: SWRB006


Shoalwater - Warnbro Sound

These eagles keep a seagull eye .. noooo .. these seagulls keep an eagle eye on the comings and goings around Warnbro Sound. August 2010. Photos Ref: SWRB007


Shoalwater - Wild Encounters

The Wild Encounters building at Mersey Point on Arcadia Drive. This is where you buy your ferry tickets to Penguin Island or dolphin cruises etc. There is a souvenir shop inside which is quite extensive. February 2012. Photos Ref: SWRB008


Shoalwater - Wind Surfing

From Shoalwater looking towards the southern end of Penguin Island and the open sea, a wind-surfer and passing boat help add colour to the picture. February 2012. Photos Ref: SWRB009


Shoalwater - Jetty

This is the jetty near Mersey Point from which the Penguin Island ferries leave - and we're on one now so this is looking back. You can glimpse the Wild Encounters building (to the left) and also a section of a block of rather nondescript apartments (with million dollar views) up behind. February 2012. Photos Ref: SWRB010

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