Tagon Coastal Trail
  • Length: 14km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Western end of Yokinup Bay

  • End: Western end of Yokinup Bay

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Cape Arid National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 125km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -33.85681568

  • Longitude: 123.0144799

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Tagon Coastal Trail is a 14km, grade 4 Return hike located in Cape Arid National Park Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.


Tagon Coastal Trail is a 14 kilometre return moderately difficult walk in Cape Arid National Park. The Tagon Coastal Trail winds through coastal heath and across rocky headlands, providing excellent vantage points for whale watching.

Tagon Coastal Trail starts at the eastern end of Yokinup Bay at the mouth of the Thomas River. Depending on the time of year and if the river is broken through to the ocean, walkers may have to wade through the river to access the start of the walk from the Picnic Area Car Park. A great location to spot a number of different Bird species including Hooded Plovers, Crested Terns and Oyster Catchers. The trail offers spectacular views of the coastline and a great vantage point for watching migatory whales (July- October). The walk takes you up a moderately steep incline over exposed granite around a number of headlands traversing through coastal heath where emus can be spotted. The trail can be sandy with granite outcrops to cross and is unmarked apart from where the vegetation has been trimmed to delineate the path or the occasional wooden marker peg across the granite outcrop. Where the trail follows the beach it is unmarked and walkers should follow the tide line. Walk trail surface consists of natural pavements made up of rock material including exposed granite, gravel and beach sand. Some parts of the track may be eroded after heavy rain.  


Start Point: Western end of Yokinup Bay, Cape Arid National Park 125km (1.5 hours) east of Esperance

End Point: Western end of Yokinup Bay, Cape Arid National Park 125km (1.5 hours) east of Esperance

Region: Cape Arid National Park, Golden Outback

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.