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Two Rocks

An aptly named small town north of Yanchep and about 54 kilometres up the coast from Perth. Despite the distance from Perth, this area is growing, probably the locality is attracting investors and retirees. Two Rocks has unique rock formations off the coast and is popular with city day-trippers. Many streets in the area are named after yachts that partook in America's Cup Challenges. Two Rocks at present is right on the outer periphery of metropolitan Perth


 
 
   
 
 

Two Rocks - The Rocks

The two rocks which sit off the beach are probably remnants of an ancient coast line. Over the millennia, the waves and winds have eaten away all the softer rock and sand, leaving these formations behind. Here is the larger of the two rocks viewed side-on from the north. September 2009. Photos Ref: TWOR001

 

Two Rocks - The Rocks

Again, the larger of the rocks this time looking directly onto it from the beach, from the east. September 2009. Photos Ref: TWOR002

 

Two Rocks - The Rocks

Another view of the larger rock this time showing a little more light. September 2009. Photos Ref: TWOR003

 

Two Rocks - The Rocks

From the north rock to the south rock. The south rock over there is considerably smaller but nonetheless still quite spectacular. September 2009. Photos Ref: TWOR004

 

Two Rocks - Fishing

A fisherman braves the westerly wind and a few teenagers are over there (close to the small rock) swimming in the sea. This is looking south from near the larger rock. August 2011. Photos Ref: TWOR005

 

Two Rocks - The Small Rock

The smaller of the two rocks. This one is about 500-600 metres south of the bigger one. A lucky time to be here as the tide was right out so it was accessible by foot. August 2011. Photos Ref: TWOR006

 

Two Rocks - Tavern

A view across the safe-harbour, taken from on the groyne near the larger rock. Visible is the tavern and surrounding buildings. August 2011. Photos Ref: TWOR007

 

Two Rocks - Tavern

The local Tavern perched high on this hill over-looking the boat pens and the ocean. September 2009. Photos Ref: TWOR008

 

Two Rocks - Neptune

King Neptune keeps a watch over all the comings and goings around Two Rocks. This statue was a part of the Atlantis Marine Park which operated here in the period 1981 to 1990. Neptune seems to be the only surviving park artefact. January 2011. Photos Ref: TWOR009

 

Two Rocks - Oscars Restaurant

Oscar and Sons Cafe and Restaurant sits at the west end of the Two Rocks shopping centre. The shopping centre extends off to the left. February 2012. Photos Ref: TWOR010

 

Two Rocks - Marina

Looking down from the shopping area is a view of the marina and facilities for dry docking vessels for hull repairs and coatings. February 2012. Photos Ref: TWOR011

 

Two Rocks - Leeman's Boat Landing

Slightly to the south of town and along the beach. In 1658, the first officer of the Waeckende Boey, Abraham Leeman van Santwits landed here with his boat party in search of survivors of the wrecked vessel Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon). February 2012. Photos Ref: TWOR012

 

Two Rocks - Sea Rescue Old Building

This old structure is of rather curious design and was once part of the Two Rocks Sea Rescue Group. It's unused now and sits up above and behind their new premises. January 2014. Photos Ref: TWOR013


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