SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Travelling with my overseas visitors - Beautiful southern beaches

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
You can either take the short walk around from Greens Pool to Elephant Rocks Pool, or otherwise walk over the rocky area. To access the beach at Elephant Rocks, you have to go down a flight of steps and then through a very narrow passage between two boulders and reach the calmest waters.

My Dad between the boulders that give access to Elephant Rocks Beach


Youngsters jumping from the rocks into the water at Elephant Rocks beach
A short drive away accessed via a bitumen road are Madfish Beach and Waterfall beach right next to each other.

Road leading to Madfish Beach and Waterfall beach
Barely visible at the end of the rocky formation on the photo above is a windfarm which was also visible from Ocean Beach in Denmark.
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
Madfish beach
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
 I hope you enjoyed visiting the various beautiful beaches and hopefully I enticed you to visit our wonderful South West.

18 comments:

  1. Hmmm, blogger deleted my comment I guess?
    Just said, we sadly missed out on this in '99, have taken another route from Albany, not knowing of these beauties.
    But thanks to your blog I know where to go next time :-)
    Your Dad sure "rocks"!
    Love your new background-picture!

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    1. What a pity, this is a beautiful coast, next time Iris. My Dad is very fit and healthy at his age, certainly very energetic still.

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  2. Lindas praias e paisagens!

    Adoraria fazer este passeio! Que maravilha!

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    1. Quem sabe um dia vem até cá e visita todos estes belos locais.

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  3. The scenery is amazing, Sami! Very beautiful.

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  4. Dearest Sami,
    That for sure was a very meaningful excursion to natural beaches in their full beauty.
    Looking at your Dad I think about my parents that also enjoyed a world away from their home. All humans love to explore and meet new things and isn't it great for having a daughter guiding them?!
    Mom came here four times and today she's one year in heaven...
    Enjoy the moments because life has not eternity!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thanks Mariette, I was glad I was able to show them around to experience beautiful things that I also love to see. Good memories for them and for me! A big hug to you Mariette on this sad anniversary.

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  5. Omg you guys have the BEST place names!

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    1. Thanks for your visit Scar. I suppose names can also be suggestive.

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  6. What a wonderful trip to the beaches. So nice you can join this with your family and show them the beauties of Australia.

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    1. Thanks Marianne. I tried my best to show them what I love most in our corner of Australia.

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  7. Sami honestly your mum and dad must have just looooved this trip, what memories for them to take back with them. The beaches down that way are sublime. The elephant rocks are amazing, they really do look like slumbering efelants :)Beautiful series of shots form your trip, have really enjoyed.

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    1. I tried my best to show them the best Grace! I didn't get time to show them all I would love to show, but they were more than happy with what they saw. My parents said they would have been happy just sitting in the back yard and relaxing...but I think they could do that at home! I agree the southern beaches are just sensational!

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  8. wow, what beautiful beaches, and I love the calmer areas where you can snorkel. elephant rocks too! that is awesome. Some more places to put on the bucket list - sigh!

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    1. Thanks Gill. There are so many beautiful things to see around the world...we just need plenty of money and time.

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  9. Wonderful photos Sami! Unfortunately, I rarely get to that stretch of coast but your post has inspired me to make more effort to do so!

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    1. We usually go down south once a year, I really love that area and even though I'm not much of a beach person, at that time I find the beach very relaxing.

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