Rottnest beach reopened after second shark sighting closure in two days

A popular family beach on Rottnest Island has been reopened after it was closed for the second day in a row due to a shark sighting.

The Basin was closed just after 10am on Wednesday morning following a sighting by the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter.

It is not known what species of shark was sighted by the chopper.

While the beach is largely protected by its reef, lifesavers still chose to close the popular family beach until the all clear was given.

The Basin was reopened just after 11am.

It's the second time in two days the beach was closed due to a shark sighting.

On Tuesday, Surf Lifesaving WA were forced to close the beach after a 3.5m unknown species shark was sighted at Parker Point about 500m offshore.

Over just a two hour time period on Wednesday morning, Surf Lifesaving WA reported four unknown 2.5m sharks off Thomson Bay, and a 2.5m tiger shark off Geordie Bay.

Over the last seven days, there has been seven reported shark sightings made to the SharkSmart website.

SharkSmart recorded these sightings in the last seven days.

SharkSmart recorded these sightings in the last seven days. Photo: SharkSmart

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