Where we are

Of Rottnest's more than 60 beaches, Pinky Beach is one of the most popular locations for wedding ceremonies and photo shoots. The beach is within walking distance of the main Thompson Bay settlement, right next to the Bathurst Lighthouse.

The Bathurst Lighthouse is one of two lighthouses on the Island, and the only one adjacent to a beach. It was constructed in 1899 following the wreck of a ship in 1899. It’s what makes this location a bit special and gives plenty of opportunities for some great photographs.

From the viewing area surrounding the base of the lighthouse one can look back over the main settlement and down onto Pink Beach. A wooden staircase connects the lighthouse with the beach and brides often use it as their entry point onto the beach when having their ceremony there.

All ceremonies or even wedding photography on Rottnest require a permit. The processing of your permit will allow the Rottnest Island Authority to inform you of any other activities planned for the locations that you have chosen. You’ll need to submit your Function Application Form and Flora Application Form at least three months prior to your wedding to allow approval to be granted.

The gallery includes images from Trish Woodford Photography.

Bride’s Review

Anne-Marie & Rob tied the knot here (2017), and said:

“The lighthouse was an unreal backdrop for our photographs, both the lighthouse itself and the surrounding scenic views of Pinky Beach and across the waters to the mainland.”