Directions - Located on the northern beaches of Perth, Mettams Pool is located along the popular stretch of West Coast Drive between Scarborough and Hillarys. From West Coast Highway take Karrinup Road west until you reach the coast. Turn right onto West Coast Drive and look for the black Mettams Pool signs on the left. The best parking spot is the car park north of the reef. From there you can walk along the footpath to the walkway/stairs leading down to the beach.
The Snorkel - Summer in Perth means hot days, warm nights, morning easterlies and endless opportunities to get out and explore the limestone reefs just the many fantastic beaches. Having visited a few places around Perth and Rottnest over the past couple of summers, my to-do list of snorkel spots is continuing to grow. Top of that list is the popular Mettams Pool as I was intrigued by the tales of swim throughs, caves and excellent marine life in the area. The spot has an interesting history to say the least with the limestone reef being blown up and carved out because a man called Frank Mettam thought the Perth coastline lacked a number of decent beaches (read more about it here).