From Albany to Walpole about 120km away there are dozens of beautiful beaches - this is the so called Rainbow Coast!
Fifteen kilometers west of Denmark (direction Walpole) accessible from the South Coast Highway are the magical Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks beaches, which have been my favourites since I first travelled to the south coast of Western Australia.
Both beaches are sheltered by the rounded rock boulders and are side by side and ideal for snorkellers.
|Steps to Greens Pool|
|Giant rocks shaped like elephants at Elephant Rocks beach|
|My Dad between the boulders that give access to Elephant Rocks Beach|
Youngsters jumping from the rocks into the water at Elephant Rocks beach
|Road leading to Madfish Beach and Waterfall beach|
In front of Madfish Beach is Madfish Island, which is accessible in low tide, but it's apparently full of snakes! So a no go area!!
The waterfall at Waterfall beach runs into the sea, and apparently people use it to refresh themselves on hot days or just to wash away the salty water from their bodies after a swim.
All these beaches are surrounded by William Bay National park.
|Madfish Beach from above|
|Waterfall beach with the waterfall that runs into the sea|
Just 30km from Walpole is Peaceful Bay on the Southern Ocean. During Spring it's a popular area due to the wildflowers. With direct access to the beach is a camping park where we camped the first time we went south.
Nearby is Conspicuous Cliff. It's accessed via a boardwalk and a small stairway down to the sand.
Climbing over 60 steps to the top, there's a wonderful cliff top lookout with fantastic views of the beach and river that flows into the sea. The climb is worthwhile, with various benches along the way, with various views, making the climb easier. My Dad is almost 83 and he happily climbed with me!
|Conspicious Cliff - stairs down to the beach|
|My Dad at the top of Conspicuous cliff- views to one side of the beach|
|The little river running into the sea - view from the lookout|