City of Bunbury

Back Beach Viewing Platform and Picnic Area, Bunbury


Summary
  • A beach viewing platform and picnic area about a kilometre from the Bunbury central business district
  • A wide, level concrete path connects the car park with the picnic area, viewing platform and the male and female accessible toilets
  • The path also travels along overlooking the beach
  • There are two accessible parking bays and male and female public accessible toilets on site
Back Beach Back Beach Back Beach
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Location (View Map)
Ocean Drive, Bunbury, WA 6230 Australia
Telephone
  • 08 9792 7000

Closest accessible parking
Back Beach Car Park, Bunbury
External access and entrance
  • The approach to the picnic area is via a wide level concrete path which travels from the parking bays, past the lookout, through and past the picnic area and onto the accessible toilets.
Approach Lookout steps Lookout ramp Lookout seating View Toilet block
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Walkways
  • A wide, level concrete path travels along the beach.
  • On approach to the picnic and barbeque area, the path has a section where it travels up a slope.  In this section it has a gradient ranging from 1:14 to 1:19.
Seating
  • There is a standard size wooden park bench without a back or armrest located along the path near the drink fountain and shower facilities.
Viewing Platform
  • There is a viewing platform overlooking the ocean.
  • Access is via a wooden flight of stairs with handrails on both sides. Steps do not have colour contrasted edges.
  • Alternatively, there is an 85cm wide wooden decking switchback ramp with handrails leading to the lookout. There is sand at the ramp entrance. The ramp has a landing at each regular change in direction and has a gradient ranging from 1:14 to 1:16.
  • There are two standard size wooden bench seats at the top of the lookout without armrests.
Beach Access
  • Access to the beach is via a path that has a limestone surface. It has sand covering it in some sections. The path has a gentle downward slope.
  • There are paths leading to the beach regularly along the main path which travels along the beach.
Picnic facilities
  • Picnic table is connected to the main path. 
  • Table has fixed standard size benches without arm or back rests. There are spaces at each end that may be suitable for wheelchairs.  There is a 70cm clearance.
  • Picnic table is semi sheltered, depending on the time of day, by a sail shade.
External access Picnic table Barbeque Shade sail
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Barbecues
  • There are two gas barbeques in the picnic area. They are located about 5 meters away from the picnic table on the same concrete pad. Barbeques are not sheltered.
  • The cooking surface is 93cm high and 4cm deep with controls at sitting height.
  • There is a 1 meter concrete path clearance between the barbeque and the grass.
Drinking fountain
  • A drinking fountain is located on the wide level concrete path at sitting height.
  • Two showers are located near the drink fountain with controls at sitting height.
Closest accessible toilet
Back Beach Male and Female Public Accessible Toilets, Bunbury

Information collected by: City of Bunbury

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.